Thursday 23 April 2015

Details for the first Conan Doyle Convention( Knightswatch Press)

Please find below the details for the first Conan Doyle Convention hosted by KnightsWatch Press in Birmingham, England on 30th May 2015. If you get the chance to share the details with your friends and acquaintances  then that would be much appreciated
Greetings All,
The 30th of May is the day – The day of the very first Conan Doyle convention being hosted by KnightsWatch Press. This is a first for the gang at KnightsWatch and we would be delighted to host you for free so you can join with us in all the hijinks inspired by Conan Doyle’s Eponymous scientific hero, Professor Challenger. We’ll also be talking Holmes and Mycroft.
The City Tavern, Birmingham is the place – The place to be for all Conan Doyle fans where we will kick things off with a discussion led by our special guest Tom Ue from the university College of London about Conan Doyle’s little known scientific hero, Professor Challenger.
Next will be a panel Hosted by Michael R Brush on Sherlock vs Challenger where we will debate the great differences between Detective and Scientist.
But that’s not all. Along with the launch of an amazing Challenger short story collection, compiled and edited by the KnightsWatch Team, we will also be hosting a panel, led by Theresa Derwin, on Steampunk vs Historical fiction where we will discuss how the Victorian Era inspired the world of literature and how Steampunk became a new genre of literature.
All of this is enough to whet the appetite but there’s more books a coming. Michael R Brush will be releasing his very own book centred around the character Mr Holmes – Mycroft Holmes that is, in an utterly new and original story that explores the famous sleuth’s brother. Look out for Mycroft Holmes and the Necromancer by Michael R Brush.
Finally, we move on to the day’s main event. A 90 minute play, presented by Don’t Go into The Cellar, which explores The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes.
This is an event for all Conan Doyle fans both young and old, we welcome you one and all and look forward to you joining us at Conan Doyle Con.
For free ticket places, interviews, review copies of the books or more information contact KnightsWatch CEO Theresa Derwin at
Tel: 07929 923 734

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Each slot is 50 minutes with a ten minute comfort break at the end (included in times below)
Introduction: 12:15 - 12:30 KnightWatch Press (Theresa Derwin)
12:30 - 13:30 Tom Ue on Professor Challenger
13:30 - 14:30 Panel: Exploring Doyle's Worlds: Sherlock vs Challenger (Michael R Brush, Steve Lockley, Jan Edwards, Tom Ue)
14:30 - 15:30 Book Launch: Challenger Unbound (anthology of Challenger adventures) & Mycroft & the Necromancer Michael R Brush
15:30 - 16:30 Panel: Steampunk vs Historical Fiction: What did the Victorians Ever Inspire us To? (Rhys Hughes, S G Mullholland, Theresa Derwin)
16:30 - 18:15 Don't Go Into the Cellar presents the 90 minute play 'The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes

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