Friday Sherlock Links Compendium (January 12 - January 18, 2013)
Another BSI Weekend has come and gone and January 2013 in NYC was a rip-roaring good time which deserves and requires a few lengthy blog posts to do it adequate justice. With that said, I beg your patience because it’s going to take me a week or two to finish the BSI posts I’ve been working on. In the meantime, please feel free to send me any links, photographs or personal reminiscences you would like to see published along with my personal musings on Always1895.net. Until then, here’s a belated Friday Sherlock Links Compendium post for your edification and amusement.
[Susan Rice making some introductory remarks at the annual ASH William Gillette Luncheon during the 2013 BSI Weekend.]
Baker Street Journal announced that the BSJ 2012 Xmas Annual by Sonia Fetherston is called “Barrymore in Baker Street: “The Great Profile” Meets the “Great Detective,” and They Both Get Their Names Up In Lights”. The title of course refers to silent film legend John Barrymore and the storied film Sherlock Holmes (1922), which was lost and scattered to the four corners of the Earth only to be painstakingly reassembled in the late 1970s and then again in 2001 after new pieces were discovered. Based on William Gillette’s 1899 play Sherlock Holmes which “drew material from Conan Doyle’s published stories “A Scandal in Bohemia”, “The Final Problem”, and A Study in Scarlet, while adding much that was new as well.” You can find video clips and stills of Barrymore’s Sherlock Holmes online, but legally the only way to see the entire film is either at a screening or by purchasing the Kino released DVD. If you’re a BSJ subscriber, keep a close eye on your mailbox for I’m told the release is imminent.
[The best looking BSJ Xmas Annual cover yet!]
Dan Andriacco posted a short review of a new MX title I recently finished myself: Sherlock Holmes & Young Winston: The Deadwood Stage. “Young Winston” referred to in the title is of course the legendary Winston Churchill and this pastiche by Mike Hogan is the first title in a series featuring the precocious boy Churchill who has crossed paths and at times joined forces with Holmes and Watson. Mr Andriacco praises the novel’s “fast-moving adventure, strong characterization, realistic dialogue, and good writing.” Cleverness abounds in Mr Hogan’s novel as the reader is introduced to a variety of beloved canonical characters as well as historical figures not typically found in traditional Holmes pastiches. Truly a breath of fresh air - I’m very much looking forward to the next two releases.
[Sherlock Holmes & the Deadwood Stage on MX]
bOING bOING published a great piece by Maria Konnikova - author of the recently released Mastermind - on “Sherlock Holmes and the infamous brain attic”. Everyone love’s the Great Detective’s famous/infamous reference to his ‘brain attic’ or the mental ‘trick’ for remembering and organizing immense amounts of information, so it’s particularly exciting to read Ms Konnikova’s essay which attempts to show that ”research on memory formation, retention, and retrieval has proven itself to be highly amenable to the attic analogy.” Every blog, science-ish media outlet and the like seems to want a piece of Ms Konnikova but if you’re going to read one Konnikova-themed article this week, I encourage you to make it this one. Note: As an entertaining aside, I draw your attention to one of the comments: “However interesting Sherlock Holmes may seem, we have to remember he’s not and was never a real person. He came from a man’s imagination, and is entirely fictional…” - read the rest for yourself for an amusing look at people who really just ‘don’t get it.’ Finally, the image that accompanies the essay by tisserande is quite nice and worth a close look:
Wessex Press starts off 2013 with two new exciting titles: The Strand Magazine and Sherlock Holmes: The Two Fixed Points in a Changing Age by Robert Veld and “Occasionally to Embellish” Some Writings on Sherlock Holmes by Nicholas Utechin.
[Two newest Sherlockian titles from Wessex Press/Gasogene Books.]
Quick Sherlock Links:
Scintillation of Scions, now that BSI Weekend 2013 is in the rear view mirror, is next big event every east coast Sherlockian should be looking forward. Registration before May 15th is only $50 - a virtual steal considering the wealth of activities and speakers scheduled for the two day event. If you’re still on the fence about attending, check out the history of SoS here.
Bob Burr passed beyond the Reichenbach last week, but if you want to read more about this venerable Sherlockian check out his profile at the Sherlock Holmes Social Network which includes biographical information along with links to his various projects as well as an obituary.
