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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... and other virtual worlds
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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.  
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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 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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WEDNESDAY, October 16th at 7pm: THE MYSTERIOUS WOODS OF WHISTLE ROOT Continues

Who knew there was such a thing as a "whistleroot"?  But there is, in author Christopher Pennell's world where rats and owls play music and dance together.  Or, at least, they did.

Last week we met 11-year-old Carly Bean Bitters, who suffers a peculiar malady: she can only sleep by the light of day, and is awake through the night, spending her time up in the attic of her aunt’s house, awaiting the arrival of the dawn.

Kidnapped by an owl, Carly find herself dropped into the woods where she meets the once happy community of rats, now gravely threatened by the hostile owls. At school, and struggling to stay awake, she also finds a strange note warning that the “Moon Child” is in danger.

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

TUESDAY, October 15th at 7pm: THE SPOOKY CLASSICS ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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 outright spooky.

THIS WEEK: Edgar Allan Poe. We are are guests of the Ravenheart Museum, which currently features a new exhibition "A Conspiracy of Ravens" - there to share some of the works of the "Master of the Macabre" - Mrs. Poe's bouncing baby boy, little Edgar.

Live in Stream.
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MONDAY October 14th 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 13th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME Haunts - Episode 2!

This Week: 
Dubhna & Corwyn!

Dubhna Rhiadra with a seasonally spooky story by author Mary Molesworth, and Corwyn Allen with The Japanned Box by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

LIVE in the Fireside Room, Downstairs. 

NOTE: Today's session will be slightly longer than 60 minutes ... because these are just those kind of stories!

Live in Voice.
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THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries (and MORE!)

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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Faerie Maven-Pralou begins a mysterious new series (10.9.19)
All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, October 13th:
   ~ at 1:30pm:  TEA TIME Haunts This Week -  Dubhna Rhiadra with a seasonally spooky story by author Mary Molesworth, and Corwyn Allen with "The Japanned Box" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle LIVE in the Fireside Room, Downstairs. NOTE: Today's session will be slightly longer than 60 minutes ... because these are just that kind of stories!
  
    ~ at 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME: Tilly and The Bookwanderers - Cale concludes the debut book in author Anna James' new series. Caledonia Skytower, live on stream!

*MONDAY - October 14th, at 7pm:  Spider Robinson and Robert Heinlein's VARIABLE STAR begins with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, October 15th, at 7pm:  THE SPOOKY CLASSICS: Edgar Allen Poe with Caledonia Skytower at the Ravenheart Museum's A CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS exhibit (field trip!), live on stream. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Laudanum/137/158/2

*WEDNESDAY, October 16th, at 7pm: THE MYSTERIOUS WOODS OF WHISTLEROOT continues with Fairie Maven-Pralou.

*THURSDAY, 
October 17th

   ~ a7pm: Stories from THE SEALED BOOK based on the 1945 radio plays of the same name, Shandon Loring presents live in stream (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

   ~ a9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy from online sources such as LightspeedEscape Pod, and Clarkesworld with Finn Zeddmore

An eager audience gathered for THE CLAY SHUTTERED DOOR 10.10.19
presented by Shandon Loring
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.

AND . . .


** Frankenstein is back! Last year Seanchai Library partnered with Fantasy Faire Radio for a live broadcast of a radio drama adaptation of the Mary Shelley classic. Did we record it and produce it? You BET we did! We will be airing this 2-hour presentation twice, and you won't want to miss it.  The cast features Zander Greene, Elrik Merlin, David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Caledonia Skytower, with Shandon Loring as Frankenstein's Creation.

FRANKENSTEIN on Fantasy Faire Radio

Saturday, October 19th beginning at 2pm slt

Sunday, October 20th beginning at 11am

(Pssssst!  There might be a listening party in The Glen for the Saturday broadcast, and maybe even a bit of music and dancing - Stay Tuned!)

Tune in fantasy.radioriel.org, OR  http://streams.radioriel.org:8070/stream

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

AUTUMN SPECIAL: Listening Rooms! Listening Rooms!



After the success of the Pirate Story Listening Room at this year's Pirate Cove, our Shandon Loring has expanded the idea for one of our favorite times of year.  Not one, but TWO listening rooms are now available for your 24/7 story pleasure.

THE RAVEN'S CHAMBER focuses specifically on Edgar Allen Poe's 1845 narrative Poem: The Raven. The poem makes use of folk, mythological, religious, and classical references, and was inspired in part by a talking raven in the novel Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty by Charles Dickens. Poe additionally borrows the complex rhythm and meter of Elizabeth Barrett's poem "Lady Geraldine's Courtship", and makes use of internal rhyme as well as alliteration throughout.  "Traditional" and "Alternate" readings of the poem can be heard in the room on stream, along with other interpretive content.

THE GHOST STORIES LISTENING ROOM takes a broader scope, offering haunting tales in comfortably spooky atmosphere.

