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  • Meeting of the John H Watson Society circa 1971
  • Watsonian Editor wanted

    The Watsonian is the journal of the John H Watson Society. We publish scholarship, fiction and art and we are open to publishing even more! We are looking for someone who is excited about moving our journal forward and supporting all kinds of creative output from all sorts of voices. This is a real opportunity to shape how we engage with the wide world of Watsonians. If you are interested, please contact buttons@johnhwatsonsociety.com.

    The Last Word On Nothing | The Adventures of Dr. Watson, Science Writer
  • Introducing Member Resources

    Sharp-eyed visitors may have noticed a couple of additions to our menu up at the top: Member Login and Member Resources. With these links, members can view their account details, renew their membership, download the 2020 issues of the Watsonian, and a few more things.

    Having trouble logging in? Not sure how to log in to your account? Selena can help!

  • Show us your Watson!

    We are still so inspired by the art panel given by Talia Bordallo Mico “Brighton” and Chris Aa Bakkane! We want to see YOUR Watsons, too!

  • A Watsonian Salon: The Okay Mouse Detective

    Today is Mickey Mouse’s 92nd birthday! Mickey has worn a deerstalker on several occasions and is even known in Europe as a detective! But the most important thing to think about on this day is who would be Mickey’s Watson and why? Discuss.

    Ep. 123 - "Mickey Mouse: Lonesome Ghosts" Review - YouTube
  • Wonderful Watsonians: Paul Thomas Miller
    An unfortunate portrait of Paul Thomas Miller

    Name (or alias):

    Paul Thomas Miller


    Bullpup moniker (Contact us if you don’t know):

    Buck


    Who is your favourite Watson and why?

    Today, James Mason just for the line “You squashed me pea.” But I reserve the right to change my mind constantly. They all have something to offer.


    If Watson was writing a story about you, what would it be titled?

    The Adventure of the Easily Distracted Moron.

    Give us an improbable fact about yourself!


    I’ve made it this far through 2020 without crying more than once a day.

    Why did you join the JHWS?


    It seemed like the inclusive, playful, friendly group, and I wanted some of that!

    We want to feature all of our Wonderful Watsonians! Especially you! Why don’t you respond to the questions above (picture optional) to buttons@johnhwatsonsociety.com?

  • Wonderful Watsonians: Margie Deck

    Be your own Boswell and tell us a little about yourself! 

    1. Name (or alias): Margie Deck

    2. Bullpup moniker (Contact us if you don’t know):

    Mopsy

    3. Who is your favorite Watson and why?

    Beyond the original in the Canon, I tend to favor Jude Law’s interpretation—he presents exasperated enthusiasm better than any other in my view, and he has the “natural advantages” Sherlock Holmes said Watson has.

    4. If Watson was writing a story about you, what would it be titled?

    The Adventure of the Puzzled Imposter

    Give us an improbable fact about yourself!

    In 1995, while in London for a honeymoon, I rang the bell at Westminster Abbey for a call to a prayer service.

    Why did you join the JHWS?

    When the first treasure hunt was announced in 2013, I gathered  some friends from The Sound of the Baskervilles to work on the thing as a team.  I contacted Don ‘Buttons’ Libey and told him we were playing along just for the fun of it even though the treasure hunt was not a team competition. [The treasure hunt was originally planned as an individual competition only.] Buttons added the team competition because of the SOBs, and I’ve happily been a member since then.

    We want to feature all of our Wonderful Watsonians! Especially you! Why don’t you respond to the questions above (picture optional) to buttons@johnhwatsonsociety.com?

  • Be on the Lookout

    As mentioned a few days ago, Society members will receive an email inviting them to join the JHWS Announcement e-mail list. Those emails went out tonight, and should be arriving soon (if they haven’t already). See you there!

  • A Watsonian Quiz

    Steve Mason presented this very Watsonian quiz to the Barque of the Lone Star scion and kindly agreed to share it here as well. Do you know your Watson trivia?

  • Raise a glass with us

    For the upcoming meeting of the John H Watson Society (Saturday, November 14 at 9 AM PDT, 10 AM MDT, 11AM CDT, 12 Noon EDT, 5 PM BST, 6 PM CEST, etc.) we are looking for a few toasters with the most-ers. We traditionally toast Murray, Medicine and Mary and if you hurry I believe any of those three topics are up for grabs. Contact buttons@johnhwatsonsociety.com if you would like to volunteer or if you need the Zoom link.

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