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The Fairelands Hunt: The Lost Land

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Stories are a vital part of the Faire, and we are always looking for ways to share stories with the Fairelanders. One of our favorites is through the Hunt, which offers rich rewards (generously donated by our fantastic merchants) for those who take the path of the Hunt to its conclusion.

This year, we have a rich story to tell, of a lost land, a forgotten Princess and her ten missing Champions.  A Queen will share her most precious possession with you, the Hunter, in one last desperate bid to recover her lost child. But is everything as it seems, or are there layers of mystery, magic and compelling characters for the Hunter to discover?

Once the Faire opens, you will be able to purchase a HUD that will enable you to take part in this adventure for yourselves.

And in the meantime … here is a taster of what is to come:

Share your excitement about Fantasy Faire!

Social media is for sharing – and we’re so happy that more and more people are liking and following Fantasy Faire on our different platforms – following the blog, our Facebook page, Flickr, Pinterest, Plurk and our Twitter streams for the main Faire and for the Bard Queen.

We’re aiming for 500 Likes on our Facebook page before the Faire opens – and thanks to all of you, we have gained over 100 new Likes in the last ten days! Can we raise that even more? Yes, we can – and you can help build this by sharing your wonderful enthusiasm with your Facebook friends!

Our Twitter streams are very new – you could say we’re just kicking aside the eggshells and fluffing out out feathers.  So make sure you follow us @FantasyFaireSL and @BardQueenofSL … and join the conversations!

Waiting for Fantasy Faire to open? Here are five things you can do now!

There’s just over two weeks before Fantasy Faire opens its gates … and we are all very excited about all the things that are planned, the regions that will appear, and all the amazing merchants you’ll be able to buy from.

We hope you’re all getting excited too!

But while you are waiting, here are five things you can do …

1) Make sure you are following the Fantasy Faire blog.
The best way of keeping up with all the news of the Faire is to read the blog – and if you subscribe, using the golden FOLLOW button at the bottom right of this page, you’ll receive notifications of new posts by email.

2) Take the “Why I Relay” challenge
Catalina Staheli, one of our volunteering bloggers, has an absolutely wonderful project going on: she is taking RFL portraits with people’s reasons to relay.

You can see full details (and discover how you can become involved too) here.

3) Give us your choices for the King and Queen of Fantasy Faire – and for their Chancellor too!
Whoever is your favorite character in film, TV or literature, you have a chance to nominate them and perhaps see them crowned as King and Queen of Fantasy Faire at the fabulous Fantasy Faire Ball on May 1st 5pm – 7pm SLT.

Find out more and fill in the simple form here.

4) Book in to lead a session at the Fantasy Faire Literary Festival
Give a reading or to lead a discussion or a workshop on your favourite fantasy writer or book at the Fantasy Faire Literary Festival.

Find out more and fill in the form here.

5) Follow us on other social media!
If you are a Facebook user, “Like” us our Facebook page – and help us try to reach our target of 500 Likes before the Faire opens!The Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/FantasyFaireSL (and there’s also a Facebook “Like” on the right of this page).

You can also follow us on Twitter at @FantasyFaireSL

And there’s Pinterest and Flickr too!

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We have more plans that we”ll be sharing soon … so look out for them!

 

Why Do You Relay?

2015.RFL.Avariel Falcon“Why do you relay?”

It is an excellent question: not so much for self-knowledge, everyone knows their own reasons to relay very well, but it is a good question to ask, to answer and to share. To spread the hope and to show no one is alone in this.

This spring we are asking this question in two ways. There’s a blogger challenge (open for anyone, really) to write about your reasons to relay, to tell your story. However, if you feel the words escaping and you wish to express your reasons in a picture, we have another challenge for you!

Catalina Staheli, one of our volunteering bloggers, has an absolutely wonderful project going on: she is taking RFL portraits with people’s reasons to relay. Above Avariel Falcon, one of the best unicorns in the Fairelands and also a Faire-sponsor through the Dark Unicorns of Lovelace.

Catalina offers her help in taking these pictures for the Faire: staff and visitors are all welcome to join in! Here is what she has to say:

“This year one of the challenges is the phenomenal question of Why Do You Relay! I’m super excited to see this and can’t wait to see what amazing designs, outfits, and looks are created for this year’s Fantasy Faire!

This past month, Fashion 4 Life jumped in and all of the Miss SL candidates offered their most couture looks incorporated into the reasons why they relay. I’m going to issue a challenge! I wanna see Fantasy Faire blow them out of the water with amazing looks, outfits, and designs as you show why you relay for life. Let’s see what you can do to showcase just how amazing, imaginative, vivid, and colorful Second Life can be!

To get your portrait done for the Why Do You Relay series, please contact me and I’ll be happy to set up an appointment. The pictures are absolutely free and you get full perm copies that you can use in profiles, blogs, posts, or wherever you want.

Yay Fantasy Faire and Relay for Life!!”

I caught the tipped ear of a certain fairy about the matter and she promised that these pictures might very well make an appearance in the Fairelands themselves: the earlier the pictures are taken, the better we can guarantee this. In fact, April 20th was mentioned as the deadline for the pictures that want to make it to the Fairelands in a special exhibition.

If you wish to share your reasons to relay in a portrait, please contact Catalina Staheli for further information.

You can see the RFL portraits taken so far in Catalina’s Flickr.

The Faire Spirit Awakens

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The Spirit of Faire stirs within her slumber, awakens to the touch of spring, to the call of growth. Her lands shift with her in slow, drowsy motion, still mere dreams waiting to be called to being, waiting to be shaped and given form.

It is spring. It is almost time. The Fairelands have begun their slow journey from imagination and inspiration to our world, for us to visit and enjoy, for us to share and love.

The portals will open on April 23rd, 2015 and close again on May 3rd, granting us eleven days of beauty, hope and a chance to relay that hope forward.

The registrations for the creators wishing to take part in the Faire are happening right now. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Tinsley.

The applications for bloggers wishing to shapeshift and indulge in the possibilities of fantasy will open on March 23rd.

While we wait for the Fairelands to materialize and emerge, you might wish to look at our Pinterest: it now has boards for each sim of each year the Fairelands has graced the grid. The pictures are from our Flickr pool, categorizing them into boards simply makes things easier to browse. Almost all sim pictures were added, except of course the ones where either the maturity rating or privacy and sharing settings made adding the pictures impossible.

If you wish to follow Fantasy Faire on various social medias, you can find us on: Facebook | Flickr | Pinterest | Plurk

Join us in waiting for the spring, waiting for fantasy, waiting for the Faire.