SL Fantasy Faire 2015

SL Fantasy Faire 2015

Aaaaah April, spring flowers, sunny days, and iced tea on the porch…

…Oh wait, that’s real life.  In Second Life, the end of April can mean only one thing: SL Fantasy Faire time!!!! Woohoo!!! 

Yes my virtual peeps, the SL Fantasy Faire is the most highly anticipated time of year for this virtual goddess who loves to play fae. The 2015 SL Fantasy Faire ran from April 23rd – May 3rd, and as usual, it just didn’t last long enough.

What is so special about the Fantasy Faire you ask?
Oh, I’m so glad you asked! Let me tell you 🙂
(Btw, you can click on the pics below to see their glorious, large size counterparts in my Flickr stream.)

The Freebies and Fantastic Sales

Yes, it’s true, this gorgeous skin shown below was included in the set of two freebie low-lag (but high quality!) avvies given away at the Faire. The dress was a special Faire only item that sported a whopping L$50 price tag! I don’t know about you, but that’s enough to make this faery go squee!

SL Fantasy Faire Freebies and Fantastic Sales
Dress is Nimue Special Edition by Evie’s Closet. Skin is Valari Immortalia by Plastik and came with the free Arahven avvie. Lady Gwynevere Floral Crown by [MUSE]/NSP.

The Shows

Particle shows, music and dance shows, shows with messages of love and hope. All were found at this year’s Faire! The pic below is from one of the many mind boggling and awe inspiring light and sound shows that were brought to us by the talented Faire performers.

Particle light and sound show at SL Fantasy Faire 2015
Particle light and sound show at SL Fantasy Faire 2015. Set amid the lovely Ichi-go Ichi-e dance pavilion.

The Fabulous Avvies

Ooooh the fabulous avvies! Naturally the Fantasy Faire is a magnet for all beings magical and fantastic. My favorite kind of beings 🙂 I was fortunate enough to spend some time chilling with my most wonderful and creative friends.

Prettyflower and Redd Wolf  showing off their new skins and stuff :D
Prettyflower and Redd Wolf showing off their new skins and stuff 😀 His is from Fallen Gods, hers is from Plastik.
Mer Folk in the Odyssey sim.
Mer Folk in the Odyssey sim. Brice Meda, Prettyflower Vale, and Sam Puren. What a fun evening we had!

The Hunt

Aside from the previously mentioned freebies and bargains found throughout the Faire, there is a fun and challenging hunt that provides a plethora of high quality, squee-worthy prizes! There are so many, it usually takes weeks, months, even all year to go through them all, depending on how motivated I am, lol.

One of the Hunt hint and prize givers, Bisclavet.
One of the Hunt hint and prize givers, Bisclavet. Oh and look! It’s *the* Devin Vaughn in person! The man the prize giver was modeled after.  Check out Devin’s Flickr stream if you want to be amazed by gorgeous photos with clever stories.
Lighted Candle Horns Hunt Prize
These awesome lighted candle horns were one of the many fabulous hunt prizes at SL Fantasy Faire 2015

The Gorgeous Sim Builds
Last but not least, and perhaps my most favorite part of the SL Fantasy Faire: the fantastic sim builds. I am more awestruck and amazed by the breathtaking builds every year! And of course the hunt took us through all the sims and made sure we didn’t miss out on anything.

Ichi-go Ichi-e was one of my favorite sims in the 2015 SL Fantasy Faire.
Ichi-go Ichi-e was one of my favorite sims in the 2015 SL Fantasy Faire.
The beautiful landing spot was a smaller version of the dance pavilion with its Elven arches and giant flowers.
Gorgeous sunset behind the spirit tree at Ichi-go Ichi-e.
Gorgeous sunset behind the spirit tree at Ichi-go Ichi-e.
This little beauty was found while looking for the hunt prize in the Sylvan of Spells Sim.
This little beauty was found while looking for the hunt prize in the Sylvan of Spells sim.
I absolutely adored the buildings in the Sylvan of Spells!
I absolutely adored the buildings in the Sylvan of Spells!
Walls and foundations made from books, and gorgeous windows with stained wood leaves and flowers.
The sails and water of Valencia were captivating
The sails and water of Valencia were captivating and beautiful enough to take my mind off any thoughts of seasickness.
 wonders found inside the stores and stalls
The wonders found inside the stores and stalls were befitting of the beautiful sims where they were found. This was found in Valencia.
The amazing Poseidon's Abyss sim, below the water.
The amazing Poseidon’s Abyss sim, below the water. This was another one of my favorite builds.
Poseidon's Abyss above the water. What a view!
Poseidon’s Abyss above the water. What a view!

I highly encourage you to click those pics and go check out my Flickr Stream (pages 3-5 for Faire pics, I think) to see even more pics of the fabulous SL Fantasy Faire’s magnificent sim builds! They were truly awe inspiring, and there are so many more photos to check out. I even collected those Fantasy Faire pics into a convenient album for easy perusal.

Did you go to the Fantasy Faire? Have a Flickr photo stream or album for your FFaire pics? Please, by all means, leave a comment and share your fabulous Flickr feed link with us!

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