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


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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.
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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TUESDAY, November 5th at 7pm: WHAT'S COOKIN'? - Favorite Food Stories & Recipe Exchange

We start this short celebration of food in literature with an eating contest, and one of the great American storytellers: Damon Runyon




"It is agreed that they must eat with knife, fork or spoon, but speed is not to count, and there is to be no time limit, except they cannot pause more than two consecutive minutes at any stage, except in case of hiccoughs. They can drink anything, and as much as they please, but liquids are not to count in the scoring . . . The losing side is to pay for the food, and in case of a tie they are to eat it off immediately on ham and eggs only.

~ from Damon Runyon's short story "A Piece of Pie"

Caledonia presents Runyon's "consuming" tale and more,  live on Stream.  Bring your favorite recipes to share, on note card! 

MONDAY November 4th at 7pm: VARIABLE STAR

by Spider Robinson -
and posthumously by Robert Heinlein
VARIABLE STAR

Escaping the preplanned "destiny" envisioned by an extraordinarily rich almost-father-in-law, a young man encounters situations that speed him on the way to maturity.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_Star



PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINSat 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.
Finn Zeddmore shared stories from her local haunts on Halloween Eve
*MONDAY - November 4th, at 7pm:  Spider Robinson and Robert Heinlein's VARIABLE STAR concludes with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, November 5th, at 7pm:  WHAT'S COOKIN'? - Favorite Food Stories & Recipe Exchange with Caledonia Skytower and friends. Tonight we share favorite food stories, and everyone is invited to bring some of their favorite recipes to share, on notecard.

*WEDNESDAY, November 6th, at 7pm: STORIES FROM HOME, the Seanchai Library staff celebrate 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.

*THURSDAY, 
November 7th, a7pm: JULIUS CAESAR - A Novelization of Shakespeare's Play with Shandon Loring  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)
   

We're pleased to announce that The Raven Chamber Listening Room will remain open, by popular demand. Check the post for more information on that specific feature.

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 October 31st at 7pm: A HANDFUL FOR HALLOWE'EN - Short Ghost Stories


"Things that go bump in the night"
A HANDFUL FOR HALLOWE'EN
Short Ghost Stories

Description:"Tiptoeing forward, he placed his hand on the doorknob.
As he turned it, slowly and silently, a strange fear gripped him." Fear, also, may come in small packages, and although these ghosts be small, they will loom large in your memory.The short ghost story uses a minimum of elements to captivate us, evoking a powerful response before the tenuous air of suspense has a chance to dissipate. Book: 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories Authors: Various


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FOLLOWED BY...
  • @ 8PM - The Dread DJ Caledonia will spin an hour of Halloween Rock 'n Roll (with a few other things thrown in)
  • @9PM - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Shandon and Caledonia return to the X-Files for: "It's All in the Eyes"

WEDNESDAY, October 30th at 7pm: STORIES ON THE EVE OF ALL HALLOWS EVE


Oooooooo! The wait is almost over, and we can barely contain ourselves.  Halloween is just a day away, and we cannot resist gathering 'round the roaring bonfire to share chilling tales and happy haunts of the season.

Join the Seanchai Staff tonight for some Halloween fun, presented live in Voice from the campfire at Pixeltrix.
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TUESDAY, October 29th at 7PM; THE SPOOKY CLASSICS ~ Neil Gaiman

Caledonia presents ghostly stories from some of the classics of the genre.  Each week features a different author associated with tales of the macabre, or plain old spooky.

Portrait of Neil Gaiman by Amanda Boucher

THIS WEEK: 
Neil Gaiman

He can equally tickle your funny bone and frighten the "bejeezus" out of you.  There are certainly many contemporary authors in this genre from Steven King to Anne Rice with a bit of Clive Barker in between.  But we have a special place in our hearts at Seanchai Library for the tousle-haired Mr. Gaiman. So that's what we are sharing tonight - Caledonia is joined by Kayden Oconnell.

Presented live from the campfire at Pixeltrix.
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MONDAY October 28th at 7pm: VARIABLE STAR

by Spider Robinson -
and posthumously by Robert Heinlein
VARIABLE STAR

Escaping the preplanned "destiny" envisioned by an extraordinarily rich almost-father-in-law, a young man encounters situations that speed him on the way to maturity.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_Star


PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINSat 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.
Da5id Abbot & Kayden Oconnell as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
*SUNDAY, October 27th:

   ~ at 2pm (90 minutes):  Seanchai Library and Fantasy Faire Radio Present THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE  Broadcast live from Pixeltrix in Second Life
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pixeltrix/162/127/21

 ~ at 6:30pm : MAGICLAND STORYTIME - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Caledonia Skytower, live on stream at The Golden Horseshoe at Magicland Park. 


*MONDAY - October 28th, at 7pm:  Spider Robinson and Robert Heinlein's VARIABLE STAR continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, October 29th, at 7pm:  THE SPOOKY CLASSICS: Neil Gaiman with Caledonia Skytower, live on stream. 

*WEDNESDAY, October 30th, at 7pm: ON THE EVE OF ALL HALLOWS, the Seanchai Staff share stories and poems of the season on the night before Halloween!

*THURSDAY, 
October 31st HALLOWEEN!

   ~ a7pm: A HANDFUL FOR HALLOWE'EN - Short Ghost Stories round the Campfire at Pixeltrix https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pixeltrix/162/127/21 (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

   
~ at 8pm: The Party Continues as The Dread DJ Caledonia spins some Spooky Rock'nRoll to get your bones dancing in celebration.

  ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - from The X Files "It's All In The Eyes" with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower at Pixeltrix 

WAIT!  THERE'S MORE . . .



Seanchai Library is offering TWO (count'em, two) listening rooms featuring seasonal literature. Created by Shandon Loring, these are available for resident enjoyment 24/7.

Check the post for more info.

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

THURSDAY October 24th at 7pm: ONE DARK HALLOWS EVE

"soon it will be the hour of the Pumpkin Men"
ONE DARK HALLOWS EVE 

Something stirs in the lake by his house, the dead leaves beneath this shoes crunch like bones, and even the Blackberry Brambles seem to twitch when he's not looking. Owen begins to wonder if perhaps Gorak is lurking somewhere nearby, but things get a lot worse as Owen discovers a terrifying stranger hiding in an abandoned farmhouse. A dark spell is invoked. Old magic, magic that raises a terrifying horde of nightmarish creatures. Book: One Dark Hallow's Eve Author: Eldritch Black

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WEDNESDAY, October 24th at 7pm: THE MYSTERIOUS WOODS OF WHISTLEROOT Concludes

Step into the mysterious woods of Whistle Root and feel the magic. A little girl who can only sleep during the day grows from something of an isolated town oddity to the heiress of an ancient legacy of magic and music.


This gentle, satisfying young fantasy is filled with unforgettable, quirky characters  and imagery. A perfect read-aloud, it shows how one can find friends in the unlikeliest of places—windowsills, rabbit burrows, the library.

Join Faerie Maven-Pralou tonight as she concludes Pennell’s 2010 debut novel, live in voice.

TUESDAY, October 22nd at 7pm: THE SPOOKY CLASSICS - E.F. Benson

Caledonia presents ghostly stories from some of the classics of the genre.  Each week features a different author associated with tales of the macabre, Gothic, or plain old spooky.

THIS WEEK: 
E.F. Benson

Best known for his "Mapp & Lucia" series of tales, Edward Frederic Benson was a prodigious and productive English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer. He also was a keen hand with ghost story.

Caledonia presents Benson's THE FACE and more,  live on Stream.

MONDAY October 21st at 7pm: VARIABLE STAR

by Spider Robinson -
and posthumously by Robert Heinlein
VARIABLE STAR

Escaping the preplanned "destiny" envisioned by an extraordinarily rich almost-father-in-law, a young man encounters situations that speed him on the way to maturity.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_Star


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SUNDAY, October 20th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME HAUNTS Final Episode

THIS WEEK: a 90 minute cavalcade!

Load up your refreshment plate with chocolate spiders and plenty of green frosted monster cake! Have a full cuppa, and be ready. Kayden Oconnell, Elrik Merlin, Da5id Abbot, Caledonia Skytower and VT Torvalar will share these adventures:

Waiting for Mr. Mershing, by Kevin Kling
The Man With The Dagger, by Russell Hoban
Don't Ask Jack, and The Sea Change, by Neil Gaiman
Turntables of the Night, by Terry Pratchett

LIVE on stream in the Fireside Room, Downstairs. 
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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.

*SUNDAY, October 20th:

   ~ at 11am (130 minutes):  Seanchai Library & Fantasy Faire Radio Present FRANKENSTEIN!  Join the listening party at the CocoaJava Cafe in Babbage Canals, New Babbage, hosted by Ceejay Writer
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(Psssst!  Fantasy Faire Radio is usually playing on the Seanchai Library parcel.  So come and hang out in the Fireside room, or on the grounds, in the Glen, and listen)

   ~ at 1:30pm (90 minutes):  TEA TIME Haunts This Week -  It's a cavalcade!  With Kayden Oconnell, Elrik Merlin, Da5id Abbot, Caledonia Skytower and VT Torvalar - stories by Russell Hoban, Terry Pratchett, and more!  Live on stream.

*MONDAY - October 21st, at 7pm:  Spider Robinson and Robert Heinlein's VARIABLE STAR continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, October 22nd, at 7pm:  THE SPOOKY CLASSICS: E.F. Benson with Caledonia Skytower, live on stream. 

*WEDNESDAY, October 23rd, at 7pm: THE MYSTERIOUS WOODS OF WHISTLEROOT concludes with Fairie Maven-Pralou.

*THURSDAY, 
October 24th, a7pm: Eldritch Black's ONE DARK HALLOWS EVE.  Shandon Loring presents live in stream (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)


The Glen as it was for Saturday's FRANKENSTEIN Listening Party
WAIT!  THERE'S MORE . . .



Seanchai Library is offering TWO (count'em, two) listening rooms featuring seasonal literature. Created by Shandon Loring, these are available for resident enjoyment 24/7.

Check the post for more info.

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

THURSDAY October 17th at 7pm: THE SEALED BOOK

"tales of dark deeds strange and terrible beyond all belief"
THE SEALED BOOK

Description:The sound of the great gong heralds another strange and exciting tale from... The Sealed Book.Tonight the mysteriously keeper of the book has opened the ponderous door to the secret vault wherein is kept the great Sealed Book, in which is recorded all the secrets and mysteries of mankind through the ages... Here are tales of every kind, tales of murder, of madness, of dark deeds strange and terrible beyond all belief.

THE HANDS OF DEATH A dark story of two brothers, one of them killed because he could not help himself. The other one was interested in murder too… but in a very different way. THE GHOST MAKERS The strange story of two scoundrels who would stop at nothing for money. DEATH AT STORM HOUSE The strange story of a beautiful woman. Whose jealousy was so great that even the grave could not give her peace. Based on Radio Plays from the show "The Sealed Book", c. 1945

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