On July 10, 2015, 500 attendees and guests rode to the top of the beautiful San Diego Public Library to SherlockeDCC for the third time. Overlooking San Diego, we danced, laughed, and partied the night away with food, drinks, a photo booth, multiple games, vendors, a raffle, and live music. Once again we, The Baker Street Babes, joined forces with Being Geek Chic, The Nerdy Girlie, and SherlockDC to bring a sold out Sherlock adventure to San Diego Comic Con.
SherlockeDCC has goodie bags for every single attendee and our raffle had contributions from amazing artists, crafters, and companies. Special shout out to Hartswood Films who gave us an alarming amount of t-shirts. Also, for stopping by!
Executive Producer Steven Moffat stopped by with Producer Sue Vertue to do a Q&A with party attendees.
Thank you so much for joining us and answering questions for so long!
In 2015 we had vendors for the first time. Much love to Espionage Cosmetics [Website], inchells [Website], High Voltage [Website], Amy Zen [Website], Ex Astris Atelier [Website], Colin Lawler [Website], and elope [Website].
SherlockeDCC could simply NOT happen without the help of sponsors. Be it cash or swag, these companies have helped us bring Sherlock Holmes to SDCC once again! Please take a moment to read about them, visit their sites, and of course find out what they provided for all SherlockeDCC attendees!
Wattpad will be providing all SherlockeDCC attendees with great swag including prints, buttons, and custom Sherlock themed Cards Against Humanity Cards!
More than 40 million people have joined Wattpad, making it the world’s largest community of readers and writers. People use Wattpad to connect with each other while they discover and share millions of free stories. Wattpad stories are available in more than 50 languages and can be read or written from any phone, tablet, or computer. The company is proudly based in Toronto, Canada. Learn more at www.wattpad.com.
Adagio Teas [website]
Adagio will be supplying every single SherlockeDCC attendee with a free tin of specially blended tea. A summery blend it’s a mix of rooibos vanilla, ginger, and currant tea with orange peels, ginger pieces, and marigolds.
Shop online at Adagio (or at one of their stores!) for gourmet loose teas sourced directly from the artisan farmers who tender them. Make your own custom blends or shop their wide array of fandom blends.
Quirk Books [website]
Quirk Books will be providing 100 free copies of The Sherlock Holmes Handbook to the first 100 people in line to get into SherlockeDCC! The party starts at 7PM, but you can start lining up from 6PM on the San Diego Public Library. You MUST have a ticket to receive a book. Only one book per person.
Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is also the author of The Sherlock Holmes Handbook! He will be signing excerpts of the third book in the Peculiars series (Library of Souls) at the Quirk Books booth and he’ll also be speaking on the Young Adult panel.
Quirk Books is headquartered on a quiet cobblestone street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia. Quirk publishes just 25 books per year and every title is a labor of love. Some of their more popular recent titles include the bestselling YA fantasy novel MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, the Edgar Award-winning mystery THE LAST POLICEMAN, the legendary PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, and classroom favorite WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS – plus cookbooks, children’s books, art books, gag gifts, pop culture titles, and more.
221B Con [website]
221B Con is giving every SherlockeDCC attendee a limited edition bookmark to put in your favorite edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
A fan con for all things Sherlock Holmes, 221B Con is based annually in Atlanta, GA. Next year it will take place April 1-3. 2016 pre-registration and the room block at the host hotel is now open. More details at www.221bcon.com.
elope is supplying multiple Sherlock Holmes costumes and goodies for giveaways
elope Inc. is a crowd-pleasing designer and manufacturer of whimsical wearables. Since 1993, they’ve developed licensed and original costumes, headwear, dress-up, toy, novelty and gift items made with superior materials. The company holds fan-favorite licenses for properties such as Disney, Dr. Seuss, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Marvel, My Little Pony, and Transformers. Family owned and operated, elope is headquartered in Colorado Springs, and distributes to specialty and large retailers worldwide.
LÄRABAR has partnered with us and The Nerdventurists to help raise money for their charities, Cool Earth and The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. For every time you buy raffle tickets ($1 per ticket), you’ll receive a free Larabar sample.
More details can be found here.
LÄRABAR®, the Original Fruit & Nut Bar™, is a delicious gluten free blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts, and spices. Made from whole food, each indulgent flavor contains no more than nine ingredients – minimally processed, and as close to their natural state as possible.
2015 was the first year our raffle benefited two wonderful charities!
Cool Earth is an environmental charity that works in partnership with indigenous communities. The charity only protects rainforest that without intervention will be destroyed within the next 18 months.
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. The goal of CCFA is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. CCFA consistently meets standards established by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance as well as other charity watchdog organizations.
This is partly due to the fact that two of the SherlockeDCC hosts, Baker Street Babes Curly and Sora, are doing a charity drive this summer right after SDCC. They’re driving 10,000 miles from London to Ulan Ude, Russia through Europe & Asia in a farcically small car. Their team is called The Nerdventurists, and you can find out more about their journey on their website. Their charities of choice are Cool Earth & CCFA (as Sora has Crohn’s disease), and the SherlockeDCC team agreed that having the raffle this year go towards their fundraising for these charities was a great idea.
- Various reports from attendees can be found [HERE]