BSI Weekend Recap

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2015 BSI Weekend Recap


Master Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ASH Wednesday
The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes formally kick off the weekend with a dinner, for those who are already in the city.

6:30 p.m. Dinner at O'Casey's (map)
Cost: Attendees pay their own checks, it's a good idea to let Susan Rice know if you're coming to the event.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Christopher Morley Walk
Jim Cox and Dore Nash lead the Christopher Morley Walk.

9:30 a.m. The walk commences at the Algonquin Hotel (map)
1:30 p.m. Lunch at McSorley's following the Walk
Cost: The walk is free; lunch is pay-your-own
Please let Jim Cox know if you're planning to attend.

The BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture

This year's Distinguished Speaker is Joan Winterkorn, an internationally-recognized appraiser and archivist who evaluated the seven-generation John Murray & Sons archives; she will talk about Holmes, Conan Doyle, and other Murray authors' archival adventures. Admission is by advance purchase only, and it is suggested that you purchase your seat quickly, as this event consistently sells out.

6:15 p.m. BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture at the Williams Club (map)

Cost: $11.00 per ticket
RSVP form is available in the Resources section at left.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Beacon Society

10:00 a.m. The Beacon Society's annual meeting and Seventh Annual Beacon Award on the 2nd floor of the Algonquin Hotel (map)
Cost: Free

Open House - Mysterious Bookshop

11:00 a.m. Otto Penzler opens the Mysterious Bookshop (map) to Sherlockians; open until 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

The William Gillette Memorial Luncheon

12:00 noon Lunch and entertainment at Moran's Chelsea Seafood Restaurant (map)
Cost: $45.00 for salmon Wellington or chicken tarragon; $50.00 for roast beef
Contact Susan Rice for an announcement; send checks to her at 125 Washington Place #2-E,New York, NY 10014.

The Baker Street Irregulars Dinner

6:00 p.m. The BSI dinner at the Yale Club (map) - invitation only

The Gaslight Gala

6:30 p.m. The Gaslight Gala (dinner and entertainment) at the Manhattan Club (map) - open to all Sherlockians and their friends
Cost: $75.00 (checks payable to Will Walsh) should be sent to Carol Fish, Box 4, Circleville, NY 10919
Please include your e-mail address and primary Sherlockian society affiliation).

Those who wish to have seasonal souvenirs in the dinner packets can send 170 copies (for the BSI) to James B. Saunders (3011 47th Street, Astoria,NY 11103), 100 copies (for the Gala) to Francine Kitts (35 Van Cortlandt Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301), and 20 copies (for The Women) to Mary Ann Bradley, 7938 Mill Stream Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46278); your material should arrive by Dec. 15.

Saturday, January 16, 2009

The Dealers' Room
A wide variety of Sherlockiana will be offered for sale on the second floor of the Algonquin Hotel (map)
9:00 a.m. Doors open; runs until 12:00 pm
Please contact Ralph Hall (2906 Wallingford Court, Louisville, KY 40218) (502-491-3148) for information information about dealers' tables.

The Clients of Adrian Mulliner
Devotees of the works of both John H. Watson and P. G. Wodehouse will hold a Junior Bloodstain

10:30 a.m. Junior Bloodstain, second floor of the Algonquin Hotel (map)
If you are planning to attend, please tell Anne Cotton.
Cost: Free, old Bean

The Baker Street Irregulars Annual Reception
Open to all Sherlockians and friends. Hors d'oeuvres and open bar. Includes an auction of rare Sherlockiana to benefit the Dr. John H. Watson Fund.

1:30 p.m. Doors open at the New York Bar Association (map)
Cost: $79.00 in advance; $89.00 at the door
RSVP form is available in the Resources section at left.

The One Fixed Point Dinner
(wherein we refuse to stop partying even when bereft of gracious hosts, out of purebred Watsonian bullpupheadedness)

A celebratory, seasonal, Sherlockian dinner.
6:30 p.m. Dinner at Kennedy's Restaurant (map)

Cost: if you ordered it, you pay for it.

All are welcome but please drop a note to Lyndsay Faye so she can get a general head count.

Sunday, January 17, 2009
The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes - informal brunch
11:30 a.m. Brunch at the Oldcastle Pub (map)
Cost: $20.00, including tax & tip

Open to all, but space is limited and reservations will be important; please contact Lyndsday Faye.