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Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 18th May for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be visiting the sumptuous Angel Manor Estate in the company of its owner and creator, Kaya Angel.

The Estate consists of nine regions that contain public areas including the famous Rose Theatre, the Rose Art Gallery, a ballroom, an opera house, a library, and function rooms of many kinds including a fabulous Banqueting Hall. There are residential apartments and some private homes set in the beautiful gardens that surround the central buildings.

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The design work is fabulous. The core buildings are reminiscent of a Hapsburg palace; the entrance to the main building reminded me of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, and the magnificence extends to the rooms within.  The Art Gallery is fascinating; it seems closer to the much-missed Dresden Gallery than to most art galleries in Second Life – and proves unequivocally that there is a place for realism within a virtual world.

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We will be exploring some of the main function rooms with Kaya Angel and looking at the techniques and the underlying philosophy that has gone into their creation, looking at the beautiful private apartment belonging to a long term resident, Marcus Lefevre, and exploring the gardens, formal, informal and Japanese!

This is a show packed with magnificent beauty – so so do join us, at 2pm today!

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the

SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Angel Manor Estates: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angel%20Manor/19/185/21
Website: http://www.impl.org.uk

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we pay the second of our visits to the fabulous Fantasy Faire – is now on the web.

 

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This week, we talk to Zander Greene and Gabrielle Riel who, with Elrik Merlin, were behind Fantasy Faire Radio (and Zander also played a major part in Faire organisation).

Fantasy Faire 2015: Aurora, designed by Beq Janus: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Aurora, designed by Beq Janus: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also talk to some of the people who were involved in the event: Garnet Psaltery, who was one of the organisers of the Literary Festival; Aelva, who organised the amazing Night Theatre shows (which packed the region every night of the Fire); Stevie Basevi and Belial Darwinian, who were behind the Sanctuary Roleplayers whose roleplay The Trial of Lut ran throughout the Faire, just one of three highly successful roleplays that invited visitors to watch and to interact.

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poseidon's Abyss, designed by Haveit Neox: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poseidon’s Abyss, designed by Haveit Neox: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we talk to Corvi Ashdene. owner of The Dark Fae, about what is involved in bringing a store to the Faire.

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Fantasy Faire 2015: Odyssey, designed by Alia Baroque: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Odyssey, designed by Alia Baroque: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 11th May for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be paying the second of our visits to the fabulous Fantasy Faire.

In last week’s show we talked to organisers and developers of the Faire and its different aspects. This week, we’ll be talking to Zander Greene and Gabrielle Riel who, with Elrik Merlin, were behind Fantasy Faire Radio (and Zander also played a major part in Faire organisation).

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poseidon's Abyss, designed by Haveit Neox: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poseidon’s Abyss, designed by Haveit Neox: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be talking to some of the people who were involved in the event: Garnet Psaltery, who was one of the organisers of the Literary Festival; Aelva, who organised the amazing Night Theatre shows (which packed the region every night of the Fire); Stevie Basevi and Belial Darwinian, who were behind the Sanctuary Roleplayers whose roleplay The Trial of Lut ran throughout the Faire, just one of three highly successful roleplays that invited visitors to watch and to interact.

And we’ll be talking to Corvi Ashdene. owner of The Dark Fae, about what is involved in bringing a store to the Faire.

Fantasy Faire 2015: YoZakura, designed by Nya Alchemy: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: YoZakura, designed by Nya Alchemy: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Once again, we have some outrageously beautiful things to show you – so so do join us, at 2pm today!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poppetsborough, designed by Luna Barak, Alrunia Ahn and Kyra Reiter: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poppetsborough, designed by Luna Barak, Alrunia Ahn and Kyra Reiter: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we pay the first of two visits to the fabulous Fantasy Faire – is now on the web.

 

 

This beautiful and incredibly popular event – which to date has raised over L$7,911,835 (US$ 31,647) – ended on May 3rd, and you can find out more on the website at: fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

 

Fantasy Faire 2015: Spires of Andolys, designed Jaimy Hancroft and Eowyn Swords: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Spires of Andolys, designed Jaimy Hancroft and Eowyn Swords: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

We talk to Faire organiser, Elizabeth Tinsley; event sponsor and Literary Festival co-organiser, Judi Newall; Aisling Sinclair, the producer and director of the Hunt; and Jaimy Hancroft and Eowyn Swords, the designers of the awesome Spires of Andolys region (which sold for L$370,000 at the Live Auction at the end of Fantasy Faire!).

 

Fantasy Faire 2015: Ravenshold, designed Rynn Verwood: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Ravenshold, designed Rynn Verwood: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Fantasy Faire calendar cover: The Faerie Court - photograph by Ursula Floresby

Fantasy Faire calendar cover: The Faerie Court – photograph by Ursula Floresby

The Fantasy Faire Calendar for 2015 has been released in the real world!

