Friday, April 24, 2015

Events: Photography From The First Day of Fantasy Faire 2015


Poseidon's Abyss by Haveit Neox and view of Fantasy Faire behind

Second Life's annual Fantasy Faire opened on Thursday across 13 regions.  The event runs through May 3 and benefits the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Second life residents look forward to great builds and displays at the event, and this year's Fantasy Faire does not disappoint.

The event was packed on Thursday evening when I visited. There was substantial lag in many areas due to the number of people and scripts and animations running across the region. I did not crash, but had to keep my photography on high and not ultra settings as I usually do. It took a while for scenes to rez in. I wanted to photograph all 13 regions, but only managed to get images for 5 regions which I show here due to slow texture loading.


Poseidon's Abyss

One event standout is a gorgeous art installation by the incomparable Haveit Neox called Poseidon's Abyss.  Underwater galleries and hidden spaces eventually lead to Poseidon and his minions who lie in terror of his pitched fork. I featured two of Haveit's magnificent installations here recently, City Inside Out at LEA 20, and the Hall of the Centaurs at Verdigris City, and particularly like Poseidon's Adventure because of its unique aquatic theme and setting.

Here is a direct SLurl to the installation. Enter by walking up the ramp at the landing point and then head down the ramp underwater:

Watch That Pitchfork Poseidon!


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The organizers of Fantasy Faire request that attendees teleport to the central portal below, which is located underwater. Due to heavy attendance I am running SLurls to other recommended  destinations in case you have problems arriving here:

Fairelands Junction (Central Portal):
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fairelands%20Junction/134/130/2


Fairelands Junction
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Ichi-go Ichi-e (Sponsored by The Looking Glass):
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IchiGo%20IchiE/77/131/45


Ichi-go Ichi-e
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Sylvan of Spells (Sponsored by Merchants of Dreams):
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sylvan%20of%20Spells/81/128/46


Sylvan of Spells
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Spires of Andolys (Sponsored by Dwarfins):
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spires%20of%20Andolys/140/118/48


Spires of Andolys
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Links:

To find our more about this event, perhaps the best done annual mega-event (10 regions or more)  on the Second Life calendar, with gorgeous builds and great shopping:

Web Site:
https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/FantasyFaireSL

Calendar of Events:
https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/events-2/calendar-of-events/

Press Release for more information:
https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/press-release/

To see my coverage and photography from the 2014 Fantasy Faire:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2014/05/make-sure-to-catch-2014-fantasy-faire.html


Fantasy Faire was packed on opening day across 13 regions

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