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


PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINSat SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
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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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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

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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WEDNESDAY, October 2nd at 7PM: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Concludes


“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”
― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Faerie Maven-Pralou concludes our adventures with the impassioned and irrepressible Anne with an "e" tonight. Live in voice in The Glen.
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TUESDAY, October 1st at 7PM: THE SPOOKY CLASSICS - Washington Irving


Washington Irving was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820), both of which appear in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent."

Irving was one of the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and he encouraged other American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe. He was also admired by some British writers, including Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell, Charles Dickens, Francis Jeffrey, and Walter Scott. He advocated for writing as a legitimate profession and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement.

"The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." is a collection of 34 essays and short stories written by the American author Washington Irving. It was published serially throughout 1819 and 1820. The collection includes two of Irving's best-known stories, attributed to the fictional Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker.

The "Legend" relates the tale of Ichabod Crane, a lean, lanky and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of wealthy farmer Baltus Van Tassel. Ichabod Crane, a Yankee and an outsider, sees marriage to Katrina as a means of procuring Van Tassel's extravagant wealth. Bones, the local hero, unable to force Ichabod into a physical showdown to settle things, plays a series of pranks on the superstitious schoolmaster. The tension among the three continues for some time, and is soon brought to a head. On a placid autumn night, the ambitious Crane attends a harvest party at the Van Tassels' homestead. He dances, partakes in the feast, and listens to ghostly legends told by Brom and the locals, but his true aim is to propose to Katrina after the guests leave. His intentions, however, are ill-fated - as is his homeward journey that night.

Corwyn Allen and Caledonia Skytower present an adaptation of Irving's classic, live on stream.

MONDAY September 30th 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, September 29th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Lost Words

*LOST WORDS - Spells and Songs* with Elrik Merlin & Caledonia Skytower


Award-winning author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris created something wonderful and unique in their 2017 book. "The Lost Words" is a ‘book of spells’ that seeks to conjure back the near-lost magic and strangeness of the nature that surrounds us. It transcends age barriers inspiring children and moving adults with its wide appeal. This past July eight leading folk musicians released their response to the creatures, art, and language of Macfarlane & Morris' book. 

Rik and Cale will summon a special blending of the music and spells of "The Lost Words," LIVE at The Glen, on Stream.
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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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Yessiree, the Spookable time of year has officially begun!
All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, September 29th:
   ~ at 1:30pm:  TEA TIME with "Lost Words" Award-winning author Robert Macfarlane's and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris' 2017 ‘book of spells’ seeks to conjure back the near-lost magic and strangeness of the nature that surrounds us. This past July eight leading folk musicians released their response to the creatures, art, and language of Macfarlane & Morris' book. Elrik Merlin and Caledonia Skytower summon a special blending of the music and spells  LIVE at The Glen, on Stream.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/221/56/2966
  
    ~ at 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME: Tilly and The Bookwanderers - Cale continues the debut book in author Anna James' new series. Caledonia Skytower, live on stream!

*MONDAY - September 30th, at 7pm:  
Charles de Lint's MOONHEART continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, October 1st, at 7pm:  THE SPOOKY CLASSICS: Washington Irving with Caledonia Skytower & Corwyn Allen, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, October 2nd, at 7pm: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES concludes with Fairie Maven-Pralou, live in The Glen.
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*THURSDAY, 
October 3rd

   ~ a7pm: THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN written by Guy Preston, was derived from the 1935 screenplay 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

A Special Tea Time with "Lost Words" featuring Elrik Merlin & Caledonia Skytower
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