THURSDAY October 19th at 7pm: THE HAUNTERS and the HAUNTED


"JOIN US AT OCTOBERVILLE!"
THE HAUNTERS and the HAUNTED

No one would stay in this London house more than a few hours. Each one who would talk about what had happened had experienced something different. Disembodied hands and feet and footsteps and all shapes and colors and sizes of presences seek to terrify anyone who stays in this house. The malignant spirit of a wronged husband wreaking vengeance against the house and all who dwell within it - even from beyond the grave!

An 1843 story that is the archetype for all Haunted House stories to follow, from the author who gave us the famous opening line "It was a dark and stormy night.."

Book: THE HAUNTERS and the HAUNTED Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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WEDNESDAY, October 18th at 7pm: More MONSTERS OF THE MIDWEST

. . . More True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves and Other Legendary Creatures

Ripped from the headlines!  Ok, not actually from the headlines, but True Stories!  Well, mostly true, anyway, except for the parts that aren't.  Spooky eye-witness accounts of monster sightings across the Midwest.  Listen with your ears wide open for "Monsters of the Midwest: True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves and Other Legendary Creatures", by Jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler.

Kayden Oconnell continues to search for the truth - it's in there somewhere - Live in voice.

In SL:



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TUESDAY, October 17th at 7pm: THE WATER MIRROR Continues


"Kai Meyer's engaging fantasy portrays Venice as a city alive with wonder--stone lions pad with heavy paws on the canal banks and sometimes fly (as steeds for the Venetian Guard); the canals are full of mermaids with wide shark jaws, and the island city has been under siege by Egypt for 36 years. Only the power of The Flowing Queen, the mysterious spirit of the waters, has kept the city safe. But now the essence of the Queen has been stolen by traitors within the government, and the powers of Hell are offering a blood treaty. 

"... American readers of this German bestseller will be reminded of Cornelia Funke's The Thief Lord, by the intriguing mix of actual Venetian locations and a fantasy underworld, and also Neil Gaiman's Coraline, by the matter-of-fact acceptance of grotesqueries. In this unusually short (for fantasy) initial volume, Kai Meyer has planted enough backstory, hints, foreshadowings, and unanswered questions to fuel several sequels-- Amazon Review - Patty Campbell

Join Faerie Maven-Pralou as the adventure continues, live in voice.

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MONDAY October 16th at 7pm: RECKONING INFINITY

RECKONING INFINITY
- by John E. Stith  -
An accident on a routine orbital shuttle flight entertwines the lives of people.  The results are discoveries not only astronomical, but also very personal.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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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, all events in Voice.

*Sunday, October 15th:
   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET continues THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES with "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place."
   ~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME - Caledonia concludes "The Black Cauldron" live at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, October 16th, at 7 pm:  John E. Stith's RECKONING ETERNITY   with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, October 17th, at 7 pm: Kai Meyer's THE WATER MIRROR continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Wednesday, October 18th, at 7 pm: MONSTERS OF THE MIDWEST: True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves and Other Legendary Creatures with Kayden Oconnell (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, October 19th: 
    ~ at 7pm:  THE HAUNTED AND THE HAUNTERS with Shandon Loring in a special session at Octoberville in SL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Topaz/194/90/35 (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

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


All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 
Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls 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 for August and October, Little Kids Rocktransforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. 

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY October 12th at 7pm: ZOMBIES!! The Grave Gives Up

"a voice from the dead"
ZOMBIES!! The Grave Gives Up

IT WAS A melancholy night. Dampness impregnated the sultry autumn air. The light of the moon filtered faintly through a huge black cloud that hung over the face of the heavens. Somewhere from the great swamp near the graveyard a whippoor-will sobbed; and the throbbing sound echoed the anguish in the heart of Gordon Lane.

Book: Zombies, Zombies, Zombies Author: Jack D'Arcy


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WEDNESDAY, October 11th at 7pm: THE WATER MIRROR Continues

Faerie Maven-Pralou continuesKai Meyer’s tale of magic.


Merle is apprenticed to a maker of magic mirrors. She even has one of her own, with a surface of water into which she can reach without ever getting wet – magic being a relatively common thing in Venice. Meanwhile, her friend Serafin, once a master thief, now works for a weaver of magic cloth.

