Wednesday, October 31, 2012

THURSDAY, November 1st at 7pm: "NOCTURNES"


NOCTURNES
Dark, daring, utterly haunting tales of lost lovers, predatory demons, and vengeful ghosts.

from author John Connolly of Dublin, Ireland.
ISBN: 978-1416534600

WEDNESDAY, October 31st @ 8:30pm: "A NIght In The Lonesome October" Concludes

MORE ALL HALLOWS SPOOKY FUN!


The Moon is full and bright, and under it's bright glare the machinations of all the players are coming to fruition.  What will happend?  Who will open?  Who will close?  And who will be left standing when all the nights of the lonesome October are finished.

Find out in this special, late-night Halloween session with Gyro, Shandon, Caledonia and Kayden Oconnell.

Presented Live in Voice.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

WEDNESDAY, October 31st @ 7pm: "The Graveyard Book" and More!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!

Get your spook on and cozy up at the Library where Caledonia presents selections from Neil Gaiman's Newberry winning book about a human boy, Nobody Owens, growing up in a graveyard and being raised by the ghostly inhabitants therein.

In addition, hopefully, an original short story based on one of the Five Irish Haunts to be found on the Seanchai grounds during this most spookable of times.

Presented Live in Voice!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tuesday 30 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.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

MONDAY, October 29th at 7:00pm: "A Night In The Lonesome October" ~ Part 4

The rare full moon on halloween that signals either the "opening" or "closing" of a mystic gate.  The players are taking their sides, and some have already been "eliminated" from play - killed - and some who have been friends have parted.  Or have they?  Things are not always what they seem. The stakes increase with every hour, just as the moon grows.  What will happen next?

Written in a series of 32 short chapters: one for each day for the foreboding month of October. Boldly original and wildly entertaining, “A Night in the Lonesome October” is a darkly sparkling gem - an amalgam of horror, humor, mystery and fantasy that is exactly what one would expect from the bizarre and brilliant imagination of award-winning author Roger Zelazny.


Join Shandon Loring, Gyro Muggins, Caledonia Skytower and Faerie Maven as they continue the journey, live in Voice. Part 4 of 5.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Arsenic and Old Lace at Haunted Fruit Islands

Arsenic and Old Lace

 Joseph Kesserling’s Arsenic and Old Lace is billed as a dark comedy, but the energy and lighthearted atmosphere created by your favourite Seanchai storytellers is anything but dark. The setting of the play is the Brewster family home where the two aunts of Mortimer Brewster, a local theatre critic, live. Mortimer stumbles upon a dark family secret and the madness begins.

Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 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:

Monday, October 29 at 7 p.m. - More from A Night in the Lonesome October with Caledonia, Gyro and Faerie

Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. - Carnacki the Ghost Hunter with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, October 31 at 7 p.m. - Excerpts from The Graveyard Book with Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, October 31 at 8:30 p.m. - A Night in Lonesome October finale with Caledonia, Shandon, Kayden and Gyro

Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. - Irish Nocturnes with Shandon Loring


And join us for this off-campus event too!

Sunday, October 28 at 10 a.m. - Arsenic & Old Lace with the Seanchai Storytellers at Haunted Fruit Islands

Sunday, October 28 at 6 p.m. – Dare to be Scared!! at Magicland with Caledonia


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In July and August we'll be asking for donations toward the real world charity BreastCancer.org 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 27 October at 10am in Raglan - "The Legend of Sleepy 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 Bear Silvershade and Derry McMahon read this favorite fall tale aloud.

We'll be at Raglan Shire with the Tinies - but biggies are welcome too!!  LM to be sent before. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

FRIDAY, October 26th @ 8PM: "The Turn of the Screw" ~ Concludes

Tonight all will be revealed, or will it?

Critics over the century and more since The Turn of the Screw was published, cannot agree on exactly what the truth of this ghostly thriller is.  It's ambiguities are part of what make it one of the all time classic ghost stories.  Come along tonight for the conclusion, and draw a few of your own.

