TUESDAY, JANUARY 21ST at 7PM: THE SPACE AT TINSORI LIGHT - More from the Liaden Universe ®

Ktadhn Vesuvino reads a short story by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, set in their Liaden Universe®.
Former Scout Jen Sin yos’Phelium, recalled by Korval to serve the Clan, is ordered to discretely deliver a packet to Clan Sinan on Delium. It sounded easy enough, other than the fact that Clan Sinan was having trouble with their allies – a situation that puts Jen on edge and determined not to see the delivery leave him getting separated from his ability to remain alive.
Unfortunately, things do not go well, and Jens is forced to make an emergency star jump, his ship under threat. He finds himself arriving near the deserted Tinsori Light station. With his ship damaged and rescue dependent on his survival, Jens must board the station. In doing so, he discovers Old Tech, a reminder of the Legacy Systems left over from previous wars. Nor is that all, as he discovers the station might be haunted… (Summary courtesy of Inara Pey)
Ktadhn Vesuvino live on stream.
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MONDAY January 20th at 7pm: THE INTEGRAL TREES


by Larry Niven -

THE INTEGRAL TREES

A gigantic torus of air circling a star seemed an ideal place for a starship mutiny.  Now, 200 years later,  the expedition's descendants are still learning to survive in this strange place.


PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
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SUNDAY, January 19th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at The Night Circus


"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not." 

Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower present selections from Erin Morgenstern's 2011 debut novel about magic, ambition, illusion, and love (mostly love, really) all wrapped up in a mysterious nocturnal circus.

Presented live on stream in the Seanchai Fireside Room
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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 slt/Pacific Time. 
Story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

Caledonia continues to present "The Starless Sea"

*SUNDAY - January 19th, at 1:30pm:  TEA TIME at The Night Circus. Caledonia Skytower and Kayden Oconnell, live on stream, with selections from Erin Morgenstern's 2011 debut novel.

*MONDAY - January 20th, at 7pm:  INTEGRAL TREES by Larry Niven.  Gyro Muggins continues his newest series.

*TUESDAY, January 21st, at 7pm: Sharon Lee & Steve Miller's THE SPACE AT TINSORI LIGHT - More from Liaden Universe with Ktadhn Vesuvino, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, January 22nd, at 7pm: Erin Morgenstern's THE STARLESS SEA. Caledonia continues, live on stream.

*THURSDAY, 
January 23rd, at 7pm: THE FURIES - Part 1, Myths and Legends with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)


(above) snapshots from HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDGAR ALLAN POE!

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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FRIDAY, January 17th at 7pm - A Special Event: HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDGAR ALLAN POE!

Sunday is EAP's birthday. That's right!  Mrs. Poe's bouncing baby boy Eddie would be 211! 

Oh my. That's pretty "mature." And we bought all that Absinthe too. Wellll we are going to cut some cake and celebrate anyway as Shandon and Caledonia Share some selected works, live. Come lift a glass to honor the Master of the Macabre!

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THURSDAY January 16th at 7pm: VIVIAN

VIVIAN
"Being A Hero Comes At A Price"

Tonight we explore the complications of a man trying to be heroic, but unable to do it alone. It is said that behind every good man there is someone else making him possible. So what does Robin owe to the fantastic? How does he manage between wanting to be that hero and knowing that when he does becomes successful, it comes at the price of another.

Book: Robin Hood Anthology
Editor: Martin Greenberg
Author: Midor Snyder

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WEDNESDAY, January 15th at 7pm: THE STARLESS SEA Continues

A Bee, a Key, and a Sword.  What can they mean?

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. 


Caledonia presents selected adventures from Erin Morgenstern's new work, live on stream.
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TUESDAY, January 14th at 7pm: CUTTING CORNERS with Ktadhn

Ktadhn Vesuvino reads a short story by Sharon lee and Steve Miller, set in their Liaden Universe®.

