"Okay, this discussion seems to have settled down as follows:
1. One person says, repeatedly, that all-male Sherlockian societies are a Bad Thing.
2. Several people say yeah, but it's a small one and is going to get smaller as the fossils die…"
"I've enjoyed sherlockian.net. I read and enjoyed the first edition of the Sherlock Holmes Handbook and I think In Bed with Sherlock Holmes is brilliant. I look forward to your contributions to the SHSN (when you have the time to make them!)."
"You're probably right -- I am not that familiar with the Chicago societies. Many years ago I was in town on the right day to attend a Hounds dinner, and came home with a pin that I was told represented honorary membership. There were definitely…"
"Just to clarify a minor point: the Baker Street Irregulars is not "primus inter pares" among Sherlockian societies in the United States, but is, by general acceptance, the parent society. That's why local groups are customarily called…"
"Besides the three you mention, the only other group in this category that I can think of, off-hand, is Hugo's Companions of Chicago. Certainly in Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia there are newer, healthier societies that welcome both sexes; I…"
"I can't see most of the discussion that has apparently been going on here, so forgive me if what I say repeats previous comments, or appears lightweight compared to what's been said. I feel that I am taking something of a risk anyway, as…"
Sep 11, 2012
Chris Redmond is now a member of The Sherlock Holmes Social Network
I've enjoyed sherlockian.net. I read and enjoyed the first edition of the Sherlock Holmes Handbook and I think In Bed with Sherlock Holmes is brilliant. I look forward to your contributions to the SHSN (when you have the time to make them!).