The Adventure of Sherlock Mario was an episode of Super Mario Bros. Super Show (1989-1990) featuring Herlock Solmes of 221B Bonkers Street. Watch the entire episode here. Here’s an amusing image of Mr Herlock Solmes’ diggings:
[221B Bonkers Street, home of Herlock Solmes - here’s another shot of Mario as the Great Detective.]
My Particular Friend in “Let Holmes be Holmes: Diagnosing the great detective” considers the perennial theory of Holmes and autism (and related afflictions : “I think if you truly consider Holmes from the writings, you will find that he is not in lock step with the characterization of Asperger’s listed at the National Institutes of Health, WebMD and the Mayo Clinic websites. Here are some of those characterizations and how I think Holmes does not exhibit these traits.”
Zap2It posted the single biggest un-news item I’ll ever post on Always1895: “CBS Elementary’s Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) are never, ever getting together”…OMG 4 REAL! So there you have it. Now where’s Moriarty (as played by Andrew Scott) when I want/need to be burned to the ground?
Better Holmes & Gardens in “I hear of Sherlock everywhere…” confesses to reading books on topics other than Sherlock Holmes, though relishes (as I’m sure many of do) in the occasional Sherlockian reference.
American Scholar published a piece by Michael Dirda, Sherlockian and book critic for The Washington Post, about what it’s like as a writer to be asked about one’s next writing project (along with some excellent musings on BSI Weekend 2013): “While the BSI blowout is always fun, especially for those who have trained for it or possess, by genetic gift, the capacity for drink of 1930s newspapermen, I was constantly being asked a question that bothered me. It’s one that any writer, journalist, or scholar will recognize: “What are you working on now?” This actually means: What is your latest book project?”
The Guardian published their review of Maria Konnikova’s Mastermind - which is worth reading - but I also wanted to draw your attention to the fantastic graphic that accompanied the piece:
[I love this graphic that accompanied The Guardian review of Mastermind. Thanks to Brenda for the tip.]
Yahoo News posted the Mystery Writers of America’s 2013 Edgar Award Nominations - and I’m thrilled to report that Lyndsay Faye’s wonderful The Gods of Gotham was nominated for ‘Best Novel’!! It goes without saying that Always1895.net will be rooting 100% for Ms Faye and her tale of the genesis of the police force of 1840s New York City.
She Knows Book Lounge - speaking of one of my favorite authors - interviewed Lyndsay Faye who is “here today talking Gods of Gotham, Sherlock Holmes, and showing off her flash slang.” Enter the mind of Ms Faye and read this interview.
The Monroe Monitor in “Lectures at the library: Sherlock Holmes and the Wild West” announced a talk by Seattle Times movie critic Tom Keogh which asks teh question: “Why has Sherlock Holmes continued to fascinate people for a century and a half?”
Christopher Morley Literary Estate can be found on Facebook: “Contact the literary estate executor, John Christopher Woodruff, with stories about your interactions with Morley’s work through this page. Notable publications have been posted to the time line. Share a thought or story.” A nice edition to the FB neighborhood.
[“Christopher Morley (May 5, 1890 – March 28, 1957), American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet….” and of course Sherlockian extraordinaire.]
Doyleockian points out that An Entirely New Country (MX) was chosen by Randall Stock as one of his top 2012 books about ACD and Holmes. Also, read Alistair Duncan’s post The Elementary Problem regarding his rather unique perspective on Elementary - due to transatlantic restrictions, Mr Duncan has only seen the pilot episode but his musings are still worth reading.
Radio Times tackles, in-depth, a topic on the minds of many a young burgeoning BBC Sherlockian enthusiast: “Sherlock series 3: what do we know so far – and what can we deduce?” A fun assessment of “what the clues might tell us about the what, when and who of the upcoming new episodes…” ripe with speculation on series 3 villains, plots and of course Steven Moffat’s infamous three word teaser: rat, wedding, bow. Charlotte Anne Walters on her Barefoot on Baker Street provides some further analysis and if you still aren’t satisfied, check out the “Rat, Wedding, Bow” thread over on the BBC Sherlock Fan Forum for copious amounts of speculation.
[Two of the stills from this eight panel homage to Granada’s adaptation of DEVI.]
[Two of my favorite things in the world: Sherlock Holmes and bicycles. The only things missing are cats and collectible tomes of the Sherlockian variety.]
