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Who will be King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire?

In the run up to Fantasy Faire, we asked you to select your favourite characters from fantasy to be chosen as King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire.

Well, the nominations are in – and your five top selections are ready to move forward to the vote. Let’s find out who they are!

Vote for the King!

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As you’ll see, we have two characters from the Girl Genius universe – the Wulfenbachs, father and son. Will they split the vote and let another candidate in?

From Discworld we have the Vetinari, Patrician of Ankh-Morpork. All powerful and more than a little sinister, will he be the people’s choice?

Lord of the Rings supplies the Elvish candidate for King, Legolas, while our final candidate is Tyrion Lannister from A Song of Fire and Ice / A Game of Thrones. Tyrion is the sole representative of this fantasy element – but with Lannister gold to back him, no-one would rule him out!

Vote for the Queen!

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The Queens represent a similar range of fantasy genres – but now we have fairy tales popularised by Disney – or is that the right term for the anti-heroine Maleficient?

From Girl Genius we again have two characters – Agatha Heterodyne and Queen Zantiabraxus. Will they split the steampunk vote?

From Lord of the Rings we have our second Elvish nominee – Galadriel. And last, but definitely not least, we have Granny Weatherwax, that source of common sense and magical skills (not to mention headology) from Lancre in the Discworld.

Vote for the Chancellor!

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The Chancellors are drawn from a similarity variety. There’s the Genie from Aladdin (immortalised by the late, great Robin Williams in the Disney movie), and there’s Greebo, Nanny Ogg’s cat from the Discworld (nursing a secret passion to be ginger).

Once more, there are two Girl Genius characters nominated: this time Krosp (our second cat nomination!) and Vonn Pinn – looking human but really a clank – that world’s robotic forms.

And finally, from the Lord of the Rings, we have the Ent, Treebeard.

Which will you vote for?

You can visit the vendors and place your vote in a special gallery under the waves at Poseidons Abyss.

OR you can pay via Convio.

Read more about how to vote here.

Faire Folk: Oh, the people you will meet

Besides exploring the wonderful sims and enjoying all the great buildings and creations on the Faire ground, one of my guilty pleasures is watching people. The Faire Folk.

Faire Folk; a Fantasy Faire blogpost!
Ross Newman

The visitors roaming the Faire, looking for neat stuff or just chilling and relaxing, often kitted out in the most awesome fantasy gear. Each one, everyone, is unique.  It is what makes SL such a cool place and it is what makes the Fantasy Faire so filled with Fantasy!

Faire Folk; a Fantasy Faire blogpost!
Crystal Matrix

On my travels over the Faire I have taken some pictures of Faire Folk. Because they caught my eye. Because I love looking at people and love how they look!

Faire Folk; a Fantasy Faire blogpost!
Devian Resident

There is also a blogger challenge called Faire Folk, although you do NOT need to be a blogger to participate. You can read all about it on this page – and please feel free to submit your picture of you being part of the Faire Folk!

Faire Folk; a Fantasy Faire blogpost!
Blaize
Faire Folk; a Fantasy Faire blogpost!
Aelila Zenai

Tall Tales with the Weasels – help celebrate Mouse Day in Poppetsborough!

The Anniversary of the Mouse is being celebrated today from 1 to 3pm SLT in Poppetsborough.

Celebrate Mouse Day
Celebrate Mouse Day

The Weasels, the Guardians, and the Poppets will gather to share tall tales about the world of Poppetsborough and how it all began for them.  Their accounts may conflict, but come and get lost in the world of Poppetsborough for a short time, and hopefully no more terrible holes will appear in our world as we do.

You can find out more about the Weasels and Poppetsborough here!

Champion of the Faireland: Britomart, the Warrior

This year’s Fairelands Hunt – the Lost Land – sends you on a search for the Ten Champions chosen by the Bard Queen to mentor, protect and instruct her daughter, the Princess Flora. Each day the Faire is running, we will be introducing you to a different Champion. They all have stories to tell … and some of these may give you clues to help you find them!

