Waiting for the Fairelands to disappear into the mists, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
In this episode of Designing Worlds, we paid our final visit to Fantasy Faire 2019.
DW401 – Fantasy Faire 2019 Part III from Richard Elen on Vimeo.
We talked to the Faire organiser David Abbot, in charge of operations, and he explains what a mammoth task it is keeping something like the Faire running, and how the community comes together to help.
Twilight Spring, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
We also visited Genesia and talked to its creators, Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis, about the amazing worlds they created above and below the waves – and the dance performances they staged there.
Beneath the waves in Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
And finally, we explored the stunningly beautiful Midas, created by Alia Baroque.
Midas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
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.
Continue reading How was it for you? Tell us what you thought about the Literary Festival at Fantasy Faire
The Literary Festival hosts an event in the Trollmouth – picture by Gwen Enchanted
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!
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“Bite my tongue bide my time
Wearing a warning sign
Wait till the world is mine”
Continue reading Keres and the Midas Queen
My good blade carves the casques of men,
My tough lance thrusteth sure,
My strength is as the strength of ten,
Because my heart is pure.
Continue reading Strength of ten
The weakness of hunger erodes my drained limbs
Moonlight pierces my eyes through glaring prisms
Through the pungent smell of a sweetness most loathsome
I find my path towards the Nightshade Blossoms
Continue reading Keres and the Blossom Spirit
The voting board on the Celestial Plain
Competition is hotting up in the voting for the King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire on
! The Celestial Plain
We checked the kiosk this morning, and this is how the voting stands:
Continue reading Who is leading the race for the King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire?