Events: Sherlock Holmes Appreciation Assembly

Seattle Sherlock Con, 3 & 4 November, 2012

Registration ends 25th October and membership is limited to 295 (because that’s all the theater will hold for showing BBC Sherlock Season 2 on the Big Screen), so register today! Along with the screenings of Season 2 Sherlock, there will be assorted panels, cosplay Costume Competition, a Triva Contest, a concert of original Sherlock songs by a group of professional Seattle performers, assorted gaming (yes, Cluedo is available, but no one will play with Sherlock, and there will be a custom-skinned Sherlock version of Arkham Horror), Vendors, swag bags and more.

There will also be a few small special things for Sherlock Cares readers at the con… I’d tell you, but then Mycroft would have to kill me.

For complete details and registration, check out the Seattle Sherlock Con website.

For updates check out the following posts:

How About Coming As, Mycroft

I’m Pretty Certain You’ll Have to Fly, Sherlock

Hope to see you there!

 

 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Port Angeles Library, John Carver Room, Port Angeles, Washington

in conjunction with the First Annual International Sherlock Holmes Week

For fans all around the world to celebrate all things Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed human character in literature (the most portrayed is Dracula). He is truly iconic across cultures and continents. The character of sherlock Holmes and the series of stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have created some of the most lasting and influential memes in our culture. Activities to celebrate the character, and stories, are being held worldwide both via the internet and in local events.

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Sponsored by SherlockCares.com, there will be an open event in the Port Angeles Library, Carver Room, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 from 3-9 p.m. This is an opportunity to discover one of the most beloved and influential characters in literature, meet fellow Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts, find out what’s available  and just have some fun. Come get Sherocked and Sherlocked! Free to the public, but RSVP requested (so we can plan accordingly)
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Currently Proposed Activities & Schedule

All Day

Costumes and Cosplay are encouraged. All flavors from traditional canon to the Robert Downey, Jr. to Steampunk to BBC Sherlock to Fem!lock (gender-reversal interpretations of the characters). See the Contest and Competition listing below.

Print and Digital Displays Include:

  • The various appearances of Sherlock Holmes in print and media
  • The Save Undershaw Campaign to restore and protect the former  home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and where he wrote the a number of the stories including the The Empty House which brings back the character after his apparent death
  • A Deduction Game where you can see how much you can deduce
  • Quotes from the original stories and some of the more popular re-interpretations
  • Sherlock Holmes Trivia
  • Best/Worst Lists where you can vote and read other people’s opinions (and add your own)
  • Discover some of the myriad online interaction by Sherlockians of all flavors including  Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, RolePlaying,  and more
  • Discover the various articles on Anti-Social Behavioral Disorders and Sherlock Holmes (Is he a psychopath? A high functioning sociopath? Sufferings from Asperger’s Syndrome? Or none of the above?)

There will be handouts available for Reading Lists, Websites and Other Resources (as well as available for download from this site)

Video and Digital Schedule (subject to change)

  • 3-3:30 p.m. If there are a number of children present, we’ll show The Great Mouse Detective; otherwise, we’ll start the fan videos (check out the fan video contest information)
  • 3:30-5:30 p.m. Either fan videos, or an older movie
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fan video entries for voting and possibly an intro to the BBC series Sherlock

Contests and Competitions*

On the official Sherlock Holmes Week site, you can find information about the international Fashion Competition and Steampunk Sherlock Artwork Competition.

FanFic (Fan Written Fiction)

Click here to read the entries

Calling all fan writers! Submit your PG/PG-13-rated work in the First Annual Fan Fiction Contest sponsored by SherlockCares.com.  Stories may be based on the original canon (the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) or one of many spin-offs such as the Robert Downey, Jr. action movies, BBC’s Sherlock series, Without a Clue or your own Alternate Universe (AU) such as say Sherlock Holmes Vampire Hunter. Deadline for entries will be Monday, July 30, 2012, 11:59 p.m PDT.

Contest voting begins as soon as videos begin arriving and ends 11:59 p.m. PDT Thursday, August 2, 2012. Winners will be announced no later than August 6, 2012.

Submission categories are:

  • Haiku (for details about the form in English, check here (and if you are wanting to write it in a foreign language, we’ll do our best, but it will need to be translated either by an online translator or someone into English for judging — which makes it more difficult to catch nuisances and rhythm)
  • Flash Fiction (up to 1,000 words)
  • Short Story (1,001-20,000 words)

Click to download the First Annual SHAA Fan Fiction Contest Rules in PDF format.

Submissions should be emailed to fanfic@sherlockcares.com.

Online readers and Sherlock Holmes Appreciation Assembly attendees will vote for their favorites and the winners will be announced no later than August 6, 2012 (give all the folks attending events and discovering the contests a chance to vote).

Costuming/Cosplay

Attendees will be encouraged to come in costume from any of the versions of Sherlock Homes or even AU (Alternate Universe such as steampunk, fem!lock, et al ). Prizes will be given and photos will be posted online. Everyone who comes in costume will get something in recognition.

Artshow

PG-rated Artwork in all media may be submitted in digital format or brought to the event for entry into the Artshow. Awards and prizes will be given in various categories including Traditional, AU (Alternate Universe such as BBC Sherlock, Steampunk Sherlock), Ages 12 and Under, 13-18, and Adult. Additional categories will be created as needed based on the type and quantity of artwork entered. Deadline for digital entries is Monday, July 30, 2012 11:59 p.m PDT.

Contest voting begins as soon as videos begin arriving and ends 11:59 p.m. PDT Thursday, August 2, 2012. Winners will be announced no later than August 6, 2012.

Click to download The First Annual SHAA Artshow and Contest Rules in PDF format.

Submissions should be emailed to artshow@sherlockcares.com.

Fan Video Show & Contest Rules

You don’t have to be physically present or attend the live event to enter the contest. All works submitted will be posted online at SherlockCares.com for viewing and voting by the public. Prizes will be given and videos will be posted online. Prize categories may be created as needed. For example, if we have a of humour we may create a “Humour” category.

Some of the videos may be burned to disc for presentation at the library. For this reason, all works submitted must NOT contain any explicit and/or graphic sexual or overly violent acts. Please keep it PG/PG-13 because there are likely to be children viewing.

Videos may be based on the original canon (the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) or one of many spin-offs such as the Robert Downey, Jr. action movies, BBC’s Sherlock series, Without a Clue or your own Alternate Universe (AU) such as say Sherlock Holmes Vampire Hunter. Or a wild and crazy mix of all of the above.

Recommended length is between 2-6 minutes.

Deadline for entries will be  Monday, July 30, 2012 11:59 p.m PDT.

Contest voting begins as soon as videos begin arriving and ends 11:59 p.m. PDT Thursday, August 2, 2012. Winners will be announced no later than August 6, 2012.

To enter, email us your name and a working contact email address with the URL to your video or request our upload information.

Recommended format in order is mp4, mov, mpg/mpeg. You can also upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and send us the URL. A YouTube or Vimeo URL is a great way of submitting your video since we can easily post it online.

Submissions should be emailed to fanvideo@SherlockCares.com

Click to download The First Annual Sherlock Holmes Appreciation Assembly Fan Video Rules & Submissions Guidelines in PDF format.

*Contest Prizes donated by SherlockCares.com

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