Upcoming Events

Newly Added!
The Unhappy John Hector McFarlane: “The Norwood Builder”

August 15, 2020, 12:30–2:30 p.m.; virtual (Zoom)

Frederic Dorr Steele, Collier’s, October 1903

Given the ongoing (and seemingly endless) pandemic, we have decided to add an additional meeting during what is usually an off month for us. On August 15, we will discuss the fiery case of ”The Norwood Builder.”

Please read the story in advance. We’ll socialize, talk about the case, and enjoy presentations. There will also be a very short business meeting. We were delighted to welcome several Sherlockians from such distant lands as Michigan and Texas to our last meeting, and we encourage anyone interested, member or not, to attend.

Email bluecarbuncle1971@gmail.com for the information you’ll need to get to our meeting on Zoom. Watch this space or our Facebook page for any changes!

Problems of the New Woman: “The Solitary Cyclist”

September 12, 2020, 12:30 p.m., Vancouver, WA

1903 illustration by Sidney Paget

Group discussion of the frightening events encountered by Miss Violet Smith. Please read the story in advance. We’ll have lunch, talk about the story, and enjoy a quiz or game. There will also be a short business meeting.
As usual, email bluecarbuncle1971@gmail.com for location.

Left Coast Sherlockian Symposium

October 10, 2020, Online

The Left Coast Sherlockian Symposium was created in the vacuum of Sherlock Seattle and molded in the image of Scintillation of Scions, 221B Con, and other Sherlockian events around the United States. Due to the ongoing pandemic, it will be a virtual event this year.

LCSS is a fun and educational day of talks, vendors, socializing, and friendship. We will do our best to bring all of these elements to the internet, following the successful model used by a Scintillation of Scions to present SOS@Home. The NMSOBC is delighted to be a sponsor of this event!

See the Left Coast Symposium 2020 page for tickets and further details.

Do Snakes Drink Milk? “The Speckled Band”

November 14, 2020, 12:30 p.m., Oregon City, OR

1892 illustration by Sidney Paget

Group discussion of this frightening (though zoologically questionable) case. Please read the story in advance. We’ll have lunch, talk about the story, and enjoy a quiz or game. There will also be a short business meeting.
As usual, email bluecarbuncle1971@gmail.com for location.

The Alpha Inn Christmas Goose Dinner

December 13, 2020, 1 p.m., Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst
17400 Holy Names Dr., Lake Oswego, OR

Our annual celebration of our namesake story. Please sign up to bring a side dish; geese will be provided. Bring your own table settings, and wine if you like. Eggs will be grilled, and fun will be had! Dress is flexible; modern casual holiday is fine.
To sign up, email bluecarbuncle1971@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page.