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Sherlock Convention Update

This of course was posted on The Game Is Never Over convention page! CONVENTION UPDATES 3-22-20

First off we’d like to say we hope everyone is well and that you’re staying safe. Although we’ve been slow on updates due to work commitments, we are constantly working on ideas for the event.

We are now planning SWAG BAGS for our pre-registered fans, which will include coupons, Sherlock buttons/pins, a special lanyard, and a special print. For those interested in adding something extra to these swag bags, feel free to contact us at skids1985@comcast.net

A Game Of Murder… We’ll be posting a new convention game shortly, one which requires a sign-up sheet since there’s limited spacing. This game will also offer something extra special for each player, a custom keepsake to take home.

We are also working on a Trivia Contest with lots of prizes, a T-Shirt Contest, and a Tea Party! Again always working on something new!

We’re adding something extra special for our fanfiction contest! Many have asked that we do not share their stories with Hartswood Films, that they would like to keep their stories more private. So instead, we will be offering a signed script. More details soon!

T-Shirt Update!

We may put a permanent link up to purchase T-shirts.

Learn more at The Game Is Never Over

SHERLOCK ARTISTS

Convention updates continue as this blogger continues to be busy! Recent announcements include this Artist Announcement! If you’re an ARTIST and interested in being a part of the event, please feel free to contact us!

We’ll be sharing our favorite stories, interviews, and art again soon!!! -Blogger

Since we are a fan convention that’s celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Sherlock we would love to see more art! So we ask that you consider sharing it!

Artistic plans for our Event include:

  • An Artist Panel: Spotlighting the fandom and the art that’s blossomed from it throughout the years. Fans, of course, will be credited and links will be added!
  • Art Contest: For those attending, we also plan to have an art contest. We may extend that online as well!
  • Art Donations: For those interested in either donating art for our charity auction, or for our trivia contest, please feel free to contact us! Your store and online media links will be posted on the site, along with anything extra you’d like us to add.
  • Artist & VendorTables: For those interested in selling, we have limited space left. [12 spots] so please contact us if interested, first come basis.  Learn more on our Vendor page!

Although this event is geared towards Sherlock, we plan to take things beyond the BBC series. Other named items that will go over well include Supernatural, The Hobbit (LOTR), Doctor Who, Marvel Avengers/Doctor Strange, Good Omens, Star Trek, and Dracula BBC. [Most of these are mentioned because they somehow have connections with the actors of Sherlock’s BBC series, so they would be popular, and of course, there are the SuperWhoLock fans, that enjoy Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock.

Questions? Feel free to email us at skids1985@comcast.net

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Join us in celebrating our favorite show and its 10-year anniversary at THE GAME IS NEVER OVER a Sherlock Convention for the Fans, by the Fans! Sherlock, of course, belongs to Hartswoods Films and the BCC, we just love the show!

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Reenact those favorite moments during our Sign Of Three reenactment dinner, or change the story, we’ll let you decide!

Learn more at thegameisneverover.com/reenactment-dinner/

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FOR YOU RETRO FANS!

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Buy a Weekend Ticket: retrocons.com/purchase-retro-con-tickets/

Find Us On Facebook: www.facebook.com/RetroCons

Our 2020 Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/486625262208391/

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SHERLOCK & JOHNJOHN – A TALE FROM BAKERBEE STREET

Convention updates continue as this blogger continues to be busy! Recent announcements include Tom’s reading of Sherlock & JohnJohn!

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Tom with his copy of ‘Sherlock & JohnJohn – A Tale from BakerBee Street!

We have a special treat lined up, for the young and the young at heart! Tom Stoughton will be reading Sherlock & JohnJohn – A Tale from BakerBee Street during our event! Tom also wrote the intro to this book!

A Special Thanks to Cathy’s Art Place, for making this possible! Cathy is also planning a sequel Kickstarter, more updates soon!

Attendees will receive a special discount card during our event, to purchase your own copy! Learn more about this special book at Sherlock & JohnJohn!

These Bookmarks are a must too, for you Sherlock fans, along with this signed Print with Necklace, all from Cathy’s Art Palace!

 

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Join us in celebrating our favorite show and its 10-year anniversary at THE GAME IS NEVER OVER a Sherlock Convention for the Fans, by the Fans! Sherlock, of course, belongs to Hartswoods Films and the BCC, we just love the show!

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Reenact those favorite moments during our Sign Of Three reenactment dinner, or change the story, we’ll let you decide!

Learn more at thegameisneverover.com/reenactment-dinner/

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FOR YOU RETRO FANS!

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Buy a Weekend Ticket: retrocons.com/purchase-retro-con-tickets/

Find Us On Facebook: www.facebook.com/RetroCons

Our 2020 Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/486625262208391/

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CONVENTION FEATURES

For those fans following THE GAME IS NEVER OVER here’s a convention update! We’re planning a fun weekend and we hope to see you there! 

One of the items that’ll be on display is this Sign Of Three wedding collection.
  • Archive Of Our Own (A03) Bulletin Board (Sharing stories and fan projects).
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Art Contest
  • Charity Auction
  • Cluedo Tournaments
  • Convention Props (for photos ops).
  • Costume Contest
  • David Nellist Acting Workshop (limited seating).
  • Fan and actor panels.
  • Karaoke/Dance Party (for preregistered fans only) Friday night. (Join us in celebrating 10 years of Sherlock).
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Reenactment Dinner (paid separately and limited seating).
  • Ribbon Trading! (We recommend Ribbons Galore, this FLAT ribbon is the most popular).
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Screening of Sherlock episodes.
  • Screen used props on display (a modest collection).
  • Special Guest
  • Special screening of The Abominable Bride (with a David Nellist intro).
  • The Great Game Pool Party. (Thursday evening before the convention officially begins).
  • Trivia Contest
Personal ribbons our convention organizer designed .

Sherlock’s Golden YouTube Award

Would you like to submit a video? Contact us and share it!

Nominate and vote on your favorite YouTube videos, the Top Ten will be shown during the event! One will be chosen as the Best and receive the Sherlock Golden YouTube Award! [These MUST be Fan Made!]

Purchase your TICKETS before the next online contest begins!

Postcards, and The Game Is Never Over!

A Retro Blog on mydogwatson, as she joins the guest list at The Game Is Never Over!

Honoring one of my favorite writers, my friend Teri aka mydogwatson! She’s been working on a new collection of Postcard Tales… And I had to share! Her stories are simply brilliant and she’s by far one of my favorite writers! Enjoy her latest collection, and we love you mydogwatson! The photo above from the making of Sherlock.

Continue reading Postcards, and The Game Is Never Over!

221B Karaoke

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Amazing art by https://ermitanyongpalits.deviantart.com

Preregistered fans will join us for a fun night of Karaoke as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Sherlock! Songs we plan to include: I Want to Break Free by Queen, Stayin Alive by the Bee Gees, and December 1963 by The Four Seasons. Hobbit songs including Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold. Marvel-verse songs: Shoot to Thrill (Ironman), Shining Star (Doctor Strange), and the Immigrant song (Thor). More songs to be selected!

More songs to be selected! Our karaoke DJ is Megan Schihl, a long-time Sherlock fan! Note we are taking it Beyond Baker Street, with some of these songs! -Rose AKA Blogger

Learn more at thegameisneverover.com

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The Game Is Never Over [Preregistration & Dealers]

It’s still over a year away… But it never hurts to plan in advance!

Date: November 21st & 22nd, 2020

Location: Oaks, PA [30 minutes drive from

Preregistration Details: Weekend Pass ($70.00) Includes early access to the dealer’s room, all panels, a convention exclusive badge, and one ticket to the 10-year anniversary party of Sherlock! [The first 100 fans to preregister, will also receive an exclusive pin set!] Contact me personally for a Preregistration form at skids1985@comcast.net

-Children under 10 free!

Dealers: Interested in being a dealer? The tables are $120.00 apiece. More than one? Ask me about it, at skids1985@comcast.net

Learn more at The Game Is Never Over! Follow us on Instagram & Facebook! Share your thoughts on our Facebook group page!

Convention Hotel

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Hilton Garden Inn Valley Forge/Oaks, 500 Cresson Blvd, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Hotel block to be posted soon!

[Disclaimer: We call ourselves unofficial because we are… We’re very professional though, and our organizer is a veteran at hosting events. We are not in conjunction with the Sherlocked event, although we do adore Show Masters, and totally support all of their events! Hartswood Films owns Sherlock, and they’ve been very supportive of all of our projects, and we continue to stay in touch!]

The Game Is Never Over, is in conjunction with Sherlock Fans USASherlock Fans Over Thirty, 221bCon, and Retro Con!

 

Sherlock’s Golden YouTube Award! 

Nominate and vote on your favorite Youtube videos, the Top Ten will be shown during the event! One will be chosen as the Best and receive the Sherlock Golden Youtube Award! [These MUST be Fan Made!]

Above video image from Swish Swish, a littleboffin video! [Song – Swish Swish by Katy Perry.]

Those fans involved in making this video include: Irene – @littleboffin, Sherlock – @bravoalmara, Moriarty – @angelsandassbutts, Mary – @lanavsspoils, Molly – @blueandgreenhearts

[This is also our first nominated video for The Game Is Never Over next year!] Message us, and start voting on your personal favorites today!

Full video of Swish Swish below!


The Game Is Never Over, is in conjunction with 221bCon, as we help promote each other. Sherlock Fans USA, Retro Con, and Sherlock Fans Over Thirty!

[Disclaimer: We call ourselves unofficial because we are. We’re very professional though, and our organizer is a veteran at hosting events. We are not in conjunction with the Sherlocked event, although we do adore Showmasters, and totally support all of their events! Hartswood Films owns Sherlock, and they’ve been very supportive of all of our projects, and we continue to stay in touch.]