For three years now Fantasy Faire has included a Faireland dedicated to Arts and Entertainment. This is the place where the dance and particle performances take place, where art galleries are situated, where we host those parties too big to fit on the deck of our beloved party ship, The FaireChylde.
It all begun in 2014 when Haveit Neox set his marvelous art installation around the Palace of Tears, which was our hunt Faireland of the year. At the same time we gathered our first art gallery and placed the paintings on the walls of the Palace. The combination was so brilliant and pleased Her High Faireness so much that for 2015 Haveit Neox was invited to shape a whole world for this purpose.
After that we have seen Poseidon’s Abyss, Sapphire Mirror Lake and now this year, Opal Flight, grow to be a part of the Fairelands, always fitting in perfectly in the chain of worlds, offering an amazing exploration experience and providing wonderfully inspiring setting for the performances.
Each of these worlds created by Haveit Neox — and in growing amounts also Lilia Artis, who was mainly responsible for this year’s world and its story — changes in time, keeps growing through the Faire, ending in an amazing visual finale by the conclusion of the Faire. We could not hope for a better setting for the magic woven on stage.
This year we had 13 groups of performers and a busy entertainment schedule throughout the Faire. Some of them had only one show, some kept going almost daily throughout the Faire, but all of them added to the magic of the Fairelands. The amount of hours put into choreography, settings and practice is mindblowing, and it also showed. If you missed any of their shows, I hope you’ll go and find them in-world and catch one of their shows outside the Faire!
We want to thank the performers for adding their own enchantments to the magic of the Fairelands, thank them for being one with the Faire-Spirit and working together for a common goal. We want to thank Aelva for coordinating the performers, producing both her own show and the Faireland Players Much Ado About Nothing, bringing in new groups and working around the clock to make sure the Faire Folk would have only the best of shows. And we want to thank Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis for having embraced the Fairelands and shaping their own stories to life within them.
A Secret Document: “Induction into Fairelands Watch” Totally perfectly legally acquired and published, no gremlins, squirrels or other creatures with sticky-paws were involved.
Dinkies and Tinies !! ATTENSHUN!!!
We changed our group to Fairelands Watch to be in sync with Shakespeare. We will be a part of da plays. Da Watch is in many of his plays. This year is Much Ado About Nothing. Our song is Nonny Nonny and is for sale – make sure everybuddy buys one!!! WOOT !!!
We are da Sheriffs and Constables of the Faireland Watch. My title is High Sheriff. Other titles are Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, and Constable. Now, between us (dis is sekrit) – the titles mean little other than to fit in the plays we will be participating in. We are not Faireland Security – we are in an entertainment role as are the role playing groups… We are here to add atmosphere. In the years I have been involved, I have seen very few problems and I give credit to the presence of the Sheriffs.
Our primary role is to help with the Jail and Bails. We will use this group to inform you of times and locations. You need to be here early – to get in. When we haz a jail and bail, we get to be the “bad guys”. Everyone will be coming to try to bail out the prisoner and sneer at us. We get to raise all sorts of trubble and shout and harass the prisoner, and laugh – use those gestures! The bail amount isn’t determined by us. Our job is to hit that number.
Other than that – while you are cruising about the Faire being friendly and kind, warrant book close at hand. Please help by giving directions, helping poor lost souls. You may “Fine” people 5 lindens for looking awesome, for walking on the grass, – just be creative, Have fun, let them know the pawlice are here to pertekt them. You can direct them to a kiosk. Main thing !!! WE are here to add to the enjoyment of the Faire, if people are laughing, and having fun wif yer menacing adoreyableness – that is GREAT! GOAL ACCOMPLISHED !!
Yew are all hereby inducted into The FAIRELANDS WATCH!! BE safe out there friends!!
HAVE FUN AND FANKS !!!
Fanks soo much to this year’s sheriffs, jailbirds, Djs, and every other muckety muck
Mysterious fliers about a super secret (siikret) rave party have been appearing all over the Fairelands! Is this a bold attempt to abuse the exhaustion of the Pawlice? A cunning plan to blind you with glowsticks? An infiltration into the Mists by hiding in the rose bushes?
The grapevine whispers of samba dancing dinkies and macarena tookie totems, tiki bars and disco balls, and all naturally in absolute hush-hush silence so the authorities don’t find out!
The party might possibly take place around 2 PM SLT at a Very Secret Location! (Please keep an eye on the Fantasy Faire group chats for more information, either the public Fantasy Faire Fans or the Backstage.)
