Friday, October 30, 2015

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________


Welcome to
Seanchai Libraries - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  





Sunday, November 1st, at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker: THE VALLEY OF FEAR Continues  (Part 5 of 6)

Monday, November 2ndat 7 pm   Harry Harrison's ONE STEP FROM EARTH  with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, November 3rd, at 7 pm  Robert Beatty's SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK Concludes with Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, November 4th, at 7 pm  THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ROALD DAHL ("The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar" & More) with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Thursday, November 5th, at 7 pm - BANFENNID - The Women of Celtic Myth & Legend (from author Jennifer Heath "On The Edge of Dream") with Shandon Loring

Saturday, November 7th at NOON @ SEANCHAI K: STAR WARS SATURDAY!   with Shandon and Caledonia Conclude "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker" ~   (grid.kitely.com:8002/Spaceworld)   

Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity.  Our October - December featured charity is Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the United States, and reaches 4.4 million children annually, in all 50 states, and distributes 1.6 million books.  
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. 

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, October 29, 2015

FRIDAY, October 30th at 4PM: THE GOBLIN MARKET & Other Tales


Dubhna and Caledonia make a visit to the "Bat Cave" at SL Goth Magazine's "The Truth About Bats and Avies" Festival, benefiting Bat World Sanctuary.

Stop in to hear Christina Rosetti's The Goblin Market, and other spook-a-licious musings as you get yourself ready for the big day ... October 31st!

Dubhna Rhiadra & Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snow%20Crash/48/55/22

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

THURSDAY OCTOBER 29th at 7pm: THE ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN


ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN STORIES
Halloween: The word itself instantly conjures up images of costumed trick-or-treaters, ghosts and ghouls rising from their graves. In the grand tradition of the works of Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Anne Rice, tonight's book "The Ultimate Halloween" gathers together a collection of new and old, unique and terrifying fantasy and horror stories centering around the holiday known as All Hallows Eve.

Editor: Marvin Kaye
Book: THE ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN
ISBNs: 978-0743423960

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY and in INWORLDZ
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai


FOLLOWED BY SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT AT 9:00PM
ALL SOULS
by Edith Wharton
A thin moon faints in the sky o’erhead,
And dumb in the churchyard lie the dead.
Walk we not, Sweet, by garden ways,
Where the late rose hangs and the phlox delays,
But forth of the gate and down the road,
Past the church and the yews, to their dim abode.
For it’s turn of the year and All Souls’ night,
When the dead can hear and the dead have sight.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

WEDNESDAY, October 28th at 7PM: SERAFINA & THE BLACK CLOAK Continues

“Our character isn’t defined 
by the battles we win or lose, 
but by the battles we dare to fight.” 

Serafina goes to battle this week, as she leads the Man in the Black Cloak into her territory to unmask the evil behind his deeds, and reveal his identity.

Caledonia continues Robert Beatty's award-winning debut novel this week, live in voice.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Monday, October 26, 2015

TUESDAY, October 27th at 7 PM: CORWYN'S BAG

All Hallows is almost here, and the time is right for treats!  Corwyn Allen has a bag full of classic tales just right for the season:   such luminaries as H.P. Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany, and Robert W. Chambers. Come and find out what treats are in CORWYN'S BAG, live in voice.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Sunday, October 25, 2015

MONDAY, October 26th at 7 pm: A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER Concludes.

The time has come ... the BIG NIGHT where all the Players will gather: Closers, Openers, and those whose loyalties remain dubious.  They will all gather at the top of the hill called "Dog's Nest" to decide the fate of the world - again.

But there is still time for a surprise or two before the moon reaches mid-heaven in the conclusion of Roger Zelazny's A Night In The Lonesome October.

Gyro Muggins, Faerie Maven-Pralou, Kayden  Oconnell, Trolley trollop, and Caledonia Skytower live, in voice.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Saturday, October 24, 2015

SUNDAY, October 25th at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME with Neil

Neil Gaiman by mizzy chan from deviantart.com
We had more story than hour last week, at Tea Time.  We are afraid our friend Neil Gaiman got short-sheeted, and NO ONE should go about short-sheeted at THIS time of year. After all, some municipalities have rules about such things, and being incarcerated because your sheet is too short on a October Sunday afternoon is something we wouldn't wish on anyone, much less an accomplished writer that we admire.

So, John and Cale will gather that the hearth side again - cupcakes and toffee apples at the ready - to delve once more into Gaiman's Fragile Things. Selections might include: "The Hidden Chamber", The Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire," and just possibly "Fifteen Painted Cards from a Vampire Tarot."

