The Sound of the Baskervilles-the Seattle-based scion society of The Baker Street Irregulars-will hold its "The Anatomy of the World of Sherlock Holmes" conference during the first-ever world-wide Sherlock Holmes Week on Sunday, August 5, 2012. Panel and round-table discussions will take place beginning at 2:00 p.m. at T.S. McHugh's Public House, 21 Mercer Street, Seattle. Members of the SOBs, as well as special guest speakers from Seattle's theatre and martial arts communities, will lead panels and workshops in the life and legacy of the Great Detective.
All who have an interest in Sherlock Holmes-whether on film, in theater, in print or on television-are welcome to attend and contribute. Said David Haugen, President of the organization which has served the Greater Puget Sound Region of Western Washington, USA since March 31, 1980, "The Sound of the Baskervilles is proud to join the efforts of Sherlock Holmes Week in celebrating our heroes-the dynamic duo of Sherlock Holmes & John Watson-around the globe."
Planned discussion topics include:
A panel discussion about dramatizing Sherlock Holmes, featuring playwrights Tom Keogh, John Longenbaugh, David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright.
A presentation on Bartitsu, Sherlock Holmes' martial art, by members of the Barton- Wright/Alfred Hutton Alliance for Historically Accurate Hopology and Antagonists (BWAHAHAHA).
The Best and the Worst Actors to portray Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
The Best and the Worst Original Doyle-authored Sherlock Holmes Stories.
How You First Discovered Sherlock Holmes.
The BBC's Production of the TV Show "Sherlock."
And many other Sherlockian topics.
There is no cost for attending this special event. However, food and drink service will be available on a "no-host" basis. Bring a friend, bring your family, and join in the discussions or just observe and deduce!
Who: The Sound of the Baskervilles present
What: The Anatomy of the World of Sherlock Holmes: A Celebratory Conference
Where: T.S. McHugh's Public House, 21 Mercer Street, Seattle
When: Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM
How Much: Free!
Sherlock Holmes Week is the brain child of London-based book publisher MX Publishing. For info on other Sherlockian events happening around the world between July 30 and August 5, 2012, go to: http://www.sherlockholmes week.com/index.html. Sherlock Holmes Week 2013 will be July 29 through August 4, 2013.