YES! A Sherlock Convention is underway in Seattle, Washington, USA for 3 & 4 November, 2012. The plan is for something small and fannish for this first iteration, but then those are my favourite kinds of conventions. A chance to actually meet and talk and share with other Sherlock Holmes fans (and at a reasonable price which cannot be said about pro media cons who shall remain nameless *cough* Creation Cons *cough*). Donations are being accepted for those can’t cross the pond and I’m thinking of this Seattle Sherlock Convention as a Kickstarter convention. If things go well, there would be more Sherlock Conventions in the future. Mainly I’m think this Sherlock Convention is a wonderful way for Sherlockians to meet face to face and share our passion for all things Sherlock Holmes. There’s a related news post here.
I have already infiltrated the operation (i.e., volunteered to work), so I’ll try to get some updates going here. If there’s some interest, I’ll even do some special posts for attendees with some tips on visiting the area. (ahem, cough, cough. I happen to know a little bit about the area.) I even know where the monster Krispy Kreme is located (in case Mycroft needs mollifying) and there’s absolutely no problem in supplying Sherlock with coffee (I believe it is a law in Washington state, or at least Western Washington state, that you can’t be more than a quarter mile from coffee).
Oh, and my first tip, is to pack something black. Apparently in Seattle, you aren’t allowed to go outside unless you are wearing *something* black. And yes, in November, it will probably rain, although it’s usually more of a drizzle. However, it is an excellent opportunity for all of us to channel our inner Mycrofts and break out in umbrellas.