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Following last year’s first ever official Sherlock convention, a new 3-day event has been announced today.
Organised by Massive Events in association with Hartswood Films and Showmasters Ltd, Sherlocked will feature an array of Sherlock themed activities, star guests from cast & crew, talks, photoshoots, autograph opportunities and more.
Sherlocked will take place in both the UK and the US.
The UK event will be held on Friday 23 September, Saturday 24 September and Sunday 25 September 2016. More information on the UK event will be released at midday on Wednesday 20 January.
Dates for the US event will be announced later this month.
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The recent Sherlock special has enjoyed multi-million dollar box office success around the world. ‘The Abominable Bride’ aired on New Year’s Day in the UK, where it attracted 11.6 million viewers to BBC One.
Benedict Cumberbatch & Andrew Scott meeting #NTYoungPatrons competition winners Moira & Gaelle @theclubattheivy
If you could have afternoon tea at the @theclubattheivy with anyone who would it be? BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH & ANDREW SCOTT you say?!
Well, Young Patrons made this happen for online competition winners Moira and Gaëlle! These travel, theater and Sherlock aficionados entered our raffle after seeing it advertised online when looking for some discount theater tickets and couldn’t quite believe that they had won when we phoned them!
Benedict, Andrew, Moira and Gaëlle spent two hours chatting about everything from family, film, theater and even the trampoline in their back garden, over Nyetimber Wines English sparkling wine and a 3 course afternoon tea.
The Victorian version of Sherlock is coming to the big screen, executive producer Steven Moffat announced to Comic-Con today. When it comes out in “the next year, we hope,” the EP said, the Christmas special of the series co-produced by BBC and PBS and starring Benedict Cumberbatch will be released in “select theaters” around the world. A sneak peek shown before the panel started showed the Great Detective in his original 19th century garb and setting. The brief glimpse seemed to strongly and amusingly suggest that Sherlock and housekeeper Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs) are not fans of Dr. John Watson’s (Martin Freeman) writings of Holmes’ adventures, with both critiquing his flourishes and tone.
When it comes to other writing, Moffat told the crowd that he actually hasn’t started writing Season 4 of the show yet.
Fellow EP Sue Vertue and actor Rupert Graves joined Moffat onstage in a full Ballroom 20. As in past years when Cumberbatch wasn’t in attendance, the actor appeared in a video to say hello to fans. The video kicked off as a message from Andy Scott, who plays Holmes’ archrival Moriarty on the show. Scott is working on the upcoming James Bond pic Spectre. Then Cumberbatch appeared along with EP Mark Gatiss, who also plays Holmes’ brother in the series. The two of them are appearing in Hamlet in the UK. Scott ended the video with a paraphrase of Moriatry’s trademark line, “Hello, Comic-Con. Miss me?”
IT is hard to convey to someone who just doesn’t “get it“, just how much an event like Sherlocked can give a girl like me.
“It is just a TV show”, they said. “It’s nothing more than paid-for stalking,” they imply. Do I care what they think? Nope. Because what’s just happened will stay with me for the rest of my life.
I paid out for a gold pass and it was perfect, in my opinion, for a busy and rewarding convention experience. I know people who got a basic weekend pass and loved it equally, so there really was something for everyone.
As a first-time foray into the world of convention, I thought it was bloody brilliant. There were a few things I would probably change for future events, but overall, I came away realizing I didn’t have any time where I did not have something to do or see, in fact I didn’t eat at all while the event was going on.
I really liked the picture experience, and particularly the dance music which played in Photo Booth 1 which really ramped up the atmosphere and excitement. I was worried I would look stupid, but I came away happy with all but one of them! The joy shone through my goofiness I think. I got oodles of cuddles, lots of silliness and even Rupert Graves shouting “NOT REALLY” in my ear.
And then there was Benedict. I had my drawing to give him, but there didn’t appear to be a gift table as I had been told there probably would be. So, I chanced it, and got ready to give it to him at the photo. No one stopped me, and I couldn’t believe it. The conversation between us was a bit of a ramble, but he looked at it for some time, and said he loved it. He asked if I would like to have it in our photo, so we did. He was wonderful, and charming, and I feel so lucky to have had this opportunity.
Minutes later, I saw him very briefly again, as I was lucky enough to have a group photo with my dear friends Linda and Sheridan, which was FANTASTIC! And then it was time for the talk. It was very interesting, Benedict was jovial and happy although I later found out he was really unwell. The fact he didn’t cancel was nothing short of a miracle, let alone fulfill his thousands of obligations.
Anyway, I stuck my hand up for a questions. I still don’t know why. And I got picked. What followed is so embarrassing.
Me: “Hello, I’m Clare and I’m from the Isle of Wight.”
Benedict: “Where are you Clare? Oh, there you are, hello Clare.”
Me: “Hello darling.”
He laughed, said he married on the Island. I asked my question and he gave me a long and interesting answer – it felt like we were the only people in the room for a split second 🙂
After that, Saturday was a blur but we ended it with a great group pic in Mycroft’s Office with my girls Bex, Ollie and Claire.
Sunday was more relaxed, and Mark and Andrew’s talk was one of the highlights with so much comedy. Una, Lara and Loo were next up and that was, again, a joy. Sunday was my friend Claire’s day. She got to meet Lara and her reaction was just amazing.
I treated myself to some extra autographs with Andrew, Una and Lars, signing the drawing I had had done. To have Andrew ask if I was a professional, and to have Louis Moffat ask to take a picture of it, was a real honour.
The weekend ended with me getting three hugs, an autograph and a “you tit” from Loo Brealey who I really love so much.
I never wanted it to end. And not because I wanted more of what I’ve just written. I wanted more time with a band of ladies (and one chap…that’s you super Thom) who aren’t just friends, they are kindred spirits, brought together by a show and some actor, who knows not who were are, but who, through his work, has enriched our lives exponentially.
This was my first EVER girlie weekend away with friends. I am almost 34. It’s taken me this long to find out who I really am. And it is thanks, in many ways, to them. To their spirit, their love, their support and their joy. I have a bright corner in my heart for them always. And to be able to have all we did this weekend, together, was hella magic.
As James Kimberly Griffith said: “You know, if this was heaven, I’d be pretty f****** chuffed.”
“Darling”, Clare? 😀
WIN the chance for you and a friend to have afternoon tea with Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott!
To enter make a donation of £20 between 2 – 16 September 2014
Terms and conditions apply (Entrants have to be Great Britain residents (excluding N.I., Channel Islands and Isle of Man) and over the age of 16)
By entering this raffle you are helping the National Theatre (registered charity no. 224223) support young directors, writers, actors and designers that make the exciting theatre we enjoy today. This raffle is being arranged by the Young Patrons of the National Theatre, whose support enables us to continue to produce eclectic and engaging theatre.
Benedict Cumberbatch has performed at the National Theatre in Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein (2011) and After the Dance (2010).
Andrew Scott‘s performances at the National Theatre include Simon Stephens’ Sea Wall (2013), Emperor and Galilean (2011) and Aristocrats(2005).
They appear together in BBC Television’s award-winning series Sherlock.
The Royal National Theatre has registered this raffle as a small society lottery with the London Borough of Lambeth under the Gambling Act 2005