Faerieworlds

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Faerieworlds is an annual music and arts festival currently held annually in Oregon. The festival's primary theme is the "realm of the faerie". As of 2015, the festival will move to Hornings Hidoeut near Portland on September 4-6, after many recent festivals have been held at Mount Pisgah in the Howard Buford Park Recreation Area southeast of Eugene, Oregon.[1][2]

Events[edit]

The festival features artists and authors, musicians and crafters whose work is connected to or inspired by folklore, specifically faerie lore.[3] Faerieworlds was started by Emilio and Kelly Miller-Lopez of the musical group Woodland (band), and Robert Gould of the transmedia arts company Imaginosis.

Locations[edit]

Faerieworlds Festivals have now taken place in Sedona and Prescott, Arizona, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Los Angeles, California, North Plains, Oregon, and from 2005 to 2008 at Secret House Winery in Veneta, Oregon. Faerieworlds 2009 was moved to the Mount Pisgah to accommodate a larger number of daily attendees and to allow onsite camping to thousands of guests, and it has been held there in 2010-2014. In 2014, the Lane County Board of Commissioners voted to not allow Faerieworlds and another event, to use the Buford Park location for their 2015 event.[4]

Performers and artists[edit]

The festival main stage has included such acts as Donovan, Faun, Rasputina, Woodland, Johnny Cunningham, Susan McKeown, John Renbourn, Karan Casey, Gaia Consort, Treguenda, Frenchy and the Punk (formerly The Gypsy Nomads), Sharon Knight, S. J. Tucker and Heather Alexander, as well as their band Tricky Pixie, and Qntal. Artists and authors featured at Faerieworlds have included Lindsey Stirling, Brian Froud, Tony DiTerlizzi, Michael Hague, Wendy Froud, Jen Delyth, Terri Windling, Charles Vess, Charles De Lint and Amy Brown.

FaerieCon[edit]

The creators of Faerieworlds also produce an event on the east coast called FaerieCon International, which first took place on October 10 and 12 weekend, 2007-2008 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. FaerieCon moved to Baltimore in 2009 and took place at the Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in 2009-2012. In February 2012 and 2013 FaerieCon West was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faerieworlds 2009". UpcomingCons.com. 
  2. ^ "Faerieworlds Gets Reprieve". Register Guard (Eugene, Oregon). March 3, 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Proud of Froud: How puppets and pressed fairies can lead to fame and fortune.". Eugene Weekly. 
  4. ^ "County puts venue in cold storage". Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon). May 18, 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 

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