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Designing Worlds returns to Fantasy Faire (and how to watch the first episode)

The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beautmont
The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beautmont

In this, the 400th episode (!) of Designing Worlds, we pay the second of three visits to Fantasy Faire 2019.

The show goes live on Monday 10th June at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

The Celestial Plain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Celestial Plain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to the Faire organiser Zander Greene, who talks about the project the Faire was fund-raising for this year – the Kenyatta National Hospital Hope Lodge in Nairobi, Kenya – as well as discussing the Fantasy Faire Radio region, The Celestial Plain, and the many events that were staged there.

We also visit Bayounimba and talk to Stevie Basevi, who headed the Roleplay activities at the Faire about the different groups that were involved along with related activities in the region.

Bayounimba, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Bayounimba, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then finally, we talk to Aisling Sinclair, who organised the Quest – The Lair of Lantoris – for the Faire this year, and Thornfast, the region in which it took place.

In addition we take flythroughs of several regions including The Shrine Tree by The Looking Glass.

It all makes for a beautiful show, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

Thornfast, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Thornfast, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

If you missed last week’s episode, you can see it here on Vimeo:

DW399 – Fantasy Faire 2019 Part I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

The Fairelands One Team Initiative 2019

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[A message from Oldesoul Eldemar, ONE TEAM Initiative Lead for Fantasy Faire 2019]

Dr. Gordy Klatt, the founder of Relay For Life said it best. “One person can make a difference.”

Fairelanders know this is true.  We also know that as we join together each year, we become part of something much bigger than any one of us alone can be.  Whether we are Relaying in the physical world or a virtual world, whether by a donation or a kind word, we are all working together. This is the true meaning of ONE TEAM.  It’s about each of us choosing to make a difference and the great good which can then be achieved. It’s about our fellowship with one another and the greater good our unity then makes manifest.

We support one another and by doing so ONE TEAM becomes more than label, more than an abstract idea. It becomes measurable. It becomes real.

This year, six RFL Teams joined with Fantasy Faire to be part of our One Team Initiative:  Team Bonanza Country RFL, Fly For Life, Game of Thrones Reborn RFL, Roos With a Dream, Soul Sisters N FaMiLy, and We are Dragons. They were joined by our returning Anchor Teams, Team ACTS, Team Cure Chasers and Team Shadow. The Fairelands want to thank these nine teams for all the wonderful, immersive experiences they helped us to create.  Together, we all learned more about the ACS’s Global Initiatives and we worked together to support and expand that vital work. We rolled up our sleeves, fixed our eyes on a mighty goal and helped to finish what the Fairelands set out to do last year. Together, we helped Build Hope a Home in Kenya.

For the eleven days of the Faire, our nine ONE TEAM Initiative Partners held events and raised money for Fantasy Faire.  On the twelfth day, the Faire gave back. L$257,700 was raised for those nine teams. For ten hours, five DJs kept the party going strong. They represented the full array of leadership that also embodies the ONE TEAM Spirit. From Fantasy Faire, Elizabeth Tinsley, David Abbot and Zander Greene each offered sets in tribute to our ONE TEAM Partners. Representing the ACS Mission Leadership in Second Life, Nuala Maracas then joined them to do the same. And finally, the RFL of SL Leadership was represented by Gem Sunkiller to finish off this remarkable day of celebration, generosity and unity.

Fantasy Faire and our nine ONE TEAM Partners raised a staggering sum in 2019. But no matter which team the totals were applied to, in the end all of it goes to help our friends and at the American Cancer Society in their mission to help more of our friends in Kenya. We are a global community reaching out to a global community to help solve a global challenge. That is why the Kenyatta National Hospital Hope Hostel will be a reality.

Fantasy Faire is only possible because 750 people work together to ensure that the ONE TEAM spirit is more than just an idea. It’s a plan, one that depends on each and every one of us. We are Teams, Organizers, Builders, Sponsors, Creators, Artists, DJs, Performers, Photographers, Bloggers, Website Gurus, Tabletop Gamers, Lit Fest Presenters, Role-Players, Quest Developers, Jail and Bail Participants, the Pawlice, Fantasy Faire Radio, Survivors and Caregivers.  As ONE TEAM, we unite to help The American Cancer Society in its global mission: to save lives, celebrate lives, and to lead the fight for a world without cancer.

We’re all proud of our respective teams, but ultimately, we know that we are actually part of ONE TEAM called Relay For Life. We’re on Gordy’s team because he showed us what we can do when we stand shoulder to shoulder. He showed us what we can achieve when we believe in one another. One person can indeed make a difference. A world of such people united can change the world for the better.

We may arrive from different directions, but we depart together for the same destination on the global “cool bus” that is Relay For Life. And we are All Aboard! For A Cure!

Thank you!

Oldesoul

Tiny J&B - Pawlice - picture by Sonya Marmurek

Rulers of the Fairelands for 2019! Welcome your King, Queen and Chancellor!

The votes are in and counted and after a stiff competition, we can announce the results for King, Queen and Chancellors of Fantasy Faire.

Yes, note that plural! For the first time ever we had a dead heat for Chancellor!

So … without more ado, please welcome the new rulers of the Faire!

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The Jewell Theatre will be appearing NEXT Saturday

Owing to a mix up in the booking schedules (TOTALLY blame Saffia for this one), the Jewell Theatre will be returning to Fantasy Faire not today, but on Saturday May 4th (time to be confirmed)

Scheherazade’s Daughters

Make a date in your diary for this – Scheherazade’s Daughters is a modern take on an old classic. Cursed to tell endless tales endlessly in Cyberspace, Scheherazade’s Daughters spin their stories until they break the rules and tell their own forbidden story.

The play will be staged in Overtroll on Trollhaugen – a special theatre built high above the clouds.

The Jewel Theatre Presents Scheherazade’s Daughters – picture by Caitlin Tobias

You can learn more about the fabulous Jewell Theatre here!

The Jewell Theatre comes to Fantasy Faire with the tale of Scheherazade’s Daughters

Scheherazade’s Daughters

This year, for the first time, the Fabulous Jewell Theatre will be coming to Fantasy Faire with an exciting new production – Scheherazade’s Daughters.

It’s a modern take on an old classic. Cursed to tell endless tales endlessly in Cyberspace, Scheherazade’s Daughters spin their stories until they break the rules and tell their own forbidden story.

The play will be staged in Overtroll on Trollhaugen – a special theatre built high above the clouds.

The first performance wiill be on Saturday 20th at 2pm Saturday 21st April at 2pm; there will be a further performance at 2pm on Saturday May 4th.

You can learn more about the fabulous Jewell Theatre here!

Fantasy Faire Radio 2019: Opening Set Playlist

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Being the old radio rat, analog junkie, splice tape and grease pencil toting guy that I am, I have never (much to Elrik Merlin’s dismay) worked out all the ins and outs of broadcasting without my old-school Mackie mixer. She’s a game day player. You could hammer nails with her and she would keep on ticking. One thing she doesn’t do, however, is transmit metadata.

So, I’ll be posting the playlists of my sets for anyone who hears a track and thinks – as I so often do – “I need that!”

Here is the list for the Opening Set, broadcast on Fantasy Faire Radio on the 18th day of April, in the two thousand and nineteenth year of our Lady of the Fairelands.

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