22 April, 2019

Fantasy Faire 2019: Literary Festival

The Mythos of the Fairelands 4PM SLT/PDT

"Gravity? Forget it. The greater law is narrative.Things happen as they do because it makes for a better story." (From Lectures to the Symposia Fairelandia, by Dr. George Gerald, Chair of the Department of Darke Magick and Social Media, Bard Queen's College)
Zander Greene, co-founder of Fantasy Faire, shares some of the threads that make up the rich tapestry of the Fairelands' official canon.Why do the Fairelands change every year? Why does Junction always reappear in anew form? Who is the Bard Queen and who is her mortal enemy, the Unweaver? For the answers to these and other (much sillier) questions, join us for The Mythos of the Fairelands. Meet us in the Trollmouth in Trollhaugen for the event.

18 April, 2019

Fantasy Faire 2019: Travelogue, the LitFest Tours & Writing Challenges

Read all the posts about our Adventures on the LitFest Tours and Writing Challenges as Mr. Aberdon and I share some of our own impressions. Since I'm an admirer of the Faire posters, I'm going to be doing some composite practice with our photos and the Region names in a similar font.

Your daily invitation to ride out with us in the Company is here along with some special inspirational prompts from each Region to assist us all in the Writing Challenge!

Fantasy Faire 2019, It's Time!


* * Fantasy Faire 2019, April 18 – May 5* *
A Benefit for the American Cancer Society

Celebrating its eleventh year, Fantasy Faire 2019 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, role-players and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 18 to Sunday May 5, treat yourself to shopping, dance and theater performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, our Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and role-playing as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

Fantasy Faire has always officially lasted eleven days, and in recent years we’ve been fortunate to have a few extra days added. This year we’re making it official: our formal programming will still conclude with our One Team dance party marathon on Monday, April 29th, but now we invite you to join us for an additional week of shopping, questing, and exploring as the Fairelands will be open through Sunday, May 5th. That’s a total of eighteen days of the Faire – and you never know when something unexpected might happen in that final week!

As always, you’ll find fantasy avatars, clothing, furnishings, gadgets and exclusive items available from almost 200 of Second Life’s top Fantasy Creators across ten stunning regions designed by some of the visionary artists behind many of the hottest spots on the Second Life destination guide.

In addition to the ten shopping regions there will also be six Faireland realms that take us beyond commerce, from a Memorial Garden to the Fairelands Quest, the Literary Festival, Performance Stages, from Art Galleries to the Worldling Collection. These bring the Fairelands count for 2019 to sixteen regions, just waiting for you to explore them.

Fantasy Faire 2019 will be open to the public April 18 – May 5. The SLurl to the event will, as always, be found on the website on our opening day. We welcome you to come and join the story.

Fantasy Faire 2019 is made possible by the generous support of our Region and Event Sponsors, all of whom you can learn more about on the Faire’s website. For more information please contact one of the Faire coordinators:

Are you or a loved one battling cancer? Find out how many ways the American Cancer Society is there to help. Visit cancer.org or call (US) 800-ACS-2345.

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03 May, 2018

BVN Collab: "On the Road to Sloachella" with Wynn Klaar and Fauve Aeon

https://shopsl.wordpress.com/                       https://www.flickr.com/photos/148253924@N03/

When the Blogger and Vlogger Network runs a collaboration, I really try to opt in! So far I have had 2 really good experiences and I can really recommend joining the inworld group and the Discord for lots of great news, opportunities and benefits, including early access to events...it's really one of my most useful SL groups!

This time I was paired with ShopSL's lovely  Wynn Klarr for the collaboration. Since I only did a short collab when I drew her last time, this was the perfect opportunity for us to take a bit of time out of our day and have a chance to chat together as we scouted the locations and did some quick shopping. It was a pleasure to dish fashion, photography methods and to compare our approaches, which were very compatible in some ways and very independent and different in others, as it turned out! Great fun, many laughs were had and I learned some really good tips along the way! Wynn turned up perfectly dressed and ready, I was still making a mood board, and we tested some Windlights in 2 locations and a story started to form a bit as we talked, mainly informed by the locations, the lighting and the poses, we are both big fans of shooting on location...read on below to check it out. Wynn is a pleasure to work with, very professional about her work yet still lots of fun and I'd highly recommend a collaboration with her if you have the opportunity!

All dressed up in summer Boho trendiness, plans firmly in hand with our Windlight choices and wine stash, Wynn and Fauve met up early one morning to travel to "SLoachella"...

Our route was planned but...

Onoes, BROKEN DOWN on the road in the early morning...

Are we doomed before we even get there?

Will we even make it to the festival at all? Only time will tell...

...fortunately, the days are short in SL and the champagne never runs dry! :) Lots of laughs, a few lighting hurdles and before you know it, we were getting comfy at the edge of the festival grounds...on the outskirts, as the crowds were fierce!

Who was the last act of the day? You'll have to ask Wynn because as you can see, I was really enjoying the champagne, my hair got wild, my boots were stumbling and things are are getting little, well...fuzzy...shall we say? Ah, hm...all's well that ends well riiiiight? :D

Hop on over to Wynn's website, ShopSL or check her Flickr for her fashion rundown as well as more details on our adventure, as I am sure she will have a much clearer picture, quite literally! Any speculations on where we will turn up next are just that, pure conjecture! But I can hint a bit...... Whitby? M'era Luna?...Wave Gotik Treffen? 
You'll have to tune in next time and see!

Until then, this is Fauve Aeon signing off on the Second Life Festival circuit with 
a mixtape playlist bonus that I managed to score from our shoot location!

Ison x Rance Alva Mixtape

1. Daft Punk w/ Panda Bear - Doin' It Right
2. Daft Punk w/ Panda Bear - Doin' It Right (Ben Macklin Remix)
3. Bonobo - Kiara
4. Capsule - I Wish You (Cosmonaut Grechko Bootleg)
5. Dave Wrangler - Rosa Parks vs Eple (Outkast + Royksopp)
6. Toro Y Moi - Never Matter
7. Niki & The Dove - Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix)
8. Sebastien Tellier - Cochon Ville (Crystal Remix)
9. Tareq - Feel Me (Mighty Mouse Vocal Remix)
10. Univore - Angela

Fauve's credits:
-Glam Affair-  SKIN
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body - Bento Hands
Hair - TRUTH / Deja / Stylist HUD (VIP group gift)
.Shi : Maang Tikka + Jhumka w Chain

Izzie's - Lelutka - Eyeliner Applier
alaskametro<3 "Leeta" brow shaper for Lelutka Bento

Zibska Ilara Vibe Lelutka Applier
Zibska Maret Omega Applier

From April 2018 c88 Round:

(Yummy) Leave A Mark Set - Maityrea (rings)
ISON - elizabeth dress + corset -maitreya-
[Atomic] Blooming Rose Necklace
_CD_ Hedy Denim Boots - Maitreya Lara

Check out Wynn's styling & credits

Champagne and wine (with bento hand poses) courtesy of  ::ChicChica:::
other poses by HERA and *PosESioN*
custom lighting via LUMIPro
Shot on location at Whole Wheat and ISON sims
Special thanks to BVN for the collaboration, we appreciate all you do!
Thank you Wynn, call me to go on another road trip any time!

Moodboard bonus: