Monday, October 31, 2011

TUESDAY 1 Nov at 7pm: "The Literary Agent" with Aoife Lorefield

The Literary Agent by Kage Baker, from her collection Black Projects, White Nights.
Think of a future time when time travel is possible and immortal cyborgs can be created... Now imagine the commercial possibilities of such a venture, and you have Kage Baker's creation of the Company. Part science fiction, part alternate history, and completely intriguing, she explores philosophical, ethical and practical implications. Her story The Literary Agent focuses in on famous authors, and what the future might want from them. Join Aoife Lorefield as she introduces the Company!  Story in voice!

MONDAY, October 31st at 7pm - "Danse Macabre" from THE GRAVEYARD BOOK.

Tonight, the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is at its thinnest.  In Neil Gaiman's award-winning THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, the living and the dead celebrate a centuries old tradition of the Danse Macabre.  While the observation in Gaiman's book is actually set in the middle of winter, it's haunting melody is perfect for a Halloween Night!

Join Caledonia for this tale and a warm up tale from Robert D San Souci and let the dance begin.

Presented Live in Voice.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 at the Seanchai Library


Welcome to Imagination Island!!!! Join us for great stories!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life." 


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Events in the Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:

Monday, October 31 at 7 p.m.:  Danse Macabre with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, November 1 at 7 p.m.: The Literary Agent short story with Aoife Lorefield

Wednesday, November 2 at 7 p.m.: Steampunk Adventures with Derry McMahon

Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m.:  One Night with the Fae with Shandon Loring

And join us at this 'off campus' event too!

Sunday, October 30 at 6 p.m.: Caledonia at MagicLand with selections from The Graveyard Book.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/176/40/34

 Sunday, October 31 at 7 p.m.: Bear and Derry at The Daft House with some spooky tales.

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All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. 
 In November and December we will be collecting for the charity Toys for Tots  Have questions? IM or notecard Derry McMahon, Librarian.

Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribos. They are located in the Library, just run in and touch them; or join our group, the Seanchai Library.

Friday, October 28, 2011

SATURDAY 29 Oct at 11am: Halloween Cat Tales!


OOoOOOOOoo  Cat Tales for Halloween with Seanchai Storytellers.  Get your ears and tails on for scary, sweet, mystical and brave kitty cats of all sorts for this holiday!  We’ll be at the KittyCatS store on Fruit Islands.  Stories in voice.  (LM to be sent that day)

The Week That Was: Oct. 24-28


 (Sorry we were late getting the pics up folks, rough morning)


Caledonia with stories from the scare master Robert San Souci (11-10-24)

Marion Dragovar with Oddities, Mystery and Magic (11-10-25) 

Derry in War of the Worlds at Seanchai (11-10-26)

Crap Mariner (right) and Elder Preistman (left) in War of the Worlds (11-10-26)

The final performance of War of the Worlds at Seanchai (11-10-26)

Shandon gets to the bones of the matter with tales of mystery and terror (11-10-27)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thursday October 27th at 7pm

Great Tales of Mystery and Terror
What always beats them in the end is how to dispose of the body... He felt about in the dark water, instantly the same grip was on his hand, he couldn't move, he looked down into the dark water and saw the grey shape... Hullo! What are you? What do you want?... an immense twilight grotto, knee-deep with filth, where a white-bearded demon swam...

Join us tonight for visions of mystery, and of terror...
THE TURN OF THE TIDE by CS Forester
MIRIAM by Truman Capote
WAS IT A DREAM? by Guy de Maupassant

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

WEDS 26 October at 7pm: "War of the Worlds" Final Performance!


The Martians are invading Imagination Island!



