THURSDAY October 6th at 7-8:30pm: Writer's Bloch

  


      "His words crashed against my consciousness"
WRITER'S BLOCH

Tonight is a selection of stories from Robert Bloch.
Each of these three stories tonight is a nod to two of Bloch’s favorite authors.. Poe and Lovecraft.

Robert Bloch wrote a fan letter to HP Lovecraft at the age of 16. Lovecraft encouraged the young boy to begin writing fiction and to submit his stories to Weird Tales magazine. Thus began a 60-year writing career that is one of the most distinguished in the horror and mystery field.
Bloch is today, of course, most famous as the author of Psycho.

He is also well-known for having said,
"Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy.
I keep it in a jar on my desk."


The Man Who Collected Poe
Our narrator is a bibliophile going to meet the world's foremost collector of everything related to Edgar Allan Poe. Launcelot Canning is a third generation Poe collector, both his father and grandfather were obsessed with the writer. In fact, the grandfather built a Poesque mansion in the 1870s that Launcelot lives in now. The present Canning, though, crossed over into unhealthy monomania long ago.

The Secret in the Tomb
A man's quest for arcane knowledge and immortal life in a dank, dark, haunted tomb. Placing it easily with some of the best of Lovecraft’s works. Written when Bloch was just 17 years old.

The Suicide in the Study
A young wizard plans to hypnotize himself into two personalities, the good and the evil, with disastrous consequences for both, of course.

Book: Selected tales from 'Weird Tales' magazine, c.1930's
Author: Robert Bloch

Join us at:
Seanchai Library in SL
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and
Nightmare Art Gallery at Halloween Mall Castle in Kitely
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/OCTOBERWORLD/205/91/3182 

LIVE ON YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/slr-bloch-1006-yt












TUESDAY, October 4th: Music, Stories, and Adventure!

 

@NOON: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live in The Glen!

Join us for Russell's popular weekly performance in our beautiful Glen for an hour of 100% live and unplugged acoustic music and spoken word.  Russell will be presenting original and traditional songs, instrumental pieces and covers, together with some selected poems. Folk Baroque and Beyond. 


Live in Stream
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/197/131/21

@7PM: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE - Continues

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle.

Caledonia Skytower reads Diana Wynne Jones well-loved story, which inspired film-maker Hayao Myazaki to create a timeless animated classic.  Presented live on stream.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library: Welcome October!

 We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life

CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES SINCE 2008!

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All times slt/Pacific Time.
Story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

The Seanchai Library is located at 

*****

*MONDAY, October 3rd at 7pm: THE WOLFEN continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, October 4th:
   
~ at NOON: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live in The Glen 

~ at 7pm: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE Continues with Caledonia Skytower.

*WEDNESDAY, October 5th, 7-8:00 pm: SEANCHAI FLICKS: The Spooky Edition - Join us in our cinema space as we share video adventures and throw popcorn at each other.

*THURSDAY, October 6th 

   ~ @ 7PM WRITER'S BLOCH Stories by author Robert Bloch (Psycho) celebrating the work of Lovecraft & Poe with Shandon Loring

   ~ @ 9PM SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT, late night Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore

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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower     

THURSDAY, October 29th at 7pm: Ray Bradbury's THE OCTOBER COUNTRY STORIES


Caledonia reads selections from The October Country is a 1955 collection of nineteen macabre short stories by American writer Ray Bradbury. It reprints fifteen of the twenty-seven stories of his 1947 collection Dark Carnival, and adds four more of his stories previously published elsewhere.

Presented live on stream fireside in Ceiliuradh Glen.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/197/131/21

TUESDAY, September 27: Music, Stories, and Moving Castles

@NOON: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live in The Glen!

Join us for Russell's popular weekly performance in our beautiful Glen for an hour of 100% live and unplugged acoustic music and spoken word.  Russell will be presenting original and traditional songs, instrumental pieces and covers, together with some selected poems. Folk Baroque and Beyond. 


Live in Stream
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/197/131/21

@7PM: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE - Continues

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle.

Caledonia Skytower reads Diana Wynne Jones well-loved story, which inspired film-maker Hayao Myazaki to create a timeless animated classic.  Presented live on stream.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library - "Evil Under the Sun" Finale & More

 We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life

CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES SINCE 2008!

_______________________________


All times slt/Pacific Time.
Story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

The Seanchai Library is located at 

*****
*SUNDAY, September 25th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Agatha Christie:
"Evil Under the Sun" Episode 6 on SLEA Region 6 *FINALE*

Hercule Poirot stages a surprising picnic, and brings his investigation of Arlena Marshall's murder to an equally surprising conclusion. 

Special Dancing and Music on the hotel deck afterward with DJ Elrik Merlin!

Enter the world of Christie's 1941 novel at a seaside resort:  the Jolly Roger Hotel, inspired by Burgh Island on the Devonshire coast of England. Holidays Can Be Murder!

Evil Under the Sun on SLEA 6 Closes at the end of the virtual day on Wednesday, September 28th.


*MONDAY, September 26th at 7pm: THE WOLFEN continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, September 27th:
   
~ at NOON: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live in The Glen 

~ at 7pm: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE Continues with Caledonia Skytower.

*WEDNESDAY, September 28th, 7-8:00 pm: SEANCHAI FLICKS: The Spooky Edition - Join us in our cinema space as we share video adventures and throw popcorn at each other.

*THURSDAY, September 29th, - THE OCTOBER COUNTRY: Stories by Ray Bradbury with Caledonia Skytower.

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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower     


THURSDAY, October 22 at 7pm: Bring on The Sci-Fi -Fantasy!

 

TWO Sessions of Sci-Fi Fantasy Today!

@7PM: Gyro Continues THE WOLFEN: a debut novel of Whitley Strieber. It tells the story of two police detectives in New York City who are involved in the investigation of suspicious deaths across the city, which are revealed to be the work of a race of intelligent beings descended from canids, called the Wolfen. The novel is told from the point of view of the human characters as well from the Wolfen themselves.

@ 9PM: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore - Late Night Sci-Fi from a variety of online sources.

Both Session will be in presented in SL Voice, at the main Library Story Floor.

TUESDAY, September 20th: Music, Stories, and More Adventure!



@NOON: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live in The Glen!

Join us for Russell's popular weekly performance in our beautiful Glen for an hour of 100% live and unplugged acoustic music and spoken word.  Russell will be presenting original and traditional songs, instrumental pieces and covers, together with some selected poems. Folk Baroque and Beyond. 

Live in Stream
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/197/131/21

@7PM: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE - Continues

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle.

Caledonia Skytower reads Diana Wynne Jones well-loved story, which inspired film-maker Hayao Myazaki to create a timeless animated classic.  Presented live on stream.

MONDAY, September 19th at 7:00pm: AVAST! THERE BE PIRATE (George)!



The Fleets In!

Cap'n R. Dismantled and The Dread Pirate Caledonia Skytower, celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day with 100w Stories from the "George" canon. Or is that "cannon"?

George the Landlubber

by Laurence Simon

George was a pirate, but he wasn’t a very good pirate.
He was completely clueless when it came to the jargon of his profession.
For example, he had no idea what “landlubber” meant.
Was it a parrot species?
Maybe it was some kind of sea monster, he thought.
But then, why would his crewmates be calling all the townspeople that?
Or, for that matter, George , when he screwed something up really badly.
At the next port, he went to the library, and he asked for a Pirate-to-English dictionary.
“You are a total landlubber,” said the librarian, and threw George out.

Live in Voice on the Seanchai Quarterdeck.

SUNDAY, September 18th at 1:30PM: EVIL UNDER THE SUN - Episode 5

 All times  slt/pacific. 

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA6/229/111/22

@1:30pm: Agatha Christies' EVIL UNDER THE SUN Continues.

