Sunday, May 3, 2015

MONDAY, May 4th at 7PM: WIZARD OF KARRES


“WIZARD OF KARRES”
by Eric Flint and Mercedes Lackey

(sequel to WITCHES OF KARRES)
  • ISBN: 978-1416509264

After safely arriving at the planet Emris at the end of the "Witches of Karres", Captain Plausert is asked to transport the Nartheby sprite Hantis on an important mission so that she can meet with the Empress. Accompanying him is Goth, the Leewit, Hulik do Eldel, and Vezzarn, along with Pul, Hantis' talking grik-dog. They quickly learn that several groups are after them, presumably attempting to learn the secret of their Sheewash drive

Part 3 of 4


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

SUNDAY at 1:30pm ~ TEA TIME at Baker Street

The Baker Street Crew are back with another adventure from the first Holmesian collection "The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.  TODAY: "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet" 

A banker, Mr. Alexander Holder of Streatham, makes a loan of £50,000 to a socially prominent client, who leaves the Beryl Coronet — one of the most valuable public possessions in existence — as collateral. Holder feels that he must not leave this rare and precious piece of jewelry in his personal safe at the bank, and so he takes it home with him to lock it up there. He is awakened in the night by a noise, enters his dressing room, and is horrified to see his son Arthur with the coronet in his hands, apparently trying to bend it. Holder's niece Mary comes at the sound of all the shouting and, seeing the damaged coronet, faints dead away. Three beryls are missing from it. In a panic, Mr. Holder travels to see Holmes, who agrees to take the case.
Corwyn Allen, John Morland, and Caledonia Skytower live in voice.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

SATURDAY May 2nd at 12pm in Kitely: LOST LEGENDS OF THE OLD WEST


LOST LEGENDS THE OLD WEST
Lore, legends, characters & myths that grew out of the Old West. Little-known stories and legends of the American West. Fantastically conceived hoaxes, and new factual evidence to support the validity of stories formerly assumed to be tales.
The story behind California's lost Cherokee Diamond mine, the lost secrets of super rainmaker Charles Hatfield - who nearly washed San Diego off the map - twice!!  Stories in voice.


Book: Various
Author: Various
ISBN: Various


PRESENTED AT SEANCHAI LIBRARY IN KITELY
Seanchai Library Kitely
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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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Photo by Kate McCridhe - Thankee Kindly, Kate!



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





Saturday, May 2nd at Noon  @ SEANCHAI K -  LOST LEGENDS OF THE OLD WEST with Shandon Loring. (grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai)

Sunday, May 3rd at 1:30pm - 
TEA TIME at Baker Street -  More from THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet"

Monday, May 4that 7pm  WIZARD OF KARRES Continues  with Gyro Muggins. 

Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm -  BELTAINE WITH THE QUEEN OF THE FAERIES  with Aoife

Wednesday, May 6th 
  • at 6am  More fom THE BOOK BELLES from the essays of Florence King, with Freda Frostbite and Trolley Trollop. 
  • at 7pm  CHRISTIE'S DETECTIVES: Short Stories by Dame Agatha Christie featuring more from Mr. Parker Pyne, with Caledonia Skytower 
Thursday, May 7th  at 7pm  - THE GHOST OF CWMLECH MANOR with Shandon Loring

Saturday, May 9th at Noon   @ SEANCHAI K: ARABIAN NIGHTS with Shandon Loring  (grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai)
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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island 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 May 2015 is Habitat for Humanity (http://habitat.org) with a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live - a safe and clean place to call home.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

THURSDAY April 30th at 7pm: THE SHELL BOX (75 minutes)


THE SHELL BOX
(TONIGHT'S STORY SESSION WILL BE 75 MINUTES LONG)

From the book /Silver Birch, Blood Moon'

'The Shell Box' is a conflation of Selkie and Roane stories, some “Bluebeard” tales, with a bit of “The Little Mermaid.” There are also elements from a Welsh tale called “The Lady of Llyn y Fan Fach,”

When a lonely woman receives the only offer of marriage she's ever had, she commits to her new husband totally. In her love, she is blind to the fact that the poor fisherman she has tied herself to is a proud, cruel and indifferent man.


Book: Silver Birch, Blood Moon
Author: Karawynn  Long
ISBN#: 9780380786220

PREVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOWhi2oDlbo

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

AND DON'T FORGET . . . at 9PM ~ SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT
Late Night Science Fiction with a contemporary twist.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY IS A WHOPPER ONCE MORE!

