If you were not among the many enthusiastic guests at A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Live on LEA 2 last weekend, you still have a chance to enjoy Shakespeare’s fantastical romp into love, relationships, and magic in the moonlight. You’ll have three chances, in fact!
In 2017 Fantasy Faire Radio took a big step forward: announcing that the station would be broadcasting year round and not just during the Faire. This month “FFR” takes another step forward with the introduction of scheduled special programs outside the Faire season. This is yet another way for the station to help Fairelanders stay engaged and connected 12 months a year.
June features special events centering on the Summer Solstice (June 21st) and William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The action of the Bard’s playful adventure into romance, love, and relationships all takes place in a single fantastical night. Most of the action occurs in a woodland outside the ancient city of Athens where fairies skip, and moonlit frolics are fraught with both misunderstanding and misdirection.
Fantasy Faire in Second Life has emerged anew from the mists of the virtual world to create a new and immersive fantasy-inspired experience each year for the past eleven years. Since the 2015 Faire, writers have gathered to pen new stories and poems inspired by the Fairelands as part of the annual LitFest. And though the Fairelands disappear back into the mists every year, the stories remain to inspire and transport.
Tales from the Fairelands, on Fantasy Faire Radio, brings those stories to the regular listening audience throughout the year. Now, Tales from the Fairelands from 2016 to the present are available on Mixcloud to enjoy whenever you wish – 40 individual episodes with compositions by nearly 20 different authors, including some longer Tales that have never been broadcast before.
Visit FantasyFaireRadioSL on Mixcloud.com to begin your journey. https://www.mixcloud.com/FantasyFaireRadioSL/
Fantasy Faire and Radio Riel are pleased to announce that their collaborative project Fantasy Faire Radio has become a year-round, full-time Internet radio service from Saturday, April 1, 2017.
Fantasy Faire and Radio Riel have worked together since 2014 to bring Fantasy Faire Radio to life every Spring as part of the annual celebration in the virtual world of Second Life that raises money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
This year, Fantasy Faire Radio by Radio Riel will continue broadcasting after the end of the Faire, becoming a full-time Internet radio service that will serve as a connection to the Faire community all year round. The service will be maintained via sponsorship: read more about becoming an FFR Sponsor.
Fantasy Faire Radio features a mix of Renaissance, New Age, Classical and Fantasy Soundtrack music. Listeners can tune in by opening http://fantasyfaire.radioriel.org in an Internet media player: the service will also be listed in the TuneIn.com curated internet radio directory.
Radio Riel was founded in Second Life on June 1, 2007 with the goal of providing a soundtrack of Classical and English Folk music to the Neo-Victorian and Steampunk communities. The station has since grown to six separate audio streams, each with its own style and genre of music and has thousands of listeners worldwide.
Celebrating its ninth year, Fantasy Faire is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. With DJ parties, auctions, hunts, a Literary Festival, dance and theater performances, fantasy art, roleplaying events, and the most diverse display of fantasy paraphernalia on the grid, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
From Thursday, April 20 to Sunday April 30 thousands of visitors will come to experience the magic of the Fairelands, joining a dynamic fantasy community to raise funds to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer. Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $3.6 million USD over the past decade, with Fantasy Faire contributing almost $200,000 USD to that amount.
For more information about Radio Riel: http://radioriel.org
Contact: Gabrielle Riel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fantasy Faire Radio is licensed via StreamLicensing.com