Both listening rooms can be reached via the panels shown above, at the back wall of the Seanchai Library Story Floor (main floor). Just click on them for an informational notecard, and to be offered a map teleport to the individual locations.
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Enjoy these offerings?  Got feedback?  Share them via notecard with Shandon Loring.

THURSDAY October 10th at 7pm: CLAY-SHUTTERED DOORS

"When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes"
CLAY-SHUTTERED DOORS

“Love may be eternal, but Lovers are mortal…
Aren’t they??”

Some restless spirits do not depart in peace because they cannot—or will not! Perhaps it is unfinished business that detains them, a bargain made, a promise unfulfilled. Perhaps a desperate yearning, their own or another’s, that knots that otherwise-severed golden thread.

Tonight we continue our journey through the ancient lychgate and across the kirkyard.

Book: Various Authors: Helen R. Hull

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WEDNESDAY, October 9th at 7pm: THE MYSTERIOUS WOODS OF WHISTLE ROOT Begins


11-year-old Carly Bean Bitters suffers a peculiar malady: she can only sleep by the light of day, and
is awake through the night, spending her time up in the attic of her aunt’s house, awaiting the arrival of the dawn.

One night, she notes a strange squash that appears on her roof. Investigating, she comes across Lewis, a fiddle-playing rat. Lewis tells Carly the squash is a replacement for one of the rats in the group who has been abducted by owls.

He goes on to explain that until recently, the owls join with the rats dancing in the moonlight within the Whistle Root woods to the music played by Lewis and has band. But then something changed, and instead of dancing with the rats, the owls took to abducting them.

Grabbed by an owl herself, Carly find herself dropped into the woods where she meets the once happy community of rats, now gravely threatened by the hostile owls. At school, and struggling to stay awake, she also finds a strange note warning that the “Moon Child” is in danger.

Enlisting the help of another strange child, Green, who spend his time hiding under the library, Carly sets out to solve the riddle of the “Moon Child” and the reason for the owls’ change in behaviour – and along the way, discovers something unexpected about herself.

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

(Text courtesy of Inara Pey)

TUESDAY, October 8th at 7pm: THE SPOOKY CLASSICS - M.R.James

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: 
M.R. James  

James redefined the ghost story for the new century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic clich├ęs of his predecessors and using more realistic contemporary settings. However, James's protagonists and plots tend to reflect his own antiquarian interests. Accordingly, he is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story".

Caledonia live on Stream.

MONDAY October 7th at 7pm: MOONHEART

by Charles de Lint -
MOONHEART

    Inhabitants of a mansion built on formerly sacred Native American land become involved in a conflict between immigrant Faire Folk from the Old World and their native equivalent here in the New World.


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

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SUNDAY, October 6th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME Haunts


In our first session, Da5id Abbot and Caledonia Skytower share some classics from the western shores of the Atlantic "Pond" with selections from American authors Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington Irving. Grab a cup of cider and join us in the Fireside Room.

“What! going to leave the castle at midnight? Why, everything was prepared for his reception; a chamber was ready for him if he wished to retire.”

The stranger shook his head mournfully and mysteriously: “I must lay my head in a different chamber to-night.”
 ~ from The Spectre Bridegroom, by Washington Irving


Da5id Abbot & Caledonia Skytower, Live on Stream.

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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The always appropriate Dagmar feathering the Glen
at the conclusion of "Anne of Green Gables"
All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, October 6th at 1:30pm:  TEA TIME Haunts In our first episode, Da5id Abbot and Caledonia Skytower share some classics from the western side of "The Pond." Live in the Fireside Room, on Stream, with selections from Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington Irving.

*MONDAY - October 7th, at 7pm:  
Charles de Lint's MOONHEART concludes (REALLY!) with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, October 8th, at 7pm:  THE SPOOKY CLASSICS: M.R. James with Caledonia Skytower, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, October 9th, at 7pm: THE MYSTERIOUS WOODS OF WHISTLE ROOT begins with Fairie Maven-Pralou.

*THURSDAY, 
October 10th, a7pm: CLAY SHUTTERED DOORS “Love may be eternal, but Lovers are mortal… Aren’t they?” Shandon Loring presents live in stream (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)


The "Brides" of Seanchai Library - 10.3.19
(L to R: Maia Antarra, Caledonia Skytower, Dagmar Kohime)
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THURSDAY October 3rd at 7pm: THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

"The Monster Demands A Mate!"
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius, who insists the now-chastened doctor resume his experiments in creating new life. Meanwhile, the Monster remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good despite his lack of socialization and self-control.

Tonight’s story, written by Guy Preston, was derived from the 1935 screenplay of the same name, and was published and released at the same time as the movie. That movie “monsterpiece” was created by James Whale, and is widely considered the best film of the “golden age” of horror cinema. Cue the lightning . . . 

Book: Various
Authors: Mary Shelley & Guy Preston Screenplay: James Whale

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