"It is for the convenience of these that the Diogenes Club was started" [GREE] Sherlockian societies are literally everywhere. — we'll wait. And just as there are many things that make them unique, there are just as many that bind them together. Whether it's traditions, geography, frequency, or program style, Sherlock Holmes is at the center of it all. And while Sherlock and his brother Mycroft felt right at home at the Diogenes Club, which was created for the most unsociable and unclubbable men around, Sherlockian gatherings exist for just the opposite reason. We band together because we're gregarious people and we have a common love of all things related to the Sherlock Holmes stories. Burt's recent travels have taken him to a number of Sherlock Holmes groups, and he reflects on what's special about each. You might find some confluence with groups you belong to; or perhaps there are stark differences. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think other interested Sherlockians should know about your local group's traditions. Listen along to hear about these and other discoveries, including Scott's revelation that there's a difference between the and the Hoboken-free state. Top it off with our Gas-Lamp, the poem "" by Charles E. Lauterbach, which appeared in the 1958 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual. Please consider becoming a regular supporter of ours on . Your support helps us to meet production costs. Sponsors This episode includes our two longtime sponsors. Please support our sponsors by visiting their sites: , which is debuting Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers, Volume 3 at the BSI Weekend. , where you can purchase the eBSJ. Would you care to become a sponsor? You can find . Notes 1:32 Hello and introduction 2:49 Wessex Press 4:15 There's another podcast out there 6:54 The people and the groups related to our hobby 11:01 The Grillparzer Club of the Hoboken Free State 15:28 The Christopher Morley Walk at the Baker Street Irregulars and Friends Weekend 18:56 Frequency, traditions and creativity galore mean unique experiences 33:55 Let's hear about your area's Sherlockian society's traditions 34:52 The News! 38:15 Tribute to Andrew Sachs 43:52 The Baker Street Journal 45:23 The Editor's Gas-Lamp 52:23 Your help needed Links podcast podcast A globally website , after a slight issue of IHOSE Find events at the Remembering and Our Many more links, articles and images are available in our Flipboard magazine at , as well as on the on Google+ (with over 3,900 members), as well as through our accounts on , , , and . Please , , , or and be kind enough to leave a rating or review for the show. And please tell a friend about us, in any fashion you feel comfortable. Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email (comment AT ihearofsherlock DOT com), call us at (774) 221-READ (7323).