Britomart, the Paladin
Britomart, the Warrior

Britomart, the Warrior

In the desolation that was the land after the fall of the Round Table, some knights held to the true way and devoted their lives to redressing wrongs, and protecting the weak and defenceless. First among their number was Britomart.

Little is known of her origins. Some say she was the daughter of Nimue (who some call the Lady of the Lake) and Merlin. Others said that Nimue seduced Bedivere, Gareth, Lancelot or even Arthur himself. Those who loved her less claimed she was the child of a farmer who had his way with the Lady of the Lake. Certain it is that Britomart would never speak of her origins or, indeed, her past.

All that is known is that after the last great battle, the Battle of Camlann, where both Arthur and Mordred were slain, a warrior on a white horse began to be seen, a knight of peerless chivalry and courage, and matchless skill in all feats of arms.

And this warrior was Britomart.

Britomart was the peerless warrior, the brave and beautiful knight whom no man could match in tourney, whether jousting or in the melee, where she unhorsed more knights than any, save Lancelot in the days of his glory.

She wore no crest or lady’s favour, and although her armour and her horse suggested wealth, she would sleep as peacefully in a cottage as a castle and spoke kindly to all. Her greatest weapon was her sword, which some jealous men claimed was enchanted. When she heard this, she offered to fight her accusers with their blades exchanged. Britomart always gained the victory.

When the Princess was born, the Bard Queen summoned Britomart and instructed her to teach Princess Flora all she knew of feats of arms and chivalry.

You can also read this page as part of an online book here.;/a>

For all those amazing people!

So, today I was really going to do a post with happy, cheerful stuff. I am still doing that! The thing is, after my first blog post on this site, I got stories, IM’s and emails. Of wonderful people in Second Life. New people and friends, sharing their experiences and thoughts not only about how cool the Fairelands are this time (again!) but also heartbreaking news about loved ones they lost and how much it means to them that the Faire is raising funds for the RFL.

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Every sunrise is a new hope

So while I was having a good time at the ‘Jail and Bail’ tonight, enjoying the singing of Max Kleene while he was ‘captured’ by the Faireland Security and could be ‘bailed out’ by donations to the Kiosk next to his cage….I read the stories I received.

Fantasy Faire 2015 - Faireland Sherrif and Constable @ The Jail and Bail
Fairelands Security!

Stories about loss but also about hope. About celebrating life and lives that ended (too soon), messages about comfort, finding peace and also moment of emptiness and plain good old fashioned anger on what had happened to them and their families.

I’ve got permission to share some, like this quote from a notecard sent to me:

‘On the day the Faire opened, my first stop was the Fairelands Junction. I turned on my windlight for a full experience. The underwater world was so colorful and impressive. I felt like an Indiana Jones- adventurer  discovering a Jules Verne world. Slowly, I found my way to the surface, and was so excited what awaited me there. When I, so to speak, surfaced, I was kinda struck from the sight. I looked on an apparently never ending water surface area. The sun rays were shining through the clouds like after a heavy storm. The black gondolas peacefully swinging on the sparkling sea waves. And in the air, there were hundreds of seemingly dancing colourful lanterns. My eyes filled with tears, and my only thought  was: ‘The ferrymen who accompany our lost ones, have brought all their souls together, here at the Faire, and let them shine on us, this project and its success. And once the Faire is over, they will slowly but happily and dancing, disappear on their journey into their new world. ‘

And then there is my dear friend Beth, who lost her brother earlier this week to cancer and she blogged the sad news last night here on her blog.

‘His name was Andy and he was amazing’

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The donations are going so well, I see the updates…going towards the 3 million Linden Dollars so fast and it makes me so happy and proud.

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Donate. For the ones who still need the cure, the ones who didn’t made it, the future ones. They are all amazing.
So are you.
Fantasy Faire 2015 - Poppetsborough - III