What did you like about JordanCon this year? What didn’t you like? Do you have ideas we just have to hear? The good, the bad, the looney- we want it all!
A reminder about one of our most important policies, the JordanCon Anti-Harassment Policy:
Our Con is our family. We believe in looking out for and protecting every person who is part of our event and community.
JordanCon has a longstanding anti-harassment policy in place to help ensure a safe and worry-free environment for all participants.
We take this policy seriously, and encourage anyone who has experienced or witnessed harassment to report it immediately to staff. All JordanCon staff attend mandatory training each year and will immediately escalate all reported incidents of harassment to the appropriate convention officer.
Please don’t be afraid to speak up, no matter who it is. Our anti-harassment policy applies equally to all attendees, including guests, volunteers, artists, panelists, media, vendors and staff. No exceptions.
You can read JordanCon’s Anti-Harassment policy on our website. Rest assured, JordanCon family, we ALWAYS have your back, and we’re working hard to make sure our policies and our actions reflect that.
For additional questions, please reach out to us at JordanCon@JordanCon.org.
Like the science fiction and fantasy works that inspire our members each year, JordanCon is a proud champion of diversity and equality.
JordanCon is, first and foremost, a family. Like most families, we have our differences. And we believe those differences are what make us stronger.
We are dedicated to providing an inclusive experience and community to all of our members.
That includes fostering diversity in our programming and vendor hall, as well as creating a safe space for attendees online and in person.
We do not tolerate racist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory behavior.
JordanCon stands in solidarity with people of all nationalities, backgrounds, and sexual orientations, and denounces bigotry of all kinds.
The science fiction and fantasy genres are home to an ever-expanding collection of books, games, movies, lore, and fandoms, where the only limit is our imaginations. Diversity is our heritage and our future.
Please direct questions to JordanCon@JordanCon.org.
Letter from the Chair
Friends, it’s with great sadness that I announce the cancellation of JordanCon 2020. This is not a decision we make lightly. However, in light of the current state of emergency in Georgia it became clear that hosting JordanCon would be irresponsible of us. We initially tried to work with our host hotel, the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, to find alternative dates this year. However, nothing suitable was available. We understand that this comes as a disappointment to many of you and some of you will have financial concerns. We want this situation to be as seamless as possible for you, so we’ve prepared a FAQ that hopefully answers your questions. We will also continue to update our website and social media channels with information on how you can help members of our community affected by the coronavirus outbreak. We thank you for your patience and support during these trying times.
–Jennifer Liang, JordanCon Chair
Q: When and where will JordanCon be held in 2021?
A: JordanCon 2021 will be hosted by the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 23-25, 2021.
Q: What will happen to my membership? Can I get a refund?
A: You’ll be able to use it to come to JordanCon 2021, as all memberships have been deferred to next year! If you already know you cannot attend JordanCon in 2021, we will facilitate transfers by creating a closed JordanCon Transfers Facebook group. This will allow people who need to transfer their membership and people looking to purchase a membership to connect more easily without flooding our main JordanCon Facebook page. You’ll also still be able to purchase a membership from now until we close our membership purchases closer to our 2021 event.
Q: I have pre-ordered a t-shirt/anthology. What will happen to my pre-order?
A: You’ll still get the item, you’ll just get it at JordanCon 2021. If you pre-ordered these items and know you cannot attend next year, you may have someone else pick up your order for you. We will also extend out the pre-order time until closer to our 2021 convention.
Q: What about the money I paid for my workshop or the items I pre-ordered from vendors/artists?
A: Refunds and fulfillment for these are up to the individual vendor/artist. Reach out to the vendor/artist to find out how they are handling these, but please remember to be patient with them as they have many conventions canceling on them and many people to update.
Q: I spent so much time and money on my costume for this year; can we do the Age of Legends/Roaring 20s theme next year so it’s not wasted?
A: We don’t want to waste our time and money, and we most certainly don’t want to waste yours, so yes. I mean, technically 2021 is the start of the new decade anyway!
Q: What’s going to happen to my room reservation?
A: The hotel cannot book rooms that far in advance, so you will need to cancel your reservation and reserve again for 2021. Please note that some rooms have been automatically cancelled by the hotel.
Q: I’ve already paid for my spot in the Dealers Hall/Art Show/Authors Alley. What will happen to that?
A: As with everything else, your payment will reserve your spot for JordanCon 2021. If you know you absolutely cannot attend in 2021, please contact the following by April 30th for additional guidance:
We also plan on having a page with advertisements to all vendors, artists, and authors who were planning on attending JordanCon 2020. In this time of economic instability, almost all of our vendors, artists, and authors will be financially impacted by their inability to attend conventions such as ours. As such, we want to support those who have supported us for so many years by having active advertisements up, pointing our potential attendees to their websites, both as a page on our website and via our social media communications. Keep an eye out for those posts in the coming months, and check our website for full lists!
Q: I’ve already paid for ad space in the convention booklet for 2020. What will happen to that ad space?
A: You will be able to use that payment for ad space in our 2021 booklet. You have the option of keeping your same ad or changing to a different one, free of charge. We will contact you with our updated due dates closer to our 2021 event so that you can let us know what you want to do. We will also create a page and display those ads with links as appropriate. If you have any questions, please email Communications@JordanCon.Org.
Q: I booked a flight for JordanCon. What should I do now?
A: Reach out to your airline or booking agent to see what your options are for a refund, credit, or rebooking for a future flight. Many airlines are offering very forgiving refund/rebooking policies right now.
Q: I’ve already paid for a Sponsorship for JordanCon 2020. What will happen to my Sponsorship?
A: Your sponsorship will roll into JordanCon 2021 with no changes. We will also create a page and display your sponsorship with links as appropriate.
Q: I still have my flight/ hotel room. Is it cool if I just come to hang out with my friends in the hotel?
A: Please…please don’t. Even if you are not at risk you can still be a carrier for coronavirus and infect those around you. Please stay home and help us reduce the spread of disease.
Please visit the CDC website for information about COVID-19
Here at JordanCon, we have strived to keep our attendance costs as reasonable as we can while still providing an amazing experience for our attendees. To that end, we have not raised our membership prices in ten years, and we’ve continued increasing our offerings to our attendees – more tracks, more panels, more member activities, more artists, more vendors, and (maybe most importantly) more food at our fabulous ConSuite!
Now, though, we have to face the financial realities of being a non-profit convention run solely by volunteers that has all of these great things we offer, and we have to raise our membership prices, just a little bit. While we hate having to face that financial reality, we’re hopeful that it will allow us to continue offering bigger and better things to our attendees in the coming years.
Our 2020 schedule of membership prices are as follows:
- $50: June 14th – September 2nd
- $55: September 3rd – December 31st
- $65: January 1st – March 20th (pre-registration closes)
- $75: at the door