Friday Sherlock Links Compendium (February 16 - February 22, 2013)
Sherlock Holmes Through Time & Place (August 9-11, 2013) the conference put together by The Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota and the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota, posted updated conference information including a list of confirmed speakers (including some of my favorite Sherlockians Mattias Boström, Chris Redmond, Don Hobbs & Les Klinger) as well as new information on the panel discussion: “May I introduce Mr Holmes: connecting new audiences to the Canon” moderated by Pj Doyle, (ASH, BSI) featuring Elaine & Joe Coppola of the Beacon Society, Kristina Manente of the Baker Street Babes and (yours truly!) Matt Laffey of the Always1895.net.
[Click for more info on Sherlock Holmes Through Time & Place (August 9-11, 2013).]
Baker Street Journal in “The World of Sherlockians” reflects on recent BSI developments in 2012 and ends with the statement: “We deplore and condemn the idea that proper appreciation of the stories of Sherlock Holmes should be limited to a small, elite fandom. Sherlock Holmes belongs to the world, and we applaud all who share the devotion of The Baker Street Irregulars to the memory of the Master Detective, regardless of age, sex or the medium in which they express their views.”
Sherlock Peoria - speaking of the BSI - in “Upon belonging to exclusive clubs” reflects on the non-democratic nature of the Baker Street Irregulars’ admittance ‘policies’. Make sure to read the comments that accompany the piece.
Slate dug up this amazing ACD questionnaire: “When some of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s papers arrived at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, archivists found this mysterious questionnaire filed among his other works. Doyle signed the bottom of the sheet and indicated that he had taken the quiz on Oct. 29, 1899, at Undershaw, the family’s residence in Surrey, England. But we don’t know why or for whom he filled it out.”
[“Archives assistant Arcadia Falcone, who has worked with the Doyle papers, speculates that the quiz may have been part of a parlor game. The famous list of personal questions that Marcel Proust answered, and that Vanity Fair asks celebrities to respond to in each issue, was a fashionable diversion in the late 19th century.”]
The Holmes of the Baker Street scanned a few frames from A Sherlock Holmes Mystery: The Hound of the Baskervilles (illustrations by Stibane & Luce Daniels). As a very general rule I’ve found that Sherlock Holmes comic adaptations tend to have much better art compared to the text. Recently a very generous Sherlockian deposited his entire Sherlock comics collection into my care. Originally I had planned on simply giving all of it away to various comic-inclined Sherlockians, but as I peruse the boxes and boxes of Holmes comics from the last four decades my archival reflexes have started kicking in and I feel like they should be scanned and cataloged before breaking up the collection. For a listing of various Holmes comics, check out the Universal Sherlock Holmes (cartoons, comics, jokes). A possible future project - but for now, here’s a frame from the HOUN adaptation mentioned above:
[A Sherlock Holmes Mystery: The Hound of the Baskervilles (illustrations by Stibane & Luce Daniels).]
East Wind Coming due out in May 2013 is a new book published by MX and coauthored by British Sherlockian scholar John Hall and Japanese Sherlockian and member of the Baker Street Irregulars Hirayama Yuichi. ”One offers the other three questions, and the other answers them with all their Sherlockian knowledge. They are serious Sherlockian battles between an English knight and Japanese samurai! This volume also includes Hirayama’s Sherlockian papers published in The Musgraves, The Baker Street Journal, The Canadian Holmes and The Shoso-in Bulletin.”
[East Wind Coming approaches various Holmes-related questions from two perspectives provided by two Sherlockian scholars emerging from different traditions, loosely thought of as East and West.]
Strictly Sherlock’s Prof Tracy Revels in “Sherlock Sticks With Scholars!” reflects on the lasting power of Sherlock Holmes, especially when used as a teaching tool in the pedagogic environs of academia: “The canon makes one think about science, history, psychology, art, music, politics, government, technology, sociology, criminology, and gender relations. A thoughtful reader will confront issues of colonialism, sexism, and racism. Most importantly, the Sherlock Holmes stories are invitations to critical thinking, which is the beating heart of higher education.” Dr Thorneycroft Huxtable, M.A., Ph.D., etc. would be proud!
[Huxtable’s grand 221B entrance.]
And in Klinger vs. ACD Estate News….
