Fantasy Faire 2016: come gather for the Litfest!

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.

The LitFest Pavilion, Otherworld

The LitFest Pavilion, Otherworld

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.
Date 10:00 17:30
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

The Golden Delta: first port of call for the LitFest tours

The Golden Delta: first port of call for the LitFest tours

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.

Date Time Activity
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
Date Time Activity
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)
Date Time Activity
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

Fantasy Faire: Malfience

Fantasy Faire: Malfience

Date Time Activity
Monday, April 25th 08:00 – 09:00 Past’s Prologue : Shadow Wars – with Nova Mitchell (author Ryanna Foxclaw)
11:00 – 12:00 Poetry Prompt poetry workshop with Leslye Writer
13:00 – 14:00 The Story of Sapphire Mirror Lake with Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis
15::00 – 16:00 Sounds of Poems – poetry reading from popular SL poets
19::00 – 20:00 Seanchai Library – A Selection from The Orphan by Charles Stallman, with Gyro Muggins
22::00 – 23:00 The Festival by HP Lovecraft read by Virginia (understandingcomplexity)
Date Time Activity
Tuesday, April 26th 11:00 – 12:00 Poetry Prompt poetry workshop with Leslye Writer
13:00 – 14:00 Building Imaginary Worlds with Freyja Nemeth (Linda Antonsson)
15:00 – 16:30 A Land of Stories with Elicio Ember – explore Otherworld with its creator
19:00 – 20:00 Seanchai Library – The Witches Headstone by Neil Gaiman read by Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower
Date Time Activity
Wednesday, April 27th 11:00 – 12:00 Poetry Prompt poetry workshop with Leslye Writer
14:00 – 15:00 The Writers’ Circle Open Microphone with Jilly Kidd and Adele Ward
16:00 – 17:00  SL Flickr Photo Story Challenge for Beginners’ with Prettyflower Vale
Date Time Activity
Thursday, April 28th 11:00 – 12:00 Poetry Prompt poetry workshop with Leslye Writer
13:00 – 14:00 Wolfie’s Poetry Surf – open microphone poetry readings
19:00 – 20:00 Seanchai Library Conan – Phoenix on the Sword read by Shandon Loring
Date Time Activity
Friday, April 29th 11:00 – 12:00 Poetry Prompt poetry workshop with Leslye Writer
13:00 – 13:45 Boudicca Reads with Boudicca Amat
15:00 – 16:00 The Short Story Discussion Group with Destry Recreant
19:00 – 20:00 Lyrical Cafe Poetry Club with Kamille Kamala (incl open microphone opportunity for readings)
Date Time Activity
Saturday, April 30th 06:00 – 07:00 Poets’ Plunder Klannex Northmead
12:00 – 13:00 For the Love (and Hate) of Lovecraft’ with Arik Metzger (Arik the Red)
14:00 – 15:00 Speculative Fiction Saturday – led by Simeon Beresford – audience participation compulsory!
15:00 – 16:00 Organic Literary Growth in New Babbage with Bookworm Hienrichs

 

 

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