The Company of Faire Folk will be riding out again today to explore the Looking Glass in the first of our special off-season LitFest Tours – at the slightly more Euro-friendly time of 2pm SLT.
And there is an extra event ahead of this at 12noon SLT as ColeMarie Soleil plays a very special music set in the Looking Glass Woods, in the beautiful Faerie Circle. ColeMarie will be playing an artistic set filled daydreaming music, filled with whimsy.
The Company of Faire Folk will assemble in the Woods afterwards, and then explore the Looking Glass region, home of the Worldmakers, Sharni Azalee and Marcus Inkpen, creators of such fabulous Fairelands as Dark Mirage, Lotus Valley Dream, Ichi-go Ichi-e, Lucentia, Dawn’s Promise, The Spirit Tree … and many more!
You can see images of all of them here, on our earlier post about the Company riding out, and learn about Marcus and Sharni’s wonderful creations at Fantasy Faire.
And then join us, in the Faerie Circle, to enjoy ColeMarie’s welcoming set at 12 noon SLT, and at 2pm SLT when the Company rides out!
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.
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!
Memoirs of a Little Cat by Jillycakes Witchybean
For over two weeks, each night the little cat was magically whisked away to meet with other critters, human and fey folk. They gathered at twilight and toured worlds! Wondrous worlds filled with sorcery, mystical sights and music! Each world was so different from the last. Some nights, if one was lucky, they might catch a glimpse of the creator of such a marvelous place and learn of the thoughts and ideas of the creations.
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.