And Now, the Details

October 28, 2012

I know, you want all the information. I’m not quite ready to send out invitations to the mailing list (and if you want to be on the mailing list, let me know – but you are quite welcome to register nonetheless:

The Gaslight Gala

January 11, 2013

6:30 PM


Cash Bar

The Manhattan Club

800 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Send name, number of guests and checks made out to Will Walsh to

Becky Robare

111 N. 9th St #300

Philadelphia, PA 19107

questions to Becky Robare at the above address or by e-mail to

If you need to register and pay electronically, e-mail me, and we can set something up by PayPal; otherwise, snail mail will be preferred for the moment.

And if you would like to contribute to the program, please let me know – we are looking for skits, songs, toasts, and anything else you’d like to share, as well as contributions to the raffle/auction.



The Game is Afoot

October 2, 2012

The line is from Shakespeare, but the sentiment is pure Sherlock: mysteries are a game, a challenge between villain and hero; scores are counted in the number of lives and fortunes saved. More, they are an adventure. What distinguishes Sherlock Holmes from his brother Mycroft? Mycroft’s distaste for all physical activity. It is why he is a shadowy wing of government, and not a consulting detective. Holmes must keep pace with and surpass police inspectors. He must overcome forbidding terrain and navigate the most dangerous of London streets. He must be prepared to face criminals with a gun or with his fists.

The spirit of adventure infuses the Sherlockian Canon. These are not armchair mysteries; the reader is pulled along into chase and flight, violence and melodrama. It is traditional for the Gaslight Gala to have a theme, one element of the Canon to pick out and celebrate. This year, we will celebrate Adventure. Join us for

  • Amusing skits
  • A learned talk
  • A thrilling dramatic performance
  • Toasts and songs
  • A diverting quiz
  • A raffle with prizes
  • And more!

Join us in the elegance of the Manhattan Club for a delightful dinner and all the entertainment listed above. We entertain ourselves, so if you’d like to participate in the program by singing, speaking, acting, or contributing artwork, do comment here or e-mail me at And continue to follow my adventure in Gala planning here on this blog!