Designed by Briony Writer and Dawny Daviau, it has key features of the LitFest to introduce newcomers to what the Literary and Fantasy Faire consists of and hopefully some injokes for regular LitFest visitors to enjoy!
Today, Monday June 1st, we are paying the second of our two visits to this year’s Fantasy Faire! Join us at 2pm when you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html.
And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.
We closed out the last season with a look back at Fantasy Faire 2011, and we are opening this season with the first of two visits to this year’s Fantasy Faire!
The Fairelands have faded back into the Mists, but for many of us, they are still in our minds and imaginations.
Over the course of the Faire, many people were inspired to write stories and poems – and many of those have been shared with us. Over the coming days, we will be sharing those with you, through this blog, and also adding them to the LitFest area of the site.
But if you have written about the Fairelands, or have been inspired to write by the Faire, there is still time to submit your writing to be included on the website as we build an anthology of Faire writings.
How can you do this?
Fran Wilde was the special guest at this year’s Fantasy Faire, and was interviewed about her work (it was a wonderful interview!) and then gave a reading of some of her work, including the beautiful story A Catalog of Storms which is nominated for a Hugo this year, and can be read in Uncanny Magazine.
She also talked about writers whose works she has been enjoying – and for those of us who were slow to scribble down all the names, she agreed to give us a reading list – as long as we told her what we are reading too!
So here is the list that Fran has sent (and three lists from Fairelanders too!):