Interested in what others think?  Try these links .

Did you miss what happened in any of the previous nights?? Click on the tab above under the Seanchai Library Blog Header to read up on what happened the previous night.

Presented Live in Voice.



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

THURSDAY, October 25th @ 7PM: "The Turn of the Screw" ~ Part 3

We draw closer to the surprising conclusion with tonight's installment ...
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Originally published in 1898, it is a ghost story, regardless of what other labels have been applied to it over the years.
Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. However, others have argued that the true brilliance of the novella comes with its ability to create an intimate confusion and suspense for the reader.

Presented Live in Voice.






Tuesday, October 23, 2012

WEDNESDAY, October 24th @ 7pm: "The Turn of the Screw" ~ Part 3

The Haunting plot thickens.  Is the haunting real?  Or is the governess mad?

Did you miss what happened in Parts 1 & 2? Click on the tab above under the Seanchai Library Blog Header to read up on what happened the previous night.

The imagery of The Turn of the Screw is reminiscent of the gothic genre. The emphasis on old and mysterious buildings throughout the novella reinforces this motif. James also relates the amount of light present in various scenes to the strength of the supernatural or ghostly forces apparently at work. The governess refers directly to The Mysteries of Udolpho and indirectly to Jane Eyre, evoking a comparison of the governess not only to Jane Eyre's protagonist, but to Bertha, the madwoman confined in Thornfield.

Presented Live in Voice.



Monday, October 22, 2012

TUESDAY, October 23rd at 7:00pm: "The Turn of the Screw" ~ Part 2

Henry James' chilling classic continues tonight.

Did you miss what happened in Part 1?  Click on the tab above under the Seanchai Library Blog Header to read up on what happened the previous night.

Throughout his career James was attracted to the ghost story genre. However, he was not fond of literature's stereotypical ghosts, the old-fashioned 'screamers' and 'slashers'. Rather, he preferred to create ghosts that were eerie extensions of everyday reality—"the strange and sinister embroidered on the very type of the normal and easy," as he put it in the New York Edition preface to his final ghost story, "The Jolly Corner".

The Turn of the Screw is no exception to this formula. In fact, some have wondered if he didn't intend the "strange and sinister" to be embroidered only on the governess's mind and not on objective reality. The result has been a long-standing critical dispute about the reality of the ghosts and the sanity of the governess.

Presented live in Voice.




Sunday, October 21, 2012

MONDAY, October 22nd @ 7pm: "The Turn of the Screw" ~ Part 1

The Seanchai Library presents Henry James Classic Ghost Story as part of their One-Work-In-One-Week Project: The entire work will be presented inside of one week, Live in Voice.  It begins tonight.

 "The Turn of the Screw" is an intense psychological tale of terror. It is the story of a Governess who comes to live with and take care of two young children. The Governess loves her new position in charge of the young children, however she is soon disturbed when she begins to see ghosts. 

Find you can't make every session and hear the entire work?  No worries.  Check here as each daily post will have a summary of the previous night's story, so you can keep up.  There will also be a notecard giver in the Library so you can keep up in world as well if you wish.

Find out more about the life and works of Henry James (1843-1916)

Oct. 22 to 28 at Seanchai Library

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


And now for something completely different ... One-Work-in-One Week!

Seanchai Library is known for its diverse programming, presenting a variety of voices and a variety of literature weekly for more than four years. This week, Seanchai Library does something different: One work, in one week. And the chosen work is Henry James classic ghostly novella The Turn of the Screw at Seanchai Library on Imagination Island in Second Life.

A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the death of their parents. His life is in London and has interest in raising the children himself.

Miss a Night? No worries! Updates will be posted on the Seanchai blog so you can catch up!

Monday, October 22 through Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. and Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m.
And join us for this off-campus event too!

