We Are All Souls, Online in 2020

We here at All Souls Con want to inform our All Souls family that due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the uncertain times ahead, All Souls Con will not be held in Philadelphia, PA, USA, this year. This decision was a hard one but as a team, we feel that the safety of our staff and our attendees far outweighs any other concerns.

We are all, All Souls and to that end, our staff is hard at work creating our first ever, fully online, All Souls Con. The witches, daemons, and vampires (and humans) have all put their heads together and are working on delivering the ultimate remote Con experience.

Pricing, dates, and other information will be in your inboxes soon. Well, as soon as we can convince the witches that we can’t possibly email baked goods (much less knitted products), the daemons that not every email should include an MP3 file that sings to you, and that the vampires really cannot attach all of their charts, diagrams, and future projections.

We are very excited to bring a fully virtual All Souls Con Online to the comfort of your homes. You will be able to participate while you sip your favorite tea (Marthe should be in full swing here), drink your ideal wine (Matthew inspired, perhaps?), get jazzed up on coffee (Sarah, put that cup down!), but maybe plug your headphones (Timothy style) in to your devices so you can participate (ahem, unlike certain witches, who can go their own way). 🎶 The most important part is that we will be together, celebrating Deb Harkness and all her work, even if virtually.

We are All Souls and this is our Con.

Stay tuned for more information and continuing updates as we bring the All Souls Con to you, wherever you are. #WeAreAllSouls

About All Souls Con

All Souls Con is the first convention themed around the award-winning All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. The 2015 and 2017 conventions were streamed live to virtual attendees around the world, and the event proceeds were donated to Bodley’s American Friends, the American organization that provides support for the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

All Souls Con’s goal is deliver a memorable, immersive experience where you are transported to Diana and Matthew’s world. All the panels focus on themes and topics found in the series, the food and beverages are inspired by the trilogy, and so are all the contests, and even the items in the attendee bag.

Attendees are active participants, leading lectures and workshops, and joining panel discussions and trivia contests.

Donating to the Bodleian Library via Bodley’s American Friends

If you’d like to donate money to Bodley’s American Friends, please send a check to the address below.

Make the check payable to American Trust for Oxford (or ATFO) with “Bodley’s American Friends” (or BAF) in the memo line.

Janice Ugaki, Administrator
The American Trust for Oxford
c/o The Rhodes Trust
8229 Boone Boulevard, Suite 240
Vienna, VA 22182

Press Coverage

Beating the All Souls Con Blues with Our 2019 Memories, by Angela, Jean and Valerie, Daemons Discuss, August 30, 2019

A Look Back at All Souls Con 2019, by Nikki, Janet and Ashley, All Souls Witchy Women, August 26, 2019

We Are All Souls: An Hour with Deborah Harkness, by Nikki Gastineau, All Souls Witchy Women, August 8, 2019

Inside the All Souls Convention With 400 Witches, Daemons, and Vampires, by Lila Shapiro, Vulture, September 19, 2018

Philly Busted, by Angela, Jean and Valerie, Daemons Discuss, August 23, 2018

It Begins with Abisinthe and Disaster, by Angela, Jean and Valerie, Daemons Discuss, October 2, 2017

Toil and Trouble, by Chris Durso, Convene Magazine, September 23, 2017

Meet the Hosts

Karen Mendez

Karen is a business professional and event producer based in the Los Angeles area. As fan of such splendid novels like The Sword of Truth, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and The Hunger Games, it was only a matter of time before completely falling in love with Deborah Harkness’s All Souls trilogy. As a lover of all things artistic and altruistic, this event serves as a perfect pairing for her. Speaking of pairings, good eats and great wines go hand in hand with her love of travel.
P.S. She’s a huge fan of the epic brilliance that is The X-Files…All Souls…hmmm…connection?

Laura Ventura

Laura is a marketing professional based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She would be perfectly happy to live in a world with witches, daemons, and vampires. Inspired by her geek friends, she started to attend conventions in 2010, and has been addicted ever since. A big foodie, she has obsessed about the All Souls Trilogy ever since she found out that wine, Mariage Frères tea, and smart women were featured in the books. As a fan of The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, the Sword of Truth, and The Hunger Games novels, it was natural for her to love Deborah Harkness’s masterpiece trilogy. She enjoys traveling, art history, epic soundtracks, and loves Hamish Osborne, Goody Alsop, and Stephen Proctor.