Free Sherlock! posted a list of the more prominent mentions the Klinger vs ACD Estate case has garnered. The blog also set-up a way for supporters to donate to the cause: “Funds will go exclusively to offset legal fees and expenses of the litigation.”
The Economist in “Who Owns Sherlock Holmes?” posted one of the best pieces on some of the issues surrounding the Klinger vs ACD Estate case: “An expert in the duration of copyright terms in America, Peter Hirtle of Cornell University finds no basis for the Conan Doyle estate to claim general ownership over aspects of Holmes from stories that are in the public domain. “Let’s imagine that the fact that Holmes plays the violin was included for the first time in one of the copyrighted stories,” he says via e-mail, “then it can’t be included in any new story that draws on the public domain versions.” But if the “Company” stories rely entirely on public-domain elements, then the estate has no ground to stand on, he adds.”
Publishers Weekly ”reported on suit filed by author and scholar Leslie Klinger that asks a federal court to declare that Holmes, Watson, and others of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s characters lie firmly in the public domain.” Listen to the 15 minute audio discussion as a podcast here.
Lyndsay Faye posted an excellent follow-up/public reply to Mr Alistair Duncan’s “Sherlockian Civil War” piece from last week on Doyleockian - Ms Faye writes: “I deeply appreciate the spirit in which this post is intended. I fear, however, one or two items may have been slightly mischaracterized - if only to my own eyes - and thought that I should make mention of them since the post was written in such tremendously good faith…”
Quick Sherlock Links:
Inspector Lestrade’s Blotter Page - a new Sherlockian blog by collector Don Hobbs - remembered Fred Levin, BSI, “a kindred soul….He was one of those rare Sherlockians that collected foreign translations of the Canon. Fred passed over Reichenbach Falls last February after suffer a debilitating stroke. His wife, Sunnie, asked me if I would help price Fred’s foreign language books and then ended up selling all of them to me for a price I could not refuse. Last week, I hopped into my Hansom Cab and headed to Skokie, Illinois to pick up those books.”
[Approximately 1/6th of Don Hobbs’ legendary collection of translations of the Canon.]
Doyleockian laments the sad state of affairs surrounding a former home of ACD (that isn’t Undershaw): “Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home at 12 Tennison Road - South Norwood is up for auction as (potentially) a conversion prospect (i.e. division into flats). The sale takes place on February 28th 2013.”
Barefoot on Baker Street offers her opinion on the ongoing Klinger vs ACD Estate: “I share Klinger’s views completely. He is a lawyer and fully respects that the Estate owns copyright to ten of the original stories in the US which appeared in The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. His issue is that those characters are already known through the other stories which are no longer protected by copyright. So anyone should be able to use them. Not only does this make perfect legal and common sense, but it is also good for the legacy of Holmes and ultimately Doyle himself.”
Digital Spy updated Sherlockian gaming fans regarding Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments which will comprise of eight grand cases, but unlike previous games in the series, there will be multiple ways a case can be resolved” - a reported 12 endings per case. I don’t get much of a chance to play video games, but I hope that at some point I get a chance to play a few rounds Crimes & Punishments.
[A scene from the new Sherlock Holmes game Crimes & Punishments.]
Comic Vine reviewed the comic Sherlock Holmes: The Liverpool Demon 2 (of 5) along with copious examples of the artwork. I haven’t had a chance to read any of the Liverpool Demon series, but it looks better than your average Homes comic adaptation.
[An example of the artwork for Sherlock Holmes: The Liverpool Demon 2 (of 5). For more general information about the series in general (plus a myriad of related Sherlock links), click here.]
Best of Sherlock, one of the most informative Sherlockian sites in existence, recently updated their checklist of Paget original drawings. In “Sidney Paget Original Drawings and Artwork: A Census and Checklist Update from His Sesquicentennial” Randall Stock, BSI, the interested Sherlockian can find an exhaustive list of all known original Paget illustrations, most of which were first published in The Strand accompanying the original appearances of various Holmes adventures.
Sherlock Cares posted a lengthy “BBC Sherlock Season 3 Guide and Guesses”, using Moffat’s “Rat, Wedding, Bow” hints.
Sherlock. Everywhere. posted the best February 21, 2013 aka 2/21/13 aka 221B Day post (if you still don’t see it, imagine that the “13” can sort look like a “B”) - as well inviting readers to “Tell a Sherlockian how much they mean to you today!”
