JordanCon

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JordanCon
Jordancon.jpg
JordanCon 2010 Flyer
Status Active
Genre Wheel of Time
Venue Doubletree Hotel
Location(s) Atlanta, Georgia
Country United States
Inaugurated 2009
Attendance 250+ [1][dead link]
Organized by Jennifer Liang, Chair
Filing status Non-profit
Website
http://www.jordancon.org/

JordanCon is a North American convention held annually in Atlanta, Georgia that celebrates Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time fantasy book series.

History[edit]

Founding[edit]

The intention to organize and hold the first JordanCon was announced at Dragon Con in 2007. Flyers debuted at Chattacon in 2008. The first JordanCon was held at the Alpharetta Embassy Suites, in Alpharetta, Georgia, April 17-19, 2009. The Guest of Honor was Harriet McDougal, widow of Robert Jordan. Fan Guest of Honor was Wilson Grooms, and the Toastmaster for the weekend was Jason Denzel. Guests also included writer Brandon Sanderson, and publisher Tom Doherty. Performances by The Lost Boys and Big City Burlesque rounded out the weekend. Over 250 people attended and over $3,000 was raised[how?] on behalf of the Mayo Clinic.

Programming highlights included a recording of Robert Jordan dictating a portion of the prologue to The Gathering Storm.[2]

Past conventions[edit]

JordanCon 2010 was held April 23-25 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia. Guests included writers Brandon Sanderson, Jana Oliver and David Wong. Toastmaster for the weekend was Matthew Hatch. Attendance was approximately 300 people.[3][4]

JordanCon 2011 was held April 15-17 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia. The Guest of Honor was author David B. Coe. Additional guests included Eugie Foster and Brandon Sanderson.

JordanCon 2012 was held April 20-22 at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell, Georgia. The guests of honor include author Mary Robinette Kowal, artist Sam Weber, and toastmaster Melissa Craib Dombrowski. They were joined by Eugie Foster, Emilie P. Bush and Dr. Michael Livingston.

JordanCon 2013 was held April 19-21 at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell, Georgia and hosted DeepSouthCon 51, an annual roving Southern US regional science fiction convention.[5] The Guests of Honor were artist Michael Whelan and author Seanan McGuire.

JordanCon 2014 was held April 11-13 at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell, Georgia. The guests of honor were author Patrick Rothfuss and artist Larry Elmore.[6][7]

Upcoming conventions[edit]

JordanCon 2015 will be held April 17-19 at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell, Georgia. The guests of honor are scheduled to be author Saladin Ahmed and artist Todd Lockwood.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JordanCon Round Up". Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Revelations from the A Memory Of Light DragonCon Panel". Tor Blogs. Tor.Com. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ [2] Age of Legends JordanCon Listing[dead link]
  5. ^ Mitchell, Petrea (October 7, 2011). "JordanCon Gets DeepSouthCon For 2013". con-news.com. Retrieved October 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ Butler, Leigh (April 15, 2014). "JordanCon 2014: The Return of the Con Report, Part 1". Tor.com. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Fans of Fantasy Literature Gather for Jordancon in Roswell". WVEE. April 16, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 

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