Wednesday, January 18, 2017

THURSDAY January 19th at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS - Poe's Light House

"Third Thursday Every Month... From The Shadows"
POE'S LIGHT HOUSE
Dark fantasy, horror, ghosts, and the macabre! From MANY different top authors in the field. Touching many different topics... victims, vengeance, identities, gypsies, carnivals, famines, rain, seal people, evil rocks, psychic vampires, curses, old gods, trains, haunted houses, dreams, coast guards, doors, photographs, wakes, and occult arts.


Tonight:
Poe's Lighthouse - Brand new stories from Edgar Allan Poe. Yes, Brand New!
Yes, THE Edgar Allan Poe!
"The Flames Beneath The Light"
"Deep Into the Darkness Peering"

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

WEDNESDAY, January 18th at 7:00pm: More from THE ATROCITY ARCHIVES

We are thinking that "Bob Howard", former IT guy turned secret operative for "The Laundry" is thinking that it was much safer underneath desks, tinkering ports and drives.
Join Corwyn Allen as he continues in The Atrocity Archives, the first volume of the Laundry Files, by Charles Stross.  Live in voice.

Monday, January 16, 2017

TUESDAY, January 17th at 7pm: HOW TO SPEAK DRAGONESE Concludes

Well, there's nothing much more uncertain than one of Hiccup's brilliant plans.  They work great, most of the time. We left Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III going to a seemingly certain death last week, so relax your anxious fingers from the edge the your seat and join Cale for the no-doubt-thrilling conclusion of the third adventure in Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series!

Caledonia concludes the wild and hilarious adventure tonight at the Fire Circle, Live in voice.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

MONDAY January 16th at 7pm: OUR FAIR CITY


OUR FAIR CITY
- by Robert Heinlein -
A reporter learns of a man's very unusual pet.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15TH at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street ~ Kinda!

Image by achamplin from Deviant Art
We continue our post Virtual Baker Street withdrawal therapy at the hands of a contemporary master, Neil Gaiman.  THIS WEEK: A Study In Emerald.

The story is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche transferred to the Cthulhu Mythos universe of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. It won the 2004 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. The title is a reference to the Sherlock Holmes novel A Study in Scarlet. "A Study in Emerald" first appeared in the anthology Shadows Over Baker Street, a collection of stories combining the worlds of Arthur Conan Doyle and H. P. Lovecraft; it has subsequently been available as part of Gaiman's short story collection Fragile Things, in the collection New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird, and is available online. The online version takes the form of a Victorian periodical or newspaper, which includes various advertisements that reference characters such as Vlad Tepes, Victor Frankenstein, Spring Heeled Jack, and Dr. Jekyll.

Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, John Morland, and Caledonia Skytower, Live in voice.

Friday, January 13, 2017

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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"Minority Report" as presented in Second Life

All stories told in 
open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 


*Sunday, January 15th, at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street - Kinda! in the Seanchai Fireside Room, Neil Gaiman's "A Study In Emerald"

*Monday, January 16th, at 7 pm: Robert Heinlein's OUR FAIR CITY with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, January 17th, at 7 pm:  Cressida Cowell's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON #3: HOW TO SPEAK DRAGONESE concludes with Caledonia Skytower at the Fire Circle

*Wednesday, January 18th, at 7 pm:  THE ATROCITY ARCHIVE - Part 1  Corwyn Allen continues Charles Stross' Hugo Award-winning adventure

*Thursday, January 19th, at 7 pm: FROM THE SHADOW'S - A Celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday with Shandon Loring

"Minority Report" audience in Kitely

Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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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 January-February featured charity is Heifer International.  Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

THURSDAY January 12th at 7pm: THE MINORITY REPORT

"Better keep your eyes open. It might happen to you at any time."
THE MINORITY REPORT

In a future society, three mutants foresee all crime before it occurs, allowing the Precrime Division to arrest suspects prior to any infliction of public harm. When the head of Precrime, John A. Anderton, is accused of murdering a man whom he has never met, he endures a series of betrayals and changing alliances, and a progression of alternate realities.

This is the story that the movie THE MINORITY REPORT is based upon. Story: The Minority Report Author: Philip K. Dick

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AND DON'T FORGET!  @9PM - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

WEDNESDAY, January 11th at 7 pm: More from THE ATROCITY ARCHIVES ~ Part 1

The Laundry Files is a Lovecraftian series of novels by Charles Stross. They mix the genres of spy thriller, science fiction, and Lovecraftian horror. Their main character for the first five novels is "Bob Howard" (a pseudonym taken for security purposes), a one-time I.T. consultant turned field agent. Howard is recruited to work for the British government agency "the Laundry", which deals with occult threats. In this world, computers and mathematical equations are just as useful, and perhaps more potent, than classic spellbooks, pentagrams, and sigils for influencing unseen ancient powers and opening gates to other dimensions. These occult struggles happen largely out of view of the public, as the Laundry seeks to keep the methods for contacting such powers under wraps. There are also elements of dry humor and satirisation of bureaucracy.


