fantasy faire


The end-party of the Fantasy Faire, a gathering of all Fairefolk and party-peeps from allover the grid, did not happen this year.
It was not held on The Rose – which finally came to bloom and was filled with roses – and certainly not in the pool.
Some 78+ or more people did not dance and there was no fun. Nope. Nothing. Happened.

And no, I did not film anything. Nada.

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….an angry god caused a huge flood. The giant wave destroyed civilizations, extinguished mythical creatures, and washed off all colour on the surface of the earth….

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And so begins the story of Opal Flight, the place for Art and Entertainment on the Fairelands, created by Haveit Neox and Lillia Artis. (read this interview with these great builders, for the rest of the story!)

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Opal Flight is that place you go to and dive underwater to enjoy the art, the fish and the colours.  A perfect spot to unwind after exploring and/or partying or, as in my case today,  to just float about a bit, while drinking strong coffee when waking up!

A video I made this morning:

I love Opal Flight, it is very much Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis, and I was happy to discover this sim last week – it reminded me of last year’s Sapphire Mirror Lake which I enjoyed a lot and there is nothing wrong with the feeling of ‘coming home to the Fairelands’.

My video from last year, still one of my personal favourites:

In case you think you need to hurry, as today is the last day of the Fantasy Faire: fear not, here is a surprise!

Even though our planned programming is ending with a six hour closing party on Monday, May 1 from 1-7pm SLT, there is no reason to be sad because we have the Fairelands to roam around until THURSDAY the 4th of May!

As long as the Fairelands are here, the quest is playable and shopping and exploring encouraged!

Event times and places

Silent Auction ends on Monday, 3 PM SLT

Live Auction on Sunday, 2 – 4 PM SLT in Opal Flight


The Fairelands Quest: The Bard Queen’s Song is now open!

Every landing point in the Fairelands has Quest HUDs available for purchase. There are two HUD-versions:

  • L250: Basic HUD (HUD & the shoulder companion)
  • L350: Deluxe HUD (HUD, the shoulder companion & custom outfit for both men and women)

The custom outfits are created and donated by Silvan Moon Designs, one of our Faire sponsors, and they look absolutely stunning!

The Quest offers you a dragon hoard sized pile of prizes, one per Faireland and then the end treasure from the Faireland creators!

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Most importantly, it offers you a chance to be the Hero of the Fairelands and save the Bard Queen! Don’t delay, the days are fleeting and she needs your help! Hints and tips, if you need them are available!

Are you brave and fierce enough to wander around this grim and desolate place, doing the Fantasy Faire 2017 quest? I salute you, oh fearless Fairefolk….!

Useful link:
Help and hints

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Did you know the Fairefolk, the residents of the Fantasy Faire,  are actually really hardcore party-peeps?
They will not end a day without a party and dancing, and that is why the Faire Chylde is such a great place. Docked at Kakushi Pasu – the home of the Literary Festival – this Dragon borne ship is the heart of the parties.

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Kayle Matzerath at the FF Kickoff party

So, if you are in for some dancing and chatting after a day of exploring and shopping on the Fairelands, why not come over and join the fun and meet creators, sim builders and other Fairefolk?

You will be amazed on how friendly they are, okay…some are not to happy to see Elves – like Ciaran and my friend Huckleberry/Gollum (yes, he looks a bit tired these days…..), who both seem to think one should never trust an Elf!?
But besides that, it is all good fun! Really!

He would not let me touch his ring...

‘I know what you Elves are like’

 

Just check out the Fantasy Faire Calender of Events  for party-times. And oh….did you know…you can listen to the music played at the parties anyway, by tuning in to Fantasy Faire Radio?


THE event of the year, since years in Second Life for me is:  The Fantasy Faire. And I am thrilled, excited ánd very proud that the FF 2017 organisation again asked me to contribute on the official Fantasy Faire website/blog as guest author and as photographer.

The Fantasy Faire 2017 will span 15 sims and I am already sure they all will be amazing, the Fairelands open to the public 20-30 April and it is an offical SL RFL event. One of the biggest in Second Life.

Merchants can apply already and blogger application will open soon, for more information on that,  please check the offical Fantasy Faire website!

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On a side note, there is this.

One of the veteran Fantasy Faire sim designers for years is Elicio Ember, known from his home Cerridwen Cauldron and his awesome sims for past Fantasy Faires.
This year he had to pull out from the Faire, for personal – tragic – reasons, his father got seriously ill and in the country he lives (Mexico) , treatment is possible but at a high cost.
Due to circumstances, all explained on this website Filling the Cauldron, Elicio cannot be a part of his beloved Faire as he is facing not only caring for his father but also a lot of medical costs.

 

The Fantasy Faire community and lovers of Cerridwen’s Cauldron have stepped up, and while Elicio will not be able to participate in this years Faire, the Second Life community can participate by helping him out.

 

 

 

RUNNING FROM SATURDAY APRIL 1ST THROUGH SUNDAY APRIL 9TH, Filling the Cauldron will be a region-wide event at Holly Kai Park  – by Inara Pey and Caitlin Pey (caitlyn015.resident) in the beautiful Blake sea, and will be featuring:

–   Live music and DJ performances at the park’s main events venue
–   An art display inspired by Elicio’s work
–   An auction
–   A special Design a Garden contest with a very special prize
–   A photo contest with special prizes
–   A market area, Cerridwen’s Corner – a mini-store of Elicio’s creations, allowing you to buy his items & visit his main store.

Filling the Cauldron. Check it out.

See you at the Fantasy Faire!