JordanCon 2021 Updates & RSVP Process

JordanCon 2021 Updates & RSVP Process

Thank you for supporting JordanCon! JordanCon will host an in-person event at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia hotel, from July 16-18, 2021. The capacity of the event will be capped at 500 people, including staff, but not including guests (authors, artists, vendors, and media).

Programming

The 2021 event will be scaled down and several annual events will not take place as safety remains our top priority. Examples of activities that will NOT take place in 2021 include: ConSuite, Karaoke, Dance Party, Poker Tournament, Blademaster Tournament, and Speed Friending. Official room parties have been cancelled and open room parties are strongly discouraged and may not advertise in any convention areas. We are planning to provide a game room with limited hours for which you must bring your own games.

Additionally, most programming will have limited seating, including the costume contest and opening ceremonies. All program tracks will run a reduced schedule, and there will not be an Art & Artists track, though we are planning to host the art show and art auction. Our original Artist Guest of Honor, Mark Poole, will not be able to attend, though our Author Guest of Honor, Marie Brennan, is currently planning to attend. Members of Team Jordan and Team Sanderson, including Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson, are also planning to attend.

We are working with the hotel to evaluate options to increase participation, including holding some events outdoors, and possibly broadcasting some events to overflow spaces. 

Safety

In addition to reduced programming and services, there will be increased safety measures. All attendees must be fully vaccinated by July 1 and must provide proof of that vaccination no later than July 5th (instructions for providing proof of vaccination will be sent by the registration team following receipt of your RSVP). Proper mask-wearing, social distancing, and daily temperature checks will be required. If you do not pass a temperature check, or are unwilling to wear a mask over your nose and mouth, you will not be permitted to participate in convention activities.

Registration

Confirmation of plans for attendance will be conducted through an RSVP process. Beginning on Tuesday, April 20, we will send out the RSVP link via email to staff and eternal members to confirm their plans. We will then roll out the RSVP link to all members in chronological order of the month the membership was purchased. If you use any link other than the one received in your own email, you will be placed at the bottom of the confirmation list. To review the RSVP link release schedule, please visit the FAQ.

We know this is a lot of rules and changes, and we appreciate your understanding. We do look forward to seeing many of you this year – from 6 feet away!

JordanCon Is Hiring! Two New Positions Now Accepting Applications

JordanCon’s volunteer staff members work their magic behind the scenes to bring you an amazing con each year. Now through Oct. 15, you can join the team! JordanCon Programming Team is accepting applications for two new volunteer staff positions. Think you have what it takes? #RAFO

Available Positions

Youth Activities Director:

If you have a passion for youth programming, this position is for you! The Programming Team is looking for someone to dream up, plan and coordinate on-site activities for children and their parents at JordanCon. Help us make JordanCon even more family friendly. Develop tracks and hands-on fun for con-goers of all ages.

Guest Activities Director:

The person who fills this role should have a passion for great con programming and be interested in helping develop new, creative ways for guests to interact with con attendees. Responsibilities include planning readings and smaller group events for guests to help them connect with fans. We have some amazing guests each year, so this position should be a lot of fun!

Applications are due by Oct. 15. Please send an email with the subject line “Programming Position Application” to programming@jordancon.org. Be sure you include the following information:

  • The name of the position or positions you’re interested in
  • Why you think you’ll be good in this role
  • Ideas you have for the position
  • Experience you have that will help you with the position

While having experience in these areas is appreciated and desired, we are open to hiring someone who is passionate about JordanCon and our mission and who has great ideas for making con better. So don’t be shy! Please consider applying. We’re looking forward to hearing your ideas!

#JConIRL Photo Contest

#JConIRL Photo Contest

Introducing #JConIRL, our new social media photo contest that captures you (our loyal JordanCon-goers) in your natural habitat and gives you a chance to win some sweet JordanCon swag. Here’s how to play!

Each month we’ll launch a new #JConIRL photo challenge asking you to post pictures to Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram of you of in your favorite JordanCon t-shirt. Be sure to use the hashtags #JordanCon and #JConIRL (and tag us, too).

Then, it’s all about the votes or some people even buy instagram likes 1.

What’s in it for you, you might ask? Each month, the person who posts the #JConIRL picture with the highest number of likes will be hailed across the JCon fandom as the raddest in the land. And be entered in the running for a FREE JordanCon 2019 t-shirt.

In the month leading up to Con, we’ll hold a special runoff edition of #JConIRL letting you, the fans, vote on your favorites. The person whose picture gets the most votes in the final campaign will win a free JordanCon 2019 t-shirt, as well as some serious street cred, a shoutout across our social media and enewsletter channels, and special recognition at opening ceremonies.

Don’t have a JordanCon t-shirt? No problem. Simply print out the #JConIRL logo page in this post, pose away, snap awesome pics of you promoting JordanCon in the wild, and then post your pics using the #JConIRL and #JordanCon hashtags. We’ll do a tally at the end of each month. Photos with the print out will be given the same weight as photos of you in your JordanCon t-shirt.

Ready to play? Check out our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter. And get on Instagram for exclusive looks at pictures of JordanCon staff rocking #JConIRL.

We can’t wait to see what you share!

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