TUESDAY, January 22nd at 7pm: THE TIME KEEPER Continues

"You marked the minutes, but did you use them wisely? To be still? To cherish? To be grateful? To lift and be lifted? . . . find two souls on earth, one who wants too much time and one who wants too little. Teach them what you have learned."

Dor, the inventor of time, has been transported to our current time in search of two voices - one young female, and one older male. He must figure out how their lives are destined to intertwine and teach them the hardest lesson of all, the one that he himself has just begun to understand: the true value of time.

Kayden and Caledonia continue Mitch Albom's modern fable, live in voice.

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MONDAY January 21st at 7pm: RINGWORLD

- by Larry Niven -
RINGWORLD

A multi-species exploration team explores an artificial world, a ring 1 million miles wide with a diameter the size of Earth's orbit.

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

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... and other virtual worlds
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Everyone hangin' around as "The Jennifer Morgue" continues

All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*MONDAY, January 21st at 7pm:  Larry Niven's RINGWORLD continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, January 22nd at 7pm:  Mitch Albom's THE TIME KEEPER continues with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower

*WEDNESDAY, January 23rd at 7pm: Charles Stross' THE JENNIFER MORGUE continues with Corwyn Allen

*THURSDAY, January 24th -  
   ~ at 7pm: MOANA  Part 3 with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)

   ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore - late night contemporary Sci-Fi adventures from a variety of online zines.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! January 27th begins a new Sunday afternoon Tea Time series: TEA TIME with Templar - The Saint


Shandon and Cale go beyond the reef as "Moana" continues

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 17th at 7pm: MOANA pt2


"Go Beyond The Reef!"
MOANA
Caledonia & Shandon together! Presenting this magnificent story just for you, taken directly from the movie..
..only better, cuz it's us! And You!

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

"I’ve got your back, chosen one. Go save the world"


Book: The Story of Moana - A Tale of Courage and Adventure
Author: Disney Adapted by: Kari Sutherland

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WEDNESDAY, January 16th at 7PM: THE JENNIFER MORGUE CONTINUES

Saving the world from evil is a 24/7 job—No overtime pay included. 

"In this alternately chilling and hilarious sequel to The Atrocity Archives (2004) from Hugo-winner Stross, Bob Howard is a computer übergeek employed by the Laundry, a secret British agency assigned to clean up incursions from other realities caused by the inadvertent manipulation of complex mathematical equations: in other words, magic."  ~ Publishers Weekly

Corwyn Allen continues the adventures of Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire, from Charles Stross' Laundry Files series, live in voice.

TUESDAY, January 15th at 7PM: THE TIME KEEPER Continues


Dor, the inventor of time, sits in a cave listening to the voices of human obsession that have erupted in result of his creation. His journey is not completed yet.

"You marked the minutes, but did you use them wisely? To be still? To cherish? To be grateful? To lift and be lifted? . . . find two souls on earth, one who wants too much time and one who wants too little. Teach them what you have learned."

Kayden and Caledonia continue Mitch Albom's modern fable, live in voice.

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MONDAY, January 14th at 7PM: RINGWORLD Continues


Gyro continues author Larry Niven's 1970 sci-fi adventure, set in his Known Space universe and considered a classic of science fiction literature. A multi-species exploration team explores an artificial world, a ring 1 million miles wide with a diameter the size of Earth's orbit.

Presented live in Voice.

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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There's *snow* end to the stories . . .  eh!  eh!  See what we did there?
All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*MONDAY, January 14th at 7pm:  Larry Niven's RINGWORLD continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, January 15th at 7pm:  Mitch Albom's THE TIME KEEPER continues with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower

*WEDNESDAY, January 16th at 7pm: Charles Stross' THE JENNIFER MORGUE continues with Corwyn Allen

*THURSDAY, January 17th at 7pm: MOANA  Part 2 with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Tea Time will return to Sunday afternoons starting January 27th!

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 January 10th at 7pm: MOANA pt1


"Go Beyond The Reef!"
MOANA
Caledonia & Shandon together! Presenting this magnificent story just for you, taken directly from the movie..
..only better, cuz it's us! And You!

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

"I’ve got your back, chosen one. Go save the world"


Book: The Story of Moana - A Tale of Courage and Adventure
Author: Disney Adapted by: Kari Sutherland


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WEDNESDAY, January 9th at 7pm: THE JENNIFER MORGUE Resumes


Saving the world from evil is a 24/7 job—No overtime pay included. 

