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By now, it should be no secret to anyone that the titular character of the hit TV show House was based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes. I first picked up on it when I started watching the show my freshman year of college. But I only recently started rewatching season 1, and coming fresh from our Sherlock rewatch, I see the similarities much more clearly than I did all those years ago. House is the perfect Sherlock AU, and here’s why.

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1.) Names

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Obvious. Dull. Holmes = House (a play on words, since the British pronunciation of the former is “homes”). Also, Watson = Wilson. Next.

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http://www.sherlocked.com

Since the announcement that BBC’s Sherlock would have its very own convention, fans have been aflutter (the Collective team included). Sherlocked: The Official Sherlock Convention is taking place in London on the weekend of April 24-26, 2015. A second con will take place in the States at a later date.

So why are so many Sherlockians unhappy?

Well, I’ve got a list. It’s a short list, I grant you, but an important one.

1.) Sherlocked is expensive.

Like hold-up-let-me-sell-my-kidney expensive.

We kid you not.

Why is it so pricey, you ask? It’s confusing, I know. At first glance, the one-day and weekend tickets look similar to other conventions. A standard one-day pass is £29 (approximately $43, depending on the rate of exchange). That isn’t vastly different from other conventions that take place in London, such as MCM Comic Con or London Super Comic Con. The catch is that a one-day ticket (or even a weekend pass) to Sherlocked doesn’t guarantee you much of anything.