Conan Doyle Con and Challenger Unbound

Sat 30th May City Tavern, Birmingham, 12:00 – 18:15

Join us for a day celebrating the works of Arthur Conan Doyle; from Challenger to Sherlock Holmes, from Lost Worlds to Baker Street, Conan Doyle Con with special guest Tom Ue, University College London, will be talking about the eponymous Professor Challenger. He will be joined by guests Rhys Hughes, Jan Edwards, Steve Lockley, Michael R Brush and S G Mullholland, to name just a few, for a day of panels, readings, talks, two book launches (Challenger Unbound and Mycroft and the Necromancer) and lots of beer or wine in a relaxed pub setting. Tickets include 10% off any books bought on the day. the ticket also includes a 90 minute play on Sherlock Holmes by ‘Don’t Go into the Cellar’ a fantastic Midlands based theatre company.


Each slot is 50 minutes with a ten minute comfort break at the end (included in times below)

12:15 – 12:30 Introduction: KnightWatch Press (Theresa Derwin)
12:30 – 13:30 Tom Ue on Professor Challenger
13:30 – 14:30 Panel: Exploring Doyle’s Worlds: Sherlock vs Challenger (Michael R Brush, Steve Lockley, Jan Edwards, Tom Ue)
14:30 – 15:30 Book Launch: Challenger Unbound (anthology of Challenger adventures) & Mycroft & the Necromancer Michael R Brush
15:30 – 16:30 Panel: Steampunk vs Historical Fiction: What did the Victorians Ever Inspire us To? (Rhys Hughes, S G Mullholland, Theresa Derwin)
16:30 – 18:15 Don’t Go Into the Cellar presents the 90 minute play ‘The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes’

Challenger Unbound

We are also pleased to announce the table of contents for one of the books being launched at Conan Doyle Con – Challenger Unbound

Foreword by Tom Ue
Introduction by Michael R. Brush
The Last Expedition by Simon Kurt Unsworth
River of Bones by Paul Lewis
Challenger and the Isle out of Time by Michael R. Brush
Damnation Gate by Harry Harding Hawkins Jr.
The Death of Challenger by Steve Lockley
Professor Challenger and the Spider’s Kiss by Bob Lock
The Vendetta Virus by Rhys Hughes
The Lady and the Professor by Ian Millstead
Challenger of Two Worlds by Tom English
Unnatural Selection by Ian Faulkner
Challengers in Space by Michael R. Brush
Two Challengers by J R Campbell
Postscript by Theresa Derwin