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Footlight Confidential with Lauren Weyland – May 19

lauren posterFor the month of May, Footlight Confidential is proud to announce that our guest is the incomparable Lauren Weyland. Lauren performs the stand-up live comedy routine LaurenLive, in which she talks about the peculiarities and quirks of living in SecondLife and FirstLife!

About Lauren Weyland

Lauren was born on Sandbox Island on October 1, 2006 into a relatively modest family. Poorly educated and half naked she was turned out into the world, unable to learn the craft of building or scripting, Lauren instead made watercress sandwiches for those that could build and entertained them with her jokes. Since then she has moved on and performed at dozens of Clubs, Corporate Events, and enumerable  Benefits, written and performed in Theater Plays, and  maintains a regular show night at her club “Lauren’s Place” on Cookie Island.

Lauren has one child Lula. In a quirk of SecondLlife she lives in the sim Old Wives although she has never been married. When not working on comedy Lauren can be found landscaping at her home, making a gourmet meal or just kicking back on her dock reading a good novel. She is also writing an autobiography called, “Beneath The Skin: Second Life Exposed” and ” Laughter – The orgasm you don’t have to worry about if your partner is  finished.”

You can catch Lauren’s performance Tuesdays at 5 pm PT at in Second Life (slurl) or watch it on live stream.

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Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Footlight Confidential


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Radio Riel Nominated for Favorite Second Life Radio Stations

Off the Shelf airs on the Radio Riel stations, and we were thrilled to hear it was nominated for an Avi Award. See the details below, and please VOTE FOR RADIO RIEL!!!

Contact: Gabrielle Riel

Radio Riel is nominated in the Favorite SL Radio Station category for the 2011 Avi Choice Awards

Radio Riel (, an Internet radio station founded and based in the virtual world of Second Life, has received a nomination in the “Favorite SL Radio Station” category for the 2011 Avi Choice Awards, the annual awards that recognize talent in Second Life and that are determined by the votes of SL residents. Voting is active now at and ends on December 5th at 12pm SLT. All awards will be presented at the Avi Choice Awards show on December 10.

Radio Riel was founded in Second Life on June 1, 2007 in the Independent State of Caledon with the goal of providing a “soundtrack” of Classical and English Folk music to the Neo-Victorian and Steampunk communities. The station has since grown to six separate audio streams, each with its own style and genre of music. Its listeners are residents of Second Life and a continuously growing population of non-Second Life listeners tuning in over the Internet.

The Radio Riel Main stream features a different genre each day in Classical or Folk music that was written prior to 1950. Radio Riel New Toulouse is the music of New Orleans, primarily from the first half of the 20th Century. Radio Riel Steampunk is one of the only Steampunk radio stations in the world, and plays Steampunk, Goth, Darkwave, Dark Cabaret and more. Radio Riel Dieselpunk features Jazz and Pop music from the 1930s and 1940s. Radio Riel Reverie has Early Music, New Age, Downtempo Electronica and more. Finally Radio Riel Volksmusik plays folk music from Central, Northern and Eastern Europe.

Radio Riel also features scheduled programming such as live music shows with commentary (World Music at Madhu’s, Jazz by the Canal, Breakfast in Babbage, Audite Nova, Sekai no Discoteque), audio dramas (Riel Radio Theatre, the ZBS Radio Hour, the Radio Riel Players Present) and the literary podcast “Off the Shelf”.

If you’d like more information, please contact Gabrielle Riel in Second Life or by email at:

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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Bookstacks News, off the shelf


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Cozy Mystery for May: Agatha Christie

For May’s Cozy Mystery, Lludmila has chosen an Agatha Christie classic, The Seven Dials Mystery. The discussions will be held on Monday, May 30 at 11 am and on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 pm at the Bookstacks Pub.

When a practical joke involving eight alarm clocks turns into murder, the case is taken up by Bundle Brent and Jimmy Thesiger. With the help of Bill Eversleigh they discover that the Seven Dials Club is not only a nightclub but also the headquarters of a Secret Society. To track down the murderer Bundle must first decide just which side the members of the Society are on …

Start reading now so you can participate in the discussion!

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Posted by on May 1, 2011 in book discussion, Bookstacks News


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Bookstacks Events for the Weekend of May 2-3


Noon – Book Trivia: Summertime

For some outside of this virtual world, it is nearly Summer, and that is the theme of Saturday’s Book Trivia at 12 noon.  Summer holiday, summer title or anything that vaguely resembles summer Simeon will ask a question about it.  Bring your towel, sunscreen and flip flops and join both the Trivia and the Costume contest and have your chance to win 500L for each or even both. Googling is a must and it is fast and furious fun trying to be the first with the correct answer.

