scintillation of scions

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Scintillation of Scions was tonight and we had such an amazing time. Curly spoke at the conference and we’ll be writing up on that and posting her talk (which made people CRY seriously, she’s got some magical power to do that) tomorrow. BUT look at ALL THE GOODIES! SO MANY GOODIES!

That is a Basil of Baker Street movie poster SIGNED BY EVE TITUS (the author who wrote the original stories!) RIGHT?!?!?!?!

A Collier’s ad for Sherlock Holmes returning from 1908, epic nametag of epicness, and then.. aw guys. The very sweet girls at SherlockNYC bought me a FIRST FUCKING EDITION of Basil of Baker Street. AAAAAAAHHHHH!!!! It’s BEAUTIFUL. The sounds I made… I was seriously rendered dumb for ages. I cannot thank them enough, it was such a surprise and unneeded but fuck if I am not cherishing it to pieces.

Taylor grabbed Les Klinger’s annotated Sherlock Holmes and TONS of books, plus one of our own prints. Jenn went on a Hounds of Baskerville binge and got various versions of it.

The Dealer’s Room was real bad for the wallet…

AGH! Guys, this event was just amazing and so flattering and touching and gyaaahhh.

But no. I made people cry. (yes, I changed from third person to first, bite me).

For the record, the title of my talk as The Validation of the Internet Fandom: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Fandom and the Age of Tumblr. It was very well received, as in people stopping me as I walked back to my seat to tell me. Multiple people. I was so touched and yeah… too many feelings at the moment. Will post it tomorrow with more pictures and delightful things. It was a beautiful day.

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2013. Hot damn.

It’s hard to summarize a year that’s been so crazy. It all started with being invited to the BSI Dinner, which was a huge deal, personally, for me. We held our first event at BSI Weekend, The Daintiest Thing Under A Bonnet Charity Ball, and raised nearly $3,000 for The Wounded Warrior Project. BSBs Kafers and Ardy were able to make it over to NYC for the event, and at the end of the ball, Melinda was inducted as a BSB.

From there it was 221B Con (which BSB Taylor is a board member) where we got to do a live podcast to a crowd over 100 people and be on a ton of panels. It was the first time I got to meet BSB Amy and Sarah in person, and was an amazing weekend, getting to meet fellow fans and gosh, fans of ours. That’s always such a humbling experience.

Scintillation of Scions was at the beginning of summer, where both Lyndsay and myself were presenters.

It was at SDCC that I felt most honored to be part of this amazing Sherlock fandom. Along with The Nerdy Girlie, Sherlock DC, & Being Geek Chic, I hosted SherlockeDCC: a Sherlock party that boasted 400 guests including the Sherlock team of Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, Mark Gatiss, and both the teams from BBC Worldwide and PBS. It was an experience I can’t even begin to describe. It was a pride I had never felt and also sheer terror, haha. Through that we got our 11th BSB, Liz, who runs Being Geek Chic. Just one away from a dozen, now!

For myself, it also sparked my desire to do this professionally. I moved back to London and started a course in radio, which I am insanely happy in: getting to play both producer and presenter. It’s all due to Sherlock and its fandom, and so to memorialize that, I got 221B tattooed. It’s where this all came from, it’s what inspired me. Thank you all, so very much, for all you’ve done.

The invitation to see The Empty Hearse was a moment of sheer joy and I may have cried a little.

For two and a half years we’ve been doing this podcast and each year is better than the last. That’s all down to you. Thank you for your support and we hope 2014 will be even more amazing… we have a feeling it will be.

With much love and even more respect,

Kristina aka Curly