The 2024 Schedule Is Live! Here’s How to Customize It

The 2024 Schedule Is Live! Here’s How to Customize It

It’s March, and that means the JordanCon 2024 schedule is out! You can now start planning your panels for each day. Keep in mind the wheel is still weaving, so things may change between now and JordanCon.

You can find the schedule here: jordancon2024.sched.com

For easy access, you can also download the Sched app, and the JordanCon schedule will be publicly available. If you want to customize it so you know what you plan to attend when, keep reading!

Mobile App

If you don’t already have Sched on your device, you should download it. Click Sign Up or Sign In, depending on if you created an account last year.

You’ll see a typical sign up page asking for name, email, and password.

Once you’re signed in, do a search for JordanCon and click on JordanCon 2024.

You’ll see this:

Tracks are color-coded so you know at a glance what track each panel is associated with. For example, above you see that Main Programming is lilac, Wheel of Time is pink, and Fantasy is light blue.

Now, to add a panel to My Sched (your personal to-do list), click on the box with the panel listing, and it opens up to this:

At the bottom, click Add to Sched. When you’ve added some events, you can click on My Sched and it will look something like this:

Now, if you want to easily navigate between days of JordanCon, you simply click the day whose schedule you want to see. That will take you to the top of the day’s events.

This feature works the same in My Sched.

Web Access

You can also access Sched via the web. Go to jordancon2024.sched.com, and you’ll see this:

The blue arrows point to Sign up and log in.

The green arrow shows the color coding of the various tracks; you can also use this to filter!

The red arrow shows where you can change how the schedule appears. “Simple” is what appears above, with everything sorted by time. “Grid” sorts things into—you guessed it—a grid. “Expanded” shows all the details included in each listing, and “By Venue” sorts everything by where it’s located. If you want to attend a lot of Sanderson track panels, for example, you may want to sort By Venue, and that will show you what time each panel is.

When you sign up via web, you’ll have the option of signing up with Google, Facebook, or email.

Once you’re signed in, you’ll see circles next to every event. You can click that circle to mark it as to-attend, and a checkmark will appear next to it, as seen in the purple circles below.

In the bottom left, you’ll see how many panels or activities you have saved to My Schedule.

If you click My Schedule in the bottom left, you’re taken to your personalized agenda, and it looks like this:

Further Support

If you need any further info or support, you can check out Sched’s how-to page, here: https://sched.com/guide-category/guide-for-attendees/

We can’t wait to see you in April!

Kidz Corner

Kidz Corner

The annual Art Show is one of the highlights of our convention, and this year we’re adding something for our younger attendees! Last year we had a spare panel in the show and decided to offer it as a place for kids to show off their art skills. It was such a success that we decided to include it as an official part of the Art Show moving forward. So if you’re between the ages of 0-18, the Kidz Corner is just for you!

As long as you fall within the age range above, you can submit anything you want to show off at JordanCon 2024. Whether you practice a traditional art (drawing, painting, etc.), a fiber art (knitting, crocheting, weaving, etc.), or something less traditional (painting miniatures, lego builds, etc.), there is a place for you in the Kidz Corner. Once you drop off your art with us, we will make each project its own display card. Aradani has also donated some mats and backboards that fit 8.5″ x 11″ pictures, so we will add those to any projects that will fit.

Please keep in mind that art in the Kidz Corner will not be for sale and it will not be stored after the convention ends. That means you need to be sure to pick your art up before the convention is over to be sure it makes it back home with you.

If you don’t have any art prepared, that’s no reason to miss out on participating in the Kidz Corner. We will have crayons and colored pencils next to the Aradani booth, so feel free to stop by and make something new!

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Art Show director at artshow@jordancon.org for help.

Friday Night Writer’s Workshop

Friday Night Writer’s Workshop

Friday Night Writer’s Workshop

 

Writers – this is your event! Industry professionals and your peers will read and critique 1000 word submissions.

You’ll get together in small groups with a couple guests and a few peers in a casual setting. This is an awesome chance to not only get feedback on a few pages, but give it as well.

Space is limited, so get your submission in early. Word documents only, double-spaced with default margins and readable font, so we can print them out for each critique pod. One submission per person. If you must revise and resubmit, it will change your place in the queue. Plan half an hour per reading so this will be a late Friday event which can last two hours or more. We’ll cutoff submissions when we reach capacity.

Scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Friday April 19, 2024 (results may vary so check the schedule when you arrive).

Submit here

The JordanCon 2024 Anthology Call for Submissions (Stories and Art)

The JordanCon 2024 Anthology Call for Submissions (Stories and Art)

 

Calling all Authors and Artists!

The JordanCon 2024 Anthology Submissions are now open!

Every year JordanCon publishes an Anthology featuring guests and attendees of the convention. All proceeds from the sale of the anthology go toward supporting the JordanCon Charity. We are looking for short fiction (under 7500 words), novellas (12,000-20,000 words) and full color, interior art.

  • Fiction submissions are due by September 15, 2023. (This due date was extended.)
  • Art submissions are due by November 1, 2023.

