- Our ConSuite will be open Friday-Sunday and will feature GF and vegetarian options.
- The Ravinia has three options for food: Bistro 55, The Mix Lounge, and Sylvia’s Cafe.
- Perimeter Mall is just across the street and features restaurants such as the Cheesecake Factory, Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, Maggiano’s Little Italy, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, and a food court.
- Perimeter Place features Carrabba’s, Chipotle, Cold Stone Creamery, Flemings Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Mimi’s Cafe, Panera Bread, Shane’s Rib Shack, Taco Mac Sports Grill, Tin Drum Asia Cafe, and Your Pie.
- Other nearby options are California Pizza Kitchen, Chuy’s, Newk’s, PF Chang’s China Bistro, Sage Woodfire Tavern, Taki Japanese Steakhouse, and more.
- For general grocery and supplies purchases, there is a Target, Total Wine and More, and Wal-Mart.
- Delivery services: UberEats, Prime Now, Grub Hub, and PostMates. The address to use for delivery is 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA.
- The Ravinia has a shuttle! It is available from 6am – 11pm and can be used to get to locations in a 2-4 mile range from the hotel.
In This Issue:
- Coffee in Cornwall
- Science Fiction Trends
- Honorverse & The Royal Manticore Navy
- British TV and Film
Let’s talk quickly about the rest of our fun and great panels. We will see you Friday at 2:30pm!
Coffee in Cornwall. A discussion of British science fiction old and new
New In Science: 2017-2018. We put the science in our science fiction track.
Science Fiction Trends 2018. We talk about the books you should be reading
Royal Manticore Navy: Who Are They? A discussion on the history of the Honorverse.
Blake’s 7 & Beyond. A discussion of British SF television and film.
We have an amazing series of Workshops scheduled for you this year – from leather tooling and pewter casting to mum making, pattern making, crating Stormlight glyphs and more!
All Workshops will have sign-up forms at Registration. Be sure you sign up early so you don’t miss your spot!
You may have noticed on the schedule that Workshops typically have a nominal fee for participants. That’s to help pay for the materials you use to create the Workshop products. 🙂 All supply fees will be collected by the teachers in class. Please have exact change, when possible.
Don’t forget to share pics of your amazing Workshop creations on social media using #JordanCon, #JCon10, #JConWorkshops!!!!
You asked for it …. we heard you! By popular demand, JordanCon 10 will introduce the new Karaoke All-Stars Contest!
This is a special set of time slots set aside during Friday Night Karaoke (from 9-10 p.m.) for competition-style, judged performances! (Registration required) Bring costumes, props and as much showmanship as you can muster! Alternate lyrics are allowed, but please keep language and the performance PG-13. Groups are allowed, but no repeat performers.
Winners will take home fabulous prizes! What will the judges be looking for?
• Technical Skill: This one is fairly self explanatory. How well did you sing it, whether true to the original style or adding your own flair?
• Audience Reaction: This will be a bit different for every song, but how well did the crowd react to your song? Did your power ballad leave them in tears, or did your jam have them out of their seats dancing?
• Showmanship/Performance: Were your costumes and props cool? Did you really “Move It Move It”? How far beyond a single person standing stationary in front of a mic stand did you go, and did you do it well?
A Few More Rules:
- Your time-slot is 5 minutes long. This includes set up, intro comments, the song, outro and leaving the stage. Points will be deducted for exceeding time.
- You must coordinate with organizer Richard Fife prior to the event or you will not be able to perform. He will reach out to you via the contact info you provide during registration to coordinate getting the karaoke track to the group to practice with before hand, or to request the track should he not have it.
- You must have an MP3 file or something similar to perform to – there will not be internet access during this event. So “Play this from YouTube” isn’t going to cut it. Sorry!
There are very limited slots. Signup will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we will have a wait list in the event of a no-show!
In This Issue:
Every year we strive to be more than just a track filled with ray guns and rockets. Diversity and social context have been mainstays of science fiction since its very beginning and we strive to continue that tradition. This year in particular we have three panels that we hope will broaden your horizons.
Africa is a continent with a long history of triumph and sorrow. Yet even in the depths of that sorrow, there are visionaries who see beyond the world view imposed on Africa and its descendants. Come talk about these visions and the hope they bring for a better tomorrow.
Sunday 1 p.m.
Silk PunkBright: Orcs in My Cop Procedural?
Bright is an interesting movie, which some people like and some loathe. Never the less it is an interesting combination of science and fantasy that is the latest of many stories linking our modern world with a fantastic one.
Friday 5:30 p.m.