Saturday, December 28, 2013

MONDAY December 30th at 7pm: THE PLANETS ~ CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION

We challenged Gyro to dig deep in his vast Science Fiction Library and come up with a story for every planet in our Solar System.  He did it!  The magical tour continues . . .


TONIGHT: "DESERTION"
Why would every man sent to Jupiter in a modified Jovian form forsake contact with Earth and wander off into the hellish maelstrom?
Kent Fowler is the head of Dome 3 which is part of the Jovian Survey Commission. Already he has sent four men out on to the surface of Jupiter and a fifth man, Harold Allen, stood in front of him. Fowler warns Allen of the importance of the mission and not to go on any rescue mission. The hostile environment of Jupiter doesn't permit humans to walk its surface and so a biological converter is used to transform humans into Lopers, the highest form of native life. In the Loper form, he is able to use one hundred percent of his brain. He compared his old life, and its limitations with his new form and feels a higher call of destiny, a greatness of adventure.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

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

 CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GREAT STORIES!

Holiday Note: Because of where New Years falls in the middle of the week,our schedule will be a little thin again this week.  No worries! We will be back in full swing after the New Year, including the return of Sunday Tea Time and the fixing of "Three for Thursday" as a regular part of our schedule.  Happy Holidays to one and all from all of us at Seanchai

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

Monday, December 30th at 7 p.m. - THE PLANETS -  Science Fiction Short Stories with Gyro Muggins
 
Tuesday, December 31st at - DARK

Wednesday, January 1st at  -  DARK (though you never know what might pop up!)
 
Thursday, January 2nd at  7 p.m. - EARLY ADVENTURES OF FINN McCOOL with Shandon Loring
       


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our November - December featured charity, Reading Is Fundamental (www.rif.org)  We will be announcing our Jan-Feb featured charity shortly.  Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

THURSDAY, December 26th at 7:00PM: SKATING PARTY!

Join Cale fireside down by the Seanchai skating pond for for stories of grace, gliding, and crashing.  Then be ready to dash out onto the ice (skates provided) for a good time sailing over the ice to the strains of Frank Snownatra!

Steaming hot cocoa provided! Stories live in voice.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


The best of holidays to you and yours from the Seanchai Library Staff (seen and unseen).  May 2014 be filled with possibilities for adventure, and new stories to be told. ~ Slainte'

Pictured above from L to R: Kayden Oconnell, Derry McMahon, Gyro Muggins, Shandon Loring (a la tortoise) and Caledonia Skytower.  Not shown: Herndon Bluebird, Bear Silvershade, Dubhna Rhiadra, Faerie Maven-Pralou, Gina Pralou-Maven, Corwyn Allen, Crap Mariner, and Finn Zeddmore.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

MONDAY, December 23rd @ 7pm: THE NIGHT BEFORE, THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

The Seanchai Library Staff gets together for their traditional feast of holiday stories, including tributes to C. Clement Moore's immortal "visitation" poem:  Shandon, Derry, Caledonia, Kayden, and Gyro.  Essays and fictional fancies new and old, and a visit by the Grinch! 

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
Live in voice.

Many Thanks from WATER FOR PEOPLE!

These letters are sweet - here's another one from our September-October featured charity.  It's all the sweeter because this modest effort is not just about one person or even one, or two.  It is about many people sharing their mutual love of stories.

So this belongs to all of us!  Staff, Guests . . . Thank you one and all!


Friday, December 20, 2013

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

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

 CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GREAT STORIES!

