June 9 - 10, 2017
Sheraton BWI Airport Hotel
1100 Old Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090
"Excellent, Watson! You scintillate today."
Welcome to A Scintillation of Scions!
The Scintillation is an annual symposium of fans of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, sponsored by Watson's Tin Box in Maryland, USA.
Our event includes speakers and attendees from around the U.S., as well as local Sherlockians. The tradition we have established is to have at least one first-time presenter in order to offer an opportunity for them to have the experience of public speaking to a friendly crowd.
We see the Scintillation as a Sherlockian family reunion. During the day's festivities we offer many opportunities for attendees to socialize. There is afternoon tea/luncheon over which old friendships are renewed and new friendships are begun. The camaraderie and long-time friendships of Sherlockians are legendary. Please come and experience this for yourself!
Jacquelynn Morris, ASH, BSI
Creator and Organizer of A Scintillation of Scions
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.
For 2017 we continue to support The House of Ruth (www.hruth.org) with proceeds from our fundraising at the event.
...but when an object is good and a client is sufficiently illustrious...
To commemorate the tenth year of A Scintillation of Scions we have asked past attendees to share their memories. We also asked those who are first time attendees to share what they are most looking forward to at the event. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing memories and hopes for this years event.
My first time attending was at SoS III. I was allowed to give a talk about the true location of 221b. (Turns out I made a HUGE mistake.) I got to meet some great people, create some (hopefully) lifelong friendships, see Poe's grave and his former house, and enjoy the company of other Sherlockians. It was an amazing weekend, and I have been back every year since. (And plan to always do so.) This is truly one of the best gatherings of the faithful anywhere in the world.
~ Vincent W. Wright
First time attendee, Courtney Powers (Founder of Sherlockian society The Avenging Winters of Albany), is most looking forward to seeing those friends she hasn't seen since before her son was born and meeting new friends.