Welcome to December! Before you know it, it will be time for another Fantasy Faire. It won’t be too long before Fantasy Faire Radio (FFR) will be switching its focus to preparing for those weeks in late Spring that unite us in a common purpose.
There are still a couple of months, and FFR still has a few off-season tricks up its collective sleeves. This month we’ll be visiting The Dickens Project in SL, a winter holiday tradition produced by FFR sponsor, Seanchai Library.
“Dickens? Fantasy?,” you say. “Bah, Humbug!,” we say. A Christmas Carol has much that is fantastical: supernatural phenomena, time travel, magical flight, ghosts! Dickens could have hardly made it more of a fantasy if he’d thrown in a pack of caroling lycans decked out in garlands of mistletoe.
“I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their house pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.”
~ from the Preface to A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
Photos from Fantasy Faire by Wildstar Beaumont; photos of Garden of Dreams by Saffia Widdershins
At 5pm SLT today, Friday 22nd November, the Company of Faire Folk are invited to meet at Little Trollhaugen as a launching pad.
From there we will ride out (or walk) and explore The Garden of Dreams, the beautiful region, created by Kayle Matzerath and Kilik Lekvoda. You may find hints of past Fantasy Faires, reaching back as far as Shifting Sands, created by Kayle in 2012.
The Faire Folk will ride out again at the more Euro-friendly time of 2pm on Sunday 24th November.