Therny Chirs, cargo master and  – certification allowing – a Third Class pilot – does not have a particularly happy lot. Signed aboard the cargo hauler Fringe Runner, operated by the skinflint Captain Jad, Chirs finds himself becoming a jack of all trades – cargo master, engineer and general fixer, with or without certification, on a ship that is so far past recognized periods of refit / overhaul, its name might well be “cutting corners” – an act generally frowned upon when it comes to operating in the cold and impersonal realm of space.
However, the current issue on the Fringe Runner isn’t one to be solved easily. It really requires a certified engineer – or at least time spent shunting stuff around from outside, which itself would require a dock pilot. Neither option is liable to by something Jad will pay for. Fortunately, Chirs has his Third Class pilot’s rating; only it’s dated, and the local Guild require he take a re-certification test. But is it really just a test, or is something else going on? (Summary courtesy of Inara Pey)
Ktadhn Vesuvino live on stream.
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MONDAY January 13th at 7pm: THE INTEGRAL TREES

by Larry Niven -

THE INTEGRAL TREES

A gigantic torus of air circling a star seemed an ideal place for a starship mutiny.  Now, 200 years later,  the expedition's descendants are still learning to survive in this strange place.

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

Shandon presents "Ancient Fires" 1.9.20

*SUNDAY - January 12th, at 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME: "The Secret Garden" Begins.  Caledonia Skytower, live on stream at The Golden Horseshoe at Magicland Park. 
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*MONDAY - January 13th, at 7pm:  INTEGRAL TREES by Larry Niven.  Gyro Muggins continues his newest series.

*TUESDAY, January 14th, at 7pm: Sharon Lee & Steve Miller's CUTTING CORNERS from Liaden Universe Constellation #4 with Ktadhn Vesuvino.

*WEDNESDAY, January 15th, at 7pm: Erin Morgenstern's THE STARLESS SEA. Caledonia continues this series featuring selections from the new book by the author of THE NIGHT CIRCUS.

*THURSDAY, 
January 16th:

   ~ at 7pm: Midor Snyder's VIVIAN 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


COMING JANUARY 19th: The Return of Sunday Tea Time, presenting Agatha Christie's DEATH ON THE NILE

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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THURSDAY January 9th at 7pm: ANCIENT FIRES

ANCIENT FIRES
"Morbleu! Holmes meets Mulder!"

Jules de Grandin is an occult detective created by Seabury Quinn for Weird Tales. Alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, he fought ghosts, werewolves, devil worshippers, monsters, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave! Tonight, in the tale Ancient Fires, Grandin and Trowbridge are engaged to investigate strange happenings at a grand old mansion and we discover that love can survive even the greatest sacrifice.
Book: HORROR ON THE LINKS Author: Seabury Quinn

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WEDNESDAY, January 8th at 7PM: THE STARLESS SEA Begins

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. 


Caledonia presents selected adventures from Erin Morgenstern's new work, live on stream.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

TUESDAY, January 7th at 7PM: Selections from A GLORIOUS FREEDOM

The glory of growing older is the freedom to be more truly ourselves—with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think. 

In this richly illustrated volume, bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women over the age of forty who are thriving and living life on their own terms. Profiles, interviews, and essays from women—including Vera Wang, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Julia Child, Cheryl Strayed, and many more—who've found creative fulfillment and accomplished great things in the second half of their lives are lavishly illustrated and hand-lettered in Congdon's signature style. A Glorious Freedom celebrates extraordinary lives and redefines what it means to gain wisdom and maturity.

Caledonia reads selections, live on stream.
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MONDAY January 6th at 7pm: THE INTEGRAL TREES

by Larry Niven -

THE INTEGRAL TREES

A gigantic torus of air circling a star seemed an ideal place for a starship mutiny.  Now, 200 years later,  the expedition's descendants are still learning to survive in this strange place.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

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.

THANK YOU EVERYONE for you support and enjoyment of The Dickens Project 2019! Now on to a new year and new adventures through stories.

*MONDAY - January 6th, at 7pm:  INTEGRAL TREES by Larry Niven.  Gyro Muggins begins a brand new series.

*TUESDAY, January 7th, at 7pm: Selections from Lisa Congdon's A GLORIOUS FREEDOM

*WEDNESDAY, January 8th, at 7pm: Erin Morgenstern's THE STARLESS SEA. Caledonia begins a series featuring selections from the new book by the author of THE NIGHT CIRCUS.

*THURSDAY, 
January 9th, at 7pm: Seabury Quinn's ANCIENT FIRES with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

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 January 2nd at 7pm: TIKTA' LIKTAK

TIKTA' LIKTAK
"An Inuit-Eskimo Legend"

The young Eskimo hunter Tikta'liktak is carried to sea one day on a drifting ice floe and never expects to see his family or homeland again. With luck, and much daring, he reaches the rocky, uninhabited island of Sakkiak, where he resigns himself to die of starvation.

In a trancelike sleep he dreams that the sea spirit sends him a seal for food and, when he awakes, he finds that the sea spirit has indeed come to his aid. From that day on he takes hope and -though he still battles despair, wild animals, and the elements- he begins trying to find a way of reaching the mainland again.

James Houston's retelling of this compelling saga vividly portrays the realities of survival in a harsh yet beautiful land.
Book: TIKTA' LIKTAK Author: James Houston

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SPECIAL ART EXHIBIT
A plein-air art exhibit is open NOW at the Celticworld Newgrange Art Gallery in Kitely. More than two dozen exquisite illustrations from the story 'Tikta Lik'tak' are on display.
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(Stop by the Newgrog Irish Pub while you're in the neighborhood!)

HAPPY NEW YEAR from The Dickens Project: Music from Noon to 4pm slt Today

We are ringing in the New Year, and New Decade by celebrating one final day at The Dickens Project!

Come and explore one more time, check to see that you collected all the wonderful free items hidden around the region, take one last tour on Bay Rum or the Balloon, and enjoy THE LAST DANCES in Dickens Square with the "Fairy Godmothers" of the Dickens Project:

Noon - 2pm: Aoife Lorefield spins "Blues with a Brogue"
2-4pm: Caledonia Skytower rocks with "Classic Rock Guitars"

All times SLT
Dickens Square Main Landing Point



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The Dickens Project is not just a "thing" that Seanchai Library does ... not anymore. It has become a community of its own.  Every year it grows in new and wonderful ways. That's because of you, the people who come and enjoy it, and because of the community of creators who come together to make this happen.  

We thank you all, and give one more thank you our participating community (go check them out!):

Ce Soir Arts
The Community Virtual Library
Elite Equestrian
Fantasy Faire Radio
Idle Rogue Productions
Innsmouth - H.P. Lovecraft Inspired
Misfit Dance & Performance Art
Radio Riel

Seanchai Library would like to thank Linden Labs and Patch Linden, our 2019 Region Sponsor.

TUESDAY, December 31st, New Year's Eve at The Dickens Project: It's Not Over Yet!

Today we share the last words of The Dickens Project. And because The Project is many things, so are the words.

Join us in Dickens Square at 1pm, for THE LAST WORDS: Dubhna Rhiadra shares another short story from the imagination of H.G. Wells; Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower present Elsie Brown's "Shady Plot"; and Cale wraps it up with Maeve Binchy's tribute to the tradition of New Years celebrations: "One Night A Year."

And even THAT is not the end of it!  We'll have one more turn on New Year's Day itself before we swing the cover closed on this edition of The Dickens Project.  We are staying open an additional day so that YOU can join us for music and dancing from Noon-4pm New Years Day.