[You can purchase your very own 221B sticker from the Baker Street Blog.]
Tea at 221B found some amazing illustrations by an artist named “Robert Fawcett…From 1952 to 1953 Adrian Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan’s youngest son, wrote a total of one dozen “Sherlock Holmes” stories with John Dickson Carr. Published in both Good Housekeeping and Colliers. All twelve stories were illustrated by Robert Fawcett. The stories were published in the book: The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes.”
[One of Robert Fawcett’s illustration from JD Carr and Adrian Doyle The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes.]
I know I’m a little late on the uptake, but I wanted to post my own response to the recent garbage put forward by Phillip Shreffler. Now, I’m not any big name in the Sherlockian fandom in any way(and yes, it is a fandom whether Mr. Shreffler wants to admit it or not), I’ve barely got any followers, but I’m a Sherlockian, damnit, and I’m an offended Sherlockian. So here is what I have to say.
Yes, I am a woman. Yes, I am under 25 (barely). Yes, I use the internet. And apparently these three simple things mean I can’t enjoy Sherlock Holmes in the correct way. I considered putting in the fact that I’m fairly well-educated, in the process of earning two master’s degrees in a well-respected American institution , as if this background should somehow help ease the fact that I have a vagina. But I decided that neither my education, nor anyone else’s, should have an effect on the kind of things one is allowed to enjoy, and, furthermore, if Mr. Shreffler is as old-fashioned as his remarks imply, he’d probably prefer that women stayed out of Academia and went back, quiet and obedient, to the kitchen.
I grew up on the Sherlock Holmes canon. When all the other kids went out to recess, I sat in the library and pulled out random books. It was in third grade, I believe, when I discovered Arthur Conan Doyle’s work and sincerely enjoyed it. I’ve read through all of the stories several times throughout my life, always finding new things to marvel at and new layers I didn’t see the time before. When my parents discovered how much I enjoyed the work, they introduced me to the adaptations featuring both Rathborne and Brett, but I was unimpressed. They were too close to canon, and I, as someone who was perfectly capable of visualizing the stories without the aid of the television, got bored quickly. I was severely skeptical when I heard of a new, modern adaptation, and put off watching it for quite some time. However, when I finally did watch it, I was floored. Not because I think being modern makes it inherently “better” or “easier for my young, simple mind to comprehend” but by the very fact that it isn’t an exact repetition of the canon. Gatiss and Moffat know the canon inside and out, and they play with it and twist it and when you know the canon beforehand, this gives BBC Sherlock a startling depth.
That being said, I know plenty of people who can (and do) watch and enjoy Sherlock without any prior knowledge of the stories. And you know what? That. Is. Okay. Mr. Shreffler can’t pretend for a minute that everyone who watched earlier Holmes adaptations had read the canon stories first. Do I think knowing the canon adds something to the experience of watching any adaptation of Sherlock Holmes? Yes. Do I think that people who haven’t read canon but still enjoy the BBC show are stupid, vapid fangirls? Absolutely not. Remove the fact that this is an adaptation of a book and BBC Sherlock still remains a fantastic program. The acting is brilliant, the writing is fantastic – over a course of only six episodes the audience is completely pulled in and emotionally attached to the characters, which is no easy feat. And while we’re on the subject, yes, I will admit to being attracted to Benedict Cumberbatch. But, magically, I find myself able to simultaneously appreciate him for the marvelous actor that he is and his stunning portrayal of Holmes. Imagine that.
Now, this business of “fandom” vs. “elite of devotees.” The whole idea is outrageous – that we are somehow better and more intellectual than people who, say, enjoy watching Doctor Who or Downton Abbey or, God forbid, Harry Potter. Furthermore, the historic evidence doesn’t hold. By claiming a true Sherlockian as someone not “fanatic” about the subject, Mr. Shreffler must be forgetting the people at the turn of the 20th century naming their children after the characters, or, better yet, those who outright mourned the death of a fictional character and attacked Doyle, forcing him to bring the detective back.
What originally brought me to Sherlock Holmes, as a young child, was the belief that this was a collection of stories that told me it was okay to be different, that two people with such opposite personalities as Holmes and Watson could be friends, and that being looked upon as strange and abnormal was sometimes a good thing. Apparently, I was wrong. Clearly what I should have picked up on was the need to be high-brow, arrogant, stifling, and judgmental of people who want to talk with me about our mutual interests. My mistake. Thanks for setting me on the right path, Mr. Shreffler.
