Feeling like your summer is off to a boring start?
Missing your favorite bar with the mysterious blue box bathroom? If convenient, come to our meetup event at The Way Station! If inconvenient, come all the same.
We’re having a meet-up event in the middle of July, and you’re invited! There will be a Sherlockian pub quiz, so be sure to bring your friends. The game is on!
Dress up fancy if you’d like, or in cosplay maybe, and take pictures with the awesome TARDIS. We’ll be doing a pub quiz and possibly holding a raffle. You don’t wanna miss it!
THIS EVENT IS 21+. NO ONE UNDER 21 PERMITTED.
Official RSVPing will start soon. But please go to the event page on Facebook and RSVP if you’re interested in attending. The Way Station has limited space so if you’re interested, once we start taking RSVPs get yours in ASAP!
Come and find out more about Sherlock Prom, happening on July 27th in Harlem, at this pre-prom event!
Here we have it, your Baker Street Babe Fandom Guide to the BSI Weekend in New York City, this year starting on January 9th. Below will be a guide to everything for the uninitiated/internet-fans, plus a few little facts and details.
There’s lots of events happening over The Weekend, some more fandom friendly than others (some are invite only, ticketed, etc) The Babes are going to be out in full force this weekend, two of us are coming over from the UK! So, we’d really love to meet a lot of you, as we mostly operate events in London! The Babes that will be at BSI Weekend are Curly, Lyndsay, Taylor, Ardy, & Kafers.
We will be live-tweeting/tumblring as much as possible, so keep an eye on our twitter and the hashtag #BSIWeekend. We hope to see a lot of you out there! And now on to the events!
Wednesday, January 9th
ASH Wednesday Dinner. ASH (The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes, Ep 29) were the first all-female group of Sherlockians, since the BSI didn’t allow women until 1991(!). These are some seriously fierce ladies and a major laugh and they are REALLY interested in the new generation of Sherlockians, so please, young and old, do come along! Dinner, 6:30PM at O’Casey’s. 22 East 41st St. - [map]. Everyone pays their own checks. While not mandatory, it’s nice to let Susan Rice or Evy Herzog know if you’re coming.
Thursday, January 10th
The Christopher Morley Walk commences at 9:30AM at the Algonquin Hotel - [map]. There is lunch at McSorley’s [info] at 1:30PM following the walk, and is pay your own check. Please let Jim Cox know if you’re planning to attend.
The Daintiest Thing Under A Bonnet Charity Ball. Our own event filled with Sherlockian goodness and a wandering cellist. Drinks, dinner, auction, raffle, and quiz all to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project. It starts at 8PM at the Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue - [map]. This event is SOLD OUT.
Friday, January 11th
The Gaslight Gala is the alternative to the invite-only prestigious BSI Dinner (which Curly was invited to!!!) and Lyndsay goes to as she’s a BSI. The Gala is amazing. It’s fun and informal and has lots of Sherlockian fun. The Gala is at the Manhattan Club at 201 West 52th St. - [map]. It’s $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. I’m sure you can email them.
Saturday, January 12th
The Merchants’ Room will open at 9am in the Vanderbilt Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th. St. - [map]. A wide variety of Sherlockiana will be offered for sale. Be prepared to open your wallet and fall down in feels of wanting everything. Info about what’s for sale can be found [HERE].
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. It’s free and happens at 11:15AM, though the location is still TBA, keep an eye on www.bsiweekend.com.
The Baker Street Irregulars Annual Cocktail Reception is open bar. And there’s lots of rare stuff to gawk at. Do you need another reason to go? How about hors d’oeuvres? The reception is at Delmonico’s Kitchen at 207 West 36th St, [map] and is $79.00 (remember, open bar!) at the door. Door open at 1:30PM.
Lost in New York with a Bunch of Sherlockians is full of food, drinks, quizzes, and PRIZES! Should be a wild rocking time. It’s at 6:00PM at Pete’s Tavern at 29 E. 18th St, [map]. Cost is $45.00 per person in advance. For reservations or questions please phone: (818) 675-5399 or e-mail the Kegleys at ckegley socal.rr.com. You may pay via PayPal to email@example.com
Sunday, January 13th
The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes - informal brunch is hosted by our own Lyndsay Faye at Harley’s Smokeshack at 11:30AM at 356 West 44th St. - [map]. Cost is just $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
SherlockNYC Tea Party is a tea party… hosted by SherlockNYC! Cara McGee, creator of all the fab fandom teas will be there and there’s a screening of BELG afterwards. It’s 1:00 - 5:00 pm at the Producer’s Club at 358 W 44th St [map] and also costs $20. Please RSVP [HERE].
Woot! Sherlock things!
Don’t forget out tea part on the 8th. I’m already making my ugly sweater!
We’re gearing up for our second annual trip to the Baker Street Irregulars Weekend, and will be updating on our plans soon. We can share that we’ve finally been able to confirm: We’re very excited and lucky to have Cara McGee joining us on Sunday, January 13th for another great tea party! We’ll be sampling her wonderful Sherlock themed teas and partying as we close out another wonderful BSI Weekend!
Cara will be selling prints and tea as well as taking commissions!
We’ll also have tea samples and lunch!
And prizes for the Ugliest Christmas Sweater and Raffles!
After lunch, we’ll be watching A Scandal in Belgravia!
We can’t wait to see you there!
ALSO! IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE OTHER AMAZING BSI WEEKEND EVENTS - PLEASE ASK US! WE’RE GOING TO AS MANY AS WE CAN - AND YOU SHOULD TOO!
UK Premier of ‘The Hobbit’ Gets the Royal Treatment!
The world was granted an exciting and candid view into the UK Premiere of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ today via Warner Brothers and Youtube. Viewers were able to see each of the key cast and director Peter Jackson walk the red carpet, be interviewed and finally, meet Prince William.
Here are a few of our favorite moments. Martin Freeman looked dapper as always, and Amanda Abbington was simply gorgeous while the two of them tried to keep warm before entering. Especially heartwarming was the attention Martin paid to fans who had lined up hours in the cold to try to get a glimpse, autograph or photo. Those tuning in were also granted a special moment seeing star Martin Freeman meeting Prince William.
We simply can’t wait to see the film! Keep checking back for our rsvp link and full details to our December 29th viewing and End of Year Party in NYC!
You may also view the previously recorded premiere here (via Warner Brothers)
SherlockNYC End of Year Party, Sherlock Gift Swap and Hobbit movie meetup on 12/29!
Hi guys! The graphic girls are super busy, so expect a finalized poster soon. However, here are the details so far. The exact times will be updated asap! (Hoping this weekend depending on the AMC staff we’re working with)
We’ll post the exact times asap, so keep checking back. For now, it would be safe to say between travel, movie and party time, you should save the entire day for fun!
Starting at 10:30 am - 12 pm* Movie meetup: THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY / AMC LOEWS LINCOLN SQUARE 13 / cost: $8-12 (will update)
* The theater won’t have the exact time until 2 weeks before the showing, but we’re trying to get a solidified time sooner - we’ll keep you updated. We’ll be going to the first showing of the day and meeting 45 minutes before the showtime so we can pick up tickets, get snacks and take our seats as a group
starting at 3:00 - 4:00 pm * - SHERLOCKNYC END OF YEAR PARTY / West Side YMCA / cost $15 - $20
* Again, we’ll have the exact start time asap!
We’ll be celebrating a year as a group with games, prizes and food! Cost helps with the venue rental, prizes and refreshments! However, if there is an awesome holiday recipe you’d like to bring (cookies, dip, appetizers) - feel free to bring them for a free prize!
During our party - SHERLOCK SWAP (voluntary) - est cost per gift = $10
This is completely voluntary, so don’t feel obliged! However, we’d love to have a ‘Sherlock Swap’ - where you bring a Sherlock Holmes related gift (though we won’t disapprove of a related fandom gift….. Hobbit, or Star Trek, etc - as long as it supports a cast member of a Sherlock Holmes related project!) Have a favorite Sherlock Holmes pastiche? Awesome! Sherlock Holmes graphic novel? Grab it! Want to buy fan art or buttons by your favorite artists! Bring it! Obsessed with Cara’s Adagio fandom teas as much as us? Order it asap! Knit or draw yourself? Gifts can be home made too, with an estimated value of $10.
WE REALLY HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT - PLEASE KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR A LINK TO RSVP AND DETAILS ASAP. BUT SAVE THE DATE AND SHOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SWAP, YOU SHOULD ORDER GIFTS ASAP!