Sunday, April 17, 2016

221B Con in Atlanta, Part Two: The Swag

Sherlock name ribbons

Kerry tells us more about the Sherlock Holmes 221B Con in Atlanta. 

I’ve already given a few particulars about the recent Sherlock Holmes conference that I attended: 221B Con. I also wanted to show some of the creativity that went into the whole event. The fans that attended went all out. They had fun dressing in costumes and attending panels on topics such as Costuming on a Budget and Villains of Sherlock Holmes. There were name badge stickers with clever sayings and bracelets advertising different groups. In addition, some of the hardcore fans of the genre took it to the next level and decorated their hotel doors with their favorite items of interest. 

Some of them celebrated the shipping of Sherlock and Molly (see previous Mystery Playground post containing conference vocabulary terms: shipping refers to a relationship that the fans create between two characters.)

Other attendees clearly love the BBC Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and our guest of honor David Nellist.

It was anything goes when it came to showing your love for everything Sherlock and Watson. It was a lot of fun to walk down the hall and see what each fan had created. The Victorian episode, The Abominable Bride, was a big favorite. This door represents that episode and several girls at the conference dressed up as brides.

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