John Morland and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

Friday, October 23, 2015

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries



We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________


It's one of the greatest weeks in the storytelling year at Seanchai Libraries - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  



Saturday, October 24th at 2pm @ SEANCHAI InWorldz : Seanchai Library appears at the IW Fall Festival with a selection from THE GRAVEYARD BOOK with Shandon and Caledonia ~ (https://inworldz/region/InWorldz Events A 134,135,22)   

Sunday, October 25th at: 

~ 1:30 pm - TEA TIME with Neil.  The "Neil" in question is Gaiman, and since we didn't get to all his stories last week, we are picking up where we left off.  John and Caledonia share spooky stories in the Seanchai Fireside Room.

~ 6 pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME:  More from "Seraphina & The Black Cloak" - Robert Beatty's debut adventure, presented by Caledonia Skytower at Magicland's Golden Horseshoe.  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

Monday, October 26that 7 pm   A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER  Concludes - share "The Big Night " with Faerie, Gyro, Kayden, Trolley and Caledonia as the wrap up Roger Zelazny's Adventure.

Tuesday, October 27th, at 7 pm  Corwyn Allen has a bag full of classic tales just right for the season, come and find out what's in CORWYN'S BAG

Wednesday, October 28th, at 7 pm  Robert Beatty's SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK Continues with Caledonia Skytower 


Thursday, October 29th, 
   ~ at 7 pm - ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN STORIES with Shandon Loring
   ~ at 9 pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT more thrilling tales with Shandon!

Friday, October 30th, at 4 pm - THE GOBLIN MARKET & More as Dubhna and Caledonia visit the bat cave at SL Goth Magazine's "The Truth About Bats and Avies" Festival.   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snow%20Crash/48/7/22

It is the final week for ...

The GOOD READS HUNT.  In addition to finding the gift box on our sim, you can hunt for cool things in a host of other sims for fun and inventory expansion.  To get started, visit the Good Reads starting point at Literature Alive!/Desi's Gifts and Prints.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dakiels%20Dream/47/180/2002

On our own parcel, check out our Five Irish Haunts ...The Haunt Panels have been updated with new images and information, so it is worth taking a few moments and rediscovering them. Who knows?  There just might be surprises hidden in those wee spinning spheres as well!

Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because "life" is that thing that happens when you have virtual plans.  
                _____________________________________________________

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity.  Our October - December featured charity is Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the United States, and reaches 4.4 million children annually, in all 50 states, and distributes 1.6 million books.  
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. 

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

THURSDAY OCTOBER 22nd at 7pm & 9pm: THE VAMPYRE & THE GRAVEYARD BOOK


THE VAMPYRE
Their skin deathly pale, their nails curved like claws, their fangs sharpened for the attack, they are gathered fior the kill, and for the chill, tonight at The Seanchai Library.

Tonights story 'The Vampyre' written in 1816 by John Polidori is the proto-vampire story that formed the structure for all following vampire stories including Le Fanu's 'Carmilla' and Stoker's 'Dracula'. Pre-dating even Joss Whedon's seminal work.

Author: John Polidori
Book: The Vampyre
ISBNs: 978-0852632444
story available in text at: http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/96/the-vampyre/1648/extract-of-a-letter-from-geneva/


PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY and in INWORLDZ
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28


AND AT 9:00 Caledonia represents Seanchai Library at:
LATE NIGHT SPECIAL: Caledonia at the SL Goth's "Bats & Avies" Festival with a selection from Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book", live in voice.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snow%20Crash/52/54/22




Tuesday, October 20, 2015

WEDNESDAY, October 21st at 7 pm: SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK Continues

Caledonia presents more from author Robert Beatty's debut novel, set in and around the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina around the turn of the 19th Century into the 20th.

This week: Serafina enters the forest, forbidden to her by her father for as long as she can remember.



“Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, both dark and bright, and they will ensnare your soul.” 

Now she is there, and now she is compelled to find out the mystery of who she is and where she came from.


Presented live in voice.  
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Monday, October 19, 2015

TUESDAY, October 20th at 7 pm: THE UPPER BERTH

Illustraion by scifijackrabbit from deviantart
Set sail with Trolley tonight as she charts a course through one of the great classics of horror fiction. Francis Marion Crawford's THE UPPER BERTH is considered among the preeminent ghost stories of all time.  

