THURSDAY April 25th at 7pm: HALLOWE'EN IN APRIL: X-Files - The House On Hickory Hill

"They used to hang witches there"
HALLOWE'EN IN APRIL
X-Files - The House On Hickory Hill

Caledonia & Shandon together!

Arthur Creed moves his family into the House on Hickory Hill in Banewich, Massachusetts to write his next ghost book on the history of this house where a former family was murdered. There are no appearances of anything remotely 'haunted' however, until the youngest daughter Heather wakes in the middle of the night and sees the houses walls bulging and apparently bleeding. She runs to her older sisters room for help, only to find she has been kidnapped, and a ransom note left by Clayton Geech. Clayton Geech who murdered of the former family in the house... but he was executed 40 years earlier!

Book: X-Files: Trust No One
Author: Max Allan Collins


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WEDNESDAY, April 24th at 7:00pm: CELEBRATING URSULA K.LE GUIN


Seanchai Library joins Fantasy Faire's LitFest in celebrating the work of the late Ursula K.Le Guin with two stories from her vast canon of works.

In "CatWings" Mrs. Jane Tabby can't explain why her four precious kittens were born with wings, but she's grateful that they are able to use their flying skills to soar away from the dangerous city slums where they were born. However, once the kittens escape the big city, they learn that country life can be just as difficult!

. . . and  in "The Rule of Names" (as well as in"The Word of Unbinding") Le Guin conveys her initial concepts for the Earthsea realm, most importantly its places and physical manifestation, but not most of the characters appearing in the novels, other than the dragon Yevaud.  Both stories help explain the underpinnings of the Earthsea realm, in particular the importance of true names to magic

A special 90 minute session, with stories presented live in Voice.

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TUESDAY, April 23rd at 7pm: NOTHING BUT TROLLS!

Seanchai Library continues its annual sojourn to Fantasy Faire with a tribute to Fantasy Faire Litfest's home this year, Trollhaugen created by Beq Janus & Elizabeth Jarvinen.


Caledonia Skytower presents NOTHING BUT TROLLS!  An hour of short stories about the much maligned, and sometimes genuinely evil magical creatures as depicted by the likes of Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, JK Rowling, and more. Join Caledonia for an hour of tales in Trollsmoth, in Trollhaugen.  Oh, and you might want to wear a breath mint.

Caledonia Skytower and Seanchai Library at Fantasy Faire 2019, live on stream.

MONDAY April 22nd at 7pm: Selected TALES OF LE GUIN

- At Fantasy Faire-
Selected TALES OF LE GUIN

Left Hand of Darkness
An examination of androgyny in science fiction - the effects of sex and gender on culture and society - unfolding loyalties - loneliness and rootlessness
WOW! Do You Dare Miss This One???

Lathe of Heaven
His 'effective' dreams alter past and present reality.



PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
Seanchai Library at Fantasy Faire 2019

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!

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


This week, we make our annual odyssey to Fantasy Faire in support of Relay for Life.  We are pleased to share that the Seanchai Library community has collected over L$75,000 to be used as matching funds for event challenges at Fantasy Faire.  Thank you everyone for embracing this idea and making it flourish so far beyond what we imagined.  We'll have more to share on this later.

All Seanchai session at The Faire will take place at the Faire's LitFest home region of Trollhaugen, in the Trollmoth event space.
  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FF%20Trollhaugen/161/134/134

*MONDAY, April 22nd, at 7pm:  SELECTIONS FROM THE WORKS OF URSULA Le GUIN. Gyro Muggins presents selected excerpts from two different works by the late author. In “Left Hand of Darkness” a human envoy arrives on the planet known as Gethen aka “Winter.” In “The Lathe of Heaven” a battle of wits ensues between a psychiatrist and a patient with psychic dream powers.

*TUESDAY, April 23rd at 7pm: NOTHING BUT TROLLS! from Neil Gaiman to J.K. Rowling, as well as more traditional adventures, Caledonia presents a troll's eye perspective, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, April 24th at 7pm:  AN URSULA Le GUIN CELEBRATION. Seanchai Library celebrates the work of the late Ursula K.Le Guin with two stories from her vast canon of works: “CatWings” and “The Rule of Names”. 

*THURSDAY, April 25th at 7pm: HALLOWEEN IN APRIL: X-Files – The House On Hickory Hill, with Shandon and Caledonia. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

The Gacha Garden on "Celestial Plain"  - one of the other sources of matching
funds for use at Fantasy Faire events.

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 April 18th at 7pm: ROGUE ONE - A Star Wars Story pt4

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…."
ROGUE ONE - A Star Wars Story pt4

Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.

Book: Rogue One
Author: Matt Forbeck

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WEDNESDAY, April 17th at 7pm: KALEIDOSCOPE

When a brilliant young violinist dies in a horrific accident, Madame Karitska has only to hold the
victim’s instrument in her hands to perceive the shocking truth. But when an insecure wife asks whether her husband will abandon her to join a sinister cult, Madame Karitska–as wise as she is lovely–chooses not to reveal all that she foresees. And when an attaché case is suddenly dropped into her lap by a man fleeing a crowded subway, she knows it’s time to consult her good friend Detective-Lieutenant Pruden.

Caledonia presents selected adventures from author Dorothy Gilman, live on stream.
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MONDAY, April 15th at 7:00pm: More from THE WORLD'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION


WORLD'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION 1969
TONIGHT GYRO MUGGINS PRESENTS

"Dance of the Changer" (by Terry Carr) Are the aliens crazy or just alien?  Is there a difference? 

"Fear Hound" (by Katherine MacLean) A detective novel, but this time it isn't "elementary" it's "psychic." 

SUNDAY, April 14th at 1:30pm: More from SHERLOCK HOLMES GREATEST HITS

Today we present the third of the top four Sherlock Holmes' Adventures from our recent poll: THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE from "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (1905).

Public pressure forced Conan Doyle to bring the sleuth back to life, and explain his apparently miraculous survival of a deadly struggle with Professor Moriarty. This is the first Holmes story set after his supposed death at the Reichenbach Falls, as recounted in "The Final Problem". "The Hound of the Baskervilles" had seen the return of a pre-Reichenbach Falls Sherlock Holmes, which only served to whet readers' appetites.

Doyle ranked "The Adventure of the Empty House" sixth in his list of his twelve favorite Holmes stories. The story takes place in 1894, three years after "The Final Problem." 

Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Savanah Blindside, and Kayden Oconnell, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room. 

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 almost time for Fantasy Faire! April 18th - May 5th & we'll be there!
All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, April 14th: 

   ~ 1:30pm:  TEA TIME: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Hits. This week by popular vote, "The Adventure of the Empty House" from THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES(1905) in the Fireside Room.

   ~ 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME ~ Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Caledonia concludes Roald Dahl's classic, live on stream!
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY, April 15th, at 7pm:  THE WORLD'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION Gyro presents two stories from 1969: "Dance of the Changer(by Terry Carr) Are the aliens crazy or just alien?  Is there a difference? ; and "Fear Hound" (by Katherine MacLean) A detective novel, but this time it isn't "elementary" it's "psychic." Live in voice.

*TUESDAY, April 16th at 7pm: Dorothy Gilman's KALEIDOSCOPE (Selected Adventures), Caledonia presents, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, April 17th at 7pm:  TBA

*THURSDAY, April 18th: 

    ~ at 7pm: ROGUE ONE - A Star Wars Story, concludes with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

    ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT, contemporary Sci-Fi Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore

Shandon continues his explosive presentation of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

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.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY April 11th at 7pm: ROGUE ONE - A Star Wars Story pt3

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…."
ROGUE ONE - A Star Wars Story pt3

Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.

Book: Rogue One
Author: Matt Forbeck

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http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai

WEDNESDAY, April 10th at 7pm: BYOP ~ Bring Your Own Poetry Night

National Poetry Month continues,
and we had such a good time last week that we are going to continue celebrate.

Bring a favorite poem of yours, or one you like, to be shared fireside. The Seanchai gang will be available to read them for you, and share a few favorites of our own.

Looking for Poems? Here are a few sources:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/
https://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/find-poems
https://www.poets.org/

Join us in the Glen.
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

NOTE:  Tonight is not an open mic.  There are a ton of open mics going on across the grid, and you can find information on them in the "Apple" newsletter giver, downstairs in the fireside room.

TUESDAY, April 9th at 7:00pm: TWO HOUSES

Caledonia presents her story "Two Houses" from A Trio of Irish Tales II.  "It is one of the most complicated short stories I have ever written - in many ways a climax of an emotional four year journey that preceded it," she says.

In "Two Houses" a young American couple on their honeymoon find their ties to Irish heritage are far more insistent than just a simple perusal of genealogies. As the past disturbs their future, Mark and Cate must unravel the mystery of two houses that suffered very different fates, but that are somehow connected. (90 minutes).

Come early and dance to some Celtic Rock in the Glen. Story presented live, on stream.
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

MONDAY April 8th at 7pm: WORLD'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION 1969

by Various Science Fiction Authors -
WORLD'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION 1969

Hemeac
by E.G. Von Wald
A student deals with life in a school run by defective robots

    Street of Dreams, Feet of Clay
by Robert Sheckley    Can an imperfect man find happiness in a perfect city?


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

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SUNDAY, April 7th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME~ Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Hits Continue

Today we present the third of the top four Sherlock Holmes' Adventures from our recent poll: THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND from "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (1892).


Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson rise unusually early one morning to meet a young woman named Helen Stoner who fears that her life is being threatened by her step-father, Dr. Grimesby Roylott, a doctor who practiced in Calcutta, India and was married to Helen's late mother who was a widow living there. Dr. Roylott is the impoverished last survivor of what was a wealthy but violent, ill-tempered and amoral Anglo-Saxon aristocratic family of Surrey, and has already served a jail sentence in the past for killing his Indian butler in a rage. Helen's twin sister had died almost two years earlier, shortly before she was to be married. Helen had heard her sister's dying words, "The speckled band!" but was unable to decode their meaning. Helen herself, troubled by the perplexing death of her sister, is now engaged, and she has begun to hear strange noises and observe strange activities around Stoke Moran, the impoverished and heavily mortgaged estate where she and her stepfather live.

Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Savanah Blindside, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room. 

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, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.


*SUNDAY, April 7th: 

   ~ 1:30pm:  TEA TIME: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Hits. This week by popular vote, "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" from THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1892) in the Fireside Room.

   ~ 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME ~ Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Continues. Have you heard? Wonka has released five golden tickets in candy bars! Charlie Bucket just find one and he and Grampa Joe are about to step through the gates, where their imaginations will be thrilled.  Caledonia continues Roald Dahl's classic, live on stream!
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY, April 8th, at 7pm:  THE WORLD'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION Gyro presents two stories from 1969: "Hemeac" (by E.G. Von Wald) A student deals with life in a school run by defective robots; and "Street of Dreams, Feet of Clay" (by Robert Sheckley) Can an imperfect man find happiness in a perfect city? Live in voice.

*TUESDAY, April 9th at 7pm: TWO HOUSES (90 minutes), Caledonia shares another of her original tales: a young American couple on their honeymoon find their ties to Irish heritage are far more insistent than just a simple perusal of genealogies. As the past disturbs their future, Mark and Cate must unravel the mystery of two houses that suffered very different fates, but that are somehow connected.

*WEDNESDAY, April 10th at 7pm:  BYOP: Bring Your Own Poem Night - bring a favorite poem of yours, or one you like, to be shared fireside in The Glen.

*THURSDAY, April 11th at 7pm: ROGUE ONE - A Star Wars Story, concludes with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)


It's almost time for Fantasy Faire!  Seanchai Kitty is getting ready. Are you?

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.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY, April 5th at 7pm: ROGUE ONE - A Star Wars Story pt2

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…."
ROGUE ONE - A Star Wars Story pt 2

AS THE SHADOWS OF THE Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, the Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. A machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. If the worlds at the Empire’s mercy stand any chance, it lies with an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a rebel commander on a mission of assassination; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire’s military; Chirrut Îmwe, a blind holy man and his crack-shot companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, a reprogrammed Imperial droid. In their hands rests the New Hope that could turn the tide toward a crucial Rebellion victory— if they can capture the plans to the Empire’s new weapon. But even as they race toward their goal, the specter of their ultimate enemy darkens the skies – the Death Star. Our story picks up with Jyn Erso and a Rebellion leader, Saw Gerrera, viewing the holo-message from her father telling them how to destroy the Death Star. Unfortunately said Death Star is about to be fired upon their location and destroy all hope of success.

Book: Rogue One Author: Matt Forbeck Based on screenplay by: Chris Weitz & Tony Gilroy


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FOLLOWED at 9pm by SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore! Contemporary Sci-fi-fantasy adventures from sources such as Light Speed, Escape Pod, and Clarkesworld magazines.

WEDNESDAY, April 3rd at 7pm: IT'S POETRY MONTH!

Not that we need a special month to share and appreciate poetry at Seanchai Library, yet tonight we are going to focus on the beauty, economy, and intensity of poetry.

Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month with some of our favorites. Featuring Aoife Lorefield, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, Ktahdn Vesuvino, Caledonia Skytower and possibly more!

Have a favorite of your own? Bring it, and we'll read it.

Presented live, in voice.
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

TUESDAY, April 2nd at 7PM: THE FAIRY TREE


Caledonia shares one of her original "Irish Tales" in a special 80 minute session.


"The Fairy Tree" reunites us with young Liam Killough of "The Shadow by the Gate." He and his family have settled into life in rural County Wicklow, but Liam is at continual odds with farm manager Rose McLane. The tension has been mounting and explodes with unexpected results, leaving young Liam desperate to set things to rights again.


Presented live on stream, in Ceiliuradh Glen
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/219/63/2966

MONDAY April 1st at 7pm: WORLD OF PTAVVS by Larry Niven

by Larry Niven -
WORLD OF PTAVVS

 A statue of indeterminate age found on the sea floor turns out to be a time stasis field containing a space traveller from the far past.  An attempt to break that field results in disaster.

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

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