Once again the year is passing swiftly, already we are drawing close to saying goodbye to September and, for those of us in the northern hemisphere, the last of the summer. Now October is peeking over the horizon, watching us; the time when the days grow shorter, the air crisper and the leaves on the trees turn to browns, reds, oranges and golds, before falling to carpet the ground beneath our feet.
October brings with it the first taste of winter and, as the nights draw in around us and as it also goes old, that time when pumpkins are prepared, and children take to the streets in all manner of spooky and bizarre costumes, earnestly asking for trick or treat; when bonfires are lit, games are played, and ghostly tales are told.
To mark the arrival of Halloween, Stories Unlimited and Branwen Arts will once again be hosting Boofest! and Boostock, and are issuing a call for performers.
This year’s event will take place on the weekend of Saturday 26th (Boostock) and Sunday 27th October (Boofest!), at Bran, and the organisers are seeking performers willing to participate and recite tales of terror in a 30 or 60 minute time slot during Boofest! itself, which will take place between 10:00 and 17:00 SLT the 27th October.
Presenters can tell original tales of their own, or opt to read seasonal favourites and classics, or share those dark tales by authors perhaps not so well-known. The only requirements are that presentations fit the requested time slot and are given live (no pre-recordings).
If you would like to participate, forward a notecard to either Caledonia Skytower or Dubhna Rhiadra with the following information:
- Your name
- The length of the time slot you’ll like (30 or 60 minutes)
- Whether you are performing solo or with others (please include their names),
- The piece you intend to present if you know it (not vital, as long as the organisers know by October).
- Time of day preference or any time constraints that need to be considered when scheduling you.
Note that there will be limited rezzing during the event, and there will be no streaming – it’s just a blazing fire, an audience – and your voice! Submissions are open now, and will remain open until midnight SLT on October 14th.
Boostock and Boofest! will be open to all Second Life residents, and there is no charge for attending. However, any gratuities received will directly benefit War Child North America, and Branwen Arts.