Tuesday, October 29, 2013


BOOFest 13 was another terrific time with terrific stories.  Tnanks to all who shared their time, talents and appreciation with us at Bran.  AND we raised L$2800 for War Child North America.

Here's some snaps the the day courtesy of becca draele, Dubhna Rhiadra, and Caledonia Skytower:

Lycanthia Wolfhunter
Bhelanna Blaze
Kayden Oconnell
Dubhna Rhiadra
Corwyn Allen
Crap Mariner
Freda Frostbite

Saturday, October 26, 2013

BOOFest 2013 - Sunday, October 27th beginning at 10am SLT

More fun, more stories!  Make yourself a warm cuppa, and put on your comfiest sweater to join us around the blazing autumn fire for eight hours of great stories ...

10AM - ASIAN GHOST STORIES with Lycanthia Wolfhunter
Always macabre and challenging, Lyca brings dry British humor, wit, and the questing mind of an eternal student to all her stories.  Her speciality?  Tales of horror with a righteous sense of justice. See what Lyca has for us this time?

Bhelanna is a Playwright, fiction writer, Voice Actor, Director, Dramturge, and founder of the Founder of Cold Shot Play Readers and Cold Shot Flash & Dash for Writers.  Additionally, she is author of "A State of Affairs and Imaginings", available as a Kindle eBook, on
Today she shares two stories: SUNBIRD By Neil Gaiman, and THE WITCH DOOR by Ray Bradbury.

11:30AM - CLASSIC TALES with Kayden Oconnell
Dubbed by Crap Mariner as "The Voice" this talented Actor, Director, and Writer shares two classic stories of suspense: Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE MINISTERS BLACK VEIL, and Edith Nesbit's JOHN CHARRINGTON'S WEDDING.

NOON - Mavromichali Szondi (Unconfirmed)

12:30PM - HALLOW'S EVE: A HALLOWEEN FAIRY TALE with Dubhna Rhiadra
Dubhna shares this wonderful tale by author Sarah Diemer. Laluna is a reluctant witch.  Her dream is to open a cupcakery, but her beloved grandmother has just willed her the family magic shop, and she’s determined to do her proud.  On her very first day in charge, the young witch’s generous nature leads her to make a big mistake, and setting it right may cost her everything.

1:30PM - TALES OF LORD DUNSANY with Corwyn Allen
Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957) was an Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work, mostly in fantasy, published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes many hundreds of published short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. Corwyn shares selections from his works in the spirit of the season.

2:30PM - SPOOKINESS, 100W AT A TIME  with Crap Mariner
If we've said it once, we've said it whole bunches of times, and we REALLY mean it!  Long ago, he swore an oath to write a 100 word story every day until the day he died. He's not dead yet.Always unpredictable and irreverent, no subject is too sacred, no cow too holy for Crap not to pull it out, examine it, and bang it on the table a few times before putting it back where he found it - albeit slightly crumpled.  He's a man with a mission!  

3:00PM - ORIGINAL SPOOKY STORIES with Fred Frostbite
Freda (aka Stephanie Mesler) will be performing, THIS ONES FOR THE GIPPER  a new spooky story and A DIVA SCORNED which premiered at the very first BooFest.  Maybe a Halloween poem or two if there is time.Check out her fresh new website at

4:00PM - HER OWN WORDS with Caledonia Skytower
Caledonia (aka Author Judith Cullen) presents her own words, but actually, that is the title of her most recent short story as well.  Have you ever been haunted by your own words after the fact?  What if you were haunted by them, literally?  HER OWN WORDS was written as a haunting tale for several online ghost story contests this month, one of which is reader voted!  Click Here for more about that and to visit her site.

4:30PM - THE TELL TALE HEART with Caledonia Skytower & MadameThespian Underhill
We wrap up our day of spookable story-ness with a classic from the Master of Macabre himself!  For what would October be without something from Edgar Allan Poe?  These ladies add an unsettling twist to the tale, whose original narrative voice is a man - are they mad?  You be the judge.

All presentations live in voice.  BOOFest is free to all SL residents.  Donations accepted to benefit War Child North America  

Sunday, October 20, 2013

COUNT DOWN: It's Coming! It's Coming in One Week!!!!!

Stranger Nightfire gracing the very first BOOFest
Here's the preliminary line up of performers  and stories for this year's festival. Times and stories subject to change. All times SLT:

10am - Lycanthia Wolfhunter, Asian Ghost Stories

11am - Bhelanna Blaze - TBA

11:30am - Kayden Oconnell selections from "All Hallows Eve"

12:00pm - Mavromichali Szondi, J├Ągermeister

12:30pm - Dubhna Rhiadra "Hallows Eve" by Sarah Diemer

1:30pm - Corwyn Allen selections from the Ghost Stories of Lord Dunsany

 2:30pm - Crap Mariner with Spooky 100w Stories

 3:00pm -  Freda Frostbite with a new original story "This Ones for the Gipper"

 4:00pm - Caledonia Skytower with a new original story "Her Own Words"

4:30pm - MadamThespian Underhill, Ada Radius, & Caledonia Skytower with Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart"

All presnetations live in voice.  BOOFest is free to all SL residents.  Donations accepted to benefit War Child North America 

AND THAT'S NOT ALL! . . . Saturday, October 26th Branwen Arts is hosting their Second Annual BOOStock.

Bran Estate welcomes Boofest with an evening of music and fun by some of SL's best live musicians and DJs.

All times SLT:

12 noon ~ DJ Dub playing unusual tunes in a chilling set designed by Fae Varriale.

1pm ~ Deceptions Digital playing her own original compositions of electronic music:  a mix of dubstep, minimal house, trance and ambient.

2 pm ~ Juchu aka Echo Starship.  Echo Starship plays live improvisational music with ambient, experimental and electronic elements using synths, guitar and loops inspired by Brian Eno, bvdub, Tangerine Dream etc...

3pm  ~ The Killer Waffles: Tiny tribute band playing all your fave Alice Cooper, The Dead and other tunes. Be Afraid! Be Very Afraid! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

JUST UNDER A WEEK TO GO! Submission Deadline October 14th!

There are some great stories and storytellers already lined up for this year's event! (not listed in any particular order)

Crap Mariner with Spooky 100w Stories
Freda Frostbite with a new original story This Ones for the Gipper
Bhelanna Blaze and Roberic Unplugged
Corwyn Allen
Lycanthia Wolfhunter, Asian Ghost Stories

Mavromichali Szondi, J├Ągermeister
Caledonia Skytower with a new original story Her Own Words

The deadline for submissions to present for this years BOOFest is the end of the virtual day, Monday, October 14th. See the Call to Performers post for details and send your submissions by notecard to Caledonia Skytower.