I just received a quick update from Gary Thaden, President of the Norwegian Explorers regarding the upcoming conference they're hosting in Minnesota:
Spots are going quickly, but there is still room to register for the Norwegian Explorer’s conference, "Victorian Secrets and Edwardian Enigmas" on July 6-8, 2007. The conference is committee is working on another great conference. Confirmed speakers are Michael Dirda, Michael Kean, Bill Mason, Dana Richards, Daniel Stashower, Sue Vizoskie and a couple of local favorites.The Minnesotans have a reputation for great events and friendly, warm hospitality. I'm told that you haven't been to a Sherlockian even until you've had pizza at Julie's house! If you haven't registered yet, please consider doing so now.
The conference will be held at Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The conference hotel is the Holiday Inn Metrodome. The conference is jointly sponsored by Norwegian Explorers, University of Minnesota Libraries (Special Collections and Rare Books), and Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections of the University of Minnesota. We look forward to seeing you there. Email Julie McKuras if you are coming (Mike9750 [at] aol [dot] com) so we can reserve a spot for you and then pick up the conference brochure off the University of Minnesota Libraries Special Collections Sherlockian website.