THURSDAY January 31st at 7pm: MOANA pt4


"Go Beyond The Reef!"
MOANA
Caledonia & Shandon together! Presenting this magnificent story just for you, taken directly from the movie.. ..only better, cuz it's us! And You! The young girl Moana, from the island of Motunui, has been chosen to restore life to all living things, by returning the heart of Te Fiti that the demi-God Maui stole. Moana found Maui and enlisted his help, but only if she agreed to help him regain his magic fishhook, without which Maui doesn’t have his magic powers. The pair had to first defeat the dreaded Kakamora pirates, and then steal Maui’s hook back from the giant crab Tamatoa. Unfortunately, Maui is waaay out of practice with his fish hook and keeps turning himself into things he doesn’t mean to. We join our heroes now as they make their way to the island of Te Fiti to return the heart. Along the way Moana has coerced Maui to practice his magic so that he will be ready for the showdown with Te Ka the lava monster. Book based on the Disney movie

"I’ve got your back, chosen one. Go save the world"


Book: The Story of Moana - A Tale of Courage and Adventure
Author: Disney Adapted by: Kari Sutherland


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WEDNESDAY, January 30th at 7PM: KEEPIN' IT BRIEF - A Tribute

Stories serve so many purposes in our lives: dreaming, expressing, exploring, problem solving. Stories also bring people together in unique and unexpected ways.

Tonight, R. Crap Mariner pays tribute to a friend: a fellow scribe, a brother of the brief pen.  Steve Krodman, (known as "Elisson") passed away on January 11th. Through his blog Lost in the Cheese Aisle and other venues to share his words, he explored the 100w story form and the possibilities in making every word count.

Presented Live in voice.
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TUESDAY, January 29th at 7pm: THE TIME KEEPER Continues

Kayden and Caledonia present Mitch Albom's tale of time

"Living without love was something Dor knew more about than any soul on Earth.  The more Sarah spoke of loneliness, the clearer it became why he was there."


Dor has brought together Victor Delamonte, who wants more time, and Sarah Lemon, who wants too little.  He must guide their sight beyond their immediate desires, to the impact such choices would have on the future - their futures, and the futures of those around them.  A glimpse into possible futures, this week.

Kayden and Caledonia continue Mitch Albom's modern fable, live in voice.

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MONDAY January 28th at 7pm: RINGWORLD

- by Larry Niven -
RINGWORLD

A multi-species exploration team explores an artificial world, a ring 1 million miles wide with a diameter the size of Earth's orbit.

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

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SUNDAY, January 27th @ 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Templar ~ The Saint


Simon Templar is a Robin Hood-like criminal known as The Saint – plausibly from his initials, but the exact reason for his nickname is unknown (although the reader is told that he was given it at the age of nineteen). Templar has aliases, often using the initials S.T. such as "Sebastian Tombs" or "Sugarman Treacle". Blessed with boyish humour, he makes humorous and off-putting remarks and leaves a "calling card" at his "crimes," a stick figure of a man with a halo over his head. This is used as the logo of the books, the movies, and the 1960s TV series. He is described as "a buccaneer in the suits of Savile Row, amused, cool, debonair, with hell-for-leather blue eyes and a saintly smile."


The Saint is featured in a series of books by Leslie Charteris published between 1928 and 1963. After
that date, other authors collaborated with Charteris on books until 1983.

TODAY: Part 1 of The Man Who Was Clever with David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

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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, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, January 27th at 1:30pm:  TEA TIME with Templar ~ The Saint begins.  Part 1 of Leslie Charteris' "The Man Who Was Clever" with David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

*MONDAY, January 28th at 7pm:  Larry Niven's RINGWORLD concludes with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, January 29th at 7pm:  Mitch Albom's THE TIME KEEPER continues with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower

*WEDNESDAY, January 23rd at 7pm: 100W Stories: KEEPIN' IT BRIEF a tribute with R. Crap Mariner.

*THURSDAY, January 24th at 7pm: MOANA  Part 4 with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY January 24th at 7pm: MOANA pt3


"Go Beyond The Reef!"
MOANA
Caledonia & Shandon together! Presenting this magnificent story just for you, taken directly from the movie..
..only better, cuz it's us! And You!

`The young girl Moana, from the island of Motunui, has been chosen to restore life to all living things, by returning the heart of Te Fiti that the demi-God Maui stole. With the help of the ocean, and a weird little chicken named HeiHei, Moana has found the heart and enlisted Maui’s help to return it to where he stole it from. Unfortunately, without his magic fishhook, Maui doesn’t have all his magic powers… We join the two now as they come under attack by the dread pirates Kakamora who want to take the heart of Te Fiti.. and want to eat HeiHei!
"I’ve got your back, chosen one. Go save the world"

Book: The Story of Moana - A Tale of Courage and Adventure
Author: Disney Adapted by: Kari Sutherland


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WEDNESDAY, January 23rd at 7PM: THE JENNIFER MORGUE Continues

THE JENNIFER MORGUE offers a wonderful pastiche on both the world of James Bond and a
wonderful mimicking of Ian Fleming’s style of writing, Stross produces a novel that also evokes Lovecraftian overtones that is delightfully entertaining to read. 

In true Bond style, Bob is (reluctantly) partnered with an American agent – in this case a stunningly beautiful woman who also just happens to be a soul-sucking succubus from another dimension. Which, being the case, marks Bob’s mission somewhat differently to those of Bond: not only must he stop the bad guys and come through this at best shaken, he must totally avoid being stirred towards getting the girl…

Corwyn Allen continues selections from the adventures of Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire, from Charles Stross' Laundry Files series, live in voice.

TUESDAY, January 22nd at 7pm: THE TIME KEEPER Continues

"You marked the minutes, but did you use them wisely? To be still? To cherish? To be grateful? To lift and be lifted? . . . find two souls on earth, one who wants too much time and one who wants too little. Teach them what you have learned."

Dor, the inventor of time, has been transported to our current time in search of two voices - one young female, and one older male. He must figure out how their lives are destined to intertwine and teach them the hardest lesson of all, the one that he himself has just begun to understand: the true value of time.

Kayden and Caledonia continue Mitch Albom's modern fable, live in voice.

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MONDAY January 21st at 7pm: RINGWORLD

- by Larry Niven -
RINGWORLD

A multi-species exploration team explores an artificial world, a ring 1 million miles wide with a diameter the size of Earth's orbit.

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

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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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Everyone hangin' around as "The Jennifer Morgue" continues

All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*MONDAY, January 21st at 7pm:  Larry Niven's RINGWORLD continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, January 22nd at 7pm:  Mitch Albom's THE TIME KEEPER continues with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower

*WEDNESDAY, January 23rd at 7pm: Charles Stross' THE JENNIFER MORGUE continues with Corwyn Allen

*THURSDAY, January 24th -  
   ~ at 7pm: MOANA  Part 3 with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)

   ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore - late night contemporary Sci-Fi adventures from a variety of online zines.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! January 27th begins a new Sunday afternoon Tea Time series: TEA TIME with Templar - The Saint


Shandon and Cale go beyond the reef as "Moana" continues

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY January 17th at 7pm: MOANA pt2


"Go Beyond The Reef!"
MOANA
Caledonia & Shandon together! Presenting this magnificent story just for you, taken directly from the movie..
..only better, cuz it's us! And You!

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

"I’ve got your back, chosen one. Go save the world"


Book: The Story of Moana - A Tale of Courage and Adventure
Author: Disney Adapted by: Kari Sutherland

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WEDNESDAY, January 16th at 7PM: THE JENNIFER MORGUE CONTINUES

Saving the world from evil is a 24/7 job—No overtime pay included. 

"In this alternately chilling and hilarious sequel to The Atrocity Archives (2004) from Hugo-winner Stross, Bob Howard is a computer ├╝bergeek employed by the Laundry, a secret British agency assigned to clean up incursions from other realities caused by the inadvertent manipulation of complex mathematical equations: in other words, magic."  ~ Publishers Weekly

Corwyn Allen continues the adventures of Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire, from Charles Stross' Laundry Files series, live in voice.

TUESDAY, January 15th at 7PM: THE TIME KEEPER Continues


Dor, the inventor of time, sits in a cave listening to the voices of human obsession that have erupted in result of his creation. His journey is not completed yet.

"You marked the minutes, but did you use them wisely? To be still? To cherish? To be grateful? To lift and be lifted? . . . find two souls on earth, one who wants too much time and one who wants too little. Teach them what you have learned."

Kayden and Caledonia continue Mitch Albom's modern fable, live in voice.

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MONDAY, January 14th at 7PM: RINGWORLD Continues


Gyro continues author Larry Niven's 1970 sci-fi adventure, set in his Known Space universe and considered a classic of science fiction literature. A multi-species exploration team explores an artificial world, a ring 1 million miles wide with a diameter the size of Earth's orbit.

Presented 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!


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There's *snow* end to the stories . . .  eh!  eh!  See what we did there?
All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*MONDAY, January 14th at 7pm:  Larry Niven's RINGWORLD continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, January 15th at 7pm:  Mitch Albom's THE TIME KEEPER continues with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower

*WEDNESDAY, January 16th at 7pm: Charles Stross' THE JENNIFER MORGUE continues with Corwyn Allen

*THURSDAY, January 17th at 7pm: MOANA  Part 2 with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Tea Time will return to Sunday afternoons starting January 27th!

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 are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY January 10th at 7pm: MOANA pt1


"Go Beyond The Reef!"
MOANA
Caledonia & Shandon together! Presenting this magnificent story just for you, taken directly from the movie..
..only better, cuz it's us! And You!

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

"I’ve got your back, chosen one. Go save the world"


Book: The Story of Moana - A Tale of Courage and Adventure
Author: Disney Adapted by: Kari Sutherland


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WEDNESDAY, January 9th at 7pm: THE JENNIFER MORGUE Resumes


Saving the world from evil is a 24/7 job—No overtime pay included. 

Ruthless software billionaire Ellis Billington has unearthed a device that will enable him to raise an eldritch horror, codenamed “JENNIFER MORGUE,” from the ocean’s depth for the purpose of ruling the world.

Corwyn Allen continues the adventures of Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire, from Charles Stross' Laundry Files series, live in voice.

TUESDAY, January 8th at 7pm: THE TIME KEEPER Begins

Description:In author Mitch Albom's 2012 modern fable, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years.

Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower begin this series, live in voice.
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MONDAY January 7th at 7pm: RINGWORLD

- by Larry Niven -
RINGWORLD

A multi-species exploration team explores an artificial world, a ring 1 million miles wide with a diameter the size of Earth's orbit.


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

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

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!


_____________________________________

Kayden & Caledonia begin Mitch Ablom's "The Time Keeper" this week
All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*MONDAY, January 7th at 7pm:  Larry Niven's RINGWORLD begins with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, January 8th at 7pm:  Mitch Albom's THE TIME KEEPER begins with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower

*WEDNESDAY, January 9th at 7pm: Charles Stross' THE JENNIFER MORGUE  resumes with Corwyn Allen

*THURSDAY, January 10th:
   ~ at 7pm: MOANA  Part 1 with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower  (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI,  in Kitely)
   ~ at 9pm in SL: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT, contemporary sci-fi-fantasy 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 are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY January 3rd at 7pm: THE ICE DRAGON

"Winter Is Coming"
THE ICE DRAGON

In George R.R. Martin's world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

Book: The Ice Dragon Author: George R. R. Martin

VISIT Special Art Exhibit at Holly Kai Art Gallery


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Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child—and the ice dragon who loved her—could save her world from utter destruction.



WHAT'S UP? This Week at Seanchai Libraries



First of all - Happy New Year!

It was a wild and magical December with this year's Dickens Project. What with the timing of the holiday and the closing of Dickens, we are making this a light week.  Don't panic!  We'll be back in full swing next week with several new series and plenty of stories to share.

This week there will only be one session, Thursday, January 3rd at 7pm with Shandon
THE ICE DRAGON by George R.R. Martin

In George R.R. Martin's world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

And be sure and take some time to visit the plein-air exhibition of artist Luis Royo's illustrations for the novella, just up the stairs from the Library on the Gallery front lawn.