Don't miss your last chance to see Seanchai Library's final performance on War of the Worlds tonight.
Now that they are back home at the Library, the Seanchai crew is going to be doing their best to top their two spectacular performances at Blood Evolution Kingdom and Haunted Fruit Islands last weekend. (Review at Living in a Modem World)
For tonight’s show, another voice is going to be added to the cast. Crap Mariner is back in the lineup, after RL commitments forced him to bow out of the first two performances. His unique voice and style is sure to add something special to this final production.
Welles created mass hysteria with a production that mixed news reports and radio programming, voiced by skilled actors, to replicate the events H.G. Wells wrote about in his 1898 novel.
Seanchai's War of the Worlds features the voices of Shandon Loring, Bear Silvershade and Kayden O’Connell. Add in the voices of Crap Mariner, Elder Priestman, Caledonia Skytower, BigRed Coyote and Derry McMahon and this production promises to be a treat for the ears.
"War of the Worlds scared the pants off people back in the '30s, using the power of voice to persuade folks this was real. We plan to generate that same feeling with our production,” said McMahon.
Seanchai's own Caledonia Skytower is directing the production, drawing on the skills of the library's cast of storytellers for a modern-day re-creation, working from the original script by Howard Koch.
Don't miss this last performance! Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in Seanchai Library!

Monday, October 24, 2011

TUESDAY 25 October at 7pm: Stories of Oddities, Magic and Mystery with Marian

Join Marian for stories of oddities and unusual changes, magic and mystery! Great stories, thrilling and chilling! Stories in voice.

MONDAY, October 24th at 7:00pm: Scary Tales from "Scaremaster" Robert D. San Souci

Author Robert D. San Souci is an award-winning author of books for children of all ages. The California resident's work ranges wide from retelling of folktales with Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow, to his work for Disney on the Legend of Fa Mulan based on the 2000 year old traditional Ballad, to his series of scary tales Short & Shivery, and Dare to Be Scared.

Tonight, Caledonia shares some favorite tales from the Dare to be Scared series.. . .and maybe a little more.

To find out more about the Author, visit his website:
http://www.rsansouci.com/

Sunday, October 23, 2011

War of the Worlds

Seanchai Library has a great first performance of War of the Worlds at Blood Evolution Kingdom. Too more performances to come, on Oct. 23 at Fruit Islands and back at home in Seanchai Libray at 7 p.m Oct. 26





Oct. 23-30 at the Seanchai Library

Welcome to Imagination Island!!!! Join us for great stories!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life." 

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Events in the Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:

Monday, October 24 at 7 p.m.: Spooky Stories from the Scaremaster with Caledonia Skytower 

Tuesday, October 25 at 7 p.m: Stories of Oddities, Magic and Mystery with Marian Dragovar 

Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m: War of the Worlds final performance- from the H.G.Wells story and the original radio script

Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m: Great Tales of Mystery and Terror with Shandon Loring 

And join us at this 'off campus' event too!

October 23 at noon: War of the Worlds in Haunted Fruit Islands at secondlife/Fig/134/157/501

October 26 at 7 p.m.
War of the Worlds in Seanchai Library at secondlife/ImaginationIsland/46/210/28

Saturday, Oct 29 at 11 a.m.: Halloween Cat Tales at KittyCatS in Fruit Islands 

Sunday, Oct 30 at 6 p.m.: Caledonia Skytower at MagicLand
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All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. This month benefits the charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Have questions? IM or notecard Derry McMahon, Librarian.

Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribos. They are located in the Library, just run in and touch them; or join our group, the Seanchai Library.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Seanchai brings War of the Worlds to Second Life


Halloween is coming and Seanchai Library is getting into the spirit of the season, planning to raise some hairs, chill some bones and tingle some spines with a faithful rendition of the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play created by Orson Welles for Mercury Theatre.



Welles created mass hysteria with a production that mixed news reports and radio programming, voiced by skilled actors, to replicate the events H.G. Wells wrote about in his 1898 novel.



"War of the Worlds scared the pants off people back in the '30s, using the power of voice to persuade folks this was real. We plan to generate that same feeling with our production,” said Derry McMahon. 

Seanchai's own Caledonia Skytower is directing the production, drawing on the skills of the library's cast of storytellers for a modern-day re-creation, working from the original script by Howard Koch.

“I remember hearing the L.A. Theatreworks production of this script in the 1990s and imagining what it must have been like to have been listening that October evening in 1938. Orson Welles and company presented it in keeping with the spirit of the Halloween season,” said Skytower.