You can now buy your own slice of Fantasy Faire to share with friends and relatives in the real world (and raise money at the same time for Relay for Life of Second Life).

Fantasy Faire calendar January: Hope’s Horizon - photograph by Justen Tyme

Fantasy Faire calendar January: Hope’s Horizon – photograph by Justen Tyme

The calendar is available on lulu.com at www.lulu.com/shop/elizabeth-tinsley/fantasy-faire-2015/calendar/product-21954745.html, and is priced at US$14.99 (UK£12.18 – you’ll have to check other currencies for yourselves!) and, with 3-5 days delivery, really makes the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family.

All profits from sales will go to Relay for Life of Second Life.

The calendar contains twelve beautiful images of fantastic kingdoms, mysterious temples and enchanted forests. It celebrates the Fantasy Faire 2014 with exquisite pictures capture the amazing creativity of the worlds designed for the Faire and keep both the beauty of place and purpose alive in our hearts for the coming year.

Fantasy Faire calendar August: Medhir Woods - photograph by Judith Lefevre

Fantasy Faire calendar August: Medhir Woods – photograph by Judith Lefevre

The pictures were chosen from those entered in the Fantasy Faire Calendar competition, submitted through the Flickr group.

The photographers are:

MONTHS
Cover: Faerie Court – Ursula Floresby
January – Hope’s Horizon – Justen Tyme
February – Asperatus – Alisaundra Andel
March – Palace of Tears – Wildstar Beaumont
April – Mourningvale Thicket – Caitlin Tobias
May – Fairelands Junction – Cayenne Republic
June – Heavenslough – Vylna Daviau
July – Wiggenstead Mooring – Gabrielle Swindlehurst
August – Medhir Woods – Judith Lefevre
September – Faerie Court – Tamarind Silverfall
October – Blackwater Glenn – CharuStar
November – Hope’s Horizon – Beq Janus
December – Sanctum – Pokute Burt

Fantasy Faire calendar October: Blackwater Glenn - photograph by CharuStar

Fantasy Faire calendar October: Blackwater Glenn – photograph by CharuStar

It will also be available inworld shortly on the Marketplace for L$500 – and I believe that there will be a special extra with that – but I will tell you about that when it’s released!

In the meantime, why not stock up on a special real world Christmas present for those you love – and maybe one for yourself too?

Fantasy Faire calendar February: Asperatus - photograph by Alisaundra Andel

Fantasy Faire calendar February: Asperatus – photograph by Alisaundra Andel

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – our special Thanksgiving celebration – is now on the web.

This year, we’ve invited some of the people with roles to play behind the camera – Aisling Sinclair, our director, Wildstar Beaumont, our photographer, and LaPiscean Liberty, owner of SLArtist and Aview TV, two of the channels that screen Designing Worlds. They will be talking about their many projects and the fun things they have been doing. Aisling hosts the event in her beautiful new home, designed by Pamela Galli of La Galleria – and Pamela also supplied the amazing dining table too!

Thanksgiving Dinner at Aisling's home

Thanksgiving Dinner at Aisling’s home

And we are also joined by Elizabeth Tinsley, the organiser of Fantasy Faire, who has some very exciting news about the Fantasy Faire calendar which – very shortly – you’ll be able to obtain in Second Life – and in real life too – with profits going to support Relay for Life in Second Life. And here is one of the THREE choices of covers that you can have for your calendar!

Fantasy Faire Calendar Cover Heavenslough

Fantasy Faire Calendar Cover Heavenslough

Also this week’s photographs are very special; as fans of the Prim Perfect Jigsaw will already know, rather than sending Wildstar to photograph a location this week, we asked him to choose his favourite photographs from all the years that he has been taking pictures for the show … What has he chosen? You’ll have to watch the show to find out – but here’s a sneak peek!

Coeur Sims - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Coeur Sims – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

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Rescene at Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Rescene at Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 17th November at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit Arctic Greenhouse (home of some really stunning plants) to meet its owner, Logan Bauer, and find out all about an amazing Second Life tool he has developed called Rescene.

Logan originally developed Rescene as a result of a hunt game he created, but then he realised that it could be used for tours and games, and, perhaps above all, for film-making. We certainly agreed – Rescene played a crucial part in staging The Blackened Mirror.

Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

We’ll be talking to Logan about how Rescene works, and then we’ll be looking at Rescene in work, with the aid of Terra Volitant who was Rescene Director for The Blackened Mirror. There’ll be samples of different projects – including a test run of a mermaid ballet that is a work in progress.

And there’s a very special treat for all Blackened Mirror fans as we preview a Director’s commentary of Episode 1 of Season 2, explaining how we made the show.

Interrogation in Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

Interrogation in Season 2 Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror

Join us today – it’s going to be a terrific show!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel,  the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Arctic Greenhouse, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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