In-world Reading this Saturday!

Fellow Quillian, Sherry D. Ramsey (Luta Lassard inSL) will be reading her original short story “Her Money’s Worth” this Saturday evening (Saturday, January 15th at 6pm slt).  This story originally appeared in Airborne, The Speculative Elements Vol 2. published by Third Person Press.

This is the fourth of our new monthly events, occurring on the third Saturday of each month at 6pmSLT (9pmET/6pmPT).

The reading will be recorded for use in our upcoming Quillian Podcast, but you’re urged to attend now as the podcast won’t be available for a few months yet.

The reading will occur in the Workshop building, on the second floor beside the traditional meeting circle.  The reading is a voice event, so attendees are encouraged to come with their “ears on” and their microphones off.  Since the event is also being recorded, we request that you refrain from using audio ‘gestures’ or other devices that create ambient noise.

In-world Reading Today!

Fellow Quillian, Chuck Heintzelman (Chuck Hamelin inSL) will be reading his original short story “The Train Bandits” this Saturday evening.

This is the third of our new monthly events, occurring on the third Saturday of each month at 6pmSLT (9pmET/6pmPT).

The reading will be recorded for use in our upcoming Quillian Podcast, but you’re urged to attend now as the podcast won’t be available for a few months yet.

The reading will occur in the Workshop building, on the second floor beside the traditional meeting circle.  The reading is a voice event, so attendees are encouraged to come with their “ears on” and their microphones off.  Since the event is also being recorded, we request that you refrain from using audio ‘gestures’ or other devices that create ambient noise.

In-World reading, this Saturday!

Fellow Quillian, John Lambert (Timorth Berkmans inSL) will be reading his recent short story “A Blizzard Revelation” this Saturday evening.

This is the second of our new monthly events, occurring on the third Saturday of each month at 6pmSLT (9pmET/6pmPT).

The reading will be recorded for use in our upcoming Quillian Podcast, but you’re urged to attend now as the podcast won’t be available for a few months yet.

The reading will occur in the Workshop building, on the second floor beside the traditional meeting circle.  The reading is a voice event, so attendees are encouraged to come with their “ears on” and their microphones off.  Since the event is also being recorded, we request that you refrain from using audio ‘gestures’ or other devices that create ambient noise.

Banned Books Week

Every year, books are challenged for their right to be placed on the library shelf.  Some are outright banned.

To focus awareness on this issue, Banned Book Week was created.  This is the twenty-eighth year for this event, held annually during the last week of September.  This year’s event runs from September 25 through October 2.

The Quillians are pleased to announce that they will be participating in the American Library Association’s Second Life ReadOut!  On October 2, 2010 at 4pm ET (1pm PT/SLT), Second Life residents can listen to excerpts from various banned or challenged books, as read by special guests.  The Quillians will be represented by authors Michael A. Stackpole and Steven Saus, as well as Quillian founder, Michael J. Hercus.

If you would be interested in becoming a reader for this event, please contact Oberon Octagon in Second Life.  Time is an issue, so please send your request as soon as possible.

The Second Life event will be held in-world in the ALA sim.

A listing of banned or challenged ‘Classic’ books via the ALA.

Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; the American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of American Publishers; and the National Association of College Stores.  It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

Upcoming Reading

Sherry D. Ramsey (Luta Lassard in-world) will be reading her fantasy story, “Winter Bewitched” to benefit Relay for Life of Second Life, on July 9th, 2010 at 6pm SLT.  All are welcome!  This will (obviously) be a voice event, so make sure voice is enabled and your speakers are on!  Donations for RFL will be accepted during the reading.  SLURL to follow when the venue is definite, although it will be somewhere in the Wind River Territory sim.  Hope to see you there!

A successful seminar

Special thanks to Kat Alderson for her wonderful Web Design Seminar last Monday!  The event ran ‘just a little long’ at around three hours, but it was jam-packed with information.  I know I spent the next day or two revamping my website and I’m sure I wasn’t alone.

If you’ll remember, this was also a Relay For Life fundraiser seminar, with donations being accepted for that wonderful cause.  I’m very proud to announce that the seminar pulled in L$17,450.oo in donations!  Well done everyone!

If you attended the seminar, let us know what you thought of it.  Any lingering questions?  A desire for another?

Web Design Seminar

In place of our normal Monday night meeting, on May 31, 2010, we will be hosting a web design seminar.  The class will focus on beginners, but there should be something for everyone.

Expected topics include website creation, domain names, creative design elements, hosting, links and cross promotion.

The class is a Relay For Life fundraiser and donations will be collected during the event.  Non-workshop members will have to pay a mandatory L$500 (about $1.80US) for the seminar, and the suggested donation is L$2000.  Workshop members are encouraged to donate, but it is not required.  Those who wish to, should send a L$500 payment to Graegor Aeon before the event, which will be forwarded on behalf of the workshop to RFL.  Workshop members who wish to donate above and beyond the L$500 mark may do so directly into the RFL vendor on site.  An accounting of all donated funds will be made available upon request (I’ll take a screenshot of my relevant transaction history).

Be aware that this will be a VOICE EVENT.  Please arrive at the meeting with your speakers on and your microphones off.  Questions may be asked via text chat, but will be answered in voice.  Please arrive early for sound-checks or help with Second Life voice settings.

The seminar will be held on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 6pm SLT (9pm ET).  It is expected to run about an hour, but may exceed that time based on the number of questions.