Both Merle and Serafin accept the wonders of the city, from the mermaids in the canal to the stone lions on which the city guards ride on their patrols. But all is not well; beyond the walls of the city, the Egyptian Empire is laying siege, an army of mummy warriors and flying sunbarks held at bay by the power of the Flowing Queen, which runs through the city’s canals and hold the enemy forces at bay.

Then Merle and Serafin overhear a plot to capture the Flowing Queen and render the city defenseless. And while no-one actually knows what the Queen looks like, they set out to protect and / or rescue her. In doing so, they must ally themselves with the Ancient Traitor and journey into the realm of Dark Reflections…

Live in voice.


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TUESDAY, October 10th at 7pm: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

"In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, there lies a small market town known by the name of Tarry Town."

From this tranquil beginning, Washington Irving spins a tale of ambition, rivalry, vanity, and of  legendary haunt which comes to life.  And amongst the weaving of dreamy language and exquisite atmosphere, Irving spins the tale of one of his most memorable characters - Ichabod Crane.

Caledonia shares the legend tonight, Live in voice.

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MONDAY October 9th at 7pm: RECKONING INFINITY

RECKONING INFINITY
- by John E. Stith  -
An accident on a routine orbital shuttle flight intertwines the lives of people.  The results are discoveries not only astronomical, but also very personal.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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SUNDAY, October 8th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street

Seanchai Library continues to share tales from The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, the final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories first published in the Strand Magazine between October 1921 and April 1927.
This week: The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger

Holmes is visited by Mrs. Merrilow, a landlady from South Brixton who has an unusual lodger who never shows her face. She saw it once accidentally and it was hideously mutilated. This woman, formerly very quiet, has recently taken to cursing in the night, shouting "Murder, murder!" and "You cruel beast! You monster!" Also, her health has taken a turn for the worse, and she is wasting away. Mrs. Merrilow has brought this case to Holmes’s attention as her tenant, Mrs. Ronder, will not involve the clergy or the police in something that she would like to say. She has told her landlady to mention Abbas Parva, knowing that Holmes would understand the reference. 

Unique among the canon, this story does not involve an eminent crime, but one that has occurred long since, whose sinister details are revealed as part of a confession.

BONUS:

The Case of Lady Sannox is a short story by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle (non-Holmesian) that features an arrogant surgeon, Douglas Stone, who is in love with the married Lady Sannox, one of the most beautiful women in London. On his way to a rendezvous with her, the surgeon is asked by a Turkish man to operate on the latter's wife, who has cut her lip with a poison envenomed scimitar. The doctor is informed the woman will die if the poison is not cut out.

Live in voice in the Seanchai Fireside room, downstairs.


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, all events in Voice.





*Sunday, October 8th:
   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET continues THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES with "The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger," plus "The Case of Lady Sannox"

*Monday, October 9th, at 7 pm:  John E. Stith's RECKONING ETERNITY  with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, October 10th, at 7pm: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW: A Washington Irving Classic with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Wednesday, October 11th, at 7 pm: Kai Meyer's THE WATER MIRROR continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, October 12th, at 7pm: ZOMBIES!!!! with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
GHOSTLY TALES ~ Sunday, October 22nd from 1-3 PM: Seanchai Library and friends gather at Kultivate Magazine's SCARE ME SILLY FUNDRAISER for Team Diabetes Sl, for spooky, chilling tales of the season.

The 2nd Annual Holly Kai GREAT BOO! ~ Sunday, October 29th:  Stories from 1-3 PM, followed by music and dancing. Possibly more!  Stay Tuned!

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls 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 for August and September, Little Kids Rocktransforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. 

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY October 5th at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS

TONIGHT
"Mrs. Clendon's Place"  and  "The Haunting"
FROM THE SHADOWS
Being down on your luck is often portrayed in film and story as a somewhat romantic condition. Without ties one can become a wanderer, an observer, a minister without portfolio to what the world is "really" like. What the world is really like, however, is almost always much different than we ever imagined.

Book: From The Shadows #7 Author: Charles L. Grant

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WEDNESDAY, October 4th at 7pm: THE WATER MIRROR Begins!

Faerie Maven-Pralou presents Kai Meyer’s tale of magic.


Merle is apprenticed to a maker of magic mirrors. She even has one of her own, with a surface of water into which she can reach without ever getting wet – magic being a relatively common thing in Venice. Meanwhile, her friend Serafin, once a master thief, now works for a weaver of magic cloth.