Ruthless software billionaire Ellis Billington has unearthed a device that will enable him to raise an eldritch horror, codenamed “JENNIFER MORGUE,” from the ocean’s depth for the purpose of ruling the world.

Corwyn Allen continues the adventures of Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire, from Charles Stross' Laundry Files series, live in voice.

TUESDAY, January 8th at 7pm: THE TIME KEEPER Begins

Description:In author Mitch Albom's 2012 modern fable, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years.

Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower begin this series, live in voice.
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MONDAY January 7th at 7pm: RINGWORLD

- by Larry Niven -
RINGWORLD

A multi-species exploration team explores an artificial world, a ring 1 million miles wide with a diameter the size of Earth's orbit.


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!


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Kayden & Caledonia begin Mitch Ablom's "The Time Keeper" this week
All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*MONDAY, January 7th at 7pm:  Larry Niven's RINGWORLD begins with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, January 8th at 7pm:  Mitch Albom's THE TIME KEEPER begins with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower

*WEDNESDAY, January 9th at 7pm: Charles Stross' THE JENNIFER MORGUE  resumes with Corwyn Allen

*THURSDAY, January 10th:
   ~ at 7pm: MOANA  Part 1 with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)
   ~ at 9pm in SL: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT, contemporary sci-fi-fantasy with Finn Zeddmore

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 January 3rd at 7pm: THE ICE DRAGON

"Winter Is Coming"
THE ICE DRAGON

In George R.R. Martin's world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

Book: The Ice Dragon Author: George R. R. Martin

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Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child—and the ice dragon who loved her—could save her world from utter destruction.



WHAT'S UP? This Week at Seanchai Libraries



First of all - Happy New Year!

It was a wild and magical December with this year's Dickens Project. What with the timing of the holiday and the closing of Dickens, we are making this a light week.  Don't panic!  We'll be back in full swing next week with several new series and plenty of stories to share.

This week there will only be one session, Thursday, January 3rd at 7pm with Shandon
THE ICE DRAGON by George R.R. Martin

In George R.R. Martin's world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

And be sure and take some time to visit the plein-air exhibition of artist Luis Royo's illustrations for the novella, just up the stairs from the Library on the Gallery front lawn.




SUNDAY, December 30th beginning at 1pm: FINAL DAY of The Dickens Project!

The time has come to say good-bye, for now, to the most magical edition of The Dickens Project SL yet!  Our view goes forward today: facing the potential of a waxing new year, as well as celebrating the achievements of the waning.

Join us in Resolution Square (as in the act of bringing to a conclusion, not in the making of) for two final events today:

From 1-2pm : STORIESMaeve Binchy's short stories "A Cure for Sleeplessness" and "One Night A Year" with Aoife Lorefield and Caledonia Skytower, live in SL Voice.

From 2-5pm: REFLECTIONS ON A NEW YEAR. If it were music, what would a new year sound like? Musical possibilities with Radio Riel presenters Elrik Merlin and Gabrielle Riel, joined by guest DJ Ktadhn Vesuvino.  Live on stream on LEA 7, and broadcast on Radio Riel Main Stream (but really, you want to come and dance with us!)

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SATURDAY, December 29th, 2pm at The Dickens Project: EVEN MORE GHOST STORIES!

Our final installment of 'tween the holidays ghostly tales takes us into broad territory, spanning two centuries
VT Torvalar and Kayden Oconnell share an assortment of tales from a variety of sources:

My Own True Ghost Story by Rudyard Kipling
Staying the night in a rather sinister old dâk-bungalow, a man hears the 'unmistakable' sound of a game of billiards being played in the non-existent room next door - a strange game in India at the time of the Empire.  

The Ghost by Guy de Maupassant
A man does his friend a favor, and comes to regret it.

Between the Lights by E.F. Benson
An unusual gothic horror story, written in 1912 and set in the sunlight rather than the dark and taking place on the day before Christmas. A tale of looking back and the healing power of Christmas. A prime example of the British tradition of Christmas ghost stories.

Mrs. Davenport's Ghost by Frederick P Schrader 
A medium gets more than he bargained for.

Presented live in voice, in Dickens Square.

FRIDAY, December 28th, 2pm at The Dickens Project: MORE GHOST STORIES!


We continue down our in-between-the-holidays path today with a return to Dickens, but not the Dickens most people think of - especially not at this time of year. 


