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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All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.


*Sunday, May 28th: 
   ~ at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES: The Thin Man continues with: Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, John Morland, and Caledonia Skytower.

*Monday, May 29th, at 7 pm: Thomas R. McDonough's ARCHITECTS OF HYPERSPACE Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, May 30th, at 7 pm: Thorton Burgess' OLD MOTHER WEST WIND with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Wednesday, May 31st, at 7 pm: 100W STORY PODCAST "DOZENAVERSARY" with Crap Mariner - It's been twelve years! Let the Pigeons Loose!

*Thursday, June 1st:
   ~ at 7pm: GOLD FEVER - Miner's Tales of the Wild West with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

   ~ at 9pm SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Contemporary Sci-Fi Adventures with Finn Zeddmore


UPDATE ON THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY MOVE:  Working with Inara Pey, the new site fro Seanchai Library is taking shape.  We also have more specific news about the schedule.  But first, a few sneak peeks! Click on the pics to enlarge them and get a better look.



The final story at our Bradley University location will be Thursday, June 22nd with Shandon presenting Ron Rash's THE SOUTHERN THING.  Sunday, June 25th at 1:30pm we will have an opening celebration at our new home on Holly Kai.  Stay Tuned for updates as the move date comes closer.

In the mean time, if you want to explore our new digs on your own you don't have to slip in Shandon's pocket of hide under Cale's skirts.  Visit Holly Kai and watch our progress.    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls 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 for May -July, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundationraising 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? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY May 25th at 7pm: FEYLAND - The First Adventure


"Virtual worlds are not safe - Jennet learned that the hard way"
FEYLAND
FEYLAND: THE FIRST ADVENTURE High-tech gaming and ancient magic collide when a computer game opens a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie. Jennet Carter never thought hacking into her dad’s new epic-fantasy sim-game would be so exciting… or dangerous. Behind the interface, dark forces lie in wait, leading her toward a battle that will test her to her limits and cost her more than she ever imagined.

= TONIGHT'S STORY WILL RUN 90 MINUTES =


Join us in Second Life & Kitely
                                                                    
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
or
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528


AND DON'T FORGET!  @9PM - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT iSL with Finn Zeddmore!

WEDNESDAY, May 24th at 7PM: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF GORAK THE GOBBLER

Gorak the Gobbler specializes in solving problems with his own brand of wisdom, and playful logic. "...life like drinking soda. All go one way and no stopping: Sip, gulp, no matter. But when bubbles build up, only one ting to do - let em out!"

Ever think about how pressures of life eat away at you? What if there were a magical creature who gobbled away at those very things? In three tales, Gorak charms with his oddly mischievous sense of fun, and his keen understanding what makes us tick.


Caledonia presents her newest story from her newest published collection, live in voice
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28


TUESDAY, May 23rd at 7PM: OLD MOTHER WEST WIND Begins

Welcome to the timeless world of the Green Forest, the laughing Brook, and the Smiling Pool. Here we meet a menagerie of funny and fascinating animal friends: Peter Cottontail, Jimmy Skunk, Reddy Fox, Grandfather Frog and many more.

In this beloved classic, the first in a series of highly popular animal tales by Thornton W. Burgess, children discover the answers to such questions as why Grandfather Frog has no tail and why Jimmy Skunk wears stripes.

There’s also great fun to be had in reading or hearing about the grand goings-on at Mink’s swimming party, Little Joe Otter’s slippery slide, and Reddy Fox’s fishing expedition. These and many other adventures are told in a warm, whimsical way that combines gentle lessons about nature and wildlife with the fun of a good story.
Join Faerie Maven-Pralou to hear more from Thorton Burgess’ story.

MONDAY May 22nd at 7pm: ARCHITECTS OF HYPERSPACE

ARCHITECTS OF HYPERSPACE
- by Thomas R. McDonough -
A naive lady researcher follows her father's footsteps to a mysterious object in space where as his last transmission says, is "the answer to the question you always asked as a little girl."

Nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards

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


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

SUNDAY, May 21st at 1:30pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES: "The Thin Man" Continues

Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man continues!

This week Corwyn and Caledonia present Nick, Nora, and a whole colorful cast of characters as the the mystery continues: who killed Julia Wolf?  Has Clyde Wynant committed suicide?  Where's my drink? (pour me another one darling)

OF INTEREST: Following the success of the movie version of The Thin Man in 1934, Hammett was commissioned to work on screenplays for sequels. During the course of this work, he wrote After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man, which, discovered amongst Hammett's papers in 2011, together with instructions by Hammett for incorporation of additional elements written by screenwriters Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, were edited by Hammett's biographer Richard Layman in collaboration with Hammett's granddaughter Julie M. Rivett and published as novellas in Return of the Thin Man in 2012

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

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 times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.


It was a Dark and Stormy Night when Shandon
shared spooky tales in the the spooky attic
*Sunday, May 21st: 
   ~ at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES: The Thin Man continues with: Corwyn Allen, and Caledonia Skytower.

