Home Sim Events

Open Mic Nights:
Share your written work or your favorite poetry and literature.

Opening Night Open Mic | Multiple Dates | Main Stage |
Respond to the BP oil spill disaster. Bring your own or your favorite pieces of literature and art to share, or just come listen! Read anything from poetry, short stories, essays, flash fiction, songs, or speeches. Share an original story, your hopes for the future, thoughts, prayers, and feelings regarding the oil spill - whatever you want to share, come. Event requires use and knowledge of voice chat in SL. 

  • Thursday, July 1st @ 6:00pm to 8:00pm SLT
  • Saturday, July 3rd @ 7:00pm to  9:00pm SLT
  • Sunday, July 11th @ 2:00pm to 4:00pm SLT
All stories told in voice chat. Please set-up voice chat in SL prior to attending.

Crap Mariner | 5:00PM SLT July 14th | Main Stage |
Quirky writer, storyteller, and cranky autonaton Crap Mariner tells tales of brilliance and the bizarre. Reading from his original collection of 100 word stories, prepare to laugh and cry (well, maybe not so much of the latter) Check out some of his podcasts here: http://www.isfullofcrap.com/

Elegia Underwood | 3:00PM SLT July 3rd and 10th | Main Stage |
July at 3pm, she will be reading selections from Walden by Henry David Thoreau for 'Operation Squeegee' and she promises to think of something appropriate for the 10 July 3pm as well! -- Elegia Underwood wears many hats in Second Life. Her Monday afternoon session called Open Mic Meanderings is popular with poets and lovers of poetry from around the grid. She is slowly assembling, letter by letter, word by word, sentence by sentence, a collection of tales about Dragons which she calls "The Rising and the Falling". As an actor with Avatar Repertory Theater, a ground-breaking company in SL, she recently completed a sold-out run as one of the two Alices in "Alice in WonderSLand". And she builds things and sells them, with, as she says, "varying success". But she is most widely know as a storyteller. You can hear her read every Wednesday afternoon in the luxurious lobby of her Dragonlands Hotel in Steelhead Shanghai. If you want to know more about what she's up to, please join her group '1001 Tuesdays' or, if like her you have to jettison a group to join another, just watch any of the various book and story-oriented groups for notices.

Marian Dragovar | 2:00PM SLT July 3rd | Main Stage |
Steamlander and quirky android Marian Dragovar performs and reads poetry and folktales from around the world. She is a regular guest at the West of Ireland charity sim. Join her for a selection of readings from folk and fairytales about wildlife and the animal world.

Derry McMahon | 2:00PM SLT July 10th | Main Stage |
Derry McMahon, West of Ireland Storyteller with Dryad Stories. Derry McMahon, Librarian and Storyteller from the West of Ireland Library, will share two stories from Frank Stockton:  "Old Pipes and the Dryad" and "The Lost Dryad".  Dryads are the nymphs of oak trees and are compassionate about the need to respect all of creation. For more on West of Irelands storytelling events visit: http://www.irelandslstory.blogspot.com/

Caledonia Skytower | 11:00AM and 3:00PM July 7th | Main Stage |
Story theme to be announced. Caledonia Skytower: Cale has been presenting stories since August of 2008, and has a love of language, a broad spectrum of literary styles and forms, and a special love of those "Classics" which appeal to all ages (though they are often relegated just to the young).  Caledonia presents stories at the West of Ireland Library and Cultural Center, Circe's Sanctuary on Laurel Arts Island, Magicland Park.  She also works with Welsh Storyteller Dubhna Rhiadra presenting North American First Nation Tales and on Bran  at "Here Be Pictsies."

Astrud Sands | 7:00PM SLT July 14th | Main Stage |
Reading a chapter from her forthcoming music essay collection RECORD COLLECTING FOR GIRLS - "Guilty Pleasures" (Houghton Mifflin/Mariner, fall 2011 release), author Courtney E. Smith/Astrud Sands tackles the great debate of musical guilty pleasures. Smith/Sands is a longtime music industry exec, having worked in music programming at MTV for nearly a decade, and first time author. She has a special love for indie rock and girl groups. Her inspiration for this essay collection came from works like Chuck Klosterman's SEX, DRUGS, AND COCOA PUFFS and Rob Sheffield's LOVE IS A MIXTAPE.

Do you want to tell, read, or perform a story? See the "Call for Events" page.

Music and Games

TriviaAid - Trivia and Tunes | Multiple Dates | Home Sim |
TriviAid is a group of Second Life trivia players and live quiz hosts who have come together to hold and attend trivia event fundraisers devoted to selected causes. Operation Squeegee is our first venture, and we hope to have more to come. Look for us at the fund raising site and elsewhere in the event calendar during the middle week of OpSquee to join us for brainteasing and fun! You can find regular trivia events to attend in Second Life at http://tinyurl.com/sltrivia/

MONDAY, JULY 5 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm SLT 
Lotus Ceriano and Lette Ponnier host a game of culture-clashing trivia! Lotus (U.K.) and Lette (U.S.) switch roles for the day, taking on each other's local knowledge. Win for knowing the answers to the questions, but also for catching their mistakes, as they try to stay in character.

TUESDAY, JULY 6 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm
SLT Olmstead Fanshaw and Honey Potez co-host a general knowledge quiz, with prizes for first and second place and for answers that make the hosts laugh!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm SLT 
Lacey Lukas and Clancy Huckleberry team up for the first time to bring you a topic potpourri. Expect some questions about Canada!

THURSDAY, JULY 8 | 11:00am to 12:00pm SLT
Tequila Republic hosts , and you even get to keep your pants on.

FRIDAY, JULY 9 | 9:00am to 11:00am SLT
Sharon Scofield comes up with some oblique trivia to put a spin on a topic you probably thought would be straightforward (a recent example is sunny day trivia).  

SATURDAY, JULY 10 | 4:00pm to 6:00pm SLT 
Shale Nightfire and Chaddington Boomhauer bring their offbeat Shotgun Trivia to the OpSquee stage, with trivia questions that hit on a  huge range of difficulty levels. Frequent topics include current events and SL.

SUNDAY, JULY 11 | 6:00 to 8:00pm SLT 
Samantha Poindexter and Triana Caldera  split up the shift, with Sam hosting the first hour with HUD-based trivia and Triana hosting the second, bringing her music trivia -- the oldest trivia event in Second Life -- to the OpSquee stage. Speed-typing is not required for either of these quizzes. 

Surrealist Games w/ Android Marian D | Multiple Dates | Home Sim |
Marian Dragovar is the events coordinator for Operation Squeegee. In SL, she's a deviously eccentric steampunk android from the future bent on propagating absurdity and inspiring creativity. Join her for great music and participate in surrealist writing games and witness the creation of cosmic surrealist wisdom. Have fun, bring friends, support Operation Squeegee. 

  • Friday, July 2nd 9PM til Midnight SLT
  • Friday, July 9th 9PM til Midnight SLT