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Friday, December 14, 2018
Just a week after the Newser reported on mysterious circles appearing on the streets of Montecito Bay, more strangeness has happened. Their Oceanside Galleria building has what looks like a flying saucer of some kind having crashed into the side.
If anyone needs to take Flamingo Ave. East, don't bother, traffic is officially halted from the start of Mission and ends at Venetia. We're not entirely sure, but... there's been a massive..... object that's crashed into the Galleria. We're doing our best to sort it, but please, to avoid delays, simply go all the way around to Bayside Drive or Palm Drive.
Traffic has been halted from the start of Mission to Venetia, as authorities investigate a vehicle crash in the side of the Galleria. Expect delays. ⌿⍀⟒⌿⏃⍀⟒ ⊬⍜⎍⍀⌇⟒⌰⎐⟒⌇
#SecondLife #UFO #Second_Life
So somebody called this craft a "UFO." What the strange symbols in the tweet, or those in the tweet of this week's club events mean, or if they have anything to do with the UFO or the strange markings on the streets is unknown.
Although the US Military has tried to develop aircraft that resemble flying saucers, so far the prototypes are highly unstable more than a few feet in the air ... so far.
Stay tuned for more information.
Source: Popular Mechanics
Greetings, all! The Caledon Oxbridge Universities Christmas Winter fundraiser will be on the 15 th of December!
On the 15th we will have two dances, at 1 p.m. SLT and at 7 p.m. SLT. Ms Cynthia Farshore will be our DJ at both events. We will have random prizes given out at both events. I do hope you can join us as we have 2 hours of music at each event.
More may be added as get closer to the event. Feel free to join us at our fundraiser build constructed by Star for our use. Land and prims donated by Caledonian nights.
Your SURL to the site : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Oxbridge%20Village/163/177/22
Both the main event build and Christmas Park will have donation coins to make it easy to support Caledon Oxbridge, which exists because of public donations that pay its costs.
I have set up for you this year a small park for your enjoyment. It has the Christmas train with multiple sit poses as well as the Christmas Carousel, and along the back of the park are plenty of photo opportunities. You can sit Rudolph, kiss a snowman, stand with carolers, and many more scenes to take your picture in,
Refreshments (hot cocoa, and coffee) , free santas caps, and possibly a few venders will be there. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Oxbridge%20Village/100/51/22
Ms Stereo Nacht has created a Christmas tree decorating contest, message her for details if interested.
Ms Cynthia Farshore is Duchess of Caledon Downs. She has set up Downs as a great place to explore. She has trails, boating, and has several builds for your enjoyment. She has included a Christmas themed build for you to explore. Here is the landmark to access it. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Downs/200/114/44
Saturday December 15
10 AM to 11 AM SL time
Join us for an interactive tour of Brodmann’s Brain! Within this giant cortex we can see and stimulate the fMRI mapped areas which correlate to fear, desire, love, coordination, meditation, speech, and more!
This model and others being developed provide a platform for exciting educational opportunities in biology, psychology, and health, behavioral, and social sciences. Sponsored by Whole Brain Health on Inspiration Island, featuring brain research post-doc OsanGar, Thuja Hynes and Lissena Wisdomseeker.
Whole Brain Health
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Read the story in Extra.
The Confederation of Democratic Simulators (CDS) invites all CDS Citizens and friends to the Inaugural Ball for our 30th Term.
The theme is TOKYO NIGHTS in honor of our newly elected Chancellor, Kyoko (Samara Barzane), and the Representative Assembly.
Music will be provided by Callipygian Christensen.
Dress is not required to be formal, although you may feel welcome to wear evening dress. You are encouraged to dress for the theme; Japanese cosplay, kawaii or goth, would be welcome.
Saturday December 15, Noon to 2 PM SL Time
The noted TIME magazine recently issued it's annual "Man of the Year" edition, as it has for decades, the person whom it feels made the biggest impact in news events for the past year. It's not always a man, as women have won it. It's not always a good guy, as it's been awarded to dictators. Sometimes it's awarded to a group of people, as it was this year when it was awarded to a number of journalists whom have dealt with persecution, and in once case death, at the hands of authoritarian governments. Sometimes the choice stirs controversy, such as one year when it was awarded to "The Computer," and at other times when it was awarded to someone whom had obviously made the news for destruction and death.
