If you have the time, we’ve prepared a questionnaire about the Literary Festival. It’s divided into parts, and shouldn’t take too long to fill in! And it would help us greatly in our planning for next year.
Kilik Lekvoda of Titans and Encaitaron Korobase of Solarium sponsor the Faireland of The Light of Va’loth together. Kilik is the world builder of the region, and shares some of its story with us. They also share their favourite memories, reveal their fantasy forms and Kilik even dances macarena for you!
Bee Dumpling and SolasNaGealai, the creators and owners of Silvan Moon Designs, have sponsored Fantasy Faire for years. They are also behind the beautiful outfits in the DeLuxe HUD of the Fairelands Quest. This year they even taught about creating in mesh in our popular Roleplay Classes! They reminisce about their favourite moments, speak about why they return every year and why being a Fairelander means so much to them.
The Literary Festival at Fantasy Faire ran right through the 2019 event … and beyond!
We had poetry prompts and open mics sessions, guest readers (including our Guest of Honour, Elizabeth Bear), a dramatic performance in Overtroll, and, of course, the LitFest Tours (also known as The Company of Faire Folk Rides Out). We even had a Book Table which helped you purchase the books of authors who had appeared here!
Fantasy (fantasyfaire): It has been a pleasure and a joy to spend the last two weeks with you all in our beloved Fairelands. Thank you so much for all you bring with you every year to the Faire, your love, your camaraderie, and most importantly your belief. With enough belief anything is possible and we prove that over and over again with every Faire.
Each of you has played a vital role in our success. The Faire is many things, but ultimately it’s not about regions, events or money raised. It’s about each of us, all of us and what we can do when we believe in one another.
Throughout the Faire, every night (bar one), a small band of explorers set out to visit all of the Fairelands, one by one. Some people came every night … some came to explore regions that particularly delighted or intrigued them.
Sometimes the Company spent all their time exploring. Sometimes they paused to tell stories. And sometimes they concluded by dancing to music chosen by Nyza Stillwater and (for two tours) Astoria Luminos.
Eventually, the Fairelands will fade back into the mists. But the Company enjoyed their explorations so much that they came up with a plan.