6:00 p.m. – Karoke

Jandai Writer is taking over Bookstacks on Saturday at 6pm and going to bring to you songs which everyday people in second life have recorded.  To submit one yourself, record your song on and submit it the link to Jandai Writer by 5pm on Saturday.  If you don’t want to sing, just come along to dance and listen to the fantastic efforts of the others.


11:00 a.m. – Book Discussion: Blogs, Twitter, Social Networks and Other Sources of Book Recommendations

We are all searching for the next “great read,” but were are you looking? Do you have favorite blogs providing great reviews or are you following publishers on Twitter to keep up with new releases? And how do you balance keeping up with all those online resources AND still find time to read? Share your favorite resources and thoughts on managing in the week’s book discussion.

3:00 p.m. Poetry Libre Open Mic

Our friends at Poetry Libre are once again hosting an open mic poetry reading, scheduled to span as many time zones as possible. So grab a poem or just a seat and listen to the work of your fellow SL poets.

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Posted by on May 1, 2009 in book discussion, events


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Off the Shelf

Discover the Story Behind the Book from the Author
Sponsored by Second Life Literary Foundation and Bookstacks


Off the Shelf, the first literary talk show in Second Life, will have its first live program on Sunday, March 15 at 1:00 pm slt on Radio Riel and at Awen, the home of Bookstacks.

Kghia Gherardi and Simeon Beresford, the talk show hosts, will interview invited writers, poets, publishers, editors, literary agents, librarians and literary venue owners. We expect to have some best selling writer guests from US and UK.

This week our first guest, Jenaia Morane, will discuss the World Storytelling Day.

The second guest, Derry McMahon, will talk about West of Ireland Library and the related charity they raise funds for.

Expressions of interest, suggestions and participation requests should be directed in a notecard form to the Production Manager, Dilana Llewellyn.

Off the Shelf Producer
Xinoxi Han

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Posted by on March 14, 2009 in off the shelf


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Horror Fest – March 7 & 8

Last year, Emz Mazie (author Emerian Rich) and Bearon Schoonhoven (author Mark Eller) sponsored the first Horror Fest, and this year Bookstacks is picking up the reins. We have several co-sponsors offering events as well: The Guild of UK Writers; West of Ireland Library; authors Mark Eller, Emerian Rich, and Michael A. Stackpole; and Age & Country Hotel.

In addition to author readings and storytelling, we have are holding a monster/creature avatar meets fashion show titled “Beauty and the Beast.” We have also included some social time as well. First up is a murder mystery event at Age & Country Hotel — expect a few spooks to participate in that one.  On Sunday the band Born Again Pagans will perform in the afternoon, and we will hold a Horror Costume Party as our closing event. Start planning your outfit now!

For more information, contact Simeon Beresford  ( or Kghia Gherardi (

Events Schedule (All times are PST)

Saturday, March 7


10 a.m. – Frankenstein Discussion lead by Kghia Gherardi
Bookstacks Isle

11 a.m. – Beauty & the Beast “Fashion” Show
Bookstacks Isle

Noon – Storytelling by Aianna Oh and Cora Hawker
MilkWood – StoneCircleAwen

1 p.m. – Horror Quiz
Bookstacks Isle

2:00 p.m. – Irish Horror Stories
West of Ireland Library

3 p.m. – Nobel Charon (Michael A. Stackpole) Reading “Wildest Dreams” – a dark fantasy
Third Life & FarPoint

4 p.m. – Murder Mystery
Age and Country Hotel

6 p.m. – SL Horror Writers Showcase
Bookstacks Isle

Sunday, March 8

10 a.m. – Podcast Horror Discussion with Emz Mazie (author Emerian Rich)
Hell Hole Tavern

11 a.m. – Horror Poetry reading with Emz Mazie (author Emerian Rich)
Hell Hole Tavern

Noon – Paranormal Book Club Meeting – Dead Witch Walking lead by Kghia Gherardi
Bookstacks Isle

1 p.m. – Horror in real life, the Vlad story with Bearon Schoonhoven (author Mark Eller)
Hell Hole Tavern