Seanchai's War of the Worlds features the voices of Shandon Loring, Bear Silvershade and Kayden O’Connell. Add in the voices of Crap Mariner, Elder Priestman, Caledonia Skytower, BigRed Coyote and others and this production promises to be a treat for the ears.

“Working with a cast like that, how could you possibly go wrong?” said Silvershade. 

Seanchai has scheduled three performances of War of the Worlds:

All Seanchai presentation are read live in voice.  Landmarks will also be provided in notices the day of the performance, so join the Seanchai group, or drop by the library and click the subscribo.  It promises to be a chilling, thrilling time that you won’t want to miss!

The Week That Was: Oct. 15-21

Derry and Elder go off campus to read The Headless Horseman at the Samhain Festival (11-10-17)

Bear, Derry and Lillia gather to read some spooky baseball stories (11-10-18)
Gina and Faerie get together for some Bare Bones storytelling. (11-10-19)
 
Shandon finishes up with Jekyll and Hyde (11-10-20)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thursday October 20th at 7pm

An eminent scientist, a man looked up to by all who know him. But no one is aware of what strange experiments he conducts behind the locked doors of his laboratory.
A loathsome monster of a man who roams the night time streets of London, brutally attacking and killing, terrifying an entire city.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is one of the least read, and yet most familiar, classics. Join Shandon as presents the conclusion of this story for your pleasure and horror!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

WEDS 19 Oct at 7pm: "Haunted Colorado" with Faerie and Gina


“Haunted Colorado” by Charles Stansfield Jr.

From the southern plains to the northern plains, across the Rocky Mountains, through the wild west  to metropolitan Denver, there lie legends rich with haunts from mining boomtowns, ghost stories of Buffalo Bill Cody and the unsinkable Molly Brown. Come and hear about the eerie warning to those trespassing on Comanche land.  Here are bone chilling accounts of spirits, strange creatures and unexplained phenomena from the colorful history of the Centennial state.  Faerie Maven and Gina Pralou bring these stories in voice, to better creep you out.

Monday, October 17, 2011

TUESDAY 18 Oct at 7pm: Batter Up! Baseball and Spooky Sports Stories

Baseball's World Series is starting!  We'll celebrate tonight with "Gandhi at the Bat" and then some spooky sports stories!  Derry McMahon and Lilia Quinnell will offer these stories in voice.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

MONDAY 17 October at 7pm: Spooky Ray Bradbury Stories with Gyro


Two spooky gems from Ray Bradbury tonight!
Colonel Stonesteel's Genuine Home-Made Truly Egyptian Mummy
Almost-thirteen year old Charlie Flagstaff and elderly neighbor Colonel Stonesteel concoct a cure for pre-Labor Day boredom in 1936 Greentown, Illinois.

The Trapdoor
Clara has been living in the same house for over ten years when she realizes there is a trap door in the ceiling, leading to the attic.... or somewhere else?  Stories in voice!

Oct.16 to 23 at the Seanchai Library


Hope to see you at any and all of these events!


Monday, October 17 at 7 p.m. -- Spooky Ray Bradbury stories with Gyro Muggins.

Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. -- Batter Up! Baseball and spooky sports stories.

Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. -- Bare Bones Storytelling: spooky stories with Gina and Faerie.

Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m. -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (pt 2) with Shandon Loring.

And join us at this 'off campus' events too! 

Sunday, October 16 at noon -- Afternoon of the Comet: celestial stories at the Planetarium in Fruit Islands.

Sunday, October 16 at 6 p.m. -- Caledonia in MagicLand with Spooky Stories.

And be on the lookout for Seanchai's Halloween production of War of the Worlds next week!
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All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. This month benefits the charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Have questions? IM or notecard Derry McMahon, Librarian.

Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribos. They are located in the Library, just run in and touch them; or join our group, the Seanchai Library.


