It’s Carol Week with Seanchai Library in Second Life

Seanchai Library

It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and this week’s events are held at The Dickens Project.

Sunday, December 10th

13:00: Tea-Time with Dickens

Join Seanchai Library at Redemption Square. for more from Oliver Twist  to share, and a pivotal chapter from Great Expectations.

14:00: Dancing with Elrik Merlin

Elrik Merlin has been a Second Life resident for almost 11 years, and a presenter on Radio Riel for over ten. He programmes the station’s Main Stream two days a week, and handles technical aspects of the station along with international music licensing. He also co-hosts Designing Worlds, the popular TV series on design and designers in virtual worlds. He occasionally DJs for friends and good causes.

Join the Library staff, Elrik Merlin and friends at Redemption Square.

The Dickens Project 2017 Edition

Carol Week, December 11th-16th

  • Monday, December 11th:
    • 13:45: The Raglan Shire Tiny Carollers!  Wootmas!
    • 14:00 and 19:00: Stave One: Marley’s Ghost.
    • 19:00: VSTE Group Tour
  • Tuesday, December 12th, 14:00 and 19:00: Stave Two: The First of Three Ghosts.
  • Wednesday, December 13th, 14:00 and 19:00: Stave Three: The Second of Three Ghosts.
  • Thursday,  December 14th:
    • 14:00 and 19:00: Stave Four: The Last of the Spirits.
    • 18:45: The Raglan Shire Tiny Carollers! Wootmas!
    • 21:00: A special Seanchai Late Night with Caledonia Skytower.
  • Friday, December 15th:
    • 14:45: The Raglan Shire Tiny Carollers! Wootmas!
    • 15:00: 90 Minute A Christmas Carol
    • 19:00: Misfit Dance & Performance Art*
  • Saturday, December 16th:
    • 12:00 Noon: Misfit Dance & Performance Art*
    • 14:00-16:00: Fezziwig’s Ball in “Christmas Past” With DJ Dano Bookmite.

 

 


Please check with the Seanchai Library’s blog for updates and for additions or changes to the week’s schedule.

The featured charity for August and September is Little Kids Rock, transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in schools.

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Dickens, aliens and tales for Christmas

Seanchai Library

It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s home at Holly Kai Park, unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, December 3rd, The Dickens Project

11:00: Wald Schridde Live

Wald began playing medieval, renaissance, and folk music while in high school and college. His love of this music has continued through his adult life. Inspired by the live music scene in SL, Wald dusted off his folk instruments and began performing here in 2014. His repertoire includes folk songs, traditional airs, medieval dances, and renaissance songs, performed with guitar, autoharp, dulcimer, recorders, mandolin, and penny whistle.

For The Dickens Project, he’ll be presenting sea shanties at Christmas Past Docks.

More selections from the works of Charles Dickens. This week in Christmas Present near the Three Cripple’s pub at The Dickens Project.  Look for the teleport panel at the main Landing Point. Dancing Follows!

12:00 Noon: ACRL Meeting & Tour

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group will meet to tour the Community Virtual Library Resource Centre, Dickens Library and “shoppe”. The tour is open to anyone interested-jointly sponsored by the American Library Association Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Interest Group.

13:00: Tea-Time with Dickens

Join Seanchai Library at the Three Cripples pub to hear about parties that didn’t quite go to plan. Namely: Mrs. Quilp’s Tea Party from The Old Curiosity Shop and Bob Sawyer’s Bachelor Party, from The Pickwick Papers.

Monday, December 4th 19:00: The Alien Dark

Gyro Muggins reads Diana G. Gallagher’s one science-fiction novel.

Out of the darkness of interstellar space…

The ahsin bey, a race of catlike beings determined to expand their territory, launch six vessels into deep space to search for an uninhabited world suitable for colonization.

