Tam Joins the Two Rivers

Tam Joins the Two Rivers

This month’s Wheel of Time Wednesday was an official announcement (or for some, a confirmation) that Michael McElhatton has joined the cast of the Wheel of Time TV show! If you find yourself thinking he looks familiar, you may recognize him as Roose Bolton from Game of Thrones (or any of his other projects on his impressively long resume).

He’s definitely got the acting experience needed, and he even played a dad on Game of Thrones! But let’s all hope Rand turns out better than Ramsey…

Be sure to join us over on our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss the news with your fellow fans!

It Was AN Ending

It Was AN Ending

Today JordanCon shares the news that April Moore and Leslie Annis have stepped down from their roles leading the Art Show. JordanCon thanks them for their contribution to the convention.

For the past 8 years, JordanCon’s Art Show has brought joy to many attendees. We have brought in some of the best artists in the industry to JordanCon to share their works with others. We have created lifelong friends with new artists, working in the Art Show, or just simple admirers of fine art. Comments from artists at other conventions tell tales of how well run our Art Show is and how they enjoy coming to JordanCon.

April and Leslie has brought tremendous energy to the Art Show. Their leadership has made JordanCon’s Art Show one of the best in the Southeast. April helped build the Art Show back in 2012.  Soon Leslie joined the Art Show as a volunteer and worked her way up to become April’s right hand. Together they were instrumental in creating the expanding the Art Show to what you see today, creating a Print Shop so we can buy that piece of art we would win in the Art Auction, and worked with our Programming team in developing an Art Track, where we enjoy panels like Win, Lose, and Draw, and the Charity Art Jam.  

The Art Show will remain an integral part of JordanCon, and we will be looking to find a new Art Show Director and Manager in the coming days. Until then, please join us in thanking them for their hard work and dedication. If you see them at JordanCon, be sure to thank them and maybe buy them a drink (Leslie likes bourbon and April likes wine).

Until next time,

Jennifer and Jimmy Liang
Co-Chairs
JordanCon

Casting News!

Casting News!

If you haven’t heard by now, there was some huge news released today for #WoTWednesday! The Wheel of Time on Prime Twitter account dropped some major casting news, and we’re thrilled to share it! If these first few choices are any indication, there’s a phenomenal show coming our way.

Joining Rosamund Pike, previously announced to be playing Moiraine, we have:

Josha Stradowski as Rand
Marcus Rutherford as Perrin
Barney Harris as Mat
Zoë Robins as Nynaeve
Madeleine Madden as Egwene

As you can imagine, the Wheel of Time community is buzzing after such huge announcements, so be sure to join us on our Facebook and Twitter pages to discuss the big news!

Workshop Interest Poll and Feedback

Workshop Interest Poll and Feedback

Hello Everyone,

Each year at JordanCon, the Workshops track strives to present a variety of classes. In 2019, we explored skills like glass cutting with a master, to the basics of 3D printing, to learning about Medieval Irish garb. Because what we offer is driven by what our attendees want to learn, and what attendees and guests are willing to teach; we need to know what interests you.

The new Workshops co-chair, Amelie Downing, and I want to know what new skills, hobbies, or techniques you want to learn at JordanCon 2020 and beyond. There is a wide-ranging list of previous suggestions, including dance classes, fiber arts, and make-up application tricks for you to peruse. Click on everything that interests you. If there is a class you want that isn’t listed, or if you are willing to teach a workshop, there are selections in the poll for that as well.

It is important for us to keep the classes accessible to as many people as possible while also offering complex concepts and tangible creations, so please give us feedback about workshop fees and sign-up policies. Now is your chance to let us know what you think and what classes you would like offered!

Click on the poll link here.

If you have any questions about the poll or the Workshop Track in general, please reach out to us via our email: workshop at Jordanco.org

Sincerely,
Deana Whitney
Workshop Chair
JordanCon 2020 – Age of Legends

After Ten Years, It’s Time

After Ten Years, It’s Time

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

You can purchase your memberships here, right now.

JordanCon 2019’s Final Results

JordanCon 2019’s Final Results

Dearest JordanCon Family,

You’ve done it again and exceeded expectations in the grandest way possible. As we close the books, we wanted to share some of your successes that led to a JordanCon record-shattering donation.

This year’s chosen charity, Hospice of Mercy, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received a total amount of $17,522 in honor of our brother, Steve Godecke.

#JCon2019 By the Numbers

JordanCon 2019 saw new records for member attendance (890), Charity Auction funds raised ($9,021), charity proceeds from the JordanCon 2019 Anthology “You Want Stories?” ($4,054), and other charity events ($1,879). The Art Show also achieved a 3-year goal and new record for charitable funds (10 percent of all Art Show sales totaling $2,567).

As we wrap up our fiscal year and look back at JordanCon 2019, we want to thank all of our members, staff, and officers for their time and generosity that contributed to a record-breaking year for charity. Our family is strong and generous, and none of this would be possible with all of you.

Tai’shar Godecke.

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