This will be the fifth time the Newser has given the title. In 2014, the new CEO of Linden Lab Ebbe Linden was the Man of the Year. In 2015, the residents of Steelhead were the Community of the Year. In 2016, the title was given to the Relay for Life in Second Life. In 2017, someone from outside Second Life was chosen for the first time with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai getting the title for the potential damage his Net Neutrality could have for the virtual world.
So who will be number five? For now, we're still taking suggestions. Feel free to list then in the comments below.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Read Deaflegacy's story in Places.
Duchy Cynthia invites all who hear to the Goblin Cave on Caledon Downs for a Christmas Dance Party on December 13th at 6 to 8 PM SLT. Lots of Christmas tunes, some a bit twisted, with some various thrown in. Plenty of room for the tiniest tiny to dragon size. There are games in the lower levels and in the lowest a Jacuzzi to warm you up after a long walk exploring the sim. There is a Christmas Express train running every five minutes to carry you around to the various points of interest. Included is an ice skating rink, 7-seas and Neo-Realms fishing, and sled rides and more.
Duchy Cynthia Farshore
This is the fourth week Linden Lab's Winter Swaginator Hunt has been going on. And for a couple days, the clue for gift number four has been up on the Linden blog. But for those whom had a hard time with the previous week's clues and were hoping for something easy, sorry to say that this one is the most vauge of them so far.
It’s winter-y, fun, games and a series of quests. Can you find the gift hidden in the magical chest? http://bit.ly/2SIOpp1
The link takes you to Portal Park. I guessed the gift was somewhere around Winter Wonderland, and an initial quick search proved fruitless (no, it's not near where the first gift was). Eventually, Gemma Cleanslate found it. So where is it? We can't tell you just yet, but we do suggest keeping a careful eye out. It could be right before your eyes, and you still might not notice.
The location will be revealed this weekend. And next week, the final gift (unless you have a Premium account, in which case there may be one more).
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Club Cutlass: Best in 'S', We Bad, Shades Of Blue
The Happy Vixen: Cops and Robbers, Mice and Deer, Cats, Cowboys and Aliens, Cold Weather Critters, Pantsless, Lizards and Wizards, Military, Magic vs Tech, Best in White, TBA
Club Zero Gravity: DJ JB, Poker, Poker, DJ Snowbuns, Poker, DJ JB, DJ Lexi, DJ Applebloom
Club Xanadu: Closed this Week
Montecito Bay:Taco Tuesday, Plushies, Lem n' Em Show, Festive, After Dark, Monochrome
Furry Fashion Lounge: CAYA, Metal and Rock, Sci-fi, Forest Creatures, Hammers and Tigers, Hybrids, Videogames, Space!, Pirates
Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.
Here is a notecard of all of the results from the One of a Kind Breedables Auction here at the Christmas Expo 2018 in support of Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society!!!
First of all, thank you so much to everyone who helped out. To our sponsors Obsidian Chimera and Battlebeast. To all creators and their staff. To the Christmas Expo Staff!
Thank you to...
Battlebeast- Hikari Shade and Battlebeast Resident
Obsidian Chimera- Damien Dusk
KittyCatS- Callie Cline and Kitten Longmeadow
Buildables- Aries Westland
EVO- KhrysT Neox, GClef, Rita
Teegle- Teager Resident
Elite Equestrian- H0neyHeart Resident
Cannabis- DJEAUX and GLEAUX
Champion Horses- Nicolyti
Sim Designer- Hikari Shade
Christmas Expo Coordinator- Nuala Maracas
Volunteers for Auction: Aurora Vastranad, Sandie Slate, Madonna Dahelie, Nuala Maracas, Hikari Shade, Sidonie Carlberg, Gem Sunkiller, Kitty Gumbo, Cuddly Waffle, Trader1 Whiplash
Our Amazing Auctioneer: Buk Caro (geyser67)
AND THE RESULTS:
1. Stray Cats- 76,000
2. Champion Horses- 7,500
3. Cannabis- 52,000
5. Battlebeast- 65,000
6. Battlebeast- 80,000
7. Obsidian Chimera- 28,000
8. Obsidian Chimera- 32,000
9. Obsidian Chimera- 40,000
10. Teegle- 110,000
11. Teegle- 80,000
12. Buildables- 26,000
13. Buildables- 16,000
14. Buildables- 25,000
15. EVO- 27,000
16. EVO- 15,000
17. EVO- 10,000
18. Elite Equestrian- 6000
19. Elite Equestrian- 5000
20. Elite Equestrian- 2500
21. Elite Equestrian- 6100
22. Elite Equestrian- 3100
23. Elite Equestrian- 10000
24. KittyCatS- 232,000
25. Obsidian Chimera- 51,000
26. KittyCatS- 266,000
TOTAL: 1,272,200 linden or $5,090 USD
Again.. thank you!
Monday, December 10, 2018
Read the story in Design.
Read Gemma's article in Places.
"This just in. As previously reported earlier today. Another snowman was found deceased early this morning by a local pub owner. The owner stated that there has been no crime this year except for the occasional barrel of rum going missing. We have received a follow up report that another snowman was apparently a victim of a hit and run in downs. Inspectors are looking into the matter."
Picture from Cynthia Farshore, words from Andrea Jones (andreajonesms)
Sunday was an active day. It was the last official day for the RFL Christmas Expo, and among the last big events was the "Holidays for Hope" ball. The stage was cleverly designed, looking like a music box. The event lasted from 1 to 6PM.
The Expo wasn't the only event going on. Bay City had it's Christmas Tree Lighting party. with the music provided by DJ GoSpeed Racer and live musicians Melinda M. Baptiste and Erika Ordinary. This was a two hour event from 1 to 4 PM SL time. The event raised a little money for the Child's Play charity.
More pictures later, time permitting.
Dusk stated the sim has been around since 2010 or 2011, "one of the longest running MLP sims." Of how the remodeling is going, "I have been to it to see the progress, it is coming along nicely. ... Some features the old sim lacked will be added. I can't go itno detail, though."
On the map, Pony Town is close to Saddlewood, another pony sim.
Sunday, December 9, 2018
It's the last full day to get gift number three of the "Winter Swaginator Hunt." If you couldn't figure how how to get it by now, here's where it is. First of all, if you haven't gotten the hunt HUD, head to the Winter Wonderland area in Portal Park and get it. If you have the HUD, then good news. The area you need to go is within sight once you land in Portal Park: Linden Realms.
They last part of the clue is "It's hidden nearby a tree that glows." Not too far from the Linden Realms base is the glowing tree in the first part of "The Search For Magellan." The gift box you'll need to touch, with the Swaginator HUD on, is at LR 46 (153/50/41). Oh, and as this is a game area, watch out for bear traps, quicksand traps, rock monsters that want to eat you, and if you're in the area at peak times the "air blobs" can lie around anywhere completely invisible until someone runs over them and gets knocked out back to a regenerator.
Opening the gift box, there are four furniture items. There's a working floor lamp, two rugs, and a bookshelf. The bookshelf has some humorous titles such as "Rolling Restarts," "Cubes, Spheres, and Other Shapes," "Linden Realms Cheats," and more.
Check the Linden Blog tomorrow for the fourth gift in the Winter Swaginator Hunt.
9th Annual Gala to Support the Relay For Life of Second Life, and the American Cancer Society
The 9th Annual Holidays of Hope Ball will be held Sunday, Dec 9th from 1 – 6pm slt as part of the 2018 SL Christmas Expo. This year’s theme will be Sounds Of The Season in which you can dance the night away in a music box! The gala is open to all residents of Second Life. Sponsored by T1Radio, the formal ball will feature the musical sounds of Satin & Erin and the sounds of the season with Madelyn Majestic and Trader Whiplash
The annual Holidays Of Hope Ball, established in 2010, is one of Second Life’s brightest holiday season highlights and brings together residents from all corners of the virtual community to celebrate the holidays and to support the American Cancer Society. Holiday Gift Basket Raffle tickets, purchased via scripted kiosks, benefit the Relay For Life of Second Life. This year, The Holiday Shopping Spree Raffle, will be comprise of over L$65,000 worth of Gift Certificates from some of our SL Christmas Expo Merchants. SL Merchants are invited to become Holidays Of Hope benefactors by providing Gifts and Gift Certificates for our door prizes. For more information please see below*.
