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  • Our May Meeting Has Egg On Its Face

    Sure, next Saturday is a holiday weekend in the US, but what’s more important, family, friends, cook-outs, and travel? Or talking about John H. Watson and eggs? (And the usual random off-topic chat that fills up the last hour and a half.) Join your fellow bull pups and friends for a Saturday hang that always goes where no Sherlock Holmes society will go. (Because we’re a Watson society!)

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Saturday, May 28, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMldeCsqTgjE9z1Y_jOOkZcAQEBMCdOVmWR

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • The JHWS April Meeting is for horsing around with Watson

    This Saturday, April 23, the bull pups and friends will be gathering on Zoom once again to discuss John Watson’s relationships with horses and whatever else we ramble on about. (Maybe we shouldn’t make bull pup Maddy talk about 221B Con — she’s done two podcasts on it already.) Think there’s not much of an equine Watson to discuss? You might be surprised — but you have to saddle up for Saturday’s Zoom to find out!

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting, then!
    When: Apr 23, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvd-isqD4oHd3Ir3RXmIfRN4texBj0UFjl

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • The John H. Watson Society at 221B Con

    Are you a past, present, or future member of the John H. Watson Society in Atlanta this weekend for 221B Con 2022? Want to see your fellow Watsonians live and in person? We’re getting together for a couple of casual gatherings before the pre-and-post con Zooms mentioned earlier, and you’re invited!

    We’ll be gathering for lunch in the hotel bar at 1:00 PM on Friday, and pulling together a second event Sunday night (pizza maybe?) about 6. Drop by, drop in, drop over, but if you want to be sure we save you a seat, DM @BradKeefauver on Twitter to let us know you’re coming. Hope to see you soon!

  • Of course Watson returns to 221B!

    It’s the week before 221B Con, and with bull pups on panels, the John H. Watson Society is going to be well represented. Somebody should have taken notes on that at our last meeting, but the latest Watsonian Weekly wanders through the schedule even though the host doesn’t remember who is on what panel.

    https://watsonianweekly.libsyn.com/april-4-2022-will-watson-be-at-221b

    There are also going to be two John H. Watson Society zooms, Friday afternoon and Sunday evening, hosted by Madeline Quinones. Here are the links to reserve your spot for those:

    Friday, pre-con:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvde2pqz0vHNVUn3JnWDpcROkoAIPC-QlX

    Sunday, post-con:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpdeiqqzMvE9Q9LWcU9ipG9r3r2TMyNUW_

    We hope to see you somewhere next weekend!

  • John H. Watson Society March Meeting

    You know the drill — join your fellow Watsonians for an hour or two of chat on whatever topics we wander into. This month’s theme “The Toys of John H. Watson” is whatever those words bring to mind — hopefully nothing dark or murderous after last month! March is rolling by at the speed of a hoop and stick being played with by a little Johnny Watson, so take a minute to catch your breath with us.

    You are invited to THE Zoom meeting.
    When: Mar 26, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada — who knows what that is in Portsmouth after we did the Daylight Savings switcheroo!)

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAodeyrpz8jHtMvLiyA1q0Dpd3CLN59_S2C

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Our February Meeting: The Crimes of John H. Watson

    Remember the movie “Without A Clue,” where Watson was the secret genius of Baker Street and Sherlock Holmes was a foolish actor? So take that premise, but keep the Sherlock Holmes we know at full genius level. THEN make Watson a criminal mastermind of a level that Holmes did not even suspect — Eurus Holmes level. How many hidden crimes documented in plain sight in the Canon could he have been responsible for?

    “The late Irene Adler?” “The late Elias Whitney?” Paul Thomas Miller has opened up a Pandora’s box, a can of poisonous worms, a horrific possibility that simply must be examined by the John H. Watson Society, whether we want to believe it or not, and your JHWS meeting host is running with it.

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting to discuss the full ramifications of this dark path.
    When? Feb 26, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada), 6:00 PM Portsmouth Time (UK and Bullpup Buck), and whatever works for the rest of the zones to match those.

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrf-yrqT0jHdLVvqFXIPQcY-jnYFzaP5Fd

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • What? There’s still a January meeting?

    Since last weekend was a very special “Sherlock Holmes Birthday Weekend” gathering of the John H. Watson Society and friends, and since our actual monthly meetings tend to happen without speakers, agendas, or much planning . . . well, why not have a meeting on our normal weekend of the month?

    So here’s our last minute meeting details for any of you Watson fans who just want to show up and see what happens:

    When: Jan 22, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsf-2upz8iG9ONAvF0THmQOsSVOqh6sHzI

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Society Membership

    We were pleased to see so many folks at our Zoom sessions over the Weekend of Birthday Festivities. Much fun was had!

    So much fun, in fact, that our Shopkeeper (that would be me) is a little bit behind in processing the membership orders that came in over the weekend.

    A thousand apologies for the delay! Rest assured, your order has been received, and you will see a Welcome email very soon.

  • The JHWS and friends on the subject of Watson

    This week’s Watsonian Weekly is a whole lot of talk (but not all of it, sad to say) from Saturday’s meeting of the John H. Watson Society. Enjoy!

    https://watsonianweekly.libsyn.com/january-17-2022-a-whole-lotta-watson-for-ya

  • John H. Watson Society’s Birthday Party for Sherlock

    This Saturday, at a very abnormal time for us, the John H. Watson Society will be joining in on the weekend festivities with a 2:30 PM EST Zoom gathering to celebrate the birthday of John’s best friend (and etc.) Sherlock Holmes. It’s a little hard to play “Pin The Tail On Holmes or Watson” on Zoom, even if they both identified themselves on the animal in question (Watson in “Reigate Squires,” Holmes in “Bruce-Partington Plans.”) but we’ll figure out something appropriate, especially if you help in the comments below.

    When: Jan 15, 2022 01:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqduGoqzwrEtfhaa86i5ltHAcskecexI4F

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.