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Election Special! The state of the polls – Saturday am

In sensational news from the polls for the election of the King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire, Severus Snape has overtaken Willie Wonka !

Yesterday Willie Wonka was strongly in the lead. But now, Severus Snape has surged ahead!

In the race for Queen, Margo Hanson has consolidated her lead over Princess Leia Organa.

In the race for Chancellor, Hedwig and the White Rabbit are closing the gap on Rhiow the cat (who has gained NO votes since yesterday). Has the cat lost his momentum? We’ll find out tomorrow when the results are announced during the Live Auction.

Who will win? Only YOU and your Lindens (I mean votes!) can decide.

Continue reading Election Special! The state of the polls – Saturday am

Election Special! The state of the polls – Friday am

In the elections for King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy, things are starting to heat up, with the competition tightening particularly in the race to be Queen.

As I write this, a mere FIVE Lindens (oops, I mean votes) stands between Princess Leia Organa and Margo Hanson.

And in the race for Chancellor, Rhiow the cat is being hotly pursued by Hedwig the owl and, a late starter, the White Rabbit. We’re expecting some fur and feathers to fly there!

Willie Wonka still holds onto his lead in the race for King but Severus Snape (who many of you may remember was pipped at the post last year by The Goblin King) is starting to put in a strong showing.

Who will win? Only YOU and your Lindens (I mean votes!) can decide.

The Election Board in Kakushi Pasu
The Election Board in Kakushi Pasu

How do I vote?
We are quite open about this – at Fantasy Faire you BUY votes to ensure your favourites are chosen. The difference in our election is that all the money raised goes to Relay for Life!

Then the winners will be announced at the end of the Live Auction on April 30th.

You will find the election board at in Kakushi Pasu.

You simply choose the box by the image of the candidate YOU want to support … and start buying votes!

Here is the full list of nominees for the position of King, Queen and Chancellor

Nominated for King of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for King of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for Queen of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for Queen of Fantasy Faire

chancellor nominees

Don’t delay! Remember our motto – Vote Early, Vote Often!

 

Your Chance to Vote for the King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire!

The Election Board in Kakushi Pasu
The Election Board in Kakushi Pasu

Your nominations have all come in, and, based on your choices of suitable candidates, the Elections for King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire 2017 are now underway!

How does this work?

We are quite open about this – at Fantasy Faire you BUY votes to ensure your favourites are chosen. The difference in our election is that all the money raised goes to Relay for Life!

Then the winners will be announced at the end of the Live Auction on April 30th.

You will find the election board at in Kakushi Pasu.

You simply choose the box by the image of the candidate YOU want to support … and start buying votes!

As of Thursday morning, the leaderboard looks like this:

LeaderBoard: Thursday Morning
LeaderBoard: Thursday Morning

Here is the full list of nominees for the position of King, Queen and Chancellor

Nominated for King of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for King of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for Queen of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for Queen of Fantasy Faire

chancellor nominees

Don’t delay! Remember our motto – Vote Early, Vote Often!

Vote for the King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire 2017!

It’s now a month to go before the start of this year’s Fantasy Faire – so if you are looking for ways to fill the time, perhaps you can begin to think who you would like to nominate for the positions of King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire!

The King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire in 2016!
The King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire in 2016!

Last Year’s King – The Goblin King – together with Queen October Daye and their esteemed Chancellor, The Last Unicorn, have laid down the insignia of their high office so we have …

The election of this year’s King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire!

When it comes to Fantasy, we all have our favorite characters. Some may be good – Gandalf or Harry Potter, Belle or Menolly. Or maybe we love the dark side – Maleficent or Steerpike. Or maybe we enjoy the conflicted – Jamie Lannister or Mrs Coulter.

Whoever is your favorite, you have a chance to nominate them and perhaps see them crowned as King and Queen of Fantasy Faire at the fabulous Fantasy Faire Ball!

What do I do?
First of all, use the form below to nominate your favorite male and female characters.

THE NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE AT 12 MIDNIGHT AT THE END OF SATURDAY 22nd APRIL.

We will choose the top five male and female characters, and there will be a final vote-off during the Faire itself.

Then the winners will be announced at the April Showers Costume Ball on April 30th.

So who will it be? Corwin or Aragorn? Arya Stark or Nanny Ogg? Tyrion or Frodo? The White Witch or Agatha Heterodyne?

Nominate your favorites today!

But what about your favorite non-human (or human type) characters? Don’t they get a chance too?

Of course they do! There’s an election for Chancellor – and this is for your favorite character who has no elements of human appearance. This means that Ariel (mermaid) and Mr Tumnus (faun) could be King and Queen, but Archimedes (the owl, not the scientist) would be nominated for Chancellor.

So will your Chancellor be Teremaire or Ratty (or Mole, Toad or Badger)? Will it be Reepicheep or Pegasus?

NB Characters should be chosen from works of fantasy which can be written or graphical texts or films, TV or radio shows. We want to be broadly inclusive of genres – thus fairytales, high fantasy, steampunk, urban fantasy, vampire sagas (and others) will all be classified as fantasy.

The King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire in 2015!
The King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire in 2015!

Please note – last year’s winners, The Goblin King, Queen October Daye and The Last Unicorn, and the winners from 2015, Lord Vetinari, Granny Weatherwax and Greebo the cat, all from the works of Terry Pratchett, are NOT eligible for election this year.

 

King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire 2016

The polls have closed, the votes have been counted and at the Masquerade Ball on May the 1st, the new King, Queen and Chancellor for 2016 were chosen.

