THURSDAY October 18th at 7pm: DOORBELLS AT DUSK - Halloween Tales

"Carve your pumpkins and turn on the porch light"
DOORBELLS AT DUSK
Halloween Tales

Halloween frights begin with the sound of… Doorbells at Dusk.

Dusk is when trick or treating begins, join us tonight and enter the world of Halloween chills that is "Doorbells at Dusk", watch out for those trick or treaters.....they could just be harmless, innocent children, out for a night of fun and candy, or they could be monsters, intent on possessing you, attacking you, or invading your home, never to leave! As we stroll further along, and notice the neat, lifelike Halloween decorations in the yard of the most enthusiastic Halloween lover, do those decorations look a bit too.....lifelike....or, is the late hour just playing tricks on your mind? Does that wicked carved jack o lantern seem to be speaking to you, putting murderously evil thoughts in your mind, or are you just getting a little TOO much into the spirit of the season? Does that scarecrow on the next porch appear a bit too lifelike, or have you watched one too many horror movies? And what's the matter with that huge mansion at the end of the street, the one with no Halloween decorations whatsoever, that, as a matter of fact, appears completely deserted? Dare you ring the doorbell, or should you be satisfied with your bounty of Halloween goodies? If you want the answers to these, as well as many more, disturbing questions.. Join us at The Seanchai Library!

Tonight's stories take place on THE night itself...

A PLAGUE OF MONSTERS
Gus wonders why no one else sees the monsters coming to his door.

TRICK & TREAT
Halloween enthusiast Shelley decorates and buys candy for the big night, hoping for lots of Trick-or-Treaters, but she quickly learns the meaning of the phrase "Be careful what you wish for."

Book: Doorbells At Dusk Authors: Evans Light, and others Book: Walking After Midnight Author: Evan Camby

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WEDNESDAY, October 16th at 7pm: THE JENNIFER MORGUE Begins


The name is Howard. Bob Howard. Please don't hurt me... 

Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker for The Laundry, must stop a ruthless billionaire from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed "Jennifer Morgue" from the ocean's depths for the purpose of ruling the world. Join us for Book 2 of Charles Stross' Laundry Files series, the Jennifer Morgue.

Join Corwyn Allen as he begins this new series tonight, Live in voice.

TUESDAY, October 16th at 7pm: GHOST STORIES FROM HOME

Caledonia shares stories from her home turf by, diligently researched and curated by local journalist Steve Dunkelberger.


Beginning in the 1860s, explore the haunted side of Cale's Pacific Northwest home including: The booze-loving ghost of Old City Hall, A Widow's Tale, A Story About Sour Hearts and Sour Notes, and The Harlot Hauntings. A lucky thirteen tales in all!

Teleport to The Glen from the Library and gather around the fire ... 
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MONDAY October 15th at 7pm: THE INFINITIVE OF GO

- by John Brunner -
INFINITIVE OF GO

A different kind of alternative: The Infinitive of Go. ... The Infinitive of Go is set in a near future (of 1980, the Cold War is still going strong) in which there is a secret US research project that's working on teleportation.

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

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*SUNDAY, October 14th, at 3pm:  STORIES AT THE PARK, featuring stories and poems inspired by the work of LuAnne Anatine at the Holly Kai Gallery, live in voice.  
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*MONDAY, October 15th at 7pm: John Brunner's THE INFINITIVE OF GO begins with Gyro Muggins. 

*TUESDAY, October 16th at 7pm:  GHOST STORIES FROM HOME with Caledonia Skytower

*WEDNESDAY, October 17th at 7pm: Charles Stross' THE JENNIFER MORGUE begins with Corwyn Allen

*THURSDAY, October 18th 

    ~ at 7pm - DOORBELLS AT DUSK - Halloween Tales with Shandon Loring  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)
    ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT, late night contemporary Sci-Fi with Finn Zeddmore

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!



All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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THURSDAY October 11th at 7pm: STAIRWAYS - The Strange Stairs at the Aldebourne Estate

"You mustn’t talk about the stairs"
STAIRWAYS
The Strange Stairs at the Aldebourne Estate

There they stand, surrounded by nothing but forest, pristine as the day they were built. No sign remains of any other structure around them, no ruins of long forgotten buildings. They look… wrong. They feel wrong. Bad things happen if you get too close. Horrible things. Never tell anyone about the stairs!

Book: Secret Stairs Editor: Russell Newquist Author: Kristen Brand

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WEDNESDAY, October 10th at 7pm: A HAUNTING WE WILL GO, with E.F. BENSON

“The narrator, I think, must succeed in frightening himself before he can think of frightening his reader…”   
~ E.F. Benson


Caledonia presents E.F. Benson’s “How Fear Departed From the Long Gallery.”


