Ask Jenn Anything

Most of you know our fearless leaders, Jennifer and Jimmy Liang, but many of you probably haven’t had a chance to sit down and chat with either of them. (Mostly because they rarely get the opportunity to sit during the convention.) Because everyone should get the chance to harass at least one of them, and Jenn is awesome and willing to help us make it happen, we’ll be hosting a Twitter AMA with Jenn on Monday January 21! The AMA will last from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm ET, so be ready with some questions for her!

Charity Auction Donations

Have you ever wondered where the incredible items in the annual JordanCon Charity Auction come from? Many of them come from people just like you who want to help support the Mayo Clinic! If you have anything you would be willing to donate for the 2019 auction, you can use this link to submit your donation online. We can’t wait to see what you add to the auction! (And we can’t wait to buy it all, either!)

Overflow Hotel Information

The overflow hotel information was released last month on Facebook, so be sure to book your room before the block is full. Our overflow hotel this year will be the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, and the room block will run from Thursday through Sunday. While the link technically works until April 12, 2019, the rooms are only available with the discount until the block is full. Discounted, rooms with King beds will be $109.00 per night and rooms with two queen beds will be $129.00, so don’t miss your opportunity to get these rooms at the lower price! (Remember that you can still book a room at the host hotel. You just won’t be able to get the discounted rate.)

Accessibility at JordanCon

Did you know that we offer special accommodations and services for those who need a little extra help attending and enjoying the con to its fullest? As we approach next year’s convention, we’re going to shine a spotlight on some of the services we already offer to our attendees and guests who need special accommodations, but we’re also announce some new things we’re going to be doing at JordanCon 2019 to make our convention even more accessible. Keep an eye on our FacebookTwitter, and the website for more information in the coming weeks! Also, if you’re considering attending JordanCon 2019 but have some questions or requests for accommodations, please reach out to us at We would love to hear from you and help you in any way we can!

Workshop: Glass Cutting with a Master

Workshop: Glass Cutting with a Master

JordanCon Workshops is happy to make our first announcement for the 2019 schedule.
On Friday, April 26 from 4 – 6 p.m., and again on Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m./noon, students can learn to make their own glass windows. Each class is independent, and students must commit to the full two-hour time frame.

Leia Powell has made stained glass dragons and fairies fly for sale at JordanCon for years. This year, the master stained glass artisan and JordanCon regular will teach 24 students the skills they need to learn the art of glass cutting. She’ll also provide the necessary tools.

Students will choose one of 11 offered patterns to make. Five of these patterns are Wheel of Time-inspired and are prepared exclusively for JordanCon attendees. Students will leave the class with a completed 9 ½” by 8 ½” piece to take home and hang up! This workshop is two hours long. The $100 fee includes a student kit with all the tools and glass for the class. The tools and extra glass belong to the students to take home.

Class Design Options:
WoT Themed: Aes Sedai, Ajah Wave, Perrin & Hopper, Mat’s Hat, Rand’s Blade
Not Themed: Abstract, Butterfly, Celestial, Cross, Dragonfly, Iris

Choice of 9 patterns for the glass Workshop

Seating is limited to 12 pre-registered students per workshop, a waiver must be signed, and Band-aids will be provided. One alternate student will be assigned to each class in the event that a pre-registered student has to cancel.

Physical requirements: Students will be working with their hands and are expected to stand for most of the class. Those unable to do so, due to arthritis or back/neck issues, should refrain from signing up.

Scheduling note: The rest of the JordanCon schedule will not be posted for some months, so you do risk “missing something cool”, by making this class your priority. Note the Sunday class will be over before Art Show pick-up begins. Expect both workshops to fill up.

Student Kit Includes:
1 waiver form; 1 pattern; 1 straight cutter with breaking ball; 1 pistol-grip cutter; 1 Grozier pliers; 1 running pliers; 1 Band-aid; 1 Sharpie Marker; 1 badge ribbon ;1 tube E-6000 glue; clear practice glass selection of glass to produce final piece:  an 9 ½” x 8 ½” zinc framed piece of clear glass with hanging wire attached

Payment and Registration Details:

UPDATE – As of Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 2018, both sessions are sold out.  Spots sold out in 48 hours.

You may contact Leigh to be put on the alternative waiting list, in case someone is not able to attend. Or to find out what other cons she might be teaching the class.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Payments for the workshop are made directly to Leia Powell. JordanCon is not responsible for collecting any fees associated with this workshop.
Payment of $100 per project will be made via Paypal to

Please Include in the PayPal Memo: Your desired class session (Friday or Sunday), pattern, and three colors you would like incorporated into the finished window.

Very sorry, no refunds, so if you don’t think you can make the class, please don’t register.

Class time Options:  Friday 4 – 6 p.m. / Sunday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m./noon
Leia will keep the list of pre-registered students updated on the JordanCon Facebook page as the classes fill up and are sold out. Once all slots are filled, a student list will be provided to the JordanCon Workshop Director.
One alternate may sign up per class without payment in the event a student has to cancel. They will need to pay their registration fee at the class and will produce whatever piece the student chose that canceled.

If you have questions about the JordanCon Workshops in general, please reach out to Deana Whitney at

For you questions about the class cutting workshop, please reach out directly to Leia Powell at

Class Attendees
Friday Session:
1. Jessica H.
2. Tina P.
3. Shirley P.
4. Jason P.
5. Victoria P.
6. Deana W.
7. Melinda D.
8. Amelie D.
9. Heather N.
10. Caitlin R.
11. Erin D.
12. Diana L.

1. Lisa B.
2. Lori M.
3. Arthur G.
4. Emilie G.
5. Jordan H.
6. Heather G.
7. Natasha J.
8. Roze S.
9. Jennifer T.
10. Paige V.
11. Linnea L.
12. Karina C.


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 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!

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