It’s time to kick-off a week of story-telling in voice, brought to our virtual lives by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s Second Life home at Bradley University, unless otherwise indicated.
Sunday, October 9th
13:30: Tea Time at Baker Street
Tea-time at Baker Street continues at its special lodgings – 221B Baker Street at the University of Washington iSchool in Second Life. This week, taking a break from the canon of “official” stories, Caledonia Skytower, Corwyn Allen and John Morland present a series of short pieces and parodies gently poking fun at Holmes and Watson.
18:00: Magicland Storytime
Caledonia Skytower asks, “Dare to be Scared?” as she reads selected tales by the late Robert D. San Souci, from his collection of that name, and from Haunted Houses.
Monday October 10th, 19:00: A Spectre is Haunting Texas
Gyro Muggins reads Fritz Leiber’s 1969 novel telling of a world in which Texas had secretly run the United States from 1845 through until the Third World War, after which the former state conquered the entire North American continent.
Of it was never given out to the general public in the states, who never had no brains or guts nohow & flustered easy, that this assumption of leadership was annexation–but it was always known to the Speaker of the House & the senators who counted in Washington that secretest treaty Texas was boss…With the coming of the 3rd World War & the atomization of Washington, New York, San Francisco & so forth, secrecy became unnecessary.
Now, Scully Christopher Crockett La Cruz an actor, fortune seeker and adventurer from the isolated orbital technocratic democracies of Circumluna & the Bubbles Congeries, has arrived in what he believes to be Canada. He’s come to reclaim family mining interests, but finds Canada is now N. Texas, ruled over by primitive, backslapping, bigger than life anti-intellectual “good ol’ boys” convinced of their own moral superiority.
Tuesday October 11th, 19:00: More Madness and Other Tales
S.E. Schlosser is the author of the popular “Spooky Series”, illustrated by Paul G. Hoffman, focusing on spooky tales and lore from around the United States. Join Trolley Trollop as she delves into a rich vein of tales to suit the season.
Wednesday October 12th, 19:00: Haunts and Ghosts
Shandon Loring reads from his personal haunted library!
Thursday, October 13th,
19:00 Stephen King’s The Rainy Season
A young husband and wife on summer vacation rent a house in a small town called Willow in the US state of Maine, only to be warned repeatedly (if vaguely) to leave by the local inhabitants. They do not comply and, having purchased groceries, return to the house. They never learn the price for prosperity the citizens of Willow must pay – but you can, if you join Shandon Loring in Second Life or Kitely (Check Kitely event announcements for specific grid location).
21:00 Seanchai Late Night
More spooky tales with Shandon Loring.
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 September-October is Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer.