Sunday, January 31, 2016

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1st at 7PM: PETER ROBINSON


“PETER ROBINSON”
by Hal Colebatch
(with permission from Larry Niven)
2003

ISBN: 978-1451639001

By birth and culture the catlike aliens known as Kzin are fierce aggressive warriors.  What would one raised from birth in a human society be like? (In three parts)
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

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!
_____________________________________

Join us as we open Crazy Eights on Sunday 1.31 at 1:30pm

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time 
(Be patient with us - times and locations are going to get a little complicated  in SL with the opening of CRAZY EIGHTS, but we can all fall into the new rhythm ) 


Sunday, January 31st:
         ~  At 1:30PM - CRAZY EIGHTS ON LEA 9 Officially Opens with "Don Quixote in Words & Images" featuring the photo work of Seanchai Founder Derry McMahon with the words of Miguel de Cervantes (English trans.) presented by Derry and Bear Silvershade.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/94/31

        ~  At 6PM - MAGICLAND STORYTIME featuring E.L. Konigsburg's's FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park in SL  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

Monday, February 1stat 7 pm  Hal Colebatch's PETER ROBINSON Begins with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, February 2nd, at 7 pm  Lisa Pinkham's PEARL Continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, February 3rd, at 7 pm  More from SILENCE OF THE LOONS with Kayden Oconnell 

Thursday, February 4th (hang on to you hats!):  
        ~ At 7 pm  @CRAZY EIGHTS in SL Tracey Garvis Graves' ON THE ISLAND with Shandon Loring    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/128/94/31
(NOTE: Also presented @ SEANCHAI K and @ SEANCHAI IW  - check session post during the week for those specific grid locations)
      
       ~ At 9 pm  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore, with contemporary Sci-Fi (back at the our home on Bradley U)

"Silence of the Loons" with Kayden and friend (Be careful when you touch his nose!) 1.27.16
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 January - February featured charity is Heifer International 
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.  Heifer empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

THURSDAY JANUARY 28th at 7pm: TIME TRAVEL THURSDAYS: A Gun for Dinosaur!


TIME TRAVEL THURSDAYS
To be able to step through a door, and find yourself in another time, another place, another world... 
a dream that has tempted mankind through the ages, since, well, since the beginning of time.

Tonight:
A GUN FOR DINOSAUR
Travel to the Cretaceous period to hunt for the ultimate big game - Dinosaur!
But even the most wealthy man can't buy his way out of time paradox

Book: RIVERS OF TIME
Author: L. Sprague de Camp
ISBN: 978-0786260218

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/Delphi/146/47/36

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

WEDNESDAY, January 27th at 7PM: More from SILENCE OF THE LOONS

Kayden Oconnell continues "The Silence of the Loons" -  a wildly inventive and often hilarious collection of short mysteries, written by thirteen of Minnesota's finest crime writers -- fine writers who use Minnesota to bind mystery and mayhem, crime and chaos, characterization and humanity, pace and plot, all into a delectably rich stew of entertainment.

THIS WEEK: Holiday Murder at Harmony Place
Murder is not quite the same when spun through the dry wit of the North Star State.

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

Monday, January 25, 2016

TUESDAY, January 26th at 7pm: PEARL Continues

Technical Difficulties!  How Annoying!  But Faerie is undaunted and she will be back this week, continuing Lisa Pinkham's first adventure from her Doll Collection, live in voice.

Pearl isn't just a mermaid book. It's an experience that takes the reader into the amazing and ever-expanding world of young readers chapter books in a way that is both exciting and enjoyable, but not overwhelming. The prose seem simple and easy to follow, yet even more experienced readers will be drawn into the fantasy as sure as adults. Friendship stories will never go out of style and Pearl is one of those characters who will live in your child's heart forever.

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

Sunday, January 24, 2016

MONDAY, JANUARY 25th at 7PM: SNOW CRASH - continues


“SNOW CRASH”
-the real conclusion; we mean it this time!-
by Neal Stephenson
1993

ISBN: 978-0553380958

Even in dystopia not all is bad.  Countries are almost gone.  Corporations rule the world.  But, do you want an excellent pizza, delivered in 30 minutes or less?  Just call the Families pizza service.  Uncle Enzo of the friendly neighborhood Mafia personally guarantees you'll be satisfied.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

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!
_____________________________________





All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  








Sunday, January 24that 3 pm  Selections from Lori Alden Holuta's FLIGHT TO BRASSBRIGHT with Caledonia Skytower at a special session at SL Goth Magazine's TIMEKILLER II Festival. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Morphe%20Northwinds/28/228/33

Monday, January 25that 7 pm  Neal Stephenson's SNOW CRASH Concludes with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, January 26th, at 7 pm  Lisa Pinkham's PEARL Continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, January 27th, at 7 pm  More from SILENCE OF THE LOONS with Kayden Oconnell 

Thursday, January 28th, a7 pm -  TIME TRAVEL STORIES with Shandon Loring Tonight: "A Gun for Dinosaur" & "Rivers of Time" (NOTE: Also presented @ SEANCHAI K and @ SEANCHAI IW  - check session post during the week for specific grid locations)

Mark Your Calendars!
Crazy Eights Opens Officially January 31st

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 January - February featured charity is Heifer International 
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.  Heifer empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

THURSDAY JANUARY 21st at 7pm: TIME TRAVEL THURSDAYS: Time's Arrow


TIME TRAVEL THURSDAYS
To be able to step through a door, and find yourself in another time, another place, another world... 
a dream that has tempted mankind through the ages, since, well, since the beginning of time.

