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The discussion continues from last week's episode's topic of the basics of the Sherlockian world. You'll hear us discuss the societies, scholarship, international groups, regular gatherings and a healthy how-to of getting involved.

Topics covered in this show
  • The Baker Street Irregulars and the origins of Sherlock Holmes societies
  • The Baker Street Journal Christmas Annuals
  • Some society proceedings
  • Overview of the past and present heads of the Baker Street Irregulars
  • Why the "Baker Street Irregulars"?
  • Some international groups, including the U.K., Canada, Japan, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Italy and France
  • How to join a Sherlockian society / what goes on at meetings
  • How to find out when the meetings are
  • Answering the age-old question: "How can I become a member of the BSI?"
  • The BSI Weekend activities
  • Other online resources for your edification
  • And some offline resources
  • The Editor's Gas Lamp, from Vol. 9, No. 4, 1959


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Anonymous said... August 6, 2007 at 11:37 AM

Thanks, guys for this program. I've recently found Holmes fandom, and your information has been most helpful! I'm a member of the Norwegian Explorers and the Hounds of the Internet (A Three-Pipe Problem) and look forward to exploring the links you provided and hearing more of your podcasts.

Anonymous said... August 7, 2007 at 1:01 AM

Hey guys, another great episode! One small complaint: I wish you would have gone into ASH more, since this episode was supposed to be about how to get involved in the Sherlockian world, and ASH is one of those ways. You do have female listeners, fellas!

Scott Monty said... August 7, 2007 at 8:08 AM

Lexi, thank you for your comment. We believe that ASH deserves its own episode, as they have a lively and interesting history. We're planning on interviewing some of the major movers & shakers within ASH to give it enough perspective and depth for our listeners.

We only spoke about a few scions we personally have experience with for this show. Our hope, as the program rolls on, is to be able to do a dedicated show on each one of the major societies.

Anonymous said... August 8, 2007 at 5:04 PM

Great job so far, guys. I'm looking forward to the upcoming interviews etc.

Anonymous said... August 19, 2007 at 11:36 AM

With ASH, anyone can come to a meeting, but becoming an invested member takes getting to know and be known by the group. Locals historically have had an easier time of this than anyone outside the NY metropolitan area. If Lexi isn't local, I'd suggest contributing to The Serpentine Muse, getting known by ASH through the scions, the conferences, etc.

SE Dahlinger, ASH, MBt
former editor, The Serpentine Muse