Saturday, June 30, 2012

SUNDAY, July 1 @ 2pm: TEA TIME with Jane Austen

The Conclusion of MANSFIELD PARK, and Edmund comes to grip with his feelings for Fanny, and declares himself to her.  Loves lost, won, and mislead come to a conclusion, leaving Fanny the unlikely Mistress to be of Mansfield Park.

Be sure and take the JANE AUSTEN'S GREATEST HITS Polls (scroll down the right hand margin) and help decide what Cale will present as we wrap up our six months with Jane, before moving on to "Tea Time on Baker Street" with the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective.

Presented live in voice.

July 1 to 8 at Seanchai Library


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In May and June we'll be asking for donations towards our home organization: Community Virtual Library!. 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.

Be sure and check out our Flickr group for great images of past story sessions.


WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."




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

Sunday, July 1 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen & Caledonia Skytower

Monday, July 2 at 7 p.m. - The Letters of John and Abigail Adams with Caledonia Skytower & Shandon Loring

Tuesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. - More Arthurian Legends with Derry McMahon

Thursday, July 5 at 7 p.m. - King Solomon's Mines (part 3) with Shandon Loring

Sunday, July 8 at 2 p.m. - Jane Austen's Greatest Hits and Caledonia Skytower




Join us at these off-campus events too!

Sunday, July 8 at 10 a.m. - Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Six Napoleons with Bear and Derry at the Mango Art Gallery in Fruit Islands

Sunday, July 8 at 6 p.m. - Ben and Me at MagicLand Storytime with Caledonia Skytower


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thursday June 28th at 7pm: KING SOLOMON'S MINES pt. 2 with Shandon Loring


The first great “Lost World” action-adventure
a precursor to Indiana Jones.
Three men set out to find the world's most fabulous treasure - if it even exists! On the way they must cross burning deserts and freezing mountains, face hostile tribes and overcome ancient superstitions, warring armies and witches' curses, as they search for lost diamonds and lost men. Or is it only a haunting legend that hurls them into danger after danger...

WEDS 27 June at 7pm: "Afternoon of the Elves" (pt 2) with Faerie

Sure, Sara-Kate doesn't wear nice clothes and her hair is usually in tangles, but if she's as bad as everyone says, how could she take such good care of the elf village in her backyard?  She and Hillary spend hours fixing the tiny stick houses and the miniature ferris wheel so the elves won't move away.  But, as Hillary is drawn further into Sara-Kate's world, she learns there are other mysteries besides the elves.  Why doesn't anyone see Sara-Kate's mother? And why isn't anyone allowed in her house?  Part 2, story in voice.

Monday, June 25, 2012

TUESDAY 26 June at 7pm: Tales of Merlin the Enchanter




Tales of Merlin the Enchanter from "The Crystal Cave" by Mary Stewart.  Tonight's episode: "The Coming of the Bear"; hear how Arthur came to be, and what happened to the babe after he was born.  Tales of Uther Pendragon, Ygraine, and Merlin.   Stories in voice. 
(pt 1 of 2)

MONDAY, June 25th at 6PM: The Conclusion of BEGGAR'S DAY

There is soooo much left to find out!  Where is the Shield of Many Uses?  What happened to Prince Monaghan?  What will happeb to Larry, Brishee, Elphane?  Is Percy really turning into MORE of a monster than he was already?  Will they all ever make it home again.  So much to resolve that Caledonia is taking TWO HOURS to present it. 

Come an hour early and get comfy as we bring BEGGAR'S DAY home.

Get a copy of MJ McGalliards first book in E-form and read all the fun and exciting parts Cale had to skip.  Also find out more about the author, and here an audio clip of the episode that inspired the whole story!  CLICK HERE

Catch up with the story to date, or enjoy your favorite episodes on the Seanchai Library YOUTube Channel ....CLICK HERE

Next Week:  Caledonia and Shandon present The Letters of John & Abigail Adams.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 24 to 30 at Seanchai Library


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In May and June we'll be asking for donations towards our home organization: Community Virtual Library!. 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.

Be sure and check out our Flickr group for great images of past story sessions.

WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."




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

Sunday, June 24 at 1:30 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen & Caledonia

Monday, June 25 at 6 p.m. - Beggars Day (conclusion) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. - Tales of Merlin and Arthur with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. - Stories with Faerie and Gina

Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m. - King Solomon's Mines (part 2) with Shandon Loring

Sunday, July 1 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen  & Caledonia



Join us at these off-campus events too!

