Friday is always a sneaky weekend-starter. One moment you’re still in a regular week-day and suddenly you’re zooming into the weekend!
Seanan McGuire returned to the Literary Festival and did a reading of her short story Lost, a captivating story of children vanishing mysteriously, a mix of Pied Piper with Peter Pan, full of enchantment and longing.
Otherwise the Literary Festival held Fantasy Writing Prompts and a Short Story Discussion group, and Region Tours to Chaddul Ro and The Spirit Pool.
There were dance performances on the stage of Opal Flight, DJ parties on the deck of The FaireChylde, roleplay across the Fairelands, even an OOC party of The NeoVictoria Project where they celebrated the conclusion of their storyline.
The main event of the day was of course the Jail and Bail of Alia Baroque, the creator of Fallen Gods Inc. and the world-builder of The Rose. This year the Pawlice hadn’t so much caught him as stumbled upon the scene as The Rose herself had captured her gardener in sharp growing thorns.
Never ones to waste a perfectly good capture, the Tiny Sheriffs set out to list all the charges against Mr. Baroque, including but not limited to: not having enough body hair and turning people purple.
The Rose’s demands were, however, quite different. She wished to keep her control of the young buds, to glow in the sun just as she was, and keep the upstarts caged. It was up to the Faire Folk to decide whether the city would get her desire, or if the young roses would be liberated from cages to bloom free. After an intense struggle the Tyrant lost her hold, and the young roses were promised freedom to grow and bloom and preen in the daylight!
Each sufficient vote in the RFL kiosks gave the voting Fairelander an exclusive skin to reflect their choice, and this is also how the votes were tallied. Altogether by the end of the event the kiosks were around 360,000 lindens, but (and you didn’t hear this from me, it’s a secret!) they might have been (completely accidentally) left out for those who wanted a chance to get the exclusive skins, but couldn’t get to the event, and by the next morning the freed young roses had gathered 202,772 lindens and The Rose’s Tyranny 183,097 lindens, altogether 385,869 lindens. Well done, Faire Folk!
The Rose lost more than her hold over city, she also lost the captured Gardener, who transformed into his highest form to escape the thorns! (And to lead a conga and drive a bus.)
Our last Saturday of the year is naturally busy packed!
The event you don’t want to miss is the Jail & Bail of Clover Dezno and Druscilla Ferraris 8 – 11 AM at The Hill. These two tinies somehow always end up in trouble and get arrested by the Pawlice for… littering, drinking, running with scissors, forcing Faire sponsors into shotgun weddings, take your pick of the charges! Come see what they are accused of this time, and whether the charges will hold! Music for the court case is provided by DJ Gem Sunkiller.
In The Literary Festival we have The Poets’ Plunder 6 – 7 AM, Fantasy Writing Prompts 9 – 10 AM and Speculative Fiction with Simeon Beresford 1 – 2 PM. The LitFest Region Tours travel to The Spirit Pool 12 – 1 PM and to The Rose 6 – 7 PM and 8 – 9 PM. All the Literary Festival events take place in Kakushi Pasu, even the Tours gather there before venturing forth.
The sparkles keep flying in Opal Flight as the dancers stun and amaze Faire Folk! Today we have MaHal 7 -8 AM, Shadows Silhouettes 9 – 10 AM, ChangHigh Trinity Sisters Fireshow 11 AM – 12 PM, The Avilion Merballet Company 1 – 2 PM and Misfit Dance and Performance Art 5 – 6 PM.
While you are in Opal Flight, take a look at our Silent Auction located in there! Great deals and one of a kind items available for your bidding pleasure!
Saturday is the last day for our roleplay storylines. They wrap up their stories in exciting finales and complete their journeys, some of them even with a DJ to provide soundtracks and to party with!
Today finishing their adventures are 10 AM – 12 PM Ynys Seamaide at The Spirit Pool, 12 – 2 PM Outbreak at San Mora, 2 – 4 PM The Lilypods with DJ Zander Greene at Mudrana and 4 – 6 PM Sanctuary with DJ AineMari Flanagan at Raven’s Perch. We will also have our last roleplay class 7 – 8 PM at Fallen Sands.
The weekend just begun, come spend it in the Fairelands!
Fantasy Faire has relayed L$ 5,807,799 ($ 22,338) by the end of the ninth day of the Faire. Keep up the fantastic work, Faire Folk!
The Fantasy Faire 2017 is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: Abstract Soul, [ Aleutia ], AviewTV, Building Daydreams, Dandelion Daydreams Factory, Dark Unicorns of Lovelace, Dragon Magick Wares, DRD, Epic Toy Factory, Faida, Fallen Gods Inc., Kei Spot, Little, Big Designs, The Looking Glass, The Lost Unicorn Gallery, MacMoragh an Gabha, meadowWorks, Merchants of Dreams, The NeoVictoria Project, OtherSkin, Poliak’s Emporium, Rivendale, Roawenwood, Ruins of Xenark RP Community, Sanctuary RP Community, Satyr’s Moon, Silvan Moon Designs, Solarium, Spyralle, Steelwood, TIS Club Equipment and Animations, Titans, Velvet Whip and Vengeful Threads.