In the competition for Britain’s most haunted house, Church-Peveril beats Hogwart’s Shrieking Shack by several lengths of shrouding linen. Master Anthony, for example, still rides his mare up the front staircase many a night, while great-great-grandmama Bridget occasionally conducts “vague business” by a bedroom fireplace. Don’t speak to her, for she led a “sultry” life, cutting relatives’ throats and disemboweling herself with the axe used at Agincourt.
The present day Peverils are more inclined toward country sports and merriment than the nefarious deeds of their ancestors. But there’s one ghost—or rather three—whom even the Peverils fear.
Join us 'round the fire in The Glen and set your time of day to Midnight, as Cale presents this story, first published in the author's 1912 collection, The Room in the Tower and Other Stories.

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TUESDAY, October 9th at 7pm: THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS Continues


“Then there's no point in our being logical, is there?" said Jonathan...

"What do you mean?" said Lewis and Mrs. Zimmerman at the same time.

"I mean," he said patiently, "that we're no good at that sort of game. Our game is wild swoops, sudden inexplicable discoveries, cloudy thinking. Knights' jumps instead of files of rooks plowing across the board. So we'd better play our way if we expect to win.”

~ John Bellairs, The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Orphaned Lewis Barnavelt comes to live with his Uncle Jonathan and quickly learns that both his uncle and his next-door neighbor are witches on a quest to discover the terrifying clock ticking within the walls of Jonathan's house. Can the three of them save the world from certain destruction?'

Faerie Maven-Pralou continues the first of John Bellairs’ Lewis Barnavelt series.
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MONDAY October 8th at 7pm: MURDER IS BLISS

- by Ellen Anthony -
[aka Gracee Andel in SL]
MURDER IS BLISS

Multiple murders including that of an old friend, entangle policeman Jasper Stone in a web of danger.  Set in an underground city of the future this is an excellent SF Detective novel.


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

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*SUNDAY, October 7th
   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Concludes- Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, David Abbot, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.


   ~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: Mary Poppins Comes Back - Caledonia Skytower at The Golden Horseshoe, live in voice.    

*MONDAY, October 8th at 7pm: Ellen Anthony's MURDER IS BLISS Concludes with Gyro Muggins. Multiple murders including that of an old friend, entangle policeman Jasper Stone in a web of danger.

*TUESDAY, October 9th at 7pm:  John Bellair's THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS Concludes with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*WEDNESDAY, October 10th at 7pm: A HAUNTING WE WILL GO, with E.F. BENSON with Caledonia

*THURSDAY, October 11th at 7pm - STAIRWAYS - The Strange Stairs at the Aldebourne Estate with Shandon Loring  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)


Guess who's coming, Sunday, October 21st?!
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THURSDAY October 4th at 7pm: WAKE NOT THE DEAD!

"literature's FIRST vampire story"
 WAKE NOT THE DEAD

"Wilt thou for ever sleep?

Wilt thou never more awake, my beloved? O yet once again return!"

Love eternal? Perhaps, yet once more do I warn thee, 'Wake not the dead'.

This is literature's first vampire story!
And a female vampire at that!
Written in German in 1797. by Ludwig Tieck

Book: Various Author: Ludwig Tieck


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WEDNESDAY, October 3rd at 7pm: TINY & THE MONSTER Concludes


Ktadhn Vesuvino concludes this wonderful, dog's--eye-view perspective from one of the great authors of Science Fiction. 

"They were bound to call him 'Tiny.' The name was good for a laugh when he was a pup, and many times afterward..."

"Tiny wasn't tiny - but the monster was definitely horrific. Tiny, on the other hand, displayed a quite incredible intelligence for a dog ..."

From Theodore Sturgeon's Tiny and The Monster 

Presented live in voice.
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TUESDAY, October 2nd at 7:00pm: THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS Continues


"Is there no end to the suspense John Bellairs can create?" 

("School Library Journal," starred review)
"Thereas suspense and action aplenty. . . . Perfect for the pre-Stephen King set."
("Booklist") 
"Brace yourself for a wild ride." 
("Kirkus Reviews")

When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watching magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Serenna Izard. It seems that Serenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!

Faerie Maven-Pralou continues the first of John Bellairs’ Lewis Barnavelt series.
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MONDAY October 1st at 7pm: MURDER IS BLISS

- by Ellen Anthony -
[aka Gracee Andel in SL]
MURDER IS BLISS

Multiple murders including that of an old friend, entangle policeman Jasper Stone in a web of danger.  Set in an underground city of the future this is an excellent SF Detective novel.

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

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SUNDAY, September 30th at 7pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street ~ The Hound of the Baskervilles, Episode 5

How odd has this been? A Sherlock Holmes Mystery with no Sherlock Holmes - not for weeks now! Yet we have two mysterious men on the moors, and now a mysterious woman in a nearby town, all seemingly entwined with the horrible death of Sir Charles Baskerville.

The Hound of the Baskervilles continues.

David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.
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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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Tiny & The Monster Concludes this Week
*SUNDAY, September 30th 
   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Episode 5- Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, David Abbot, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

*MONDAY, October 1st at 7pm: Ellen Anthony's (aka Gracee Andel) MURDER IS BLISS  continues with Gyro Muggins. 

