Maxwell Grantly

Magical stories from an independent author

Visit an Online Church this Sunday

If you missed this week’s service within Sansar, you are welcome to come next week instead. This is a little of what you missed.

You are always welcome to simply visit the church and its surroundings at any time, if you wish to find some peace and solitude at this time of international crisis.

Click on this link to locate the virtual Pfaffenthal church.

Coronavirus Announcement

1867 Sansar Church

Are you isolated at home due to the coronavirus, this Sunday? Don’t worry, you can share in a new virtual experience, in the 1867 church, within Sansar. If you would like a virtual place to pray, to worship or simply observe why not join us with for the first live stream from the All Nations Church Luxembourg today at 10am CET. Don’t worry, the service is conducted in English. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their faith background.

If you are not sure what the virtual world of Sansar is, feel free to visit my YouTube channel and watch a short video that was made last night.

Just click on the link below, to access this virtual church.

Hyperlink to the Virtual Church in Sansar

1867 Promotional Channel

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Some of you may know about my love of Victorian history and children’s education.

I’m currently working (with an online friend from Luxembourg) building a ‘free-to-play’ game for young children, to teach them a little about the life and goings-on in the city of Luxembourg during the year 1867. Although this game is aimed at young children, you are still interested to look if you wish. If you are interested, please feel free to watch (and laugh) at my silly promo videos for the game!

1867 Promotional Channel

The game is hosted upon the children’s platform, called Roblox. You can access it here:

1867 (Roblox Game)

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You will most likely already know that I am working with a friend (cyberpiper) on the production of an authentic historical reproduction of 1867 Luxembourg, using the Roblox platform. Using old photographs and other historical documents, cyberpiper and I are producing a realistic computer generation of how this part of Luxembourg would have looked in the mid-nineteenth century. If you are interested, this video clip will give you a flavour of how the project is progressing.

You can visit the game here.

1867 Update

If you follow this blog, you will already know that I am currently working with a friend (cyberpiper) in the production of an authentic historical reproduction of 1867 Luxembourg, using the Roblox platform.

Using old photographs and other historical documents, cyberpiper and I are producing a realistic computer generation of how this part of Luxembourg would have looked in the mid-nineteenth century.

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If you are keen to see how the work in progress is faring, you are welcome to view the following video clip of a basic walk around the Rue des bons Malades. Cyberpiper and I are now working on buildings on the opposite side of the river, before proceeding to complete the section of the city beyond the church.

There is a great deal of work to do but you are welcome to visit what has been done so far, if you remain interested.

Click here for a link to the1867 game.

Can you recognise the location shown in this photograph, by visiting and playing the game?

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Ultimately, our aim is to produce a working game that may encourage gamers to enjoy and respect our amazing shared historical heritage.

1867

You may have seen very little activity from me, over the past few months, and wondered what I am up to.

You will already know, if you have read any of my free eBooks, that I am interested in Victorian history. Many of my stories are based around this era or set in a Victorian steampunk genre. You would be correct in thinking that the Victorian period is a favourite point of interest for me.

Since the start of 2019 I have paired up with an Internet friend of mine (cyberpiper) and, together, we have worked on the construction of a computer-generated reconstruction of 1867 Luxembourg. My friend lives in Luxembourg and has an avid interest in the year 1867, due to its importance in the history of Luxembourg. As for me, as you will already know, this project marries very closely with my own interest in history and my background in the education of children.

Although a great deal of work has been completed, there is still a vast amount of work left to do. It will be a long time until we can both realise our goal of a fully functioning game, set in 1867, where gamers can live, work and explore the city of Luxembourg, in 1867. Even still, this short video should give you a taste of what has been achieved so far.

If you are interested you can access the game by clicking on this link.

Fantasy Faire

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Today at 12:00 noon (Second Life Time) I have been asked to participate in a literacy event at Second Life’s Fantasy Faire. I have chosen to read one of my stories, one that was pictured within the now redundant Pfaffenthal sim of Second Life: Professor Nibbler’s Most Amazing Mouse Circus.

If you are free in three hours time, you are welcome to log in and listen.

“Have you seen a real live mouse circus? If you have, you’re very lucky indeed, as very few other people have ever seen one. When Professor Nibbler brought his most amazing mouse circus to Pfaffenthal, two homeless children (Jacob and Molly) were enchanted by the posters that were pasted across the city. However, as is common with other stories from Maxwell Grantly, things don’t go according to plan. Discover how Jacob and Molly got to see the most amazing mouse circus in the world and find out what they saw there.”

You can find more details here.

Fantasy Faire Presentation

Professor Nibbler

Maxwell Grantley presents ‘Professor Nibbler’s Most Amazing Mouse Circus’

When:

Fri, 19 April, (12:00 – 13:00 Second Life Time / 20:00 – 21:00 British Summer Time)

Where:

Trollhaugen (Second Life)

Description:

Have you seen a real live mouse circus? If you have, you’re very lucky indeed, as very few other people have ever seen one. As part of the performance, the mice will climb upon tightropes, perform amazing acrobatics and scamper about doing all sorts of incredible things. When Professor Nibbler brought his most amazing mouse circus to Luxembourg, two homeless children (Jacob and Molly) were enchanted by the posters that were pasted across the city. However, as is common with other stories from Maxwell Grantly, things don’t go according to plan. Discover how Jacob and Molly got to see the most amazing mouse circus in the world and find out what they saw.

For More Details:

https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Fantasy Faire 2019

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This Friday (Friday 19th April at 20:00 – British Summer Time) Maxwell Grantly will be talking about and reading from his story ‘Professor Nibbler’s Most Amazing Mouse Circus’ – as part of the online Fantasy Faire event. At the same time, he will be giving a slideshow presentation of illustrations from the book.

You are warmly welcome to attend the online session, if you are free. You can find more details about Fantasy Faire at the following link:

https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Wishing each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Thank you for following this blog.

If you have a few quiet minutes spare this festive season, have you read The Christmas Penny?

‘The Christmas Penny’ tells the adventure of two Victorian street urchins, who found a whole new penny, one Christmas in New Babbage, and saw Professor Jiggers’ Flea Circus. As with all stories by Maxwell Grantly, things never go according to plan. If you are interested in reading this story, it can be downloaded free of charge from Barnes & Noble, Blio, iBooks, Inktera, Kobo, Lulu and Smashwords. Simply type “Maxwell Grantly” or “The Christmas Penny” into the search bar at any of these eight sites.

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