The Fantasy Faire winds up this weekend and I’ve tried to keep up with the literally hundreds of blogs about the Faire, and list them as I’ve found them. Sources have been large – from personally scanning hundreds of blogging feeds to picking up on those which go through this website’s dashboard faster than you sink into the sea at a SIM crossing, to those bloggers who emailed or IM’ed either myself or Evangeline Miles.
I guarentee, however, that I missed a good many of the blogs and media attention towards the Faire, so would like to take this opportunity to whole-heartedly add my own thanks to everybody who blogged and got the word out on the Faire this year. There will still be many blog posts yet to come, as avatars catch up with everything they’ve purchased from all the fantastic creators we have at the Faire. Feel free to add your own blog posts over the next week onto the comments area on the FF Talk page.
Now, a couple of mentions from my own side -
Some top blogger and photographer callouts mainly for sheer volume and hard work, because I know these people particularly cared about their posts, and providing them for us and importantly, their precense around the Faire noticably added to ‘The Fantasy’ -
- Shayariel Teardrop, who happens to be one of the Fantasy Faire writers here on this blog, and whom I found wandering the Faire – ALL WEEK, attending many of the events, and on call when I quickly was asked for some Great Gate photographs – and she had them done within minutes. At last count, Shay had blogged 15 personal blogs about the Faire, not to mention the articles she provided for this website. And she has put up a lot of images onto the Fantasy Faire Flickr group also. (Find Beulah’s links to her posts on the FF Talk page)
- Beulah Mills, who to date, has written 7 blog posts personally, as one of Evie’s official bloggers – and I would like to highlight Beulah’s attention to her posts – she has meticulously included picks from FF creators which will cater for those avatars who aren’t as much into fantasy clothing. (Find Shayariel’s links to her posts on the FF Talk page)
- Wildstar Beaumont, who has a stunning portfolio of images – covering all of the SIMs, and many of the people at the Faire, on our FF Flickr group. (despite Wildstar twice outbidding me on certain items at the Fantasy Faire auctions, I bare no ill-will for this particular person, lol)
- Villemo Inglewood, who again has populated the Flickr group with an impressive range of beautiful images taken at the Faire.
- Dagmar Haiku, for again, a large range of photographs shared on Flickr, and for Dagmar’s precense at many of the events on Central Stage, and the announcements of Tiny Tea Parties which made me grin everytime I read the FF group in-world.
On the Flickr note, I have taken the liberty of putting together a gallery for each of the Fantasy Faire SIMs, using all of the images found on our group. Unfortunately Flickr doesn’t allow me to add my own images to galleries, so there are around 40 of the SIM snapshots which can’t appear within these galleries. At some point I’ll create a pseudo-logon and upload those to add to the Galleries (links below). However, thanks to the people mentioned above, and many others, the galleries make a collection of the Faire to browse through.
Link - Flickr Galleries
There are so many other bloggers who have written many great blog posts, and I also have the other Fantasy Faire writers to thank for their interviewing of our main sponsors and additional articles and photographs taken and shared here on this website. And of course, without all the hard work of the Friends Fighting Cancer Executive, Operations, and Set-Up team members, there would not have been a Fantasy Faire this year to write about. For a list of these, please see the link below.
Link – Fantasy Faire Teams
Thank You ALL
And it’s not finished yet – there’s still a full day of Fantasy to go!