Sunday, October 31, 2010

MONDAY 1 Nov @ 7pm: Autumnal Poetry with Aoife Lorefield

Join Aoife for lovely poetry celebrating this ever-changing season of Autumn.

She will be featuring poems from Mary Oliver.

Presented Live in Voice

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library October 31 - November 7

The Wheel of the Year has turned us down the road of Autumn towards Winter, and we continue with stories of harvests and just a little loitering spookiness this week :

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
 
Monday, Nov 1 at 7:00pm: Autumnal Poetry with Aoife Lorefield

Tuesday, Nov 2 at 7:00pm: P.S. . . . More Poe! with Derry McMahon, Shandon Loring, and Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, Nov 3 at 7:00pm: Excellent Stories with Rosslyn Guardian

Thursday, Nov 4 at 5:30pm: The Conclusion of The Graveyard Book with Caledonia Skytower
             at 7:00pm: Rip VanWinkle  with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai Storytelling events across the Grid

Sunday, October 31 at 2:00pm: Spooky Stories at Fruit Islands

Sunday, October 31 at 6:00pm: More from The Graveyard Book with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park

Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Saturday, October 30, 2010

SATURDAY 30 October @ 7pm: DRACULA!!

FINAL PERFORMANCE TODAY AT 7PM SLT!

Dracula, by Irish author Bram Stoker, will involve nine storytellers voicing fifteen characters from the classic tale. The cast includes:
Shandon Loring as Count Dracula
Crap Mariner as Jonathan Harker
Marian Dragovar as Lucy Westenra
Bear Silvershade as Dr. John Seward
Caledonia Skytower as Mina
Corwyn Allen as Abraham Van Helsing
Aoife Lorefield, Derry McMahon, and Gina Pralou, provide additional voices and narration.

 This performance will be in the Blood Evolution Kingdom live in voice, and will be preceded and followed by a Masquerade Ball at Club Evo - all are welcome. 
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Blood%20Evolution%20Kingdom/34/85/27

THE WEEK THAT WAS . . . October 24 - 29







 From Top: Shandon Loring, Derry McMahon & Bear Silvershade tell spooookky tales at the Seanchai Firecircle (10.24), Caledonia with more from The Graveyard Book (10.25), Four shots from Dracula (10.26), Shandon Loring with The Black Widow Bride and other scary ghost stories (10.28).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thursday October 28th at 7pm: THE BLACK WIDOW BRIDE


The mythic, haunting story of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion told in the gothic tale "The Black Widow Bride", performed by Shandon Loring. Followed by ghost stories from Ray Bradbury, Charles Dickens, and Kenneth Graham. It will haunt you forever if you miss this wonderful hour of ghostly tales!

Preview at http://bit.ly/9tnTym

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

WEDNESDAY 27 October @ 7pm: "The Man Who Evolved" with Gyro Muggins

The Man Who Evolved by Edmond Hamilton

Reclusive scientist invites three old college friends to his isolated country laboratory to attend his experiment. Using concentrated cosmic rays he forces his own body to evolve along the path "intended" for Man. His three friends witness the horror as he attains "Man's Destiny." The story is a melodrama with the theme of "there are things with which Man must not tamper."

Spooky Science Fiction Story in voice.

Monday, October 25, 2010

TUESDAY 26 October @ 7pm: DRACULA!!

Dracula, by Irish author Bram Stoker, will involve nine storytellers voicing fifteen characters from the classic tale.

The cast includes: Shandon Loring as Count Dracula Crap Mariner as Jonathan Harker Marian Dragovar as Lucy Westenra Bear Silvershade as Dr. John Seward Caledonia Skytower as Mina Murra-/Harker Corwyn Allen & Elder Priestman as Abraham Van Helsing Aoife Lorefield, Derry McMahon, and Gina Pralou, provide additional voices and narration.

