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Hi All! I have been fortunate enough to receive the opportunity to present a paper I wrote on Sherlock Holmes-inspired fan works at theFandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conferencethis upcoming June, and to have it subsequently published in the corresponding journal. The paper parallels the fan w…

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The Curse of the Full Metal Hound

If you’re into collecting Sherlock Holmes memorabilia, be careful. You never know what you’ll be stuck with.

Brad Keefauver has this cautionary tale.


Sherlockians Have Such Varied Interests

Fandom at the intersection of Star Wars and Sherlock Holmes. Everything is awesome.


Sherlock: The World Record Attempt



How do you fancy helping to set a new world record?

On August 31 2014, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation will attempt to break the World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed up as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.

The challenge will be hosted…

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Pretty cool that this was recognized 5 years ago!

Irregular Stain: the manuscript of "The Adventure of the Second Stain" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series has another entry, and once again we find ourselves chatting with co-editors Robert Katz, MD, BSI (“Dr. Ainstree”) and Andrew Solberg, BSI (“Professor Coram”). Bob and Andy of course were our guests on Episode 50: A Golden Passage, and we’re delighted to have them with us again to share the secret as to how lightning strikes twice and these two fine editors regroup to wrangle together scholarship, research and fun for our Sherlockian edification.

This time, the BSI Manuscript Series title is Irregular Stain, and it treats the reader to a full-color reproduction of the manuscript of “The Adventure of the Second Stain” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. What’s more, we even get some high-resolution Sidney Paget artwork that gives more detail of Sherlock Holmes than most readers have seen before.

Join us for this chat with Bob and Andy as we discover the origins of Sherlock Holmes and Haverford College, the secret meaning of the code words “apple pie,” and the possible contributor whose unfamiliar handwriting is abruptly seen in the middle of the manuscript. And be the first to know what the next entry in the BSI Manuscript Series will be.

The Gas-Lamp this episode is inspired by a letter written by Vincent Starrett to Edgar Smith mentioned in the Preface of Irregular Stain, which appeared as “A Perspective on Scholarship” in the January 1953 Vol. 3, No. 1 (New Series) edition of The Baker Street Journal.



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Peter Cushing’s hidden talent in watercolors.

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Sherlock Holmes Ejaculated Twice as Often as Dr. Watson

It’s true. Stop your Beavis & Butthead-inspired laughing.

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