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A Promo, A Picture, and Other Stuff

In case you're interested, here is my five-minute audio promo for my upcoming live video lecture/Q&A session on "Sherlock and Science Fiction." At the time I'm posting this, only nine tickets remain for this event, which will be held online at 3pm GMT on 18 February, 2012. I hope some of you will be able to join me. I already have my "thematic" apparel chosen and ready. *wink*

To get everyone in the mood, StarShipSofa is running a three-part serial (on episodes #220, #221, and #222, the first of which aired this past week) of one of M.J. Trow's Inspector Lestrade stories, "Exit Center Stage." Enjoy the Holmesian love!

I love this new image of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming Hobbit films:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

In other news, I'm steeling myself for tomorrow's "The Reichenbach Fall," Sherlock's adaptation of "The Final Problem." Thus my quote for the day:

“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”
- Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Red Circle"


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Jan. 15th, 2012 01:13 am (UTC)
oooo is that image from a magazine or a website or what? I'd liek to repost it if that's okay with you. :D
Jan. 15th, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)
Oh, please do! It's originally from the LA Times. The original link is here.
Gabe Holmes
Jan. 15th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
Professor Sturgis.
Greetings Professor Sturgis,

I thought your remarks on Andrew Jackson were brilliant. You brought up a lot of information that I hadn't put the time into researching myself, and it was very informative. I was impressed, so I looked up your website, and discovered you are also a fiction writer. This was very inspiring since I'm working on my own novel and was having a hard time getting motivated. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks, you're awesome. Sometimes I need to see and acknowledge that there are people out there who've accomplished things that someday I would like to accomplish as well. It helps me stay on the right track. Thanks again.

Sincerely, Gabrial Holmes.
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Professor Sturgis.
Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words, Gabrial!

First of all, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the video. I really appreciate your watching it. (By the way, that was based on an article of mine that's now online: "Not the Same Old Hickory: The Contested Legacy of Andrew Jackson." Just FYI.) Second, thanks for your encouraging words about my writing! I really appreciate it. I'm honored if I've been inspirational somehow to you.

Best wishes with all of your pursuits! It sounds like you have a lot of exciting things ahead of you. I hope to see you around the 'Net.

Edited at 2012-01-17 03:52 pm (UTC)
Jan. 15th, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see 'The Hobbit' ... Thank you for posting!
I've got Feb. 18th on the calendar. : )
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! I can't wait either. It's so exciting!
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