Welcome to a Scintillation of Scions!
"A Scintillation of Scions" is an annual symposium of fans of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Created in 2008 by Jacquelynn Boost Morris (ASH, BSI) and sponsored by Watson's Tin Box of Ellicott City, MD (USA), the event draws attendees from around the U.S. and Canada and features speakers -- from first-timers to experienced lecturers -- offering brief talks on subjects related to the famous sleuth of Baker Street, the era that spawned him, and the culture that continues to celebrate him.
We see the Scintillation as a kind of Sherlockian family reunion, and throughout the day we offer many opportunities for attendees to socialize. The camaraderie among Sherlockians is legendary: we hope you'll come and experience this for yourself!
A note about the name: "scintillate" is a term used several times in the Canon by Holmes himself in (ironic?) praise of some deduction made by the good Dr. Watson. And a "scion" society is an affiliate of the Baker Street Irregulars; many (though not all) Sherlock Holmes groups bear this designation, making "What's your scion?" an oft-heard question at fan gatherings. "A Scintillation of Scions," then, is our coinage for a collection of folks representing many different Sherlockian societies and/or corners of fandom, all coming together for fun and fellowship among other devotees of the Great Detective.
Whether you're a member of a scion or not, you are welcome to let Scintillation be a place where you can shine!
Karen Wilson, ASH
A Scintillation of Scions XI
A Scintillation of Scions is a fan-run event. All involved with managing the event are volunteers, including the organizer and committee. Volunteers pay their own registration fees.
Proceeds from registration are used to cover web costs, all event expenses, and donations to Sherlock Holmes-related projects which are publicly announced on this site.
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Watch this space for more stories from past Scintillation attendees.