Sunday, October 28 at 10 a.m. – Arsenic & Old Lace with the Seanchai Storytellers at Haunted Fruit Islands

Sunday, October 28 at 6 p.m. – Dare to be Scared!! at Magicland with Caledonia


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In July and August we'll be asking for donations toward the real world charity BreastCancer.org 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.

Friday, October 19, 2012

BOOFest On Sunday, October 21st

It's back!  BOOFest 2012 will feature a gathering of virtual story presenters and authors at their spooky and scary best Sunday, October 21 from 9:30am to 5pm. 

For specific session and title details, as well as the most up to date schedule changes, visit the StoryFest Events Blog

~~ 9:45am – REAPER MAN by Terry Pratchett - Presented by Caledonia Skytower and Dubhna Rhiadra.
~~ 11:00am: THE WATER GHOST OF HARROWBY HALL by John Kendricks Bang - Presented by Queen Bluestar.
~~ 11:30am: THE MONKEY’S PAW by W. W. Jacobs - Presented by Kayden Oconnell.
~~ Noon: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE FREAKY IN 100 WORDS - Crap Mariner returns as The Prim Reaper!
~~ 12:30pm: NIGHTMARES with Hakeber Haber
~~ 1:30pm: THE CASE OF LADY SANNOX by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Presented by Corwyn Allen.
~~ 2:00pm: TALES with Lycanthia Wolfhunter
~~ 3:00pm: MICROFICTION with Brokali
~~ 3:30pm: TBA with Monday Jinx
~~ 4:00pm: UNWIND by Neil Shusterman - Selections presented by BigRedCoyote.
~~ 4:30pm: GHOSTS ON A BUMBOAT with Singh Albatross
All times SLT

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

THURSDAY, October 18th at 7pm: "NOCTURNES"


NOCTURNES
Dark, daring, utterly haunting tales of lost lovers, predatory demons, and vengeful ghosts.

from author John Connolly of Dublin, Ireland.
ISBN: 978-1416534600

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

WEDNESDAY, October 17th @ 7pm: "Which Witch?" Concludes

The grand finale tonight from Eva Ibbotson's delightful adventure of wizards, witches, spells, conjures, and the profound need to prove one's self in the eyes of others. See how little Belladonna fairs as the machinations and plots of others reach a climax as the witches competition heats up.

Presented Live in Voice by Faerie Maven.

Conclusion

Monday, October 15, 2012

Arsenic and Old Lace - 7 p.m. in Seanchai Library

Arsenic and Old Lace

 Joseph Kesserling’s Arsenic and Old Lace is billed as a dark comedy, but the energy and lighthearted atmosphere created by your favourite Seanchai storytellers is anything but dark. The setting of the play is the Brewster family home where the two aunts of Mortimer Brewster, a local theatre critic, live. Mortimer stumbles upon a dark family secret and the madness begins.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

MONDAY, October 15th at 7:00pm: More from "A Night in the Lonesome October"

As the "Death of the Moon" approaches, the players amass . . .  some known and some unknown.  Snuff works to find the pattern in it all, in preparation for the "Big Event."  Meanwhile, desperate and devious are the ways of some in the game ... find out who!
Written in a series of 32 short chapters: one for each day for the foreboding month of October. Boldly original and wildly entertaining, “A Night in the Lonesome October” is a darkly sparkling gem - an amalgam of horror, humor, mystery and fantasy that is exactly what one would expect from the bizarre and brilliant imagination of award-winning author Roger Zelazny.
Join Shandon Loring, Gyro Muggins, Caledonia Skytower and guests as they continue the journey, live in Voice. Part 3 of 4.



Oct. 14 to 21 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, October 14 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time on Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower

Monday, October 15 at 7 p.m. - Tales from A Night in the Lonesome October more selections with Caledonia, Gyro, Shandon and more

Tuesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. - Arsenic and Old Lace with Seanchai Library

Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. - Which Witch? with Faerie Maven

Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m. - Nocturnes from Ireland with Shandon Loring


And join us for this off-campus event too!

