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Sherlock Seattle would not be nearly as wonderful or successful without the support of our wonderful and generous sponsors! Please visit their websites for all the amazing things they have to offer!

The Sound of the Baskervilles is a scion society of the Baker Street Irregulars and the Sherlock Holmes society serving the greater Puget Sound region of Western Washington. Their name derives from a merging of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and the Puget Sound. They meet monthly at a convenient Seattle location. 


They are a literary organization drawing members from all walks of life and with varied interests. Not all are scholars, but all are Holmes and Watson fans. Their abiding credo is to always have fun! Each meeting is devoted either to a single story featuring discussion and a quiz, or to a presentation and discussion of other Sherlockian topics of interest. In addition to monthly meetings, they sponsor regularly scheduled special events throughout the year.


For up-to-date info, join today to receive their colorful and informative monthly newsletter, or check their website or social media sites.

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The John H Watson Society is an open and inclusive Society, seeking the collegiality and  conviviality of Members worldwide and at all stages of involvement in Watsonian and Holmesian interests. We are committed to recognition of Doctor John H Watson's contributions, albeit often masked and misunderstood, to the cases, adventures, and memoirs he wrote as the first biographer of Sherlock Holmes. 


Founded by Don Libey ("Buttons") in April 2013, the Society encourages scholarship, research, and enthusiastic interest in the life and work of John H Watson, MD. Membership includes a subscription to our journal, The Watsonian, featuring an assortment of writing and illustration from long-time Sherlockians and those newly drawn to The Game. Mostly, we are about having fun. 

MX Publishing is the world’s largest specialist Sherlock Holmes publisher, with over a hundred titles and fifty authors creating the latest in Sherlock Holmes fiction and non-fiction. From traditional short stories and novels to travel guides and quiz books, MX Publishing cater for all Holmes fans.  MX Publishing also has one of the largest communities of Holmes fans on Facebook with regular contributions from dozens of authors.

The Strand offers the best of both worlds—publishing previously unpublished works by literary masters such as Dashiell Hammett, Joseph Heller, James M. Cain, Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams and H.G.Wells, as well as new works of fiction by today’s bestselling authors such as Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Connelly, Joseph Finder and Jeffery Deaver. Our reviews section looks at the latest mystery/thriller offerings, Sherlock Holmes pastiches, and anthologies, in addition to audiobooks and DVDs. On The Strand Mystery Magazine’s website you will find samples of our short mystery stories, interviews with some of today’s most popular mystery authors, enlightening articles, book reviews, as well as information on past issues, subscriptions, and much more. In addition to all that, The Strand Magazine’s blog features short fiction, top ten lists, interviews, articles and writing tips by your favorite authors.

The Pacific Science Center is proud to present The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes from October 15, 2016-January 8, 2017. The interactive experience combines science with history and culture to bring to life the historic underpinnings of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s rich and vibrant stories.

Guests will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of his era’s most mysterious crimes. His practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Conan Doyle, changed the way police work was conducted and remain in practice today. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes features original manuscripts and period artifacts, investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes, and interactive crime-solving opportunities. Guests will be transported into Sherlock Holmes’ London to solve a crime in a world filled with innovation and experimentation – and just receiving its introduction to his ground-breaking methods.

Carnation Books is proud to sponsor Sherlock Seattle! We are a new publishing company focused on bringing the original work of fanfiction authors to a wider audience. Carnation Books is dedicated to the radical acceptance of queerness through the publication and promotion of genre fiction with LGBTQIA+/MOGAI themes, characters, and romance. We’re looking for talented fanfiction writers who are ready to start publishing original novels and short stories!

We encourage anyone writing Sherlock fanfiction containing LGBTQIA+/MOGAI ships to consider submitting their work for review. All queer stories are welcome, and writers of Femlock, Translock, and asexual characters are particularly encouraged to submit. Please visit our website to learn more, suggest an author or story, and submit your fanfiction and original fiction for consideration!

Jim French Productions has been producing audio drama for over 20 years. We first started doing Sherlock in the early days of the company and have now produced over 125 original stories and, of course, the complete canon of the classic tales by Doyle. In our beginning years we were granted the rights to produce new audio drama by the estate of Dame Jean Conan Doyle. 

In 2014 our Hound of the Baskervilles received three awards form the Moondance International Film Festival (they have an audio drama category) in Writing (adapting) for MJ Elliott, Directing and Acting for John Patrick Lowrie. Then, in 2015, our original audio drama: The Beast of Hyndford was again awarded by Moondance for Writing (Iain McLaughlin and Claire Bartlett) and Directing by John Patrick Lowrie. 


Two gentlemen have played Sherlock for us, the late Seattle actor John Gilbert was the first and after his retirement John Patrick Lowrie stepped into the role. 


Watson, however, has always been portrayed by Lawrence Albert. As a matter of fact, he is one of the (if not the) longest running Watsons in the history of audio drama.

Simon & Schuster, Inc., a division of CBS Corporation, is a publisher founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln ("Max") Schuster. It is one of the largest English-language publishers, formerly known as the "Big 6", now known as the "Big Five". It publishes over 2,000 titles annually under 35 different imprints. Simon & Schuster has published Robert Ryan's novels in the UK since the beginning, and his books have been released electronically over in the States. However, with Mr. Ryan's visit to the States to be the GOH at Sherlock Seattle, Simon & Schuster have finally begun to release his books here for American audiences to enjoy.

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