An interesting project to emerge from last year’s Fantasy Faire was the short film, Arrivals & Departures, which receives a special screening this year at 2pm on April 25th at the FaireChylde. Based on a short story by Caledonia Skytower, the story was originally recorded for the Tales of the Fairelands series on Fantasy Faire Radio. Faire co-organizer Zander Greene talked to Elrik Merlin, one of the triumvirate that produced the movie and played one of the two main characters.
The Fairelands of 2018 drifted into the Mists on Tuesday, leaving the Fairelanders feeling a mix of emotions: sadness for losing our second home for a year, happiness for all the shared joy and beauty, gratefulness for another amazing Faire and a longing for their return.
Haveit Neox filmed this farewell on the last day, going through all the Fairelands, mixing in some of the last parties, and then waiting for that final moment in The Story Well. Share the journey, the last memories, and rest assured that in the spring of 2019 the Fairelands will rise anew.
We raised almost 12 million lindens, Fairelanders. Over 48,000 US dollars. This was a record-breaking Faire, and you should all feel very proud and accomplished, and happy in the knowledge that you have been a part of something amazing and good. Take that knowledge with you for the rest of the year, hold that spirit high, and the world will be a better place, one small deed at a time.
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
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 twelfth tour, to Fairelands Junction.
When Adair mentioned there was a bizarre dungeon at the Faire, I must’ve had a big ol’ glob of gunk in my ears because I surely hadn’t imagined this. Oh, it was bizarre, all right. Bizarre in that there were too many traders and Fairelanders running about loose and not enough cages.
If you have been having so much fun at the Faire that you didn’t find the time to sit down and tell that story or craft that poems which you promised yourself you would write – don’t worry!
The LitFest team will be accepting stories and poems that centre around the fifteen Fairelands right up until the end of May.
Submit your work by 31st May – either inworld or by email – to be posted online along with others inspired by the same region. Some of the these tales will be chosen for broadcast on Fantasy Faire Radio, and may also appear on the Fantasy Faire channel on You Tube. If you do NOT wish your work broadcast, please indicate this on your submission.