On Day Twenty, we celebrate sweet Jack Blackfriars, the wayward orphan who becomes Matthew and Diana’s eldest son. And grandson. And, well, vampire genealogy is pretty complicated. Jack teaches Diana some of her earliest lessons in parenting and brings joy, spontaneity, curiosity, and cleverness to the Roydon household in 16th century London and Prague. We love Jack for so many reasons — his fondness for big dogs, puzzles, and shiny objects, his artistic talent, his arc that goes from innocence to savagery to redemption — but he is near and dear to us especially for the vampire he becomes in The Book of Life. The threat to his life gives Diana the push she needs to draw boundaries, own her strength, and protect the family–and legacy–that is hers.
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Ready to keep going? On to Day Twenty-One!
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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