BREAKING NEWS from The Livery at The Dickens Project


There's exciting news from the Livery at The Dickens Project, located in the Northeast part of the region.  Two fun additions to the equine activity of The Project will be coming up in the next few days.



Thursday, December 12th at 3pm: PONY CLASS. 
Our pony-in-residence, Merrylegs, is adorable and has a personality all his own, including an acute distaste for mesh bounding boxes. Dagmar Kohime acquaints you with the ins and outs of working with Merry, and offers tips and trick to make your pony-riding experience enjoyable

Saturday, December 14th from Noon to 8pm: FREE Pony Companion Give-away
You can have a pony for Christmas, courtesy of Elite Equestrian. isn't that what you've always wanted?  From Noon to 8pm only, on Saturday come and find the pony ride, and ride for 18 minutes to Win your FREE, totally adorable, Shetland Pony Companion.

NOTE: this is not a riding pony.  It will walk beside you and look adorable, and you will be the envy of your friends . . . but it is not kitted out to be ridden.

All times slt/Pacific.
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TUESDAY, December 10th at 7pm: SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT Concludes

Kayden wraps up Craig Johnson's exciting holiday tale from his Longmire Series: SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT. It's a little bit of the American West, mixed with some WWII history, and a generous seasoning of Dickens.

Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he's interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt's predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt is at loose ends on Christmas Eve and he agrees to help her.

Kayden Oconnell, live ...
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TUESDAY at The Dickens Project

Tuesday, December 10th

Our participating community Ce Soir Arts presents their own Poet Laureate, RUSSELL EPONYM - musician, poet, artist in numerous mediums.

Russell's creativity is boundless, and today he shares his weekly session of music, poetry, and stories in Dickens Square, live on stream, from the land of magic, music, and dragons - Wales.

LOOK FOR THE BOOKS: And Other "Free Advice" from The Dickens Project

Whether it's the free Victorian clothes from Trabb Tailors and Perrybingle & Plummer, a meat pie from the Alley, Corwyn Allen's recipe for Smoking Bishop, or those special holiday trinkets ... you will find them in abundance at The Dickens Project.
In particular we want to point out the copies of A Christmas Carol that you can find throughout the region. They come in four colors featuring the covers of several early editions of the novella, and contain free gifts from our Participating Communities. The books were created by Aoife Lorefield, and will also give you your very own copy of the book object. Look! Click!  Fear not!

"Welcome, everything! Welcome, alike what has been, and what never was, and what we hope may be, to your shelter underneath the holly, to your places round the Christmas fire, where what is sits open- hearted! . . . On Christmas Day, we will shut out from our fireside, Nothing."

~ from What Christmas Is As We Grow Older by Charles Dickens

For more on what to see and discover at The Dickens Project, visit our special Things to Discover and Gifts page.


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.


*MONDAY - December 9th, at 7pm:  GREY from "The Wizard of London" (book 4 of The Elemental Masters series) by Mercedes Lackey.  Gyro Muggins begins this two-part series.

*TUESDAY, December 10th, at 7pm: Craig Johnson's SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT concludes with Kayden Oconnell. 

*WEDNESDAY, December 11th, at 7pm: Dylan Thomas's A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES with Aoife Lorefield at The Dickens Project.
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*THURSDAY, 
December 12th:
  • at 7pm: Adalbert Stifter's ROCK CRYSTAL 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
For events at The Dickens Project this week, check out the Dickens Calendar & Events Page!


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

SUNDAY, December 8th at The Dickens Project

Three great events to appeal to a variety of virtual holiday explorers:

The Dickens Project welcomes musician Grace McDunnough to Dickens Square today.
@ Noon - The Community Virtual Library hosts the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Tour of the Resource Center in Voice.

@ 1:30pm - TEA TIME with Charles Dickens in Dickens Square.  Da5id Abbot, Dubhna Rhiadra, and Caledonia Skytower present a selection from David Copperfield.

David Copperfield has a primary theme of growth and the changes that occur on the way to maturity. In addition, Dickens included many aspects of Victorian Era life that he wanted to highlight or wished to change, which were primarily integrated into the story, using satire as one device. The plight of prostitutes and the attitude of middle class society to them, the status of women in marriage, the rigid class structure, are aspects that he highlighted, while the system for handling criminals, the quality of schools, and the employment of children in the fast-spreading factories of the 19th century were aspects he wished to influence, to change for the better. 

@ 2:30pm - Grace McDunnough LIVE! in Dickens SquareSome say Grace McDunnough™ may have been the unlikely digital love child of Andy Warhol (without the soup) and Janis Joplin (without the drugs) - a hypnotic mix of subtle yet defiant artistic imagery blended with evocative, heart stopping musical highlights that permeates the veils of geography, culture and genre.  Learn more about Grace at https://grace.weebly.com/ and join us for a wonderful hour of music.

FOR MORE on upcoming events at THE DICKENS PROJECT, visit the Events & Calendar page.

THIS WEEKEND at The Dickens Project


Our first full weekend of events starts out with Idle Rogue Productions opening performance of a show they have created specifically for The Dickens Project.

Friday, December 6th at 10pm slt:
Idle Rogue Productions presents THE MIDNIGHT DINNER

An outstanding concept in dance entertainment as story-telling, presenting beloved characters from Dickens and Victoriana. Please enjoy the experience of attending in costume at The Opera House, free clothing is available in the stores at ground level. 
There will be a direct teleport from the Dickens Square landing point. Or teleport directly to The Opera House sky box.  There's one other option, though, that is worth considering. Take the hot air balloon ride from the shores of the skating pond just north of The Square.  In 20 minutes you'll find yourself at the front door of the Opera House.
Seating begins at 9pm, and seats will fill fast for this show.

Saturday, December 7th at 11am slt:
The Community Virtual Library and VCARA present a Dickens Read-Aloud presentation in the Resource CenterThere will be a direct teleport from the Dickens Square landing point. The members of VCARA present selections from Dickens' short story canon, live in voice.  Come learn about their work in Second Life!

Sunday, December 8th:
@ Noon - The Community Virtual Library hosts the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Tour of the Resource Center in Voice.
@ 1:30pm - TEA TIME with Charles Dickens in Dickens Square.  Da5id Abbot, Dubhna Rhiadra, and Caledonia Skytower present a selection from David Copperfield.
@ 2:30pm - Grace McDunnough LIVE! in Dickens SquareSome say Grace McDunnough™ may have been the unlikely digital love child of Andy Warhol (without the soup) and Janis Joplin (without the drugs) - a hypnotic mix of subtle yet defiant artistic imagery blended with evocative, heart stopping musical highlights that permeates the veils of geography, culture and genre.  Learn more about Grace at https://grace.weebly.com/ and join us for a wonderful hour of music.

FOR MORE on upcoming events at THE DICKENS PROJECT, visit the Events & Calendar page.


THURSDAY December 5th at 7pm: ROCK CRYSTAL - A Christmas Tale pt1

"terrifying and beautiful"
ROCK CRYSTAL
A Christmas Tale pt1

An unusual, moving, and memorable Christmas story. Two children—Conrad and his little sister, Sanna—set out from their village high up in the Alps to visit their grandparents in the neighboring valley. It is the day before Christmas but the weather is mild, though of course night falls early in December and the children are warned not to linger. The grandparents welcome the children with presents and pack them off with kisses. Then snow begins to fall, ever more thickly and steadily. Undaunted, the children press on, only to take a wrong turn. The snow rises higher and higher, time passes: it is deep night when the sky clears and Conrad and Sanna discover themselves out on a glacier, terrifying and beautiful, the heart of the void. Rock Crystal was written in 1845 by Austrian writer Adalbert Stifter, about two missing children on Christmas Eve. It has been called "a suspenseful, simple, myth-like story with majestic depictions of nature. A quiet and beautiful parable about the relation of people to places; of man to nature." The author was said to be "one of the most extraordinary, the most enigmatic, the most secretly daring and the most strangely gripping narrators in world literature." It was translated from German to English in 1945. The story has been adapted to film and TV several times.

Book: Rock Crystal Author: Adalbert Stifter

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WEDNESDAY, December 4th at 7pm: SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT Continues

Kayden continues Craig Johnson's holiday tale from his Longmire Series: SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT. It's a little bit of the American West, mixed with some WWII history, and a generous seasoning of Dickens.

Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he's interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt's predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt is at loose ends on Christmas Eve and he agrees to help her.

Kayden Oconnell, live ...
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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!

_____________________________________

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

Hanging at The Dickens Project - Image by Aoife Lorefield

*MONDAY - December 2nd, at 7pm:  TEACHER'S PET / WAR AND PEACE by Matthew Joseph Harrington (written with approval by Larry Niven) continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, December 3rd, at 7pm: Dark

*WEDNESDAY, December 4th, at 7pm: Craig Johnson's SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT continues with Kayden Oconnell. 

*THURSDAY, 
December 5th:

  • at 7pm: Adalbert Stifter's ROCK CRYSTAL begins 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
For events at The Dickens Project this week, check out the Dickens Calendar & Events Page!


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

MONDAY December 2nd at 7pm: TEACHER'S PET / WAR and PEACE

by Matthew Joseph Harrington -
in Larry Niven's universe¹
TEACHER'S PET / WAR and PEACE

From the Known Space series, a woman inadvertently encounters the Pak* virus and become a Protector.  Infuriated with the instinctive behavior the change tries to force on her, she rebels and becomes a Protector unlike any other.

*The Pak are a race ancestral to humans.  Think of them as highly intelligent, fantastically strong, nearly immortal, overprotective grandparents.

¹ with full approval by Larry Niven


PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
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