Sunday, June 24 at 6 p.m. - Dr. Seuss at MagicLand with Caledonia Skytower


Saturday, June 23, 2012

SUNDAY, June 24th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Jane Austen

More fun from MANSFIELD PARK as the great theatrical production including the Crawfords, The Bertrams, several suitors and Fanny is about to take place.  None of the attendant "Adults" seem to realize the romantic liabilities at play in this most unseemly (for the period) display.  Is it "just a play"? Or is it an opportunity to "play out" other motives and passions simmering beneath the surface?

Join Caledonia in the lower level of the Library, sip a cuppa and find out how the curtain will come down!

Here are some fun "Janeite" links...

JaneAusten.org: Biography, Timeline, Books, Movies, Quotes, Fashion
The Jane Austen Centre in Bath, England

pemberley.com - A Compendious page devoted to Jane Austen, English novelist 1775-1817

TIME CHANGES - Just for this Week

Hey There!  Because of a variety of things this weekend, Caledonia has had to adjust some of the times on her sessions ....

~ TEA TIME with Jane Austen will be at 1:30pm on Sunday (more from MANSFIELD PARK)

~ BEGGAR'S DAY, The Conclusion, will begin at 6:00pm on Monday and go for two hours, till the book is done or Cale has no voice ... well okay, it will be two hours (smiles).

CLICK HERE to catch up or enjoy again the BEGGAR'S DAY Adventure to date at the Seanchai Library's YOUTube Channel.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thursday June 21st at 7pm: KING SOLOMON'S MINES with Shandon Loring

The first great “Lost World” action-adventure
a precursor to Indiana Jones.
Three men set out to find the world's most fabulous treasure - if it even exists! On the way they must cross burning deserts and freezing mountains, face hostile tribes and overcome ancient superstitions, warring armies and witches' curses, as they search for lost diamonds and lost men. Or is it only a haunting legend that hurls them into danger after danger...


WEDNESDAY, June 20th @ 7pm: A Midsummer Night's Surprise

Our dear Faerie Maven has been called away on important flutterful matters tonight.  It is, after all, Midsummer Night!  Caledonia will fill in with some appropraite delights for the longest day of the year, and a night filled with bewitchment and magic.  Come see what Midsummer Mischeif Cale cooks up with stories, poems, and a few faery abductions!  Presented Live in Voice.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Azazel returns to Seanchai Library at 7 p.m.

Azazel, the Two-Centimetre Demon

George has his own private demon; a very powerful one, even if he is only two centimetres tall. The problem is, Azazel can’t use his powers on anything to help his master directly, so George calls on Azazel to do favours for his friends, like a former lover whose rich husband is too miserly to spend money on travel or a young man who needs a little help attracting women. 


 Unfortunately for his friends, George was kind enough to ask Azazel to help lend a claw...

IT'S UP ALREADY!

Part Four of BEGGAR'S DAY is already up on YOU Tube!  (Isn't Shandon amazing?!) 

CLICK HERE to enjoy it for the first time, or once again!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

MONDAY, June 18th @ 7pm: More from BEGGAR'S DAY

It's more high adventure in some low places, as Brushee, Cruith, Larry and the rest of the Questing Party push on through the Gray Goose Hills to discover what lies beyond -- things thought impossible back in Galaway.  Meanwhile, the evil Percy is embraced by his destiny, but not quite in the way he thinks.

Did you miss any of the previous sessions?  Catch up (or relive it) by visiting the Seanchai Library YOU Tube Channel ... CLICK HERE!

Learn more about author MJ McGalliard and his book, get the epublished-only version for yourself and read the parts Cale had to skip.  CLICK HERE!

SUNDAY, June 17th @ 2pm: TEA TIME with Jane Austen

TEA TIME celebrates Father's Day with more from Mansfield Park as Sir Thomas Bertram's return home - finding the young people (most of them) all entangled in loves both appropriate and inappropriate, and to find an improved Fanny. 

Interested in Jane Austen's work?  A closet Janeite?  Or a rabid one?  Then you will love this site ... CLICK HERE to visit JaneAusten.org and learn more about all of her works.

SUNDAY 17 June at 10am: Shandon and Cthulhu at Fruit Islands



Shandon Loring brings H.P. Lovecraft's "Cthulhu"  to the Underwater Theatre in Fruit Islands.  A dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. The nephew begins to learn why the study of the cult so fascinated his grandfather. Bit-by-bit he begins piecing together the dread implications of his grandfather's inquiries, and soon he takes on investigating the Cthulhu cult as a crusade of his own. As he pieces together the dreadful and disturbing reality of the situation, his own sanity begins to crumble. In the end, he passes the torch to his psychiatrist, who in turn hears Cthulhu's call.  Story in voice, 10 am, Fruit Islands Underwater Theatre.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 17 to 24 in Seanchai Library





WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."


