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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!

 

Choose the King and Queen of Fantasy Faire (and their Chancellor too)!

When it comes to Fantasy, we all have our favorite characters. Some may be good – Gandalf or Harry Potter, Belle or Menolly.  Or maybe we love the dark side – Maleficent or Steerpike. Or maybe we enjoy the conflicted – Jaime Lannister or Mrs Coulter.

Whoever is your favorite, 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.

So who will it be? Corwin or Aragorn? Arya Stark or Granny Weatherwax? Tyrion or Frodo? The White Witch or Agatha Heterodyne?

Nominate your favorites today!

But what about your favorite non-human (or human type) characters? Don’t they get a chance too?

Of course they do! There’s an election for Chancellor – and this is for your favorite character who has no elements of human appearance. This means that Ariel (mermaid) and Mr Tumnus (faun) could be King and Queen, but Archimedes (the owl, not the scientist) would be nominated for Chancellor.

So will your Chancellor be Teremaire or Ratty (or Mole, Toad or Badger)? Will it be Reepicheep or Pegasus?

NB Characters should be chosen from works of fantasy which can be written or graphical texts or films, TV or radio shows. We want to be broadly inclusive of genres – thus fairytales, high fantasy, steampunk, urban fantasy, vampire sagas (and others) will all be classified as fantasy.

Process:
Stage 1 – starting today and running until the Faire opens on April 23rd
– you can nominate your favourite characters. We will take your nominations and select the top five in each category.

Stage 2 – once the Faire opens – there will be voting kiosks at the Faire for the most popular characters.  Between April 23rd and May 1st, you will be able to vote for who you think should be King, Queen and Chancellor.

Stage 3 – The May Day Ball – this will be where the identities of the King, Queen and Chancellor that YOU have chosen will be revealed – and who knows? They may even appear!

So complete the form today to nominate YOUR choices for King, Queen and Chancellor.

 

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.