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!
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!):
By the end of the Faire – the Company of Faire Folk will have visited all eighteen Fairelands! But, of course, not everyone has visited every region with the Company – and we’ve had some pleas to repeat a couple of the Tours.
So we have arranged two extra visits on Saturday 10th May to Zodiac and Lunafae – with music (thank you Elayne for booking Elrik Merlin and Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood at short notice – and thank you for agreeing to DJ, guys!).
And even more exciting, the creators Alia Baroque (Zodiac) and Sharni Azalee (Lunafae) will be joining us to talk about their Fairelands and their inspirations.
On Saturday, 10th May, we’ll be visiting Zodiac at 9am SLT and Lunafae immediately afterwards at 10am SLT. Join us for the start of the Tour at the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis.
The Company of Faire Folk rides out! Or walks, flies or (consults notes) swims as is your preference. Our Tour today takes us to the beautiful Isle of Shadows, created by Aelva and Emme Eales.
The Company of Faire Folk will ride out at 5:00pmSLT, Friday 9th May, from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.