Tahl d’jehn commands the Dan tahlni on a decades long mission to explore the Chai-te system. Studies show that Chai-te’s planets are rich in the resource the ahsin bey need, but will their signal reach their home world in time to launch the colony ship. And what is Tahl to make of the startling discovery of a dead civilization on Chai-te Three?

Tuesday, December 5th

12:00 Noon Russell Eponyn

Stories, poetry, and songs (on stream) on Church Street at The Dickens Project.

19:00 Hans Christian Andersen Tales

With Faerie & Gina.

Wednesday, December 6th, 19:00: Secrets of a Christmas Box

Enter the magical festive world of the Christmas ‘Tree-Dwellers’, as Larry, a Christmas snowman, wakes up after the long sleep in the Christmas box, to find his brother is missing.

Desperate to find him before Christmas, Larry, along with his girlfriend Debbie, a newcomer Splint, and Larry’s companion Tinsel, break the laws of the ‘Tree-Elders’ and escape down the tree and away into the house, to look for clues.

Away from the safety of the tree and in an unfamiliar world, the Dwellers stumble upon a dark and sinister secret that threatens their entire world. Can Larry and the group make it back to the tree in time to warn the others, and finally uncover the truth behind the Secrets of a Christmas Box?

Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29).

Thursday, December 7th 19:00: In Time for Christmas

At a time when interest in the Christmas holiday was waning, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol and inspired the world.

But now, history is changing, and the book is never written. When the Council for Temporal Studies asks time travelers Simon and Elizabeth Cross to “save Christmas,” they think he’s joking.

However, it’s anything but a laughing matter. Simon and Elizabeth must go back to 1843 London and convince Dickens to write his endearing story, or the Christmas holiday we all know and love will cease to be–forever.

Shandon Loring concludes reading Monique Martin’s story. Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29).

The Dickens Project

Now in its fifth year, Seanchai Library presents The Dickens Project for Christmas 2017, now open through until December 30th.

Celebrating the work of one of the masters of 19th Century literature, whose humanistic voice continues to be a relevant one in our everyday culture.

Featuring a period setting, performance art, music and – of course – readings from A Christmas Carol, Dickens’ seminal tale for the time of year – and for all of us. Programme schedule.

Visit The Dickens Project.

 


Please check with the Seanchai Library’s blog for updates and for additions or changes to the week’s schedule.

The featured charity for August and September is Little Kids Rock, transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in schools.

Team Diabetes 2017 Winter Showcase and Art Show in Second Life

Team Diabetes Winter Showcase and Art Show

The 2017 Team Diabetes of Second Life Winter Art and Showcase event opens on December 1st, 2017 and run through until December 10th, inclusive. As with previous years, the event will include ten days of live performers, DJs, concerts, tribute acts, hunts, ice skating, ice fishing and, of course the Winter Showcase and the Kultivate Winter Art show. All to raise money for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), through Team Diabetes of Second Life, ADA’s official and authorised in-world fund-raising team.

Over 40 merchants are participating in the showcase, comprising: Aleutia, alme., Beyond Persuasion Design, Blossom, BYRNE, ChiC Buildings, Chiffon, Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery, Dixie Dandelion and Designs, DBS, Emerald Couture, Fjordian Slip, Get Jiggy, Ghee, Gidget’s Style, Go Frock Yourself, Just Ordinary, Kades, Kiliki Bikini, LC Fashion, Le Fashion Whore, Love, Lunar Seasonal Designs, MadCatCreations, Mara’s Mysteries, Mahlberg Tailors, Metal & Stone, OMG! Inc, OYO Breedables, Park Place, Potomac Signature Homes, Roth’s, Rush, Shiva, Simply Shelby, Sohoe Shoes, Spyralle, Steelhead, Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions, TRS Designs, Tylar’s Treasures, Winterwood, Wood Works, Xanna Wahwah Designs, and Xplicit Designs.

