A good group of Members gathered at SOB Carroll Clemens’ home on April 7, 2 018. Our purpose? …to celebrate our Club’s 38th year with a tea and small raffle! It hardly seems possible that nearly four decades have passed since this scion society—The Sound of the Baskervilles—was founded on a ferry boat on March… Continue reading Too Much Food, But the Right Amount of Conviviality!
The Sound of the Baskervilles in 2018 have had a very busy few months!! March included our 36th Masters’ Celebration, saluting Holmes’ and Watson’s meeting in March 1881, and held on March 10 at Vince’s Italian Restaurant in Federal Way, WA. There were awards and recognitions galore! Al Nelson presented a memento to outgoing Treasurer… Continue reading Awards and Recognition Galore at the SOB 2018 Masters’ Celebration!
As reported in the March 2018 issue of The SOBs’ monthly newsletter, Ineffable Twaddle, we had a slightly belated Valentine’s Day party, lots of photo ops, and praise for our authors abounded! We celebrated the November 2017 publication of Chris Redmond’s new anthology “About Being a Sherlockian: 60 Essays Celebrating the Sherlock Holmes Community”! It… Continue reading Rollicking Good Fun at SOB’s February Meeting
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 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
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
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