Hercule Poirot follows his own suspicions, while the local inspector to investigates the murder of Arlena Marshall. Bring your notepad and match your wits against Christie's great Belgian detective. No fair, if you already read the last page!

** About the Story to date:

Hercule Poirot takes a quiet holiday at a secluded hotel in Devon. He finds that the other hotel guests include: Arlena Marshall, her husband Kenneth, and her step-daughter Linda; Horace Blatt; Major Barry, a retired officer; Rosamund Darnley, a former sweetheart of Kenneth; Patrick Redfern, and his wife Christine, a former teacher; Carrie Gardener, and her husband Odell; Reverend Stephen Lane; and Miss Emily Brewster, an athletic spinster. During the initial part of his stay, Poirot notes that Arlena is a flirtatious woman, who flirts with Patrick much to the fury of his wife, and that her step-daughter hates her. One morning, Arlena heads out for a secret rendezvous at Pixy Cove. By midday, she is found dead by Patrick and Brewster while they are rowing. An examination by the local police surgeon reveals she had been strangled by a man.

The investigation continues . . .

**

Enter the world of Christie's 1941 novel at a seaside resort:  the Jolly Roger Hotel, inspired by Burgh Island on the Devonshire coast of England.

Holidays Can Be Murder!

THIS WEEK AT Seanchai Library

 We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life

CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES SINCE 2008!

_______________________________


All times slt/Pacific Time.
Story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

The Seanchai Library is located at 

*****
*SUNDAY, September 18th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Agatha Christie:
"Evil Under the Sun" Episode 5 on SLEA Region 6

*MONDAY, September 19th at 7pm: AVAST! THERE BE PIRATE (George)! with R. Dismantled and Caledonia Skytower, celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

*TUESDAY, September 20th:
   
~ at NOON: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live in The Glen 

~ at 7pm: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE Begins with Caledonia Skytower.

*WEDNESDAY, September 21st, 7-8:00 pm: SEANCHAI FLICKS - Join us in our cinema space as we share video adventures and throw popcorn at each other.

*THURSDAY, September 22nd, - GYRO RETURNS! More Sci-Fi Fantasy Stories from Mr. Muggin's vast collection.

________________________________________________________________
All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower     

TUESDAY, September 13th: Music, Stories, and an Adventure Continues

 

@NOON: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live in The Glen!

Join us for Russell's popular weekly performance in our beautiful Glen for an hour of 100% live and unplugged acoustic music and spoken word.  Russell will be presenting original and traditional songs, instrumental pieces and covers, together with some selected poems. Folk Baroque and Beyond. 

Live in Stream
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/197/131/21

@7PM: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE - Continues

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle.

Caledonia Skytower reads Diana Wynne Jones well-loved story, which inspired film-maker Hayao Myazaki to create a timeless animated classic.  Presented live on stream.

MONDAY, September 12th at 7pm: GYRO RETURNS with More Fantasy Short Stories


Gyro presents two stories by well-known fantasy authors tonight. 

In  Mercedes Lackey's "Wet Wings" an era that no longer believes in  magic and actively suppresses it contains an old woman works to save the wonder of magic for the world. 

In "The Wolfen by Whiney Strieber, a violent mauling leads a team of police to the discovery of a new species more powerful than wolves, possessing raccoon-like pawhands and almost as smart as humans.  The catch is, we're their prey.

Presented Live, in SL Voice.

SUNDAY, September 11th at 1:30pm slt: More EVIL DOINGS on SLEA 6

 

All times  slt/pacific. Image above courtesy of Inara Pey.

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA6/229/111/22

@1:30pm: Agatha Christies' EVIL UNDER THE SUN Continues.

Hercule Poirot throws in with the local inspector to investigate the murder of Arlena Marshall. Bring your notepad and match your wits against Christie's great Belgian detective. No fair, if you already read the last page!

** About the Story to date:

Enter the world of Christie's 1941 novel at a seaside resort:  the Jolly Roger Hotel, inspired by Burgh Island on the Devonshire coast of England.

Hercule Poirot takes a quiet holiday at a secluded hotel in Devon. He finds that the other hotel guests include: Arlena Marshall, her husband Kenneth, and her step-daughter Linda; Horace Blatt; Major Barry, a retired officer; Rosamund Darnley, a former sweetheart of Kenneth; Patrick Redfern, and his wife Christine, a former teacher; Carrie Gardener, and her husband Odell; Reverend Stephen Lane; and Miss Emily Brewster, an athletic spinster. During the initial part of his stay, Poirot notes that Arlena is a flirtatious woman, who flirts with Patrick much to the fury of his wife, and that her step-daughter hates her. One morning, Arlena heads out for a secret rendezvous at Pixy Cove. By midday, she is found dead by Patrick and Brewster while they are rowing. An examination by the local police surgeon reveals she had been strangled by a man.

Both Poirot and the investigating officer, Inspector Colgate, interview the possible suspects about their movements during the morning – Kenneth Marshall had been typing letters; the Gardeners had been with Poirot all morning; Rosamund had been reading above Pixy Cove; and the investigation continues . . .

Holidays Can Be Murder!

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

 We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life

CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES SINCE 2008!

_______________________________


All times slt/Pacific Time.
Story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

The Seanchai Library is located at 

*****
*SUNDAY, September 11th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Agatha Christie:
"Evil Under the Sun" Episode 4 on SLEA Region 6

*MONDAY, September 12th at 7pm: GYRO RETURNS: More Short Fantasy Short Stories

*TUESDAY, September 13th:
   
~ at NOON: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live in The Glen 

~ at 7pm: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE Begins with Caledonia Skytower.

*WEDNESDAY, September 14th, 7-8:00 pm: SEANCHAI FLICKS - Join us in our cinema space as we share video adventures and throw popcorn at each other.

*THURSDAY, September 15th, - DARK, No Story Tonight

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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower     

THURSDAY September 8th at 7pm: Monsters & Myth - THE NEMEAN LION pt2

      


"Only one little girl can prevent the darkness from engulfing the world"
THE NEMEAN LION pt2

The world’s fascination with monsters harks back to the dawn of civilization – and even to prehistoric times – when mankind first sought to explain the magical and capricious forces of nature.

 Civilized as the ancients were, the stories they told were filled with horrifying creatures. They called them monsters, and there was nothing civil about them. From Anteus, the bloodthirsty cannibal giant, to Hecate, the beautiful, ambitious tormentor of the dead, to the ogre Fafnir, whose guests for dinner become his dinner, the monsters of mythology embody the dark side of human nature. Their battles with Ulysses, Jason, and the other heroes and heroines of legend represent the ongoing contest between all that is worst, all that is best, and all that stands in between.

 Tonight we feature the Nemean Lion, a murderous beast who terrorizes the people of Nemea with his ivory-dagger teeth, brass talons, and impenetrable armor hide. But Nemea is merely a practice ground for the lion; his true task is to serve Zeus, King of the gods, who needs a special monster to destroy the latest threat to his rule: a sickly, undersized child destined, the god-king has warned, to shake his entire kingdom.

 Unaware of heroic fate, the tine Palaemona falls in love with Melampus, the healer, who can revive the dead and save them from an eternity in Tartarus under Hades’ brutal reign. But the healer’s betrayal and Palaemona’s yearning for his love soon lead her to the grotesque Bullman, who employs bulls to savagely tear his victims in half, shredding their skin and bones, spilling their blood like fertilizer across his furrowed land. The Bullman quickly prepares Palaemona for a similar end – one that would leave this ancient time desperately short of heroes.

