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Our All Souls Con 2018 Adventure – Part I

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Jen (L) and Cait (R) as twinsies at the All Souls Happy Hour!

Hello, Clovers!

We hope this finds you well and recovering from an incredible weekend at All Souls Con. It was incredible to see so many fans of the AST together in the same place at the same time. We’re overwhelmed by the positive and encouraging responses to our panel and our podcast — we couldn’t be more grateful or more excited for the growth of the fandom and our continued journey through the books. We’re so very glad to have you on board and can’t wait to pick through the rest of Shadow of Night with you. BUT FIRST. How about we recap some of the highlights of ASC2018?

As many of you know, this was the first time that we met in person. We were both a bit nervous, but we have been podcasting together for almost two years at this point…

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Reading Terminal Market

we must be a little bit compatible, right? RIGHT. We get along swimmingly. Neither of us has any weird roommate habits. We have similar taste in wine. We like to walk places. We brought the same book for Deb to sign. Perfect.

On our first night in Philadelphia, we ran through our presentation with Jennifer and met some old friends for dinner at a beautiful little BYO called Melograno near Rittenhouse Square. After consuming all of the pasta and a fair bit of the wine and some gelato, we got a bit of beauty rest to prepare for our All Souls Con debut.

First off, the Science History Institute was absolutely killer. It was a great venue with fantastic exhibits on alchemy and chemistry and art and textiles and it’s well worth a visit the next time you’re in Philly. The conference center was beautiful, spacious, and well-appointed and they treated us beautifully.

We especially loved the opportunity to check out some miscellany from the Othmer Library, including this copy of the Malleus Maleficarum and Olric the mammoth library cart.

The team at Bad Wolf generously loaned some props from the TV show for our perusal, including these killer Congregation books and Peter Knox’s petrosphere. As we all know, this also began Cait’s in-person love affair with THE COAT.

You’ll see it on screen, you’ll see it in our Twitter feed, and you might have noticed when ADOWTV trolled Cait very gently about her threat to steal said coat off the mannequin. It’s a super cool garment, you guys.

We sat down in a PACKED auditorium for the afternoon session to hear the first panel, a discussion of the TV adaptation given by the great folks at Bad Wolf and Sundance Now. We saw a wonderful screening of behind-the-scenes footage, to include interviews with Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, and Alex Kingston. Then, you guys, they brought out the big guns. If you haven’t seen it, watch Deb’s video of THE MOMENT.

In case you were wondering, this is the face you make right before you see a WORLD PREMIERE OF THE TV SHOW YOU’VE BEEN DYING TO SEE.

And y’all.

It was magnificent.

There was laughter and there were tears and goosebumps and there was, deep in our hearts, the most delightful feeling that they got it right . We wish we could say more, but we promised (like, super promised) that we wouldn’t. We just have to tell you that it couldn’t be prettier or more faithful in spirit to the source material. We gushed about adaptive choices and settings and lighting during the happy hour and generally celebrated the beauty of the first episode and the incredible privilege of being amongst the first to see it.

After the premiere, we had a super-fun interactive panel with the ladies of Daemons Discuss about found family in the All Souls Trilogy.

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The Daemons

Y’all, they’re just as fun and funny in person as they are on their podcast. If you don’t listen to them already, get on board!

We finished the day with a lovely cocktail hour on the patio of the Science History Institute–we met old fans, new fans, and All Souls fans from all around the world. There was plenty of camaraderie and (much to Cait’s delight) plenty of rose. We had an absolutely killer time catching up with people and looking at all of the fun All Souls swag. It was a great social opportunity and a fabulous way to kick off a full day of fun on Saturday! What was your favorite part about the Friday of All Souls con? Let us know in our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers!

Stay tuned for the Saturday recap… coming soon!

xoxox

Cait

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Episode 25 – Partyfamilias

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Annie Spratt

You guys.