Da5id Abbot and Caledonia Skytower share two tales from the darker recesses of the Dickensian canon:

The Signal-Man was first published as part of the "Mugby Junction" collection in the 1866 Christmas edition of All the Year Round. The railway signal-man of the title tells the narrator of an apparition that has been haunting him. Each spectral appearance precedes a tragic event on the railway on which the signalman works. The signalman's work is at a signal-box in a deep cutting near a tunnel entrance on a lonely stretch of the railway line, and he controls the movements of passing trains. When there is danger, his fellow signalmen alert him by telegraph and alarms. Three times, he receives phantom warnings of danger when his bell rings in a fashion that only he can hear. Each warning is followed by the appearance of the spectre, and then by a terrible accident.

To Be Read at Dusk finds its first-person narrator amid the Swiss mountainous region of Saint Bernard, eavesdropping on a nearby group of men while avoiding the boring conversation of fellow travelers indoors. The sun is setting, giving way to strange thoughts and memories. The group is composed of five couriers from different nationalities, sharing instances of déjà vu, of omens and visions that mysteriously come true. As their stories co conclude, the couriers vanish leaving the narrator admitting that what he has heard has rendered him afraid of being left alone in such a place or in any other place.

Presented live in voice, in Dickens Square.

THURSDAY December 27th at 7pm: HAUNTED CHRISTMAS

"A Ghost Hunt on Christmas Eve?"
HAUNTED CHRISTMAS
When sensible and level-headed Beatrice Casson decides to spend Christmas in a hotel in the wilds of Scotland it was the “old fashioned Christmas” experience promised in the brochure that was the attraction. – The smell of pine trees, crackling log fires, mulled wine, tangerines, walnuts and frosted forest walks. What she had not noticed in the itinerary was the ghost-hunt planned for Christmas Eve. Bea didn’t believe in ghosts. So who was the pale young girl who visited her room during a power cut on the night she arrived? And how was it that suddenly Bea found herself helping a medium reunite a mother and daughter who had been roaming the hotel searching for each other for hundreds of years?

Author: Dawn Summers Book: Haunted Christmas


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THURSDAY, December 27th, 2pm at The Dickens Project: GHOST STORIES!

We take a different path at The Dickens Project, sharing ghost stories from a number of authors whose names are NOT Charles Dickens.


Elrik Merlin presents two selections from the work of English novelist Alan Garner: the Arthurian fantasy Tarn Wethelan, and The Smoker.  The author is best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales. Much of Garner's  work is firmly rooted in the landscape, history and folklore of his native county of Cheshire, North West England, being set in the region and making use of the native Cheshire dialect.

Caledonia Skytower presents M.R. James' 1925 short story A Warning to the Curious; the tale of Paxton, an antiquarian and archaeologist who holidays in "Seaburgh" and inadvertently stumbles across one of the three lost crowns of Anglia, which legendarily protect the country from invasion. Upon digging the crown up, Paxton is stalked by its supernatural guardian.


Presented live on stream in Dickens Square.

WEDNESDAY, December 26th at The Dickens Project

Time for us to take a broader view, in this well of time between Christmas and New Years.  For the last five days of The Project, we'll be presenting a wide variety of things - not just Dickens!


So here we go, into the home stretch. Today we focus on the southern shore of LEA 7, and this year's Urchin experience:
  • @ 11am: STORIES with a Lovecraftian Flair with Arik Metzger
  • @ NOON: WALD SCHRIDDE live with Sea Shanties
  • From 1-3pm: THE URCHIN EXTRAVAGANZA: music, dancing, parade, and frolic with Aoife Lorefield! All are welcome!
Look for the short cut teleport at the main landing point.

HAPPIEST & BEST from Seanchai Library!


It has been an amazing, event-packed year - our tenth!  Everything from our Volume 10 Celebration, to Fantasy Faire, to Tea Time on the Orient Express, to Frankenstein, and of course The Dickens Project. Our thanks to each and everyone who was a part of it, whether as presenters or appreciators enjoying the stories.  Together, we bring stories to life in virtual worlds.

We have more tales and adventures waiting in the New Year: ancient Polynesian journeys, the creation of Time and, of course, a return to the Laundry Files.  Join us, and bring a friend.

Happiest & Best,

~ Seanchai Library

SUNDAY, December 23rd: The Climax of Carol Week - THE BIG READ

It's BIG READ Day at The Dickens Project!

