BSI Weekend Recap

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2015 BSI Weekend Recap


Master Schedule of Events

For a reservation form, please visit this link.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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 (22 East 41st St. - map)
Cost: Attendees pay their own checks, it's a good idea to let Susan Rice or Evy Herzog know if you're coming to the event.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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

9:30 a.m. The walk commences at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E. 45th Street (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 Kim Newman, British journalist, film critic, fiction writer and author of Anno Dracula (1992), The Man from the Diogenes Club (2005) and Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'urbervilles (2011).
6:15 p.m.  BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture on the 2nd floor of the Midtown Executive Club at 40 West 45th Street (map)
Cost: $11.00 per ticket; advance purchase only (no sales at the door).
For tickets to this event, print and mail this reservation form (PDF).

The Daintiest Thing Under a Bonnet Charity Ball 

The Baker Street Babes present a dinner to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
8:00 p.m.  Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue (map)
Cost: $45.00 for a buffet dinner, cash bar, and entertainment.
Open to all Sherlockians and their friends. Formal attire / Sherlockian costume strongly encouraged. For reservations and details, see their website or contact Lyndsay Faye.

Friday, January 11, 2013
Open House - Mysterious Bookshop
11:00 a.m. Otto Penzler opens the Mysterious Bookshop (58 Warrren St. - 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: $47.00 for salmon Wellington or chicken Marsala; $52.00 for prime rib
Contact Susan Rice or click here 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 (50 Vanderbilt Ave. - map) - invitation only

The Gaslight Gala
6:30 p.m. The Gaslight Gala (dinner and entertainment) at the Manhattan Club (201 West 52th St. - map) - open to all Sherlockians and their friends 
Cost: $78.00 (checks payable to Will Walsh) should be sent to Becky Robare, 111 North 9th Street, #300, Philadelphia, PA 10107 (917 817-1608). Also see their blog.
Please include your email 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 Al Gregory (118 South Prospect Street, Verona, NJ 07044), 100 copies (for the Gala) to Carol Fish (Box 4, Circleville, NY 10919), 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 12, 2013

The Merchants Room (Covent Garden West)
A wide variety of Sherlockiana will be offered for sale in the Vanderbilt Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th. St. - map)
9:00 a.m. Doors open; runs until 12:00 pm
Please see the BSI Merchandise page for details and for information about dealers' tables.

The Beacon Society
10:00 a.m. The Beacon Society's annual meeting and 10th Annual Beacon Award in the Park Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th. St. - map
Cost: Free
Contact Susan Diamond for information about the meeting or the Beacon Society.

Junior Bloodstain - The Clients of Adrian Mulliner
Join the society of fans who are dedicated to the enjoyment of the writings of Dr. John H. Watson and P.G. Wodehouse as they gather for the annual Junior Bloodstain. Featuring the premiere performance of "The Riddle of the Starving Swine," with hand puppets. More information available here
11:15 a.m. Location TBA 
Cost:  Free

The Baker Street Irregulars Annual Reception
Open to all Sherlockians and their friends.  Hors d'oeuvres and open bar.  Includes an auction of rare Sherlockiana for the Dr. John H. Watson Fund. 
1:30 p.m. Doors open at Delmonico's Kitchen (207 West 36th St, map
Cost: $69.00 in advance; $79.00 after Nov. 26 or at the door
For tickets to this event, print and mail this reservation form (PDF).

Lost in New York with a Bunch of Sherlockians
Stranded in Manhattan on Saturday night with nothing to do, trying to stretch the BSI weekend to its fullest? Then join us in an evening of fun and frivolity in the name of the Master. We are planning to have more fun then a human ought to have including a quiz, toasts to every canonical thing under the elm and some that aren't and prizes, prizes, prizes! 
6:00 p.m. Pete's Tavern (29 E. 18th St, map)   
Cost: $45.00 per person in advance. For reservations or questions please phone: (818) 675-5399 or e-mail the Kegleys at ckegley You may pay via PayPal to or please send your check payable to Jerry Kegley to arrive no later than Friday January 4, 2012: 18014 Sherman Way #275, Reseda, CA 91335

Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes - informal brunch
11:30 a.m. Brunch at the Irish Rogue (356 West 44th St. - map
Cost: $20.00, including tax and tip. Payable by cash or check at the door. Open to all, but space is limited and reservations will be important; please contact Lyndsay Faye.