Every now and again, the smell sea water permeates the air, as if the cabin had been flooded and never properly repaired. The porthole opens repeatedly in the night with no conceivable reason. And the last few passengers who have slept in the upper berth have run through the ship like men possessed to throw themselves into the ocean. Mr. Brisbane, resident of the lower berth, and the ship's captain wait up all night to get to the bottom of the mystery... and neither will ever sail on that boat again.

Crawford was an American writer noted for his many novels, especially those set in Italy, and for his classic weird and fantastic stories.

Presented live in voice.  
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Sunday, October 18, 2015

MONDAY, October 19th at 7 pm: A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER Continues

The Lonesome October Crew continue their journey through Roger Zelazny's month-spanning fantasy adventure: Faerie Maven-Pralou, Gyro Muggins, Kayden Oconnell, Trolley Trollop, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.


Zelazny (1937-1995) was an American poet and writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels, best known for The Chronicles of Amber. He won the Nebula award three times (out of 14 nominations) and the Hugo award six times (also out of 14 nominations), including two Hugos for novels: the serialized novel ...And Call Me Conrad (1965; subsequently published under the title This Immortal, 1966) and then the novel Lord of Light (1967).

Author George R.R. Martin penned this moving tribute to Zelazny.

Presented live in voice.  
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28


Saturday, October 17, 2015

SUNDAY, October 18th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Neil and Friend

It is no secret: we at Seanchai Library love Neil Gaiman.  It is equally no mystery that when someone offers to present any work by Ray Bradbury, we begin to tingle.

Imagine, these two together - two creative masters together, for tea.  It is possible they had tea once.  They knew each other, and the respect of one for the other can be read in every line of Gaiman's The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury. If you scroll down in the hyperlinked article, to the "about" article, you'll see that he sent the story to Mr. Bradbury for his 91st Birthday. So, who knows ?



BUT those are not the stories we have today.  Imagine Neil and Ray did have tea together, feet to a roaring fire where they cozily swapped ghostly tales of spooky doings: Bradbury's with impeccable form and biting impact; Gaiman's with a deceptive humor and irony that masks tremendous power.


John and Caledonia gather at the Seanchai Fireside room to share stories of Ray, Neil, and the season: October Game, Heavy Set (Bradbury) and "October in the Chair" by Gaiman ... if time and enthusiasm permits, we'll add in Neil's Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire.

As always, presented live in voice.  
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Friday, October 16, 2015

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________


It's another great week at Seanchai Libraries - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  









Saturday, October 17th at NOON @ SEANCHAI InWorldz : THE FETCH: And Other Apparition Tales with Shandon and Caledonia ~ (https://inworldz/region/Delphi/176/72/36)   

Sunday, October 18th at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME with Neil and Friend.  The "Neil" in question is Gaiman, and his friend is Ray Bradbury.  John and Caledonia share spooky ghost stories by these authors in the Seanchai Fireside Room.

Monday, October 19that 7 pm   A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER  Continues with members of the Seanchai Staff

Tuesday, October 20th, at 7 pm  F. Marion Crawford's THE UPPER BERTH with Trolley Trollop

Wednesday, October 21st, at 7 pm  Robert Beatty's SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK Continues with Caledonia Skytower 

Thursday, 
October 22nd, 
   ~ at 7 pm - GHOST STORIES with Shandon Loring
   ~ at 9 pm - LATE NIGHT SPECIAL: Caledonia at the SL Goth Festival with a selection from "The Graveyard Book" http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snow%20Crash/52/54/22

Continuing All Month ...
The GOOD READS HUNT.  In addition to finding the gift box on our sim, you can hunt for cool things in a host of other sims for fun and inventory expansion.  To get started, visit the Good Reads starting point at Literature Alive!/Desi's Gifts and Prints.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dakiels%20Dream/47/180/2002


On our own parcel, check out our Five Irish Haunts ...The Haunt Panels have been updated with new images and information, so it is worth taking a few moments and rediscovering them. Who knows?  There just might be surprises hidden in those wee spinning spheres as well!

Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because "life" is that thing that happens when you have virtual plans.  
                _____________________________________________________

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity.  Our October - December featured charity is Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the United States, and reaches 4.4 million children annually, in all 50 states, and distributes 1.6 million books.  
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. 

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, October 15, 2015

THURSDAY, October 15th at 7 & 9pm: TWICE AS MANY GHOST STORIES!

Our Chief Storyteller, Shandon Loring, Loooooveeess a good ghost story.  Tonight he presents two sessions of spectral tales.

WARNING: if you are an impressionable soul, these might be a little much for you, BUT IF you enjoy a good thrilling tale as well, this delight awaits you.