The title of the JordanCon 2024 Anthology is A Magnificent Display of Marvelous Wonders.  We are looking for stories and art positively centered around extraordinary performers and fantastical displays. Acrobats, trick-shots, feats of strength, mysterious artifacts, rare creatures, magical or far-flung wonders. These are only broad examples and non-exhaustive. We cherish creativity on theme. Stories and art must also fall within the categories of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror, meaning that it must contain elements of one or more of these genres.

There are three submission forms, so please check the eligibility requirements to make sure you are using the correct form. Full submission guidelines are in the forms. Please be sure to read them. If you have any questions, please email anthology@jordancon.org.

If you have never been a Guest of the convention, nor were you in the 2023 Anthology as an author, you can submit here:

2024 Attendee Author Submission Form

If you have been a Guest of the convention before, or you were in the 2023 Anthology as an author, you can submit here:

2024 Prior-Guest Author Submission Form

If you are submitting art, you can submit here:

2024 Artist Submission Form

JordanCon Young Artists

JordanCon Young Artists

We have exciting news for all of JordanCon’s young artists! This year, the Art Show has designated a panel specifically for the kids of JordanCon. Anyone under the age of 18 can submit their art to be displayed during the event. Here are the details:

  • The artist must be under the age of 18.
  • All mediums will be accepted, ie: crayons, colored pencils, markers, or digital. (We will not accept AI generated art.)
  • All appropriate subjects will be accepted. Please keep it family friendly.
  • Artwork may be submitted at any size, though mats have been donated to be used for any art that is sized at 8.5″x11″ or 5.5″x8.5″.
  • Art on this panel will not be for sale or included in the voting.
JordanCon Kids Art Show

Art by Ava U., Age 3.

Art can be dropped off at the purchase table in the Art Show. Please include the child’s name, age, and a title or short description for their artwork so the staff can make an official Art Show tag for their piece. Art can be dropped off Friday from 10am-5pm or Saturday 10am-5pm. Art can be picked up any time on Sunday. If the art is not picked up by the time the Art Show closes, it will become property of the JordanCon Art Show and they will choose what to do with it.

JordanCon Art Show Kids

Art by Anna A., age 14.

This is a great opportunity for all of JordanCon’s young artists to show us what they’re capable of! Please don’t be shy, and show us what you’ve got! If you have any questions, please email artshow@jordancon.org.

The Schedule is Live, and It Has a New Look!

The Schedule is Live, and It Has a New Look!

As you look through this year’s schedule, I’m sure you’ll notice it looks different from previous years. That’s because this year we’re using a nifty piece of scheduling software called Sched.

 

Sched has a lot of cool features, but we know it’s something many of you have never used, and you might like some help getting started. No worries, we’ve got your back!

 

In this blog, you will find instructions on how to register for Sched, how to use it to add events to your own personal schedule, and how to view your schedule. We’ll also include some links at the very end to some helpful resources from Sched on the rest of their nifty features, including in-depth video walkthroughs on both the web application and the mobile app. (That’s right, they have an awesome mobile app!)

 

One thing I’ll call out is that you can view the schedule without registering or taking any other action. It’s available right here.

 

That said, if you’re interested in creating your own schedule of only the events you want to attend, you’ll need to start by registering for an account.

 

Registering

 

There are a couple ways to register. You can do it by viewing the schedule either in your browser or within the mobile app. Registering on the web is straightforward: just find and click the green ‘Sign Up’ button on the schedule.

From there, follow the prompts to register using either your email address or your Facebook account.

 

If you want to register using the mobile app, there are a couple more steps involved. First, you’ll need to download the app. You can either search for it on the Apple or Android App Store or you can view the schedule on our website and click on the Apple App Store or Android App Store link.

 

Once you’ve downloaded the app, the first thing you’ll need to do is search for ‘JordanCon 2023’ in the search bar and tap on our event when the search results come up.

This will load the JordanCon schedule, and you’ll now be able to see an icon in the bottom right corner of your screen that says ‘My Account.’ Tap on it. It will give you the option to log in to an existing account or sign up for a new one. Tap on ‘Sign Up’ and follow the prompts to create an account using your email address.

 

Adding Events

 

Once you’re all registered and signed in to Sched, you can now start adding events to your personal schedule! 

 

On the web, all you need to do is click the white circle to the left of the name of the event you want to add:

And that’s it! You’ll see a checkmark instead of an empty circle, and that’s how you’ll know the event was added to your schedule.

 

On the mobile app, you’ll need to tap on the event you’re interested in adding. 

This will bring up the event’s details in addition to an ‘Add to Sched’ button in the bottom left corner of the screen. Just tap on it to add the event to your schedule!

 

Viewing Your Schedule

 

Now that you’ve added a few events, you’ll probably want to view your schedule.

 

To view it on the web, hover over your profile picture and click on the ‘My Schedule’ option on the dropdown menu that appears while hovering:

To view it via the mobile app, go to the JordanCon 2023 schedule in the app and tap on the ‘My Sched’ tab on the top center of the screen:

 

Wrap-up

 

Now that you know the basics, you can go ahead and use Sched to create a personalized schedule for JordanCon 2023! Sched also has a lot of other features (too many for us to go over them all), so if you want to know more about what it can do, Sched had a number of support guides that can help.

 

They also have video walkthroughs that cover all of what we’ve covered and more.  

Web video walkthrough

Mobile app video walkthrough 

 

Have fun choosing your panels and activities! We can’t wait to see you all in April!

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