While the stories are partially inspired by the Cthulhu mythos universe created by H. P. Lovecraft and others, they are not set in Lovecraft's universe. Stross also decides that in a world where "magic" works, surely the greatest magicians would be scientists who closely study the phenomena; thus his work is replete with a secret history of how various acclaimed researchers of the past also dabbled or stumbled upon occult uses of their work.
Join Corwyn Allen as he continues in The Atrocity Archives, the first volume of the Laundry Files, by Charles Stross.  Live in voice.

Monday, January 9, 2017

TUESDAY, January 10th at 7pm: HOW TO SPEAK DRAGONESE Continues

In the very heart of enemy territory, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is laboring feverishly to bring all his skill forward and rescue the Vikings and Dragons from a hideous plot by the Romans. Sounds improbable?  Well, nothing is improbable in the Barbaric Archipelago of Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series!

Caledonia continues the wild and hilarious adventure tonight at the Fire Circle, Live in voice.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

MONDAY January 9th at 7pm: FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX

FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX
- by Elleston Trevor -
On a flight to an isolated oil field in the Sahara the plane crashes deep in the desert.  Among the oil workers is a man who claims he designs airplanes and can rebuild one from the wreckage.  Can he do it or is he insane and delusional?

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

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

SUNDAY, January 8th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME Returns!

Wow!  It's been almost a year since we were last in the Fireside Room.  The 221B Lounge has been packed up and tucked away in Caledonia's inventory.  While we are relieved, we are also kind of going through withdrawal.

Fortunately, we've engaged some superior literature therapy thanks to the brilliant Neil Gaiman.  Today we pay tribute to the Baker Street Build with Gaiman's THE CASE OF DEATH AND HONEY, followed by a tongue-and-cheek nod to the upcoming "Tea Time Mysteries Series" with THE CASE OF FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS.

Kayden Oconnell, John Morland, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice in the Seanchai Library Fireside Room.
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Friday, January 6, 2017

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 stories told in 
open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 





*Sunday, January 8th:
   ~ at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street - Kinda! in the Seanchai Fireside Room
   ~ at 6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME with Caledonia with "Tales of Maui"at The Golden Horseshoe,  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, January 9th, at 7 pm:  Elleston Trevor's FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX  continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, January 10that 7 pm:   Cressida Cowell's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON #3: HOW TO SPEAK DRAGONESE continues with Caledonia Skytower at the Fire Circle
*Wednesday, January 11th, at 7 pm :  THE ATROCITY ARCHIVE - Part 1  Corwyn Allen continues Charles Stross' Hugo Award-winning adventure
   
*Thursday, January 12th:
   ~ at 7 pm: Philip K Dick's MINORITY REPORT with Shandon Loring
   ~ at 9 pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore



Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls 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 January-February featured charity is Heifer International.  Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, January 5, 2017

WE'RE A JUST A LITTLE PROUD ...

As all Seanchai folks know, Job #1 at Seanchai Library is to inspire people with stories of all kinds:
short stories, novellas, poetry, across a wide number of genres and styles.  Our sessions are offered freely, without expectation of any kind - Just to enjoy what we share.

Job #2 in our Second Life program has always been to raise consciousness of featured charities, going back to our days at the West of Ireland in SL.  Recently, we shifted some of our operations around, and that necessitated retiring the "Bee Striped" Donation Jar that we have had rezzed since January of 2011.  That inspired us to look back at the fruits of Job #2 - five years of charitable contributions made by Seanchai Library on behalf of its friends and patrons.

Since January 2011 we have passed along $5,122 to 17 different charities featured at Library sessions.  In addition, we have also raised over $1,443 for other charities at "out-board" events we have produced elsewhere in Second Life.  That's just what we can track. The actual figure is more!

So the sharing of stories has raised over $6,565 to organizations doing good all over the planet.  And the most remarkable thing about this is that the average donation to the Seanchai Donation Jar is 8 to 12 cents.

Thank you, everyone, for joining us in this small but meaningful effort.

Click here to see our record of Charitable Contributions

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

THURSDAY January 5th at 7pm: THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU

SOMETHING WENT WRONG...
AND ED FLETCHER GOT MIXED UP IN THE BIGGEST THING IN HIS LIFE
THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU
Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Ed Fletcher is a real estate agent with a normal life, until one day he leaves the house for work a few minutes later than he should have.

This is the story that the movie THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU is based upon
Story: The Adjustment Team Author: Philip K. Dick

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