Pork pie hats, sunglasses, legends of the Cailleach, and shark tales

It’s time to kick-off another week of fabulous story-telling in Voice, brought to Second Life and Kitely by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library.

As always, all times SLT / PDT, and unless otherwise stated, events will be held on the Seanchai Library’s home on Imagination Island.

Sunday July 13th, 12:00 Noon: Aloha! The Blues Brothers!

blues brothersGet out your pork pie hat and your shades, don a dark suit and make your way to Imagination Island to join “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues, who also extend a very special welcome to all representatives of the Illinois law enforcement community who might also choose to attend 🙂 .

Yes, the Blues Brothers are on a new mission from God – this time it’s a special benefit concert for the Community Virtual Library, which provides free library resources and services to the residents of Second Life.

The fund-raiser will have a slightly Hawaiian flavour, so if you have a hula-hula skirt or a particularly loud shirt, don’t hesitate to wear those – Blues Brothers dress code is entirely optional, rather than required!

The party kicks-off at 12:00 noon SLT, and will feature many of the Blues Brothers’ popular hits from the movie, SNL skits and the albums. Also on hand as a special guest – Aretha Franklin!

To join the fun, simply follow the Seanchai library teleport link at the top or bottom of this post and then click on the party poster at the landing point for your taxi to the Community Virtual Library event space.

And, to get you in the mood, one of the classics from  Jake, Elwood and the band.

Monday July 14th, 19:00: Space Wars: The Colonel’s Tiger Continues

Gyro Muggins continues reading The Colonel’s Tiger by Hal Colebatch, a story from Larry Niven’s Man-Kzin wars series.

The colony ship Angel’s Pencil is the first human vessel to encounter the Kzin. Following a violent exchange, the Angel’s Pencil relays her situation and the attack on her by the Kzin, including detailed information on the anatomy and physiology of their attackers. While the reports are dismissed by many as an outbreak of psychosis on the colony vessel, for one ARM agent, they trigger a memory about a confrontation between a human and a “tiger man”, which took place in the 19th century on Earth …

Tuesday July 15th, 19:00: More Stories from Ozland Gallery

With Llola Lane.

Wednesday July 16th, 19:00: “Old Woman” – Cailleach Tales

In Irish and Scottish mythology, the Cailleach is a divine hag, and regarded as a creatrix. In Scotland, for example, she is credited with making many mountains and high hills, and is also regarded as the mother of all the gods and goddesses. She’s also said to be the personification of winter.

Find out more by joining Aoife Niphredil at Seanchai Library.

Thursday July 17th

 19:00 Shark Myths and Legends

sharkFrom out of the depths of the sea and the darkness of our imaginations they come; a silent killer armed with razor-sharp teeth, ready to rise up and grab the unwary swimmer or surfer; one of nature’s most finely honed killing machines evolved over millions of years …

Or so popular myth would have us believe; the truth is far different. The reality is that shark attacks on humans are extremely rare. In fact, and as with most other wildlife on this planet, it is actually Man who preys on the shark far, far more than the shark preying on Man.

Join Shandon Loring as he brings to life a selection of true stories about sharks from Shark Life, written by the man who perhaps first shone a light into that deep-seated fear we have when the word “shark” is mentioned: Peter Benchley, the author of (among others) Jaws.

21:00: Seanchai Late Night

with Finn Zeddmore


Please check with the Seanchai Library SL’s blog for updates and for additions or changes to the week’s schedule. The featured charity for July-August is WildAidseeking to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes by reducing demand through public awareness campaigns and providing comprehensive marine protection.

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