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Register for the 2021 BSI Weekend

2021 BSI Weekend Registration

The Baker Street Irregulars is sponsoring two "official" events for the January 2021 BSI Weekend – the Distinguished Speaker Lecture and the annual BSI Dinner. Registration is now open. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, these will be online/virtual events held using Zoom.  In addition to the BSI events, other Sherlockian groups will also be hosting virtual … Continue reading Register for the 2021 BSI Weekend

Summer 2020 BSJ

The Summer 2020 BSJ cover

The Summer 2020 Baker Street Journal includes these articles: The Editor’s Gas-Lamp. Sherlock Holmes and Victorian Anthropology by Theodora Goss. Conan Doyles and Automobiles by Mark Alberstat. Here Lies Birdy Edwards by William S. Dorn. Inked: A Brief Examination of Historical and Canonical Tattoos by Tracy J. Revels. Back to His Native Strand by Michael … Continue reading Summer 2020 BSJ

Plans for the 2021 BSI Weekend

BSI Weekend

Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Baker Street Irregulars will conduct its 2021 January events virtually. A technology Planning Group was convened several months ago, and is busily working to adjust the BSI Dinner’s traditional program to a virtual format. Updated: See our 2021 BSI Weekend Registration page for event details The Baker Street Irregulars … Continue reading Plans for the 2021 BSI Weekend

Commissionaire

Commissionaire: Julian Wolff book cover

Commissionaire:Julian Wolff and HisBaker Street Irregulars. By Sonia Fetherston, BSI. Without Julian Wolff's involvement, The Baker Street Irregulars might no longer exist. Due to his leadership as the BSI's Commissionaire from the 1960s to the 1980s, the organization grew and prospered. Dr. Wolff was an enigmatic man—reticent and affable, kind and determined, quiet but with … Continue reading Commissionaire

2019 Morley-Montgomery Award

Ira B. Matetsky

The winner of the 2019 Morley-Montgomery Award is Ira B. Matetsky. His paper, “Another Sherlockian Myth Debunked: Time to Turn the Page(t)?,” appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of the Baker Street Journal. The Morley-Montgomery Award is given each year for the best article to appear in The Baker Street Journal, and comes with a generous cash … Continue reading 2019 Morley-Montgomery Award

Winter 2019 BSJ

The Winter 2019 BSJ cover

The Winter 2019 Baker Street Journal includes these articles: The Editor’s Gas-Lamp. Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Vincent Starrett by Leslie S. Klinger. Reconsidering Canonical Characters by David L. Leal. Sherlock Holmes vs. Hitler: A True Story by Chris Chan. Art in the Blood by Scott Bond. The Commonplace Book. Baker Street Inventory. The Sherlockian Societies. … Continue reading Winter 2019 BSJ

The 2020 BSI Weekend Report

Celebrating the 166th birthday of Sherlock Holmes, the 2020 BSI Weekend took place in New York City with events from January 15-19, including the BSI Dinner on Friday January 17. After 23 years leading the Baker Street Irregulars, Mike Whelan handed over a ceremonial gavel to Michael Kean who is now the new "Wiggins" of … Continue reading The 2020 BSI Weekend Report

BSJ 2019 Christmas Annual

The BSJ 2019 Christmas Annual cover

Baring-Gould of Baker Street: The Life and Footprints of William S. Baring-Gould. By Julie McKuras, Timothy J. Johnson, Richard J. Sveum, and Gary Thaden. This year’s Annual presents the man behind The Annotated Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street. Baring-Gould, a promotions director for Time-Life publications, also wrote a biography of Nero Wolfe, … Continue reading BSJ 2019 Christmas Annual