Help Sherlock Seattle!

$3,695 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 105 people in 5 months
MN
Mimi Noyes  SEATTLE, WA
Hi there. My name is Mimi and back in 2012 I came up with this crazy idea to throw a convention that celebrates all things Sherlock Holmes so that artists and writers and fans could come together and share their love. Much to my surprise and delight, a lot of people thought this was a great idea too and Sherlock Seattle was born.

The Sherlock Seattle convention has been incredibly meaningful to a large number of people. We celebrate everything from the original ACD stories to the latest incarnations in film, television, and novels. One thing everyone who has ever been to a Sherlock Seattle convention can agree upon is that it is a wonderful experience. It’s been called “a love fest”, “a safe space”, “the best convention I’ve ever been to”, and many more lovely things since its inception in 2012.

This year Sherlock Seattle became Watson Washington in honor of celebrating Dr. Watson, a character who has gotten short shrift over the years and who we felt deserved a party for a change. And, like every year before, the convention was awesome. We had fabulous guests; fascinating, interesting, and hilarious panels; great games; entertaining events; super swag bags; and tons of fun. In every way it was a great success, save for one. Instead of getting the 400+ attendees that we’ve had every year since 2012, we only had 250.

We still don’t know what happened: if people didn’t like the theme, if people were no longer interested in the fandom, or something else entirely. But for some reason, we failed to reach out and excite the number of people that we have in the past and as such we are now paying for it, literally.

The convention has always managed to pay for itself, without having to do any kind of fundraiser, and we’ve always put every dollar received into the convention. But now we are $3,500 short and, unfortunately, the financial burden falls on the shoulders of just one person, the convention chair, which is me, and I am a woman of very small means who cannot afford such a huge loss.

So we’re asking you now - if you’ve ever been to a Sherlock Seattle convention, if it ever made you happy, inspired you, delighted you, helped you find new friends, enhanced your life, made your day, your week, your month, or your year, please consider donating something today to say “Thank you” and to help us recover from this loss. It wouldn’t take that much. If everyone who ever attended the convention donated just $5-$10, we would make our goal.

Thank you very much for anything you can do to support me and Sherlock Seattle, even if it is only to reblog this fundraiser.
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$3,695 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 105 people in 5 months
Created November 19, 2016
$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
$50
Anonymous
4 months ago
AK
$25
Angela Korra'ti
4 months ago
LM
$20
Lauren Messenger
4 months ago

I love Sherlock Seattle, and will happily continue to support it for as long as it exists!

SR
$100
Sora Reyes
4 months ago

With love from The Baker Street Babes xx

$30
Anonymous
4 months ago
$20
Rachael Leventhal
4 months ago
$25
George Reilly
4 months ago
BM
$10
Beth Mitcham
4 months ago
RS
$30
Rebecca Stevenson
4 months ago
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