John Longenbaugh is a writer-director based in the Pacific Northwest, whose plays have been produced across the country and in England and Canada. They include Scotch and Donuts, Arcana, How to be Cool, and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol. He is the creator of the adventure serial BRASS, set in an alternate-history Victorian England, which is produced as a podcast, a series of short films and live stage events. An avid Sherlockian and member in good standing of Seattle's Sound of the Baskervilles, Longenbaugh has lectured at Sherlock Seattle on a variety of topics and interviewed both Laurie King and Leslie Klinger among other eminent writers. He is also an avid student of Bartitsu and a member of Seattle's 19th century martial arts club, the The Barton-Wright/Alfred Hutton Alliance for Historically Attested Hoplology and Antagonistics (BWAHAHAHA), and recently lectured at Combat Con in Las Vegas on the Martial Arts of Sherlock Holmes, for which he also helped prepare a full curriculum.
John will be speaking on Sherlock Holmes's use of baritsu (or bartitsu) and giving a demonstration with a few fellow members of BWAHAHAHA.