adowtv, Schedule, TV Show News

A Discovery of Witches TV March Madness – 19 March-8 April

Photo by Ashton Mullins on Unsplash

Darling Clovers:

I am going to give you a peek into how things sometimes happen at C&C headquarters.

Imagine that you’re Jen, minding your own business on the West Coast (C&C West). It’s getting late on the East Coast (C&C East), so you’re settling down for the night. Then, your phone makes its chirpy text message noise.

*DING*

*DING*

*DINGDINGDINGDINGDING*

You pick up your phone, even though you know it’s not a good sign.

CAIT: I HAVE HAD *AN IDEA*

JEN: …

CAIT: It’s FABULOUS and LOADS OF EFFORT and HORRIBLY SPONTANEOUS.

JEN: …

CAIT: What do you think?

JEN: …

CAIT: I’M GOING IN.

JEN: *THUMBS UP*

As you may have guessed, my lovelies, this is one of those occasions. I’ve been scheming for ways to celebrate the premiere of ADOWTV on network television… and then I remembered that the sports ball tournament starts tomorrow. And that one can make A BRACKET. Well, IT IS DONE.

I present to you the inaugural ADOWTV March Madness. Here’s how it will work:

(1) Every day between now and Monday, 8 April 2019, I’ll post a poll on our Facebook page and our Twitter account.

(2) Vote for your favorite of the two scenes listed for that day. The scene with the least votes will be eliminated from the bracket.

(3) You can join in at any time and you don’t have to be a listener to play. Come join the fun and let’s see what shakes out!

(4) We’ll have the final vote and ranking on 8 April 2019, the day after the network TV premiere.

I know you want to see the bracket, so here it is in all of its glory:

You can download your own copy below, but I’ll post updated copies as we go. The first poll will be up in a matter of hours!

Some quick caveats: (1) I know some characters are underrepresented in this bracket, but anything over 24 scenes became LUDICROUS; (2) if your favorite scene isn’t represented, let me know! I’ll make a separate poll for the scenes I overlooked; (3) I’ll count both Twitter and Facebook votes; and (4) this is supposed to be FUN. Invite your friends! Talk to other fans! Enjoy it — I know I will.

In the meantime, join me in thanking Jen for loving me despite my bright ideas.

May your favorite scene win!

xoxox

Cait

Podcast

Episode 26 – No Snek, No Bee

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In this episode, we cover chapters 15-17 of Shadow of Night. Cait and Jen travel back to England with Diana and Matthew at the beginning of Section III, where hijinks of snakes, bees, and pregnancy ensue. Join the conversation in our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers, or e-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com.

Download the episode here.

Thank you for listening!

xoxo

Jen and Cait

P.S. Snek

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All Souls Con, Uncategorized

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

All Souls Con, Uncategorized

Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Favorite Things about the All Souls Trilogy – Day Five – Hamish Osborn

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Hunters Race

Everyone needs a best friend. Even vampires.

On Day Five of our countdown, we sing the praises of Hamish Osborn, the energetic, shrewd Scottish daemon who befriended Matthew during his most recent education at All Souls. Hamish is sharp–he has a bright mind and a barbed tongue, which Matthew needs to keep him focused and on track. We love Hamish’s ability to command a room, his killer sense of style, his Scots accent (thank you, Jennifer Ikeda), and we honestly wish he’d come tinker with our finances. We’d also love to meet his dapper self for breakfast or high tea with the famous and influential clientele of the Wolseley.

Is Hamish a favorite of yours, too? Tell us what you love about him in our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Ready for the next post? Here’s Day Six.

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

All Souls Con, TV Show News, Uncategorized

Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Favorite Things About the All Souls Trilogy – Day Three – Sarah Bishop

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On Day Three of our countdown to All Souls Con, we celebrate Sarah Bishop – witch, aunt, mentor, partner, professional, wise woman.

Sarah is an integral part of the All Souls Trilogy, a symbol of family, tradition, grief, rebirth, wisdom, and honesty. She is a constant reminder to stay true to who you are, to acknowledge the dark and the light, to honor those who came before. She’s fierce, she’s stubborn, she’s smart, she’s devoted to her partner, and she’s always there to cut through the nonsense and get down to business. While we only see Sarah through Diana’s eyes in the books, the new TV series will undoubtedly provide us with a better glimpse into Sarah’s perspective and show us what we already know — that Diana couldn’t make it without her.

What is your favorite thing about Sarah? Which is your favorite Sarah scene? Come and tell us on our Facebook page, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Ready for the next post? Here’s Day Four.

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