Holiday Note: Because of where Christmas falls in the middle of the week,our schedule will be a little thin for the next two weeks, as our staff spend much well-deserved time with family and friends.  But do not despair!  We will be back in full swing after the New year, including the return of Sunday Tea Time and the fixing of "Three for Thursday" as a regular part of our schedule.  Happy Holidays to one and all from all of us at Seanchai

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

Monday, December 23rd at 7 p.m. - The Night Before, the Night Before Christmas with The Seanchai Library Staff
 
Tuesday, December 24th at - DARK

Wednesday, December 25th at  -  DARK
 
Thursday, December 26th at  7 p.m. - Something from Caledonia ... it is a Surprise! 
Also check out the many doings this week at The Dickens Project
                      


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our November - December featured charity, Reading Is Fundamental (www.rif.org)  Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

THURSDAY, December 19th at 7:00pm: Duel In The Snow (basis of the movie A Christmas Story)

DUEL IN THE SNOW
(RED RYDER NAILS THE CLEVELAND STREET KID)
 In 1983, a low-budget film titled A Christmas Story was released during the holiday season

with little fanfare written for the screen by the humorist and radio personality Jean Shepherd, it offered an affectionate but also slyly satirical portrait of a midwestern family's rites of Christmas during the Depression. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY, December 18th at 7PM: CHRISTMAS IN THE CLASSICS

Caledonia digs deep into her library and Project Gutenberg to find moments from classic bits of literature where Christmas is memorably celebrated.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, and who knows?  Maybe more!  Maaaybe, even a visit from the great green one himself!  The Grinch! Take a stroll though public domain and the holidays ... mulled wine provided. 

Live in Voice.

Monday, December 16, 2013

TUESDAY, December 17th at 7PM: A FAERIE CHRISTMAS!

'Tis the season for flights of fancy, and who knows more about flight and fancy than our own Faerie!  She's decking out fro the Holidays and collecting stories to share.  Enjoy an hour of stories with the fluttery-winged one herself, celebrating the holidays!

Faerie Maven-Pralou live in voice.

MONDAY, December 16th at 7PM: VIEWS OF CHRISTMAS IN 100 WORDS

We know it looks like this now, but . . .
What would the holiday season be without a few sleighs on fire?  It would be a holiday without the wry, and sometimes slightly bent insights of Crap Mariner!  Where would the fun be in that?  He keeps us honest!
. . . what will it look like once Crap's done?

He made a vow ... 100 words a day until the day he died - INCLUDING holidays!  He's not dead yet.  Come and enjoy an hour of Crap Mariner viewing the holidays from every ludicrous view, banging them on his desk, and standing them back up - slightly rumpled and somewhat recognizable.

Presented live in voice.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

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

 CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GREAT STORIES!

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

Monday, December 16th at 7 p.m. - Views of Christmas in 100 Words with Crap Mariner
 
Tuesday, December 17th at 7 p.m. - A Faerie Christmas  with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, December 18th at 7 p.m. -  Christmas in the Classics with Caledonia Skytower
 

 Thursday, December 19th at  7 p.m. - Duel in the Snow ("You'll put your eye out!")  -  with Shandon Loring 

Also check out the many doings this week at The Dickens Project
                      


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our November - December featured charity, Reading Is Fundamental (www.rif.org)  Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

THURSDAY, December 12th at 7:00pm: An Irish Country Christmas

Barry Laverty, MD, is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo. Along with his senior partner, Dr. O'Reilly, they have their hands full dealing with seasonal coughs and colds, and bringing tidings of comfort and joy to their patients and the town. They even find time to play Santa Claus to a struggling single mother with a sick child and not enough money in the bank. Snow is rare in Ulster, and so are miracles, but that doesn't mean they never happen!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

THURSDAY, December 12th at 4pm: CAT TALES!

Dubhna and Caledonia fluff their tails and groom their ears for an hour of great "felinious" tales for the season, including one of Cale's very own takes on a traditional holiday legend involving a very special cat.

Presented live in voice.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

WEDNESDAY, December 11th at 7pm: SIMPLE MIRACLES OF CHRISTMAS

In this season of "giving" we are bombarded with images and adds of excess - so called "bargains" and "savings" designs to entice us to "spend! spend! spend!"

Tonight, Caledonia shares stories from around the world of simplicity, ingenuity and faith to counter the "wretched excesses" of our times, where "stuff" masks the true meaning of the season.
Presented Live in voice.

