Weekly Forum #41

“The work itself, the pleasure of finding a field for my peculiar powers, is my highest reward.” (SIGN)

I’m happy to announce that the autumn volume of The Watsonian is off to the printers. Huzzah!

For this week’s forum, share with us any Sherlockian (or Watsonian)-related projects you’ve worked on this year. Have you written an essay, drawn a picture, gathered with others to discuss the Canon stories (if so, which one?), written a mystery, performed in a play?

Tell us a little of what you’ve been working on this year.

6 Replies to “Weekly Forum #41”

  1. I haven’t checked the blog for some time so others may have already commented on an excellent new book by Zach Dundas, “The Great Detective–The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes”. There is also a short piece of interest in today’s New York Times:


    George Harlem (“Beau”)

    1. Thank you for the suggestion and the link!

      I’ve borrowed Dundas’ book from the library just now, so I’ll check it out!

    2. I have to agree the book was quite enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed the somewhat pawky footnotes.

  2. Well, I was a bit busy with that treasure hunt thing-y…. 😉

    Sheila ‘Daisy’ and I are currently working on two interactive challenges for the joint meeting of The Sound of the Baskervilles of Seattle and The Story Petrels of Vancouver; the meeting is scheduled for mid-November. I’m also working on a plan for the next Martini Bullet Supper Club which will feature a lovely dinner and, if the plans work out, a heated-debate over a specific Sherlockian topic. It is so much fun having Sherlockian friends.

  3. Does supporting a play count?

    City Lit, a local theatre group here in Chicago, has been rehearsing and preparing to present a staged version of Nicholas Meyer’s “The Seven-Percent Solution”. (I’ll be going to see it tomorrow afternoon.)

    What makes this production so unique is that, last year, City Lit produced the play “Holmes and Watson”. (Essentially a staging of the stories “A Scandal in Bohemia” and “The Final Problem”.) The main characters of Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes were portrayed by Chicago actors Adam Bitterman and James Sparling, respectively. Their performances were so well received that they were brought back to City Lit to portray those same men in this play. (I was so impressed by both the play and the performances of these two men, I went and saw it more than once. Which is saying a lot for a nearly broke Vet Tech student.)

    Basically, I’ve been running around, trying to publicize the play as much as possible; putting reviews up on my Facebook page, advertising it, etc, etc.

    Certainly not nearly as much as others are doing, I am sure. But supporting our boys as best I can.

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