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Fantasy Faire Has Returned!   Leave a comment

I’d finished the posing for my last article — well, I had to get myself into the stadium somehow in Second Life as well as real life, and that takes some photographic tricks — and was taking the time to meet with Jem, to discuss the next piece she was planning on.  (You’re seeing a sneak peek here.)  We were talking about where might be a good place to pose, when there was an almighty whoosh of air, coming out of the cavern entrance I use as a teleport point for the temple platform we were at.

Taking a peek inside the cavern, we found something what didn’t belong there — a big glowing ball of blue radiance.  A little scary looking; but, being reckless, uh, curious women, we walked carefully forward into the blue mist.

And what happened when we did so? Turn the page to see!

Fairelands on the Horizon   Leave a comment

Last year, during my “rookie” period (lol), Harper introduced me to Fantasy Faire. Beyond the good work that will be done for the American Cancer Society, this event, maybe the biggest in Second Life each year, is just plain fun. I loved roaming around in costume last year, from full kimono to barbarian princess. In fact, the barbarian princess mode I was in was my inspiration for some of the costumes I’ve shot myself in since.

As of today (March 31), there’s 20 days until the gates between worlds open once more. Start saving your money, put together your most fantastic costume, and drop in beginning on April 20. Harper, Conan and I’ll be doing our usual photo work, as well as coming up with fresh costumes from what we pick up in the fifteen regions of the Faire. And, when you can, be generous in your giving to the Relay for Live vendors or kiosks. Cancer is something that’s touched almost all of us in one way or another, both in RL and in lost SL friendships.

See you at the Faire!

Fantasy Faire 2017

It arrives like the first ray of sunlight in the spring, like the scent of budding leaves in the wind, the stirring of slumbering spirit. The very first word from the Fairelands, as they begin shifting and changing, stretching and awakening, growing from dreams into reality.

Throughout the whole long year the Fairelands have been dreaming. They try on shapes like we would clothes, mix sea with forests, cliffs with towers, magic with mundane. Spires reach up toward the skies like blades of grass in the spring, caves emerge as dug by ground-dwellers over millennia, corals twist into mer-castles, gardens bloom. Fairelands dream, dream and breathe magic.

Some shapes they keep, some they set aside. Some dreams go together, form a chain of worlds holding hands with natural ease like siblings. Some need to wait for their family of worlds longer still, gaining strength and spirit.

This year, this spring…

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Fantasy Faire 2015 Photos

Where has your interrupted, ah, intrepid demon reporter been this past week or more?  Walking — walking around all 13 bleedin’ sims of Fantasy Faire 2015.  One of the top SL Relay for Life events, this year’s Fantasy Faire was bigger, more colorful and more fun than ever, running the gamut of the Four Elements and showing off the creativity of Second Life builders and designers more than ever.  I know this because I covered almost every blessed meter of it on foot, in heelsOh, my achin’ dogs!!!

(A pack of passing puppies looks up and barks in curiosity.)

Okay, okay, I did my share of flying…and swimming, too.  I was even frozen in a block of ice for a time, until someone let it go.  (Let it go, let it go!!!!! [THWAP!!!])

Uh….  My lawyers advise me that, before I get myself into trouble with certain people with large black ears and a tail, I’d better just change topic.  So, I took a scad of photos, all of which can be found at my Flickr stream in a special album, as well as in their Fantasy Faire group.  (The last few will be going into the group tomorrow because of submission restrictions.)  To tempt you into checking out the collection, here’s about five or six of them, after the fold.  Most of the photos, by the way, are at 1920×1080, which makes them excellent wallpaper size for modern monitors.  Feel free to use for non-commercial purposes, just keep my signature on it.

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Fashion for Life — American Cancer Society Region

Fashion for Life 2014 is open, with 10 sims to explore and shop in — but there’s an eleventh that may not be as visited as the others.  Most of the FFL events have a sim laid aside for the recipients of the monies raised during the largest charity event in Second Life, the American Cancer Society.  ACS’ people build exhibits and information sources, and other venues within their region to more fully speak about what all the fun and fashion is for during this period.  Following are pictures from this year’s ACS region, which I suggest you visit as well as the other 10.

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2014 SL Sci-Fi Convention

If you haven’t yet popped in to any of the Science Fiction Alliance’s Sci-Fi Convention, do so as soon as possible.  The last day is June 8, so you won’t have gobs of time to attend, but it isn’t too hard on the feet to go to this con.

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There’s an excellent tram system that crosses through all six sims of the con, and flying is permitted — quite logical in a sci-fi world (grin).  Don’t come loaded down with linden dollars, though, aside from making contributions to the American Cancer Society — this is a Relay for Life event, after all.  (Speaking of which, if you’ll look at the east side of the map, you’ll see the Fashion for Life sims are going up; it’s almost time for this leader in the charity events to begin, so watch the calendars for the announcement.)

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Around the Fantasy Faire

Some pictures I took while running around this year’s Fantasy Faire — which, according to Daniel Voyager, has pulled in well over L$5.5 million for this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life.  You may want to check the SLurls and see if the regions are still up, if you didn’t take the time to tour them before; they were still open yesterday as I tried to finish my own tour.

(Larger versions of the photos can be found on Flickr and Koinup.)

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Over L$5.25 Million Given in Fashion for Life

L$5,341,847, to be exact.  Want to see how Harper Beresford, one of the organizers of FFL, took it?  Read here!

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