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Waiting for the Fairelands to disappear into the mists, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Waiting for the Fairelands to disappear into the mists, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we paid our final visit to Fantasy Faire 2019.

DW401 – Fantasy Faire 2019 Part III from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We talked to the Faire organiser David Abbot, in charge of operations, and he explains what a mammoth task it is keeping something like the Faire running, and how the community comes together to help.

Twilight Spring, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Twilight Spring, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also visited Genesia and talked to its creators, Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis, about the amazing worlds they created above and below the waves – and the dance performances they staged there.

Beneath the waves in Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Beneath the waves in Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And finally, we explored the stunningly beautiful Midas, created by Alia Baroque.

Midas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Midas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can read more about Fantasy Faire here: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

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Masked Ball on Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Masked Ball on Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we pay our final visit to Fantasy Faire 2019.

The show goes live on Monday 17th June at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

We talk to the Faire organiser David Abbot, in charge of operations, and he explains what a mammoth task it is keeping something like the Faire running, and how the community comes together to help.

Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also visit Genesia and talk to its creators, Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis, about the amazing worlds they created above and below the waves – and the dance performances they staged there.

And finally, we explore the stunningly beautiful Midas, created by Alia Baroque.

Midas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Midas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It all makes for a beautiful show, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

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More information about the Faire: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Waiting for the Fairelands to disappear in to the mists, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Waiting for the Fairelands to disappear in to the mists, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The Celestial Plain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Celestial Plain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this, our 400th episode (!) of Designing Worlds, we paid our second of three visits to Fantasy Faire 2019.

DW400 – Fantasy Faire 2019 Part II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We spoke to the Faire organiser Zander Greene, who talked about the project the Faire was fund-raising for this year – the Kenyatta National Hospital Hope Lodge in Nairobi, Kenya – as well as discussing the Fantasy Faire Radio region, The Celestial Plain, and the many events that were staged there.

Bayounimba, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bayounimba, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also visited Bayounimba and talked to Stevie Basevi, who headed the Roleplay activities at the Faire about the different groups that were involved along with related activities in the region.

Then finally, we talked to Aisling Sinclair, who organised the Quest – The Lair of Lantoris – for the Faire this year, and Thornfast, the region in which it took place.

Thornfast, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Thornfast, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In addition we take flythroughs of several regions including The Shrine Tree by The Looking Glass.

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More information about the Faire: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this, our 400th episode (!) of Designing Worlds, we pay our second of three visits to Fantasy Faire 2019.

The show goes live on Monday 10th June at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

The Celestial Plain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Celestial Plain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to the Faire organiser Zander Greene, who talks about the project the Faire was fund-raising for this year – the Kenyatta National Hospital Hope Lodge in Nairobi, Kenya – as well as discussing the Fantasy Faire Radio region, The Celestial Plain, and the many events that were staged there.

We also visit Bayounimba and talk to Stevie Basevi, who headed the Roleplay activities at the Faire about the different groups that were involved along with related activities in the region.

Bayounimba, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bayounimba, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then finally, we talk to Aisling Sinclair, who organised the Quest – The Lair of Lantoris – for the Faire this year, and Thornfast, the region in which it took place.

In addition we take flythroughs of several regions including The Shrine Tree by The Looking Glass.

It all makes for a beautiful show, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

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More information about the Faire: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Thornfast, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Thornfast, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The Light of Va'loth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Light of Va’loth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode of Designing Worlds we paid the first of three special visits to the stunning Fantasy Faire (held in April and May this year).

DW399 – Fantasy Faire 2019 Part I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In this episode we talk to one of the main organisers of the Faire, Elizabeth Tinsley, as well as creators and designers, some of the organisers of events within the Fire, and some of the people behind the scenes who together with vendors and sponsors make up one of the biggest fundraisers in the virtual world, this year raising over $68,000US for the American Cancer Society’s Hope Hostel in Kenya.

Tensor's Flying Market, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tensor’s Flying Market, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And, of course, there will be plenty of footage and photos of this years beautiful and stunning regions, filmed by Elrik Merlin, Saffia Widdershins and Beq Janus, and photographed by Wildstar Beaumont.

Trollhaugen, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Trollhaugen, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this first episode of the new season of Designing Worlds, we’re paying the first of three special visits to the stunning Fantasy Faire (held in April and May this year).

Sanguinely Gardens, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sanguinely Gardens, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

The show goes live on Monday 3rd June at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Department of Discarded Curiousities, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode we talk to one of the main organisers of the Faire, Elizabeth Tinsley, as well as creators and designers, some of the organisers of events within the Fire, and some of the people behind the scenes who together with vendors and sponsors make up one of the biggest fundraisers in the virtual world, this year raising over $68,000US for the American Cancer Society’s Hope Hostel in Kenya.

The Light of Va'loth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Light of Va’loth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And, of course, there will be plenty of footage and photos of this years beautiful and stunning regions, filmed by Elrik Merlin, Saffia Widdershins and Beq Janus, and photographed by Wildstar Beaumont.

Trollhaugen, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It all makes for a beautiful show, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

More information about the Faire: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Tensor's Flying Market, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tensor’s Flying Market, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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Erstwhile Station ships, photographed by Elrik Merlin

Erstwhile Station ships, photographed by Elrik Merlin

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – the first episode of our autumn/fall season, where we take a look at the story behind ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES, the 15-minute machinima produced by Caledonia Skytower, Honey Heart and our very own Elrik Merlin, is now on the web!

DW379 – The Making of ‘Arrivals & Departures’ from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Saffia Widdershins and guest co-host Corwyn Allen talk to the film-makers about how the production came about and how it was made, in the special theatre created by Honey Heart for the premiere; and we talk to Marcus Inkpen of in-world creators The Looking Glass who produced the build, Erstwhile Station, in which the story is set.

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES is a 15-minute machinima shot in Second Life®, based on a short story written as part of Fantasy Faire 2018, the tenth annual virtual world-based fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society.

Arrivals and Departures poster

Arrivals and Departures poster

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES presents a glimpse into two individual journeys that are brought together and shared one last time, in a story set in a vibrant, steampunk-inspired, fantasy environment. As the action transitions from a public encounter into a more personal, private exchange, the film highlights the vital importance of storytelling, harking back to an earlier time when tales were woven into a verbal tradition that was handed down by word of mouth.

Though the word is never uttered in the film, it addresses aspects of our attitudes towards death. Interwoven within is a reminder that while those who leave us pass beyond our reach, we may continue to carry them within us, breathing life into their passions and ideals, by teaching what we have learned from them, and inspiring others.

Erstwhile Lounge, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Erstwhile Lounge, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The programme includes the complete film, and a slideshow of production shots plus images from the premiere, taken by Wildstar Beaumont.

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