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  • JHWS June Meeting

    It’s that time again! Our next meeting is June 23rd, at 1pm Eastern/noon Central. Our topic… might be anybody’s guess at this point, so show up and find out!

    Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuc-yorD8tH9GThUUKSxsDdsWu6dHtm02X

  • The Great Watson Debate — Our May Meeting!
    The Best Watson Up For Battle!

    The greatest Watson?

    For the May meeting of the John H. Watson Society at high noon (CST) on Sunday, May 26th, The Great Memorial Day Weekend Watson Debate will be our main event. And when we say “main event,” we mean Main Event!

    As most of you know, our humble meeting host has a great and honest affection for a particular portrayal of John H. Watson (pictured above) and is challenging all comers to try to take the crown of World’s Greatest Watson Portrayal from that Watson. Debaters will have three minutes (and ONLY three minutes, after which time a horn will sound, ending their time) to present a case for their candidate of choice. Only positive cases for a chosen Watson will be allowed, and any negative statements about any other Watson will result in immediate disqualification. What makes a great Watson? Can those qualities be put into words? Can you convince a jury of your peers that your favorite Watson is, indeed, better than the actor known as the best John Watson in any theatrical film from 2018?

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Only three minutes per Watson will be allowed to keep this competition fair. Multiple debaters choosing the same Watson will be forced to share the same three minutes.

    Somebody better show up to make a case for their Watson, or the one candidate already entered will walk away for with the title as easily as he dealt with “Brawn” in his famous Fumbles Gymnasium match. So BRING IT ON!

    To register for the meeting go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuc-GsrzsqHd3ahReFZwkkA7gwiOAAxcIw

  • Watsonian Wednesday: New journal and April meeting!

    We are so excited to announce that the Spring 2024 edition of The Watsonian is finally available! Members can log in and download a PDF version for free, or, for the first time, members and non-members alike can order the print edition on Amazon! Please go to https://a.co/d/1A7nN06.

    We also have our monthly meeting coming up this Sunday, April 28th, at 1pm Eastern/noon Central. Meetings are open to all Sherlockians. Please register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtdO2oqDIjGdDkQXhJW4Y-bUmvBSdfBxDF, and we’ll see you there!

  • The March Meeting of the JHWS: The Great “Watness” Experiment!

    On Sunday, March 17, at noon CST, the John H. Watson Society will gather on Zoom to decide the final rounds of “Watson Watness,” a horribly named process to determine what John H. Watson’s best characteristics are. What are his “sweet sixteen” aspects? And of those, what are his “great eight?” Four things he wouldn’t be Watson without?

    It’s a bracket style tournament to see just what makes Watson so lovable, and you’ll get to help decide the finals if you can make it to the Zoom. Here’s the link:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcOisrzgtHNIJZtNOyVMbJqAg5-3xp6z7

    Sign up now and you might get to help decide the second preliminary round later this week before the meeting!

  • February 18th for the John H. Watson Society meeting!

    Due to an online symposium from the Legion of Zoom that most of of members will want to attend, this month’s meeting of the John H. Watson Society will be held on Sunday, February 18th at noon. The Watson Consultation will be back, and this month’s guest meeting host, bull pup Maddy, will be interviewing a special bull pup guest! You won’t want to miss that!

    Here’s the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItcOmppzgsH9Sz9wFJhkGd84E1Yrpkc7ns

    And while you’re clicking links, here’s this week’s episode of the Watsonian Weekly: https://watsonianweekly.libsyn.com/february-5-2024-watsons-car-and-his-rants-about-the-rich

  • A January Pitch Meeting for the JHWS!

    January may start with Sherlock Holmes’s Birthday and all the attention on the birthday boy, but at the end of the month, it’s time to pay attention to our old friend Dr. Watson once more! On Sunday, January 28th, at noon CST (or whatever that works out to in your home zone), the John H. Watson Society will again gather for our typical discussion and fun — but with a current news twist!

