THIS WEEKEND at The Dickens Project


Our first full weekend of events starts out with Idle Rogue Productions opening performance of a show they have created specifically for The Dickens Project.

Friday, December 6th at 10pm slt:
Idle Rogue Productions presents THE MIDNIGHT DINNER

An outstanding concept in dance entertainment as story-telling, presenting beloved characters from Dickens and Victoriana. Please enjoy the experience of attending in costume at The Opera House, free clothing is available in the stores at ground level. 
There will be a direct teleport from the Dickens Square landing point. Or teleport directly to The Opera House sky box.  There's one other option, though, that is worth considering. Take the hot air balloon ride from the shores of the skating pond just north of The Square.  In 20 minutes you'll find yourself at the front door of the Opera House.
Seating begins at 9pm, and seats will fill fast for this show.

Saturday, December 7th at 11am slt:
The Community Virtual Library and VCARA present a Dickens Read-Aloud presentation in the Resource CenterThere will be a direct teleport from the Dickens Square landing point. The members of VCARA present selections from Dickens' short story canon, live in voice.  Come learn about their work in Second Life!

Sunday, December 8th:
@ Noon - The Community Virtual Library hosts the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Tour of the Resource Center in Voice.
@ 1:30pm - TEA TIME with Charles Dickens in Dickens Square.  Da5id Abbot, Dubhna Rhiadra, and Caledonia Skytower present a selection from David Copperfield.
@ 2:30pm - Grace McDunnough LIVE! in Dickens SquareSome say Grace McDunnough™ may have been the unlikely digital love child of Andy Warhol (without the soup) and Janis Joplin (without the drugs) - a hypnotic mix of subtle yet defiant artistic imagery blended with evocative, heart stopping musical highlights that permeates the veils of geography, culture and genre.  Learn more about Grace at https://grace.weebly.com/ and join us for a wonderful hour of music.

FOR MORE on upcoming events at THE DICKENS PROJECT, visit the Events & Calendar page.


THURSDAY December 5th at 7pm: ROCK CRYSTAL - A Christmas Tale pt1

"terrifying and beautiful"
ROCK CRYSTAL
A Christmas Tale pt1

An unusual, moving, and memorable Christmas story. Two children—Conrad and his little sister, Sanna—set out from their village high up in the Alps to visit their grandparents in the neighboring valley. It is the day before Christmas but the weather is mild, though of course night falls early in December and the children are warned not to linger. The grandparents welcome the children with presents and pack them off with kisses. Then snow begins to fall, ever more thickly and steadily. Undaunted, the children press on, only to take a wrong turn. The snow rises higher and higher, time passes: it is deep night when the sky clears and Conrad and Sanna discover themselves out on a glacier, terrifying and beautiful, the heart of the void. Rock Crystal was written in 1845 by Austrian writer Adalbert Stifter, about two missing children on Christmas Eve. It has been called "a suspenseful, simple, myth-like story with majestic depictions of nature. A quiet and beautiful parable about the relation of people to places; of man to nature." The author was said to be "one of the most extraordinary, the most enigmatic, the most secretly daring and the most strangely gripping narrators in world literature." It was translated from German to English in 1945. The story has been adapted to film and TV several times.

Book: Rock Crystal Author: Adalbert Stifter

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WEDNESDAY, December 4th at 7pm: SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT Continues

Kayden continues Craig Johnson's holiday tale from his Longmire Series: SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT. It's a little bit of the American West, mixed with some WWII history, and a generous seasoning of Dickens.

Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he's interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt's predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt is at loose ends on Christmas Eve and he agrees to help her.

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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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All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

Hanging at The Dickens Project - Image by Aoife Lorefield

*MONDAY - December 2nd, at 7pm:  TEACHER'S PET / WAR AND PEACE by Matthew Joseph Harrington (written with approval by Larry Niven) continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, December 3rd, at 7pm: Dark

*WEDNESDAY, December 4th, at 7pm: Craig Johnson's SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT continues with Kayden Oconnell. 

*THURSDAY, 
December 5th:

  • at 7pm: Adalbert Stifter's ROCK CRYSTAL begins with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)
  • at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore
For events at The Dickens Project this week, check out the Dickens Calendar & Events Page!


All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

MONDAY December 2nd at 7pm: TEACHER'S PET / WAR and PEACE

by Matthew Joseph Harrington -
in Larry Niven's universe¹
TEACHER'S PET / WAR and PEACE

From the Known Space series, a woman inadvertently encounters the Pak* virus and become a Protector.  Infuriated with the instinctive behavior the change tries to force on her, she rebels and becomes a Protector unlike any other.

*The Pak are a race ancestral to humans.  Think of them as highly intelligent, fantastically strong, nearly immortal, overprotective grandparents.

¹ with full approval by Larry Niven


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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28th at 10am: ALICES RESTAURANT MASSACREE

ALICE'S RESTAURANT REVISITED
The song is one of Arlo Guthrie's most prominent works, based on a true incident from his life that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965 with a citation for littering, and ended with the refusal of the U.S. Army to draft him because of his conviction for that crime. The ironic punch line of the story is that, in the words of Guthrie, "I'm sittin' here on the Group W bench 'cause you want to know if I'm moral enough to join the Army - burn women, kids, houses and villages - after bein' a litterbug." The final part of the song is an encouragement for the listeners to sing along, to resist the draft, and to end war.

The "song" is in fact a spoken monologue, presented by Shandon Loring today for your listening pleasure or just to groan at and be Thankful when it's over.

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY

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WEDNESDAY, November 27th at 7pm: WHAT'S COOKIN'?!

Hospitality is the art of sharing the gifts of the home. Tonight we continue to share favorite food
stories and recipes. In this final session, Cale talks Turkey on the night before Thanksgiving.

Over the river, and through the wood,
  To grandfather's house we go;
       The horse knows the way
       To carry the sleigh
  Through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river, and through the wood—
  Oh, how the wind does blow!
       It stings the toes
       And bites the nose
  As over the ground we go.
Over the river, and through the wood,
  To have a first-rate play.
       Hear the bells ring
       "Ting-a-ling-ding",
  Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

~ Lydia Marie Child from the Poem "Thanksgiving Day"

TUESDAY, November 26th at 7PM: SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT Continues

Kayden continues Craig Johnson's holiday tale from his Longmire Series: SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT.

Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he's interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt's predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt is at loose ends on Christmas Eve and he agrees to help her.

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MONDAY November 25th at 7pm: TEACHER'S PET / WAR and PEACE

by Matthew Joseph Harrington -
in Larry Niven's universe¹
TEACHER'S PET / WAR and PEACE

From the Known Space series, a woman inadvertently encounters the Pak* virus and become a Protector.  Infuriated with the instinctive behavior the change tries to force on her, she rebels and becomes a Protector unlike any other.

*The Pak are a race ancestral to humans.  Think of them as highly intelligent, fantastically strong, nearly immortal, overprotective grandparents.

¹ with full approval by Larry Niven


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at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
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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!

_____________________________________

All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

1 WEEK until Opening Day of The Dickens Project!


*SUNDAY, November 26th at 6:30pm : MAGICLAND STORYTIME - Ann Mary, Her Two Thanksgivings with Caledonia Skytower, live on stream at The Golden Horseshoe at Magicland Park. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY - November 25th, at 7pm:  TEACHER'S PET / WAR AND PEACE by Matthew Joseph Harrington (written with approval by Larry Niven) continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, November 26th, at 7pm: Craig Johnson's SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT continues with Kayden Oconnell. 

*WEDNESDAY, November 27th, at 7pm: WHAT'S COOKIN'? - Favorite Food Stories & Recipe Exchange. This week, the Thanksgiving Edition, with Turkeys and stuffing galore. Bring your knife and fork, and a favorite recipes to share, on notecard.

*THURSDAY, 
November 28th, at 10am: The Annual Seanchai Tradition: ALICE'S RESTAURANT MASACREE with Shandon Loring. Come along and claim you place on the Group W Bench, and don't be late!  The story is only 17 minutes long. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)
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All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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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 November 21st at 7pm: AN OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING by Louisa May Alcott

"A simple story of a time long ago"
AN OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING

Mother and Father are called away suddenly the day before Thanksgiving because Grandma was “failin’ fast,” leaving their 8 children behind. The oldest girls, Tilly and Prue, decide to finish the dinner though they had never made a turkey with stuffing before, nor had they ever cooked plum pudding. All does not turn out perfectly, but at the end of the day, everyone is happy, warm and fed. Book: AN OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING Author: Louisa May Alcott Review by Susan Bailey:https://louisamayalcottismypassion.com/2011/11/28/an-old-fashioned-louisa-may-alcott-thanksgiving/

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WEDNESDAY, November 20th at 7pm: SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT Begins

Kayden returns to the Story Floor with one of his favorite authors (and ours too) as he begins Craig Johnson's holiday tale from his Longmire Series: SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT.

Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he's interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt's predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt is at loose ends on Christmas Eve and he agrees to help her.

Kayden Oconnell, live ...
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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!

_____________________________________

All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.
Moonrise over The Dickens Project - Opening December 1st
*MONDAY - November 18th, at 7pm:  TEACHER'S PET / WAR AND PEACE by Matthew Joseph Harrington (written with approval by Larry Niven) continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, November 19th, at 7pm:  WHAT'S COOKIN'? - Favorite Food Stories & Recipe Exchange. This week Cale shares the P.G. Wodehouse story "Best Sauce." All are welcomed to bring some of their favorite recipes to share, on notecard.

*WEDNESDAY, November 20th, at 7pm: Craig Johnson's SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT begins with Kayden Oconnell. 