“Our goal is to challenge the boundaries of the storytelling format, without crossing the line into a full theatrical production” said Storyteller Caledonia Skytower, whose RL career experience is in theatre production. “To that end we are not emphasizing correct dialects or accents, not blocking the presentation.” Readers will appear in single costumes, and stand in one position in a setting inspired by one of the many castles from the life of the legendary Vlad Dracula. A sound effects board, developed by Storyteller Shandon Loring, will enable the cast to utilize a discrete number of sound and music effects to enhance the story experience. This performance will be at the Seanchai Library

MONDAY, October 25th at 7:00pm: More from "The Graveyard Book"

More from Neil Gaiman's 2009 Newbery Award-winning book about an orphan boy being raised by the dead inhabitants of a graveyard.  What happens when Bod has needs beyond the graveyard?  Starting in school amongst the living, Bod is instructed to be near invisible while doing so.  But what teenager can resist the desire to be seen and noticed?   Even if unintentionally.... find out what happens during Nobody Owens' School Days.

Caledonia Skytower, presenting live in Voice.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: October 24 - 31

BBBBBOOOOOOooooooooooooo!!!!!!  Stories! Stories! Stories!  and DRACULA, this week :

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.
 
Monday, October 25 at 7:00pm: More from The Graveyard Book with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00pm: DRACULA 

Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00pm: The Man Who Evolved with Gyro Muggins

Thursday, October 28 at 7:00pm: The Mansion and More with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai Storytelling events across the Grid

Saturday, October 30 at 7:00pm: DRACULA at The Evolution Kingdom (Masquerade Ball preceding and following
Sunday, October 31 at 3pm: Spooooky Stories at Haunted Fruit Island


Sunday, October 31 at 6pm: The Graveyard Book and more Stories with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park.


Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

PICTURES! PICTURES! PICTURES!

Our Resident Photographers were busy snapping away at the two Dracula performances . . . check them out!

Photographs by Bear Silvershade:  tinyurl.com/draculaSL


THE WEEK THAT WAS . . . October 18 - 23

  

From top to Bottom . . . Caledonia with The Graveyard Book (10.18);  Elder & Derry with The Spectre Bridegroom (10.19); Bear with The Whistling Room (10.20); Shandon with The Fall of the House of Usher and more Poe (10.21); and the opening presentation of Dracula (10.22); Dracula at Haunted Fruit Island (10.23)

Friday, October 22, 2010

SATURDAY 23 October @ Noon: DRACULA!!

Dracula, by Irish author Bram Stoker, will involve nine storytellers voicing fifteen characters from the classic tale.

The cast includes: Shandon Loring as Count Dracula Crap Mariner as Jonathan Harker Marian Dragovar as Lucy Westenra Bear Silvershade as Dr. John Seward Caledonia Skytower as Mina Murray-Harker Corwyn Allen & Elder Priestman as Abraham Van Helsing Aoife Lorefield, Derry McMahon, and Gina Pralou, provide additional voices and narration.

“Our goal is to challenge the boundaries of the storytelling format, without crossing the line into a full theatrical production” said Storyteller Caledonia Skytower, whose RL career experience is in theatre production. “To that end we are not emphasizing correct dialects or accents, not blocking the presentation.” Readers will appear in single costumes, and stand in one position in a setting inspired by one of the many castles from the life of the legendary Vlad Dracula. A sound effects board, developed by Storyteller Shandon Loring, will enable the cast to utilize a discrete number of sound and music effects to enhance the story experience. This performance will be in Fruit Islands. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fig/158/198/500

Thursday, October 21, 2010

FRIDAY 22 October @ 7pm: DRACULA!

Dracula, by Irish author Bram Stoker, will involve nine storytellers voicing fifteen characters from the classic tale. The cast includes:
Shandon Loring as Count Dracula
Crap Mariner as Jonathan Harker
Marian Dragovar as Lucy Westenra
Bear Silvershade as Dr. John Seward
Caledonia Skytower as Mina Murray-Harker
Corwyn Allen & Elder Priestman as Abraham Van Helsing
Aoife Lorefield, Derry McMahon, and Gina Pralou, provide additional voices and narration.

