Wednesday, July 1, 2015

THURSDAY JULY 2nd at 7pm: TRUE UFO STORIES

TRUE UFO STORIES

do You believe?
maybe, maybe not, but these stories WILL make you ask "what's out there?"

Author: Jenny Randles
ISBN: 978-0806912592

PREVIEW: https://goo.gl/zkUBmZ

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in KITELY and in SECOND LIFE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 1st at 7pm: THE TAIL OF EMILY WINDSNAP Continues

Faerie Maven-Pralou continues author Liz Kessler's mertale adventure, live in voice.

Emily has made a startling discovery — about her own identity, the mysterious father she’s never met, and the thrilling possibilities and perils shimmering deep below the water’s surface.She's on her way, intent to free her mer-father and find out the truth about her heritage.  In the meantime, hopefully, she will also begin to understand where she belongs in the world.

“I love the ocean and love the author Liz Kessler! I have read all the Emily Windsnap books and highly recommend all of them! But the first book is important because it determines whether the reader will read your series or not, but this really pulled me in! I love the imaginative and creative though put in to this book! Write more Emily Windsnap books!”  ~ Reader Review from Barnes & Noble


“I could never put this book down and this book would be GREAT for people who love the ocean and sea creatures and action adventure!”  ~ Reader Review from Barnes & Noble

TUESDAY, June 30th at 7PM: CAT NIGHT w/ CALEDONIA

From Cale's own writings, a selection of adventures that seem to remain popular: A Trio of Cat Tales

Meet “S” – a cat in the prime of her nine lives. From her superior feline perch, she swipes a paw at adventures in traveling, her favorite games, along with lessons in art and respect. A Trio of Cat Tales is a "feliniously" philosophical journey with plenty of insights and exploits for cat lovers and the “cat owned.”

Caledonia, Live in voice.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MONDAY, June 29th at 7PM: ISAAC ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES


“ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES”
by Isaac Asimov

A collection of 14 short stories from Isaac Asimov published in 1968.

TONIGHT: 
What's In A Name
An unnamed detective arrives to investigate a mysterious death at Carmody University. Louella-Marie Busch and Susan Morey were known as the "library twins" due to their similar appearance and work at the science reference library. Busch is dead after drinking tea laced with potassium cyanide.

A Loint of Paw
A criminal named Stein stole over $100,000 through fraud, then entered a time machine set for the day after the statute of limitations for his crime expired.

ISBN: 978-0385090636

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

June 28th ~ ONE MIGHTY SUNDAY!

We have three events happening today (Sunday, June 28th, that is)  Count'em!

#1: @ 1:30pm ~  TEA TIME at Baker Street

Team Tea Time continues their newest series, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's next collection of Sherlock Holmes Adventures -  "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.   TODAY: "The Adventure of the Gloria Scott" 

This story is related mainly by Holmes rather than Watson, and is the first case to which Holmes applied his powers of deduction, having treated it as a mere hobby until this time. Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower live in voice


#2: @ 3:30pm ~  "The Mask of the Medusa"

Seanchai Library welcomes Bhelanna Blaze & The Cold Shot Ensemble (Playwrights and Readers) for the first of several hosted presentations this summer, delving into the delights and drama of old time, classic radio shows.

It all begins with the exhibits in a waxworks museum, owned by the self-proclaimed artist and connoisseur of crime, Aristide Zweig. Cold Shot Ensemble, live in voice, with sound effects by Sonitus Randt.


#3: @ 6pm ~  MAGICLAND STORYTIME

More from Paul Gallico's THOMASINA: While Lori helps Thomasina recover from her ordeal, Mary's health continues to deteriorate and it is only when Thomasina makes her miraculous return, on a dark and stormy night, and is reunited with her owner that Mary is pulled from the brink of death.

Caledonia Skytower live in voice at Magicland Park.
 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

Friday, June 26, 2015

SATURDAY, June 27th at Noon ~ Seanchai InWorldz

X-MINUS 1 
"...Adventures in which you'll live in a million could-be years on a thousand maybe worlds..."

