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Study Group

Friends of the
Sherlock Holmes
Collections at the
University of Minnesota



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On August 9-11, 2013, The Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota and the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota will hold a conference to explore aspects of Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Place. Conference sessions will take place at the Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota, home of the Sherlock Holmes Collections, the world’s largest collection of Sherlock Holmes-related material, and at The Commons Hotel on the University of Minnesota campus.

The conference will feature presentations by a stellar group of international Sherlockians, vendor tables, a silent auction of selected duplicate items from the Collections, an exhibit of rare and unique materials from the Collections, a dramatic performance by the Red-Throated League of the Norwegian Explorers, and the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections.

For more details, including information on lodging and transportation, see the PDF brochure and registration form (right-click to download)

Mattias Boström, B.S.I.
Michael Eckman
Marcus Geisser, B.S.I.
Don Hobbs, B.S.I.
Roger Johnson, B.S.I.
Leslie Klinger, B.S.I.
Guy Marriott, B.S.I.
Bill Mason
Marsha Pollak, A.S.H., B.S.I.
Chris Redmond, M.Bt., B.S.I.
Marina Stajic, A.S.H., B.S.I.
Jean Upton, A.S.H., B.S.I.

Panel discussion: "May I introduce Mr Holmes: connecting new audiences to the Canon,"
moderated by Pj Doyle, A.S.H, B.S.I., featuring
  • Elaine & Joe Coppola, B.S.I. of the Beacon Society
  • Matt Laffey of the Always 1895 blog
  • Mary Loving, editor of Explorations and keeper of the Norwegian Explorers Facebook page and Twitter account
Friday, Aug. 9
1:30 pm Chris Redmond
2:30 pm Marcus Geisser
3:30 pm Guy Marriott
5:00 pm Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections Meeting with guest speaker Palle Schantz Lauridsen
Saturday, August 10
9:00 am Marsha Pollak
10:00 am Don Hobbs
11:00 am Bill Mason
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Roger Johnson and Jean Upton
2:30 pm Marina Stajic
3:30 pm Mattias Boström
7:00 pm Banquet with Guest Speaker Les Klinger
Sunday, August 11
9:30 am Michael Eckman
10:30 am Panel with Pj Doyle, Joe and Elaine Coppola, Matt Laffey, and Mary Loving
11:30 am Live radio play by The Red-Throated League
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View the complete schedule along with titles of talks, photos and bios of speakers, and information about the sponsoring organizations on our free conference app for iPhones, iPads or Android devices! Go to from your mobile browser to download and install YappBox, then type in your name and YSU53R to load the conference app.

The registration fee of $165 per person includes all presentations, Saturday lunch and banquet dinner, refreshments at breaks and conference keepsakes. Additional Saturday evening banquet dinners for guests are $40 per person. Please make your check payable to "The Norwegian Explorers" and return it with your filled out reservation form on the PDF brochure no later than July 26, 2013 to the address on the form.

Or, register via PayPal by selecting the number of registrations, and additional banquet dinners if applicable, and clicking the Pay Now button(s) below.
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