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LitFest Tour: The Department of Discarded Curiosities

The Faire is brimming with stories: breathtaking builds and fantastical creations designed to touch your heart and soul. What stories do they inspire in you? We invite you to put your Fantasy Faire experience into words.

The Department of Discarded Curiosities (Mayah Parx)
The Department of Discarded Curiosities collects and throws about all manner of whimsical clutter. The D.D.C has a calamity of unread lists, thought up categories and stupendous amounts of tossed aside labels, a testament, however unsuccessful, to their attempts in cataloging and organizing the wares. Their work has resulted in a wonderful pandemonium of color and curiosity.


Seeds of Story
These are suggestions. Be inspired by this land and write what you desire.


Curiosity PaintThis place might be fun and whimsical or might seem odd and disorienting. As you watch the buildings paint themselves, you try to sort out which it is for you: fun or odd? whimsical or disorienting? Perhaps both! What on earth is happening here? Continue reading LitFest Tour: The Department of Discarded Curiosities

LitFest Tour: The Shrine Tree

The Faire is brimming with stories: breathtaking builds and fantastical creations designed to touch your heart and soul. What stories do they inspire in you? We invite you to put your Fantasy Faire experience into words.

The Shrine Tree (Marcus Inkpen/Sharni Azalee)
If you just know how to turn, you can get there from anywhere. It’s a little slump to your left while turning slightly to the right and letting one tear roll down your cheek. Whisper a name and suddenly you’re there- the place where shrines go when they turn to dust. Where they celebrate their lives all which started with the departure of another. The memories they kept alive have all faded away but the shrines remain. The forever reminder- “We lived- We loved- We were here!”


Seeds of Story
These are suggestions. Be inspired by this land and write what you desire.


Shrine Lights

Rich colors, glowing lamps, and deep shadows. This is a land of wonders. At first, you are drawn to the glow of the lamps hanging on the many-limbed trees. You wander from tree to tree, catching views of the sea or the skyline of golden domes and spires. What does this land evoke in you? Poetry? History? Epic journeys? Continue reading LitFest Tour: The Shrine Tree

LitFest Tour: Bayounimba

The Faire is brimming with stories: breathtaking builds and fantastical creations designed to touch your heart and soul. What stories do they inspire in you? We invite you to put your Fantasy Faire experience into words.

Bayounimba (Sweetgwendoline Bailey/Mondi Beaumont)
For many centuries the kingdom of Lunimba lay in lush green forests, while its diverse inhabitants lived in harmony with nature and themselves as artists, artisans and musicians of wide reknown. But the world changed, dark powers rose as friends became strangers, became enemies until even the incomparable peace of Lunimba had fallen to a dark horde that aimed to wipe it from the map forever. Time passed, the world changed and the city with it. Now, nestled in a swamp, Bayounimba stands where Lunimba one stood, and in the distance one hears music, voices and lively hustle and bustle; are these the sounds of today, or a half-remembered echo of its former glories?


Seeds of Story
These are suggestions. Be inspired by this land and write what you desire.


You arrive on the shores of a place that is far more water than land. Even the air feels wet and the building are mostly riverboats, elaborated and fanciful. Who are you as you arrive here? A gambler? Someone moving from place to place along the water? A mysterious stranger? Create an identity for yourself as you arrive here. Continue reading LitFest Tour: Bayounimba

LitFest Tour: Sanguinely Garden

The Faire is brimming with stories: breathtaking builds and fantastical creations designed to touch your heart and soul. What stories do they inspire in you? We invite you to put your Fantasy Faire experience into words.

Sanguinely Garden (Eldowyn Inshan/Katz Republic)
Mankind destroys its own environment. and the animals and plants are building a new home. The garden with its inhabitants shows them a new way.


Seeds of Story
These are suggestions. Be inspired by this land and write what you desire.


What a bright land this is! And seems to be filled with gardens, all kinds of gardens. Take off your shoes. Feel the lush, cool grass under your feet. Feel the pulse of life, how strong it is here. What are your first thoughts? If you are tired, perhaps you want a quiet nook. If you are energized, perhaps you want to dance and sing. What will you choose? Continue reading LitFest Tour: Sanguinely Garden

LitFest Tour: Nightshade Blossoms

The Faire is brimming with stories: breathtaking builds and fantastical creations designed to touch your heart and soul. What stories do they inspire in you? We invite you to put your Fantasy Faire experience into words.

Nightshade Blossoms (Rowan Thursday/Kylie Todriya)
A glimpse into a quiet, peaceful world of starlit tranquility through a window into a land time forgot, from the orient to the uttermost West. This realm will take the Path through blossoming trees to follow a trail of enchanted lamps to stores selling exotic wonders of many realms, centered around a lantern-lit fountain, its flowing waters shining in the lamplight.


Seeds of Story
These are suggestions. Be inspired by this land and write what you desire.


The guiding light for this lovely twilit land is a lighthouse in the form of a pagoda. Does this give the light extra meaning? Beacons of light draw people in and lighthouses warn people away. Which is this? Could it be both? Continue reading LitFest Tour: Nightshade Blossoms