Wednesday, October 22, 2014

THURSDAY, October 23rd at 7PM: LIVING WITH GHOSTS



LIVING WITH GHOSTS
Do you believe in ghosts? Perhaps you were once in an empty house, you were alone in that room, yet your intuition told you that someone or something else was there with you. A creak on the stairway, the rustle of a curtain, a barely perceptible change in the air . . . if you had stopped and listened, what else would you have found or seen?
Tonight the ghosts of Europe's haunted castles and palaces tell their strange and tragic stories, with a little help from Shandon Loring who brings voice to some of the many spirits who have waited so long to speak.

Tonight:
The Loves of Lady Casteltown

Author: Prince Michael of Greece
ISBN: 978-0393039528

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

AND DON'T FORGET!  at 9pm SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT . . . Sci-Fi in the dark to lull you to your rest, or to start your day.  Join Finn Zeddmore for Ian. R. MacLeod's "Nevermore."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WEDNESDAY, October 22nd at 7PM: BELLWEATHER Concludes

Fads and Chaos?  Are they really different?  Or might they just have something in common, even scientifically.

The sheep have arrived and InTech and it is all about to hit the fan.  Dr. Sandra Foster and Dr. Bennett O'Reilly are brought together and pushed apart by forces that they do not control and have not quite begun to understand.  But that's the funny thing about science - something unexpected and ground breaking is always happening while you are trying to find answers for something else.

The conclusion of award-winning author Connie Willis' BELLWEATHER tomgiht.  There WILL be explodable sheep!

Cledonia Skytower, and her flock, live in voice.

Monday, October 20, 2014

TUESDAY, October 21st at 7pm: MORE POE! MORE POE!

Edgar Allan Poe by Chris Vector - deviantart
What would October be without the acknowledged "Master of the Macabre" - Edgar Allan Poe.

(January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career

Tonight, Corwyn and Caledonia share selections from Mr. Poe's poems and stories - some that you will know well, and some which are not heard as often.  Presented Live in Voice.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

MONDAY, October 20th at 7PM: WITCHES, MAGIC AND OTHER STRANGE THINGS


“The Witches of Karres”
by James H. Schmitz

James H. Schmitz's best known book, and is considered a science fiction classic. It falls within the genre of space opera and features well-developed characters, a mix of both fantasy and hard science fiction as well as a sense of humor.

Just three helpless little girls, Captain Pausert thought when he freed them from their slave owners on the world of Porlumma.  On the journey to their home world, he begin to realize that even children from the Witch World of Karres are very very strange.

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

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, October 18th at 9am SPOOKY SATURDAYS!  @ SEANCHAI KITELY -  More Nocturnes with Shandon Loring.  Dark, daring, utterly haunting tales of lost lovers, predatory demons, and vengeful ghosts, from author John Connolly of Dublin, Ireland . . . FOLLOWED BY Selections from Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book with Caledonia at 10am

Sunday, October 19th from 10am to 3:30pm - BOOFest! Click Here for more information! Five hours of great stories of all kinds and storytellers from all over the grid - gathering together  around a blazing autumnal fire to support a good cause.

Monday, October 20th at 7 pm -  WITCHES, MAGIC AND OTHER STRANGE THINGS, with Gyro Muggins - More Selections from The Witches of Karres

Tuesday, October 21st at 7 pm -  MORE POE! with Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, October 22nd at 7 pm  Connie Willis' BELLWEATHER Concludes with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, October 23rd at 
  • 7 pm  -  THRILLING TALES  (TBA) with Shandon Loring
  • 9 pm  -  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore
Saturday, October 25th at 9am - 11am SPOOKY SATURDAYS Continue @ SEANCHAI KITELY -  More from Nocturnes and The Graveyard Book 
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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 for September-October is Reading Is Fundamental (http://rif.org)  RIF's mission is to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

THURSDAY, October 16th at 7PM: MASTERPIECES OF TERROR & THE UNKNOWN


MASTERPIECES of 
TERROR & THE UNKNOWN
Stories and poems of fear and nightmare intended to terrify with the cosmic fear of the unknown, not merely horrify with blood and gore.

Tonight:
The Ghost to His Ladye Love
The Others
In Letters of Fire(by the author of 'Phantom of the Opera')

Editor: Marvin Kaye
ISBN: 1-56865-043-4

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

AND DON'T FORGET!  at 9pm SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT . . . Sci-Fi in the dark to lull you to your rest, or to start your day.  Join Finn Zeddmore!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WEDNESDAY, October 15th at 7pm: More from BELLWEATHER

Constance Elaine Trimmer “Connie” Willis is an American science fiction writer. She is one of the most honored science fiction writers of the 1980s and 1990s. Her books have between them won 11 Hugo awards, seven Nebula awards and four Locus awards, making her the recipient of more major science-fiction awards than any other author.
Bellwether, published in 1996, was a Nebula ward nominee, brings together pop culture, love, chaos theory and a study of human behavior. Dr. Sandra Foster studies fads and their meanings for the HiTek corporation, a company keen to find a means of predicting how fads happen so they might create one themselves and profit from it. Also working for HiTek, Dr. Bennet O’Reilly is studying monkey group behaviorist and chaos theory. When a misdelivered package brings the two together, coupled with a series of unfortunate events, they engage upon a joint project involving a flock of sheep. Even so, more setbacks, disappointments and surprises are likely to arise before the answers to their questions are found…
Caledonia continues, Live in voice.

