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The Fantasy Faire in 4 minutes

My last blogpost on this site for this year, I am a bit sad the Faire has ended, but …I am also grateful to have been a part of it. Two weeks of awesomeness, amazing Fairelands and wonderful people. The places, the parties, the adventures, it should be enough to last for a year and look forward to next spring.

The Fairelands are gone, to their mystical place and though I will miss them it is good as it is.

See you next Spring and for now, please enjoy the memories we all made. I’ve made a 4 minute overview of most of The Faire, hope you like it!

Love ❤

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The Party That Did Not Happen

‘When your back’s to the wall
When you’re starting to fall
You got something to lean on
Love is everything’

The end-party of the Fantasy Faire, a gathering of all Fairefolk and party-peeps from allover the grid, did not happen this year.
It was not held on The Rose, and certainly not in the pool. 78+ or more people did not dance and there was no fun. Nope. Nothing. Happened.

And no, I did not film anything. Nada.

Why I love you all

With the Fantasy Faire 2017 nearing its end, we still have some days/hours to wander around the amazing sims and keep making memories of yet another wonderful event.

One of the things, the many things, I love from being part of the Faire is: you all. The Fairefolk. The elves, the dragons, the tinies, the monsters, the wizards, the humans, the furries, the poets, the builders, the hosts, the performers…..everyone. Without you all, there would be no Fantasy Faire.

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San Mora

I will miss the ongoing 24/7 groupchat, because even though I did not always actively participated in chats, I had the window open and read most of it.
The other night I had time to chat and somehow it ended in an impromptu Gangnam Style party on San Mora, thanks to all who showed up and danced with me!
One of my favourite memories of the Fantasy Faire 2017 was made that night and I have a video to prove it!

I will be around for as long as the Fairelands are here, so no goodbye yet from me, but a ‘see you on the Faire!’

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Dawns Promise

Sunday musings, for all those who relay

‘Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed.

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It’s the one who won’t be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin’
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose’

Bette Middler – The Rose

Party Peeps!

Did you know the Fairefolk are actually really hardcore party-peeps? They will not end a day without a party and dancing, and that is why the Faire Chylde is such a great place. Docked at Kakushi Pasu – the home of the Literary Festival – this Dragon borne ship is the heart of the parties.

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Kayle Matzerath dancing at the Kick Off Party

So, are you in for some dancing and chatting after a day of exploring and shopping on the Fairelands, why not come over and join the fun and meet creators, simbuilders and other Fairefolk?

Just check out the Fantasy Faire Calender of Events  for party-times. And oh….did you know…you can listen to the music played at the parties anyway, by tuning in to Fantasy Faire Radio?

See you at the Faire ❤ !

Fantasy Faire Radio begins year-round service

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Fantasy Faire and Radio Riel are pleased to announce that their collaborative project Fantasy Faire Radio has become a year-round, full-time Internet radio service from Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Fantasy Faire and Radio Riel have worked together since 2014 to bring Fantasy Faire Radio to life every Spring as part of the annual celebration in the virtual world of Second Life that raises money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

This year, Fantasy Faire Radio by Radio Riel will continue broadcasting after the end of the Faire, becoming a full-time Internet radio service that will serve as a connection to the Faire community all year round. The service will be maintained via sponsorship: read more about becoming an FFR Sponsor.

Fantasy Faire Radio features a mix of Renaissance, New Age, Classical and Fantasy Soundtrack music. Listeners can tune in by opening http://fantasyfaire.radioriel.org in an Internet media player: the service will also be listed in the TuneIn.com curated internet radio directory.

Radio Riel was founded in Second Life on June 1, 2007 with the goal of providing a soundtrack of Classical and English Folk music to the Neo-Victorian and Steampunk communities. The station has since grown to six separate audio streams, each with its own style and genre of music and has thousands of listeners worldwide.

Celebrating its ninth year, Fantasy Faire is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. With DJ parties, auctions, hunts, a Literary Festival, dance and theater performances, fantasy art, roleplaying events, and the most diverse display of fantasy paraphernalia on the grid, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

From Thursday, April 20 to Sunday April 30 thousands of visitors will come to experience the magic of the Fairelands, joining a dynamic fantasy community to raise funds to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer. Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $3.6 million USD over the past decade, with Fantasy Faire contributing almost $200,000 USD to that amount.

For more information about Radio Riel: http://radioriel.org

Contact: Gabrielle Riel (gabrielle.riel@gmail.com)

Fantasy Faire Radio is licensed via StreamLicensing.com

Calling for Songweavers!

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You know the Sound of the Fairelands, you know it well. It raises spirits, it soothes souls, it calls to arms, it inspires hope. It plays in your dreams, calls you to a briefly shared home of fantasy continent.

It consists of many sounds, woven together into a symphony. It sings in many voices, joined together for a purpose. It turns the magic of visuals into enchantment of music, the two complementing each other perfectly.

Do you want to join the Sound of the Fairelands, be one of the voices weaving songs together to conjure audible magic? This is your chance!

DJ Application for Fantasy Faire Radio