“Our goal is to challenge the boundaries of the storytelling format, without crossing the line into a full theatrical production” said Storyteller Caledonia Skytower, whose RL career experience is in theatre production. “To that end we are not emphasizing correct dialects or accents, not blocking the presentation.” Readers will appear in single costumes, and stand in one position in a setting inspired by one of the many castles from the life of the legendary Vlad Dracula. A sound effects board, developed by Storyteller Shandon Loring, will enable the cast to utilize a discrete number of sound and music effects to enhance the story experience. This performance is at the Seanchai Library

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thursday October 21st at 7pm: THE FALL OF HOUSE OF USHER and other tales


A crumbling, haunted castle is the House of Usher. This is Edgar Allan Poe's finest literary example of "totality". We will also visit 'The Raven' and 'The Land of the Fay' this evening. As well as a few select POEms. Please join us for this curious volume of not-to-be-forgotten lore presented in Live Voice by Shandon Loring.

Previews:
http://bit.ly/cyxfhJ
http://bit.ly/brcnD3

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

WEDNESDAY 20 October @ 7pm: "The Whistling Room" with Bear Silvershade

Carnacki calls his friends together to tell them the tale of "TheWhistling Room,” a chamber in a mansion manifests that emits a loud,eerie whistling. He makes an exceedingly thorough search of the roomand can find no explanation but is still not convinced of thesupernatural nature of the sound. That is, until he climbs a ladderand peers into the room – the horror he witnesses there leads him touncover a legend of love, betrayal and hatred lingering long afterdeath.Thomas Carnacki is a supernatural detective, the protagonist of aseries of six short stories written between 1910 and 1912 by Englishfantasy writer William Hope Hodgson, later published as a collectionin “Carnacki the Ghost Finder,” published in 1913. Story in voice.

Monday, October 18, 2010

TUESDAY 19 October @ 7pm: "The Spectre Bridegroom" with Elder and Derry


Washington Irving was an American historian, biographer, and essayist who also served as ambassador to Spain (1842-46). He was the first American author to achieve international literary renown. The Spectre Bridegroom (1819-20) is part of “The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.,” is Irving’s popular collection of short stories, folklore, travelogues, and essays. A cavalier tries to deliver the message to a baron that his daughter’s groom has been killed, but falls in love with the bride. Elder & Derry present this classic tale in voice.

MONDAY 18 October @ 7pm: More from "The Graveyard Book" with Caledonia Skytower

Caledonia shares more from Neil Gaiman's Newbery Award-winning book about a boy who escapes from a terrible murderer to be raised by the inhabitants of a neglected graveyard. How does Nobody Owens learn from the dead, and what lessons can a graveyard teach?

Join us tonight to find out. Stories shared in voice.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

THIS WEEK at The Seanchai Library: October 17 - 24

DRACULA IS COMING . . . as the month of Happy Hauntings continues :

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Sunday, October 17 at 5:00pm: The Myths, Tales and Traditions of Samhain with Aoife Lorefield

 
Monday, October 18 at 7:00pm: The Graveyard Book with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00pm: The Spectr Bridegroom with Derry McMahon & Elder Priestman

Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00pm: The Whistling Room with Bear Silvershade

Thursday, October 21 at 7:00pm: Edgar Allen Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Friday, October 22 at 7:00pm: DRACULA

Also . . . MORE Seanchai Storytelling events across the Grid

Sunday, October 17 at 6pm: The Graveyard Book with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park.

Saturday, October 23 at NOON: DRACULA at Haunted Fruit Islands

Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Saturday, October 16, 2010

SUNDAY 17 October @ 5pm: Samhain Exhibit Opening with Aoife Lorefield


Samhain is the doorway to the dark half of the year, a time when the veil between the worlds is thin and ancestors come with messages. This powerful time is also the beginning of the year in the ancient Celtic calendar. Join us as Aoife opens the new exhibit about Samhain legends and traditions, and share some of this holiday's spooky and magical stories.

Friday, October 15, 2010

THE WEEK THAT WAS . . . October 10th through 16th

We are missing a few shots from Tuesday and Wednesday.  If you have them to share, please pass them on to Derry or Caledonia.

From Top to Bottom:  Welsh Ghost Stories with Dubhna Rhiadra (10.10.10); Spooky Stories at Haunted Fruit Island with Derry McMahon, Bear Silvershade, and Caledonia Skytower (2 shots - 10.10.10); The Graveyard Book with Caledonia Skytower (10.11.10); Ghost Stories from Algernon Blackwood with Shandon Loring (10.14.10)







Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thursday October 14th at 7pm: BEST GHOST STORIES OF ALGERNON BLACKWOOD


Algernon Blackwood was one of the greatest writers of supernatural fiction of the 20th century. He published over 200 stories and a dozen novels, all designed to awaken our consciousness to the wonder, mystery and power of the world. He said all his stories - however strange and exotic - were based on personal experiences or those of close friends.
TONIGHT:
The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories by Algernon Blackwood
Certain houses, like certain persons, manage somehow to proclaim at once their character for evil. So begins 'The Empty House', come find out how it ends. Then stay on with us to visit 'The Wood of the Dead' - if you dare. Stories in voice!

Preview at http://bit.ly/8Yj0hL

WEDNESDAY 13 October @ 7pm: Haunted Houses Abound!

It's a change in plan for tonight! We'll have stories of haunted houses, and save "The Black Cat" until Gina feels better.

Starting off will be Caledonia with "The Haunted Mansion" from the book "Dare to be Scared" by Robert Sans Souci. Derry will follow with "The Grey Piper and The Heavy Coach of DonaldGowerie House" from Scottish Ghost Stories by O'Donnell.

Bundle up, they are spine chilling stories!! Guaranteed to make you shiver!

Monday, October 11, 2010

TUESDAY 12 October @ 7pm: The Legend of Sleep Hollow

The story is set circa 1790 in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. It tells of Ichabod Crane, a sycophantic, 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 a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party he attended at the Van Tassel home on an autumn night, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, who is supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head". Join us as Elder Priestman and Derry McMahon read this favorite fall tale aloud.

MONDAY, October 11th at 7:00pm: The Graveyard Book

 
The Graveyard Book is a fantasy novel by English author Neil Gaiman. The story is about a boy named Nobody Owens who, after his family is killed by a mysterious man, is adopted and raised by the occupants of a graveyard. Gaiman's first full-length children's novel since the bestselling and acclaimed Coraline, The Graveyard Book won the 2009 Hugo and Newbery Awards, the 2010 Carnegie Medal, as well as a Locus Award for best YA novel. It was also shortlisted for numerous honors, making it one of the most honored works in recent history. Join Caledonia Skytower for chapters from this excellent and imaginative tale that equally mixes the sweet with the macabre.

Presented Live in Voice.

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: October 11 - 17

Graveyards, Headless Horsemen, Black Cats and Spooky Hauntings!  More great stories for October this week :

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Monday, October 11 at 7:00pm: The Graveyard Book with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00pm: The Headless Horseman with Derry McMahon & Elder Priestman

Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00pm: Edgar Allen Poe's The Black Cat with Gina Pralou

Thursday, October 14 at 7:00pm: The Blackwood Stories with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, October 17 at 5:00pm: The Myths, Tales and Traditions of Samhain with Aoife Lorefield


Also . . . MORE Seanchai Storytelling events across the Grid

Sunday, October 17 at 6pm: The Graveyard Book with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park.

Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Saturday, October 9, 2010

SUNDAY 10 October @ 3pm: Ghosty Ghouly Stories at Fruit Islands!


OOOhhhhh get yer sweater on because it is going to get mighty chilly and scary. The Seanchai Library Storytellers will be at the haunted house in Fruit Islands with an assortment of terror tales. And, it will be the debut of our favorite wee fairy Angel Maven as a storyteller! Don't miss it.

(LM will be sent that day)

SUNDAY 10 October @ 1pm: Dubhna Rhiadra!


Dubhna joins us with Welsh ghosty, ghouly stories!! Come and get your scare on!

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Week That Was . . .

