A Fan Con For All Things Sherlock Holmes.

Atlanta, GA - April 13-15, 2018



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Where is the Con being held?

Please visit our Hotel page for the most current hotel information.

When will the full schedule be posted?

When we are sure it is set in stone.  We want to post the schedule as soon as possible, but don’t want there to be any mistakes.  We will post it before the Con, but we do not have a set date at this time.

What are the beginning and ending times of the Con?

Registration usually opens around 4PM.  The video room is usually open at this time for all the early birds.  The first panels begin around 5PM on Friday and 10AM Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday programming will run until about 1:30AM, and the Con will shut down at 5PM on Sunday. These times could change, so keep an eye on the website and our social media for the schedule to be released.

Can I still apply to be a panelist?

Panelist application will open shortly after the panels have been posted. Keep an eye on the Events page for information.

What is a panel like?

We have had several people email asking what the Con is going to be like.  In order to give you an idea we are posting this generic description of how a panel will run.

Most panels will have 3-4 people sitting on them.  We have worked very hard to choose panelists with an expertise in their assigned topics.  They will each have an opportunity to speak about the assigned topic and discuss it amongst themselves then the room will be opened for questions.  The panelists can query one another or audience members can ask a question or contribute their thoughts.

It’s very much like a classroom run by peers.  Please feel free to participate and enjoy the panels-that’s what they are there for!

I am a panelist.  Can I bring a visual aid?

For the most part, we ask that you don’t.  We will not have projectors and screens in every room, so a powerpoint presentation isn’t feasible.  However, you can bring things like books, actual pictures and other things that you can carry in to the panel yourself.  Keep in mind there are other people on the panel and you will be sharing time with them.

Can I get the contact information of my fellow panelists?

No.  We thought long and hard about this issue, but we have decided we cannot.  We simply do not want to email out the personal information of our members without their permission.  Several members have expressed concern about their information being shared, and we want to honor that.  We cannot solicit individual permission, as we do not have the time to collate and send it.  Believe it or not, we are very busy!

What is the weapons policy?

221B Con Weapons Policy

For the safety of our members, 221B Con has deemed it necessary to further encode its weapons policy. If you choose to include replica weaponry in your costumes, please review this policy carefully.

221B Con understands that costuming is a vital and important part of the con experience, and we do not want to stricture the creativity of the fans in a senseless manner. Fans choosing to carry prop weapons, or other items listed below, use and carry them at their own risk. They assume all liability to and from anyone injured or otherwise harmed directly or indirectly by the fans acts or inaction. 221B Con shall not be liable for injury, harm, damage, or any other liability associated with any person’s use of any weapon permitted, or banned, at 221B Con events.

All costume “weaponry” must comply with the Con policy and with local, state, and federal laws. It is the responsibility of the fan to familiarize him or herself with all applicable laws as this policy does not constitute legal advice.

221B Con Weapons Policies are enforced at all times and non-compliance can result in confiscation of your badge and expulsion from the con. The determination to expel a member is solely at the discretion of 221B Con staff.

  1. Should a member of 221B Con ask to inspect a member’s weapons, they must be allowed. Failure to allow the inspection will result in confiscation of the member’s badge and expulsion from the Con.
  2. Live steel (real swords, daggers, knives, or metal items) is not allowed.
  3. No firing weapon or real guns, even if they are modified not to fire.
  4. Real working weapons of any kind are prohibited.
  5. Members may not brandish a weapon, fake or otherwise, at any time. Brandishing is defined as exhibiting a weapon in manner that mimics actual use against a person. We will not allow dueling or other “fake” displays amongst costumed fans. 221B Con Staff and Hotel Security are empowered to decide what constitutes brandishing. We may confiscate the member’s badge he or she will be expelled from the con at our discretion.


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