Monday, February 20, 2012

STORYFEST 2012 Scheduled ... Call for Participants!


StoryFest is a partnership between the Branwen Arts Cooperative, and the STORIES UNLIMITED! hippo-group.  Our goal is to present a day of stories presented in a variety of methods:  Traditional Telling, Literature, Theatre, etc. 

Saturday, March 10th at “Here Be Pictsies!” in Bran.  10am to 1pm, and 2pm to 5pm.  Presentation slots will be available in half hour and hour increments.  Multiple performers can share a single slot (please specify when waving your hand at us and saying "Me! Me please!")

Anyone who is currently presenting stories in Second Life in any manner that is a live performance.  Presentations should fit within 30 or 60 minute performance slots, and be presentable in live Voice.  Some limited performance slots for more elaborate presentations are possible.  No stream will be available for individual performers. 

There will be a resource area near the Landing Zone where guests attending can click on an image you provide and receive notecard information about you, where and when they can find you on the grid, freebie giveaways if you want . . . whatever.  This is designed to help you promote what you do beyond the festival, and hopefully draw new audiences to your story events (and cut down on the amount of time and prims it would take to set this up at individual venues).

Contact Caledonia Skytower or Dubhna Rhiadra via notecard by March 1.  Please be sure to include the length of slot you are interested in, some reference to what and where you currently present on the grid, what you intend to present at StoryFest, and any technical needs you might hope for (prims needed etc.). PLEASE NOTE AGAIN: No Stream will be available for individual presenters.

The StoryFest performances will be confirmed by March 5th, and the final schedule published at that time.

The organizers reserve the right to review the performers submitting and accept those performances & performers that they feel best fit the goals of the festival.

NOTE: World Storytelling Day, which celebrates Traditionally Told Tales, will be the next weekend on March 20th around the world, with this year's theme of "Trees."

BOOFEST 2011 In Pictures (Finally)

Derry McMahon (above) and Aoife Lorefield with "The Red Headed Ghost"

Stranger Nightfire and his unfailing sense of occassion!

The delightful menace that is Crap Mariner...then there's his stories!

Caledonia Skytower with "Danse Macabre"

Alvetra Karu with "A Cask of Amontillado"

Dubhna Rhiadra with Ghost Stories by Edith Wharton

"A Diva Scorned" with Freda Frostbite (RL Author Stephanie Mesler ..
Gyro Muggins does  hard time in the Story Circle

Lycanthia Wolfhunter and "The Evil Desire Machines of Dr. Shin"
Thanks one and all for making BooFest 2011 such a delight...sorry it took so long to get these up (Real Life, that thing that happens while you are making virtual plans!)