@ 6am ~ More from WASP WHERE IS THY STING?
The Book Belles are back! Trolley Trollop & Freda Frostbite share more from the writings of Florence King.  This week, the conclusion of Wasp, Where Is Thy Sting? plus a few dead poets.


@7pm ~ More from CHRISTIE'S DETECTIVES
It's time to meet one of Dame Agatha's least spectacular, but no less accomplished sleuths: Mr. Parker PyneHis quote and sales pitch is always "Are you happy? If not consult Mr Parker Pyne, 17 Richmond Street." Most don't notice this ad, some chuckle, and read on. And just a few make their way to Mr Parker Pyne's modest office and meet the world's most unusual, baffling and intriguing detective. Join Caledonia and meet this intriguing gentleman.

All times SLT.  All sessions presented live in voice.

Monday, April 27, 2015

TUESDAY, April 28th at 7pm: THE JOURNEY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The first page of the Beowulf manuscript (left) with its opening

Hƿæt ƿē Gārde/na ingēar dagum þēod cyninga / þrym ge frunon...

"Listen! We of the Spear-Danes from days of yore have heard of the glory of the folk-kings..."


Join Cædmon as he leads us through the evolution of the English language from Old English (Anglo-Saxon), through Middle English, Early Modern English, and Modern English with readings from his namesake, Cædmon the Shepherd, Geoffrey Chaucer, Milton, and others poets.


Presented live in voice.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

MONDAY, April 27th at 7PM: WIZARD OF KARRES


“WIZARD OF KARRES”
by Eric Flint and Mercedes Lackey

(sequel to WITCHES OF KARRES)
  • ISBN: 978-1416509264

After safely arriving at the planet Emris at the end of the "Witches of Karres", Captain Plausert is asked to transport the Nartheby sprite Hantis on an important mission so that she can meet with the Empress. Accompanying him is Goth, the Leewit, Hulik do Eldel, and Vezzarn, along with Pul, Hantis' talking grik-dog. They quickly learn that several groups are after them, presumably attempting to learn the secret of their Sheewash drive

Part 2 of 4


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

SUNDAY, April 26th at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street!

The Baker Street Crew are back with another adventure from the first Holmesian collection "The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.  TODAY: "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor" 

The story entails the disappearance of Hatty, Lord St. Simon's bride on the day of their marriage. She participates in the wedding, but disappears from the reception.
The events of the wedding day are most perplexing to Lord St. Simon as it seemed to him that his bride, Miss Hatty Doran of San Francisco, was full of enthusiasm about their impending marriage.

St. Simon tells Holmes that he noticed a change in the young lady's mood just after the wedding ceremony. She was uncharacteristically sharp with him. The only thing out of the ordinary at the church where the wedding took place was Hatty's little accident: she dropped her wedding bouquet and a gentleman in the front pew picked it up and handed it back to her.


There are many questions that Holmes must sift through. Who was that woman trying to get in to the wedding breakfast? Who was that man in the front pew? Who was that man seen going into Hyde Park with Hatty? Why were Hatty's wedding dress and ring found washed up on the shore of the Serpentine? What had become of her?
Corwyn Allen, John Morland, and Caledonia Skytower live in voice.

Friday, April 24, 2015

WE'RE OUT AND ABOUT THIS WEEKEND!

SATURDAY, April 25th at NOON
@SEANCHAI InWorld

Selections from Cornelia Funke's INKHEART

Imagine it!  A book about the power of a book, of words!  Join Shandon and Caledonia as they share selected passages from Cornelia Funke's bookish adventure, where just one simple passage re-written by its author has the power to overcome great evil.

(https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28)



SUNDAY, April 26th at 11am 
@SEANCHAI Kitely
(grid.kitely.com:8002/Inis Eirc)

Tales from THE ADVENTURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER . . . so, where were you in 1977?  Do you remember the first time you saw the first film?  The first 25 times you saw the first film?  Maybe you have never seen it at all.  Join Caledonia on Seanchai Library's Spaceworld to enjoy for the first time (or re-live the joy) of those first adventures from and edition penned by Director George Lucas himself!



All sessions, live in voice.  All times PDT.

