Babes Amy, Lyndsay, Melinda, Sarah, and Taylor have a truly delightful chat with award-winning author and friend Daniel Stashower about Sherlock Holmes, history, Sherlockian pastiches, childhood reading, lizards with grenades, and more!
Dan (BSI name Thurston) is an acclaimed biographer and narrative historian and winner of the Edgar, Agatha, and Anthony awards, and the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction, because he is never-before-seen levels of awesome. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, AARP: The Magazine, and National Geographic Traveler as well as other publications, and his newest book, In the Hour of Peril, recounts the incredible true story of Alan Pinkerton saving president-elect Abraham Lincoln from an assassination plot. Because that happened.
For links to all of Dan’s marvelous pastiches and nonfiction, visit www.stashower.com for more information.
On May 27th (the day we put out our first podcast episode) we will officially be 2 years old! Come celebrate our second birthday with food, drinks, board games, and lots of Sherlockian love!
Your ticket gets you all the noms (hors d’oeuvres) you want. There is a cash bar that sells all the alcohol your liver can take as well as soft drinks, tea, etc. Please note the food, while plentiful, is hors d’oeuvres, not a sit-down dinner.
We have been toying with the idea of doing commentaries for awhile. Lord knows we have enough to say! So we’re delighted to announce that we’re moving forward with the idea!
The commentaries will be released through our podcast and have a small introduction before we tell you when to click play on the film/episode we’re talking about. Watch and listen along as we’ll point our facts, debate, poke fun, and generally enjoy the piece with you. The best part is that you all will be deciding what we comment on!
So please vote in the poll below to decide what our first commentary will be!
221B Con happened the weekend of April 12th in Atlanta, GA. It was their inaugural con of all things Sherlock Holmes and was a wild success. We were lucky to be invited as guests and decided to film some footage of the weekend for all attendees to cherish in the years to come. Enjoy!
Folks, scrolling through the Mary Morstan tag, now seems a good time for the Babes to talk about the Pineapple Principle.
Let’s say that you adore grapes. Green ones, possibly, this being the Sherlock fandom. Yeah?
You’re walking down the street, and you have a ziplock bag full of muthafuckin green grapes, and you are loving life. You are snacking on the grapes. You are happy. They are delicious. (Let’s say for instance they taste like Johnlock.)
Now let’s say, in the course of your stroll, you encounter a fruit vendor selling a pineapple to a pedestrian.
Answer this question for us: would you, seeing the person buying a pineapple, STOP AND SHOUT AND YELL AT THEM FOR BEING A TERRIBLE STUPID PERSON AND PINEAPPLE IS GROSS AND OMFG IT WRECKS MY ENTIRE LIFE THAT YOU ENJOY PINEAPPLES MY GRAPES ARE NOW RUINED.
You’re saying you probably wouldn’t do that?
Then it would behoove you to apply the same rubric to tumblr posts. Like things, dislike things, all you like. Talk about them! Discuss your feelings! But if you considered adhering to the Pineapple Principle, it would be a lot easier for us all to get along.
Recorded in front of a live audience at the fabulous 221B Con [website], this interview plus Q&A with tea lady extraoridinaire Cara McGee is sure to please. Cara first became famous through her line of fandom tea belnds from Adagio and it’s only grown.
The audience also asks us some questions, so you’re going to learn more about Babes Curly, Lyndsay, Amy, Sarah, and Taylor!