Tonight:
TIME'S ARROW by Arthur C. Clarke
&
OF TIME AND TREASURE by Kelly Horn

Book: Various
Author: Various
ISBN: Various

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY and in INWORLDZ
http://www.kitely.com/seanchai - grid.kitely.com:8002/seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36



@ 9 pm ~ SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT 
at the TIMEKILLER II Steampunk Festival!
Finn Zeddmore shares "The Properties of Mercury" by Robert Craven 
and more, live in voice (SL Only)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Morphe%20Northwinds/28/228/33

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

WEDNESDAY, January 20th at 7pm: SILENCE OF THE LOONS

"The Silence of the Loons" is a wildly inventive and often hilarious collection of short mysteries, written by thirteen of Minnesota's finest crime writers -- fine writers who use Minnesota to bind mystery and mayhem, crime and chaos, characterization and humanity, pace and plot, all into a delectably rich stew of entertainment.  Reviews include, "the perfect calling card for Minnesota's formidable roster of crime writers - polite, tight and lethal."  and a "creative literary smorgasbord" to "satisfy your short story cravings on a dark winter night".

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

Monday, January 18, 2016

TUESDAY, January 19th at 7pm: PEARL Continues

Faerie Maven-Pralou continues Lisa Pinkham's first adventure from her Doll Collection, live in voice.

Pearl isn't just a mermaid book. It's an experience that takes the reader into the amazing and ever-expanding world of young readers chapter books in a way that is both exciting and enjoyable, but not overwhelming. The prose seem simple and easy to follow, yet even more experienced readers will be drawn into the fantasy as sure as adults. Friendship stories will never go out of style and Pearl is one of those characters who will live in your child's heart forever.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Sunday, January 17, 2016

MONDAY, JANUARY 18th at 7PM: SNOW CRASH - continues


“SNOW CRASH”
-continues-
by Neal Stephenson
1993

ISBN: 978-0553380958

Even in dystopia not all is bad.  Countries are almost gone.  Corporations rule the world.  But, do you want an excellent pizza, delivered in 30 minutes or less?  Just call the Families pizza service.  Uncle Enzo of the friendly neighborhood Mafia personally guarantees you'll be satisfied.


Friday, January 15, 2016

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

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

Seanchai's "Crazy Eights" is emerging!

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  










Sunday, January 17that 6 pm  MAGICLAND STORYTIME featuring E.L. Konigsburg's's FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park in SL  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

Monday, January 18that 7 pm  Neal Stephenson's SNOW CRASH Concludes with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, January 19th, at 7 pm  Lisa Pinkham's PEARL Continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, January 20th, at 7 pm  SILENCE OF THE LOONS with Kayden Oconnell 

Thursday, January 21st,  
       ~ At 7 pm  TIME TRAVEL STORIES with Shandon Loring (NOTE: Also presented @ SEANCHAI K and @ SEANCHAI IW  - check session post during the week for specific grid locations)
       ~ At 9 pm  SEANCHAI LIBRARY with Finn Zeddmore, in a special Steampunk themed session at SL Goth Magazine's TIMEKILLER II Festival. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Morphe%20Northwinds/28/228/33

Seanchai Library's "Crazy Eights" will officially open January 31st
with a special presentation of selections from "Don Quixote" by Derry McMahon & Bear Silvershade
accompanying an exhibition of Derry's Don Quixote photo series in the Eastern Meadow
AND NOT LEAST . . . A Thank You from Water for People (Click on the image to read the letter):


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 January - February featured charity is Heifer International 
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.  Heifer empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

THURSDAY JANUARY 14th at 7pm: TIME TRAVEL THURSDAYS: The Man Who Came Early

TIME TRAVEL THURSDAYS
To be able to step through a door, and find yourself in another time, another place, another world... 
a dream that has tempted mankind through the ages, since, well, since the beginning of time.

Tonight:
THE MAN WHO CAME EARLY by Poul Anderson
When all is said and done, a man sent back in time with nothing save what he is carrying on himself is just a man, no matter how grand the ideas he knows or the technology he’s used in the his own time.

Book: THE BEST TIME TRAVEL STORIES OF THE 20th CENTURY
Author: Poul Anderson
ISBN: 978-0345460943

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/Delphi/146/47/36

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

WEDNESDAY, January 13th at 7PM: More STORIES TOLD IN THE DARK

Caledonia continues with more delightful humor from author MJ McGalliard. Stories Told in the Dark are those nagging stories that won't go away until you bring them to the light. 

THIS WEEK: "LonnyDonny" What happens when identical twin Rodeo Clowns are afflicted with amnesia? All their lives they've been more or less one person. What if they can't remember which is which? There's also Frito Chili Pie.

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

Monday, January 11, 2016

TUESDAY, January 12th at 7pm: PEARL Begins!

Addy’s twelfth birthday changes everything. When she receives a mysterious collection of dolls and a magic opal necklace, she soon finds herself on the beach with a mermaid, talking to underwater fairies, and swimming with mind-reading dolphins. But danger lurks in the deep. When her opal necklace is stolen, and her new best friend,Pearl, is nowhere in sight, Addy has to fight for her life. Suddenly alone, with no magic and no way home, she comes face-to-face with the thief. She’ll have to find the magic within herself, and trust it to be enough to make things right.

Faerie Maven-Pralou begins Lisa Pinkham's first book in her "Doll Series" live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Sunday, January 10, 2016

MONDAY, JANUARY 11th at 7PM: SNOW CRASH


“SNOW CRASH”
by Neal Stephenson
1993

ISBN: 978-0553380958

Even in dystopia not all is bad.  Countries are almost gone.  Corporations rule the world.  But, do you want an excellent pizza, delivered in 30 minutes or less?  Just call the Families pizza service.  Uncle Enzo of the friendly neighborhood Mafia personally guarantees you'll be satisfied.


Friday, January 8, 2016

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

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




All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  







Monday, January 11that 7 pm  Neal Stephenson's SNOW CRASH with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, January 12th, at 7 pm  Lisa Pinkham's PEARL with TFaerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, January 13th, at 7 pm  MJ McGalliard's LONNYDONNY  from "Stories Told in the Dark" with Caledonia Skytower 

Thursday, January 14th,  at 7 pm  TIME TRAVEL STORIES with Shandon Loring (NOTE: Also presented @ SEANCHAI K and @ SEANCHAI IW  - check session post during the week for specific grid locations)

TIME TRAVEL THURSDAYS begin with Shandon Loring
OPENING IN FEBRUARY (if not sooner) . . .




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 January - February featured charity is Heifer International 
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.  Heifer empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

THURSDAY JANUARY 7th at 7pm: TIME TRAVEL THURSDAYS: Trapaland


TIME TRAVEL THURSDAYS
2016! What happened to 2015?? Or 2010, or 1998 for that matter!

Do you ever feel like time is slipping by? We do too! That's why we thought January could be a good month for Time Travel stories!

To be able to step through a door, and find yourself in another time, another place, another world... a dream that has haunted mankind through the ages, since, well, the beginning of time.

Tonight:
TRAPALANDA by Charles Sheffield
Trapalanda is at once a myth and a state of mind.  According to legend, Trapalanda is a name of a lost city of treasure located in an Andean valley in Patagonia.  In Chiloe oral tradition, the “City of Caesars” is an enchanted city, one that no traveler has found.  Only at the end of the world will the city be visible in order to convince the incredulous ones of its existence. 


Book: THE BEST TIME TRAVEL STORIES OF THE 20th CENTURY
Author: Charles Sheffield
ISBN: 978-0345460943

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/seanchai - grid.kitely.com:8002/seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36

@ 9 pm ~ SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT! - Finn Zeddmore is back with contemporary Sci-Fi to share, live in voice (SL Only)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

WEDNESDAY, January 6th at 7PM: More STORIES TOLD IN THE DARK

Caledonia continues with more delightful humor from author MJ McGalliard.

Stories Told in the Dark are those nagging stories that won't go away until you bring them to the light. In "Waiting for Fido" an older couple ready to retire and literally sail away into the sunset that they dreamed of when they were first married, almost. There is still the nagging problem of what to do with the family pets...

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

Monday, January 4, 2016

TUESDAY, January 5th at 7PM: EPIPHANY Concludes

As the yuletide draws to its close (January 6th marks the end) Trolley concludes "Epiphany" from multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis, in which three modern-day wise men embark on a quest unlike any they've ever experienced

She'll round out the hour with the Legend of La Befana, and more seasonally appropriate tales.


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

Sunday, January 3, 2016

MONDAY JANUARY 4th at 7PM: NOBODY BOTHERS GUS

“NOBODY BOTHERS GUS”
by Algis Budrys
1955
ISBN: 978-0345245694

"Gus?  Who?  Gee, I don't remember him.  No records on him either.  
Are you sure you got the name right?"

Nobody bothers Gus for long.  They just can't seem to remember him.


Saturday, January 2, 2016

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

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 & 2016! 

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  



Monday, January 4that 7 pm  NOBODY BOTHERS GUS, by Algis Budrys with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, January 5th, at 7 pm  Connie Willis' EPIPHANY Concludes with Trolley Trollop

Wednesday, January 6th, at 7 pm  MJ McGalliard's LOOKING FOR FIDO and More from "Stories Told in the Dark" with Caledonia Skytower 

Thursday, January 7th:
    ~ at 7 pm  TIME TRAVEL STORIES with Shandon Loring (NOTE: Also presented @ SEANCHAI K and @ SEANCHAI IW  - check session post during the week for specific grid locations)
    ~ at 9 pm  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT  with Finn Zeddmore


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 January - February featured charity is Heifer International 
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.  Heifer empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower