“Bite my tongue bide my time
Wearing a warning sign
Wait till the world is mine”
The weakness of hunger erodes my drained limbs
Moonlight pierces my eyes through glaring prisms
Through the pungent smell of a sweetness most loathsome
I find my path towards the Nightshade Blossoms
The nominations have closed and the top five (in one case six) nominations in each category have been decided. They cover a wide (not to say eclectic) range of fantasy genres and media: novels, graphic novels, films, TV shows and games are all represented, although this year, especially in the Queen category, there’s a not unexpected emphasis on Game of Thrones.
And the Chancellor election has turned out to be a veritable Dance of Dragons!
I followed the scent of the blood of the Fairechylde
Through mountains and valleys to Celestial Plain
The air reeks of ancient and colorful magic
But soon I will flood it with gloom and decay.
Every day at 5 PM SLT the Company of Faire Folk rides out from our meeting place in Trollhaugen to explore the Fairelands, each day visiting a separate Land.
The Tours are led by Saffia Widdershins, with special music appropriate for each Land usually supplied by Nyza Stillwater (the opening day featured Music from ColeMarie Soleil, and on April 23rd and 24th by Astoria Luminos).
Even if you can’t make the Company Riding Out, you can still do the LitFest Tours and submit your stories and poems for inclusion on the website!
The late snows are thawing in the murky night
And to the smell of souls arriving so I rise
A hunger from past winters moves my limbs
As the Fairelands re-emerge from within mists
Over the course of the Faire, Fairelanders joined tours of individual lands and told stories about them. These we are preserving on this website – and some will be made into special tales to be recorded for Fantasy Faire radio. We’re also going to share some of these stories here, and here are stories from the final tour, to Ardessa.
(Please note – these are the writings we have received to date. You can also read them on the Ardessa page here – where any further works inspired by Ardessa will be published)
Photos by Judi Newall, Wildstar Beaumont and Saffia Widdershins