It’s just 18 months ago that my fellow writer Thorsten Küper aka Kuperpunk Korhonen first introduced me to cultural events in the 3d Internet world of Second Life. Since then I not only took part in numerous single and group readings and some live music performances but also extensively explored the potentials of a virtual world and met a lot of interesting people from around the world online. On January 19th I will for the first time organize an event in Second Life myself. The story “The Spirits” that I’m going to read – my second work originally written in English – was partly inspired by the music and websites of Native American artist John Two-Hawks who in Euope became known through his collaboration with the Finnish band Nightwish. John was so kind to send me a nice reply when I let him read the story that is dedicated to him.
The reading of the novelette will start at 1:00 pm Second Life Time resp. 22:00 central European time in the Mumtaz, a wonderful recreation of the Taj Mahal in Second Life. Renowned ambient musician Jan Pulsford aka Jana Kyomoon will join me with a live set. The location is at