1:30 p.m. – Poe’s Cask of Amontillado
West of Ireland Library

2 p.m. – Music Guests: Born Again Pagans
Bookstacks Isle

3 p.m. – Storytelling by April Kohl
MilkWood – StoneCircleAwen

4 p.m. – Edwardian Ghost Stories
Bookstacks Isle

5 p.m. – Horror Costume Party (DJ Walton Vieria)
Bookstacks Isle

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Posted by on March 3, 2009 in Bookstacks News, events


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Book Events: May 5 – May 12


I’d like to announce a new series I’m hosting at Bookstacks – “Book to Film.” On the last Monday of each month, I’ll host a discussion about a terrific book which has also been made into a film. There will be more details to come as I work them out. The first book/film we are discussing is THE PRINCESS BRIDE on MAY 26 (in case you want to start reading). I hope to see you there. ~Dame Kghia

WEDNESDAY, May 7, 5:00-7:00 pm
Fairy Tale Discussion Group….This week is Cinderella

Fiction and Lattees Coffee House

How many different renditions of one tale can be told?  Want to read the original that hasn’t been disneyfied!   Have a copy of this tale sitting around you want to share?  Come join the group….it should be fun…A new fairy tale every week! This discussion group is being held in Text Chat.  Please be prepared to turn off your voice feature and type away!

WEDNESDAY, May 7, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Steelhead Library Poetry Writing Workshop

Steelhead Public Library, Steelhead

Come enjoy the Pleasures of Composition at the SteelheadLlibrary. Dov Whiteberry (known in RL as Vermont  poet and teacher David Weinstock) will lead a poetry writing workshop. No previous experience is required. If time permits, we will share the results with each other.

THURSDAY, May 8, 6:00-8:00 pm SL time
Discussion Group at Fiction and Lattes….British Romantic Poets

Fiction and Lattees Coffee House

Discussion this week is dipping into the past, and talking about the British Romantic poets. We will be talking about Keats, Shelly, and maybe even Coleridge.

FRIDAY, May 9, 2:00 p.m
SLT Trivia Quest

Guild of UK Writers

As the name implies, it is all about trivia –  a night of trivia to be exact (or as we Brits like to call it a PUB QUIZ). Pit your brains against the man in the machine – whoever he might be. Highest score at the end of the night wins L$300.

SATURDAY, May 10, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Musical Guest: Blue4u Nowicka

Bookstacks’ Pub

Blue4u Nowicka, Debbie Henning in RL,  is a singer, songwriter and an accomplished guitarist. She couples her unique harmonies with 12 and six string acoustic guitars. She has been influenced most by the rock, folk, and blues styles of music.  Blue4u always puts on an excellent show.

SUNDAY, May 11, 11:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m
Moocher’s Meet Sunday Social

Shiva’s Home

In the winter we ice skate, and in warm weather, we go fishing! Shiva has invited it to see her new home and fish – or not. 🙂 Sunday Socials are slightly bookish, but they tend to be more social and cover a wide range of interests.

SUNDAY, May 11, 2:00 p.m.
Second Annual Compliments Duel, to benefit Relay for Life

Caledon Loch Avie

JJ Drinkwater and Exrex Somme request the pleasure of your attendance (and your kind donation of Lindens to RFL) at their Compliments Duel II – The Return of the Backhanded Compliment

The purpose of the duel, as it was last year, is to raise funds for the Relay for Life. Five Judgeships will be auctioned to the highest bidder – the first judgeship sold shall be the senior judge. The panel of Judges will determine the ultimate winner of the duel, based on such criteria as they determine.

Each of the duelists will pay their opponent five compliments, with the first passage du politesse determined by a coin flip made by the senior judge on the day. There is no restriction on the length, type, nature etc. of the compliments (although JJ is NOT allowed to bring a library with him to the duel).


MONDAY, May 12, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Story Session at the Falling Anvil: Bringing in the May

The Falling Anvil Public House, Caledon Tamrannoch

The Lusty Month of May brings with it Maypole Dances, frolicks in the greenwood amongst the springtime flowers, and suchlike fertile and fecund shenanigans. Tammuz returns from the underworld to dance in the fields with Inanna, Persephone is freed from Hades and reunited with her mother, Demeter, and Jack-in-the-Green bids wood and meadow put forth leaf and blossom…and we all take Mom out for a nice Sunday Brunch. Come and share your stories of springtime rituals, and all that increases and multiplies.

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Posted by on May 6, 2008 in events, trivia


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