*THURSDAY, 
November 21st, at 7pm: Louisa May Alcott's AN OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING with Shandon Loring  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)
.
2 WEEKS AND COUNTING, until Opening Day of The Dickens Project
   


All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


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

MONDAY November 18th at 7pm: TEACHER'S PET / WAR and PEACE

by Matthew Joseph Harrington -
in Larry Niven's universe¹
TEACHER'S PET / WAR and PEACE

From the Known World series, a woman inadvertently encounters the Pak* virus and become a Protector.  Infuriated with the instinctive behavior the change tries to force on her, she rebels and becomes a Protector unlike any other.

*The Pak are a race ancestral to humans.  Think of them as highly intelligent, fantastically strong, nearly immortal, overprotective grandparents.

¹ with full approval by Larry Niven

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
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THURSDAY November 14th at 7pm: ANTONY and CLEOPATRA - Shakespeare in story

"Make death proud to take us"
ANTONY and CLEOPATRA
William Shakespeare's play, told in story format

Mark Antony, one of three rulers of Rome, is in love with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Antony is summoned back to Rome, where he clashes with another ruler Octavius before returning to Cleopatra in Egypt. Now in battle with Octavius, Antony and Cleopatra suffer losses and miscommunication, and both eventually commit suicide. Book: Shakespeare's Stories - The Histories Authors: William Shakespeare and Beverly Birch


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WEDNESDAY, November 13th at 7PM: More TALES FROM HOME


Seanchai Library continues celebrating home and hospitality this month by sharing local tales from the various regions of the corporeal world where they live, or have lived: the American Southwest, the Klondike, the Puget Sound, and more. You are invited to recommend stories from your home as well.

Tonight: Faerie Maven-Pralou and Caledonia Skytower in The Glen with more tales of the Wild-ish West. The impact of a tablecloth in settling an entire region, and more!

Live in Voice.
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TUESDAY, November 12th at 7:30pm: WHAT'S COOKIN' Continues


Hospitality is the art of sharing the gifts of the home. Tonight we continue to share favorite food stories and recipes.

This week: Finn Zeddmore with L’Achimista, a short story by American science fiction and fantasy writer, and psychologist N.K. Jemisin, the only author to have won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in three consecutive years.

Cale contributes bits and bobs and everyone is invited to bring some of their favorite recipes to share, on note card.


MONDAY November 11th at 7pm: TEACHER'S PET / WAR and PEACE

by Matthew Joseph Harrington -
in Larry Niven's universe¹
TEACHER'S PET / WAR and PEACE

From the Known World series, a woman inadvertently encounters the Pak* virus and become a Protector.  Infuriated with the instinctive behavior the change tries to force on her, she rebels and becomes a Protector unlike any other.

*The Pak are a race ancestral to humans.  Think of them as highly intelligent, fantastically strong, nearly immortal, overprotective grandparents.

¹ with full approval by Larry Niven


PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
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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!

_____________________________________

All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.
Caledonia kicked off the "What's Cookin' Series with Pies, and more 11.6.19
*MONDAY - November 11th, at 7pm:  TEACHER'S PET / WAR AND PEACE by Matthew Joseph Harrington (written with approval by Larry Niven) begins with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, November 12th, at 7pm:  WHAT'S COOKIN'? - Favorite Food Stories & Recipe Exchange. This week: Finn Zeddmore with "L'Achimista" by N.K. Jemisin, while Cale contributes bits and bobs. Everyone is invited to bring some of their favorite recipes to share, on notecard.

*WEDNESDAY, November 13th, at 7pm: STORIES FROM HOME. This Week: Faerie Maven-Pralou and Caledonia Skytower continue with tales from the Wild-ish West. You are invited to recommend stories from your home as well.

*THURSDAY, 
November 14th:

   ~ at 7pm: ANTONY & CLEOPATRA - A Novelization of Shakespeare's Play with Shandon Loring  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

   ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore. Contemporary Sci-Fi Fantasy from such online sources as Light Speed, Escape Pod, and Clarkesworld online 'zines and podcasts.

3 WEEKS AND COUNTING, until Opening Day of The Dickens Project
   


All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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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 November 7th at 7pm: JULIUS CAESAR - Shakespeare in story

"Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar! "
JULIUS CAESAR
William Shakespeare's play, told in story format

Jealous conspirators convince Caesar's friend Brutus to join their assassination plot against Caesar. To stop Caesar from gaining too much power, Brutus and the conspirators kill him on the Ides of March. Mark Antony drives the conspirators out of Rome and fights them in a battle. Brutus and his friend Cassius lose and kill themselves, leaving Antony to rule in Rome. Book: Shakespeare's Stories - The Histories Authors: William Shakespeare and Beverly Birch

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WEDNESDAY, November 6th at 7pm: STORIES FROM HOME

Seanchai Library celebrates this "homey-est" of months by sharing local tales from the various regions of the corporeal world where they live, or have lived: the American Southwest, the Klondike, the Puget Sound, and more. You are invited to recommend stories from your home as well.

Tonight: Faerie Maven-Pralou and Caledonia Skytower in The Glen with tales of the Wild-ish West. No really! It's Wild!

Live in Voice.
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