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

Deana Whitney
Workshop Chair
JordanCon 2020 – Age of Legends

The JordanCon 2020 Anthology is open for Submissions

The JordanCon 2020 Anthology is open for Submissions

See those smiling faces? Those are all of the attending authors, both guest and attendee, that were part of the JordanCon 2019 Anthology: You Want Stories? And thanks to our attendees’ amazing support, we get to do it again!

That’s right! The JordanCon 2020 Anthology is now open for submissions! Deadline is August 26, 2019, and this year, we have a theme: Legends! For all the juicy details, check out the 2020 Anthology page.

I cannot express how amazing, awed, and humbled I am for the response we had and the amazing talent this convention has. I look forward eagerly to being buried under submissions and finding the right stories for this year’s anthology.

Thank you all, and keep an eye on this space and the social media for updates and announcements!

-Richard Fife
Writers Track

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 10 Workshop Reminder

We have an amazing series of Workshops scheduled for you this year – from leather tooling and pewter casting to mum making, pattern making, crating Stormlight glyphs and more!

All Workshops will have sign-up forms at Registration. Be sure you sign up early so you don’t miss your spot!

You may have noticed on the schedule that Workshops typically have a nominal fee for participants. That’s to help pay for the materials you use to create the Workshop products. 🙂 All supply fees will be collected by the teachers in class. Please have exact change, when possible.

Don’t forget to share pics of your amazing Workshop creations on social media using #JordanCon, #JCon10, #JConWorkshops!!!!

Karaoke All-Stars Contest 2018

You asked for it …. we heard you! By popular demand, JordanCon 10 will introduce the new Karaoke All-Stars Contest!

This is a special set of time slots set aside during Friday Night Karaoke (from 9-10 p.m.) for competition-style, judged performances! (Registration required) Bring costumes, props and as much showmanship as you can muster! Alternate lyrics are allowed, but please keep language and the performance PG-13. Groups are allowed, but no repeat performers.

Winners will take home fabulous prizes! What will the judges be looking for?

• Technical Skill: This one is fairly self explanatory. How well did you sing it, whether true to the original style or adding your own flair?

• Audience Reaction: This will be a bit different for every song, but how well did the crowd react to your song? Did your power ballad leave them in tears, or did your jam have them out of their seats dancing?

• Showmanship/Performance: Were your costumes and props cool? Did you really “Move It Move It”? How far beyond a single person standing stationary in front of a mic stand did you go, and did you do it well?

A Few More Rules:

  • Your time-slot is 5 minutes long. This includes set up, intro comments, the song, outro and leaving the stage. Points will be deducted for exceeding time.
  • You must coordinate with organizer Richard Fife prior to the event or you will not be able to perform. He will reach out to you via the contact info you provide during registration to coordinate getting the karaoke track to the group to practice with before hand, or to request the track should he not have it.
  • You must have an MP3 file or something similar to perform to – there will not be internet access during this event. So “Play this from YouTube” isn’t going to cut it. Sorry!

There are very limited slots. Signup will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we will have a wait list in the event of a no-show!

Sign up HERE!

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