A Famous Waterfall
The Red Circle met on September 22, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, with 39 old and new hands assembled for the festivities.
Our featured speaker was Bill Hyder, who worked at the Baltimore Sun as a reporter, editor, and columnist, and is a member of many Sherlockian societies, including the Red Circle of Washington, the Six Napoleons of Baltimore, and the Baker Street Irregulars (in which he holds the Investiture “A Most Valuable Institution”). He has participated in Baltimore’s annual “Saturday with Sherlock Holmes” as a speaker, host, and organizer, and has edited and introduced The Napoleon Bust Business Again (the BSI’s manuscript volume for “The Six Napoleons”) and Sherlockian Saturdays at the Pratt (a splendid survey of three decades of Canonical scholarship from the annual event.
At the meeting Bill presented an entertaining and learned discussion of “Evolution in Baker Street”, exploring with skill and humor the many ways in which the Sherlockian world has changed over the decades, and you can read his paper here.
There were many members at the meeting who had traveled to distant lands, and we heard reports about Sherlockian explorations in England, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, Spain, and Switzerland's Reichenbach Falls. One does indeed “hear of Sherlock everywhere,” as someone once said.
And as always, we were delighted to welcome new members, from various generations, some long-time Sherlockians, and others Sherlockians to be.