Sunday, April 26, 2015

MONDAY, April 27th at 7PM: WIZARD OF KARRES


“WIZARD OF KARRES”
by Eric Flint and Mercedes Lackey

(sequel to WITCHES OF KARRES)
  • ISBN: 978-1416509264

After safely arriving at the planet Emris at the end of the "Witches of Karres", Captain Plausert is asked to transport the Nartheby sprite Hantis on an important mission so that she can meet with the Empress. Accompanying him is Goth, the Leewit, Hulik do Eldel, and Vezzarn, along with Pul, Hantis' talking grik-dog. They quickly learn that several groups are after them, presumably attempting to learn the secret of their Sheewash drive

Part 2 of 4


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

SUNDAY, April 26th at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street!

The Baker Street Crew are back with another adventure from the first Holmesian collection "The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.  TODAY: "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor" 

The story entails the disappearance of Hatty, Lord St. Simon's bride on the day of their marriage. She participates in the wedding, but disappears from the reception.
The events of the wedding day are most perplexing to Lord St. Simon as it seemed to him that his bride, Miss Hatty Doran of San Francisco, was full of enthusiasm about their impending marriage.

St. Simon tells Holmes that he noticed a change in the young lady's mood just after the wedding ceremony. She was uncharacteristically sharp with him. The only thing out of the ordinary at the church where the wedding took place was Hatty's little accident: she dropped her wedding bouquet and a gentleman in the front pew picked it up and handed it back to her.


There are many questions that Holmes must sift through. Who was that woman trying to get in to the wedding breakfast? Who was that man in the front pew? Who was that man seen going into Hyde Park with Hatty? Why were Hatty's wedding dress and ring found washed up on the shore of the Serpentine? What had become of her?
Corwyn Allen, John Morland, and Caledonia Skytower live in voice.

Friday, April 24, 2015

WE'RE OUT AND ABOUT THIS WEEKEND!

SATURDAY, April 25th at NOON
@SEANCHAI InWorld

Selections from Cornelia Funke's INKHEART

Imagine it!  A book about the power of a book, of words!  Join Shandon and Caledonia as they share selected passages from Cornelia Funke's bookish adventure, where just one simple passage re-written by its author has the power to overcome great evil.

(https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28)



SUNDAY, April 26th at 11am 
@SEANCHAI Kitely
(grid.kitely.com:8002/Inis Eirc)

Tales from THE ADVENTURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER . . . so, where were you in 1977?  Do you remember the first time you saw the first film?  The first 25 times you saw the first film?  Maybe you have never seen it at all.  Join Caledonia on Seanchai Library's Spaceworld to enjoy for the first time (or re-live the joy) of those first adventures from and edition penned by Director George Lucas himself!



All sessions, live in voice.  All times PDT.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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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Another Special Week . . . Inworldz, Kitely, Second Life & Fantasy Faire LitFest!

The 2015 Fantasy Faire, that behemoth event which raises an astounding amount of money for Relay for Life each year has added a Literary festival this year, and some of the folks you know from Seanchai will be there as well. CLICK HERE for the entire literary schedule and details

Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time.


Saturday, April 25th at Noon   @ SEANCHAI INWWORDLZ -  Selections from INKHEART with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower
(https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28)

Sunday, April 26th 
  • at 11am ~ @ SEANCHAI K : A Selection from THE ADVENTURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER with Caledonia Skytower  (grid.kitely.com:8002/Inis Eirc)
  • at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street -  More from THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor"

Monday, April 27th, at 7pm  WIZARD OF KARRES Continues  with Gyro Muggins. 

Tuesday, April 28th at 7pm  THE JOURNEY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - tracE the evolution of the Anglo-Saxon language through poems and short stories with Caedmon Sharkfin

Wednesday, April 29th 
  • at 6am  WASP, WHERE IS THY STING? from the essays of Florence King, with Freda Frostbite and Trolley Trollop. 
  • at 7pm  CHRISTIE'S DETECTIVES: Short Stories by Dame Agatha Christie featuring Mr. Parker Pyne this week , with Caledonia Skytower 
Thursday, April 30th 

  • at 7pm  THE SHELL BOX (75 Minutes)  with Shandon Loring
  • at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT  with Finn Zeddmore


Saturday, May 2nd at Noon   @ SEANCHAI K: LOST LEGENDS OF THE OLD WEST with Shandon Loring  (grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai)
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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity Our featured charity through May 2015 is Habitat for Humanity (http://habitat.org) with a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live - a safe and clean place to call home.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

THURSDAY April 23rd at 7pm: THE LOST RACE


THE LOST RACE

From the brilliant mind of Robert E. Howard


THE LOST RACE
Cororuc travelling through the dark forest saves a wolf from an attacking panther, and learns the history of the Picts who were driven out by the Gaels and went underground to become the source of all the faery legends.

followed by

MIRRORS OF TUZUN THUNE
Kull is bored and frustrated with being king, when he encounters a mysterious slave girl that tells him of the wizard Tuzun Thune and his magic.


Book: BRAN MAK MORN, THE LAST KING
Author: Robert E. Howard
ISBN: 978-0953425358

PREVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOWhi2oDlbo

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 22nd at 7pm: TWO UP TWO-DAY!

The two notorious Belle's are back - two "women of the word" . . .

@6AM ~ WASP, WHERE IS THY STING?
Trolley Trollop and Freda Frostbite share more from the delightful work of  Florence King's - this week her essay inspired by Sylvia Plath.




@ 7PM ~ More from CHRISTIE'S DETECTIVES
Caledonia shares more from the venerable Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie tonight - crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright.

THIS WEEK: More from Mr. Parker Pyne takes us to warmer climates - "The House at Shiraz" and "Death on the Nile"

All stories live in voice, all times SLT.

Monday, April 20, 2015

TUESDAY, April 21st ~ A Different Tuesday

@ 6PM: 2015 VCARA (Virtual Centre for Archives & Records Administration) Conference, organised and hosted by the San José State University’s School of Information, take place in Second Life.The title for the conference, which is now in its sixth year, is Within Our Grasp: Exploring Reality – Virtually, and speakers explore the means by which virtual environments and activities have meaning and impact in the physical world. 
The Keynote speakers @ 6PM:  JJ. Drinkwater from Caledon Library "Sideways Into the Past, or, What Does the Flying Clockwork Under-Footman’s Aerostatic Tea-Tray Have to Tell Us?" and @ 6:30pm Caledonia Skytower from Seanchai Library - "If You Build It, It Is Still Just Stuff"
@7:10PM - CAITILIN & ELIZABETH (After the VCARA Keynotes and "back at the Seanchai Ranch) Two Poems & Two Stories from Two Masterful Ladies...
THE GOVERNESS by Elizabeth Bear. A governess takes a position in a very troubled household.

THRESHOLD by Caitlin Kiernan. Chance doesn’t believe in angels. Or monsters. But among the artifacts left by her geologist grandparents, there lies a fossil of a creature that couldn’t possibly have ever existed.

Shandon Loring, live in voice.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

MONDAY, April 20th at 7PM: WIZARD OF KARRES


“WIZARD OF KARRES”
by Eric Flint and Mercedes Lackey

(sequel to WITCHES OF KARRES)
  • ISBN: 978-1416509264

After safely arriving at the planet Emris at the end of the "Witches of Karres", Captain Plausert is asked to transport the Nartheby sprite Hantis on an important mission so that she can meet with the Empress. Accompanying him is Goth, the Leewit, Hulik do Eldel, and Vezzarn, along with Pul, Hantis' talking grik-dog. They quickly learn that several groups are after them, presumably attempting to learn the secret of their Sheewash drive

Part 1 of 4


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

SUNDAY, April 19th - TEA TIME at Baker Street Returns!

The Baker street Crew are back with another adventure from the first Holmesian collection "The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.  TODAY: "The Engineer's Thumb" 


In his narration, Dr. Watson notes that this is one of only two cases which he personally brought to the attention of Sherlock Holmes.
The story, set in 1889, mainly consists of a young London consultant hydraulic engineer, Mr. Victor Hatherley, recounting strange happenings of the night before, first to Dr. Watson, who dresses the stump where Mr. Hatherley's thumb has been cut off, and then to Sherlock Holmes himself.
Presented live in voice.

Friday, April 17, 2015

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!
_____________________________________

Ferrator Montoya's "The Reader" at our InWorldz Library
We'll be at all three of our Libraries This Week!

Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time.




Saturday, April 18th at Noon   @ SEANCHAI KITELY -  Irish Gods & Heroes with Shandon Loring (grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai)

Sunday, April 19th 

  • at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street -  The Tea Time crew is back - THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb"
  • at 6pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIMECaledonia does an encore presentation from "THE REAL WINNIE: A One of a Kind Bear" @ Magicland Park in SL


Monday, April 20th, at 7pm  WIZARD OF KARRES Begins  with Gyro Muggins. 

Tuesday, April 21st 



  • at 6pm  SJSU iSchool's VCARA Conference 2015 "Within Our Grasp - Exploring Reality - Virtually" Keynote Speakers JJ Drinkwater from Caledon Library @ 6pm, Caledonia Skytower from Seanchai Library at 6:30pm with "If You Build it, it's Still Just Stuff" (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU SLIS/43/73/33)
  • at 7:10pm  CAITILIN & ELIZABETH with Shandon Loring

Wednesday, April 22nd 
  • at 6am  WASP, WHERE IS THY STING? from the essays of Florence King, with Freda Frostbite & Trolley Trollop. 
  • at 7pm  CHRISTIE'S DETECTIVES: Short Stories by Dame Agatha Christie featuring Mr. Parker Pyne this week , with Caledonia Skytower 
Thursday, April 23rd at 7pm   THE LOST RACE  with Shandon Loring

Saturday, April 25th at Noon   @ SEANCHAI INWWORDLZ -  Selections from INKHEART with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower
_________________

All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity Our featured charity through May 2015 is Habitat for Humanity (http://habitat.org) with a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live - a safe and clean place to call home.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, April 16, 2015

SATURDAY April 18th at 12pm in Kitely: IRISH GODS & HEROES

IRISH GODS AND HEROES
Balor and Gubbaun
'In the day of long ago and the times that have disappeared for ever...'  The very words set the the imagination racing, heralding a strange and wonderful tale from the dawn of Ireland's past, when the old gods held sway and the lad was peopled by high kings and heroes.

Balor of the evil eye was the god of death whose one eye was said to be so malevolent that it could destroy anyone upon whom he gazed. Tonight we recount the story of when Balor met the Irish hero Gubbaun Saor, "the wondersmith".

Also: 


Macha of the Gold Hair

Among the goddesses of Irish mythology there are few more terrible than Macha, who is said to personify battle and slaughter. She is one of the goddesses of war and is believed to hover over warriors, inspiring them with battle madness and urging them to cut off the heads of fallen enemies. There are several versions of Mocha's death, including one in which she was slain by Balor of the Evil Eye, but this version tonight, by Dermot O'Byrne, may be rather closer to the truth.



PRESENTED AT SEANCHAI LIBRARY IN KITELY
Seanchai Library Kitely
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/143/129/29
grid.kitely.com:8002:Seanchai


ISBN: 0-285-63206-x




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

THURSDAY April 16th at 7pm: SILVER BIRCH, BLOOD MOON


SILVER BIRCH, BLOOD MOON

Classic fairy tales reimagined for adults...

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.

Tonight:

Carabosse - Delia Sherman
Glass Coffin - Caitlin Kiernan
Precious - Nal Hopkinson
Locks - Neil Gaiman


Book: Silver Birch, Blood Moon
Editor: Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
ISBN#: 9780380786220

PREVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOWhi2oDlbo

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

AND DON'T FORGET . . . at 9PM ~ SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT
Late Night Science Fiction with a contemporary twist.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TWO TASTY TREATS on WEDNESDAY!

First, a whole new session and a whole new book shared by two "women of the word" . . .

@6AM ~ CONFESSIONS OF A FAILED SOUTHERN LADY
Trolly Trollop & Freda Frostbite share Florence King's classic memoir of her upbringing in an eccentric Southern family, told with all the uproarious wit and gusto that has made her one of the most admired writers in the country. Florence may have been a disappointment to her Granny, whose dream of rearing a Perfect Southern Lady would never be quite fulfilled. But after all, as Florence reminds us, "no matter which sex I went to bed with, I never smoked on the street."


@ 7PM ~ More from CHRISTIE'S DETECTIVES

Caledonia shares more from the venerable Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie tonight - crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations a familiar canon of five detective characters of her creation. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap.

THIS WEEK: More from Miss Jane Marple - "The Perfect Maid" & "Sanctuary"

All stories live in voice, all times SLT.

Monday, April 13, 2015

TUESDAY, April 14th at 7pm: A WALK IN THE WOODS Concludes

http://www.appalachiantrail.org
The final chapters in Bill Bryson's great adventure on the Appalachian trail.

It's trail's end very soon, and Bryson reconnects with his buddy Katz, to take the fateful, final steps on this epic journey.

The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, "A Walk in the Woods" will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

Kayden Oconnell, live in voice.