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
Having just too much fun crowding around the kitchen counter, visiting and enjoying the eats everyone brought, it was really hard for PFL David to grab the attention of those attending the South Sound Meeting of The Sound of the Baskervilles at Haugens’ home on August 12, 2017. What?! We thought this was just a… Continue reading Just a Sunny Social Day for South Sound Meeting
In honour of both the Battle of Maiwand and Dr. Watson, The Sound of the Baskervilles’ 2017 Dr. John H. Watson Picnic was a sunny success! Fun was definitely the order of the day on Saturday, July 29, 2017, when The Sound of the Baskervilles held its 21st consecutive Dr. John H. Watson Annual Picnic. … Continue reading “Battles of Maiwand” Dominate Watson Picnic!
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
Says long-time SOB Member Margaret Nelson (1995), “Each June I hope a Moss Rose will be in bloom to bring to the SOB meeting. Right now my own plant is not in bloom but I was able to get a few flowers from another garden to bring to our June meeting for show-and-tell and also… Continue reading June Meeting: Fun, STUD, Food…and Moss Roses!
SOBs at the May Meeting: Francis, Nancy, and Cameron At The Sound of the Baskervilles’ May 2017 Meeting, held at the Queen Anne branch of the Seattle Public Library, we had to bid adieu to SOB Francis Bond (above, left). Having joined our scion in October 2016 at the most recent Sherlock Seattle Convention, the… Continue reading Hello, SPEC!! So long, Bond, Francis Bond!!
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!
A happy group of SOBs gathered at SOB Carrol Clemens’ home to experience our traditional Spring Tea and celebrate the 37th Anniversary of The Sound of the Baskervilles. Our surprise and most welcome guest was Bob Coghill, BSI, Stormy Petrel, from Vancouver, BC, staying in Maple Valley care-taking friends’ cat (lucky friends and cat!). Tea… Continue reading Spring Tea and 37th Anniversary Gathering
The Sound of the Baskervilles had a fine turn-out for our annual gathering March 11 saluting the meeting of Dr. John H. Watson & Sherlock Holmes in 1881—this year at the Olive Branch Café & Tea Room in Tacoma. We call it our “Masters’ Celebration” and this was our 35th such event! SOB Jodi Holm… Continue reading 2017 Masters’ Celebration Takes Us Back to Victorian Times
Not since the (then) four Pacific Northwest Sherlockian scion societies gathered for 10 years for the “International Holmesian Games” from 1989 through 1998—six times in Seattle, twice in Portland and twice in Vancouver, BC—has a Sherlockian event of such proportion occurred in Western Washington, USA!! The date was November 21, 2015 when the (first) International… Continue reading The Second Annual International Sherlockian Summit