Thursday, November 29, 2018

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 47! | Let's Chat about All Souls Con 2019 and A Discovery of Witches (feat. Laura Ventura)

Cardiff, Wales - the location of Bad Wolf Studios and the location of All Souls Con 2019

Take 47 - The One With Fake Angela

Description: All Souls Con 2019 is coming sooner than we think! As is our tradition (since the beginning of this podcast), we invited Laura Ventura (co-director of All Souls Con) on to talk about it. As fate would have it, Angela was unable to record that day, so Laura graciously agreed to join us as our third. This episode can only be described as fans being fanatics! We cover the Cardiff premiere of A Discovery of Witches, and what Laura can reveal about All Souls Con. We indulge ourselves a little in this period of relative calm, while we anticipate the incoming fandom storm.

Chapter episodes will resume next year after our TV coverage! This is the penultimate episode of 2018.

SPOILER ALERT! We (The Daemons) approach this podcast with an assumption that the listener has read All Souls universe books, including the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), and  Time's Convert + snippits from The World of All Souls. If you haven't, and you don't mind, we certainly don't mind!  Please be advised, we will approach the television series (A Discovery of Witches) the same way when it is released in the US/Canada. 😊  Let's do this. *Note - this podcast is labeled 'explicit'

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1. Show notes:

For newcomers to the series:
  • Our Daemon Guides to the All Souls Trilogy are available for download: ADOW, SON, TBOL 
  • If you'd like a ready-reference from the author herself, be sure to download the All Souls Real-Time Reading companion (free e-book at online booksellers via Penguin and Headline books). For a more in-depth view of the trilogy, The World of All Souls is available at all major book sellers, as well as the continuation volume into this world, Time's Convert.
  • Deborah Harkness usually conducts a real-time reading on her Facebook Page (starting in September), and shares her posts across social media. Check out her website for all of her social media links, and of course all that she has to offer her readers! Be sure to sign up for her newsletter while you are there!
  • To see what's available on the web as far as the All Souls universe fandom, check our links page.
The National Museum Cardiff is where All Souls Con 2019 will be held
In this episode:
  • Laura tells us about her Cardiff experience
  • She was especially impressed with Jane Trantor
  • Sarah and Em are in good hands with Alex Kingston and Valarie Pettiford
  • Greg McHugh - who plays Hamish - got ambushed in an elevator
  • Laura's Oxford mission was to look at 3 potential locations
  • She discusses the Spellbound Exhibit presented by the Ashmolian Museum
  • All Souls Con will be held at the National Museum Cardiff
  • There will be seat selection for attendees
  • The Alumni discussion: Laura feels that this is a small gesture to thank alumni for their ongoing support of All Souls Con.
  • DON'T PANIC! If you plan to go, buy/book EARLY. Keep an eye out on All Souls Con's social media to see when tickets go on sale.
  • On the All Souls Con Attendee group, there are all sorts of information on travel deals
  • All Souls Con is working with Visit Cardiff - there will be a discount for Great Western Railways + Hotel discounts.
  • We discuss electronic device needs while in the UK (info for Americans who need guidance), currency exchange/transportation/jargon differences/driving in the UK (not for the squeamish!)
  • Two confirmed speakers so far: Shelli Carter & Stephanie McGucken.
  • Deadline for for fan-panel submissions is December 31st, 2018
  • We are doing a break-out session for All Souls Con: stay tuned! We're playing with a few ideas
  • To date, All Souls Con has donated $21,000 to charity
  • They will put together a location guide for potential attendees
  • Audio postcards from the premiere: thank you Greg McHugh (Hamish Osbourne), Discusser Belia, Claire Baldwin, Caitlyn from Headline, Candy, Discusser In Chief, Stephen + wife, Yvonne. Big hugs and thanks to Laura and Karen for putting that together for us!
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Last thoughts: Laura talks about how podcasts have been saving her sanity in between Cons. Jean reminds us that 2019 is going to be a year of daemonosity, because it's the only way we'll survive. Valerie reminds US and Canadian listeners sign up for their streaming service of choice (Shudder or Sundance Now).
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According to Laura, Alex's eyes can look into your soul! Up close, we see what she's talking about!
Here are some pictures that Laura sent over from her Cardiff/Oxford adventures - these are props from A Discovery of Witches displayed at the Ashmolian Museum:

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