X Minus One holds the record for the longest running SF radio series  ever produced, airing on NBC for almost three years (1955-58) and spanning 113 episodes, and one revival show that had nothing to do with the original production.  However, as successful as it was, the popularity of radio drama was on the wane as the juggernaut of television inexorably took over the home. Low budgets and increasingly disinterested sponsors made production difficult, but these adversities were somewhat counterbalanced by a direct tie-in with Galaxy magazine, a popular SF digest of the period. Most of the stories were culled directly from the pages of Galaxy, or remakes of stories produced for Dimension X (of which X Minus One was originally a revival series). Many of SF's most popular authors got mass exposure through this series, and even today X Minus One is still generally considered a cornerstone of radio drama.

Shandon and Caledonia share two adventures from the classic X-Minus 1 radio series:

"HOW - 2"                                                    
A man orders a robotic dog kit in the mail, and instead receives an android, one ready to serve in every capacity and equally ready to reproduce himself a thousand-fold. All his problems vanish - until the government sticks their bean-counting nose into it. Story by Clifford Simak.

"MARIONETTES, INC."
A husband looking to get away from his wife for a vacation purchases a robot duplicate of himself to take his place. Bad idea..... Story by Ray Bradbury.

Presented Live in Voice. (https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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!
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Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time.







Saturday, June 27th ~ at Noon @ SEANCHAI InWorldz: X-MINUS 1 Radio Adventures  with Shandon and Caledonia "How 2" & "Marionettes, Inc" ~  (https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28)

Sunday, June 28th 
~ at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia continue "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" - THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Gloria Scott"
~ at 3:30pm - COLD SHOT PLAY READERS & WRITERS are the special guests of Seanchai Library, as they present Peter Lorre's radio drama "Mask of the Medusa"
~ at 6:00pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME with Caledonia at Magicland's Golden Horshoe- THIS WEEK: More from Paul Gallico's "Thomasina"  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

Monday, June 29that 7pm   More from ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES: "What's In A Name" & "The Loint of Paw"by Isaac Asimov with Gyro Muggins. 

Tuesday, June 30th at 7pm  CAT NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY- Caledonia reads from her 2013 short story collection "A Trio of Cat Tales"

Wednesday, July 1st at 7pm  THE TAIL OF EMILY WINDSNAP Continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Thursday, July 2nd at 7pm - TRUE UFO STORIES with Shandon Loring 

Joy abounded at last week's Midsummer Celebration
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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. 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 featured charity.  Our featured charity through July 2015 is The Xerces Society (http://xerces.org). The Society has been at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

THURSDAY June 24th at 7pm: SCOTTISH MYTHS & LEGENDS


SCOTTISH MYTHS and LEGENDS

A young boy is approaching the gate, Scáthach,” announced Cochar Croibhe, the gatekeeper of Dún Scaith, whose great fortifications rose on the Island of Shadows in Alba, an island which today is still called the Island of Scáthach...

From an oral history and storytelling culture dating back to the dawn of European civilization, the Scottish peoples have developed one of the world's most vibrant mythologies.

Author: Peter Berresford Ellis
ISBN: 978-1841192482

PREVIEW: https://goo.gl/zkUBmZ

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in KITELY and in SECOND LIFE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai

AND IN SL, DON'T FORGET SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT, tonight at 9pm
Finn Zeddmore live in voice with James Van Pelt's "Solace."

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WEDNESDAY, June 24th at 7:00pm: THE TAIL OF EMILY WINDSNAP Continues

"Liz Kessler makes a splash with this tightly written, highly imaginative debut." -- FAMILYFUN 

For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat. And, oddly enough, for just as long, her mother has seemed anxious to keep her away from the water. But when Mom finally agrees to let her take swimming lessons, Emily makes a startling discovery - about her own identity, the mysterious father she's never met, and the thrilling possibilities and perils shimmering deep below the water's surface. 


With a sure sense of suspense and richly imaginative details, author Liz Kessler lures us into a glorious undersea world where mermaids study shipwrecks at school and Neptune rules with an iron trident - an enchanting fantasy about family secrets, loyal friendship, and the convention-defying power of love.

Faerie Maven-Pralou, live in voice.

Monday, June 22, 2015

TUESDAY, June 23rd at 7:00pm: THE GREAT GATSBY Concludes


"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia conclude their encore presentation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's great opus: a commentary on decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.

Presented live in voice.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

MONDAY, June 22nd at 7PM: ISAAC ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES


“ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES”
by Isaac Asimov

A collection of 14 short stories from Isaac Asimov published in 1968.
Which ones will Gyro select to regale us with? Tune in and find out!!

TONIGHT: 
THE BILLIARD BALL
A journalist's recollection of the events surrounding the discovery of an anti-gravity device in the mid-21st century. The relationship between the creator of the device, the billionaire inventor Edward Bloom, and his former classmate James Priss, a Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist who had discovered most of the theory that made the device possible.

ISBN: 978-0385090636

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

SUNDAY, June 21st at 1:30pm: A MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION!

The celebration of Midsummer's Eve (St. John's Eve among Christians) was from ancient times a festival of the summer solstice. Bonfires were lit to protect against evil spirits which were believed to roam freely when the sun was turning southward again. In later years, witches were also thought to be on their way to meetings with other powerful beings.

The solstice itself has remained a special moment of the annual cycle of the year since Neolithic times.  The concentration of the observance is not on the day as we reckon it, commencing at midnight or at dawn, as it is customary for cultures following lunar calendars to place the beginning of the day on the previous eve at dusk at the moment when the Sun has set.  In some countries still, Midsummer's Eve is the greatest festival of the year, comparable only with Walpurgis Night, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.

Come dressed in white, in summer colors, with flowers and join us at the Stone Circle to dance and listen to music, poetry and tales! Aoife presents live in voice, with music on stream.

Friday, June 19, 2015

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!
_____________________________________

Corwyn Allen, Caledonia Skytower, and Kayden Oconnell with
THE GREAT GATSBY

Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time.



Sunday, June 21st 
~ at 1:30pm - MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION join us at the Stone Circle (NOT the Fire Circle) to celebrate the Summer Solstice with dancing, music and wonderful words with Aoife.

Monday, June 22ndat 7pm   More from ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES: "The Billiard Ball" by Isaac Asimov with Gyro Muggins. 

A few of the EDGAR ALLAN Crowd in SL
Tuesday, June 23rd at 7pm  THE GREAT GATSBY ~ Part FiveCorwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia concludes F. Scott Fitzgerald's Great American Novel.

Wednesday, June 24th at 7pm  THE TAIL OF EMILY WINDSNAP Continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Thursday, June 25th  
~ at 7pm - SCOTTISH MYTHS AND LEGENDS with Shandon Loring 

~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore
                             
Saturday, June 27th ~ at Noon @ SEANCHAI InWorldz: X-MINUS 1 Radio Adventures  with Shandon and Caledonia "How 2" & "Marionettes, Inc" ~  (https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28)


Check out the video of the Seanchai Library Discussion panel from March's Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference.

 VWBPE has alsojust published proceedings for the conference, and you can access that here:  http://ejournal.urockcliffe.com/index.php/JOVS.
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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. 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 featured charity.  Our featured charity through July 2015 is The Xerces Society (http://xerces.org). The Society has been at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

THURSDAY June 18th at 7pm: EDGAR ALLAN

EDGAR ALLAN
Edgar Allan Poe, need more be said?

There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, they are with propriety handled only when the severity and majesty of Truth sanctify and sustain them.

Tonights Stories:
THE PREMATURE BURIAL
To be buried while alive is, beyond question, the most terrific of extremes which has ever fallen to the lot of mere mortality.

THE DOMAIN OF ARNHEIM
From his cradle to his grave a gale of prosperity bore my friend Ellison along.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ASIN: B007XH19TE


PREVIEW: https://goo.gl/zkUBmZ

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in KITELY and in SECOND LIFE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai