The author, an archeologist, a god, a thief — and the One Gold Ring to bind them all…

Earlier this month, a small artifact took center stage, bringing a great deal of notoriety to The Vyne, in Hampshire, England. Whilst Her Majesty was dubbed the newest Bond Girl, a ...
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Fairy Chess: not at all what you think

Fairy Chess is a variant of traditional chess, known in Fairy Chess circles as Orthodox Chess, sometimes in the form of a game, but mostly it’s comprised of chess problems. ...
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Petunia Dursley’s Magical Motivation

When an author creates characters that provoke rampant and sometimes heated discussion over motivations and histories, I’d warrant that the author has officially hit a Senior Echelon. When there is a ...
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Asylum Granted for the Gnomes of Oakland

During the chilly last weekend in January, the Gnomes of Oakland were threatened. PG&E, clearly not understanding how integrated the gnomes had become in Oakland, “announced it would remove the diminutive, ...
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The Fairy Flag of Dunvegan Castle, an alternate origin

The Fairy Flag of Dunvegen Castle is such a well-known artifact that it transcends the fairy community. Scottish history buffs and historical novel fans alike recognize it. And it is not just a ...
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Jane Austen with Wings

Fairies weren’t terribly popular in Jane Austen’s Regency England. Fairies would wait another generation, until firmly into the Victorian era, for their PR transformation from pesky to ethereal. Yet fairy wings ...
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Western Press Gets North Korean “Unicorn” Completely Wrong

Qing Dynasty Qilin North Korea found itself in the news last week for nothing that had to do with politics. Following a press release from KNCA... ...
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“Do not put baled hay into a world that has not had its Industrial Revolution.”

Part of the success in world-building is the plausibility. A couple of months ago, we brought up the way that small details can richly layer fantasy fiction world-building. We are certainly ...
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A Note About Our Fantastic Contributors

At FairyRoom, a primary goal is to involve our community. Besides pulling together the most comprehensive Fantasy-related Events Calendar on the ...
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Led Zeppelin, Lead Belly, and the Missing Boggart from Under the Bed

As quests go, it's both dire and pretty straightforward what with a giant to outmaneuver, boggarts to defeat, an attempt to stall a hangman, a damsel in distress (largely of her ...
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