Monday, July 28, 2014

TUESDAY, July 29th at 7pm: THROW BACK THE ROCKET MAN (Encore Presentation)

In the far future, a world remarkably similar to our own, but which appears to be in the throes of de-evolution, an investigator is sent to check a religious group known as “The Cult of the Friends”, who have been gathered in the one spot for four years, in expectation of the Rapture. Instead, they received something else entirely: a rocket carrying a man from the past.
Once hailed as a hero, and harbinger of the Rapture, the rocket man not finds himself reviled, the cult wanting him and his ship gone Unfortunately, he has nowhere to go, his ship no longer being capable of flight, and he is stranded on a hostile world he should know, but does not.  What he brings from the stars is humbling, and thought-provoking.
Kayden and Caledonia reprise their presentation of THROW BACK THE ROCKET MAN from Dreams and Snippets, a 2013 collection of short stories by Iain McCracken (perhaps better known in Second Life as Avatar Repertory Theatre co-founder, Sodovan Torok).  The presentation will last slightly longer than the standard hour - 1:20.
Live in Voice.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

MONDAY, July 28th at 7PM: FAR FROM HOME

“Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey”
by Ardath Mahar

You are two feet tall, covered in golden hair except for face, fingers and toes.  It feels like everything in the world wants to eat you.  The old ones say "Help will come from the stars! Someday"  Perhaps it will, but danger comes from everywhere.

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.
Part 1 of 3

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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!


Events at Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:

Sunday, July 27th at 4 pm -  CVL FUNdraiser Variety Show with Gina Gracemount!
Derry will be DJing the event, starting at 4pm and featuring various fun-filled, amusing offerings from throughout CVL-Land.  Our Caledonia will be presenting "A Wave in Search of A Perfect Surfer" at around 5:10pm, and Gina Gracemount will be live and rockin' at 5:30pm.  The event is across the sim from Seanchai, at the same location the Blues Brothers Concert was held.

Monday, July 28th at 7 pm -  FAR FROM HOME, a new series of Sci-Fi stories with Gyro Muggins.  THIS WEEK: "Golden Dream" begins

Tuesday, July 29th at 7 pm - THROW BACK THE ROCKET MAN  with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower (Will be a little longer than usual sessions - 1:20 probably)

Wednesday, July 30th at  7 pm  DOUGLAS ADAMS' SHORTS with Shandon Loring

Thursday, July 31st at:  
  • 7 pm  -  Selections from Neil Gaiman's SMOKE & MIRRORS with Shandon Loring
  • 9 pm  -  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT
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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity Our featured charity for July-August is WildAid (http://wildaid.org)  WildAid's mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes They operate six different programs focusing on elephants, rhinos, sharks, tigers, marine protection, and climate change.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Friday, July 25, 2014

FRIDAY, July 25th at 6PM: "O For a Fiery Gloom and Thee" at Seanchai in Kitely



"O For a Fiery Gloom and Thee" presented at Rivendell Terrace above the Elven Forest at the Seanchai Library http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
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I met a lady in the meads,
Full beautiful - a faery's child,
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
And her eyes were wild.


A poet meets a knight by a woodland lake. The knight says he had met a beautiful, wild-looking woman, decked with flowers. She spoke a language he did not understand, she made love with him, and they slept. When he awoke the woman was gone and the knight was alone on the cold hillside. The woman was "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" - "the beautiful woman without mercy". Tonight will be this story in poem form from John B. Keats, and a story inspired by the poem from Brian Stableford. Followed by Keats poem LAMIA.

When we're through you may wonder... who really possesses loves' power - if anyone. 


This world is public and open to all Kitely and Hypergrid residents. Guests are encouraged to wander freely about the property exploring and discovering. So drop by any time!


Ask Shandon Loring for a Group Invite to receive all notices from the Seanchai Library - and to gain access to our additional story-themed worlds in Kitely.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

THURSDAY July 24th at 7pm: THE SEA HAG - from the merfolk realm

A tale of betrayal, sacrifice, and the purity of love - set in the world of the merfolk.
From the book 'Silver Birch, Blood Moon' come stories erotic, compelling, witty, and altogether extraordinary. Laying bare our innermost demons and desires - imaginatively transforming our youthful fantasies into things darker, slyer, and more delightfully subversive.

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

THURSDAY, July 24th at 4pm: FREDA IN PROGRESS

"Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations."
~ Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist & playwright, 1730-1774

Life is a journey, and we are each of us an ever-evolving creation: a work in progress.  Join us in the Fireside Room as author Freda Frostbite (aka Stephanie Mesler) shares her poetry and prose in progress, and those things inspiring her in her literary quest.

Presented live in voice.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 23rd at 7pm: CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH - Legendary American Women in Folktales

So, we've heard from the men-folk, but what about the ladies?  Ladies abound in American folktales.  As the character Aunt Nancy says in one memorable tale of this wonderful collection:

" Let me tell you that when a woman starts out to be trickish she can beat a man every time, 'cause her mind works a heap faster.  She sees all 'round and over and underneath and on both sides of a thing . . . Meanwhile, a man's just tryin' to stare plumb through it!'

A collection of legends from different areas of the country featuring fifteen of America's little-known heroines, such as Molly Cotton-Tail, Brer Rabbit's clever sister. By the author of The Talking Eggs, Robert D. San Souci.

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

Monday, July 21, 2014

TUESDAY, July 22nd at 7pm: MIRACLES ~ A TRIO OF ISLAND TALES

Caledonia (aka author Judith Cullen) reads selections from her newest collection of micro-fiction.

"Belief is crucial to life.  If there is a through-line to most of my work, it is the need for all of us to believe in something beyond ourselves.

"Belief is woven into all three of the stories in this collection. These stories are fictionalizations of Tongan history and family stories shared by my collaborator, Ilaisaane Filikitonga Tome.  She is a native born Tongan: an amazing Polynesian kingdom in the South Pacific known for the friendliness of its people, an exceptionally high literacy rate, and for devoutly faithful Christians. The power of her stories is moving and undeniable.  You may or may not share her belief system, and that does not really matter.  It is hard to hear her stories and not recognize the essential power of them."

Click Here to learn more about MIRACLES ... and Tonga

Click Here to see the book trailer and learn more about King Tupou I

Presented Live in Voice.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

MONDAY, July 21st at 7PM: SPACE WARS Continues!

“The Colonel's Tiger”
by Hal Colebatch
with permission from Larry Niven


The ancient ragged remains of a "deformed tiger" shot in British India may provide a clue concerning an insane hoax. The crew of a starship from Earth claim they have been attacked by hostile aliens. Everyone knows no technological society can be hostile.

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.
Conclusion

Saturday, July 19, 2014

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!


Events at Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:

Monday, July 21st at 7 pm -  SPACE WARS, with Gyro Muggins.  THIS WEEK: "Fortress Ship" & " The Colonel's Tiger" Concludes

Tuesday, July 22nd  at 7 pm - Selections from MIRACLES: A TRIO OF ISLAND TALES  with (and by) Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, July 23rd at  7 pm  CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH: American Women in Folklore with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, July 24th at:  
  • 4 pm  -  FREDA IN PROGRESS with Freda Frostbite
  • 7 pm  -  THE SEA HAG with Shandon Loring
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Join us for this outreach session:
Sunday, July 20th at 6:00 pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME -  TALL TALES with Caledonia Skytower at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park
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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity Our featured charity for July-August is WildAid (http://wildaid.org)  WildAid's mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes They operate six different programs focusing on elephants, rhinos, sharks, tigers, marine protection, and climate change.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.


Project Children says "Thank You!"
Once again, virtual activity with real world impact!  Thank you one and all!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

FRIDAY, July 18th at 6pm in Kitely: TALES FROM THE CANTINA -Star Wars Legends

In a far corner of the universe, on the small desert planet of Tatooine, there is a dark, nic-i-tain-filled cantina where you can down your favorite intoxicant while listening to the best jazz riffs in the universe. But beware your fellow denizens of this pangalactic watering hole, for they are cutthroats and cutpurses, assassins and troopers, humans and aliens, gangsters and thieves....
JOIN US IN THE CANTINA ON SPACEWORLD IN KITELY

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

THURSDAY July 17th at 7pm: SHARK LIFE! from author Peter Benchley

Sharks come from a wing of the dark castle where our nightmares live—deep water beyond our sight and understanding—and so they stimulate our fears and fantasies and imaginations. Shark attacks on human beings generate a tremendous amount of media coverage, partly because they occur so rarely, but mostly because people are, and always have been, simultaneously intrigued and terrified by sharks. Tonights story session brings light to the truth about sharks with high adventure and real information from master storyteller Peter Benchley - author of Jaws, The Deep, Beast, and many more.

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE
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STICK AROUND FOR 9PM'S SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT ~ Finn Zeddmore this week with  "The Contemporary Foxwife" by Yoon Ha Lee plus more great late night Sci-Fi!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 16th at 7PM: "OLD WOMAN" - Meet the Cailleach!

The Cailleach ... mean-tempered and "past her use-by date"? Wise and worth talking to? Magically powerful? Aoife's been fascinated by this character weaving her way through Celtic tales, and now brings her into SL with tales and poems. Come meet the Cailleach! Who knows what might happen?

Aoife live in voice.


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Cailleach on Location!

In Ireland she is also associated with craggy, prominent mountains and outcroppings, such as Hag's Head (IrishCeann CaillĂ­, meaning "hag's head") the southernmost tip of the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare.  The megalithic tombs at Loughcrew in County Meath are situated atop Slieve na Calliagh (Irish:Sliabh na CaillĂ­, meaning "the hag's mountain") and include a kerbstone known as "the hag's chair".  Cairn T on Slieve na Calliagh is a classic passage tomb, in which the rays of the equinox sunrise shine down the passageway and illuminate an inner chamber filled with megalithic stonecarvings.

In Scotland legend has it that the Cailleach was tired from a long day herding deer. Atop Ben Cruachan she fell asleep on her watch and a well she was tending overflowed, running down from the highlands and flooding the valleys below, forming first ariver and then the loch.The overflowing well is a common motif in local Gaelic creation tales - as seen in the goddess Boann's similar creation of the River Boyne in Ireland. Other connections to the region include her above-mentioned strong ties with the fierce whirlpool in the Gulf of Corryvreckan.

TUESDAY, July 8th at 7pm: More STORIES From the OZLAND GALLERY

SPECIAL EDITION: "Christmas in July." Inspired by a monthly featured work of art, the OZLAND PICTURES have been creating original stories inspired by these works in a weekly SL event for the last four years. Come along as Llola Lane and other Ozland denizens share their art-inspired stories.  Maybe YOU want to be involved?  Come and find out!

http://ozlandbard.blogspot.com/

Presented live in voice.