Thursday, April 23, 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!
_____________________________________

Another Special Week . . . Inworldz, Kitely, Second Life & Fantasy Faire LitFest!

The 2015 Fantasy Faire, that behemoth event which raises an astounding amount of money for Relay for Life each year has added a Literary festival this year, and some of the folks you know from Seanchai will be there as well. CLICK HERE for the entire literary schedule and details

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


Saturday, April 25th at Noon   @ SEANCHAI INWWORDLZ -  Selections from INKHEART with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower
(https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28)

Sunday, April 26th 
  • at 11am ~ @ SEANCHAI K : A Selection from THE ADVENTURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER with Caledonia Skytower  (grid.kitely.com:8002/Inis Eirc)
  • at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street -  More from THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor"

Monday, April 27th, at 7pm  WIZARD OF KARRES Continues  with Gyro Muggins. 

Tuesday, April 28th at 7pm  THE JOURNEY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - tracE the evolution of the Anglo-Saxon language through poems and short stories with Caedmon Sharkfin

Wednesday, April 29th 
  • at 6am  WASP, WHERE IS THY STING? from the essays of Florence King, with Freda Frostbite and Trolley Trollop. 
  • at 7pm  CHRISTIE'S DETECTIVES: Short Stories by Dame Agatha Christie featuring Mr. Parker Pyne this week , with Caledonia Skytower 
Thursday, April 30th 

  • at 7pm  THE SHELL BOX (75 Minutes)  with Shandon Loring
  • at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT  with Finn Zeddmore


Saturday, May 2nd at Noon   @ SEANCHAI K: LOST LEGENDS OF THE OLD WEST with Shandon Loring  (grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai)
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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island 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 May 2015 is Habitat for Humanity (http://habitat.org) with a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live - a safe and clean place to call home.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

THURSDAY April 23rd at 7pm: THE LOST RACE


THE LOST RACE

From the brilliant mind of Robert E. Howard


THE LOST RACE
Cororuc travelling through the dark forest saves a wolf from an attacking panther, and learns the history of the Picts who were driven out by the Gaels and went underground to become the source of all the faery legends.

followed by

MIRRORS OF TUZUN THUNE
Kull is bored and frustrated with being king, when he encounters a mysterious slave girl that tells him of the wizard Tuzun Thune and his magic.


Book: BRAN MAK MORN, THE LAST KING
Author: Robert E. Howard
ISBN: 978-0953425358

PREVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOWhi2oDlbo

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 22nd at 7pm: TWO UP TWO-DAY!

The two notorious Belle's are back - two "women of the word" . . .

@6AM ~ WASP, WHERE IS THY STING?
Trolley Trollop and Freda Frostbite share more from the delightful work of  Florence King's - this week her essay inspired by Sylvia Plath.




@ 7PM ~ More from CHRISTIE'S DETECTIVES
Caledonia shares more from the venerable Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie tonight - crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright.

THIS WEEK: More from Mr. Parker Pyne takes us to warmer climates - "The House at Shiraz" and "Death on the Nile"

All stories live in voice, all times SLT.

Monday, April 20, 2015

TUESDAY, April 21st ~ A Different Tuesday

@ 6PM: 2015 VCARA (Virtual Centre for Archives & Records Administration) Conference, organised and hosted by the San José State University’s School of Information, take place in Second Life.The title for the conference, which is now in its sixth year, is Within Our Grasp: Exploring Reality – Virtually, and speakers explore the means by which virtual environments and activities have meaning and impact in the physical world. 
The Keynote speakers @ 6PM:  JJ. Drinkwater from Caledon Library "Sideways Into the Past, or, What Does the Flying Clockwork Under-Footman’s Aerostatic Tea-Tray Have to Tell Us?" and @ 6:30pm Caledonia Skytower from Seanchai Library - "If You Build It, It Is Still Just Stuff"
@7:10PM - CAITILIN & ELIZABETH (After the VCARA Keynotes and "back at the Seanchai Ranch) Two Poems & Two Stories from Two Masterful Ladies...
THE GOVERNESS by Elizabeth Bear. A governess takes a position in a very troubled household.

THRESHOLD by Caitlin Kiernan. Chance doesn’t believe in angels. Or monsters. But among the artifacts left by her geologist grandparents, there lies a fossil of a creature that couldn’t possibly have ever existed.

Shandon Loring, live in voice.