Saturday, September 24, 2016

SUNDAY, September 25th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

@ 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street!
Wonderful Hound art by Matthew Stewart

Our series continues at Tea Time's summer digs at the University of Washington iSchool in SL.  THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES continues, with Kayden, and Caledonia. 

Isn't this a Sherlock Holmes mystery?  Well, where in blazes has Sherlock Holmes been for the last two weeks (or 19,000 words or so)? Ah!  Elementary, friends.  You know his methods. Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. That can only mean that Holmes is about to return!  Join us at the 221B Lounge and see how, and why?  The game is, indeed, a foot!

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      ~ At 6pm -  MAGICLAND STORYTIME  "Its A Small World of Folktales" - Caledonia continues a journey around the globe, beginning with her feet wet from Pacific waters and heading west - surfing with the Sun through stories from different lands. THIS WEEK: The Americas!, live in voice  CLICK HERE for slurl

Friday, September 23, 2016

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

All stories told in 
open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 



*Friday, September 23rdat 9 pm  TALES FROM THE GRAVEYARD -  Shandon presents works of Edgar Allan Poe direct from his local well of souls. 

*Saturday, September 24th, 
at Noon- ENCORE - Selections from PRIDE & PREJUDICE As Jane Austen's English Countryside enters its final week on LEA 8, Caledonia reprises one of the most popular of the story sessions presented over the past 6 months, live in voice. Music and dancing to follow in the spectacular ballroom  CLICK HERE for slurl


*Sunday, September 25th: 

      ~ At 1:30 pm - TEA TIME  at Baker Street our series continues at Tea Time's summer digs at the University of Washington iSchool in SL.  THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES continues, with Corwyn, Kayden, John, and Caledonia.  CLICK HERE for slurl

      ~ At 6pm -  MAGICLAND STORYTIME  "Its A Small World of Folktales" - Caledonia continues a journey around the globe, beginning with her feet wet from Pacific waters and heading west - surfing with the Sun through stories from different lands. THIS WEEK: The Americas!, live in voice  CLICK HERE for slurl

*Monday, September 26that 7 pm  Fritz Leiber's A SPECTER IS HAUNTING TEXAS  with Gyro Muggins.

*Tuesday, September 27that 7 pm  Selections from Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER with Caledonia Skytower.  BOOK DISCUSSION at CVL Central at 5:30pm slt on Wednesday, Sept 28th.

*Wednesday, September 28that 7 pm -  TBA


*Thursday, September 29th, at 7pm - FROM THE SHADOWS.  Tales that Haunt, with Shandon Loring (In Second Life and Kitely. Check Kitely event announcements for specific grid location)



Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

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All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our September- October featured charity is the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Their mission is to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, September 22, 2016

FRIDAY September 23rd at 9pm: LIVE FROM THE GRAVEYARD: Edgar Allan Poe

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LIVE FROM THE GRAVEYARD
Edgar Allan Poe

In preparation for the upcoming spooky season, the folks at the Seanchai Library are going to try a Real Life meets Virtual Worlds experiment. This Friday night, September 23rd, one of their professional storytellers, Mr. Shandon Loring, will be presenting several selections from Edgar Allan Poe – and the intriguing part is he will actually be presenting from a real 1800’s graveyard, sitting amongst the gravestones with a RL audience, using portable and wireless technology.

Who knows what unexpected surprises might happen!

Please join us for this curious presentation of not-to-be-forgotten lore presented in Living Voice

Please note this is an experimental presentation subject to vagaries of a place called the Real World.. and possibly the next world as well!



PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

THURSDAY September 21st at 7pm: CUTLASS! Three Pirate Tales with a Twist

Three Pirate Tales with a Twist
CUTLASS
SKRITCH by John Blackport

Your enemy may be your best ally.
and
DIAMONDS AND BONES by Kris Austen Radcliffe
In space, you may need to deal for the diamonds your bones need.
and
THE BOOK OF ADVENTURES by Douglas Kolacki
In the Great Depression, two brothers find two kinds of escape.


PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY

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http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai

@ 9PM - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, September 21st at 7pm: A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN Concludes ... for Now

A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

This week: Just when things seem to be falling into place, Something incredible happens that leaves Mary unsettled and searching out Holmes' counsel.

Caledonia continues  Part 1 of author Laurie R. King's adventure tonight at Seanchai Library's 221b Baker Street, currently summering at the University of Washington iSchool in SL. Live in voice.
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Monday, September 19, 2016

TUESDAY, September 20th at 7pm: The Conclusion of THE OLD COUNTRY

Faerie Maven-Pralou concludes a reading of Mordecai Gerstein‘s 2005 novel of shape-shifting, magic, war, and discovery.

“So this is what it’s like to have fingers,” the girl laughed, and pointed the bow at Gisella. “How does the world look from the other side of the crossbow?”
And so it is that Gisella learns the truth in the warning never look too long into the eyes of a foxas she finds herself trapped in the fox’s body, as the fox makes off with her own. But such is the way of things in the Old Country, where “all the fairy tales come from, where there was magic – and there was war.”
Now she must cross a country torn by war, encountering magic, bloodshed and more as she seeks to find her own body and stare once again into the eyes of the fox possessing it, and so reclaim it. But such are her experiences in crossing the ravaged land, that once she finds her body, she faces a surprising revelation and choice about her own nature. (summary text courtesy of Inara Pey)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

MONDAY September 19th at 7pm: A SPECTRE IS HAUNTING TEXAS part one


A SPECTRE IS HAUNTING TEXAS
- by Fritz Leiber -
In the future, the country of Texas rules most of North America and uses those of Mexican descent as slaves.  To this land of chemically enhanced 8 foot tall Texans comes an equally tall man born in the weightlessness of a Lunar space station.  Our hero is also 8 feet tall, and weighs an awesome 97 pounds, not counting his powered exoskeleton.  In his naivety of Earth politics, he inadvertently becomes the rallying point for a revolution.  
Very mildly ribald, with slight racial slurs.   Lots of action, drama and humor.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
part one

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

SUNDAY, September 18th ~ Two Astounding Events You Will Not Want to Miss!

@ 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street!
Our series continues at Tea Time's summer digs at the University of Washington iSchool in SL.  THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES continues, with Kayden, John, and Caledonia. 

Barrymore arouses further suspicion when Watson and Sir Henry catch him at night with a candle in an empty room. Barrymore refuses to answer their questions, but Mrs. Barrymore confesses that Selden is her brother, and her husband is signalling that they have left supplies for him. Watson and Sir Henry pursue Selden on the moor, but he eludes them, while Watson notices another man on a nearby tor. After an agreement is reached to allow Selden to flee the country, Barrymore reveals the contents of an incompletely burnt letter asking Sir Charles to be at the gate at the time of his death. It was signed with the initials L.L.

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@3 pm - Storytellers' Sandbox: Pirate Sunday!

 Seanchai Library's Storytellers Sandbox join with Kultivate Magazine in a benefit for Stand Up for Cancer on "Talk Like A Pirate Day" Eve with tales of pirates and brigands on the high seas. Selections will include such classical pirate tales at "Treasure Island" and extend to more contemporary yarns as "Dean Man's Chest." 

Shandon Loring, Bryn Taleweaver, Kayden Oconnell, Caledonia Skytower and Crap Mariner share salty tales, live in voice  

The powerful tunes of guitarist Anek Fuchs will follow at 4:30pm, and all are invited to dance among the swabs and scalliwags at the special "Shipreck Cove" created just for this event.

SATURDAY, September 17th at Noon: HAVING A BALL with JANE AUSTEN


Important moments happen in Jane Austen's novels while people are are dancing, or trying to dance: characters exercise their new found freedom, false lovers are revealed, and pride confronts prejudice.  The ballroom doors are waiting to open for you at Jane Austen's English Countryside on LEA 8 today, with stories, music, and dancing.

In celebration of the September, we are having a ball, with Caledonia sharing selections involving Balls from three of Miss Austen's novels: "Mansfield Park", "Sense and Sensibility", and "Pride and Prejudice", live in voice.

Music and dancing to follow in the ballroom

LM: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA8/204/199/22

Friday, September 16, 2016

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

It's a Big Week at Seanchai Libraries


***

All stories told in 
open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 



*Saturday, September 17th, at Noon- HAVING A BALL WITH JANE AUSTEN It's time for more adventures with Jane Austen. In celebration of the September, we are having a ball, with Caledonia sharing selections involving Balls from Miss Austen's novels, including: "Mansfield Park", "Sense and Sensibility", and "Pride and Prejudice", live in voice. Music and dancing to follow in the spectacular ballroom  CLICK HERE for slurl

*Sunday, September 18th: 

      ~ At 1:30 pm - TEA TIME  at Baker Street our new series continues at Tea Time's summer digs at the University of Washington iSchool in SL.  THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES continues, with Kayden, John, and Caledonia.  CLICK HERE for slurl

      ~ At 3pm -  STORYTELLERS' SANDBOX: PIRATE SUNDAY! Seanchai Library's Storytellers Sandbox join with Kultivate Magazine in a benefit for Stand Up for Cancer on "Talk Like A Pirate Day" Eve with tales of pirates and brigands on the high seas. Shandon Loring, Bryn Taleweaver, Kayden Oconnell, Caledonia Skytower and Crap Mariner share salty tales, live in voice  

*Monday, September 19that 7 pm  Fritz Leiber's A SPECTER IS HAUNTING TEXAS  with Gyro Muggins.

*Tuesday, September 20that 7 pm  Mordecai Gerstein's THE OLD COUNTRY Concludes with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*Wednesday, September 21stat 7 pm -  Laurie R. King's A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN ~ Part 1 Concludes at Seanchai's Baker Street, currently at the University of Washington iSchool in SL. CLICK HERE for slurl

*Thursday, September 22nd:
   ~ at 7pm - CUTLASS! Three Pirate Tales with a Twist  with Shandon Loring (In Second Life and Kitely. Check Kitely event announcements for specific grid location)
 ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore - late night Sci-Fi!


Mordecai Gerstein's THE OLD COUNTRY with Faerie
Gyro brings THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME to a pause . . . just for now
Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our September- October featured charity is the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Their mission is to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

THURSDAY September 15th at 7pm: DARK AGNES DE CHASTILLION THE SWORD WOMAN


From Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan, comes..
DARK AGNES DE CHASTILLION
THE SWORD WOMAN

Proud, poor, beautiful, her flaming red hair cascading onto her shoulders, Agnes de la Fere has fled her arranged marriage to a brutal husband in 16th Century France. Her instinctive skill in combat wins her the name of Dark Agnes, Sword Woman. That skill is tested on the coast of France, where she foils a plot by Britain’s devious Cardinal Wolsey to undermine the French king.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY SHANDON LORING

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY

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http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, September 14th at 7pm: A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN Continues

A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

This week: Patterns, patterns, patterns!  Out of the chaos begins to emerge a strange and disturbing pattern that validates Mary's suspicions that all is not what it seems in the New temple of God.  More revealed this week, as Mary continues her search for the truth behind the mystery.

Caledonia continues  Part 1 of the adventure tonight at Seanchai Library's 221b Baker Street, currently summering at the University of Washington iSchool in SL. Live in voice.
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Monday, September 12, 2016

TUESDAY, September 13th at 7:00pm: THE OLD COUNTRY Continues

Never look too long into the eyes of a fox ... 'So this is what it's like to have fingers,' the girl laughed, and pointed the bow at Gisella. 'How does the world look from the other side of the crossbow?'

Faerie Maven-Pralou continues Mordecai Gerstein‘s 2005 novel., live in voice.

What Editors say about The Old Country ...

"With his exquisite sense of possibilities, Gerstein urges his readers to remember the tales of wonder that may not be written but are history, too."
--The New York Times
 
"Its richness in language and imagery and its snatches of humor will offer layers of inquiry and discussion."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Gerstein ... skillfully shapes a story ... Vividly descriptive."
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
 
"THE OLD COUNTRY is an excellent read-aloud book for all ages."
--Kidsreads.com


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MONDAY, September 12th at 7:30pm: THE CRUCIBLE OF TIME Continues

WAIT!  There is more.  We're not really done yet!

John Brunner's Sci-Fi adventure started out as a two part short story, and ended up an epic of an alien race spanning a millennium.  In primitive times on an alien world, court astrologer Jing is sent by his king to travel the world and learn why the stars, which represent people's souls, are falling from the sky.  His quest leaves a legacy so great that future people believe him to be a god.  Although as mortal as they, his findings will one day save the entire world if people will only act on them.

We decided to hold on and follow this journey a little longer before we pressed "pause" with Gyro Muggins live in Voice.
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