Plans for the 2023 BSI Weekend

Planning for the 2023 BSI Weekend

The Baker Street Irregulars is planning to conduct its January 2023 events in person in New York City starting on Thursday, January 5, 2023. As usual, many events will be open to all Sherlockians, and we will also have special tax-free group rates for hotel lodgings.

Official BSI events that will be open to the public include the BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture (Thursday), the Merchants Room (Saturday), and the BSI Luncheon Reception (Saturday).

Public reservations for hotel lodgings and BSI events will open via our website beginning Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Payment is via postal mail and the deadline will be November 28, so plan to act quickly. Updated: See our 2023 BSI Weekend Registration page for event details.

Vendors interested in selling Sherlockiana in the Merchant’s Room should contact Ralph and Debbie Hall at or 2906 Wallingford Court, Louisville, KY 40218 or by phone at 502-491-3148. Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

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All attendees to BSI events must be able to provide proof of primary vaccination and at least one booster. For details, see our BSI Event Covid-19 requirements PDF.

Other Events During BSI Weekend

Numerous other organized Sherlockian activities occur during the extended Weekend, typically from Wednesday to Sunday. These events require separate registrations and may have different deadlines.

2023 BSI Weekend Timeline

The timeline below lists the official BSI events as well as some of the other Sherlockian activities. It will be updated again in mid-November.

Updated November 21, 2022

ASH Wednesday
Wednesday, January 4, 6:30pm
Registration required (due by December 22, 2022)

The ACD Society’s “Doylean Honors” Ceremony
Thursday, January 5, 11:15am

The BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture
Thursday, January 5, 6:15pm
Register Now

The Literary Agents’ Annual Meeting 2023
Friday, January 6, 10:30am-11:30am (via Zoom)

Otto Penzler’s Mysterious Bookshop Open House
Friday, January 6, 11am-5pm

The William Gillette Memorial Luncheon
Friday, January 6, noon

The BSI Dinner
Friday, January 6, 6pm
By invitation only

The Gaslight Gala
On Hiatus for 2023 (not held)

The BSI Merchants Room
Saturday, January 7, 9am – Noon
Open to everyone, see the details

The BSI Luncheon Reception
Saturday, January 7, 12:30pm
Register Now

Lost In New York With A Bunch Of Sherlockians
Saturday, January 7, 6:00pm
Registration required (due by December 24, 2022)

The ASH Brunch
Sunday, January 8, 11:30am-2:30pm

For a handy schedule grid of BSI Weekend events & activities, see Monica Schmidt’s Guide to the 2023 BSI Weekend.

For some background on BSI Weekend, see prior year BSI Weekend Reports and visit the BSI Trust website for previous BSI Dinner photos and highlights.

Learn More

The BSI Weekend (general information)

Frequently Asked Questions about BSI Events