The Happy Hauntings Began . . . (From Top) Caledonia with Haunted Houses (10.4), Derry McMahon with Boooo! Stories (10.5), Bear Silvershade with The Monster at the Gate (10.6), Shandon Loring with  Great Irish Stories of the Supernatural (10.7)




Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thursday October 7th at 7pm: GREAT IRISH STORIES OF THE SUPERNATURAL


Great Irish Stories of the Supernatural

They are the ruling classes of the Irish folktale, the shadows and shades of its landscapes. They are the banshees, ghosts, and faeries. They are the witches, demons, and familiars that have stirred the soul and curdled the blood of avid Irish listeners for thousands of years. Masterful tales of bedevilment and enchantment ranging from remote island to country estate and city apartment. The darkest corners of the night begin to beckon and the spirits that inhabit them come out to play.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

WEDNESDAY 6 October @ 7pm: "The Gateway of the Monster" with Bear Silvershad

In the first story of the series, "The Gateway of the Monster,” Carnacki is summoned to investigate a noisy spirit that tears off the bed clothes and slams the door of the Grey Room — the site of a grisly murder generations ago in an ancient family mansion. However, the manifestation is far more powerful than he expects and he spends a miserable, terrified night in his electric pentacle while a horrible apparition in the form of a human hand pounds at his defenses.

Thomas Carnacki is a supernatural detective, the protagonist of a series of six short stories written between 1910 and 1912 by English fantasy writer William Hope Hodgson, later published as a collection in “Carnacki the Ghost Finder,” published in 1913. Story in voice.

Monday, October 4, 2010

TUESDAY 5 October @ 7pm: A Visit from Elegia Underwood!


Join us as Elegia Underwood, our favorite Dragoness storyteller, arrives with excellent and enchanting stories. All stories in voice.


MONDAY, October 4 at 7pm: Haunted Houses

Caledonia shares selections from scare-master Robert San Souci's newest book.  Haunted Houses serves up ten chilling tales about untraditional haunted houses: a mansion full of pirate treasure, a ghost trapped in a mysterious dollhouse, and many more. But beware because not all of the protagonists in these stories get out alive.  Let the Haunting BEGIN!

Presented Live in Voice.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: October 3 - 10

It's that spookable time of year, when great ghost stories and boo-tiful tales abound.  We've been busting to share them with you, and NOW WE CAN!  Let the happy haunting begin!  :

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Monday, October 4 at 7:00pm: Haunted Houses with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, October 5 at 7:00pm: FABulous Stories with Elegia Underwood

Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00pm: The Gateway of the Monster with Bear Silvershade

Thursday, October 7 at 7:00pm: Great Irish Stories of the Supernatural with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, October 10 at 1:00pm: Welsh Ghost Stories with Dubhna Rhiadra


Also . . . MORE WOI Storytellers across the Grid

Sunday, October 3 at 6pm: The Graveyard Book with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park.


Sunday, October 10 at 3:00pm: Spooky Stories at the Fruit Island Estate


Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Saturday, October 2, 2010

DRACULA IS COMING - HE LIVES!

Two years ago Dracula was the very first multi-voiced story event that we presented and it was instantly popular, filling the library with enthusiastic guests.  We've decided it was so much fun that we are going to do it again.  Voices from the original production will return, including Shandon Loring as the title character.  There will also be some new voices including Gina Pralou and Bear Silvershade.

This presentation of Dracula was adapted from the novel by Seattle's Larry Albert for a radio play broadcast, and Mr. Albert generously gave permission for the Library staff to adapt it for presentation in Second Life.

There will be two performances at the Library on Info Island: Friday, October 22nd and Tuesday, October 26th - both at 7pm SLT.  There will be two additional presentations: The Fruit Islands Estate on Saturday, October 23rd at Noon SLT, and at the Evolution Kingdom (A Bloodlines RP Region) Saturday, October 30th at 7pm SLT.  All performances are open to the public.  Admission is free and donations are accepted  to benefit War Child North America.

Look for posters in world and info notecards.  Specific landmarks and schedule updates will be forthcoming.