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!
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.
In third place is Tyrion Lannister with 250 votes.
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!
In the contest for Queen of Fantasy Faire, we have a slightly surprising leader.
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.
Her nearest rival is Maleficent with 401 votes, followed by Galadriel with 206.
Titania and Firiona Vie are currently bringing up the rear with 100 votes and 50 votes respectively.
This competition sees the clearest margin of all at the moment. Charging into the lead is The Last Unicorn with 2,000 votes.
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.
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!