Sunday, October 14 at 6 p.m. – Ghosthunters & the Incredibly Revolting Ghost at Magicland with Caledonia

Friday, October 21 at 6:45 p.m. – BooFest!!  Great storytellers from around the grid will gather at Bran for haunting, ghouly, ghosty tales. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. All stories in voice. )


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In July and August we'll be asking for donations toward the real world charity BreastCancer.org 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, October 13, 2012

SUNDAY, October 14th @ 2pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street

The last adventure in this series  from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Master Detective, Sherlock Holmes.  THIS WEEK: "The Copper Beeches." Grab a cuppa and a smackerel of something and join Caledonia in the lower level of the library for mystery and intrigue! 

Violet Hunter visits Holmes, asking whether she should accept a job as governess; a job with very strange conditions. She is enticed by the phenomenal salary which, as originally offered, is £100 a year, later increased to £120 when Miss Hunter baulks at having to cut her long hair short (Her previous position paid £48 per year). This is only one of many peculiar provisos to which she must agree. The employer, Jephro Rucastle, seems pleasant enough, yet Miss Hunter obviously has her suspicions.

Presented Live in Voice.

NOTE:  This completes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  TEA TIME will be going on hiatus from now through the end of the year.  Drop Caledonia a line if you are interested in TEA TIME in the new year and suggest a series for it.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

SATURDAY 27 at 10am in RaglanShire - "The Legend of Sleepy 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 Bear Silvershade and Derry McMahon read this favorite fall tale aloud.

We'll be at Raglan Shire with the Tinies - but biggies are welcome too!!  LM to be sent before. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

THURSDAY, October 11th at 7pm: "NOCTURNES"


NOCTURNES
Dark, daring, utterly haunting tales of lost lovers, predatory demons, and vengeful ghosts.

from author John Connolly of Dublin, Ireland.
ISBN: 978-1416534600

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

WEDNESDAY, October 10th at 7:00pm: WHICH WITCH?

More tonight from Eva Ibbotson's delightful adventure of wizards, witches, spells, conjures, and the profound need to prove one's self in the eyes of others.  Oh the pressure of it all!  See how little Belladonna fairs as the adventure continues.

Presented Live in Voice by Faerie Maven.

Part 2 of 3

Monday, October 8, 2012

7 p.m. on Oct. 9: Which Witch with Faerie Maven

Bear has had to cancel this evening, so in his place, we present Faerie Maven with the first part of her story, Which Witch?
When Arriman the Awful, the handsome wizard of the North, announces a contest to choose his bride, every witch in town is a flutter. The meanest, most powerful witch will wed the wizard. But little Belladonna is dismayed, because as hard as she tries, her spells conjure up begonias and baby birds, and not a single viper or bloodshot eyeball. She just has to do something seriously sinister in time for the contest.

Author Eva Ibbotson’s delightful tale presented Live in Voice by Faerie Maven.

Learn more about the Author at Fantastic Fiction

Part 1 of 2

Sunday, October 7, 2012

MONDAY, October 8th @ 7pm: "The Night in the Lonesome October" Continues

The Gates are about to open.  Some have come to open them, and some to close them.  Snuff the Watchdog views the emerging drama aloong with the other familiars of the Elder God's, as the great event draws nearer.
Written in a series of 32 short chapters: one for each day for the foreboding month of October. Boldly original and wildly entertaining, “A Night in the Lonesome October” is a darkly sparkling gem - an amalgam of horror, humor, mystery and fantasy that is exactly what one would expect from the bizarre and brilliant imagination of award-winning author Roger Zelazny.
Join Shandon Loring, Gyro Muggins, Caledonia Skytower and guests as they begin the journey, live in Voice. Part 2 of 4.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

SUNDAY, October 7th @ 2:00pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street

More adventures with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Master Detective, Sherlock Holmes. THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet." Grab a cuppa and a smackerel of something and join Caledonia in the lower level of the library for mystery and intrigue!

