"This conference offers a serious opportunity to bring together academics, enthusiasts, creative practitioners and popular writers in a shared discussion about the cultural legacy of Sherlock Holmes. The Strand Magazine and the Sherlock Holmes stories contribute one of the most enduring paradigms for the production and consumption of popular culture in the twentieth- and the twenty-first centuries. The stories precipitated a burgeoning fan culture including various kinds of participation, wiki and crowd-sourcing, fan-fiction, virtual realities and role-play gaming. This conference aims to unpick the historical intricacies of Holmesian fandom as well as offering a wide variety of perspectives upon its newest manifestations. This conference invites adaptors of and scholars on Holmes, late-Victorian writing, and popular culture internationally to contribute to this scholarly conversation..This conference will precede Holmes’ 160th birthday in 2014 and launch a new volume of essays on Holmes co-edited by Dr. Jonathan Cranfield and Tom Ue, and form part of the larger celebrations in London and internationally."
A booking of a ticket is required to attend for spectators (Registration will be open soon).
I am very happy to say I have been asked to be part of the events and will be presenting an introduction to NPLH , its history and the airing of one Episode and a Q+A .
For those that can not attend "No Place Like Holmes" has been asked if I will also provide Video coverage for as many of the events/presentations as possible which I have agreed to so if you cant make it down you will not miss out entirely as will be able to catch up via the NPLH site.
Holmesians from all over the world are attending this including the great Doyle historian Alistair Duncan (holder of the most Napoleons to date) , Steve Emecz (MX Publishing Director and Organizer of the The Great Sherlock Holmes Debates) and Professor Marino Alvarez (A Professor Reflects On Sherlock Holmes Author).
Hope to see you there , do come say Hi if you do!
For further info see the UCL Events page.