The third annual Medieval Faire in Second Life opened back on May 19th and will run until June 18th.
The Faire is organised by the Unmasking A Cure (UAC) Relay For Life Team and is part of the Relay For Life of Second Life fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society.
The blurb for the event tells us :
Unmasking A Cure Relay For Life Team (#38) presents the Third Annual Medieval Faire, beginning May 19 – June 19, 2017. The faire, similar to a real world ‘Ren – Faire’, offers medieval tournaments in jousting, en garde, sword melee, magic, archery, and horse racing. There are over 50 merchants participating. They are supporting Relay For Life with items that will be sold for 100% profit to Relay. On the entertainment front a dozen live performers and many djs are all donating their time, talent and treasure to Relay For Life. Don’t miss this exciting month long event; try your hand at all the sports, find that perfect outfit or decor item, enjoy live musicians and dj sets!
The Medieval Faire is a more serene affair than many Second Life events and the fact that it runs for a month means you will have plenty of time to take a look around.
The Faire is split into two distinct areas, a village area and an activity area and both areas are very well designed.
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Fantasy Faire 2017 hosts a six hour closing party today, from 1pm to 7pm SLT, but the word on the streets of the Fairelands is that this party does not mark the end of this year’s Fantasy Faire.
Via means of nods, winks, secret messages and most importantly of all, an inworld notecard, I can reveal non-exclusively, that this year’s Fantasy Fare 2017 will be open until Thursday May 4th.
The notecard states :
From Her High Faireness: “It’s not a typo! The Fairelands will be open for shopping, hunting, exploring, picture taking, and spontaneous partying through May 4th! Spread the news, 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!”
Whereas there won’t be any official events going on, this means that you still have time to visit the wonderful builds for this year’s event.
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Author Seanan McGuire made an appearance at Fantasy Faire on Monday April 24th where she was interviewed by Saffia Widdershins and discussed her writing, her characters and cats or maybe Bald Eagles whom apparently crash into her window.
Seanan is, amongst many other things, the author of the October Daye and Incryptid series.
Seanan has been nominated for two Hugo awards this year, The October Daye Books, (DAW / Corsair) has been nominated for best series.
Every Heart a Doorway, (Tor.com publishing) is nominated for best novella and on top of that, has also been nominated for best novella at The Nebula Awards.
If you missed Seanan on Monday, fear not, Seanan will be returning to Fantasy Faire in Second Life on Friday April 28th 1-2pm SLT, where Seanan will be reading from her own work.
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The day had started in a rather odd fashion, I had awoken in the beautifully scenic setting of Dawn’s Promise to find a mysterious note on my bedside table that simply said “Tolkien Day“.
Somewhat puzzled I wandered outside and found some foxes, keeping a close eye on them, the largest one sniffed me and said “Dwarfins now, Elves, Wizards, Hobbits, Humans, what is going on?”
More than a tad alarmed and wondering how much mead I had actually drunk last night if talking foxes were on the scene I shrugged my shoulders.
“Tolkien Day” implored the fox.
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I would like to take a small brief pause away from the magnificent and magical fantastical world of Fantasy Faire 2017 to point people in the direction of The Survivors and Caregivers Centre in Kakushi Pasu.
The centre is a quiet, but important part of Fantasy Faire where you can find some information about Relay For Life’s support network for cancer survivors and caregivers.
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