This year the ball will be held in the stunning Christmas music box complete with a dancing ballerina, created by Melodie Jigsaw, high above the Christmas Expo. There is no charge for admittance.
If you would like more information or would like donate to the Holidays Of Hope Ball please contact Trader1 Whiplash in world or email email@example.com .
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Saturday, December 8
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM SL time
The sequel to “Science Fiction in Movies”https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Science%20Circle/61/127/32
A slide presentation by Tagline and a second panel discussion led by Beragon
A slide presentation by Tagline and a second panel discussion led by Beragon
- Mike Shaw
- Syzygy Asymptote
Friday, December 7, 2018
Read Klaus' article in Design.
Read the story in Extra.
The Japanese Empire launched a surprise attack on the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor Hawaii. Over 2400 were killed in the attack, including almost 1200 of the 1500 sailors on the USS Arizona, when the battleship suffered a catastrophic explosion. Most of the ships severely damaged or sunk were repaired and returned to service. But the Arizona was too badly damaged to raise. It would be left in the water, the resting place for most of those who died on the ship. In 1962, a memorial was build over the battleship, the USS Arizona Memorial.
In Second Life, a replica of the USS Arizona Memorial stands at the Oahu sim. The memorial has existed for several years, and had a 70th anniversary commemoration in 2011.The memorial was offline for several months in 2016 when the sim closed. But in January 2017, the sim and memorial came back online. Last year at this time, the memorial was inaccessible due to the sim being "under construction."
Sunday, December 9, 2018
1-4 pm SLT
It’s that most wonderful time of the year!
Once again, the Bay City Alliance will host its annual Tree Lighting event, now in its eighth outing, on Sunday, 9th December 2018 from 1-4 pm SLT.
The event will be held at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel (SLurl) and will feature DJ GoSpeed Racer as well as live performances by Melinda M. Baptiste and Erika Ordinary.
There will be ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and a great deal of fun to be had!
We will once again be supporting Child’s Play , a charity that helps kids still be kids when they are in hospital, with donation kiosks around the venue.
Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.Hat tip: Daniel Voyager
Thursday, December 6, 2018
About a month ago, Linden Lab announced that it's next-generation virtual world, Sansar, would soon be available on Steam. Yesterday, it was announced that Sansar was up and available there.
As of today, December 5th, we are officially live on Steam!
We wanted to give a huge thank you to our current community who have been so supportive, and to extend a warm “Welcome” to all our new community members joining us from Steam!
You can find us on Steam as an Early Access Game, where we’re free to download. Even better, you’ll get to enjoy all the benefits of Steam as a social platform for gamers including full access to our Steam Community Hub!
Sansar is one out of two products by Linden Lab available on Steam, the other being Blocksworld, which has been there since September 2017. Both are listed as "early access" platforms, "We plan on staying in Early Access until Sansar is the very best it can be." So far, there are a handful of reviews, which are mostly positive.
In it's move to Steam, Linden Lab did away with the SandeX, which was where Sansar users could buy and sell the virtual world's currency. There's no threads in the official forums about Sansar now being on Steam, though there is one in Virtualverse. Second Life had been available on Steam in 2012, but wasn't there for very long.
Ryan Schultz stated in his blog that why he hoped Sansar's move to steam was successful, he wasn't sure it would be, noting that High Fidelity doing the same didn't change it's numbers much. He did worry about Steam users being "brutal" with their reviews, though as mentioned earlier they are mostly positive so far. But he did say that two games in Sansar that had been getting attention, Hoverderby and Combat Zone, had been closed by the developers. If so, fewer available activities could make it harder for the next-generation virtual world to retain users.
Hat tip: Daniel Voyager
Woah folks …. during the month of Novemberr, 2018 we sent a little over $1350 to Homes For Our Troops. And we have now exceeded last years total of $10,000 with almost $13000 in donations in 2018!
This is all because of some truly fantastic people. A big thank you to: EastBayRay47, LadySmack Gears and all the folks of Legion of Veterans International and Lov MC with events at several different SIMs
RGHangnLo Resident and all the folks and VIPs at Hangin's Hideout
Ravencrisler at the Wellston SIM
Lezil1231 Resident at Kindred Spirit SIM
EdgeSteel Resident at Shadow Shore SIM
Cayleen Linette (Cay's at Woodland Lake)
And a shout out needs to go to the following for their on-going support:
dirkdanger11 Resident (Sky Ranch)
littlebit31okla Resident (Lumiya)
Russell65 Resident (MISFITsNC)
tbranno Resident (Andrew)
All the folks at Tobacco Road Club
Bixyl Shuftan (Purrfection Estates)
And once again we cannot forget Dahlea Milena and Gjackie Winkler that are always so dedicated and helpful with our monthly benefit at Veteran’s Isle.
Then we must finally say a great big thank you to the musicians who really give there heart and song to helping us with this effort. A big round of applause goes out to the following performers and their managers:
Waya Snowpaw DJ
Taj Nishi, Laurie C and all the folks at Keys Management group
FrankLee Anatra and his manager JBird Melodie
Evely Lane and manager Ronald Dunheved
We could not promote this great cause without the help of these great people with very kind hearts.
Let’s make December a truly great holiday season with the spirit of true giving….and hit the $15000 figure this year!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and all the best this holiday season.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Read the story in Events.
Read Gemma's story in Places.
the "Visible Woman" Beckye Burnstein a few years ago? For those who don't, She added realism to her avatar by adding bones and organs underneath. Since then, yours truly has seen a number of avatars with brains in the head, but nothing more until a friend pointed out a mutual friend had gotten internal organs. Talking to her, she pointed out a certain item on Marketplace: "Bento Realistic Female Organs 4.1."
What the product does install a set of organs and glands one would expect to see for a grown woman, a heart, lungs, intestines, a liver, and more. This includes mammary glands and ovaries and an uterus. There's an option for the brain to give out "emotional messages," which appear in local chat, "What your heart thinks is great, is great. The soul's emphasis is always right." There wasn't really a way to see the organs other than panning inside (I let the lady know, as well as getting the okay to take and publish pictures).
The item, made by a Jackhammerhp Strom, is up for sale both on Marketplace and his inworld store. Most of the reviews in Marketplace were positive, "So realistic in a creepy but awesome way." But one gave mixed reviews, "This product isn't good or bad, it's just...confusing? " Jackhammer recommended an avatar of at least 20% body fat, plus altering the avatar further if some organs end up poking out. One reviewer stated it doesn't always work on furry avatars, though it was a furry I saw with the organs.
There are a number of other items in his Marketplace store, and inworld, including Bento skeletons for avatars, and a skeleton and organ "Pregnancy System." It should be noted some of the items are clearly of an adult nature, so the page should be considered "Not Safe For Work."
So has Beckye heard of the Bento organs? Messaging her, she responded, "Of course I did, and I got it right away! Haha, finally someone made it!"
So while selling human organs in real life may get you in a lot of trouble, in Second Life, it can be done. That is, if you've got the "guts" for it, and the "heart" to always listen to your customers.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
It's the start of December at the Sunweaver and Montecito Bay clubs and the Furry Fashion Ravenwood Retreat
Club Cutlass: Best in 'Q' and 'R'?, Wild West, Sports Night
The Happy Vixen: Leather and Lace, Wolves, Steampunk, Ice and Snow, Asian, Bunnies and Mice, Fashion Diva, On the Farm, Comedy, Under the Sea, Green and Red, TBA
Club Zero Gravity: DJ JB, Poker, Poker, DJ Snowbuns, Poker, DJ JB, DJ Lexi, DJ Applebloom
Club Xanadu: Closed this Week
Montecito Bay:Taco Tuesday, Musical Exposition, Lem n' Em Show, Ties, After Dark, Rainbow
Furry Fashion Lounge: Disney, Formal, Musicals, Mismatch, (six event Saturday), Anti-Xmas, Hooves and Hats
Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.
It's the third week of Linden Lab's "Winter Swaginator Hunt." And there's a new gift out for it. The clue posted on the Linden blog goes as follows:
Among sparkling crystals and dangerous rocks, the treasure is hidden inside a magical box! In this Realm, look high, look low. It's hidden nearby a tree that glows.
