Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Twenty-three days until Sherlock Holmes's birthday party!

 It's not often we get to gather on Sherlock Holmes's birthday to wish the old fellow well, but in twenty three short days, his friends will be gathering in one major city and also on one major online meeting app to celebrate however the heck old he is. (Every time he met a young woman on the Sussex Downs, he seemed to knock some years off his age.)

If you aren't leaving the house, or are otherwise settle enough on Friday, January 6th, in a time zone compatible with North America, we've got our second annual Pub Night at the Dangling Prussian to light the candles on Sherlock's cake. (There has to be cake!)

So, what's in store? How do you register?

6:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Central -- Happy Hour, Welcomes, and Ice Breakers

7:00 PM Eastern/6:00 PM Central-- The Old-Timey Sherlockian Rememberin' Hour! Remember the '70s and '80s? This is the hour to tell your tales, if you can get your fellow oldsters to quit jabberin' about their own old-timey stories long enough to get yours in!

8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central -- The Official Annual Meeting of the Montague Street Incorrigibles! Sherlock Holmes's Birthday will be celebrated! New members will be inducted! (All you have to do is show up!) Toasts! Party games! Nonsense!

9:00 PM Eastern/8:00 PM Central -- Open Mike Spotlight Hour! Recitations, poetry, song, declamations, stand-up, commemorations, salutations, abbreviations, and anything else you care to hold forth on in three to five minutes.

10:00 PM Eastern/9:00 PM Central  -- The Sherlockian Underground Reports! Our spies risk it all to report things they might not be supposed to, and we're totally there for it!

Here's the registration link: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

All of the above is subject to change, but basically, there will be a five hour Zoom hangout for any Sherlockians without fancier things to do that night, and feel like dropping in for any given part of the thing. (Though if the program is going strong, you might be in the waiting room for a few minutes.) 

It's coming up quickly, but the only deadline for reserving a spot at this party is the actual time it happens! 

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