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A Second Opportunity to Acquire Frank Cho’s Challenge Coin

A Second Opportunity to Acquire Frank Cho’s Challenge Coin

“Oh, the she-devil!”

– The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (ILLU)

Just a few weeks ago, we posted about the Kickstarter campaign that artist, and BSI member, Frank Cho launched earlier this year that included a challenge coin. We were late to that news when we posted and the campaign had already ended.

There is good news! Dynamite Entertainment has recently launched a IndieGoGo fundraising campaign that offers the same opportunities as the earlier Kickstarter campaign to acquire the same items. Once again, this campaign was funded in under three hours after opening, but is keeping the campaign open until the end of this month.

The campaign can be found HERE and the challenge coin can be acquirred as a $20 add-on.

Once again, we would have expected to learn about this news from the 74th Garrideb, Mike McSwiggin (aka Frank’s best friend), but no! Our thanks to the 87th Garrideb, Ray Riethmeier, for alerting us!

The Decorated Sir Elton John

The Decorated Sir Elton John

“… Holmes refused a knighthood for services which may perhaps some day be described.” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs – (3GAR) Elton John receiving his Knighthood, 1998 During his long and illustrious career, Elton John has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II on three separate occasions, in addition to being awarded the Legion… Continue Reading

Executive Producer of Sherlock Gnomes Featured on 2020 UK Coins

Executive Producer of Sherlock Gnomes Featured on 2020 UK Coins

“… still standing in the doorway …” – The Sign of the Four (SIGN) The British Royal Mint has recently announced the second design of there series “Music Legends” will feature Sir Elton John. We are only mentioning this here as John served as a Executive Producer on the Sherlock Gnomes film. You can read more… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: Jeremy Brett on Fantasy £10 Bank of Sherlock Holmes Banknote

HolmeWork Assignment: Jeremy Brett on Fantasy £10 Bank of Sherlock Holmes Banknote

“… before I take ten pounds from you.” – The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (SIXN) For this HolmeWork assignment, we have a very blurry photograph of a fantasy £10 Bank of Sherlock Holmes note that features Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. Notice that we only have a picture of the front of the note here… Continue Reading

Data! Data! Data! – The Norwood Builder

Data! Data! Data! – The Norwood Builder

“‘Data! Data! Data!‘ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.’” – The Adventures of The Copper Beeches (COPP) This column is composed of material (Data!) developed for a short course called Appreciating Sherlock Holmes that I taught twice a year in the Community Education Life Enrichment Program for a local community college.  It is composed of… Continue Reading

The Inquisition – The Norwood Builder

The Inquisition – The Norwood Builder

“Now we have the Sherlock Holmes test …” –  A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) Sharpen your pencils! How well do you know your Canon and The Adventure of the Norwood Builder.   1. Whose death does Holmes appear to lament in the story’s opening paragraphs? 2. Watson is living with Holmes again. Who bought his Kensington… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Norwood Builder

The 17 Steps: The Norwood Builder

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Norwood Builder (NORW) LIFE WITHOUT PROFESSOR MORIARTY “The community is certainly the gainer, and no one the loser, save the poor out-of-work specialist, whose occupation has gone. With that man in the field, one’s morning paper presented infinite possibilities. Often it was only the… Continue Reading