Monday, December 9, 2013

TUESDAY, December 10th at 7PM: More from TREASURE AT THE HEART OF THE TANGLEWOOD

Faerie continues Hannah's adventure in the Tanglewood.  Talking animals, strange mystical experiences. What does Hannah find out as she makes the long journey back to where she first grew, and discovers her true story?  What has she learned along the way?

Faerie Maven-Pralou, live in Voice.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

MONDAY December 9th at 7pm: THE PLANETS ~ CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION

Gyro continues with selections from his amazing library of classic Science Fiction, emerging with more jewels to share.

TONIGHT: The Asteroids
"I'll Build Your Dream Castle"

A frustrated architect finds the ultimate way of building whatever his clients wish.


Live in Voice. 


THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

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

 CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GREAT STORIES!

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

Monday, December 9th at 7 p.m. - The Planets ~ Science Fiction Short Stories with Gyro Muggins
 
Tuesday, December 10th at 7 p.m. - Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood  with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Tuesday, December 11th at 7 p.m. -  Simple Miracles of Christmas with Caledonia Skytower
 

 Thursday, December 12th at 4 p.m. - Cat Tales -  with Dubhna Rhiadra & Caledonia Skytower
 
                              at 7 p.m. - An Irish Country Christmas  -  with Shandon Loring 

                              at 9 p.m. - Seanchai Late Night  


And Join Us for these Outreach events:

Sunday, December 8th at 6 p.m. - MAGICLAND STORYTIME: "Christmas Tales" with Caledonia Skytower


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our November - December featured charity, Reading Is Fundamental (www.rif.org)  Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

THURSDAY, December 5th at 7:00pm: CHRISTMAS GHOSTS - A Collection of Spooky Tales for a Winter's Eve

CHRISTMAS GHOSTS: A Collection of Spooky Tales for a Winter's Eve

"Scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmas' long long ago."


Dylan Higgins, Algernon Blackwood,
Jerome K. Jerome, Bret Harte

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

THURSDAY, December 5th at 4:00PM: More FIRST NATION TALES

Dubhna Rhiadra and Caledonia Skytower gather in downstairs by the fireplace to share tales from their vast collections of First Nation Tales: Origin Tales, Ravens, Coyotes, and other mischief makers.

Live in voice.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY, December 4th at 7:00PM: BEGGAR'S DAY is back!

Caledonia takes us back to the adventure we were introduced to in June of 2012 just as author MJ McGalliard prepares to release it in print form (has previously only been for kindle).

Does Brishee, the former slave, succeed in her quest? Does the evil brother-in-law Percy kill to gain the crown? Does lazy Prince Larry fail his Test of Kings? Does Cruith eat all of King Willy's chickens?  Find out as we revisit this delightful debut adventure from the imaginative mind of M.J. McGalliard.

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

TUESDAY, December 3rd at 7:00PM: TREASURE AT THE HEART OF THE TANGLEWOOD Continues!

Faerie is back on Tuesday, continuing down Hannah's path of self-discovery -  surrounded by the wise and the willful; the two-legged, four-legged, the furry and the not so furred.  What does she find out as she makes the long journey back to where she first grew, and learns her true story?

Live in Voice.

Monday, December 2, 2013

MONDAY, December 2nd at 7PM: THE PLANETS - Science Fiction Short Stories

Gyro continues with selections from his amazing library of classic Science Fiction, taking us on a magical mystery tour of the galaxy.

TONIGHT: The Planet Mars. "A Martian Odyssey"
A downed astronaut teams with a friendly but inexplicable Martian as he makes his way
back to the main landing site.

Presented Live in Voice.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

MONDAY, December 2nd at 7PM: THE PLANETS - Science Fiction Short Stories

Gyro continues with selections from his amazing library of classic Science Fiction, taking us on a magical mystery tour of the galaxy.

TONIGHT: The Planet Mars. "A Martian Odyssey" 
A downed astronaut teams with a friendly but inexplicable Martian as he makes his way 
back to the main landing site.

Presented Live in Voice.