THE DICKENS PROJECT 2016
Opens December 10th
Opens December 10th
Water Haven, Second Life – The 2016 Edition of Seanchai Library's annual celebration of English literary giant Charles Dickens, The Dickens Project, will open in Second Life on with over 20 hours of live events of all kinds, spanning eight days, to benefit Team Diabetes in Second Life.
This year's Project is sponsored by Kultivate Magazine and will take place on Kultivate's headquarter region, Water Haven.
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Metaverse events, current and upcoming
OSCC OpenSimulator Community Conference Dec. 10-11,2016
- Beyond the viewer--the Future of World Interfacing
- Sat. Dec. 10, at Noon California time.
- Mal Burns
- Selby Evans
- John "Pathfinder" Lester
- Elenia Llewellyn
- Crista Lopes
- The Two Gentlemen of Verona
- Sunday Dec. 11, 2 pm California time
- Video of previous presentation in a virtual world
- Hypergrid address: grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
- Put the hypergrid address in the Find box of World Map. Click Find, TP
- Find the walk-through teleporter to the ART theater parcel
- Please come to Cookie II in advance of the show if you possibly can
- so that you will already have visual assets cached in your viewer.
- Please take a seat as soon as you arrive (right click on a seat, choose sit)
- WIP shows cancelled for Dec because of conflict with other events
- CRASH! Site, the musical under development by people like us
- OSHG: Exploratory project by NMA: Future of Open-Source Virtual Worlds
- 10th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education. March 29–April 1, 2017. Call for proposals
- Mal Burns: Inworld Review
- Try a browser-based virtual world
- Selby's daily news collection: Virtual worlds are real
- Events on the Hypergrid: HYPEvents
- Entertainment on the Hypergrid
- HYPERGRID EVENTS
- Destination guide: OpenSimWorld
- Opensim AAM Virtual Performers
- Sign of the Kite
- WELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIES
- In a virtual world, your deodorant never fails.
The Dickens Project is in its fourth year, featuring live presentations of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol along with other works by the author. The different staves (i.e. chapters) of Charles Dickens' "ghostly little book" will be presented at different times of day during the week,, to make the live readings accessible to residents from all over the globe.
New features this year will include the "Eight Days of Dickens" mini-hunt, and expanded music events. Kultivate Magazine has opened up their half-region event space so that this year, more than ever, visitors can "walk in the steps of Ebenezer Scrooge." Dedicated areas for Christmas Past and Yet to Come, designed and built by Caledonia Skytower and Aoife Lorefield respectively, compliment the central market square "Present" area.
"We think of Charles Dickens and his work in the past tense, under the colossus of 'greatest novelist of the Victorian era,'" said Caledonia Skytower of Seanchai Library, "The elements that make A Christmas Carol timeless and compelling played a part in earning him that title." Seanchai Chief Storyteller, Shandon Loring, added of Dickens' 1843 work, "It has never fallen out of favor, never been out of print. It has been endlessly adapted. Its publication came at a time when the English were re-examining how they celebrated the holiday and what it meant. A lot of what we think of today as "traditional" to the holiday can trace its genesis back through this work."
Also new this year is a Resource Center created by the Community Virtual Library at their home on Bradley University. Visitors can use a "tele-portal" to travel directly to the Resource Center to find out more about the issues impacting Dickens' work. What was Tiny Tim suffering from, anyhow? Find out what scholars think, and then take a handy "tele-portal" back to The Dickens Project main site. There will also be a number of other one-way "tele-portal" options for visitors who love Victoriana, Literature, and Art.
The finale is scheduled for, a marathon “Big Read” presentation of A Christmas Carol performed in relay style: "all the words of every stave presented in one session by a cast of voices." That presentation will be preceded by musician Wald Schridde, presenting traditional ballads and dance tunes from the 17th and 18th centuries.
The schedule is currently available on a special page of Seanchai Library's website - seanchailibrary.com. Times and dates are subject to change. Check details at the webpage and at The Dickens Project itself (once the festival opens) for the most up to date event information. Events are free to all Second Life Residents, and donations will be accepted for Team Diabetes in Second Life.
Seanchai Library (Shanna-key, which means "Storyteller" in Irish.) 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."