King

FF KQC GoblinKing copy

As played by the late, great David Bowie in the movie Labyrinth. The film revolves around 15-year-old Sarah’s (Jennifer Connelly) quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, who has been kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie)

But, actually, some of you may also have thought of the stunning debut novel by Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor, which I cannot recommend too highly. Published in 2014, it received the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel and was nominated for the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy Awards. It tells the story of Maia, a young man of mixed Elven and Goblin heritage, who unexpectedly becomes Emperor of the Elflands, and has to contend with the court’s Byzantine power structure as well as racial and social tension in his realm.

Queen

FF KQC TobyDaye copy

This choice surprised some people who are unfamiliar with the novels of Seanan McGuire, but the October Daye series is a very popular one in the modern urban fantasy genre. Beginning in 2009 with Rosemary and Rue, there are now nine novels published.

At the start of the series, October “Toby” Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the Faerie world, retreating to a “normal” life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world has other ideas…

Chancellor

FF KQC LastUnicorn copy

This character comes from one of the most loved fantasy novels of all time. The Last Unicorn is a fantasy novel written by Peter S. Beagle and published in 1968. It follows the tale of a unicorn, who believes she is the last of her kind in the world and undertakes a quest to discover what has happened to the others.

In 1987, Locus ranked The Last Unicorn number five among the 33 “All-Time Best Fantasy Novels”, based on a poll of subscribers.

Voting for the King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire: Who’s winning?

Report as of 12 noon Friday, 29th April

And in news from the Fairelands very own elections … here are the current standing in the contest for King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire:

Bear in mind that these are the results of the very earliest primaries; all is still to play for!

King

FF KQC Snape copy

In the lead at the moment is the perhaps surprising figure of Severus Snape with 1,450 Lind … we mean votes.

In second place, is the Goblin King with 1,010 votes.

These two lead the field by a considerable margin.

 FF KQC GoblinKing copy  FF KQC Tyrion copy

In third place is Tyrion Lannister with 250 votes.

 FF KQC Oberon copy  FF KQC MadHatter copy

He is trailed by Oberon with 150 votes, and The Mad Hatter with 100 votes.

Remember – there is still time for these positions to shift radically!

Queen

In the contest for Queen of Fantasy Faire, we have a slightly surprising leader.

FF KQC TobyDaye copy

Beating out more traditional candidates with 600 votes is the brooding but hugely talented October (Toby) Daye, the heroine of Seanan McGuire‘s October Day series.

 FF KQC Maleficent copy  FF KQC Galadriel copy

Her nearest rival is Maleficent with 401 votes, followed by Galadriel with 206.

 FF KQC Titania copy  FF KQC FirionaVie copy

Titania and Firiona Vie are currently bringing up the rear with 100 votes and 50 votes respectively.

Chancellor

FF KQC LastUnicorn copy

This competition sees the clearest margin of all at the moment. Charging into the lead is The Last Unicorn with 2,000 votes.

FF 2016 KQC Krosp copy

Closest to that impressive score is Krosp, Emperor of All Cats with 850 votes

The other three candidates are trailing by some margin. The Cheshire Cat has 157 votes, K9 (the mechanical dog from Dr Who) has 56 votes, and Mrs Norris, the cat who was so mean to Harry Potter and his friends, has just 20 votes.

 FF KQC CheshireCat small  FF KQC K9 small
 FF KQC Mrs Norris small

But everything could change in the next two days … and it’s all down to YOU.

How do I vote?
RFL kiosks have been set up in the name of each candidate at the Landing Point in Sapphire Mirror Lake. To register a vote, simply pay the kiosk dedicated to your particular candidate. You can pay as much or as little as you want but … the more you pay, the more chance your candidate has of becoming King, Queen or Chancellor.

In the Fairelands, you see, you CAN buy votes, and we’re quite unapologetic about it!

That’s because every Linden that goes into the kiosks for the candidates then goes straight to the American Cancer Society.

When is the deadline?
Voting will close at 5pm SLT on Sunday 1st May (half-way through the fabulous Masquerade Ball. Results will be announced LIVE at the Ball, and posted to the blog soon after.

Do … remember what they say …

Vote early and vote often for the King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire!

So much Faire, so little time!

This weekend is the last weekend the Faire is inworld, after the weekend it will be gone…the 11 and a half months of me feeling homeless will begin.
BUT! No sadness. Nope! There is still this whole weekend to enjoy the Faire to it fullest and contribute to Relay For Life, if you want.

I, for one, will keep living on the Fairelands till they disappear and have fun doing so!

The past week I discovered I like being a Mermaid, I’ve met wonderful people, seen shows that were amazing and  I have ordered a real-life Fantasy Faire pendant!

[Give me the night], I'll give you the morning in return
@ Poseidons Abbys

You can too, just like me, take a bit of the Faire with you! Keeping it close  till next year, either by buying the Odyssey or Spires of Andolys builds, the wonderful RL- pendant or participate or buy the FF  Calendar.

Fantasy Faire 2015 - Odyssey - V
The waterhorse from Meadowworks, here shown at Odyssey, but a special version is up in the silent auction!

I am thrilled to see how much the Faire has raised for RFL, after all..that is what it is all about.

Please have a look at the Silent Auction, – ending today at 5PM SLT,  a perfect way to obtain a special piece of this year’s Fantasy Faire.

Fantasy Faire 2015 - Butterfly Strong - I
“RFL Butterfly Strong”  a lovely performance by JenzZa Misfit, at Poseidon’s Abyss

Please support RFL and most of all:  ENJOY AND CELEBRATE LIFE. For us, for those we lost, for those who start life, for all of us.

Happy Faire weekend to all of you <3!