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.
It’s that time of year when ghosts and ghouls arise, when demons and vampires and more walk abroad; it’s a time for spooky stories and terrifying tales to be told by moonlight or in darkened rooms. And if you’re someone who enjoys spine-tingling yarns, Seanchai Library has just the thing for you at Holly Kai Park – The Great Boo! – an afternoon of Halloween stories live in voice to mark the opening of Holly Kai Park’s Storyteller’s Circle.
- 1:00pm – Dubhna Rhiadra
- 1:20pm – VT Torvalar
- 1:40pm – Boudicca Amat
- 2:00pm – Bryn Taleweaver
- 2:20pm – Hana Hoo
- 2:40pm – Trolley Trollop
- 3:00pm – Crap Mariner
- 3:20pm – Kayden Oconnell
- 3:40pm – Caledonia Skytower.
Monday October 31st
19:00: The War Hound and the World’s Pain (Von Bek #1)
Gyro Muggins opens the covers of Michael Moorcock’s 1982 supernatural novel.
Europe, the 17th century: nations are ravaged by the Thirty Years’ War, driven by religion and engulfing most of the Great Powers. Weary of the fighting, disillusioned, faithless and cynical, Ulrich von Bek, the War Hound, deserts his troops and travels through a Germany ruined by the war and religious persecution.
Coming to a strange forest, he finds within it a castle which appears to have escaped the war. He decides to seek shelter within its walls – only to find this is no ordinary castle. The lord within it is none other than Satan himself.
Von Bek discovers he has been allowed into the castle so that Satan might seek his help. In return for his soul, the Devil asks him to seek out the Cure for the World’s Pain, so that Satan might use it as proof to God that he wishes to be reconciled with heaven.
The hosts of Hell, however, aren’t that keen on the idea of reconciliation…
21:00: Live From a Haunted House
A Halloween special with Shandon Loring
Tuesday November 1st, 19:00: The Day of the Dead
With Trolley Trollop and Caledonia Skytower.
Wednesday November 2nd, 19:00: All Souls Day
With Shandon Loring.
Thursday, November 3rd
19:00 Unnatural Creatures
Unnatural Creatures is a collection of short stories about the fantastical things that exist only in our minds—collected and introduced by beloved New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.
The sixteen stories gathered by Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, range from the whimsical to the terrifying. The magical creatures range from werewolves to sunbirds to beings never before classified. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and other literary luminaries contribute to the anthology.
Join Shandon Loring as he brings some of these stories to life.
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 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.