If you are looking for something to do this weekend, I have an exciting event to tell you about that I’m sure will quench your desire for something thrilling and spooky this halloween season.
Seanchai Library has been “bringing stories of all kinds to Second Life” for the past four years. Last October, if you missed it, they performed Dracula which drew crowds of up to 80 avatars. I was in that crowd and it was a fabulous performance.
This year, in the spirit of this spooky season, Seanchai is presenting a special production of War of the Worlds.
War of the Worlds, written by Orson Welles in 1898, scared the living daylights out of people in 1938 when it debuted as a radio play. The performance was so real that it created mass hysteria throughout the nation – people actually begun preparing for alien invasion upon hearing the performance. Imagine sitting down with your family for your nightly radio (for us television) time with your family to experience a performance so real you can’t tell where fiction ends and where reality begins. Pretty spooky.
“War of the Worlds scared the pants off people back in the ’30’s using the power of voice to persuade folks this was real. We plan to generate the same feeling with this production”, says Seanchai Chief Librarian Derry McMahon.
There are three performances scheduled for War of the Worlds. The first one being tomorrow, October 22, 5pm slt at the Blood Evolution Kingdom sim. The second performance takes place on October 23 at 12 pm slt at Spooky Fruit Islands, and the final performance will be on October 26th, 7pm slt at Seanchai Library.
I don’t have SLurl’s right now, but I suggest joining the inworld group, Seanchai Library, to keep up to date on the events and proper SLurl’s/
You can read more about Seanchai and their events on their blog: