The short documentary titled Faerieworlds: The Experience, an episode I created for my self-produced and hosted show called Outta This World: The Art of Sci-fi-and Fantasy, has been featured by some of the most renowned folk in the mystic community. From a prominent spot on the Faerieworlds event main page to posts on Into the Mythic, creators of the award-winning film Mythic Journeys; Elvenworld, captured by Elizabeth Saenz, spiritual guru and author of The Expanded Gateway; Squidoo and more.
Documenting Faerieworlds has been one of the most unique experiences I’ve had the opportunity to take part of throughout my career as an on-camera personality and storyteller. It’s true that I have a love of creating costumes and joining in with others that don creative attire; however, when I first started this project, I thought it’d just be that: a fun event where I’d get to see cool costumes.After speaking with some of the founders, one of whom was famous fantasy artist Brian Froud, I realized that Faerieworlds wasn’t just a bunch of people camping out for a weekend of festivities, it was a time and place for those labeled “strange” or “different” to meet and bond with one another in a creative and safe environment where labels didn’t exist. They could simply be themselves. I was awed by the shift in perspective that was so vastly different from the world most of us live in, where I have been called “geek” far too many times for simply reading books, playing video games or visiting a Renn Faire (in full costume, of course). And so the experience creating this documentary truly touched my soul. My goal was to, hopefully, do the same by sharing this story with everyone else. All while making it fun… because, well, that’s just my style!
Faerieworlds also deserves a huge thank you for it’s kindness to Mother Earth. This unique festival focuses on the environment and social organizations that work towards creating a better future for mankind. All of their materials are printed on recycled paper, foodware is biodegradable, and the food caters to organic and vegetarian foodies (like me).
Faerieworlds is the largest mythical festival on the West Coast and an annual pilgrimage for lovers of faerie, costumes, music, art and transformation. This festival features world-renowned fantasy artists, Grammy-award winning musicians and enchanting entertainment, along with an entire village of art, clothing and craft vendors. Find out more on the Faerieworlds site!
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