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Every three years, the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota host a conference. It's been their practice since 1995, and they've had some well-attended and well-regarded programs in that time.

Julie McKuras, BSI ("The Duchess of Devonshire") and Gary Thaden are co-chairs of the latest conference, Dark Places, Wicked Companions, and Strange Experiences, which will be held August 8-11, 2019 in Minneapolis.

We spoke with Julie and Gary about the history of the conference, the Norwegian Explorers, the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries, and more. Their description of past events and of plans for this year's festivities makes it sound like a very enticing conference, indeed!

Don't miss out on your chance to register. More information about the Explorers and the conference can be found in the Links section below.

We also have another installment of "As We Go to Press" with Mattias Boström, co-editor of the Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers series. Try your hand at the latest Canonical Couplet quiz, see if you can figure out the story we're referring to, and you might win a prize.

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