The Night Fantastic: A Fantasy Faire Radio Celebration

Two years ago, Fan­ta­sy Faire Radio moved from being an annu­al event radio sta­tion run­ning only dur­ing the Faire, to year-round broad­cast­ing.  It has tak­en a lot more than a will and a playlist to make this shift pos­si­ble for a vol­un­teer-run sta­tion. It’s required DJs, pro­duc­tion, spon­sors — and most of all, lis­ten­ers.

Fan­ta­sy Faire Radio pro­vides music and spe­cial pro­grams for lis­ten­ers from all over the world every month. We invite you to come and cel­e­brate, and let us say, “Thank you” to our friends, spon­sors and lis­ten­ers for help­ing us to make this vision a real­i­ty.

The Night Fan­tas­tic: A Fan­ta­sy Faire Radio Cel­e­bra­tion

Sun­day, July 21st, 2–4 pm Pacif­ic

at the Elven For­est Ball­room, with music by DJ Elrik Mer­lin.

Dress Code: Fan­ta­sy /Medieval

Note: Elven For­est is an adult region, and child avatars are not per­mit­ted.


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The Elven For­est has a locked land­ing point, but you’re sure to find the par­ty if you fol­low these sim­ple steps:

  1. When you arrive on the region, step past the “Wel­come to the Elven For­est” and through the mar­ket area to the south­west.
  2. Find the sign list­ing the sky­box loca­tions, with the tele­port pad in front.
  3. Touch the tele­port pad and chose “For­est Ball­room”
  4. When the light beam appears, sit to tele­port.

There will be help­ful Elven For­est Staff avail­able to assist you.  IM Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er if you get hope­less­ly lost.

Our grate­ful thanks to Bel­ladaine Night­fire and Dark Moon, own­ers of The Elven For­est, who gra­cious­ly agreed to let us vis­it their realm for this event.

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Enter a realm of enchant­ment and mag­ic, where ancient trees rock to the beat, and sprites trace bright melodies in the night air.  Join Fan­ta­sy Faire Radio for The Night Fan­tas­tic.

The Space Programme: 50 Years Since Apollo 11

Music from space – and a spe­cial doc­u­men­tary on the Apol­lo 11 mis­sion.

Tomor­row in 1969, 50 years ago, the first human being stepped out of the Apol­lo 11’s Lunar Excur­sion Mod­ule and set foot on the Moon. Today we cel­e­brate that achieve­ment in music, and with a 1969 radio doc­u­men­tary cre­at­ed from actu­al­i­ty and music of the time.

The Apol­lo 11 mis­sion was launched on July 16, 1969, car­ry­ing Com­man­der Neil Arm­strong, Com­mand Mod­ule Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Mod­ule Pilot ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, Jr. On July 20, Arm­strong and Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon. Arm­strong became the first to step onto the lunar sur­face six hours lat­er on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 min­utes lat­er. Lat­er, they suc­cess­ful­ly returned – ful­fill­ing Pres­i­dent John F Kennedy’s 1961 speech which includ­ed the words,

…I believe that this nation should com­mit itself: to achiev­ing the goal, before this decade is out, of land­ing a man on the moon and return­ing him safe­ly to the Earth. No sin­gle space project in this peri­od will be more impres­sive to mankind, or more impor­tant for the long-range explo­ration of space; and none will be so dif­fi­cult, or expen­sive to accom­plish.”

Today’s pro­gramme com­mem­o­rates this momen­tous event. In addi­tion to an eclec­tic col­lec­tion of music from, and about, space, space trav­el, the Moon and more, we include Moon­walk! – a spe­cial radio doc­u­men­tary by Peter Car­bines* on the Apol­lo 11 mis­sion based on actu­al­i­ty, painstak­ing­ly record­ed from the broad­cast cov­er­age of the time, and woven into a sto­ry of the mis­sion with appro­pri­ate, and equal­ly eclec­tic, music of the peri­od, includ­ing as it does every­thing from the Moody Blues to the Bea­t­les, Pink Floyd, and Holst. We rec­om­mend that you lis­ten on head­phones for the best expe­ri­ence.

Moon­walk! will be broad­cast at 11am and 7pm Pacif­ic Time (19:00 and 03:00 in the UK).

Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. To lis­ten, click here to start your play­er if your brows­er is set up to pass streams to an exter­nal play­er. 

You can also lis­ten via TuneIn, either with their web site or via the TuneIn App.

*Moon­walk! was cre­at­ed by Peter Car­bines for Pyra­me­dia Pro­duc­tions, August-Sep­tem­ber 1969.

The Musical Magpie: Balkan sampler

The Musical Magpie

Com­pli­cat­ed rhythms, unique vocal tech­niques, stringed instru­ments both plucked and bowed, flutes—and bag­pipes! Of course I wouldn’t for­get the bag­pipes. On Sun­day, July 14, 12:30–2:00 pm Pacif­ic or Sec­ond Life time, the Musi­cal Mag­pie, Otenth Paderborn’s month­ly pro­gram of world, folk, and roots music, will sam­ple music from the Balkan penin­su­la.

Lis­ten on Radio Riel Main or Volksmusik, or join us for a lis­ten­ing par­ty in Sec­ond Life at the ruins in Europa Wulfen­bach.

Tune in to Radio Riel month­ly on the sec­ond Sun­day of the month from 12:30–2:00 pm Pacif­ic or Sec­ond Life time for The Musi­cal Mag­pie.

Please click here to start your play­er if your brows­er is set up to pass streams to an exter­nal play­er. 

You can also lis­ten via TuneIn, either with their web site or via the TuneIn App.

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