Here I sadly sit at the LitFest tour bus stop, hours after the last tour has finished. It will be a whole year until the next one ☹. At least it leaves me plenty of time to scribble some notes about my exploration of Fungalmire, the region that hosted many of the LitFest events this year.
Fungalmire is “a forest steeped in legend and myth.” It’s a place “where stories both old and new are waiting to be told.” It’s also a wooded land, where deeply worn tracks wind between amazingly large mushrooms and lead to hidden glades, fairy rings of unusual size, and shops.
One of the first things I come across, entering from Giggenwhirl, is the Stump Theater. This is where many LitFest events are held. Readings, interviews, and other LitFest happenings all have been taking place in this quiet nook off the main path.
Speaking of stumps. Look for the LitFest stumps scattered throughout the region. Touch each of the five to collect portions of a story. Each of the stumps has caved on it one of the characters from the Reynard Fox stories.
Now this is a fairy ring! They do things properly here in Fungalmire. No mean little rings of fungus some foot or two across. This is a fairy ring big enough for a fey dance company to perform in!
- Dreaming Thicket
- Analog Dog
- Bespoke Caravan