Update #2 for the Baker Street Babes/Baker Street Journal Giveaway
First we would like to express our thanks for your patience in recent days. As a lot of you know, things have been crazy for all the Babes. Real life just sort of creeped up on all of us. But let’s get down to business.
After we posted our first update stating our problem with seeing all the notes attached to our Baker Street Journal giveaway, two lovely followers brought to our attention that Tumblr has recently put into their policy some guidelines when it comes to giveaways that we were unaware of. And because of this, the notes we could see on reblogs was limited. Out of the 1500+ notes, we were only able to see 350+. After some discussion, we have decided to void the initial giveaway due to the fact we can’t see all who entered. We wanted to be fair to all the people who participated.
But there is some good news. We found a solution and starting today, we are restarting the giveaway!
The giveaway is exactly the same, except for two small changes: As a thank you for your patience, there will be FOUR winners this time around (Thanks Chris Redmond for the BSJ donation!) and to enter you will click on a link that takes you to a form where you will provide your Tumblr URL to be recorded FOR OUR EYES ONLY. It’s as simple as that! We’ll pick the winners from the list of people who entered, and when that’s finalized we’ll delete all the information. We promise not to keep, distribute, or use the information maliciously.
Our next post will be The Baker Street Babes/BSJ Giveaway TAKE 2!! Just click on the link in the post and enter your details. “Reblogs” and “Likes” will NOT count this time around, but please feel free to spread the word on the giveaway!
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you all for your patience. We love all of you fantastic followers, and want to do right by you. Thank you!
And the winners are....
Now that they have been confirmed, here are the winners of the Baker Street Babes/BSJ Giveaway TAKE 2:
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Congratulations to all the winners! We hope you enjoy the Baker Street Journals when they arrive!
And thank you to all the participants!
The e-Baker Street Journal v2
Over a decade ago, The Baker Street Journal did the unthinkable: it entered into the electronic age. That is to say, it released a CD-ROM containing every issue from 1946-2000, debuted its web site and introduced an online ordering system.
And while the Baker Street Irregulars are not yet offering an electronic subscription option to the BSJ (we believe it to be inevitable, considering what’s been happening in the news and book industry over the course of the last, oh decade or so, but we certainly don’t expect it in the near term), theJournal has come a long way in its recent history. From updating the style of the wrappers to including a different cover image on each new issue, the physical version is much more pleasing to the eyes and hands.
And the Journal, which has for years offered advertising space within its own pages, has begun sponsoring other outlets worthy of association, such as The Baker Street Babes and I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcasts. We trust that those affiliations have garnered the attention of a new swath of fans who have discovered Sherlock Holmes in a variety of manners.
For those interested in understanding what happens between the yellow covers can get a sample by clicking on the Current Contents section of the site, which at minimum will show the Editor’s Gas-Lamp.
In addition, there are Featured Articles that provide a decent round-up of recent writings about the Sherlock Holmes stories, and of course some of the past winners of the Morley-Montgomery Award (for the best article in the BSJ each year) are available as well. And for a fuller understanding of some of the scholarship that made it into those pages over the course of the first 50 years, there are electronic indexes available (thanks to the hard work of Donald Redmond, BSI).
Of course, the world moves ahead and the BSJ continued to publish in the decade since the CD-ROM first was made available. So the Irregulars have decided to update the first volume, expand it to include more of the current information and update the format.
The eBSJ v2 provides a PDF archive of all BSJ issues from 1946-2011, including all the Christmas Annuals, on a single DVD. The the new eBSJ adds 55 issues from 2001-2011, plus makes other improvements to the original CD files and is priced at $149.95.
And for owners of the current CD-ROM version of the BSJ, there is a limited time offer for a $100 discount that the BSI is offering. If you’re attending the BSI Weekend, just bring Disk 4 of your set with you to the Merchants Room and the set will be only $49.95 - a $100 discount off of the $149.95 list price. If you’re not attending the BSI Weekend, the offer is still good, but only until May 1, 2013. Online ordering, with additional information, will be available from the BSJ website in the week after the BSI weekend.
Until then you can find more out about the offer at this link, or in the embedded version of it below.