Events Calendar for January

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Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup! The Events Calendar can be found on the OTW website and is open to submissions by anyone with news of an event. These can be viewed by event-type, such as Academic Conferences, Fan Events and Fests, Legal Events, OTW Events, or Technology Events taking place around the world.

  • Fans of Sherlock Holmes have a lot to celebrate this month. The BBC!Sherlock fandom has been eagerly awaiting The Abominable Bride, which finally airs tonight, 1 January, in both the UK and US.
  • This special episode will be set in Victorian London and will stand alone.

  • Sherlock Holmes’s birthday is commonly celebrated on 6 January, although Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never specified the date.
  • Will you be honouring the great detective on the sixth? Let us know in the comments!

  • The Baker Street Irregulars (BSI) are holding their annual Baker Street Irregulars and Friends Weekend 14-16 January in New York City. The event is open to the public, excluding a special dinner exclusively for BSI members.
  • More of a sci-fi buff than a Sherlockian? National Science Fiction Day is an unofficial holiday is marked by some sci-fi fans in the United States. It is celebrated on Isaac Asimov’s birthday, 2 January, and is beginning to be noted on many calendars.

The OTW encourages anyone to submit an event that’s not already listed, and to check out the calendar throughout the year!