"I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their house pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it." 

Their faithful Friend and Servant,    --C. D.

@11 AM - WALD SCHRIDDE Live in Dickens Square! Delightful 19th C instrumental selections perfect for the season.

@ NOON - THE BIG READ: A Christmas Carol.
The whole thing, soup to nuts, in one tag-team-relay story session.  We begin at the beginning and when we get to the end, we stop!

Featuring, live in voice:
Aoife Lorefield, Bryn Taleweaver, Caledonia Skytower, Da5id Abbot, 
Gyro Muggins, Kayden Oconnell, & VT Torvalar
 


SATURDAY, December 22nd at The Dickens Project: Fezziwig's Ball & A Very Misfit Christmas encore

At The Dickens Project Today!

Fezziwig's Warehouse in the Christmas Past Dock area of LEA 7
@ 11am - 12:30pm in The Misfit Skybox Theater - A MISFIT CHRISTMAS encore, presented by Misfit Dance & Performance Art (Seating begins at 10am, come early to be kind to your cache)

@ 2-4pm in the Christmas Past Docks - FEZZIWIG'S BALL, Music with DJ Dano Bookmite - No one throws a party quite like Old Fezziwig! Come along and dance like it's 1812!

A Very Misfit Christmas in the Skybox Theater  - LEA 7 2018
Miss The Carol?
Here's another opportunity to enjoy it. Radio Riel Main will be broadcasting the Radio Riel Player's production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted by Saffia Widdershins, at 11am & 7pm slt.  You can Listen In, or visit LEA 7 for the 7pm broadcast and an impromptu tour lead by Caledonia Skytower of locations appropriate to the Radio Riel production.
This Poster in Dickens Square will link you to Radio Riel Main Stream

FRIDAY, December 21st at The Dickens Project: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Concludes

At The Dickens Project Today!


Today's Story Tours: Stave Four (selected) and Stave Five, The End of It
"... and it was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!"
             ~ Stave Five , A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Two readings at two different times, live in voice, all times slt.
                     ~ 1pm* - with Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower
                     ~ 4pm - with Aoife Lorefield, and Da5id Abbot

Look for the big red carpet in Dickens Square for the starting point of the session.



ADDITIONAL Events Today!

@ 3:45pm in Dickens Square - WOOTMAS! The Raglan Shire Tiny Carolers

@ 7pm in In The Misfit Skybox Theater - A MISFIT CHRISTMAS, presented by Misfit Dance & Performance Art (Seating begins at 6pm, Post show music continues at 8pm)

NOTE: Click on the sign board (shown above) near the LEA 7 landing point to teleport to the Sky Box Theater

THURSDAY, December 20th: Ghosts of the Future & Tiny Carolers


At The Dickens Project Today!


Today's Story Tours: Stave Four, The Last of the Spirits
"The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached. When it came near him, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very air through which this Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery."
             ~ Stave Four, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Two readings at two different times, live in voice, all times slt.
                     ~ 2pm* -  with Aoife Lorefield, Da5id Abbot, and Caledonia Skytower
                     ~ 7pm - with Shandon Loring

Look for the big red carpet in Dickens Square for the starting point of the session.

* NOTE: this time has been adjusted from the original posted schedule due to changing circumstances. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

ADDITIONAL Events Today!

@ Noon at the Resource Center - VWER Tour with the Community Virtual Library

@ 12:40pm in Dickens Square - WOOTMAS! The Raglan Shire Tiny Carolers

WEDNESDAY, December 19th at THE DICKENS PROJECT: Stories, Music, and Wootmas!


More to see and do at The Dickens Project Today!

Image courtesy of Inara Pey
Today's Story Tours: Stave Three, The Second of Three Spirits

"Awaking in the middle of a prodigiously tough snore, and sitting up in bed to get his thoughts together, Scrooge had no occasion to be told that the bell was again upon the stroke of One. . . ."
~ Stave Three, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Two readings at two different times, live in voice, all times slt.
                     ~ 2pm -  with Aoife Lorefield
                     ~ 7pm - with Kayden Oconnell

Look for the big red carpet in Dickens Square for the starting point of the session.

Special Bonus Events Today!

At 1:45pm in Dickens Square - WOOTMAS! The Raglan Shire Tiny Carolers

3-4:30pm in Dickens Square - Music and dancing with DJ Dano Bookmite