Holiday Jollification!

Carrol Clemens was our hostess again this year as 14 SOBs gathered for the annual Will Crakes Memorial Jollification. Bob Coghill, from the Stormy Petrels of Vancouver, B.C., was cat sitting again in Maple Valley, so he joined us—lucky us and lucky cat. He—Bob, that is—took a video of us around Carrol’s living room and the table full of Christmas goodies to send to David and Terri. We missed… Continue reading Holiday Jollification!

The Third Annual International Summit of Sherlockian Societies

The Third Annual International Summit of Sherlockian Societies took place on November 4, 2017 in Mt. Vernon, WA. Twenty-seven Sherlockians met, their primary societies included The Sound of the Baskervilles (SOBs): Airy Maher, Lauren Messenger, Cameron Brandon, Cara Cross, Geoff Jeffries, Judy Lyen, Sheila Holtgrieve, Chris Berward and Laurie Curtis, Alexander Snow, Amanda Vann, Dwight… Continue reading The Third Annual International Summit of Sherlockian Societies

Practical but Limited Geologists

A Sherlockian Meeting of the “Practical but Limited Geologists” and the “Sound of the Baskervilles” at the Geological Society of America Seattle Convention, October 25, 2017 Concurrent with the Geological Society of America’s (GSA) convention in Seattle, BSI Peter Blau, former Chief Geologist of the State of Maryland and well respected in both groups, called… Continue reading Practical but Limited Geologists

SOBs Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Stormy Petrels of British Columbia

Many thanks to the Stormy Petrels of BC who invited the Sound of the Baskervilles to take part in their 30th Anniversary bash held at the Billy Bishop pub inside Royal Canadian Legion 176 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  It was a day of games, skits, good food, and great company.  We heard thoughtful speeches and silly telegrams;… Continue reading SOBs Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Stormy Petrels of British Columbia

Haugen and Longenbaugh Encourage Sherlockian Cross-Over at GearCon 2017

Noon on Saturday, July 1, saw SOB John Longenbaugh and me (PFL David Haugen) mounting a stage to explain to a handful of audience members attending GearCon2017 in Portland, OR why Sherlock Holmes should be part of Steampunk.  While preparing my comments the week before, I came to understand how complex a character he really… Continue reading Haugen and Longenbaugh Encourage Sherlockian Cross-Over at GearCon 2017

White Water, Sunny Skies Abound for The SOBs 2017 Wreath Throw!

A blue sky with temps in the high-60s allowed twenty members of The Sound of the Baskervilles to enjoy our 35th Annual Wreath Throw on May 6, 2017. This long-standing club event commemorates the final confrontation between Sherlock Holmes and Professor James Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls near Meiringen, Switzerland for, in Sherlock’s words, “…the final… Continue reading White Water, Sunny Skies Abound for The SOBs 2017 Wreath Throw!