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 – Jaime 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 on May 1st 5pm – 7pm SLT.
So who will it be? Corwin or Aragorn? Arya Stark or Granny Weatherwax? 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.
Stage 1 – starting today and running until the Faire opens on April 23rd – you can nominate your favourite characters. We will take your nominations and select the top five in each category.
Stage 2 – once the Faire opens – there will be voting kiosks at the Faire for the most popular characters. Between April 23rd and May 1st, you will be able to vote for who you think should be King, Queen and Chancellor.
Stage 3 – The May Day Ball – this will be where the identities of the King, Queen and Chancellor that YOU have chosen will be revealed – and who knows? They may even appear!
So complete the form today to nominate YOUR choices for King, Queen and Chancellor.