Sherlockology has grown dramatically since we first began, but we haven’t forgotten how we started out. One of the first campaigns we ran on our website was an Advent Calendar for December 2011, A 221b Christmas, featuring a story told from the points of view of multiple characters as Sherlock rapidly solves a modernised version of The Blue Carbuncle whilst dodging the horrors of the Met Police Christmas party.
Due to popular demand, we’ve created an Advent Calendar for Christmas 2012. Simply visit our website everyday leading up to December 25th and you can read a new entry presented in the style of the excellent Sherlock: The Casebook, following Sherlock and John as they attempt to unravel a new and complex case: Silverstone Blaze.
Along with every new advent casebook page, you’ll also get the chance to enter our daily draw to win a copy of the Sherlock 2013 wall calendar, kindly donated by the lovely folks at Danilo.
But that’s not all!! Be sure to visit and enter every day for your chance to win a money can’t buy prize kindly donated by the wonderful people at BBC Shop which will be revealed on Christmas Day. The more daily draws you enter the more chances you’ll have in the final Christmas Day draw.
SHERLOCK DESKTOP WALLPAPER WEDNESDAY!
It is about time we updated our Sherlock Desktop Wallpapers as we’ve had the original set for some time now and felt it was time for a change.
We hope to offer a range of different Sherlock themed wallpapers to choose from over the upcoming months, but thought we’d start off with some character wallpapers for you to choose from.
To download the wallpaper of your favourite Sherlock character, visit the ‘Downloads and Extras’ area of our website by clicking HERE
THE GAME IS ON - AN AFTERNOON WITH MARK GATISS & FRIENDS
The Game Is On! Spend an afternoon with Mark Gatiss & Friends in support of London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard.
Actor and writer Mark Gatiss will host an exclusive fundraiser on Sunday 11th November (3:00 pm at The Criterion Theatre, London) in support of London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard. The Game Is On: An Afternoon with Mark Gatiss & Friends will feature a Q&A session with Mark and special guests from his career working on hit shows such as BBC1’s ‘Sherlock’. Fans will have the opportunity to participate by submitting questions via email in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Game Is On will raise funds for the charity’s information and support services to the LGBT community, which include a free and confidential telephone helpline, instant messaging and email support.
Laura Skedgell from London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard said: “We’re delighted to present this Q&A event hosted by our Patron, Mark Gatiss. It promises to be an unmissable afternoon of entertainment for fans of Mark and his cult shows, which will help us to continue to support the LGBT community on issues from coming out to going out and everything in between.”
Tickets for The Game Is On cost £20-£40 and are available from Ticket Master.
Which Sherlock episode was your favourite that you and Steven created?
A Scandal in Belgravia by a mile. It’s such a beautiful piece of work. It honours the original story but extrapolates amazing things from it. It’s funny, weird, scary, thrilling and, ultimately, very moving.
From a new interview conducted by Hampstead Theatre via Twitter, to mark the opening tonight of 55 Days starring Mark Gatiss. Read the full interview here, and check here for ticket information on the play, running until November 24 2012.
Sherlock 2013 Calendar back cover revealed
The back cover of the Sherlock 2013 calendar has just been revealed on Twitter. It features the main images of all twelve monthly interior spreads.
You can preorder the calendar, due for release in the UK on October 1 2012, here on Amazon UK. Regional Amazon sites, including Amazon US, France and Germany will also be carrying the calendar.
UPDATE: Danilo Calendars have contacted us to say that despite appearances from this back cover image, the calendar WILL showcase ALL characters from the series - there is imagery accompanying the calendar grid each month that is not shown here.
So I’ve been making these paper figures for myself for a while (they’re lining the walls of my studio), and I thought I’d make them available to everyone else. For free. Every Monday. Print the figures out yourself on your own printer, or you can take them to your local print shop (that’s what I do) for the best quality.
I figured I’d start with a set of figures from the BBC show SHERLOCK, given that if it weren’t for that marvelous show I probably wouldn’t be on tumblr in the first place.
I don’t usually do backgrounds for these, but this set comes with a Baker Street diorama, because come on, Baker Street.
Anyway, click here to download the print file. It’s a little shy of 27MB, which isn’t HUGE, but it’s probably better suited to a laptop or a desktop than a phone. If you want to get OTHER paper figure sets, just go to the paper figure page at CroganAdventures.com and pick out the set(s) you want (more of these will pop up each Monday, so check back each week or follow to see what’s new).
I want as many folks as possible who might enjoy these to see ‘em. So I’m doing a
Since this is the first of what’ll be lots and lots of these sets, I’m gonna make this contest a BIG one. THREE winners!
