Fantasy Faire: a call to machinima makers

Following-on from yesterday’s blog posts on Fantasy Faire 2014, we now have news of the filming opportunities being offered to five machinima makers to gain access to the Fairelands ahead of the opening in order to create their films.

Given the popularity of the event and the number of visitors it attracts, filming machinima at Fantasy Faire can be fraught with difficulties. For this reason, five film-makers will be granted early access to the regions so that they can film their pieces without having to worry about frame rate issues, viewer lock-ups or people wandering into shot unexpectedly.

This doesn’t mean that only the five selected film-makers will be allowed to film in the Fairelands – just that they will be the ones receiving the advanced access; anyone else will be free to film once the gates have opened.

Why only five in advance? I’ll quote the official blog post:

People are still building, and each film-maker will need to work with us to ensure that they are filming what is finished (or certainly ready to film!). And as this is the first year we have done this, we want to ensure that we are able to help you to the best of our abilities.

Those interested in applying for a slot should:

  • Contact Saffia Widdershins in-world or via email at
  • Provide a brief outline of their proposed film (e.g. whether it will it be a story with actors, or something like an abstract from a travelogue, or something else)
  • Supply a link to a previous film or machinima they’ve made.

But hurry – applications need to be made by midnight SLT on Saturday April 26th.

In the meantime, I’ve included a couple of videos from last year’s Fantasy Faire, to hopefully serve as inspiration.

Keeping up with Fantasy Faire

You can keep-up with Fantasy Faire preparations and activities a number of ways:

Related Links

Videos by Designing Worlds (top) and Kara Trapdoor (lower).