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

Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m. - Beggars Day (Part 4) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. - Stories of Asimov's Azazel, the Two-Centimeter Demon with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. - Afternoon of the Elves (part 2) with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. - King Solomon's Mines (part 1) with Shandon Loring

Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower


Join us at these off-campus events too!

Sunday, June 17 at 10 a.m. - Shandon Loring and H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu in the Underwater Theatre at Fruit Islands

Sunday, June 24 at 6 p.m. - A Follow-Up with Dr. Seuss in MagicLand with Caledonia Skytower

All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In May and June we'll be asking for donations towards our home organization: Community Virtual Library!. 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.

Be sure and check out our Flickr group for great images of past story sessions.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

THURSDAY, June 14th @7pm: "The Vengeful Undead"

Undead is a collective name for beings that are deceased and yet behave as if alive, either with its own soul or with the soul of a malevolent creature (such as a demon). Undead may be incorporeal, such as ghosts, or corporeal, such as vampires and zombies. Undead are featured in the legends and mythologies of most cultures. In some cases, the undead, especially skeletons and zombies, are under the control of a necromancer. In other cases, such as zombies as depicted in film, the undead existence is passed on like a curse or disease.


Ambrose Bierce's The Death of Halpin Frayser, could not be properly considered zombie fiction, but the supernatural tales of Bierce and Poe would prove influential on later writers such as H. P. Lovecraft. Tonight, more Tales of the "less than passed." 
 
Presented live in Voice by Shandon Loring.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WEDNESDAY, June 13th @ 7pm: "Afternoon of the Elves" by Janet Taylor Lisle, Part I

Sure, Sara-Kate doesn't wear nice clothes and her hair is usually in tangles, but if she's as bad as everyone says, how could she take such good care of the elf village in her backyard?  She and Hillary spend hours fixing the tiny stick houses and the miniature ferris wheel so the elves won't move away.  But, as Hillary is drawn further into Sara-Kate's world, she learns there are other mysteries besides the elves.  Why doesn't anyone see Sara-Kate's mother? And why isn't anyone allowed in her house?  Part 1, story in voice. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

TUESDAY 12 June at 7pm: Return to the Bachelor Brothers B & B


Join Bear and Derry for a 2nd trip to the Bachelor Brothers B & B.  This charming book chronicles a year at the aforementioned B&B with enjoyable vignettes about the twin brothers who run the establishment, their pets Waffle (the cat) and Mrs. Rochester (the parrot), their friends and the many visitors who join them to rest, relax and read.  A winner of the Stephen Leacock Award for Humor.  

Sunday, June 10, 2012

MONDAY, June 11th at 7:00pm: BEGGAR'S DAY Continues!

Caledonia continues with Part Three of MJ McGalliard's delightful adventure mixing prophecy, humor, and a mythic quest.
The evil Percy is hot on the heels of the Questing Party with nothing particularly good on his scheming mind.  Meanwhile, his doppelganger cousin Eugene languishes back home in Galaway, but somehow he's not totally fulfilling the role of look-alike and John (the King's Servant) has his keen eye on him.  As the Brishee and the Questing Party approach the Gray Goose Hills, the danger increases.  Who will survive?  Who will be changed?

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Author and find out about his book.

Miss Parts One or Two? Want to catch up with Larry, Brishee, Cruith and the gang? CLICK HERE and visit our You Tube Channel to hear last week's session. Remember: it's a live presentation, so it has its imperfections.


June 10 to 17 at Seanchai Library


WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."


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

Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. - Tea with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m. - Beggars Day (part 3) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. - Return to the Bachelor Brothers Bed & Breakfast with Derry McMahon and Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. - Seedfolks (part 2) with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. - The Vengeful Undead with Shandon Loring

Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m. - Tea with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower


Join us at these off-campus events too!

Sunday, June 10 at 10 a.m. - Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist with Bear and Derry in Fruit Islands

Sunday, June 17 at 10 a.m. - Shandon Loring and H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu at Fruit Islands


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In May and June we'll be asking for donations towards our home organization: Community Virtual Library!. 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.

Be sure and check out our Flickr group for great images of past story sessions.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

SUNDAY, June 10th at 2pm: TEA TIME with Jane Austen

More Tea Time as we continue Mansfield Park, Austen's most sharp-edged social commentary. 

