Mycroft’s Birthday Wishes

Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes in BBC Sherlock

What I’d really like for my birthday is for John Watson to stop trying to punch me in the face.

Well, Mycroft, John Watson might eventually forgive, but I doubt he’s gong to forget that it was you who blabbed all of Sherlock’s secrets to Moriarty. Meanwhile, we’re all eagerly preparing for Mark Gatiss’s birthday. (Yes, we hope to have some more Mycroft fanfic done (now that someone has pointed out my inadequate math skills when tired)). There’s still time to donate to the Mark Gatiss Birthday Fund and get our celebrations in order. He has supposedly finished the script for “The Empty House” (aka Rat), the first episode of Season 3 of BBC Sherlock.

On a coompletely different subject, if you haven’t caught any of the reports coming out of Cheltenham Literary Festival where the Benedict Cumberbatch fans actually out fanned the Harry Potter/J.K. Rowling contingent (and where have you been), here’s a link to what I think is the best summation over on Sherlockology. There’s also a nice one with Benedict Cumberbatch’s praise for his co-star Martin Freeman at RadioTimes.

Quick Tip for All Benedict Cumberbatch Fans:

Benedict Cumberbatch really, Really HATES when people try to take his photo surreptitiously. So if you spot him, especially if he’s just going about his daily life, control yourself and don’t sneak a pic. He’s also not crazy about fans videoing outside filming shoots, especially rehearsals. So let’s all try to be polite and if we happen to be in the area of Sherlock shooting in January, let’s remember it by photographing and videoing ourselves and our friends and give Mr. Cumberbatch, Mr. Freeman and the rest of the cast and crew a break.

And, finally, I want to give folks an update on the Seattle Sherlock Con coming up 3 & 4 November, 2012. Registration ends 25 October, 2012. There are no at-the-door memberships because of the seating limits on the theater where the screenings of Season 2 BBC Sherlock will be held. Con volunteer and avid gamer, Eddy Dughi, has re-skinned Arkham Horror for the characters of BBC Sherlock (Although, there has been chatter about Moriarty’s rankings, but short of redesigning the whole game — which she doesn’t have time to do before the con — we’re all accepting Moriarty’s 7 for Sanity (“You’re insane!” “You’re just now figuring that out?”)). There’s a special fan video treat and a Scavenger Hunt in the works. The Save Undershaw titles from MX Publishing should arrive in time to be available along with other titles of Sherlockian interests. Sherlock Cares will have a table with some special con discounts on t-shirts and totes as well as a little something extra for attendees. So if you around the I-5 Corridor (roughly Vancouver, B.C. Canada to Portland, Oregon, U.S.) or  looking to meet and hang-out with some Pacific Northwest Sherlocked fans, grab a membership and come on over!




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  1. Eddy

    I’m actually going to be bringing the new characters and allies and hosting sessions of the game (because it runs so long and is more fun with a few people.) There will be a signup sheet on the games table that lists the two sessions– probably one each day, not during the episode screenings.

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