Sunday, August 30, 2015

MONDAY, August 31st at 7PM: SOLIS


“SOLIS”
by A. A. Attanasio

ISBN: 978-1604504026

Charlie Outis had his brain frozen a thousand years ago, but he wakes up a slave to a machine in a world of genetically amplified neo-sapiens, andrones, and autobats--fortunately, Charlie has a plan.

Part 1 of 4


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

SUNDAY, August 30th at 3:30pm: COLDSHOT PLAYERS Return

Seanchai Library is pleased to welcome back the Coldshot Players: a group of fun folks in Second Life who get together to read (and write) plays, scripts, and sketches.  They don't rehearse, they share and enjoy.

THIS MONTH: A Halloween tale about a 1940s radio ensemble and their brush with the macabre, directed by Bhelanna Blaze.  A Coldshot reading of an original comedy-horror. Some scary moments, but good fun for general audiences.

Thrills and chills for everyone!

GHOSTLY HORROR ON THE HIGHWAY TO NOWHERE, live in voice.

Friday, August 28, 2015

SATURDAY, August 29th at NOON in Seanchai InWorldz: AN ADVENTURE IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE!

Join us as we travel through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, the Twilight Zone!

"The Lonely"
Some dungeons are made out of mountains, salt flats, and sand that stretch to infinity.  James A. Corry is a convicted criminal placed in solitary confinement. Confinement in this case stretches as far as the eye can see, because this particular dungeon is on an asteroid nine-million miles from the Earth. Now witness, if you will, a man's mind and body shriveling in the sun, a man dying of loneliness.

Join Shandon and Caledonia on an adventure of the imagination, live in voice.
(https://inworldz/region/Delphi/176/72/36)

Thursday, August 27, 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, August 29th at NOON @ SEANCHAI IW: ADVENTURES FROM THE TWILIGHT ZONE: "The Lonely"  with Shandon and Caledonia on our brand-spanking-new parcel in InWorldz 
(https://inworldz/region/Delphi/176/72/36)     



Sunday, August 30th, ~ at 3:30 pm - THE COLD SHOT PLAYER Return with "Ghostly Horrors on the Highway to Nowhere" - An original Halloween tale about a 1940s radio ensemble and their brush with the macabre, directed by Bhelanna Blaze.

Monday, August 31stat 7 pm   A. A. Attanasio's SOLIS begins with Gyro Muggins. 


Tuesday, September 1st, at 7 pm  More from A.A. Milnes' NOT THAT IT MATTERS with Corwyn Allen. 

Wednesday, September 2nd, at 7 pm  THE PENDERWICKS ON GARDAM STREET Continues with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, September 3rd, 
                    ~ at 7 pm Diana Wynne Jones' THE SAGE OF THEARE with Shandon Loring
                    ~ at 9 pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore

Rick Qargen again captures one of Shandon's 360 degree story settings
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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 August-September featured charity is Water for PeopleWater For People brings together local entrepreneurs, civil society, governments, and communities to establish creative, collaborative solutions that allow people to build and maintain their own reliable safe water systems. Empowering everyone transforms people’s lives by improving health and economic productivity to end the cycle of poverty.


Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

THURSDAY AUGUST 27th at 7pm: SKIN FOLK from Nalo Hopkinson


SKIN FOLK

Nalo Hopkinson’s unique and vibrant sense of pacing and patois dialogue in Caribbean folklore ranges from passionate love to chilling horror, implying that the extraordinary is part of the fabric of day-to-day Caribbean life.

Tonight:
TAN-TAN and DRY BONE
GREEDY CHOKE PUPPY


PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY and in INWORLDZ
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, August 26th at 7PM: THE PENDERWICKS ON GARDAM STREET Begins!

THEY ARE BACK!  Rosalind, Skye, Jane, and Batty (plus Hound).

In the second book about the Penderwicks, the sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn’t quite what they had in mind. Mr. Penderwick’s sister has decided it’s time for him to start dating—and the girls know that can only mean one thing: disaster.


Enter the Save Daddy Plan—a plot so brilliant, so bold, so funny, that only the Penderwick girls could have come up with it. But in the meantime, they have some other problems to deal with. Rosalind can’t seem to get the annoying Tommy Geiger out of her hair—and she can’t stand him, really. Skye loses her temper on the soccer field in a most undignified manner. Jane’s love of creative writing leads her into deep waters. And Batty’s getting into mischief spying on the new next-door neighbor. As for Hound, he’s always in trouble.

Caledonia begins the adventure tonight, Live in Voice.


Monday, August 24, 2015

TUESDAY. August 25th at 7PM: More from NOT THAT IT MATTERS

Corwyn Allen continues with more from the man whose wit and wisdom inspired a beloved "Bear of Very Little Brain" and so much more.

Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II.

Presented Live in Voice.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

MONDAY, August 24th at 7PM: ROADLESS AREAS


“ROADLESS AREAS”

Roadless Areas, follows the adventures of some brave souls canoeing in Minnesota circa 1942


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Friday, August 21, 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 begins A.A. Milne's NOT THAT IT MATTERS
Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time.



Sunday, August 23rd, ~ at 6 pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME: A Very Special POOH BEAR PAJAMA PARTY with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland's Hundred Acre Wood Area http://slurl.com/secondlife/Blumoi/123/237/39

Monday, August 24that 7 pm   ROADLESS AREAS follows the adventures of some brave souls canoeing in Minnesota circa 1942, with Gyro Muggins. 

