February Meeting 2015

“I hear of Sherlock everywhere since you became his chronicler.” Words spoken by Sherlock Holmes’s older brother.

We, along with Dr. Watson, meet Mycroft Holmes for the first time in “The Greek Interpreter” which is the story for discussion for the meeting on February 3rd.  This story first appeared in the Strand Magazine in September 1893.

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We, along with Dr. Watson, also learn that the grandmother of Sherlock Holmes was the sister of the French artist Vernet.

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Holmes states: “Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest form.”

Shall we see you on Tuesday, February 3 for our next regular meeting?

Hampton Place, 7:00pm.

If you would like more information, please contact Fran at the Stormy Petrels’ gmail address.

  • Please note that our treasurer, Elsa, will be collecting annual dues, if you have not  yet paid.
  • Elsa would also like to know, ASAP, if you are attending the “Masters’ Dinner” in March. She also needs to collect your dinner fee as well.
  • Please let Fran know ASAP if you are planning on offering a toast at the dinner.

Thank you

Seattle Sherlock Con

I, along with Krista Lee, editor of our ‘Flyer’ had the opportunity to attend a very interesting gathering of Sherlockians in Seattle on January 9th to 11th.

Not the usual type of conference that I am used to, it was definitely an eye-opener. It made me more aware of what this ‘fandom’ is all about.

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that many of these younger folk (who are more into the BBC “Sherlock” and/or the “Elementary” TV series) are Jeremy Brett fans. Also, many of these fans are actually reading the original ‘canon’.

There were many panel discussions to chose from. I tended to veer towards the panels on which guests of honour, Peggy Perdue and Tim Johnson, sat.

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Both librarians and custodians of special collections. Peggy from Toronto and Tim from Minneapolis. Also on some of these panels was John Longenbough, the author of the excellent play “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol” (among other works)

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From the ‘alternate universe’, the cosplay, fan art, and demonstrations of Victorian martial arts, there truly was something for everyone.

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The two guests of honour are presented with gifts.

Peggy Perdue, Curator of the Toronto Public Library’s Arthur Conan Doyle Collection and Tim Johnson, Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books and the E.W. McDiarmid Curator of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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Congratulation to Krista for willing the prize draw held by the Sound of the Baskervilles!

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Thanks to Terri and David Haugen for their hospitality!

 

Welcome, 2015!

A great beginning to the year as 13 Stormy Petrels met at The White Spot near Stanley Park in Vancouver to celebrate the birthday of the world’s first and undoubtedly the best consulting detective.

Treasurer Elsa is collecting annual dues which will ensure at least 6 issues of our “Petrel Flyer” will be coming your way.

Did you know that the Stormy Petrels also have  a facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/thestormypetrels

Our “Master’s Dinner” will take place March 14th, and Elsa needs to know if you are planning to attend. If you are, please let me know, as soon as possible, if you are planning to offer a toast.

On January 9th our editor, Krista Lee Munro and I will be heading south of the border to attend Seattle’s Sherlock Con.  Stay tuned for reports of our adventures!

The next regular meeting of The Stormy Petrels of BC will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd. 7:00 pm, Hampton Place.  The story for discussion will be “The Greek Interpreter

Happy Sherlockian New Year!

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