Fantasy Faire 2016 will once again celebrate the written word through LitFest, featuring writers from across Second Life, participating in discussions, readings, tours and more, together with some of the top literary groups in SL.
LitFest will be focused on the pavilion in Otherworld, Elicio Ember’s magnificent build for this year’s Faire.
This year the emphasis is on creation, as a number of the leaders of creative writing groups in Second Life bring their regular events to the Faire, and welcome newcomers who want to join in with such events as the “Poetry Prompt” with Leslye Writer, where people are given a prompt word and write for 20 minutes then share what they’ve written or the “SL Flickr Photo Story Challenge for Beginners” with Prettyflower Vale.
There will also be daily writing challenges for everyone to enjoy: put your Fantasy Faire experience into words. There are stories, tales, legends, songs, and poems to be found around very corner in the Fairelands. How do the builds and the people, the places and the creations touch you? What stories do they whisper to you?
The LitFest Tours
To help inspire you with your writing, Fantasy Faire 2016 will include a series of tours to ten of the Fairelands realms, these will depart the LitFest pavilion twice daily at 10:00 SLT and 17:30 SLT. Each tour lasts for an hour. To participate, simply:
- Join a tour at the start of a session, and travel to the selected destination. Explore and open yourself to the voices there; see how they inspire you
- Return to LitFest home base (or your own personal quiet space) and realize in words the narrative and feelings inspired by the region featured
- Share your work in draft or final with the rest of the tour in a voluntary open mic, or submit your piece within 24 hours – either in-world or by email – to be posted along with others inspired by the same region. Sharing is voluntary. Individual writers retain creative ownership of works shared.
|Thursday, April 21st (17:00 only)||—||The Golden Delta|
|Friday, April 22nd||The Golden Delta||Lucentia|
|Saturday, April 23rd||Lucentia||Twilight Illusion|
|Sunday, April 24th||Twilight Illusion||Echtra|
|Monday, April 25th||Echtra||Serenity|
|Tuesday, April 26th||Serenity||Dangarnon|
|Wednesday, April 27th||Dangarnon||Bright Haven|
|Thursday, April 28th||Bright Haven||Breeze|
|Friday, April 29th||Breeze||Tinker’s Hollow|
|Saturday, April 30th||Tinker’s Hollow||Blackmoor|
|Sunday, May 1st (10:00 only)||Blackmoor||—|
Other LitFest Events
Note; the official schedule was still a work in progress at the time of writing – please check with it for any updates or amendments. All times SLT.
|Friday, April 22nd||11:00 – noon||Caledonia Skytower reads short stories|
|13:00 – 14:00||The Tales of Ashenborne with Ketsui Naidoo|
|15:00 – 16:00||The Short Story Discussion Group with Destry Recreant|
|Saturday, April 23rd||All Day||Shakespeare Day: a Fairelands-wide commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the bard’s passing|
|06;00 – 07:00||Poets’ Plunder Klannex Northmead|
|11:00 – 13:00||The Coldshot Players|
|13:30 – 15:00||A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a special Fairelands Players presentation of this popular comedy by Shakespeare|
|18:30 – 20:00||Tall Tales with Ceejay Writer (author Lori Alden Holuta)|
|Sunday, April 24th||11:00 – 12:00||Going Down the Tubes with Ceejay Writer, sharing a chapter from the 2nd novel in The Brassbright Chronicles|
|13:00 – 13:45||Boudicca Reads with Boudicca Amat|
|14:00 – 15:00||Self-expression & Discovery through Poetry & Stories|
|16::00 – 17:00||Literature Alive with Desideria Stockton|