BSI Weekend Recap

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2015 BSI Weekend Recap


Master Schedule of Events

Please note that the BSI Cocktail Reception on Saturday, January 13 is SOLD OUT. There will be NO SALES at the door.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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 upstairs at Annie Moore's, 22 E. 41st Street (map)
Cost: Attendees pay their own checks, including tax and tip, but it's a good idea to let Susan Rice (125 Washington Place #2-E, New York, NY 10014) or Evy Herzog (301 Warren Ave., Apt. 203, Baltimore, MD 21230) know if you're coming to the event.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Christopher Morley Walk
The 16th annual Christopher Morley Walk led by Jim Cox and Doré Nash. The walk is free, but be prepared to pay for a Metrocard and lunch. Doré tells us that there are mugs of light and/or dark ale served two at a time, along with corned beef on rye or a cheddar cheese platter with raw onions and crackers.
9:15 a.m. The walk commences at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E. 45th Street (map)
1:30 p.m. Lunch at McSorley's (15 E. 7th Street) 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 21st BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture
This year's Distinguished Speaker is Martin Edwards, who chairs England’s Crime Writers’ Association (CWA). He has authored over 60 short stories; edited 35 anthologies; and published 10 non-fiction books, including a study of crime scene investigation techniques and real-life cases. His publications include The New Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes, a collection of Sherlockian short stories. Martin has been honored with Edgar, Agatha, Macavity, and Poirot awards in the US; plus the Margery Allingham prize and Keating award in the UK. He is past president of the world-famous Detection Club.
6:15 p.m.  BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture at the Yale Club (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 Scream on the Moor Charity Ball
The Baker Street Babes present a charity event to benefit the Disabled American Veterans Trust. Auction, Quiz, Costume Competition, Raffle. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the DAV Trust.
8:00 p.m. 3 West Club (3 W. 51st St. - map)
Cost: Ticket price TBA for Buffet dinner, cash bar, raffle, quiz, costume competition, toasts and entertainment.
Open to all Sherlockians and their friends. Sherlockian costume strongly encouraged. For reservations and details, see their website. Please contact with donations for the silent and live auction.

Friday, January 12, 2018
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 Connolly's Pub and Restaurant, 121 W. 45th Street. Please note that this is a new location. (map)
Cost: $45.00 for stuffed sole, chicken marsala or pasta primavera; $55.00 for strip steak.
Contact Susan Rice or click here for an announcement and reservation form; 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 at 50 Vanderbilt Ave. (map) - invitation only

The Gaslight Gala
6:30 p.m. The Gaslight Gala (dinner and entertainment) is sponsored by the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes and will be held at Social Bar Grill and Lounge  – 795 8th Ave at W. 48th St. (map)
Cost: $65.00 for buffet dinner. Cash bar. Please see the Gala website for instructions about special dietary needs, checks, accessibility, and entertainment.

Those who wish to have seasonal souvenirs in the dinner packets can send 165 copies (for the BSI) to Nick Martorelli, c/o Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019) and 20 copies (for The Women) to Mary Ann Bradley, 7938 Mill Stream Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46278; your material must arrive by Dec. 15. Gala souvenirs to Chris Zordan, 242 Rooney Court East Brunswick, NJ 08816  in quantity 70, by Jan 1, 2018.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Merchants Room (Covent Garden West)
A wide variety of Sherlockiana will be offered for sale on the second floor 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
9:30 a.m. The Beacon Society's annual meeting and 11th Annual Beacon Award in the York Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th. St. - map
Cost: Free

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 and performance.
10:30 a.m.  In the York Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel, Mezzanine level (45 East 45th. St. - map)
Cost: Free.  For more information, contact Elaine Coppola

The Baker Street Irregulars Annual Cocktail Reception
Open to all Sherlockians and their friends. Cocktail party buffet and open bar of wine, beer, juice and soft drinks. Entertainment.
12:30 p.m. Doors open at The Yale Club in the Grand Ballroom on the 22nd floor (50 Vanderbilt Avenue, map
Cost: $70.00 in advance; $80.00 after Dec. 9 or at the door).
For tickets to this event, print and mail this reservation form (PDF).
PLEASE NOTE: The BSI Cocktail Reception is SOLD OUT
There will be NO SALES taken at the DOOR

The Very Irregular 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. O'Lunney's Times Square Pub, 145 W. 45th St. - private room on the second floor. (map)
'Please make reservations by paying in advance. The cost is $55.00 and payment can be sent via PayPal to: For other details, mail Chrys Kegley (18014 Sherman Way #275, Reseda, CA 91335), or email Chrys, or call 818-675-5399

Sunday, January 14, 2018
The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes - informal brunch
11:30 a.m. Brunch at The Long Room, 120 West 44th Street between 6th Ave & Broadway. (Map)
Cost: $30.00, including tax and tip. Informal brunch buffet. Payable by check or on the ASH website via PayPal. Checks payable to Tiffany Knight at 25-38 18th St. #2 Astoria, New York 11102. Checks must be received by Dec. 15. Open to all, but RSVP is required: