Thursday, April 17, 2014

THURSDAY April 17th at 7pm: HOW CULHWCH WON OLWEN (from the Mabinogion)

Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history. Eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion. Gwydion the shape-shifter who can make a woman out of flowers; Math the magician whose feet must lie in the lap of a virgin; the hanging of a pregnant mouse and hunting of a magical boar. Dragons, witches, and giants live alongside kings and heroes, and quests of honour, revenge, and love. The storytelling world of Medieval Wales is presented by Shandon Loring for your pleasure.

ISBN 978-0-19-921878-3

Don't Forget!  Late Nigth at 9pm with FinnyZ!  TONIGHT: Utriusque of Cosmi by Robert Charles Wilson

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

THURSDAY, April 17th at 4PM: FIRST NATION TALES Are Back!

Dubhna and Cale are back at the Seanchai Fireside with more First Nation and First People tales: creation stories, stales of mischief, adventure and discovery.  Gather round the fireside in the Library's lower level, pour yourself a cuppa, and enjoy!

Presented live in voice.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 16th at 7PM: TIR NA N'OG Continues!

Caledonia continues Marni L. B. Troop's  first journal of her TIR NA N'OG Saga.

With the battle over, a  new High King and a great change come over Casey's people, strange things have begun to occur: horses that talk, trees that wave to you in greeting, the birth of selkies.  But that it just the very beginning.  This week Casey meets hobgoblins (a name they invented themselves) and more strangeness than she ever though possible.  Her skin glows, and the powers of the twilight world are just beginning to reveal themselves as Tir Na N'og becomes a reality.

A story inspired by mythological ancient Irish lore of the Book of Invasions. Presented live in voice.

Monday, April 14, 2014

TUESDAY, April 15th at 7PM: THE RAVEN AND THE STORYTELLER - The Path

Aoife returns to the story floor with an epic journey to share: full of lore, mysticism, and a bit of adventure!

An enchanting tale of the travels of a Raven and Moon the Storyteller, both of whom are immortal, and of the people and events they meet on their journey. Stories told are set within the book as their journey unfolds. In the tradition of fables and stories within a story. Set in an early but timeless British landscape.

Presented live in voice

Sunday, April 13, 2014

MONDAY, April 14th at 7PM: STRANGER THAN USUAL - "No Life of Their Own"


“No Life of Their Own”
part 1 of 2

by Clifford D. Simak
In a small country town there are beings that will give you good luck if they like you.
If not ...

STORIES PRESENTED LIVE IN VOICE

Saturday, April 12, 2014

SUNDAY, April 13th at 1:30PM: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Corwyn, Kayden, and Cale reach back to the very first Sherlock Holmes short story collection to present a perpetual favorite from THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: "A Scandal in Bohemia."

Holmes is confronted by a German Royal needing help regarding an indiscretion and the photograph that proves it.  In this, one of the first adventures in the first collection of Sherlock Ho,mes stories published by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes comes up against the woman he will forever refer to after as "The Woman."

Presented live in voice, downstairs in the Seanchai Fireside Room.

Friday, April 11, 2014

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

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Events at Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:

Sunday, April 13th at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street -  "A Scandal in Bohemia" with Caledonia Skytower, Corwyn Allen, and Kayden Oconnell.

Monday, April 14th at 7 pm -  MORE SCI-FI ADVENTURES  with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, April 15th at 7 pm - THE RAVEN AND THE STORYTELLER with Aoife Niphrendil

Wednesday, April 16th at  7 pm  TIR NA N'OG Continues  with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, April 17th at:  
  • 4 pm -   FIRST NATION TALES with Dubhna Rhiadra and Caledonia Skytower
  • 7 pm  -  HOW CULHWCH WON OLWEN (from the Mabonogion) with Shandon Loring
  • 9 pm -   SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore
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Join us for this outreach session:
Sunday, April 13th at 6:00 pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME -  "Spring into Spring" with Caledonia Skytower at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity. Our featured charity for March - April is Project Children: building true and lasting peace in Northern Ireland one child at a time.  Learn more about them at www.projectchildren.org .

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

THURSDAY April 10th at 7pm: GERAINT SON OF ERBIN pt2 (from the Mabinogion)

Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history. Eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion. Gwydion the shape-shifter who can make a woman out of flowers; Math the magician whose feet must lie in the lap of a virgin; the hanging of a pregnant mouse and hunting of a magical boar. Dragons, witches, and giants live alongside kings and heroes, and quests of honour, revenge, and love. The storytelling world of Medieval Wales is presented by Shandon Loring for your pleasure.

ISBN 978-0-19-921878-3

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

THURSDAY, April 10th at 4PM: More from THE BALLAD OF DONNY GRAINGER

Freda Frostbite (aka author Stephanie Mesler) is back wit her current work in progress. "Escape from Pig Hill" (THE BALLAD OF DONNY GRAINGER) - the first in a trilogy: a story of a young man coming of age in spite of any number of conventions that might hem him in or define him by any other means but his own sense of himself. The author will openly invite your feedback through notecard responses, so you can contribute to her process.

Presented live in voice.

WEDNESDAY, April 9th at 7PM: More from TIR NA N'OG

Caledonia continues Marni L. B. Troop's  first journal of her TIR NA N'OG Saga.

As the queens return to Ailech, accompanied by Amergin of the Iberians, what thoughts and plots will come from the three-in-one? A story inspired by the mythological ancient Irish lore of the Book of Invasions.

From timelessmyths.com . . .

"The people of Ireland in medieval times had never believed that the Gaelic speaking people were native of their land. They had believed that the Ireland was invaded and settled by successive Celtic tribes over different periods. Their history is based largely upon the pseudo-historical Lebor Gabala, translated into English as the "Book of Invasions", and Cath Maige Tuired, or the "Second Battle of Maige Tuired".

"The Book of Invasions form the major part of the Mythological Cycle. The Book of Invasions was supposed to contain the (fictional) history of Ireland. The cycle was written in the book titled Leabhar Gabhála or Lebor Gabala Erren - the "Book of Conquests" or the "Book of Invasions of Ireland". It was the stories of successive invasions and settlement of the Celtic people on Ireland. Five or six different people settled on the Isle."

Monday, April 7, 2014

TUESDAY, April 8th at 7:30PM: THE GIRL WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED FAIRYLAND ... Concludes

Faerie Maven-Pralou concludes Catherynne M. Valente's adventure this week, live in voice.

“[Fairyland creates] a world as bizarre and enchanting as any Wonderland or Oz and a heroine as curious, resourceful and brave as any Alice or Dorothy. Complex, rich and memorable.” -- Kirkus, Starred Review

“A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian Fairy Tale, done with heart and wisdom."  —Neil Gaiman, Newbery Award-winning author of The Graveyard Book

Sunday, April 6, 2014

MONDAY, April 7th at 7PM: FROM AN ALIEN POINT OF VIEW - "SKitty"


When humans interact with aliens, who are actually alien, we run into the fact that we're as weird to them as they are to us. This can cause the most remarkable misunderstandings....

TONIGHT the final adventure of:

“SKitty”
by Mercedes Lackey
The Captain thought that their ship's cat would be an asset at the trade negations, so he ordered Dick to bring her with them. Dick had warned her repeatedly not to hunt on this planet, but what cat ever does what a human tells her to?

STORIES PRESENTED LIVE IN VOICE

Saturday, April 5, 2014

SUNDAY, April 6th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Corwyn, Kayden, and Cale conclude Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Holmesian short story collection titled "HIS LAST BOW: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes."  TODAY: the finale - "His Last Bow - An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes."

On the eve of the First World War, Von Bork, a German agent, is getting ready to leave England with his vast collection of intelligence, gathered over a four-year period. His wife and household have already left Harwich for Flushing in the Netherlands, leaving only him and his elderly housekeeper. Von Bork's diplomat friend, Baron von Herling, is impressed by his collection of vital Britidh military secrets, and tells Von Bork that he will be received in Berlin as a hero. Von Bork indicates that he is waiting for one last transaction with his Irish-American informant, Altamont, who will arrive shortly with a rich treasure: naval signals. Will there be anyone to stop him?

Presented live in voice, downstairs in the Seanchai Fireside Room.

Friday, April 4, 2014

THIS WEEK AND MORE at Seanchai Library

In addition to announcing the line up for next week, we have a some other great announcements!

We are on facebook now!  You can keep current on stories, our emerging presence in Kitely, be an active part of the conversation, and share the Seanchai experience with your friends!  Click Here to check it out!


Those of you who were fortunate enough to hear Faerie's tribute to Seanchai at the Birthday Celebration were, of course, moved by the power and honesty of her words.  Faerie has agreed to let us publish the text here on our site, and it has its own page!

Those folks who think that virtual worlds are just about internet porn and gaming need to read this!  Virtual worlds are also a tool/platform for self-expression and self-discovery. They don't replace living and breathing in the "real world" but they can and DO have positive effects on people's lives. Click on the Happy Birthday Seanchai! tab to read her story.  Thank you so much for the honor, dearest Faerie!


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


Events at Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:

Sunday, April 6th at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street -  "His Last Bow: An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes" with Caledonia Skytower, Corwyn Allen, and Kayden Oconnell.

Monday, April 7th at 7 pm -  FROM AN ALIEN POINT OF VIEW: "SKitty" Concludes with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, April 8th at 7 pm - THE GIRL WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED FAIRYLAND IN A SHIP OF HER OWN MAKING  Concludes with Faery Maven Pralou

Wednesday, April 9th at  7 pm  TIR NA N'OG Continues  with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, April 9th at:  
  • 4 pm -   THE BALLAD OF DONNY GRAINGER with Freda Frostbite
  • 7 pm  -  GERAINT, SON OF ERBIN, Pt 2 (from the Mabonogion) with Shandon Loring
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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity. Our featured charity for March - April is Project Children: building true and lasting peace in Northern Ireland one child at a time.  Learn more about them at www.projectchildren.org .

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.