Just a little note - two years ago today, we set up a little Twitter account named Sherlockology, which has grown into something that completely eclipses any expectations we may have had on May 11 2011.
So on what is effectively our second Birthday, we just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the hundreds of thousands of others who follow us on our social media accounts and on our website!
Now, we’re off to celebrate with lunch at Speedy’s Cafe! Thanks everyone!
And so ends 2012, a packed year for BBC Sherlock and for Sherlockology itself. It’s the close of our first full year of running the website and all the connected social accounts, and ‘full’ is certainly the right word when looking back on the past twelve months.
A complex, blockbuster-style political thriller, Secret State may at times verge on the ludicrous thanks to the scale of its plot, but is rescued by the sterling work of its cast, including Rupert Graves.
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.
Highlights and hilarity from The Game is On: An Afternoon with Mark Gatiss and Friends
Out of all venues for an event dedicated to the discussion of an interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, there could be none better than the Criterion Theatre, located on one of London’s most famous junctions - Piccadilly Circus - and next to the Criterion Bar, famous as the place where Doctor John Watson first heard the name ‘Sherlock Holmes’ spoken aloud by Stamford in A Study in Scarlet.
The Game is On: An Afternoon with Mark Gatiss and friends was held in support of London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard. Since the event was recorded by LLGS, this isn’t a full transcript of what occurred, but rather a collection of many of its highlights that relate most directly to Sherlock. All told, The Game is On was a raucous and hilarious time, with anecdotes coming thick and fast throughout its duration to an almost bewildering, and extremely face aching degree.
Sherlockology’s Instagram images are now available on instagram.com
We’ve just been notified that our new website profile has been activated on Instagram’s brand new website, so you can now view all our images in one easily browsable place even if you don’t have the mobile App!
POSTER SALES at THE GAME IS ON: AN AFTERNOON WITH MARK GATISS AND FRIENDS
We’ve been in contact again with London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard to find out more about the sales process of the Signed Posters during The Game is On at the Criterion Theatre on Sunday November 11 2012, and here’s what they’ve told us:
There aren’t a confirmed number of posters that will be available for sale, but we’re assured there will be a ‘reasonable’ amount.
Sales of the posters will take place in the main bar of the Criterion Theatre, so they will not be available for purchase by non ticket holders.
Sales will take place during the interval and after the talk, not before to discourage early queuing.
In a further addition, it’s been confirmed that Photography by patrons is prohibited, but a photographer has been booked for the event so good quality photographs will be available for all to see soon afterwards.
We’ve collected all other updates for The Game is On: An Afternoon with Mark Gatiss and Friends on our website.