Tuesday, August 25th, at 7 pm  More from A.A. Milne's NOT THAT IT MATTERS with Corwyn Allen.

Wednesday, August 26th, at 7 pm  Jeanne Birdsall's THE PENDERWICKS ON GARDAM STREET with Caledonia Skytower.

Thursday, August 27th, at 7 pm Nalo Hopkinson’s SKIN FOLK Science Fiction meets Caribbean folklore with Shandon Loring. 

Saturday, August 29th at NOON @ SEANCHAI IW: ADVENTURES FROM THE TWILIGHT ZONE: "The Lonely"  with Shandon and Caledonia on our brand-spanking-new parcel in InWorldz ~  (https://inworldz/region/Delphi/176/72/36)     


Shandon presented brilliant stories of Celtic Women in Mythology,
 and not the ones you might think you know!

Somethin' really was cookin' in MISS TROLLEY'S KITCHEN

For those who are interested in the book from Wednesday's session, 
STINA ~ THE STORY OF A COOK can be found online on Google Books
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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 August-September featured charity is Water for PeopleWater For People brings together local entrepreneurs, civil society, governments, and communities to establish creative, collaborative solutions that allow people to build and maintain their own reliable safe water systems. Empowering everyone transforms people’s lives by improving health and economic productivity to end the cycle of poverty.


Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

THURSDAY, August 27th at 7pm: WOMEN IN CELTIC MYTH

Tales of extraordinary women from the ancient Celtic tradition. In Celtic myth, the mixture of wise teaching and dramatic imagery creates new, potent, and disturbing visions. 

Tonight's stories focus on the women of ancient mythology, from formidable women warriors who trained heroes to fight and kill, to the beautiful companions who led them to higher realms of feminine intuition and spiritual wisdom.

ISBN#0-89281-357-1

Shandon Loring, presents.



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

AND DON'T FORGET - @ 9Pm, SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT
It's another late Thursday with Finn Zeddmore and a selection from classic and contemporary Science Fiction.  Come on down!  Presented live in voice.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, August 19th at 7pm: MISS TROLLEY'S KITCHEN

Something's Cookin'!

Join Trolley in the kitchen for food adventures from the heights of haute cuisine to the relaxing contentment of comfort food.  Miss Trollop shares the food ecstasies of a variety of notable literary voices.

*Fanny Flag's "Cant Wait to get to Heaven" (the caramel cake),

*Allen's "Stina....a family wedding with recipe for the most incredible egg casserole ever",

* Edna Lewis writing about summertime harvest (recipe for smothered chicken).

Trolley will have at least one recipe to share, and invites you to bring one to share as well!

Presented live in voice.

Monday, August 17, 2015

TUESDAY, August 18th at 7pm: A.A. Milne's NOT THAT IT MATTERS

A New Series begins tonight!

A.A. Milne had a delightful sense of humor. Apart from being the creator of Winnie the Pooh he also wrote short, amusing essays that he compiled into a book called Not That It Matters

"The simple truth, and everybody knows it really, is that collars squeak for some people and not for others. A squeaky collar round the neck of a man is a comment, not upon the collar, but upon the man. That man is unlucky. Things are against him. Nature may have done all for him that she could, have given him a handsome outside and a noble inside, but the world of inanimate objects is against him."

Join Corwyn Allen tonight as he begins this journey of wit and wisdom, live in voice.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

MONDAY, August 17th at 7 PM: SAILING INTO THE FIFTH QUADRANT!

Image of  V838 Monocerotis from the Hubble Space Telescope
 courtesy of NASA
Okay! Okay!  There is NO SUCH THING as a Fifth Quadrant! (If you are a Star Trek fan, this might amuse you)

You see, we THOUGHT we were at the conclusion of THE WIZARD OF KARRES, but we were not. We were mistaken.  There is yet more to be gained from this particular adventure with Captain Pausert and his companions, Goth and the Leewit, the Witches of Karres.




All other "conclusions" are invalid.  Come tonight to hear the real, the authentic, the genuine conclusion of the adventure by Eric Flint and Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer, live in voice with Gyro Muggins. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

SUNDAY, August 16th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Team Tea Time concludes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second collection of Sherlock Holmes Adventures -  "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.   

TODAY: "The Final Problem

This story, set in 1891, introduces Holmes's greatest opponent, the criminal mastermind Professor James Moriarty. In a cat and mouse game that ranges from the streets of London to the Alpine Europe, Holmes and Watson play a dangerous game as the Great Detective labors to bring an end to a huge organization of criminal lead by the brilliant and devious Moriarty.  It all comes to a climax at the falls - Reichenbach Falls.

One of the legends surrounding this canon of work is that Conan Doyle wanted to finish it off at the end of this story, and so killed Sherlock Holmes.  By the time stories comprising The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes were all published there were two novellas and 24 short stories to this one character.  One might think Sir Arthur reasonably thought he could bring it to a conclusion, and he was said to already be working on the full-length novel The Hound of the Baskervilles which would be the crowning achievement of this canon.  Published in 1904, Hound was said to have re-ignited a fury among readers who demanded Holmes' return.  

Conan Doyle would finally end the canon in 1927 with 56 short story adventures, two novellas, two full length novels and a smattering of short adventures and parodies - many generated by the author himself.  And as we know today, over a hundred years after Holmes first went over the falls, the canon remains a fertile franchise; taking on new forms and new variations even as the writing itself changed the science and method detection in Britain and all over the world. 

BONUS: An encore presentation of the hilarious parody story "The Mystery of the Spot Ball"

Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower live in voice