Activists protest the All Worlds Fair allowing every universe to participate.
The scene at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco last night appeared festive. Some 200 activists from a variety of organizations, including ANSWER, Not in Our Name, and Occupy Wall Street, sang protest songs, handed out leaflets, and engaged passers-by.
But their message was deeply earnest. “The All Worlds Fair,” said a Black Bloc activists who only gave his name as “Winston,” “Needs to divest itself from every universe in which South Africa is still under the rule of apartheid.”
One of artist Ai WeiWei’s recent four dimensional sculptures
Until this week, legendary Chinese artist Ai WeiWei had said he would not be attending the All Worlds Fair in San Francisco.
Now, according to communications with the All Worlds Fair Ministry of Artist Envoys, he will not only be attending but will present what he calls “the pinnacle of my recent work in four-dimensional sculpture.”
The following history of the All Worlds Fair dress code is taken from Malcolm Gladwell’s article “All Worlds, All’s Fair” in the New Amsterdam Magazine, Oct. 22, 2017.
It began on one of the quark-forward worlds of the 3,000 discontinuous histories, when the painter Truman Capote was made the official portrait artist of his universe’s turn to host the All Worlds Fair.
Breaking with tradition, the Chemical Emperor of the Orion Cluster today announced that he would honor a United Nation’s request that he not destroy earth’s moon to celebrate the opening of the All Worlds Fair.
His Majestor the Chemical Emperor has attended every All Worlds Fair since the event was held in the primordial soup of a lifeless cosmos nearly 300 of our years ago. Since that time, he has donated the resources needed to demolish the nearest orbiting satellite to the Fair in a spectacular show of light and sound as a gesture of goodwill to the Fair’s’ hosts.
The Dalai Lama of an earth which orbits the sun at a 90 degree angle to our own announced today that upon his death he will reincarnate as the emergent consciousness of IBM’s next chess playing mainframe computer, which he believes will be called “Deep Mind.”
Stating that network processing technology will shortly advance to the point where it is capable of housing an advanced consciousness, His Holiness emphasized that according to Buddhism’s “anatta” doctrine, there is no actual “self” which will transfer from his current body into the next generation computational mechanism, but rather merely a continuation of cause and effect that includes “mental events.”
The pendant had belonged first to Lord Byron, who had given it as a gift to his half-sister Augusta Lee; it is described in a section of the first edition of Manfred the Magician which was removed from subsequent drafts, according to records on file at the Oxford Library. It was “silver dull with ruby eye, affixed like fire atop night’s sky, the heart of angels so it’s told, who upon falling grew stiff and cold. Yet base metal their protests cry, can love no less than flesh that dies.”
According to the diary of a friend who mentioned the incident, Augusta-Leigh in turn gave it to a dealer in fabric and opium upon her brother’s death.
The last Ravi Shankar performs at the Sea of Tranquility amphitheater
When legendary Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar died on Dec. 11, 2012, it was widely recognized as a tragic loss for our world and music.
But what few people appreciated at the time was that he was one of the last Ravi Shankar’s left in any universe. Throughout the 3,000 discontinuous histories – and farther into the vast multiverse itself – there is, so far as we can tell, only one Ravi Shankar left anywhere.
Not everyone who has entered the All Worlds Fair has come out. Without proper documentation it is possible to get disoriented in the infinite horizons of the All World’s Fair and be stolen away by lost cultures.
To prevent this from happening again, Travelers seeking entry to and from the Fair are issued an All Worlds Passport. Since its debut this document, containing nanite encrypted alchemical sigils indicating one’s reality of origin, has so far enabled every All Worlds Traveler to explore the wonders of the multiverse and still return to approximately the same time and place they came from. (Generally within three Dyson Gradients.)