Merchants are each offering at least one item among their displays with 100% of proceeds from sales going directly to Team Diabetes of Second Life. The Showcase once again occupies half of Kultivate Magazine’s home region, a short walk from the brand’s art gallery spaces, and faces the Winter Art Show.

Sponsored and produced by Kultivate Magazine, the Art Show features the following artists and photographers:  AlexAvion, Anjelikka, Bri Graycloud, alystiaMoonShadow, Caresia Adored, Carisa Franizzi, Carlotta Ceawlin, Catalina Staheli, Chanasitsayo, DAKOTA LAVAROCK, Eucalyptus Carroll, ilyra chardin, Jamee Sandalwood, JolieElle Parfort, John Brianna, Layachi ihnen, maaddi, Paaie, roadrabbit resident, roxaane Fyanucci, Sandi Benelli, saoirseheart, Sheba Blitz, Slatan Dryke, smalldoll resident, talligurl, tessagrace51, Tutti Kaya, Veruca Tammas, & wintergeist. All artists are also offering at least one item of art for sale with 100% of preoceeds going to Team Diabetes of Second Life.

In addition to the shopping and art, the event features two hunts with prizes to be claimed:

  • The Reindeer Hunt  – find the reindeer scatter throughout the events and pay each of them L$10 (all proceeds to Team Diabetes of Second Life) to claim a prize.
  • Santa Quest – purchase a HUD for L$150 from the kiosk near the landing point and help put Santa together again after he crash his sleigh! Find the piece, put things together and claim ten prizes.

There is also daily entertainment through the event – see the event and entertainment schedule for entertainers and times.

About the American Diabetes Association

 Established in 1940, the American Diabetes Association is working to both prevent and cure diabetes in all it forms, and to help improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes. It does this by providing objective and credible information and resources about diabetes to communities, and funding research into ways and means of both managing and curing the illness. In addition, the Association gives voice to those denied their rights as a consequence of being affected by diabetes.

About Team Diabetes of Second life

Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorised fund-raiser for the American Diabetes Association in Second Life. Established with the aim of raising funds in support of diabetes treatment and to raise awareness of the disease in SL, Team Diabetes of Second Life was founded by Jessi2009 Warrhol and John Brianna (Johannes1977 Resident), and is served by an advisory board comprising Eleseren Brianna, Veruca Tammas, Sandie Loxingly, Rob Fenwitch, Earth Nirvana and Dawnbeam Dreamscape, with Saiyge Lotus serving as a special advisor.

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Lab issues 2017 snowball fight challenge

Winter Wonderland – the Snowball Arena

After a brief stint as a ghostly setting for Halloween and a pumpkin smash fight, the Winter Wonderland is back to its former snowy glory, and the Lab has announced a date for one of the Second Life winter traditions: the Lindens vs. residents snowball challenge:

Holidays have traditions – the gathering of families, the giving of gifts, the food and merriment, and – in our case – the Linden/Resident Snowball Showdown! This is your chance to arm yourself with some sweet snow-slinging artilleri [sic], take to the sparkling ice, and attack your friends, fellow Residents, and some Lindens with snowballs galore! But, you had better be prepared to get pummeled in return, because much of the joy of the holidays is giving – even if that means giving someone a snowball sandwich when they are least expecting it. Join us at the Snowball Fight Arena on Friday – December 15th from 11 am to 1 pm (SLT) and prepare to get pummelled!

As with previous years, Winter Wonderland is a 5-region experience which, for those who haven’t visited, includes the 2-region snowball fight arena, a winter snow track for snowboard and snow mobile racing, a skating ring, a Ferris wheel, and spaces to walk. The best place to start explorations is the Village of Light, where the Lindens tend to place a seasonal gift.

Winter Wonderland

This year does bring some changes to the Winter Wonderland. The race track has been revised, and a smaller version of the Village of Light can be found on the far side of the track to the main village. So, even if you’re previously visited Winter Wonderland, a repeat visit may well be worthwhile.

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