Jubilee@221B

Celebrating 50 Years
of
The Bootmakers of Toronto
and
The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25, 2022

Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto


A conference 50 years in the making!

We're planning an exciting program of speakers and events!

Details will be posted here as they emerge.

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Program details to come!


Nicholas Meyer joins Jubilee@221B

We're delighted to announce acclaimed author-screenwriter-director Nicholas Meyer as our conference's keynote speaker.

Meyer's body of creative work in publishing, film and television spans more than five decades. He’s the author of eight novels, including New York Times bestseller and multi-award-winner The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1975), in which Sherlock Holmes meets Sigmund Freud.

His other books include Target Practice, (nominated for an Edgar Award), and three other Holmes pastiches, The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols (2019), The West End Horror (a New York Times bestseller) and The Canary Trainer; as well as Confessions of a Homing Pigeon. Meyer’s memoir, The View from the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood, was published in 2009.

Meyer received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, which starred Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave and Laurence Olivier. He made his directing debut in 1979 with a film he wrote, Time After Time, starring Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen and David Warner. He went on to direct Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. His other directing credits include Volunteers (Tom Hanks, 1986), The Deceivers (Pierce Brosnan, 1988), Company Business, (Gene Hackman, 1991), Star Trek VI, The Undiscovered Country (Christopher Plummer, 1992) and the HBO film, Vendetta (Christopher Walken, 1999). His screenplays include Sommersby (Richard Gere and Jody Foster, 1993) and contributions to Fatal Attraction (1987) and Dreamworks’ Prince of Egypt (1998).

In 1983 Meyer directed ABC’s The Day After, which remains the single most-watched television film ever made (100 million people in one night) and was nominated for fourteen Emmys.

His additional work includes the screenplay for a two-part miniseries, Houdini (Adrien Brody, 2014). He is the co-creator of the Netflix series Medici—Masters of Florence, starring Dustin Hoffman, and worked on STAR TREK: Discovery for CBS Access.

Nicholas Meyer's most recent Sherlock Holmes novel, The Return of the Pharaoh from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D. was published by Minotaur Books in November 2021.