• First Prize: A professionally printed set of the Sherlock figures, a set of my Arthur Conan Doyle stories Sherlock Holmes figures, and AN ORIGINAL PAPER FIGURE OF YOUR CHOICE THAT I WILL DRAW JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT IT. Maybe you’ll want a portrait of yourself in a London constable outfit so that you can hang out in Baker Street with the others. Maybe you want red pants John. Maybe you want the hound. Maybe you want something entirely unrelated to Sherlock, like the janitor from Scrubs or Totoro. So long as I consider it within the bounds of good taste (I do make all ages comics, after all), it’s your call. You’ll get the digital file, a professionally printed copy, AND the original art. Usually I charge eighty bucks for one of these, so that’s a real steal!
• Second Prize: A professionally printed set of the Sherlock figures, a set of my Arthur Conan Doyle stories Sherlock Holmes figures
• Third Prize: A set of my Arthur Conan Doyle stories Sherlock Holmes figures
And, because it’s important to share, whomever the winners reblogged from will ALSO receive the same prize as their follower winner! (winners who reblog from themselves only get one prize, and there’s no additional prize if you reblog directly from me)
• likes aren’t eligible, ONLY reblogs.
• You can reblog as often as you like, but Tumblr only shows your most recent reblog, so you’ll only show up once. Sorry. Tumblr’s doing, not mine.
• You don’t have to follow me to win, but I’ll be doing contests like this fairly regularly and posting new figures along with occasional contest updates, so it might be an easy way to keep up.
• I’m lousy with numbers, so no spreadsheets or anything like that for me, because if I tried it I’d end up leaving people off. I’m going to use a random number generator (random.org) to pick a number. If that number happens to be a reblog, it wins! If it’s a like, I pick another random number, and repeat ‘til there’s a winner. I’ll do third place first, then second, then first.
• The winners will be chosen at 4am Eastern Time early on Saturday, September 29th. I’ll be helping to run the SCAD-Atlanta 24-hour comics event, so there will be plenty of witnesses on hand and we’ll make a big to-do about it. Obviously, no reblogs after 4am Eastern on September 29th will be eligible.
• If this reaches 5K notes, I’ll add another prize. Something fun.
As always, art collectors can find the originals on my original art page.
Screening on BBC One on Sunday September 9 2012 at 20:30BST, Inspector George Gently: The Lost Child is the third episode of the fifth series of the period police drama starring Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby, and features Mark Gatiss in a guest role.
We don’t usually share this kind of thing, but this did make us laugh.
Spotted over on facebook.
So like all good detectives, we wanted to get to the bottom of the question of Sherlock’s ‘Death Date’, as many of you have been discussing it and it would appear the first anniversary of his supposed suicide is very soon.
WHAT WE KNOW:
1. John posted on his blog, “He was my best friend and I’ll always believe in him”, which has the date as 16th June, with the exact year unspecified.
2. The sports news on the back page of The Sun featuring the headline of Sherlock’s suicide we see Mycroft reading in The Diogenes Club dates the events in the newspaper around Sunday 3rd July 2011, with the paper itself published the day after on Monday 4th July 2011.
3. Donovan states earlier in the episode, “They’re at St. Aldates. Posh boarding place down in Surrey.” And Lestrade continues, “School break, all the other boarders went home.” A private boarding school in the UK breaks up for the summer holidays in early July, usually on a Saturday. The fact that the boarders have gone home suggests end of year rather than half term, not to mention Reichenbach is pretty fast paced after the recovery of the kidnapped children [the cab chase, the arrest, the snipers, confronting Kitty, John’s visit to The Diogenese and Mycroft, Sherlock’s visit to Molly and finally John and Sherlock meeting up again at St. Barts, leading directly to the rooftop confrontation with Moriarty], and an educated guess would suggest these proceeding events took place over hours rather than days and certainly not weeks to fit in with it being a break in term time.
We know then that there are some inconsistencies, so we thought the best thing to do was to consult the blogger himself, and we don’t mean John Watson, but Joe Lidster.
Joe told us, “Trying to get all the dates to fit was tricky - especially when there’s lots of different people working on the different aspects of the show.”
Obviously in situations like this, it’s easy for something to slip through, no matter how meticulous you are, and Joe suggested, “I’d go with the July date.”
Considering the blogs counter is stuck at 1895, we all agreed that when Jim hacked into John’s blog the week before, he probably infected it with a virus that messed up all the dates. Tongue no doubt planted firmly in cheek, Joe added, “Yeah. That’s what happened.”
So we may not be any closer to having an exact date for Sherlock’s ‘Death Day’, but we now know at least why there are small differences between the episode and the blog.
N.B. According to the canon, Sherlock Holmes died May 4th, 1891. The case of (BBC) Sherlock’s Death Date has certainly been a three patch problem worthy of Sherlock Holmes himself, and hopefully a puzzle to be resolved in series 3.