Today's session is 90 minutes. All times SLT
Dickens Square Main Landing Point

For additional events at The Dickens Project check out the Dickens Calendar & Events Page

MONDAY, December 30th at 7PM: GREY Concludes

Gyro Muggin’s concludes his reading from Mercedes Lackey’s The Wizard of London, the 4th volume in the Elemental Masters series.
Set in a Victorian London where magic is real and Elemental Masters control the powers of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth, the novel follows Lord Alderscroft, Master of the British Elemental Masters Council-the most powerful Fire Master ever to lead the Council. Loosely based on The Snow Queen, The Wizard of London delves into Lord Alderscroft’s youth, when he was bespelled by an evil Elemental Master who hoped to use him for political gain.
In Grey, Sarah Jane is sent from her home in Africa to school in London because her parents felt it would be better for her health. But given the conditions in London, however, she might have been safer in the African jungle.
Presented in Voice back at our home branch at Holly Kai Park

MONDAY, December 30th, at The Dickens Project

LIVE MUSIC today in Dickens Square: tuneful soulful - two very different voices from different parts of the world, performing in back-to-back sets that will fill you with glad tidings of comfort and joy!

@1pm: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live!


@2pm: GRACE McDUNNOUGH, Live!


PLUS, we are pleased to announce that we will be open an additional day! 

Endless Bowl Games NOT your thing?  Join us for music and dancing from Noon-4pm New Years Day.

Dickens Square Main Landing Point

For additional events at The Dickens Project check out the Dickens Calendar & Events Page

SUNDAY, December 29th, at The Dickens Project


@ NOON: MUSIC at the Opera House
DJ Dano Bookmite presents 105 minutes of music and dancing in the opulent Dickens project Opera House.

@2pm: THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR HYDE
Fantasy Faire Radio and Seanchai Library present an encore performance of their October co-production, featuring Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Zander Greene, Elrik Merlin, Kayden Oconnell, VT Torvalar, and Caledonia Skytower.

"Wait a darn minute!  That's not Dickens!"  No it's not.  Robert Louis Stevenson was a good 40 years Dickens' junior, and lived 20 years beyond.  Yet among other things, they have this one thing in common: despite all the lengthy and popular works of fiction that both men authored, the one that was their best seller, the one known all around the world, the one that has embedded itself into western culture, was not one of the big works.  The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (published in 1886 at 27,622 words) was Stevenson's big hit!  Not unlike how A Christmas Carol (published n 1843 at 28,944 words) was Dickens'.

All times slt/Pacific


Both events today will take place at The Opera House.  Teleport directly, or from the Main Dickens Square Landing Point.
The Opera House
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Dickens Square Main Landing Point

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SATURDAY, December 28th, at The Dickens Project

The Second Annual Urchin Celebration!
Come with your child-like joy and join our festive fun and frolics on our southern shore.

" . . . for it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas"


Wald Schridde will regale us with sea shanties and 19th c folk tunes, played on his dazzling array of instruments. He'll be followed by Aoife Lorefield spinning music for the second hour of our revels.

@2pm - WALD SCHRIDDE, Live!
@3pm - Music with AOIFE LOREFIELD

Live at The Dickens Project



FRIDAY, December 27th at 6pm: TEA DANCE Take 2 at The Dickens Project

6-8pm slt ~ TEA DANCE AT THE OPERA HOUSE

A dance and ANOTHER chance for role play!
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The Setting: The Lady Agatha is hosting a *second* Tea Dance in (possibly vain) attempt to rescue her niece's reputation after the debacle of the last dance.

Her niece, the Lady Helen, a younger daughter of the Earl of Marshwold, barely showed up at the last dance and was *not* accompanied her fiancé, the Hon. Charles Smithington-Smythe, a wealthy young gentleman of the ton.

And the rumours! Gossips (Lady Agatha can call them nothing else!) are saying Smithington-Smythe is not who he says he is. Even worse, that he has been seen paying his attentions to other ladies, if such they be!

To provide a distraction, Lady Agatha has invited servants, staff, and others of the lower orders to stop by and receive their Boxing Day gifts.

Gossip will be happening! Possibly hi-jinx! Come and add your share!

Music by DJ Ktadhn Vesuvino, and Hosted by Aoife Lorefield. Choose your character as you prefer or contact Aoife to ask for suggestions! 

Victorian dress is requested for this event. If you need some, there are free outfits available at the shops on Dickens Square.


All times slt/Pacific
Dickens Square Main Landing Point

For additional events at The Dickens Project check out the Dickens Calendar & Events Page