The Venue: CHF

The home of All Souls Con 2018 will be the magical Chemical Heritage Foundation (soon to be renamed Science History Institute), an organization that promotes the history of chemistry, science, and technology. Located in Philadelphia Old City district, the Chemical Heritage is a stone-throw from the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin’s house, and all the Colonial-style buildings. The CHF is the home of a museum, a library, a rare book room (yes, you got that right!), plus an alchemy painting exhibit, and an architecturally stunning meeting space. It’s an All Souls fan dream!

They’re very familiar with Deborah’s work, having hosted an evening event in 2015. You can listen to her interview on the CHF podcast via Soundcloud.


This year, we do not have a room block, but there are plenty of hotel options within one-to-four blocks from the CHF. You’ll find a comprehensive list on the CHF website and most of them offer a CHF courtesy rate. We recommend booking a hotel room as soon as possible since August is a busy convention season.


The address of the CHF is: 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

On the CHF website, you’ll also find detailed information on how to get there via public transportation, as well as recommended parking garages.