At the conclusion of the Baker Street Irregulars Distinguished Speaker Lecture earlier this month, I wrote a quick reaction to and summary of Laurie King's talk ("I Should Like To See Mrs. King"), as a Sherlockian who was lucky enough to attend. If you've been following my little entries, I hope I've given you a taste of the "blogsophere" and how it works.
As luck would have it, Ms. King is a fellow blogger and has posted her own reminiscence, titled Holmes and King on her blog. Here is a brief excerpt of her reaction to receiving an invitation from Michael Dirda to speak during the BSI Weekend:
"It was a remarkably generous request, considering the rocky relationship Holmes and I have had over the past years. I began by stealing another writer’s character, then having the temerity to saddle this honored and dignified gentleman with a smart-mouthed apprentice (who, moreover, occasionally beats him at his own game.) And as if these indignities were not enough, when she grows up, she marries him. The nerve."Ms. King's warm and familiar writing is evident throughout her blog; any attempt by me to paraphrase her reaction to the Sherlockian crowd simply can't approach her style. By all means, take the time to read her entry. I'll simply leave you with her impression of the Weekend:
"I have to say, those Sherlockians know how to party."