 Caught between a world she so much wants to love and a world she is terribly unsure of, a young girl struggles to find the answers that lie just beyond her reach. Surrounded by treacherous gods, enormous killer bees, and leather-winged demons, she must face one of the most frightening creatures to ever walk the land: the Nemean Lion. Standing alone, this brave young girl is the only one who can prevent the darkness from engulfing an already fragile world.

 Book: Monsters & Myth - THE NEMEAN LION
Author: Bernard Evslin

Join us in Second Life & Kitely
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LIVE ON YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/slr-nemean-0908-yt





TUESDAY, September 6th: Music, Stories, and a New Adventure Begins


@NOON: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live in The Glen!

Join us for Russell's popular weekly performance in our beautiful Glen for an hour of 100% live and unplugged acoustic music and spoken word.  Russell will be presenting original and traditional songs, instrumental pieces and covers, together with some selected poems. Folk Baroque and Beyond. 

Live in Stream
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/197/131/21

@7PM: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE - Begins

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle.

Caledonia Skytower reads Diana Wynne Jones well-loved story, which inspired film-maker Hayao Myazaki to create a timeless animated classic.  Presented live on stream.

MONDAY, September 5th at 7pm: GYRO RETURNS! With Sci-Fi Short Stories


First Life is a funny thing: so often getting in the way of virtual plans. That's what happened with longtime Seanchai reader Gyro Muggins back in May, but today he returns to the Seanchai Story Floor.

Gyro presents two stories by. Fantasy author Mercedes Lackey. In "Werehunter" impoverished city girl seeks shelter from a street gang by hiding in the back yard of the neighborhood's "crazy woman" where she's shown two different worlds and asked " In which would you rather live? In "Wet Wings" an era that no longer believes in  magic and actively suppresses it contains an old woman works to save the wonder of magic for the world.

Presented live in Voice.

SUNDAY, September 4th at 1:30pm - EVIL DOINGS on SLEA 6


All times  slt/pacific  

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA6/229/111/22

@1:30pm: Agatha Christies' EVIL UNDER THE SUN Continues.

Hercule Poirot throws in with the local inspector to investigate the murder of Arlena Marshall. Bring your notepad and match your wits against Christie's great Belgian detective. No fair, if you already read the last page!

@2:30pm - Dance Party! on the Jolly Roger Hotel deck, an hour of 1940s dance music with DJ Caledonia - enjoy the music and the ambience, and cut a rug or two.

** About the Story:

Enter the world of Christie's 1941 novel at a seaside resort:  the Jolly Roger Hotel, inspired by Burgh Island on the Devonshire coast of England.

It seems that no matter how hard he tries, Hercule Poirot never quite gets a holiday. This story sees him in Devon, Agatha Christie’s home county, and, of course, among the scantily clad sunbathers, a murdered woman is found.

It was not unusual to find the beautiful bronzed body of the sun-loving Arlena Stuart stretched out on a beach, face down. Only, on this occasion, there was no sun… she had been strangled. Ever since Arlena’s arrival at the resort, Hercule Poirot had detected sexual tension in the seaside air. But could this apparent ‘crime of passion’ have been something more evil and premeditated altogether?

Holidays Can Be Murder!

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

  We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life

CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES SINCE 2008!

_______________________________


All times slt/Pacific Time.
Story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

The Seanchai Library is located at 

*****
*SUNDAY, September 4th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Agatha Christie:
"Evil Under the Sun" Episode 3 on SLEA Region 6

*MONDAY, September 5th at 7pm: GYRO RETURNS: Two Stories by Mercedes Lackey

*TUESDAY, September 6th:
   
~ at NOON: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live in The Glen 

~ at 7pm: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE Begins with Caledonia Skytower.

*WEDNESDAY, September 7th, 7-8:00 pm: SEANCHAI FLICKS - Join us in our cinema space as we share video adventures and throw popcorn at each other.

*THURSDAY, September 8th,

   ~ 7pm:  More MONSTERS & MYTHOLOGY: The Nemean Lion concludes with Shandon Loring

   ~ 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore

________________________________________________________________
All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower