* * Fantasy Faire 2022, April 21 – May 8* *
A Benefit for the American Cancer Society
Many Realms – One Vision.
Fantasy Faire 2022: Building a World Without Cancer
Since 2009, Fantasy Faire has been the largest gathering of fantasy
designers, enthusiasts, role-players, and performers in the virtual
world of Second Life®. It is also one of the most successful Relay For
Life (RFL) fundraising teams worldwide. The 2021 Faire ranked 19th out
of 5,000 RFL teams around the globe. Over its fourteen years, the Faire
has raised close to $530,000 US Dollars, or over L$133,250,000 Linden
For the past five years, the Faire has dedicated its fundraising
efforts to the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) global service and
support programs, including the recently launched project BEACON
(Building Expertise, Advocacy, and Capacity for Oncology Navigation).
A partnership with nine health institutions and organizations in
Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, BEACON builds on the
success of similar ACS programs in the US and elsewhere. The project
answers the call from healthcare professionals and cancer patients in
those areas for life-saving information that can dramatically increase
survival rates. “Fantasy Faire is one of the cornerstones of our vital
work,” says Kristie McComb, Managing Director of Global Capacity
Development and Patient Support at the ACS. “It’s an inspiring example
of a global community working together to address a global challenge.”
The Faire has long been considered the premier annual shopping event
for fantasy-themed merchandise in Second Life, showcasing fantasy
avatars, clothing, furnishings, gadgets, and exclusive items by 250 of
the grid’s top fantasy creators. In addition, Faire visitors enjoy dance
and theater performances; attend auctions, art galleries, and a
Literary and Film Festival; and share in an interactive quest and
roleplaying events and classes.
Fantasy Faire Radio provides the soundtrack for visitors exploring
the Fairelands, featuring music from blockbuster fantasy films along
with a rich variety of world music traditions. A second radio station,
“Live at the Fairechylde” features DJs spinning an upbeat, eclectic mix
of tracks including classic rock, club music, jazz, blues, and pop hits.
In 2021, more than 30,000 unique listeners tuned in from over 150
countries around the world.
It all comes to life again this year when the Fairelands return on April 21st.
“I’m always deeply moved that a realm made of ones and zeros has become
home to a global community capable of affecting positive change for all
humankind” says Elizabeth Tinsley, Executive Director of Fantasy Faire.
“It doesn’t stop at the border between the virtual and the physical. In
fact, that’s where the real magic truly starts.”
Fantasy Faire 2022 will be open to the public April 21 – May 8. The
SLurl to the event will be found on the website on our opening day. We
welcome you to come and join the story.
Fantasy Faire 2022 is made possible by the generous support of our
Region and Event Sponsors, all of whom you can learn more about on the
Faire’s website. For more information please contact one of the Faire
Are you or a loved one battling cancer? Find out how many ways the American Cancer Society is there to help. Visit cancer.org or call (US) 800-227-2345.
RFL in SL: www.relayforlife.org/secondlife
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