This was followed by a more direct comment, "Head to Linden Realms in Portal Park!" - https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Portal Park 1/128/128/23
So where in Linden Realms is it? We'll have the location this weekend. But take note Linden Reals has a new obstacle: "air blobs." They appear out of nowhere and knock your character out. So be prepared for a lot of setbacks.
Addition: When I checked later in the evening, the air blobs were gone. There were fewer people in the Realms at the time, so maybe this particular obstacle appears when there's more than a certain number of residents at the time. So maybe check for the present when there aren't so many others around.
Monday, December 3, 2018
Read Deaflegacy's story in People.
Read Pixel to Pixel's statement in Extra.
Friday November 30 was the start of the Christmas Expo. And the event has been full of activities. Besides discussions in which the RFL Committee heads gave some words of encouragement, there were live music performances.
Saturday had musicians such as Maximillion Kleen, and Keeba Tamas and the Tiny Maniacs.
Sunday had more, such as Austin Moores. The events will continue across the week.
And with six sims, there's much to see. Among them, several homes with their yards festively decorated with lights that shone brightly at dark.
Stay tuned for more.
"What's new this year? There is no short answer to that," said Caledonia Skytower, "In almost every conceivable way, the Project has flourished in the full region format. This year was a team effort - our first real foray into collaborative build creation. We learned a lot, and we are confident people will enjoy the results." Skytower, along with long time Dickens creator Aoife Lorefield, Gloriana Maertens, and Dagmar Kohime worked together to transform prims and textures in a regionscape that evokes the spirit of Dickens' beloved work.
Most evident to Dickens Project fans will be the new "Urchins in Dickens London" experience. Created by Lorefield, the Urchins Experience invites residents to explore what life was like for a poor child in Victorian England. It's a game that combines elements of an SL hunt, free form (and optional) role play, and an invitation to create (and share) stories that the experience inspires.
"Charles Dickens was ever a champion of children, writing stories about those who were poor and unprotected," says Lorefield, "His child characters are often triumphant, finding ways to build lives of purpose and sometimes even happiness in a difficult time." Residents of all ages are welcome to participate, and will find information and the Urchins HUD near the main landing point in Dickens Square. Inquiries should be directed to Ms. Lorefield. Additional information can be found on a special webpage http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/p/urchins-in-dickens-london.html .
To experience another new aspect of this Edition, just by turn on "sounds" in your Second Life Viewer. A soundscape created by Dagmar Kohime will enhance the immersion of the region-exploring experience. Sounds of all kinds can be heard all over the region: a fiddler plays at Fezziwig's warehouse, the sounds of Nephew Fred's party guests wafts into the street near his home, and the Merchants Alley rings with sound of urchin laughter. The soundscape includes a special "Voices of the Story Path" hud that visitors can wear to hear short selections from "A Christmas Carol" in locations which corresponds to that selection from the story.
The 2018 Edition will include the customary presentations of A Christmas Carol in a variety of adaptations, in sections and in its entirety, and at different times to make the live readings accessible to residents from different parts of the globe.
Other works from within the author’s vast canon are featured in the weeks leading up to "Carol Week" (December 17-23), which climaxes in a marathon “Big Read” presentation of A Christmas Carol performed by a relay team of Seanchai staff and storytelling friends, scheduled for Sunday, December 23rd.
"And we're not even done scheduling yet," Skytower points out. Non-Dickens ghost stories, the Urchin Extravaganza, and a DJ Challenge will round out the days between Christmas and December 30th The schedule in-progress will be available weekly on the Seanchai Library website http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/p/the-dickens-project-sl.html. The daily schedule, information on all aspects of the Project, and calendar links will also be available on information kiosks at the main landing point.
In 1843 Charles Dickens prefaced his classic tale with these words: “I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.” He began the novella in October, completed it in less than six weeks. It went on to become the most successful book of the season, selling six thousand copies by Christmas and continuing to be popular into the new year. It is a book which has never been out of print.
The Dickens Project is produced by Seanchai Library (Shawn-a-kee, which means "Storyteller" in Irish), which was founded in March of 2008 in Second Life. Thousands of stories, and hundreds of authors later, the program remains dedicated to promoting the power of stories to transform and inspire through live voice presentations: "We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."