Sherlock Convention Coming to LA This Month
Fans of the hit crime drama TV series Sherlock, which airs in the United States on PBS Masterpiece, will have a chance to investigate Sherlock first hand this month. UK-based Massive Events will bring Sherlocked: The Official Sherlock Convention to the United States for the first time ever, coming to Los Angeles.
Taking place on Memorial Day Weekend near LAX, actors and actresses from Sherlock will be featured in addition to some of the key people behind-the-scenes who make the show happen. Celebrities scheduled to appear include: Andrew Scott (Jim Moriarty), Mark Gatiss (Mycroft Holmes), Amanda Abbington (Mary Watson), Una Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson), Louis Moffat (young Sherlock Holmes), Timothy Carlton (Sherlock’s father), Alistair Petrie (James Sholto) and Wanda Ventham (Sherlock’s mother). Key behind-the-scenes guests sharing the stage will include Steven Moffat (writer), Sue Vertue (producer and production manager), and Arwel Wyn Jones (production designer) who will provide new insights and interesting anecdotes about the production.
Taking place May 26-28 at the LAX Marriott, the host for the weekend is the multi-talented Tony Lee, famed screenwriter and #1 New York Times best-selling author of comics, as well as writer of screenplays, and audio dramas including Doctor Who, Superboy, Spider-Man, Star Trek and more.
In addition to the celebrity appearances, the non-stop auditorium show will feature videos presentations, trivia contests and live auctions of unique collectibles and props. On Sunday, the Cosplay Masquerade, hosted by popular Cosplayer, Abie Ekenezar, will give attendees the opportunity to dress up and show off their best characterizations and theatrical talents for prizes in three minutes as a group or individual show. A portrait competition offers artists a chance to create and display portraits of their favorite Hartswood Sherlock series characters with cash and prizes to the winner.
And if that is not enough, there will be a screening room, a costumes/props display, an actual screen used set display of 221B, and autographs, photo ops and licensed Sherlock merchandise available for purchase.
Massive Events Ltd was formed in 2008 in order to look after the more specialized market of single subject fan events. Having created the exceptionally popular Eternal Twilight conventions and long-enduring Chevron Stargate events, the company is now moving into it’s latest offering with Sherlocked: The Official Sherlock Convention.
Tickets are available for purchase, with multiple tiers. General admission weekend tickets are available in advance or at the door starting at $125. Weekend tickets for children, accompanied by a paying adult, 5-12 years old are available at $75 and children under the age of 4 are free. Show hours are Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.