Sherlockians Unite for First Sherlock Convention

Sherlockians Unite for First Sherlock Convention

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Fans of the BBC drama will unite this November in Seattle.

"In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the army." If you recognize those iconic words as the first line of A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you are probably going to like the rest of this post. By now, just about every Sherlock Holmes fan (Sherlockian) has seen Sherlock, the lauded BBC adaptation that places the dynamic duo of Holmes and Dr. John Watson in modern-day London. Many of them love the show so much that they've decided to put together its very own convention, which will take place in Seattle, Washington on November 3 and 4, 2012.

"The Seattle Sherlock Convention is a celebration of all things Sherlock," write the convention staff, and they mean it. In addition to a full screening of all three episodes from Season 2, the convention will feature mystery board games a cosplay contest, fan films, trivia, and a number of panels. For those with more literary interests, at least one of the panels will focus on the original Holmes canon and how new authors have adapted it over the last century.

Since this is the convention's first year, its aims are modest, its guest list is comprised of prominent fans rather than show personalities, and attendance numbers are uncertain. It may not be worth trekking out to Seattle for the Sherlock Convention, but if you're in the area, it seems like a perfect opportunity to pack your Stradivarius and meet some like-minded detectives.

Source: Sherlock Convention

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A Sherlock Holmes convention? In the US?
This is an outrage!

Sherlockians? Really?

Why not just... Holmes? Err... Holmeses... or Watsons?

Ah, whatever. Sherlock Holmes fans. There, done.

A pipe dream come true!

Quaxar:
A Sherlock Holmes convention? In the US?
This is an outrage!

As much as Dr. Watson being played by Lucy Lou?
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^ i cringe, i just...i dunno....

DVS BSTrD:
A pipe dream come true!

Quaxar:
A Sherlock Holmes convention? In the US?
This is an outrage!

As much as Dr. Watson being played by Lucy Lou?
image

That's not even an outrage, there is no word to describe what I think about an asian kung-fu Watson.

Quaxar:

DVS BSTrD:
A pipe dream come true!

Quaxar:
A Sherlock Holmes convention? In the US?
This is an outrage!

As much as Dr. Watson being played by Lucy Lou?
image

That's not even an outrage, there is no word to describe what I think about an asian kung-fu Watson.

See, I'm waiting for them to sleep together. Because god knows that they're going to. Given it's an American remake, I can think of no other reason for them to make Watson a woman.

I'm not even sure of the point of it, they've made Watson a woman and have stated "We're not going to be using any of the established stories" Why bother calling them Holmes and Watson if it's got nothing to do with Sherlock Holmes, just call them something else and have your own series. There's Sherlock if you want a modern re-imagining that gets it right. About the only thing I don't like about Sherlock is the fact they took out his less...savoury habits, but that's a nitpick at worst, and explained in show at best.

DVS BSTrD:
A pipe dream come true!

Quaxar:
A Sherlock Holmes convention? In the US?
This is an outrage!

As much as Dr. Watson being played by Lucy Lou?
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wait what?

elvor0:

Quaxar:

DVS BSTrD:
A pipe dream come true!
As much as Dr. Watson being played by Lucy Lou?
image

That's not even an outrage, there is no word to describe what I think about an asian kung-fu Watson.

See, I'm waiting for them to sleep together. Because god knows that they're going to. Given it's an American remake, I can think of no other reason for them to make Watson a woman.

I'm not even sure of the point of it, they've made Watson a woman and have stated "We're not going to be using any of the established stories" Why bother calling them Holmes and Watson if it's got nothing to do with Sherlock Holmes, just call them something else and have your own series. There's Sherlock if you want a modern re-imagining that gets it right. About the only thing I don't like about Sherlock is the fact they took out his less...savoury habits, but that's a nitpick at worst, and explained in show at best.

whaaaaaaat? wow I knew the american version was gonna be bad but....wow that is just stupid just stupid I literally wanna bang my head in the wall over how stupid that is

elvor0:

Quaxar:

DVS BSTrD:
A pipe dream come true!
As much as Dr. Watson being played by Lucy Lou?
image

That's not even an outrage, there is no word to describe what I think about an asian kung-fu Watson.

See, I'm waiting for them to sleep together. Because god knows that they're going to. Given it's an American remake, I can think of no other reason for them to make Watson a woman.

I'm not even sure of the point of it, they've made Watson a woman and have stated "We're not going to be using any of the established stories" Why bother calling them Holmes and Watson if it's got nothing to do with Sherlock Holmes, just call them something else and have your own series. There's Sherlock if you want a modern re-imagining that gets it right. About the only thing I don't like about Sherlock is the fact they took out his less...savoury habits, but that's a nitpick at worst, and explained in show at best.

This essentially why I hate the BBC series.
It didn't need to be related to Sherlock Holmes, different time set, different narrative style.
It just feels like they've bought a set of famous fiction names to make the show more popular and they just continue to shit all over the original fiction. The show would have been popular anyway because of the fanbase that the writer acquired by fucking over Doctor Who.

 

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