TUESDAY, October 14th at 7PM: THE SPOOKY & THE LYRICAL

Poetry, we mean.  October-ish poetry. Poetry that can speak with beauty of falling leaves and rich amber twilights, such as is shown below, or poetry that can speak of goblin pursuits, such as Robert Burns' "Tamoshanter."  Luna will provide the lyricism, and Caledonia the spooks as they share October poems tonight.


    The trees are in their autumn beauty,   
    The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky;
Upon the brimming water among the stones
Are nine-and-fifty swans. 

(First stanza of "The Wild Swans and Coole" by William Butler Yeats)

Luna Branwen, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

MONDAY, October 13th at 7PM: WITCHES, MAGIC AND OTHER STRANGE THINGS


“The Witches of Karres”
by James H. Schmitz

James H. Schmitz's best known book, and is considered a science fiction classic. It falls within the genre of space opera and features well-developed characters, a mix of both fantasy and hard science fiction as well as a sense of humor.

Just three helpless little girls, Captain Pausert thought when he freed them from their slave owners on the world of Porlumma.  On the journey to their home world, he begin to realize that even children from the Witch World of Karres are very very strange.

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

SUNDAY, October 12th at 1:30PM: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES  Continues

Corwyn, Kayden and Caledonia continue with Part 3 of one of the most popular tales from the Holmesian canon.

This week, Sir Henry and Dr Watson arrive at Baskerville Hall sans Holmes. One by one the players in this local epic make themselves known against the bleak and ruthless backdrop of the moor.  Each in turn weighs in: those who believe in the legend of the hound, and those who scoff.  The mystery only thickens, seemingly as impenetrable as the moor mists themselves.

Presented Live in voice.




LATER SUNDAY @ 6pm at Magicland Park ~ Caledonia reads from her published collection of short stories A Trio of Cat Tales.

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!
_____________________________________

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

Saturday, October 11th at 9am SPOOKY SATURDAYS!  @ SEANCHAI KITELY -  More Nocturnes with Shandon Loring.  Dark, daring, utterly haunting tales of lost lovers, predatory demons, and vengeful ghosts, from author John Connolly of Dublin, Ireland . . . FOLLOWED BY Selections from Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book with Caledonia at 10am

Sunday, October 12th at 1:30 pm  TEA TIME at Baker Street!HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Continues

at 6:00 pm  MAGICLAND STORYTIME: Cat Tales with Caledonia @Magicland Park
        
Monday, October 13th at 7 pm -  WITCHES, MAGIC AND OTHER STRANGE THINGS, with Gyro Muggins - More Selections from The Witches of Karres

Tuesday, October 14th at 7 pm - THE SPOOKY & THE LYRICAL October Poetry with Luna Branwen & Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, October 15th at 7 pm  Connie Willis' BELLWEATHER Continues with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, October 16th at 
  • 7 pm  -  ALFRED HITCHCOCK TAles of Terror with Shandon Loring
  • 9 pm  -  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore
Saturday, October 18th at 9am - 11am SPOOKY SATURDAYS Continue @ SEANCHAI KITELY -  More from Nocturnes and The Graveyard Book 
_________________________________

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 for September-October is Reading Is Fundamental (http://rif.org)  RIF's mission is to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

THURSDAY, October 9th at 7pm: GOTHIC GHOST STORIES



GOTHic GHOST STORIES
Tales of Intrigue & Fantasy from Beyond the Grave
Obsessed with beauty and death, gothic stories are known for their dark, theatrical blurring of reality and fantasy.

Tonight: Girl In The Water
She is a helpless pawn in a game she can not control.

Author: A.S. Mott
ISBN: 978-1894877398


PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE



AND DON'T FORGET!  at 9pm SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT . . . Tales in the dark to lull you to your rest, or to start your day.  Join Caledonia!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

WEDNESDAY, October 8th at 7pm: CALEDONIA'S GHOST STORIES at the Firecircle

Cale started in 2012 writing a ghost story every October.  They are starting to pile up. This year, she's writing two! Tonight she dives into that pile once more, with a little help.

 Join Caledonia and Shandon at the firecircle to hear a selection of Cale's spooky-sweet ghost stories, past and in-progress.

Monday, October 6, 2014

TUESDAY, October 7th at 7pm: More from BELLWEATHER

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT Connie Willis' Bellweather:

" . . . is about the process of scientific discovery. A Golden Age book about that would have been about a scientist alone in his lab (and I do mean his) discovering something and cheerfully utilising it. A later book about it would have been about a scientist working for the government discovering something and being afraid of how it will be utilised and going undercover with the discovery. But this is a nineties book, and one that specifically references post-modernism and chaos theory. This is a comedy about the process of scientific discovery, and a comedy in the Shakesperean sense as well. It’s funny and satirical...

"I like the story, I like the characters. It’s fast and funny and just outright fun."

~ from Jo Walton at tor.com