    You’ve surely heard — and if you haven’t, listen to this week’s Watsonian Weekly on that — there’s going to be a new television show with Watson as it’s main character coming soon. We’ve seen Watson featured over Holmes on TV before, as in Netflix’s The Irregulars, but as any good Watsonian knows, there’s more to Watson than just two TV shows can show.

    So our January meeting is going to be a pitch meeting! Come with your thirty-second elevator pitch for a TV show that features John H. Watson as it’s lead, and our panel of fake TV executives will be awarding the one we like best a special Watson prize package. (Books! You know it will be books! Watson books, enough to fill a Priority Mail box, if the winner is in the US. There will be an alternate prize if one of our friends across the ocean comes up with the best pitch.) Any time period, any setting, any casting, just a somewhat recognizable version of John H. Watson in a premise that would make a good TV series! (No straight Canon adaptations allowed. We’re not going to force the judges to vote against Canon.)

    Here’s the registration link for our January fun, so get that pitch together and come join the fun:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudOytrjMsGtIEBCQksQh2ukMctwZF6B2U

  • Happy Holidays!

    We here at the John H Watson Society wish you and yours the compliments of the season!

    (Pictured here is our new mascot, the bulldog puppy, with his own best friend, the bull terrier. They’re celebrating the holidays together!)

  • The Twelve Days of Watson, Our December 17 Meeting!

    Yes, it’s time for a holiday party, and the John H. Watson Society’s meeting on Sunday, December 17th at noon Central Standard Time (and whatever that translates into for your personal time zone)) is going to be all that in a Watson-type celebration of the season!

    You may have heard mention of caroling and holiday cards and thought, “It’s Zoom! That stuff doesn’t work well on Zoom!” But where there’s a Watson will there’s a Watson way!

    If you have the skills to put together a PNG, JPEG, or PDF version of a “Compliments of the Season” card, we’ve got a chat to pass those out in. And caroling? Lucky for us there’s a holiday song that can be voiced (singing encouraged, but not required) by multiple people on a Zoom call and actually work. It’s called “The Twelve Days of Watson,” and so easy to do that we’ll learn it together at the meeting.

    We know December 17th, the Sunday before Christmas, is going to be a busy day for a lot of folks, but if you’ve got ninety minutes to spare, here’s the registration link:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclceyqrD4iG9TvQwKcgwWgODrKLxEegzyF

  • Our December Meeting Comes Early!

    Since we don’t want to attempt to gather on any major holidays, the John H. Watson Society’s Zoom Christmas Party will be Sunday, December 17, 2023 at noon Central Standard Time. Put on your fancy hat, get out your favorite Sherlock Holmes Christmas card to show off, and warm up your vocal cards for some Watson caroling. Here’s the link to register!

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclceyqrD4iG9TvQwKcgwWgODrKLxEegzyF

    And if you missed the latest meeting, and want to hear a good share of it, take a listen to the latest episode of the Watsonian Weekly!

    https://watsonianweekly.libsyn.com/november-27-2023-watson-mason-and-mason-attorneys-not-at-all

  • Watson’s November Consultation

    The big Thanksgiving weekend is coming up here in America, and as it’s a family time, we’re doing something a little different for our November John H. Watson Society Consultation. For our meeting this Sunday, November 26, at noon CST, we’re doing our Watson best to learn what we can with a combined interview of those hard-travelling Sherlockians Steve and Rusty Mason. No Jungian testing this time, but another experimental testing procedure to try on them which you might recognize will be added to the fun. Unique questions, followed by the chance to make your own inquiries, the usual general discussion, and . . . will the Tea Brokers of Mincing Lane eventually try to do a meeting takeover? Rumors abound.

    Join your fellow Watsonians and friends by signing up for Sunday’s Zoom at:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZModeCurjIpGtJuInPHzvieO3-ckbjJWsBf