MONDAY 17 Oct at 6pm: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Join Derry and Elder for the classic story from Washington Irving - "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" also known as the "Headless Horseman".  A chilly fall tale with beautiful narrative about the season.  We will be at the Samhain Festival!  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Talisman/28/182/21

Saturday, October 15, 2011

SUNDAY 16 Oct at Noon: A New Comet Appears! Stories at Fruit!

Join Bear and Derry as they celebrate the appearance of a new comet with stories at the Planetarium at Fruit Islands!  (Location info will be sent that day).

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Week That Was: Oct. 8-14

How to be a Pirate with Toothless, aka Caledonia Skytower (11-10-10)

And So On, Ad Infinitum with Gyro Muggins (11-10-11)

Spooky Medical stories with Derry McMahon (11-10-12)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Shandon Loring (11-10-13)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thursday October 13th at 7pm

An eminent scientist, a man looked up to by all who know him. But no one is aware of what strange experiments he conducts behind the locked doors of his laboratory.
A loathsome monster of a man who roams the night time streets of London, brutally attacking and killing, terrifying an entire city.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is one of the least read, and yet most familiar, classics. Join Shandon for two nights as he presents this story for your pleasure and horror!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

WEDS 12 October at 7pm: Spooky Medical Stories with Derry

Join Derry McMahon for spine-tingling, bone-chilling stories such as "Skeleton" from Ray Bradbury, "The Lost Bacillus" by H.G. Wells, and more.  Stories in voice, the better to make your teeth chatter.

Monday, October 10, 2011

TUESDAY 11 October at 7pm: "And So On, Ad Infinitum" with Gyro Muggins


"And So On, Ad Infinitum" by Jody Lynn Nye, written 2002
Budding witch Mira's fat lazy cat which might or might not be her familiar just might have some tricks of its own up it's sleeve, uh fur.  Story in voice with Gyro Muggins

MONDAY, October 10th at 7PM - The Conclusion of "How To Be A Pirate"

Caledonia wraps up the adventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, as he engages in his tribe's Vikings Pirate Training Program.

Hiccup is an unlikely hero, but with author Cressida Cowell's usual magic and great humor, he learns more than just sword fighting at sea . . . he learns about himself and the hero hidden within.

Our conclusion tonight will not be a full hour, so Cale will augment with some spookable stories of the season.

Presented Live in Voice.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

October 10-16 at Seanchai Library

Hope to see you at any and all of these events!

Monday, October 10 at 7 p.m.:  How To Be a Pirate (conclusion) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, October 11 at 7 p.m.: And So On, Ad Infinitum with Gyro Muggins

Wednesday, October 12 at 7 p.m.: Spooky Medical Stories with Derry McMahon

Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m.:  Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (pt 1) with Shandon Loring

And join us at this 'off campus' events too! 

Sunday, October 16 at noon: Afternoon of the Comet: Celestial Stories at the Planetarium in Fruit Islands

Sunday, October 16 at 6 p.m.: Caledonia in MagicLand with Spooky Stories

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All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. This month benefits the charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Have questions? IM or notecard Derry McMahon, Librarian.

Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribos. They are located in the Library, just run in and touch them; or join our group, the Seanchai Library.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Week That Was: Oct. 1-7

Twas a very busy and scary week for the Seanchai folk, especially Caledonia as she got Halloween festivities off to a spooky start with a two-day BOOFest!

Shandon Loring finishes up with Frankenstein (11-10-06)

Crap Mariner (and friend) drops by to read some of his spooky 100-word stories. (11-10-05)

Marion Dragover joins us to read from Here There Be Witches.  (11-10-04)

Caledonia Skytower (aka Toothless) reads from How to be a Pirate (11-10-03)

BOOFEST 2011
Caledonia gets on her high horse to read from Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book at BOOFest! (11-10-02)

Derry McMahon and Aoife Lorefieldjoin forces to read The Red-Haired Ghost. (11-10-01)

Stranger Nightfire, always well-dressed for any event. (11-10-01)

Crap Mariner reading some scary 100 word stories ... let's face it, his stories are always pretty scary... (11-10-01)

Alvestra Karu taking a shot at telling Poe's classic, The Cask of Amontillado. (11-10-02)