*TUESDAY, October 2nd at 7pm:  John Bellair's THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS begins with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*WEDNESDAY, October 3rd at 7pm: Theodore Sturgeon's TINY & THE MONSTER continues  with Ktadhn Vesuvino

*THURSDAY, October 4th 
   ~ at 7pm - WAKE NOT THE DEAD with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)
   ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT contemporary Sci-Fi with Finn Zeddmore. 

Shandon returned 9.27, and teamed up with Cale for another trip into the X Files

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 
Stories in voice. 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 September 27th at 7pm: X-FILES: It's All In The Eyes

"Evil eyes gleamed into hers"
X-FILES: It's All In The Eyes

Skeletons hung from the rafters... along with images of classic movie monsters. Ghosts, witches, vampires, creepy looking corpses, clowns, dolls, and other decorations as Hannah Barton entered the giant deserted warehouse store. Scary things to make up a cool Halloween atmosphere for a party or a haunted house. And all looking at her with those evil eyes. Suddenly it seemed as if they had all taken a step forward.
It was late.
Everyone else was gone...

Author: Heather Graham
Book: Trust No One
Editor: Jonathan Maberry

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WEDNESDAY, September 26th at 7pm: TINY AND THE MONSTER

"They were bound to call him 'Tiny.' The name was good for a laugh when he was a pup, and many times afterward...

"Tiny wasn't tiny - but the monster was definitely horrific. Tiny, on the other hand, displayed a quite incredible intelligence for a dog ..."

From Theodore Sturgeon's Tiny and The Monster 

Ktadhn Vesuvino shares this wonderful, dog's--eye-view perspective from one of the great authors of Science Fiction. Presented live in voice.
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TUESDAY, September 25th at 7pm: THE HOUSE WITH THE CLOCK IN ITS WALLS Begins


When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watching magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Serenna Izard. It seems that Serenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!

Note:  We've heard a rumor that the book is much scarier than the movie. But we are in safe hands with Faerie!

Faerie Maven-Pralou presents the first in John Bellairs’ Lewis Barnavelt series, originally published in the 1970s.
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MONDAY September 24th at 7pm: MURDER IS BLISS

- by Ellen Anthony -
[aka Gracee Andel in SL]
MURDER IS BLISS

Multiple murders including that of an old friend, entangle policeman Jasper Stone in a web of danger.  Set in an underground city of the future this is an excellent SF Detective novel.

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

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TEA TIME at Baker Street: The Hound of the Baskervilles - Episode 4

"The Bacon" has returned to Baskerville Hall, and WAIT!  What's that?
Tomatoes, sausages?

"Baskerville Hall, Oct. 15th. MY DEAR HOLMES: If I was compelled to leave you without much news during the early days of my mission you must acknowledge that I am making up for lost time, and that events are now crowding thick and fast upon us."   ~ Dr. John Watson

Dr. Watson and Sir Henry Baskerville continue to uncover more oddities and coincidences, struggling at the confines that the still absent Holmes dictated before sending them on their way to Dartmoor.  Indeed, add one escaped convict and yet another mystery woman to the brew this week, as The Hound of the Baskervilles continues.

David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.
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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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Coming to LEA 7, opening November 24th
*SUNDAY, September 23rd 
   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Episode 4- Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, David Abbot, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.
   ~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Devious Book for Cats - Caledonia Skytower at The Golden Horseshoe, live in voice.    

*MONDAY, September 24th at 7pm: Ellen Anthony's MURDER IS BLISS  continues with Gyro Muggins. Multiple murders including that of an old friend, entangle policeman Jasper Stone in a web of danger. Set in an underground city of the future, we are pleased to welcome friend Gracee Andel's Sci Fi Detective adventure to the story floor.

*TUESDAY, September 25th at 7pm:  John Bellair's THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS begins with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*WEDNESDAY, September 26th at 7pm: Theodore Sturgeon's TINY & THE MONSTER with Ktadhn Vesuvino

*THURSDAY, September 27th at 7pm - (Pssssst!  Shandon is back! - Pass It On!) X-FILES: IT'S ALL IN THE EYES! with Shandon Loring and Caledonia Skytower. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)


The High Story Season is here, and you can bet that we have plenty of plans ...
Stay Tuned!

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 
Stories in voice. 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, September 20th at 7pm: DON'T MAKE ME PULL OVER! Concludes

This week: we make one final visit to that golden era of car broiled food; unfamiliar beds; and that strange and memorable bonding that happens when a family travels together over miles of open road.

Caledonia presents more selections from Richard Ratay's informal history of the family road trip: part historical and part reminiscence, live in voice.

NOTE:  Don't forget to share your own memories on notecards and put them in the red box on the desk, so Cale can consider sharing them next week.

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FOLLOWED @ 9pm by Finn Zeddmore and SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy in a relaxed evening format.