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Monday, October 20, 2014

THANK YOU BOOFEST!

Another great festival: fabulous stories well told, great audience, wonderful cause!
After over five hours of non-stop stories (except for those brief moments of stretching and "hokey-pokeying")  Live and Learn in Kenya's Feed-A-Smile Program had 318 more meals fro kids in Kenya than they did before.

That total is kind of hard to equate, so look at it this way: if this were one child, 318 meals would mean three meals a day for 106 days, OR nearly four months!  Not bad for just telling stories, eh?

Many thanks to Branwen Arts and Seanchai Library for another great event.  Our gratitude to Brique Topaz and Live and Learn in Kenya for letting bring our madness to The Lavender Field.

And thanks to Rick Quargen for the FAB composite photos!




Saturday, October 18, 2014

BOOFest - Sunday, October 19th to Benefit Feed-a-Smile!

The fires have been banked and the stories are being polished and ready.  BOOFest is raring to celebrate its fourth year of spooky stories shared 'round the virtual fire to raise money for good causes in the corporeal world.

This year, we will be at a Lavender Fields, on a wonderful spooky festival set created by Dubhna Rhiadra, and all donations from BOOFest will benefit Live and Learn in Kenya’s “Feed a Smile” program 

Festivities will begin at 10am SLT and conclude around 3pm (technical difficulties not withstanding) and all stories will be presented live, in voice.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Feed%20A%20Smile/59/20/24

SCHEDULE
All times SLT and always subject to change without notice, because "stuff" happens.

10:00 am - Dubhna Rhiadra
Dubhna is not only a reader of soulful and memorable style, but is also a creator of original tales, and a self-published author.  This year she'll be sharing some of her own stories - a perfect way to begin our BOOFest celebration. Some of her published works can be found on Amazon and AmazonUK.





Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BOOFest This Sunday! 10am - 3:30pm SLT

The fires have been banked and the stories are being polished and ready.  BOOFest is raring to celebrate its fourth year of spooky stories shared 'round the virtual fire to raise money for good causes in the corporeal world.

This year, we will be at a Lavender Fields, on a wonderful spooky festival set created by Dubhna Rhiadra, and all donations from BOOFest will benefit Live and Learn in Kenya’s “Feed a Smile” program 

Festivities will begin at 10am SLT and conclude around 3pm (technical difficulties not withstanding) and all stories will be presented live, in voice.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Feed%20A%20Smile/59/20/24

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
All times SLT

10:00 am - Dubhna Rhiadra
10:30am - Shandon Loring
11:00am - Bhelanna Blaze
11:30am - BigRed Coyote
Noon - Dubhna & Caledonia reading works by Moon Aerandir
12:30pm - Gyro Muggins
1:00pm - Aoife
1:30pm - Corwyn Allen
2:00pm - Freda Frostbite
2:30pm - Crap Mariner
3:00pm - Caledona Skytower

(Content descriptions for each 30 minute session will be posted Friday evening, along with other schedule updates.  Stay Tuned!)

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Also Benefiting Feed a Smile this weekend:

BOOSTOCK! Saturday, October 18th from. 2-5pm  
Be afraid, Be very afraid!!!  On the eve of Boofest, the Bran Estate hosts Boostock!!! music and more.



Featuring . . . .
2 pm -  Mavenn singing her halloween set. 
3 pm - Frankentinies (aka Pitter Patter Dance company) doing a truly scary horror show. 
4 pm - Songbird Sorbet, the tiny opera singer. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CALL FOR STORIES for BOOFest '14

Soon it will be time again to gather round the crackling fire as the air crisps with Autumn, and tell ghosty-ghouly tales.  We'll gather at Bran on October 19th for the 4th Annual BOOfest.

Submissions for story presentations will be accepted for 30 minute time slots.  Some 60 minute slots will be available, and we request those who are interested to claim a 30 minute slot first, and indicate that they would be interested in 60 minutes if one is available.  Our primary goal is to involve as many different storytellers as are interested in participating, to provide the broadest selection of stories & voices for our audience. Literature Readings, Traditional Telling, and Original Works are all accepted.  No "Adult" material, please.

Tentatively, stories will begin at 10am SLT and conclude at 5pm SLT, but that may be subject to change.  Story presentations must be live, not pre-recorded.  Those interested in Presenting should contact Caledonia Skytower or Dubhna Rhiadra in world via notecard (PLEASE!).

Include the following information in your notecard:

    ~ Your name. Whether you are performing solo or with others (please include their names),

    ~ The piece you intend to present if you know it (not required till we actually get to October).

    ~ Time of day preference or any time constraints we need to consider when scheduling you.

    ~ The size time slot you need (Are you interested in a 60 minute time slot if the schedule can accommodate it?)

As with StoryFest, there will be no stream available, and limited rezzing.  Just your voice in the dark . . . Mwwwwahahahahahahahaah!

Submissions to present will be accepted through the end of the Virtual Day on October 10th.

THIS YEAR, BOOFest will be held at The Lavender Fields and 100% of tips will go to benefit Feed-A-Smile Kenya! Check out this Episode of The Drax Files: World Makers to learn more about them:



BOOFest is presented by StoryFest Events, Branwen Arts, and Seanchai Library

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT: BARD ON THE BEACH 2014

We regret to announce that, due to a number of non-virtual conflicts this year - and difficulty scheduling, BARD ON THE BEACH will be on a hiatus this August.  Should the fates, real and virtual, decree that the time is opportune and there is sufficient community interest, BARD will return in 2015.

Thanks for all of your support!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ABOUT AS COOL AS IT GETS!

From this year's StoryFest in March, Pia Klaar and Dubhna Rhiadra have created this marvelous video it the story being performed in Second Life, and the real performer at her home.  It's a phenonmenal example of what some of us do, and are committed to in the use of virtual worlds to enhance, expand and augment the ways in which stories can be transmitted.

Take a look!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Another amazing celebration of stories is over, and again we show how seemingly simple virtual activity has real world impact.  StoryFest 2014 benefits War Child North America. Thank you everyone: Storytellers, Guests, Hosts!  Great day, fun times, fabulous stories!


GOT PHOTOS OF THE EVENT?

Here's a great one of Shandon Loring telling a great surfing tale, all dressed in his trunks!