Monday, October 31, 2016

TUESDAY, November 1st at 7PM: DIA DEL LOS MUERTOS!

Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

“He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us more potent -- nay, more present -- than the living man.” -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“We never bury the dead, son. We take them with us. It's the price of living.” -- Mark Goffman and Jose Molina, “Sleepy Hollow ”

“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” -- George Eliot

Trolley and Caledonia share tales of this beautiful, soulful holiday, live in voice.
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Enjoy this Fabulous, award-winning animated short produced by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, and Lindsey St. Pierre at Ringling College of Art and Design as their senior thesis. 


Sunday, October 30, 2016

MONDAY October 31st at 7pm: THE WARHOUND and the WORLD'S PAIN

THE WARHOUND and the WORLD'S PAIN
- by Michael Moorcock -
A hardened cynical mercenary during the Crusades accepts a quest to save the world.
Who has asked for this quest to reconcile Heaven and Hell?
Lucifer himself!

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
part three

AND
9pm LATE NIGHT with Shandon Loring

*THIS IS HALLOWEEN!  THIS IS HALLOWEEN!*
Everybody Screeeaaaaammmmm!   
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Tonight your storyteller will be reading Live from an actual haunted house, so who knows what unexpected surprises might happen!

Please join us for this haunted presentation on Halloween Night!
Presented in Living Voice by Shandon Loring and a special guest storyteller!

Perhaps you were once in an Empty House, you were alone in that room, yet your intuition told you that someone or something else was there with you. A creak on the stairway, the rustle of a curtain, a barely perceptible change in the air . . .

Tonight stories from:
Algernon Blackwood, Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Ambrose Bierce

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

SUNDAY, October 30th beginning at 1pm: THE GREAT BOO! at Holly Kai Park

Join us as we open Holly Kai Park's Storyteller's Circle with three hours of spooky, scary, thrilling tales of ghosts and demons, hauntings and horrors, all live in voice and presented by Seanchai Library!

The circle has been specially dressed for the occasion - the campfire is lit, the torches blaze brightly to ward off the spirits. But the mist roils and rolls, the wolves howl and owls hoot, and great cobwebs fill the gaps between the trees as the spirits walk abroad! Just set your viewer to midnight (or let Firestorm set the atmosphere for you!), and step into the circle!

  • 1:00pm - Dubhna Rhiadra
  • 1:20pm - VT Torvalar
  • 1:40pm - Boudicca Amat
  • 2:00pm - Bryn Taleweaver
  • 2:20pm - Caledonia Skytower
  • 2:40pm - Trolley Trollop
  • 3:00pm - Crap Mariner
  • 3:20pm - John Morland
  • 3:40pm - A Surprise!

What could be a better compliment to your Spooky Sunday plans?
We are in the spirit to share thrilling tales! A space at the fire circle is waiting for you!

Holly Kai Park's Storyteller's Circle
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Friday, October 28, 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 











*Sunday, October 30th, beginning @ 1 pm - THE GREAT BOO! at Holly Kai Park - Join us as we open Holly Kai Park's Storyteller's Circle with three hours of spooky, scary, thrilling tales of ghosts and demons, hauntings and horrors, all live in voice. CLICK HERE for slurl

*Monday, October 31st - All Hallows Eve!
    ~ at 7 pm -  Michael Moorcock's THE WAR HOUND AND THE WORLD'S PAIN  continues with Gyro Muggins.
    ~ at 9 pm -  LIVE FROM A HAUNTED HOUSE  with Shandon Loring in a special late night session

*Tuesday, November 1stat 7 pm -  THE DAY OF THE DEAD with Trolley Trollop and Caledonia Skytower

*Wednesday, November 2ndat 7 pm - ALL SOULS DAY with Shandon Loring
   
*Thursday, November 3rd:
   ~ at 7pm - Neil Gaiman's UNNATURAL CREATURES with Shandon Loring (In Second Life and Kitely. Check Kitely event announcements for specific grid location)
   ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT 



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 rolls 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 October- December featured charity is the Reach Out and Read.  Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

THURSDAY October 27th at 7pm: PLAYMATES - a ghost story

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Imaginary Friends?
PLAYMATES

A reclusive man named Stephen Everton decides to take care of Monica, the young daughter of a poet who died, leaving his child an orphan. They move to an old, isolated house in Suffolk, but they are not alone in this house, as Monica tells Everton about her “imaginary friends”. A 1954 movie was made of this story and starred Natalie Wood in her first TV role.


Join us in Second Life, Kitely, or Inworldz... if you dare!

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http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36


and 9pm LATE NIGHT with Shandon!!


Tonight's tales come from a century-and-a-half collection
of ghost stories from masters of the genre.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

WEDNESDAY October 26th at 7pm: HAUNTS & GHOSTS

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Tales from Shandon's Haunted Library
HAUNTS and GHOSTS

Spooky tales of hauntings, ghost stories, haunted places, graveyards, haunted ships, castles, haunted houses and who knows what else ssccaaaarrrryyyyy things!


Join us in Second Life, Kitely, or Inworldz... if you dare!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36

plus a special 8:05pm LATE NIGHT Session with Shandon!!


Tonight's tales come from a century-and-a-half collection

of ghost stories from masters of the genre.

Monday, October 24, 2016

TUESDAY, October 25th at 7pm: More FANTASTIC TALES

With this posthumously published anthology--a successor to his bestselling Italian Folktales--Italo Calvino, a contemporary surveyor of the otherworldly, pays homage to twenty-six of his nineteenth-century precursors. The resulting volume is both an education in the history of fantastic literature and a rollercoaster ride of wonder and terror, vampires, ghosts, and the rebellious creatures of our own psyches.

Trolley shares more thrilling adventures tonight, live in voice.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

MONDAY October 24th at 7pm: THE WARHOUND and the WORLD'S PAIN

THE WARHOUND and the WORLD'S PAIN
- by Michael Moorcock -
A hardened cynical mercenary during the Crusades accepts a quest to save the world.
Who has asked for this quest to reconcile Heaven and Hell?
Lucifer himself!

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
part two

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

Friday, October 21, 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, October 23rd: 

   @ 6:00 pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME: More from The Graveyard Book - Caledonia shares another selection from Neil Gaiman's award-winning adventure. CLICK HERE for slurl

*Monday, October 24th, at 7 pm -  Michael Moorcock's THE WAR HOUND AND THE WORLD'S PAIN  begins with Gyro Muggins.

*Tuesday, October 25that 7 pm  More of Italo Calvino's FANTASTIC TALES: Visionary & Everyday with Trolley Trollop

*Wednesday, October 26that 7 pm -  HAUNTS & GHOSTS another thrilling selection from Shandon's Haunted Library.
   
*Thursday, October 27th:
   ~ at 7pm - FROM THE SHADOWSwith Shandon Loring (In Second Life and Kitely. Check Kitely event announcements for specific grid location)




COMING Sunday, October 30th - The GREAT BOO at Holly Kai Park!
A buffet of the scary, the spooky, and other thrilling tales of the season.  Two hours of stories with a delightful selection of storytellers, live in voice. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


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 rolls 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 October- December featured charity is the Reach Out and Read.  Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

THURSDAY October 20th at 7pm: GHOSTLY SUSPENSE!

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Tiptoeing forward, he placed his hand on the doorknob.
As he turned it, slowly and silently, a strange fear gripped him..
GHOSTLY SUSPENSE!

Fear, also, comes in small packages. The short ghost story uses a minimum of elements to captivate the listener, evoking a powerful response before the tenuous air of suspense has a chance to dissipate. Tonight's tales come from a century-and-a-half collection of ghost stories from masters of the genre.


Join us in Second Life, Kitely, or Inworldz... if you dare!

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http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY October 19th at 7pm: THE WITCH'S HEADSTONE

From Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book"
THE WITCH'S HEADSTONE

Nobody Owens is growing up in a graveyard. Among his exploration he learns that there is a witch interred in the local Potter's Field and accidentally meets her - Miss Eliza Hempstock. Meanwhile, ill intended forces outside the graveyard are still looking for young Bod. What happens when he ventures out of the confines of his graveyard home to do a good dead for his new friend?

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Monday, October 17, 2016

TUESDAY, October 18th at 7pm: FANTASTIC TALES ~ Visionary and Everyday

Trolley shares selections from this excellent anthology, assembled by Italo Calvino.

From Calvino's introduction: "The fantastic tale is one of the most characteristic products of the nineteenth-century narrative. For us, it is also one of the most significant because it is the genre that tells us the most about the inner life of the individiual and about collectively held symbols. . . . the supernatural element at the heart of these stories always appear freighted with meaning, like the revolt of the unconscious, the repressed, the forgotten, all that is distanced from our rational attention."

A collection of short stories from some masters of the craft that is apt for Halloween.
Trolls has the following in her kit bag:

Honore de Balzac - "The Elixer of Life"
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev - "The Dream"
Nathanial Hawthorne - "Young Goodman Brown"

Live in voice.
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

MONDAY October 17th at 7pm: A SPECTRE IS HAUNTING TEXAS Concludes





Things are always bigger in Texas, and we aren't just talking about the stars at night.  In the future, now that the Nation of Texas encompasses almost the entire continent, things are REALLY big!

Into this comes a big man form the stars - Scully Christopher Crockett La Cruz is an actor, fortune seeker & adventurer from the isolated orbital technocratic democracies of Circumluna & the Bubbles Congeries. He lands in what he believes to be Canada to reclaim family mining interests. In his naivety of Earth politics, Scully inadvertently becomes the rallying point for a revolution.

The exciting conclusion tonight - Gyro Muggins with Fritz Leiger's sci-fi adventure, live in voice.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

SUNDAY, October 16th: Hauntings Tales and Artful Stories

@ 1:00 pm - SPOOKY STORIES AT "SCARE ME SILLY" FEST 
As guests of Kultivate Magazine, Seanchai Library and friends presents an hour of thrilling tales in haunted ballroom/pavillion:

   ~ "Things That Go Bump in the Night" an Original Tale by Hana Hoo

   ~ Jacob Peyton's "Guilt" presented by Vortran Torvalar

   ~ Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart" in a unique trio presentation by Derry McMahon, Aoife Lorefield, & Caledonia Skytower

   
~ R. Crap Mariner adds Haunted One Hundred Words Stories to the mixture

The event is sponsored by Team Diabetes in SL, and comes complete with shopping, music and other delights of the season.  CLICK HERE for slurl

Ghoulish guests have arrived early.  They are dying for some scary adventures!

@ 3 pm - STORIES AT THE PARK 
Join Caledonia Skytower, Trolley Trollop, and R. Crap Mariner for an hour of original short stories and poetry written specifically for the current Art at the Park exhibition at Holly Kai Park.

This is the third installment, in a partnershipwith the Holly Kai Estate and Art at the Park.  Come and enjoy the word compositions and the artworks that inspired them.  The current art show ends October 23rd.  CLICK HERE for slurl

Holly Kai's  Outdoor Art at the Park has recently been re-imagined by curator Inara Pey
It is a wonderful transformation.

Friday, October 14, 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, October 16th: 

   @ 1:00 pm - SPOOKY STORIES AT "SCARE ME SILLY" FEST - As guests of Kultivate Magazine, Seanchai Library and friends presents an hour of thrilling tales in the festival haunted House:
   ~ Hana Hoo presents an Original Tale, "Things That Go Bump in the Night"
   ~ Vortran Torvalar presents Jacob Peyton's "Guilt"
   ~ Derry McMahon, Aoife Lorefield, & Caledonia Skytower present Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart"
   ~ R. Crap Mariner adds Haunted One Hundred Words Stories to the mixture

The event is sponsored by Team Diabetes in SL, and comes complete with shopping, music and other delights of the season.  CLICK HERE for slurl

   @ 3 pm - STORIES AT THE PARK Join Caledonia Skytower, Trolley Trollop, and R. Crap Mariner for an hour of original short stories & poetry written specifically for the current Art at the Park exhibition at Holly Kai Park.  CLICK HERE for slurl

*Monday, October 17th, at 7 pm -  Fritz Leiber's A SPECTER IS HAUNTING TEXAS  concludes with Gyro Muggins.

*Tuesday, October 18that 7 pm  More MADNESS and Other Tales from the work of S.E. Schlosser with Trolley Trollop

*Wednesday, October 19that 7 pm -  THE WITCH'S HEADSTONE ... from Neil Gaiman's THE GRAVEYARD BOOK with Caledonia Skytower
   
*Thursday, October 20th:
   ~ at 7pm - GHOSTLY SUSPENSE with Shandon Loring (In Second Life and Kitely. Check Kitely event announcements for specific grid location)

   ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore


The Haunted House at SCARE ME SILLY on Water Haven.
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 rolls 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 September- October featured charity is the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Their mission is to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

THURSDAY October 13th at 7pm: THE RAINY SEASON from Stephen King

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Stephen King's
THE RAINY SEASON

A young husband and wife on summer vacation rent a house in a small town called Willow, Maine, only to be warned repeatedly to leave by the local inhabitants. They do not comply. and they never learn the price for prosperity the citizens of Willow must pay.


Join us in Second Life, Kitely, or Inworldz... if you dare!

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http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36


AND AT 9:00PM SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT!!


Tales from Shandon's Haunted Library
HAUNTS and GHOSTS

Spooky tales of hauntings, ghost stories, haunted places, graveyards, haunted ships, castles, haunted houses and who knows what other ssccaaaarrrryyyyy things!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

WEDNESDAY October 12th at 7pm: The Legend of SLEEPY HOLLOW

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There is nothing like the silence and loneliness of night 
to bring dark shadows over the brightest mind
The Legend of
SLEEPY HOLLOW

The quiet town of Sleepy Hollow slumbers in serene harmony with wonderful characters like Katrina van Tassel, the town's biggest brat and the daughter of the wealthiest man in town and Katrina's boyfriend, Brom Bones, the biggest brute in town! Then.....along comes Ichabod Crane! This greedy teacher with a beautiful voice tries to win the heart of Katrina to get his hands on her sizeable fortune! Little does Ichabod know that he must contend with the Headless Horseman.


Join us in Second Life, Kitely, or Inworldz... if you dare!

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http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36

Monday, October 10, 2016

TUESDAY, October 11th at 7:00pm: More MADNESS & Other Tales

Trolley Trollop returns to the spooky world of author S.E. Schlosser.

"Scream after scream poured from her mouth, but she couldn’t stop herself any more than she could cease wringing her hands. All along the hallway, doors slammed and footsteps came running down the passage."       
~ from "Don't Turn On the Lights"

There is no doubt that Schlosser knows how to make a scary story bring chills to any spine.  She travels and collects local legends and translates them from muttered rumor to credible legend.

Trolley Trollop, Live in voice
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Sunday, October 9, 2016

MONDAY October 10th at 7pm: A SPECTRE IS HAUNTING TEXAS conclusion


A SPECTRE IS HAUNTING TEXAS
- by Fritz Leiber -
In the future, the country of Texas rules most of North America and uses those of Mexican descent as slaves.  To this land of chemically enhanced 8 foot tall Texans comes an equally tall man born in the weightlessness of a Lunar space station.  Our hero is also 8 feet tall, and weighs an awesome 97 pounds, not counting his powered exoskeleton.  In his naivety of Earth politics, he inadvertently becomes the rallying point for a revolution.  
Very mildly ribald, with slight racial slurs.   Lots of action, drama and humor.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
conclusion

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

Saturday, October 8, 2016

SUNDAY, October 9th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

On we go with TEA TIME'S residency at the University of Washington iSchool campus in Second Life!

Before we take a brief TEA TIME hiatus to fully engage with the Halloween season, we pause a moment this week to laugh.  No, seriously, we mean it!  You wouldn't think that prominent authors with popular canons like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would poke fun at their creations, but they did!
Today we share some shorter works from both the classic and adaptive canons, where in the authors "take the Mickey" out of The Great Detective.

Corwyn, John, and Caledonia, live in voice.

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, October 9th: 

   @ 1:30 pm - TEA TIME  at Baker Street - Our residency continues at the University of Washington iSchool in SL.  This week we feature shorter stories and parodies from the Holmesian classic and adaptive canons, with Corwyn, John, and Caledonia.  CLICK HERE for slurl

   @ 6 pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME "Dare to be Scared" - Caledonia shares selected tales of late author Robert D. San Souci, from his collections "Dare to Be Scared" and "Haunted Houses." CLICK HERE for slurl

*Monday, October 10that 7 pm  Fritz Leiber's A SPECTER IS HAUNTING TEXAS  continues with Gyro Muggins.

*Tuesday, October 11that 7 pm  More MADNESS and Other Tales from the work of S.E. Schlosser with Trolley Trollop

*Wednesday, October 12that 7 pm -  HAUNTS & GHOSTS  ... from Shandon's own personal Haunted Library
   
*Thursday, October 13th:
   ~ at 7pm - Stephen King's THE RAINY SEASON with Shandon Loring (In Second Life and Kitely. Check Kitely event announcements for specific grid location)

   ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT more spookable adventures with Shandon Loring


Gyro as the Hero of Fritz Leiber's Sci-Fi Adventure
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 rolls 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 September- October featured charity is the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Their mission is to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower