The newest Seanchai special project celebrates the work of American author Ray Bradbury. It follows the path of eight boys on an adventure to save the life of their friend on Halloween Night. Guided by the mysterious Mr. Moundshroud, they travel through time and space, learning about different cultures, and how each views and deals with death.
Events and activities at The Bradbury Project include:
- "Where's Mr. Lurky?" (Find him - he's everywhere!)
- Nosferatu on TV in the Halloween Open House - Town Level
- Check out the Play Park
- Interactive Bradbury Library - Moundshroud's House
- Plenty of photo ops and things to explore (clickie!)
Readings of "The Halloween Tree" (presented in 3 Episodes)Tuesdays at 7pm slt - October 10, 17, and 24 with Shandon Loring, Faerie Maven-Pralou, and Kayden Oconnell
Sundays at 1:30pm slt - October 15, 22, and 29 with David Abbot, Gloriana Maertens, and Caledonia Skytower
Other Seanchai Library events may take place in The Project, and some additional readings from Bradbury may take place. Stay Tuned!
eClipse Club & Resort Presents at The Bradbury Project:
- Friday, October 20th from 7-9 pm slt - DJ Momma Hoi
- Saturday, October 21st from 7-9pm slt - DJ Iniry Vaher
- Sunday, October 22nd from 7-9pm slt - DJ Caledonia Skytower
- Thursday, October 26th from 9-11pm slt - DJ Tiger Pawz
- Monday, October 30th from 9-11pm slt - DJ JAdmiral Maelstrom
This project is built in two skyboxes that follow the path of the first third of the story "The Halloween Tree"
LEVEL 1: It begins in a neighborhood on the edge of Green Town, a fictional Midwest American town that is the scene for a great number of Ray Bradbury's works, including "Something Wicked This Way Comes," the collection "Dandelion Wine", and "The Halloween Tree."
LEVEL 2: Moundshroud's House - The Halloween Tree. The path picks up in the center of the ravine, approaching the home of Mr Moundshroud, with The Halloween Tree on the grounds, and a path to the Kite Barn, where the first third of the story concludes. Reference to places that the boys and Mr Moundshroud visit in their succeeding adventure are represented within Moundshroud's House in this Project.
The Bradbury Project uses the “Caledonian Studios” and “Quantum Products” experiences. Accept these to navigate and see the project as designed. We recommend that you set your draw distances to 125, and use shared environment.
As a fallback, you could set your viewer EEP to A-6PM or any other dusk-like EEP. It will not look as good as the EEP the build was created for, but it will suffice.
The Bradbury Project was created for Seanchai Library by Dagmar Kohime, Gloriana Maertens, Stevie Morane Basevi, and Caledonia Skytower.
All tips from events will be donated to Reading is Fundamental.
All times listed are SLT/ Pacific.
The Bradbury Project will remain open through November 16th.
About Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury was an American author, screenwriter, and among the most celebrated 20th-century writers. He worked in a variety of genres including fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and realistic fiction. He wrote many works and is widely known by the general public for his novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and his short-story collections The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951). For more information on his life and work, visit raybradbury.com.
About Seanchai Library Special Projects
Special projects produced by members of Seanchai Library date as far back as 2008 and its first special adaptations of A Christmas Carol, Dracula, and War of The Worlds. In 2012 The Dickens Project made its first appearance on the Second Life grid, inviting residents to “walk in the steps of Ebenezer Scrooge.” The Dickens Project has grown and expanded from its initial 900m parcel to two full regions, supported by Linden Labs and featuring a variety of performing communities in Second Life.
Other immersive literature projects have included Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, and Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, Murder on the Nile, Murder at The Vicarage, and Evil Under the Sun. Projects on the Kitely grid have included F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. The Bradbury Project marks the newest endeavor by the Library to create experiences that inspire individuals to engage with great literature.
“We call them ‘project’ because every other name we think of is either too complicated or too silly.” ~