Episode 108: Becoming a Sherlockian

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere show

Summary: "If a man has a hobby, he follows it up" [ILLU]  One of the perennially favorite sets of episodes is the Sherlockian 101 series we did (originally Episode 4 and Episode 5). Many of our longtime listeners may have heard these, but some may not have listened to them in a while. And we recognize that we may have new listeners who may not have gone through our extensive back catalog. Therefore, we decided to resurrect and combine these episodes into one larger show to help you understand just what goes in to this little hobby of ours. From the original stories, to the advent of Sherlock Holmes as a pop culture figure, our love of all things Victorian and just getting started, you'll get a good grounding in the language and customs of our hobby. Then, we'll help you understand the community of people that we call Sherlockians (or is that Holmesians?) who have been at this for over 100 years. From the publications they produce to the meetings they hold, we'll give you a grounding of the language, names and even traditions at some of these groups. We'll cap it off with a tribute to none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who got this whole party started. We hope you enjoy it. Please consider becoming a regular supporter of us on Patreon. Won't you be part of this ongoing success story? NotesListener mail - how do I get into a Sherlockian society?What do we mean by Canonical?Which are the best Sherlock Holmes stories to read? Where should I begin?Holmes and Watson as real people - the beginnings of Sherlockian scholarshipSome details about Baker Street - particularly 221BHow we use short-hand to refer to the storiesClose connection with and nostalgia for the Victorian/Ewardian era when the Baker Street Irregulars was founded in 1934You say Sherlockian / I say HolmesianThe Baker Street Irregulars and the origins of Sherlock Holmes societiesThe Baker Street Journal Christmas AnnualsSome society proceedingsOverview of the past and present heads of the Baker Street IrregularsWhy the "Baker Street Irregulars"?Some international groups, including the U.K., Canada, Japan, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Italy and FranceHow to join a Sherlockian society / what goes on at meetingsHow to find out when the meetings areAnswering the age-old question: "How can I become a member of the BSI?"The BSI Weekend activitiesOther online resources for your edificationAnd some offline resourcesThe Editor's Gas Lamp, from Vol. 9, No. 4, 1959 SponsorsThis episode includes our two longtime sponsors. Please support our sponsors by visiting their sites: Wessex PressThe Baker Street Journal  Would you care to become a sponsor? You can find more information here. Download [Save As] | File size 35.3 MB, 1:15:40 LinksThe Annotated Sherlock Holmes (William S. Baring-Gould)The leading problems of chronologyA table of major events in the storiesThe Date Being -- ? (Andrew Jay Peck)Christopher MorleyRonald A. Knox's Studies in the Literature of Sherlock HolmesLetters to Sherlock HolmesJay Finley Christ's list of four-letter abbreviations of the 60 storiesWritings about the writings - the Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes phenomenaDiscovering Sherlock Holmes (Stanford University)The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes (Leslie S. Klinger)The best Sherlock Holmes stories, from Randall Stock and originally in the Baker Street JournalThe Baker Street Journal Christmas AnnualsA list of Sherlockian societies worldwideHow to Start and Run a Sherlockian GroupThe Sherlock Holmes Society of LondonThe Baker Street JournalThe entire The eBSJThe Bootmakers of Toronto and the Canadian HolmesThe Arthur Conan Doyle SocietyThe Sherlockian Calendar of EventsThe District MessengerScuttlebutt from the Spermaceti PressThe Baker Street Dozen by p.j. DoyleWhat goes on at the BSI WeekendSherlockian.netThe Sherlockian Who's WhoSherlockPeoriaThe Serpentine Muse Many more links, articles and images are av