Greetings, Heralds of Fairelands! Spring has arrived, the scent of new growth and magic dances in the air, it is almost time to pack your bags of holding and move back home to the Fairelands!
While waiting for the portals to open, let’s do the annual roll call and Herald Registry also known as Blogger Applications! Whether you’ve been a Fairelander for years, or have just recently heard of this magical continent that graces our realm with its presence every spring, sharpen your quills and fill in your information here:
Can you hear it? The sound of sunrise, the colour of calling, the touch of melodies brushing over your skin. Faint rhythm of molten gold, beating like a heart somewhere in the distance, sparking purple with every hit.
The Fairelands are waking. Waking and calling us home.
This year the Fairelands will stay in our realm from April 18th to May 5th. Yes, you read it right, eighteen days instead of eleven! The busy event program will last only the traditional eleven days, but the usual unofficial extra days are now official: you can shop, quest and explore the Fairelands to your heart’s content without wondering when they might fade.
We’re building hope in the Fairelands – come join us.
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.
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.