We’re coming off an incredible weekend at All Souls Con 2018, filled with friends and laughter and All Souls goodies. We had such an incredible time and hope to attend next year’s con in the U.K.! Thanks so much to everyone who attended our panel or asked us questions — we were blown away by your thoughtfulness and enthusiasm. If you haven’t had enough All Souls for one weekend, we still have one more trick up our sleeves.

In Episode 25, we wrap up the discussion of Section II of Shadow of Night by celebrating Matthew and Diana’s THIRD and MOST EFFECTIVE wedding. It’s light and wonderful and then there’s naughty time and things go a bit off the rails. Join the conversation in our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers, or e-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com.

Download the episode here.

Thanks for being our people.

Best,

Cait and Jen

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Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Very Favorite Thing about the All Souls Trilogy

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Yeshi Kangrang

IT’S HERE!

We’ve officially arrived in Philadelphia and we’re ready to start our enthusiastic coverage of All Souls Con 2018. We’ll be updating you from our Facebook page and Twitter feed and keeping you abreast of all the fun things we’re doing — panels! Drinks! Merchandise! Tea! New people!

Before that, though, we wanted to take a moment to say that our absolute favorite thing about the All Souls Trilogy is……. you.

Not to get sappy, or anything, but we couldn’t do this without you. We love your laughter, your deep thoughts, your appreciation, your participation in our silly polls — we couldn’t be happier with this little project of ours if we tried. Thank you for being a Clover and for being a part of this incredible fandom.

NOW. Let’s get this show on the road. See you tomorrow!

Have thoughts and questions for the con? E-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, send us a message via Twitter @chamomilenclove, or send us a Facebook message!

There are still online passes available for All Souls Con 2018. Buy a pass and you’ll see us present on Saturday, August 11, with the lovely Jennifer Covel!

LET’S GO.

Cait and Jen

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Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Favorite Things about the All Souls Trilogy – Day Thirty – Daemons Domain and Daemons Discuss

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Evan Kirby

We really can’t say enough good about Angela, Jean, and Valerie, the ladies behind Daemons Domain and the podcast Daemons Discuss. Funny, bright, sharp, and intimidatingly prolific, these ladies know everything there is to know about the All Souls universe. Their podcast is funny, thoughtful, irreverent — a blast to listen to any  day. We thank them particularly for welcoming us–warmly and graciously–when we started our podcast a year ago. These ladies are a class act. They get particular credit for being on top of every major announcement about the books and TV series the second it breaks–must be that daemon energy at work! We can’t wait to give them a great big hug at the con TOMORROW.

What’s your favorite thing about Daemons Discuss? We can’t wait to hear about it on our Facebook page, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Have thoughts and questions for the con? E-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, send us a message via Twitter @chamomilenclove, or send us a Facebook message!

There are still online passes available for All Souls Con 2018. Buy a pass and you’ll see us present on Saturday, August 11, with the lovely Jennifer Covel!

We can’t wait to see you,

Cait and Jen

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Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Favorite Things about the All Souls Trilogy – Day Twenty-Nine – The All Souls Pod

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Freestocks

On Day Twenty-Nine, we continue our loving tour of the All Souls fandom by giving a nod to Ginger and Summer of the All Souls Podcast. These ladies take a chapter-by-chapter approach to the series replete with fine details and interesting asides. They recently did an excellent interview with Saskia Maarleveld, the voice behind The World of All Souls and recently-announced narrator for Times Convert! Already famous for their Outlander podcast, Ginger and Summer have shown equal dedication to their coverage of the All Souls Trilogy. So glad to have you in the fandom, ladies!

What’s your favorite thing about the All Souls Podcast? We can’t wait to hear about it on our Facebook page, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Have a nomination for our countdown list? E-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, send us a message via Twitter @chamomilenclove, or send us a Facebook message!

There are still online passes available for All Souls Con 2018. Buy a pass and you’ll see us present on Friday, August 10 with the lovely Jennifer Covel!

We can’t wait to see you,

Cait and Jen