Both Merle and Serafin accept the wonders of the city, from the mermaids in the canal to the stone lions on which the city guards ride on their patrols. But all is not well; beyond the walls of the city, the Egyptian Empire is laying siege, an army of mummy warriors and flying sunbarks held at bay by the power of the Flowing Queen, which runs through the city’s canals and hold the enemy forces at bay.

Then Merle and Serafin overhear a plot to capture the Flowing Queen and render the city defenseless. And while no-one actually knows what the Queen looks like, they set out to protect and / or rescue her. In doing so, they must ally themselves with the Ancient Traitor and journey into the realm of Dark Reflections…

Live in voice.


#Secondlife
#Kitely

TUESDAY, October 3rd at 7pm: MONSTERS OF THE MIDWEST

. . . More True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves and Other Legendary Creatures

Ripped from the headlines!  Ok, not actually from the headlines, but True Stories!  Well, mostly true, anyway, except for the parts that aren't.  Spooky eye-witness accounts of monster sightings across the Midwest.  Listen with your ears wide open for "Monsters of the Midwest: True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves and Other Legendary Creatures", by Jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler.

Kayden Oconnell continues to search for the truth - it's in there somewhere - Live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

MONDAY, October 2nd at 7pm: A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA Concludes

Written by the American author Ursula K. Le Guin, and first published by the small press Parnassus
in 1968, A Wizard of Earthsea is regarded as a classic of fantasy and children's literature -  widely influencing the entire genre.

Set in the fictional archipelago of Earthsea, the story centers around a young mage named Ged, born in a village on the island of Gont. Displaying great power while still a boy, he joins the school of wizardry, where his prickly nature drives him into conflict with one of his fellows. During a magical duel, Ged's spell goes awry and releases a shadow creature that attacks him. The novel follows his journey as he seeks to be free of the creature.

Gyro Muggins brings us to journey's end tonight, live in voice.

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, all events in Voice.

*Sunday, October 1st:
   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET continues THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES with "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane."
   ~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME - Caledonia continues "The Black Cauldron" live at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, October 2nd, at 7 pm:  Ursula LeGuin's A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA  Concludes with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, October 3rd, at 7 pm: MONSTERS OF THE MIDWEST: True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves and Other Legendary Creatures with Kayden Oconnell

*Wednesday, October 4th, at 7 pm: Kai Meyer's THE WATER MIRROR begins with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Thursday, October 5th: 
    ~ at 7pm:  Charles L. Grants's FROM THE SHADOWS with Shandon Loring featuring "Mrs. Clendon's Place" and "The Haunting"(also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

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


All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 
Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls 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 for August and September, Little Kids Rocktransforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. 

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY September 28th at 7pm: KISS ME AGAIN, STRANGER

"Wake me before we get to the cemetery"
KISS ME AGAIN, STRANGER

A mysterious pretty girl, a dark rainy night, a lingering kiss in the graveyard...
A great way to start the fall, and the haunting, season!

A shy mechanic follows a cinema usherette home from work and is led to a cemetery. Only later does the mechanic discover the terrible truth about her. 

by Daphne du Maurier
(author of 'The Birds')

Book: Echoes From The Macabre Author: Daphne du Maurier ISBN-13: 978-0884115434

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WEDNESDAY, September 27th at 7pm: CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON Concludes

CALL FOR THE LAST ROUND - Corwyn Allen shares selections from Spider Robinson’s 1999 anthology.

"Set'em up, barkeep!" We step up to Callahan's chalk line one more time for one last round of adventures in weirdness and wisdom.

Callahan's is a one-of-a-kind bar with a colorful batch of regulars who tell stories, exchange terrible puns, and meet strangers—human and alien alike—who are drawn to this 'saloon' where "shared pain is lessened, shared joy is increased."
Live in voice.
In Kitely


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TUESDAY, September 26th at 7pm: MONSTERS OF THE MIDWEST . . .

. . . True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves and Other Legendary Creatures

Ripped from the headlines!  Ok, not actually from the headlines, but True Stories!  Well, mostly true, anyway, except for the parts that aren't.  Spooky eye-witness accounts of monster sightings across the Midwest.  Listen with your ears wide open for "Monsters of the Midwest: True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves and Other Legendary Creatures", by Jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler.

