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SherloCON 2016 Announces Dates and Medal Design

SherloCON 2016 Announces Dates and Medal Design

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Deutsche Sherlock Holmes Gesellschaft, a Sherlock Holmes society based in Germany, has annouced the date of it’s next biannual conference, SherloCon.  The 2016 version will be held April 22-24, 2016 in Saarbrücken and the conference theme will be the 125th anniversary of Professor Moriarty’s death.  You can keep up to date on this conference’s news by checking out their website.

DtSHGes 2016 Medal Design

They have also released the design of the 2016 conference medal, which has a striking version of the scuffle between Holmes and Moriarty as its central design.  We will hold off on doing a full description until the medal is actually struck, as their might be design changes between now and next April.

It appears that the current version of the design may have a mistake.  Does anyone else see a potential problem with the proposed design?

This will be the third medal in the series – we discussed the 2012 and 2014 medals earlier.  As we get closer to the conference, we’ll update you on the medal and have ordering information.

5 Responses to SherloCON 2016 Announces Dates and Medal Design

  1. Assuming Moriarty has his back to the viewer, the Professor would appear to have too much hair. And is Holmes’ grabbing of said hair kosher in baritsu (or bartitsu)?

  2. You can never have too much hair, as I am now discovering. The error I was referring to is on the other side of the medal.

    • I don’t read German, but it appears that they are commemorating Moriarty’s death in 1891, rather than 1893, and saying that in 2016 it will be 160 years ago. Bad math too!

      • Baring Gould dates FINA as being in 1891, and they have used his dating chronology on the other two medals in the series. Using 160 is definitely wrong and probably is a carryover from the 2014 medal.

        • Perhaps the 160 years is in honor of the branch of Mathematics Moriarty founded–the one which “ascends to such rarefied heights of pure mathematics that it is said that there was no man in the scientific press capable of criticizing it”–or understanding it.