Bruce Coleman first developed an interest in Sherlock Holmes in the late ’70s, although he’d been a fan of the Rathbone/Bruce movies for many years.
He attended his first scion meeting in December 1979, following a chance meeting at a local library with Jerry Williamson, the founder of the original Illustrious Clients scion. He remained a member of that scion until losing interest in its directions in the late ’80s. Before moving on, however, he twice portrayed Holmes in original short plays performed for the scion and was known for his unique sense of humor. Meanwhile, Bruce actively pursued several of his other passions, including role-playing gaming, where he often served as a play-tester for Victorian- and Sherlockian-oriented games and scenarios prior to publication. Other interests include film noire, martial arts (no Baritsu, however), old pulp fiction, and professional wrestling. Bruce’s interest in scion activities was recently rekindled with the advent of the new Hated Rivals scion in Indianapolis, and he looks forward to future association with the group.