For 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.
Snow! Blizzards! Mother Nature is doing her best to encourage us to curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a good book. Or to head into Second Life for a book discussion. I hope you can join us for these Bookstacks’ events.
Note: If you are interested in holding a book-related event at Bookstacks, please contact Kghia Gherardi.
February 17, Noon Footlight Confidential: Oscar Month – Join Dilana Llewellyn for interviews, readings and lively discussions on all things performance; both SL & RL.
February 19, 5 pm Reader’s Block - February’s topic: Second Chances – Was there a book you didn’t like [because you were forced to read it in school, for example] but you read it again and decided it was great?
Saturdays, 2 pm Science Fiction Saturdays - Hosted by Simeon Beresford and Neb, this weekly gathering of Science Fiction and Fantasy lovers cover everything from their current reads to the classics of the genre and anything in between.
Sundays, 3 pm Poetry Libre Open Mic - Serene Bechir and Leonardo Zimring bring together some of the greatest poets on the grid to share original works and favorites, often with an international flavor.
Bookstacks is hopping – or at least reading – in the new year. We have some great discussions lined up this January! The events are held at the Bookstacks Pub in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. Times are Pacific Standard.
Saturdays, 2 pm Science Fiction Saturdays – Hosted by Simeon Beresford and Neb, this weekly gathering of Science Fiction and Fantasy lovers cover everything from their current reads to the classics of the genre and anything in between.
Sundays, 3 pm Poetry Libre Open Mic – Serene Bechir and Leonardo Zimring bring together some of the greatest poets on the grid to share original works and favorites, often with an international flavor.
January 22, 5 pm Reader’s Block – January’s topic: I Liked the Book Better. Lludmila Mirrikh is changing from her cozy mystery discussions to a more general book topics, all in an effort to figure out what to read next.
Join Lludmila Mirrikh at the Pub in Awen for a discussion of A Small Death In the Great Glen by A D Scott scheduled for Monday, March 26 at 11am PST and Tues. March 27 at 5pm PST.
In the Highlands of 1950s Scotland, a boy is found dead in a canal lock. Two members of the local newspaper staff set out to investigate the crime. Together, these very different Scots harbor deep and troubling secrets underneath their polished and respectable veneers.
Put on your best tartan plaidy! We’re goin’ to bonny Scotland – och aye the noo!
Join Lludmila Mirrikh Monday, February 20 at 11 am PST or Tuesday, February 21 at 5 pm PST for a discussion of the southern mystery novel, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin.
There was never any proof that Scary Larry killed that young woman – her body was never found – but now another young woman has gone missing. The only person who seems to give Larry the benefit of the doubt is the town constable, but he won’t say why.
Teresa’s characterizes most of her books as alchemical fairy tales, starting with her first Celydonn book. She reveals she doesn’t use the internet for research; instead she focus on books that explore the daily life in earlier times, research that gives life to the details. To add further realism to her works, she call on her husband and friends who are historical re-enactors.
Teresa is re-releasing her earlier works, both in print and in ebook formats. Her first re-release is Goblin Moon, a proto-steampunk novel or fantasy of manners. Teresa’s books are also available under the pseudonym Madeline Howard. The series written under this name — The Rune of Unmaking — are darker, reflecting many of the changes the author has gone through in her life. She is working on the third book in the trilogy. This series revisits the world of Goblin Moon, but centuries separate the series, allowing Teresa to explore evolutions of mythology.
In addition to working on her own books, Teresa shares advice with new writers on the SFF Chronicle website. She highly recommends all writers read a lot and read broadly. Also, any problem can probably be solved by looking back at what you’ve already written.
Join Lludmila Mirrikh at The Pub in Awen to discuss the first of the Sam Vimes fantasy/adventure/mysteries by Terry Pratchett: Guards! Guards!
Monday, January 23 at 11am PST
Tuesday, January 24 at 5 pm PST
This story is nothing but pure fun. How would your average police handle a gigantic, flying serial arsonist? Pratchett riffs on many aspects of the mystery genre (the detective forbidden to pursue his inquiries, the rookie) as well as fantasy (What do dragons eat? Virgins, of course!) and it’s a million-to-one chance you’ll love it, but you just might.
It’s the beginning of a series that will only get better.