   ~ at 6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Wind in the Willows Continues with Caledonia Skytower.   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, May 22nd, at 7 pm: Thomas R. McDonough's ARCHITECTS OF HYPERSPACE Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, May 23rd, at 7 pm: Thorton Burgess' OLD MOTHER WEST WIND with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Wednesday, May 24th, at 7 pm: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF GORAK THE GOBBLER - from Caledonia's most recent published short story collection, featuring the mischievous, yet wise magical creature: Gorak (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, May 25th:
   ~ at 7pm: Anthea Sharpe's FEYLAND - The First Adventure with Shandon Loring  Note: 90 minute session (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

   ~ at 9pm SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Contemporary Sci-Fi Adventures with Finn Zeddmore

Seanchai's new SL Main Branch under construction on the South East corner of Holly Kai Park


AS ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK:  Seanchai Library will be moving in June to take up residence at Holly Kai Park.  More details forthcoming.

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. 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 featured charity for May -July, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundationraising 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? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY May 18th at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS - Scary Stories for Stormy Nights


"Third Thursday Every Month... From The Shadows"
FROM THE SHADOWS
Dark fantasy, horror, ghosts, and the macabre! From MANY different top authors in the field. Touching many different topics... victims, vengeance, identities, gypsies, carnivals, famines, rain, seal people, evil rocks, psychic vampires, curses, old gods, trains, haunted houses, dreams, coast guards, doors, photographs, wakes, and occult arts.

With big storms every where this week, what better time for...
SCARY STORIES FOR STORMY NIGHTS!
An electrifying collection of eeriness sure to send lightning bolts of shock
sweeping down your spine.


Join us in Second Life & Kitely
                                                                    


WEDNESDAY, May 17th @ 7PM: THE ATROCITY ARCHIVES Concludes - NO, Really! We Mean It!

 We are not making it up ... Seriously!  This is the REAL Conclusion, the thrilling conclusion to last week's exciting conclusion.  What happens to Bob?  Join Corwyn Allen and find out as he presetned the authentic-real-we-mean-it conclusion of The Atrocity Archives, the first volume of the Laundry Files, by Charles Stross.  Live in voice.

TUESDAY, May 16th at 7PM: OF MICE AND MAGIC Concludes


Faerie concludes Ravenspell Book 1 by David Farland - an adventure small of stature, but epic in its magical impact!

Ben and Amber are pitted in an epic battle against a magical enemy who is as crazed as he is evil, and the fate of the world will depend on them learning to work together."

Faerie Maven-Pralou, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

MONDAY May 15th at 7pm: ARCHITECTS OF HYPERSPACE

ARCHITECTS OF HYPERSPACE
- by Thomas R. McDonough -
A naive lady researcher follows her father's footsteps to a mysterious object in space where as his last transmission says, is "the answer to the question you always asked as a little girl."

Nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards

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


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

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 times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.



*Sunday, May 14that 1:30 pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES: The Thin Man continues with the Tea Time Team: Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower.

*Monday, May 15th, at 7 pm: Thomas R. McDonough's ARCHITECTS OF HYPERSPACE Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, May 16th, at 7 pm: OF MICE AND MAGIC Concludes with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Wednesday, May 17th, at 7 pm: THE ATROCITY ARCHIVES Concludes - Reaaly!  We mean it this time! - with Corwyn Allen (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, May 18th, at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS - Scary Stories for Stormy Nights with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)



All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. 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 featured charity for May -July, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundationraising 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? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY May 11th at 7pm: HITCHCOCK - Tales to Send Chills Down Your Spine


"...chilling excitement from the master of suspense"
HITCHCOCK
Tales to Send Chills Down Your Spine

Do you like to be agitated? Shocked? Jarred? Do you like your stories disquieting, turbulent, icy? Do you like it to shake you up? To pack a wallop? To fill you with fear and trembling? Tonight at the Seanchai Library, stories from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine providing the kind of chill-causing excitement you've come to expect from the Master of Suspense.
Book: Tales to Send Chills Down Your Spine Editor: Alfred Hitchcock


Join us in Second Life & Kitely
                                                                    
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
or
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528


AND DON'T FORGET!  @9PM - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT iSL with Finn Zeddmore!

WEDNESDAY, April 10th at 7PM: The Exciting Conclusion of THE ATROCITY ARCHIVES

"...With often hilarious results, the author mixes the occult and the mundane, the truly weird and the petty. In "Atrocity," Bob, a low-level computer fix-it guy for the Laundry, a supersecret British agency that defends the world from occult happenings, finds himself promoted to fieldwork after he bravely saves the day during a routine demonstration gone awry. With his Palm, aka his Hand of Glory (a severed hand that, when ignited, renders the holder invisible), and his smarts, he saves the world from a powerful external force seeking to enter our universe to suck it dry. In "Jungle," Bob teams up with a cop, Josephine, to save the Laundry from a powermonger who seeks to stage an internal coup by using zombies as her minions."
~  Publisher's Weekly
Join Corwyn Allen presents the exciting conclusion of The Atrocity Archives, the first volume of the Laundry Files, by Charles Stross.  Live in voice.

TUESDAY, May 9th at 7PM: OF MICE AND MAGIC Resumes

She's baaaaaaaak!  Faerie resumes Ravenspell Book 1 by Davis Farland - an adventure small of stature, but epic in its magical impact!

Ben and Amber find themselves pitted in an epic battle against a magical enemy who is as crazed as he is evil, and the fate of the world will depend on them learning to work together."

Faerie Maven-Pralou, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

MONDAY May 8th at 7pm: ARCHITECTS OF HYPERSPACE

ARCHITECTS OF HYPERSPACE
- by Thomas R. McDonough -
A naive lady researcher follows her father's footsteps to a mysterious object in space where as his last transmission says, is "the answer to the question you always asked as a little girl."

Nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards

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


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

SUNDAY, May 7th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES Resumes ~ The Thin Man

Tea Time is back with a brand new mystery series: Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man, originally
published in Redbook magazine  in 1933, and published in book form the following year.

The story is set in New York City in December 1932, in the last days of Prohibition. The main characters are a former private detective, Nick Charles, and his clever young wife, Nora. Nick, son of a Greek immigrant, has given up his career since marrying Nora, a wealthy socialite, and he spends most of his time cheerfully getting drunk in hotel rooms and speakeasies. Nick and Nora have no children, but they own a female Schnauzer named Asta.


Charles is drawn, mostly against his will, into investigating a murder. The case brings them in contact with a rather grotesque family, the Wynants, and with various policemen and lowlifes. As they attempt to solve the case, Nick and Nora share a great deal of banter and witty dialogue, along with copious amounts of alcohol.

Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower 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 times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.



*Sunday, May 7th
   ~ at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES Resumes with a new series: The Thin Man with the Tea Time Team: Corwyn Allen, John Morland, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower.

   ~ at 7 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Wind in the Willows Continues with Caledonia Skytower.   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, May 8th, at 7 pm: Thomas R. McDonough's ARCHITECTS OF HYPERSPACE continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, May 9th, at 7 pm: OF MICE AND MAGIC Resumes with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Wednesday, May 10th, at 7 pm: THE ATROCITY ARCHIVES Concludes with Corwyn Allen (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, May 11th, 
    ~ at 7pm HITCHCOCK - Tales that Send Chills Down Your Spine with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

    ~ at 9pm SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Contemporary Sci-Fi Adventures with Finn Zeddmore



All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. 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 featured charity for March -April, which we are extending a few weeks into May because of the 10 days we spent with Fantasy Faire: Project Children, building peace in Ireland one child at a time.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY May 4th at 7pm: CORMAC MAC ART - Night of the Wolf


"Irish Pirate meets Danish Viking"
CORMAC MAC ART
Night of the Wolf

Cormac Mac Art (nicknamed an Cluiun - "The Wolf") was one of the Irish Reivers - bold pirates who range far among the ruins of the Roman Empire, reaching Spain and on occasion even Egypt.

Cormac Mac Art became outlawed and had to leave Ireland in a hurry, and he found refuge and a new home among the Danish Viking band led by Wulfhere the Skull-splitter. 
He became Wulfhere's right hand man, the two of them complementing each other and working harmoniously together.

Wulfhere is a bellicose and formidable fighter.  Cormac Mac Art, is a formidable swordsman, and is also well-informed on the affairs of the numerous kingdoms, tribes and factions of the British Islands and beyond. Cormac has many enemies, Irish as well as Scandinavian - but he manages to elude them, again and again. Together Wulfhere and Cormac go through many dangerous adventures.

Book: Tigers of the Sea Author: Robert E. Howard



Join us in Second Life & Kitely

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
or
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528


WEDNESDAY, May 3rd at 7PM: THE ATROCITY ARCHIVES Resume

"Lovecraft's Cthulhu meets Len Deighton's spies in Stross's latest, as the Scottish author explains in his afterword to this offbeat book offering two related long novellas, "The Atrocity Archive" and "The Concrete Jungle" (the latter previously unpublished). With often hilarious results, the author mixes the occult and the mundane, the truly weird and the petty..."
~ Agent, Caitlin Blasdell at Liza Dawson Associates for Publisher's Weekly
Join Corwyn Allen as he resumes The Atrocity Archives, the first volume of the Laundry Files, by Charles Stross.  Live in voice.

TUESDAY, May 2nd at 7PM: More from WILD AT HEART

Aoife shares more selections from her debut novel,Wild at Heart (An Explorers Club Romance) written under the pen name Clare Alexander.

Nora Nicholson is about to step into a new and unknown world in West Africa. She finds work, forms unlikely friendships, and meets Hugh Beaumont, naturalist and explorer. Hugh has a chance to pursue his dream of exploring the West African rivers and forests, and finds himself increasingly drawn to Nora. He wants her to be safe. But after a terrible accident, Nora must fend for herself. Can she choose her own destiny? And will Hugh realize that to claim his heart’s desire, he musts master himself.

The author, Live in voice.