Kayden Oconnell presents, Live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

MONDAY, September 25th at 7pm: A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA Continues

Written by the American author Ursula K. Le Guin, and first published by the small press Parnassus
in 1968, A Wizard of Earthsea is regarded as a classic of fantasy and children's literature -  widely influencing the entire genre.

Set in the fictional archipelago of Earthsea, the story centers around a young mage named Ged, born in a village on the island of Gont. Displaying great power while still a boy, he joins the school of wizardry, where his prickly nature drives him into conflict with one of his fellows. During a magical duel, Ged's spell goes awry and releases a shadow creature that attacks him. The novel follows his journey as he seeks to be free of the creature.

Gyro Muggins continues the journey, live in voice.

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, all events in Voice.

*Monday, September 25th, at 7 pm: Ursula K. Le Guin's A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, September 26th, at 7 pm: MONSTERS OF THE MIDWEST: True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves and Other Legendary Creatures with Kayden Oconnell

*Wednesday, September 27th, at 7 pm: Spider Robinson's CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON - Selected Stories Conclude with Corwyn Allen (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, September 28th, at 7pm:  Daphne du Maurier's KISS ME AGAIN, STRANGER with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)


All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 
Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls 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 for August and September, Little Kids Rocktransforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. 

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY September 21st at 7pm: PIRATES!! Tom Chist and the Treasure Box


"An Old-time Story of the Days of Captain Kidd"
TOM CHIST and the TREASURE BOX
(65 minutes)

Pirates, Buccaneers, Marooners, those cruel but
picturesque sea wolves who once infested the Spanish Main

Book: THE BOOK OF PIRATES Author: Howard Pyle

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WEDNESDAY, September 20th at 7pm: CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON Continues


Corwyn Allen continues selections from Spider Robinson’s 1999 anthology.

A one-of-a-kind bar with a colorful batch of regulars who tell stories, exchange terrible puns, and meet strangers—human and alien alike—who are drawn to this 'saloon' where "shared pain is lessened, shared joy is increased."

Nobody's perfect. But Spider comes pretty damned close.
- Ben Bova

Spider Robinson, winner of three Hugos and a Nebula, was born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island, and has been a Canadian resident for 30 years. Holder of a bachelor's degree in English from the State University of New York, he worked as a folksinger and journalist before publishing his first story in Analog in 1973. He now lives with his wife Jeanne Robinson (co-author of the Hugo- and Nebula-winning Stardance trilogy) on an island outside Vancouver, B.C., where they raise and exhibit hopes. 

Eleven of his 31 books are set in Callahan's Place, a fabulous tavern founded by a time traveler, where puns flow as freely as beer, and smell far worse. The most recent is Callahan's Con [Tor July 2003]. He has contributed a regular editorial column, "Future Tense," to Canada's national newspaper, The Globe & Mail, since 1995. In 2000, he released Belaboring the Obviousa CD of original music with the legendary Amos Garrett ("Midnight at the Oasis") on lead guitar. 


Live in voice.
In Kitely


TUESDAY, September 19th: International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

It's Finally Here!  And we have two sessions featuring original works to celebrate the day:



@ 7PM: GEORGE WAS A PIRATE...
R. Crap Mariner's "Pirate George" canon of 100w stories have become a favorite at Seanchai Library.  Beginning just about a year ago, George has had all manner of misadventure, in story after story.  Tonight Corwyn, Faerie, Kayden, and Caledonia will bravely share George's various pirate adventures, selected randomly from the "George stories," and read "cold" - with no advanced preparation.  

@ 8:30PM: METEOR MAGS: Hang My Body on the Pier
In “Hang My Body on the Pier”, a pirate queen's memoirs tell of her rise to power at the end of the golden age of Atlantic piracy. Orphaned, young Magdalena joins a pirate crew that carves a path of destruction along the coast of colonial America.  But as she matures and can no longer pass for a male, she realizes that a woman's place is in the captain's chair. There’s just one thing she needs to do before she can get her own ship… Steal a whole lot of money!

Mags is regular at Seanchai Library events, but this will be the first time she's risen out of the chairs as an author to share this story.  Come along and learn more.  You can also read along with a PDF you can download free of charge from the author at: https://app.box.com/s/3j34gz13xifli542h55pt7r33rojqnjx

Both stories live, in voice.