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Of A Literary Bent

When I’m not in the Second Life® virtual world, or EVE Online, or indeed in front of my computer at all, I can often be found curled up with a good book. I try to consume several each week as part of a staple diet. 🙂 So, when I got a message from Selina Greene, co-owner of Book Island and Publishing Island and a real-life publisher, letting me know about the 2008 SL Book Fair, I figured, hey, it’s worth my time to mention. I’ll see if I’m able to show up for any of it, though my schedule this weekend involves, not only events at Lexxistential Deviances, but a RL event I’m driving down south for on Saturday.

Here’s the schedule of events for the 2008 SL Book Fair (all times SLT, venue SLURLs™ attached):

Friday, April 25th

  • 2pm – Opening Ceremony (Cartland Court)
  • 3pm – Marylmagner Munz, reading from The Big Secret by Mary Magner (Beach Area)
  • 3pm – Threik Wilkinson, reading from The Courage of Intimacy by Keith Ainsworth (Open Books)
  • 3pm – Kabbalah Today – live Kabbalah concert and Q&A session (Publishing Island stage)
  • 4pm – TBA
  • 5pm – Madddyyy Schnook – “Building for Beginners” (SLGuides Virtual Learning Centre)
  • 5pm-7pm – DJs Shannah Halberd and Rat Halberd from Simkast (Cartland Court)
  • 7pm – Poetry and prose readings from INKsters and ANON magazine (Publishing Island stage)

Saturday, April 26th

  • 6am – Discussion: “Death Penalty, Right or Wrong?” Selina Greene (Beach Area)
  • 7am – TBA
  • 8am – Nebbisk Oh – “Fictionary” game, where you make up definitions to fool your opponents. (Beach Area)
  • 9am – Madddyyy Schnook, “Marketing and Sales in Virtual Worlds” (Book Island stage)
  • 10am – Babu Writer – “Amazon and POD – What’s going on?” (Publishing Island stage)
  • 10am – Selina Greene – “The RL Book Publishing Process” – talk and Q&A (Book Island stage)
  • 11am – Cricket Gears – “How Art and Music Can Change the World” (Cartland Court stage)
  • 12pm – Trinity Dechou, Voodoo Buwan – Rez Magazine debate on inworld Publishing (Cartland Court stage)
  • 1pm – Noble Charron – “Characterization – the Soul of the Story” – Lecture and Q&A by bestselling author, Michael A. Stackpole (Beach Area)
  • 2pm – Elan Neruda and Kit Jimenez – “Paying the Bills While Paying Your Dues: A Partially Practical Guide to Writing Genre Fiction for A Living” with Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (Publishing Island stage)
  • 2pm-4pm – Miriam Antonelli DJ (Cartland Court)
  • 3pm – Madddyyy Schnook – “Building for Beginners” (SLGuides)
  • 4pm – Diana Allandale – “Promoting Yourself, From an Author’s POV,” workshop with author Diana Hunter (Beach Area)
  • 5pm – Wilbur Rich – reading

Sunday, April 27th

  • 6am – Discussion: “What’s SLove Got To Do With It? RL/SL Relationship Pleasures and Pitfalls,” Selina Greene (Beach Area)
  • 7am – DJ Doubledown Tandino spins his signature blend of nujazz and house in a live turntable mix (Cartland Court)
  • 8am – Discussion: “What Makes a Book a Cult Book, Rather Than Just a Good Book?” Selina Greene (Beach Area)
  • 9am – Jilly Kidd hosts readings from writers in the Written Word group (Beach Area)
  • 10am – Sean Voss – Author Sean Percival, The Second Life In-World Travel Guide talk, Q&A (Book Island stage)
  • 10am – Madddyyy Schbook – “Building for Beginners” (SLGuides)
  • 11am – Simeon Beresford – Literary quiz (Book Island stage)
  • 12pm – Poetry and prose readings from INKsters and ANON magazine (Publishing Island stage)
  • 1pm – Kitumscheid Writer – “The Publishing Process for Illustrated Books,” based on experiences from her book, Pirate’s Alphabet (Publishing Island stage)
  • 1pm-3pm – DJ Ravishal Bentham from Kona Radio (Cartland Court)
  • 3pm – Diana Allandale – “The Ins and Outs of Writing Erotica” workshop with author, Diana Hunter (Beach Area)
  • 4pm – Arton Tripsa – “The Writing Life: The Creation Of A Novel,” a talk/Q&A with Jane Watson, author of The Hindustan Contessa (Book Island stage)
  • 5pm – Closing ceremony and afterparty (Cartland Court)

Event Venues

Information provided by Selina Greene, SL Book Fair 2008. Additional information supplied by Shawna Montgomery, Commander, Science Fiction Rangers.


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