A banker, Mr. Alexander Holder of Streatham makes a loan of £50,000 to a socially prominent client, who leaves the Beryl Coronet — one of the most valuable public possessions in existence — as collateral. Holder feels that he must not leave this rare and precious piece of jewellery in his personal safe at the bank, and so he takes it home with him to lock it up there. He is awakened in the night by a noise, enters his dressing room, and is horrified to see his son Arthur with the coronet in his hands, apparently trying to bend it. Holder's niece Mary comes at the sound of all the shouting and, seeing the damaged coronet, faints dead away. Three beryls are missing from it. In a panic, Mr. Holder travels to see Holmes, who agrees to take the case.
Presented Live in Voice.

SUNDAY 7 October at 10 a.m. - Spooky Tales at Haunted Fruit Islands


Join Derry McMahon and Bear Silvershade for the "The Spectre Bridegroom" by Washington Irving, Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" and more spooky tales! Stories in voice, 10 a.m, at the great Haunted Fruit Islands!

This week at Seanchai: Oct. 7 to 14

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, October 7 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time on Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower

Monday, October 8 at 7 p.m. - A Night in the Lonesome October with Caledonia, Gyro, Shandon and guests

Tuesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. - Things That Go Bump in the Night with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. - Which Witch? with Faerie Maven

Thursday, October 11 at 7 p.m. - Nocturnes from Ireland with Shandon Loring

Sunday, October 14 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time on Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower



And join us for this off-campus event too!

Sunday, October 7 at 10 a.m. – The Spectre Bridegroom, Cask of Amontillado and more spooky stories with Derry and Bear at Haunted Fruit Islands

Friday, October 12 at 6:45 p.m. – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Derry and Bear at the Breedables Fright Night (LM to be sent out that day)

Sunday, October 14 at 6 p.m. – Ghosthunters & The Incredibly Revolting Ghost at Magicland with Caledonia



All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In July and August we'll be asking for donations toward the real world charity BreastCancer.org 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.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

THURSDAY, October 4th at 7pm: "NOCTURNES"


NOCTURNES
Dark, daring, utterly haunting tales of lost lovers, predatory demons, and vengeful ghosts.

from author John Connolly of Dublin, Ireland.
ISBN: 978-1416534600

Tonight:
Mr. Pettinger's Demon
The Inn at Shillingford

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

WEDNESDAY, October 3rd at 7pm: Petty Magic!

Author Camille DeAngelis weaves a captivating tale of adventure and timeless romance, blending World War II heroics with witchcraft and wit, conjuring a fabulously rich world where beldames and mortal men dare to fall in love. (Selections) 

Evelyn Harbinger sees nothing wrong with a one-night stand. At one hundred and forty nine years old, Eve may look like she bakes oatmeal cookies in the afternoon and dozes in her rocking chair in the evenings, but once the gray hair and wrinkles are traded for jet-black tresses and porcelain skin, she can still turn heads as the beautiful girl she once was. Can’t fault a girl for having a little fun, can you?


Caledonia shares selections from this delightful and witty take on craft and romance.  Be careful!  You never know who will become bewitched! "Bewitched!" you scoff, "HA!"  Well don't be so sure: this book may be by an Amaerican author, but it was penned in Galway, and we know how pungent the Celtic influence can be!

Learn more about author Camille DeAngelis

Monday, October 1, 2012

TUESDAY 2 October at 7pm: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" with Bear and Derry

Join Bear and Derry for Washington Irving's autumnal favorite "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" also known as "The Headless Horseman".  We'll retell the tale of Icabod Crane, Brom Bones and the Headless Hessian. Story in voice, to send shivers down your spine, from the bucolic place of Tarrytown.