For the past three years, I’ve been given the wonderful pleasure of providing music for Fantasy Faire, primarily for the Literary Festival tours (for two years). It’s one of the biggest highlights of the year for me, because I get to do what I love: allocate music for a particular environment. This may seem like a simple task, but it is anything but that. I’m so thrilled to have been asked to come back again for my third year of merry music-making.
Last year, the Fairelands Players did a simple live reading of shortened version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This year we have produced a much more ambitious production – Much Ado About Nothing – which we hope you have all enjoyed.
You’ll be able to hear the radio productions of these plays on Fantasy Faire Radio on special occasions over the coming year.
We would like to go on to develop more plays and performances for your pleasure, and to do this, we are asking YOU to become sponsors of the Fairelands Players.
To do this, we are asking you to sponsor an actor.
Our plan is to create alts who will perform as actors in the productions. We will use the sponsorship to buy everything needed to equip an avatar to perform – skin, clothes, bodies, hair etc etc.
And, because we are the Fairelands Players, 50% of the sponsorship will be sent straightaway to Relay for Life.
If you sponsor an actor, your name (or that of your business) will appear on the actor’s profile (As in “I am a member of the Fairelands Players and my founder sponsor is xxxx”) along with a link to your blog, business or whatever you would like.
We will be starting to sell these avatars after today’s performance of Much Ado About Nothing. If a group of people would like to get together to sponsor a Fairelands Player, they are very welcome to do so and all names will appear on all publicity.
The sponsorship per actor with be 15,000 Lindens and we are planning to establish three initially after the performance and at the Live Auction. If bid offers go higher than this, we will establish more sponsorships until we have a fully-functioning cast.
Today there will be a second staging of the magical (and we do mean that!) interpretation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on Opal Flight.
The soldiers, led by the noble Don Pedro (Corwyn Allen) are returning from victory in war and looking forward to a little rest and relaxation. With accommodation generously provided by Leonato (Elrik Merlin), it’s not surprising that some of the army begin to think about love… and young Claudio (Mavromichali Szondi) is much taken with Leonato’s daughter Hero (Christy Grantham/Catalina Staheli).
But one who resists all talk of love is Benedick (Zander Greene). He is completely impervious to falling in love, scorns the whole thing – and Leonato’s niece Beatrice (AvaJean Westland) is in total agreement with him. It’s the one thing that they do agree about – they quarrel about everything else!
Over the last week, Fairelanders have been joining tours of individual lands and telling stories about them. These we will be preserving on this website – and some will be made into special tales to be recorded for Fantasy Faire radio. We’re also going to share some of these stories here, and here are stories from Dawn’s Promise. Continue reading LitFest Tours Part 3: Tales from Dawn’s Promise→
“Choose The Rose’s Destiny and join me for an event that will change the Soul of a City. Tonight, 28 April at 3 pm slt at The Rose, Fantasy Faire.”
Come witness the Story of The Rose unfold before you, come decide the Fate of Alia Baroque, and with him, the Soul of The Rose herself.
Music provided by DJs Zander Greene and David Abbot. Crowd controlled by the Tiny Sheriffs Association. Voting for the Fate taking place through RFL kiosks with exclusive skin prizes: ones to reflect your choice and preference.
Friday, April 28th, 3 PM SLT, at The Rose The decision is yours.
Thursday April 27th
The Ritual Yields an Answer…And a God!
The Envoys of Seamaide made their way to the Spirit Pool once more.
They arrived to news that an aide from another land had found the last two elemental artifacts. Having all four in hand, the old Druid cast a circle and called on a beautiful female to play the ritual music on her flute.
As the music began, the Lord of the Wyldes and other Envoys, plus a foreign dignitary, took positions at the four cardinal points of the circle, each in front of one of the elemental crystals.
The Tavern Mistress Elayne called upon the spirits of the Air.
The Harbour Mistress Laila called upon the spirits of the Water.
The foreigner who had aided them many times thus far, the male known as Ktahdn, called upon the spirits of the Earth.
And the Lord of the Wyldes himself called upon the spirits of Fire to help them.
After an exhausting period of chanting and flute playing, the God of the Sea, Lugh himself, appeared in the middle of the circle.
With his aid, the Envoys were able to decipher the next step in their quest and identify the person who would be called upon to complete the task. The child Cairann was instructed by Lugh:
“Cast the stone with all your might at the forehead of the dragon, little one. And when it falls, the rest of you must cut its heart from its chest and place it upon the circle where I stand before the heart stops beating. Then you may perform the ritual upon this scroll to cleanse it. Only then may it be returned to where it belongs to heal that which is unclean. But be warned there is a price.”