Saturday, July 18, 2015

SherlockeDCC 2015

SherlockeDCC 2015 
San Diego Comic-Con
July 10, 2015 
Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue arrive at the SherlockeDCC party
Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue arriving

This was the third year for the SherlockeDCC party held during San Diego Comic-Con, and the second consecutive year being held at the San Diego Central Library.  We had the entire 9th floor of the library for the party which has great views of Downtown San Diego. The party is open to all ages, and you don't need a San Diego Comic-Con badge to attend.  Tickets sell out within a few weeks of going on sale, so be sure to follow Baker Street Babes on Twitter and/or Tumblr for information on when tickets will become available.

View from one of the balconies - San Diego Public Library
View from the Southeast balcony

View from the Northwest balcony

SherlockeDCC is put on by the Baker Street Babes, The NerdyGirlie, Being Geek Chic, and SherlockDC, and they do a marvelous job.

There were games to be played, a photobooth, live music, cash bar and plenty of appetizers to munch on.  There were several new vendors at the party, if I only wish I had had money to spend, but I did get the business cards of those I wish to buy from so that I can purchase via their websites/Etsy stores.  

The crowd, the bar, and the photobooth at the SherlockeDCC party  SherlockeDCC  party
One of the bars (can't really see) and the photo booth

Live music on one of the balconies

A game where guests can shoot a Sherlock Holmes standee with a Nerf gun at the SherlockeDCC party
Shoot Sherlock game
One of the buffet tables
This year, I made a few Sherlock Holmes themed charm bracelets, and a few beaded memory wire bracelets for the raffle.  There were many raffle prizes, and raffle tickets were $1 each and the proceeds benefited Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and Cool Earth charities.  I also made fans for the goody bags which featured artwork by my eldest niece.  

One of the raffle prizes

Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue made a surprise appearance at the party (they also came to the first party in 2013), and held an impromptu Q and A session.  I was a bit back from the crowd, but tried to get some pictures though I didn’t have the telephoto lens for my camera on hand, so these are the best I could get.  

The guests listening to Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue during a Q and A at the SherlockeDCC party

Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue at the SherlockeDCC party
Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue

Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue

Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue at the SherlockeDCC party

After Steven and Sue left the party, we noticed a fireworks show from the direction of Petco Park (it was actually from behind the convention center where the San Diego Symphony was holding a special Star Wars concert), and I managed to get some photos and video of that show.   Watching fireworks from the top of the library was a pretty special experience. 

Our view of fireworks show at Petco Park from the SherlockeDCC  party

Curtis Armstrong from the "Revenge of the Nerds" films was in attendance at the party.  

Curtis Armstrong taken photos with attendees at the SherlockeDCC party
Curtis Armstrong taking photos with fans

I always enjoy this party, and I’m looking forward to the next one!


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