Young Fanny has found an advocate in the household of her Uncle.  But it is when things seem the most steady and predictable that upheavals ensue.  Come sit around the fire, downstairs in the Library, and share a cuppa as Mansfield Park continues.

Presented Live in Voice.

CLICK HERE to visit JaneAusten.org and find out about the Festival in Louisville next month, and more interesting bits and bobs about Miss Austen's work.

Friday, June 8, 2012

SUNDAY 10 June at 10am - Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist


Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist involves Mr. Holmes, Dr. Watson, a lovely music teacher, a rich man, a defrocked preacher, and several ruffians looking to make it rich quick.  Join Bear and Derry for this mystery.  Story in voice, 10am, Fruit Islands.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Thursday June 7th at 7pm: ZOMBIES!!


TONIGHT: True tale of Duppies and Zombies and Voodoo
from first hand experiences in Haiti and Jamaica.
"For by death is wrought great change, yet it hath happened that the veritable body without the spirit hath walked. And it is attested of those encountering who have lived to speak thereon, that a creature so raised up hath no natural affection, nor remembrance thereof, but only hate."

WEDNESDAY, June 6th @ 7pm: "SEEDFOLKS" by Paul Fleischman

A vacant lot, rat-infested and filled with garbage, looked like no place for a garden. Especially to a neighborhood of strangers where no one seems to care. Until one day, a young girl clears a small space and digs into the hard-packed soil to plant her precious bean seeds. Suddenly, the soil holds promise; To Curtis, who belives he can win back Lateesha's heart with a harvest of tomatoes; to Virgils dad, who sees a fortune to be made from growing lettuce. Story in voice.

MORE BEGGAR'S DAY!

More Joy from MJ McGalliard's delightful first novel. BEGGAR'S DAY ~ Part 2 is up on YOU Tube!

FForward to 5:45 to get to the beginning of the story, if you want to bypass the standard event intro.
http://www.youtube.com/user/SeanchaiLibrary

Monday, June 4, 2012

TUESDAY 5 June at 7pm: A Trip to the Bachelor Brothers B&B


Join Bear and Derry for a 2 episode trip to the Bachelor Brothers B & B.  This charming book chronicles a year at the aforementioned B&B with enjoyable vignettes about the twin brothers who run the establishment, their pets Waffle (the cat) and Mrs. Rochester (the parrot), their friends and the many visitors who join them to rest, relax and read.  A winner of the Stephen Leacock Award for Humor.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

MONDAY, June 4th @ 7pm: BEGGAR'S DAY Continues

Caledonia continues with Part Two of MJ McGalliard's funny and thougtful adventure that mixes prophecy, wit, and a mythic quest.

Prince Larry is of age to begin the traditional "Test of Kings" but he's keen to find a way to dodge it if he can.  Things are not working out as he hoped.  Now he is stuck as the servant to a smarty-pants slip of a girl on a mission by the King (his father) to find out what happened to Prince Monaghan, The Lost Artifact, and the Shield of Many Uses.  Can Larry's day get any worse?  Why yes! Yes it can!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Author and find out about his book.

Miss Part One (or part of it)?  Want to catch up with Larry, Brishee, Cruith and the gang?  CLICK HERE and visit our You Tube Channel to hear last week's session.  Remember:  it's a live presentation, so it has its imperfections, and you will here Cale pause, comment on, and even laugh at things happening during the session that cannot be seen in the video.  Come join the fun Monday  night if you want to see what those shenanigans are all about.  Enjoy!


June 3 to June 10 at Seanchai Library


WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."


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

Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m. - Beggars Day (part 2) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. - Bachelor Brothers Bed & Breakfast with Derry McMahon and Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. - Seedfolks (part 1) with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. - Zombies with Shandon Loring

Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austenand Caledonia Skytower


Join us at these off-campus events too!

Sunday, June 3 at 6 p.m. - More Tales of the Arabian Nights in MagicLand with Caledonia Skytower

All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In May and June we'll be asking for donations towards our home organization: Community Virtual Library!. 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.

Be sure and check out our Flickr group for great images of past story sessions.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

SUNDAY, June 3rd at 2pm: TEA TIME with Jane Austen

Caledonia continues her exploration of Austen with selections from on of the author's best known works, MANSFIELD PARK (1814).


Fanny Price is sensitive, shy, intelligent, virtuous, with a good sense of morals; and her status at Mansfield Park as a dependent poor relation only intensifies these traits. The story contains much social satire, targeted particularly at the two aunts. It is perhaps the most socially realistic Austen novel, with Fanny's family of origin, the Prices, coming from a much lower echelon of society than most Austen characters.

Presented Live In Voice.