At 7pm  ~ INVISIBLE FOOTSTEPS: From the eerie sound of an unseen child's laughter to mysterious moving bloodstain, tonight we offer ghosts to haunt your imagination... long after the story has ended.

At 9pm ~ Shandon haunts SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with more apparitions and tales from the other side.

Both sessions, as always, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

WEDNESDAY, October 14th at 7pm: SERAFINA and THE BLACK CLOAK Continues

Caledonia continues Robert Beatty's debut novel of Serafina, a 12 year old girl who lives apart and is not quite like other girls.  She longs to understand where she came from, who she really is, and why she and her Pa live secretly in the basement of the Biltmore Estate.

Her journey of discovery leads to the solving of another mystery: why are children disappearing from the Biltmore?  Who is taking them and why?  Can Serafina save them?

More from this award-winning book tonight, live in voice.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Monday, October 12, 2015

TUESDAY, October 13th at 7 pm; THE GHOST OF WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS

Burroughs was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century".  His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. Burroughs wrote eighteen novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences. He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances in films. His shade appears at Seanchai Library, tonight.

The Virtual Ghost of William S. Burroughs, live in voice.
(Hey!  it's the spooky season.  What do you expect?)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

MONDAY, October 12th at 7pm: A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER Continues

Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and his "Creation," Jack the Ripper, Holmes & Watson, a werewolf, a witch and more.  All wrapped up in an exciting race to save the world, or destroy it.

Join us as our presentation of Roger Zelazny's A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER continues this week.

Gyro Muggins, Trolley Trollop, Kayden Oconnell, Faerie Maven-Pralou and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Saturday, October 10, 2015

SUNDAY, October 11th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

The Tea Time Crew continues their journey Sherlock Holmes into THE VALLEY OF FEAR.

This week we learn more about the legendary valley of fear - referring to a rough mining community in the United States.  We will learn of Young Jack McMurdo, who gains a reputation as a tough counterfeiter and Freemen Lodge member on the lam from murder charges in Chicago. In the Vermissa Valley coal mining area, McGinty rules Scowrers, the local Lodge 341 who extort, murder, and exchange vicious deeds with nearby Lodges, and whose brand is a circle inside a square. 


Join Kayden, John, and Caledonia in the Fireside Room as they continue with Part four of this six part presentation, live in voice.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________


It's another great week at Seanchai Libraries - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  







Saturday, October 10th at NOON @ SEANCHAI K: STAR WARS SATURDAY!   with Shandon and Caledonia with more from "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker" ~   (grid.kitely.com:8002/Spaceworld)   

Sunday, October 11th:

     ~ at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker: THE VALLEY OF FEAR Continues  (Part 4 of 6)

     ~  at 6 pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME: An Encore of the beginning from SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland's Golden Horseshoe http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

Monday, October 12that 7 pm   A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER  Continues with members of the Seanchai Staff

Tuesday, October 13th, at 7 pm  THE GHOST OF WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS Makes an Appearance ... Seriously. 

Wednesday, October 14th, at 7 pm  Robert Beatty's SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK Continues with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, 
October 15th, 
   ~ at 7 pm - GHOST STORIES with Shandon Loring
   ~ at 9 pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Shandon Loring

Saturday, October 17th at NOON @ SEANCHAI InWorldz : THE FETCH: And Other Apparition Tales with Shandon and Caledonia ~ (https://inworldz/region/Delphi/176/72/36)   

PLUS, Continuing All Month ...
The GOOD READS HUNT all month.  In addition to finding the gift box on our sim, you can hunt for cool things in a host of other sims for fun and inventory expansion.  To get started, visit the Good Reads starting point at Literature Alive!/Desi's Gifts and Prints.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dakiels%20Dream/47/180/2002


On our own parcel, check out our Five Irish Haunts ...The Haunt Panels have been updated with new images and information, so it is worth taking a few moments and rediscovering them. Who knows?  There just might be surprises hidden in those wee spinning spheres as well!

Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity.  Our October - December featured charity is Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the United States, and reaches 4.4 million children annually, in all 50 states, and distributes 1.6 million books.  
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. 

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

THURSDAY OCTOBER 8th at 7pm: QUIETLY CREEPING


QUIETLY CREEPING

Some short tales for the haunting season...
beginning with two lesser known Poe fables.

Authors: Various
Books: Various
ISBNs: Various

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY and in INWORLDZ
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28


FOLLOWED BY SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT AT 9:00PM
NOCTURNES
Dark, daring, utterly haunting tales of lost lovers, predatory demons, and vengeful ghosts.
from author John Connolly of Dublin, Ireland.

Today:
Deep, Dark Green
Nocturne
The Erlking

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

WEDNESDAY, October 7th at 7 pm: SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK

Caledonia continues Robert Beatty's award-winning debut novel tonight, live in voice.

“It was true that she was a creature of the night. But she would decide for herself what that meant. She had two choices before her: to slink away and hide, or to dare to fight.” 

“Our character isn’t defined by the battles we win or lose, but by the battles we dare to fight.”


― Robert Beatty, Serafina and the Black Cloak

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/100/209/28

Monday, October 5, 2015

TUESDAY, October 6th at 7 pm: THE LIFE & TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT KID

Kayden continues young Bill Bryson's adventures tonight, live in voice.

“It’s a bit burned,” my mother would say apologetically at every meal, presenting you with a piece of meat that looked like something — a much-loved pet perhaps — salvaged from a tragic house fire. “But I think I scraped off most of the burned part,” she would add, overlooking that this included every bit of it that had once been flesh.


Happily, all this suited my father. His palate only responded to two tastes - burned and ice cream — so everything suited him so long as it was sufficiently dark and not too startlingly flavorful. Theirs truly was a marriage made in heaven, for no one could burn food like my mother or eat it like my dad.” 
― Bill Bryson, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Sunday, October 4, 2015

MONDAY, October 5th at 7 pm: A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER

Tonight, the journey continues . . .

A Night in the Lonesome October is narrated from the point-of-view of Snuff, a dog who is Jack the Ripper's companion. The bulk of the story takes place in London and its environs, though at one point the story detours through the dream-world described by Lovecraft in The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. Though never explicitly stated, various contextual clues within the story (the most obvious of which being the appearance of Sherlock Holmes or "The Great Detective") imply that it takes place during the late Victorian period.

Gyro Muggins, Trolley Trollop, Faerie Maven-Pralou, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, Live in Voice.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

SUNDAY, October 4th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Join the Tea Time Crew as they journey with Sherlock Holmes into THE VALLEY OF FEAR.

By studying the soles of Cecil Barker's slippers, Holmes ascertains that Barker used the sole of his own shoe to make the mark on the window sill so as to give the appearance that someone exited that way. Back at their lodgings in the village, Holmes tells Watson that Cecil Barker and Mrs. Douglas are certainly lying but that why they are lying is not yet clear. When a shotgun is fired at close range, the sound is muffled. The housekeeper heard what she described as a door slamming half an hour before the alarm was raised. Holmes believes that what the housekeeper actually heard was the shot fired when the murder really took place. White Mason, the Sussex detective, and MacDonald report that they have traced a bicycle found on the grounds of the house to an American staying at a guest house. It seems likely that he was the assailant since the gun used in the murder was of an American make, but there is no sign of the man.

And what is "The Valley of Fear"?  This week we conclude Part 1 of Conan Doyle's last Sherlock Holmes novel, before moving ahead to the past in part two next week.


Join Kayden, John, and Caledonia in the Fireside Room as they continue with Part Three of this six part presentation, live in voice.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
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Five voices present Roger Zelazny's
A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER all this month.
It's a big week at Seanchai Libraries - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  







Sunday, October 4th, at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker: THE VALLEY OF FEAR Continues  (Part 3 of 6)

Monday, October 5that 7 pm   A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER  Continues with members of the Seanchai Staff

Tuesday, October 6th, at 7 pm  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT KID Continues with Kayden Oconnell. 

Wednesday, October 7th, at 7 pm  Robert Beatty's SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK Continues with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, 
October 8th, at 7 pm - QUIETLY CREEPING with Shandon Loring

PLUS!
We are participating in the GOOD READS HUNT all month.  In addition to finding the gift box on our sim, you can hunt for cool things in a host of other sims for fun and inventory expansion.  To get started, visit the Good Reads starting point at Literature Alive!/Desi's Gifts and Prints.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dakiels%20Dream/47/180/2002

AND!  
On our own parcel, check out our Five Irish Haunts ... so you think you know something about spooks?  Try it the Irish way.  The Haunt Panels have been updated with new images and information, so it is worth taking a few moments and rediscovering them. Who knows?  There just might be surprises hidden in those wee spinning spheres as well!

Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity.  Our October - December featured charity is Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the United States, and reaches 4.4 million children annually, in all 50 states, and distributes 1.6 million books.  
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. 

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower