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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

Oct 30, 2016

"Excellent, Watson! You scintillate today." [ILLU] 

In 2017, we'll celebrate the 10th anniversary of A Scintillation of Scions, appropriately called "a family reunion for Sherlockians." In this episode, we're fortunate to be able to speak with the founder of the event, Jacquelynn Morris, BSI ("The Lion's Mane").

From an AOL discussion board to membership in one of Maryland's finest Sherlockian societies, we hear about Jacquelynn's first meeting with Sherlock Holmes and the many people who have influenced her along the way. Hers is a story that typifies the magnificent power of friendship and colleagues as one finds one's way into the world of Sherlock Holmes fans. It includes the encouragement of outsiders and younger individuals, a fine tradition which Jacquelynn herself carries on today.

We also touch on topics such as Undershaw and Chris Redmond's latest publication About Sixty: Why Every Sherlock Holmes Story is the Best. Much like an onion, the more layers we peel back from Jacquelynn, the more we discover — and she's fascinating!

Listen in to find out what a wedding, a swordfight, Vincent Wright and a deli platter have in common.



1:35 Introduction

3:24 Sponsor — Wessex Press

4:45 Welcome Jacquelynn Morris, BSI, ASH

10:30 Remembering, the Hounds of the Internet and Steve Clarkson

12:01 Watson's Tin Box of Ellicott City, Maryland

14:58 If you own a restaurant, be wary of Watson's Tin Box

18:08 Saturdays with Sherlock Holmes at the Pratt Library

20:23 The origins of A Scintillation of Scions

26:34 Essay contest for 7th graders in Howard County, Maryland

32:30 The stand-out speaker of all of the Scintillations

33:22 Other memorable events at Scintillation

35:48 Upcoming features at A Scintillation of Scions X

38:09 Getting involved with Undershaw

42:57 Jacquelynn's contribution to About Sixty

50:00 A chapter in The Wrong Passage about which poison Anna Coram took

57:53 Sponsor — The Baker Street Journal

1:00:09 Contact information and review

1:01:36 Sherlock Holmes Brand ad

1:02:43 Special news announcement



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