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JordanCon 9 Exhibiting Artists

JordanCon is very pleased to announce the following artists will be exhibiting their art at JordanCon this year.

  • Artists marked with an asterisk (*) will not be in attendance, though their art will be in our show.
  • Artists marked with a double asterisk (**) will not be in attendance, but will have work in our Print Shop.

Rivets & Robots Weirdnesday!: Friday Fandom Smackdown Edition

Welcome to today's Weirdnesday blog! So as promised we will talk about the Friday Fandom Smackdown in this issues, but before we do, let us take care of some reminders.

Fire with Fire Group Read Through

Make sure that you get your reading done on this fantastic book written by our author GoH, Chuck Gannon. We will open discussion on the book as a whole on the 24th of March, a Friday.

Costuming in the Rivets & Robots Track

Meet the Artist: Michael Bielaczyc

http://michaelbielaczyc.com/

From the many talented artists who show their work at JordanCon, Michael Bielaczyc's body of work is among the most diverse. Michael works in many different media -- sometimes all at once -- but his favorites are oil paints and video. He himself would tell you that he is happiest when he is in the middle of twenty different projects, and his studio is often littered with the starts of illustrations, masks and paintings, manuscripts and sculptures. Ideas. At JordanCon, you can usually find him at the Charity Art Jam cranking out art for the Charity Auction, or hard at work in the Aradani Studios booth. Go by and say hello.

Rivets & Robots Weirdnesday!: Science Fiction Trends

Today's blog is pretty short. We are doing a lot of behind the scenes work here now that JordanCon is less than two months away. So keep reading our author GoH's Chuck Gannon book Fire with Fire! More info will be forthcoming on handling the Group Read Through Q&A. Also, next week we will announce the how to on forming our teams for the Friday Fandom Smackdown!

Rivets & Robots Weirdnesday!

Welcome to the Weirdnesday blog! We took a week off, but are back and better than ever. Actually we had a nice piece of kismet today, with the blog coming out on the same day as an exciting NASA announcement. So let's not get bogged down in a big intro, instead let us jump right to it.

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JordanCon 9 Charity Game: Ta'veren Ties

AKA "Pink Ribbons"

This year we are reviving a fun charity fundraiser event from a few years ago which we call "Ta'veren Ties." Our amazing (and tolerant) "Mat Cauthon" cosplayers will be given a token to identify them as participants in the game (please don't give your ribbon to someone who doesn't want to play). JordanCon's attendees will purchase pink ribbons to award to the Mat Cauthon cosplayer they like best. You award your ribbon to your favorite Mat by tying it on them (with their consent). We will count them on Saturday just before the Dance Party to see which Mat was JordanCon's favorite.

Please read below to find out more about how you can help us raise additional money for the Mayo Clinic's Amyloidosis Research Fund, all while having an amazing amount of fun.

Rivets & Robots Weirdnesday Fire with Fire Part 2, Panels, and Science

So another week and another dive into the world of Science Fiction. Side by side with that, is always the dive into Science Fact, which is very important to keep in mind as it informs our storytelling. Whether in strict adherence to the laws of physics or in blatant contradiction of them, the science of the real world plays an important role for SF creators and their audiences. In a very real sense the content we create for the Rivets & Robots track is designed to please you, our audience.

Rivets & Robots Weirdnesday: Britain, Silk, and Coffee with Cosmonauts

Science Fiction reveals the inner monologue of a people or nation and has a way of allowing the reader and viewer to peer into the hearts of other cultures, within the context of a fictional story. With Rivets & Robots, we want to tap into the underlying diversity of Science Fiction and find the common ground and enjoyment there. So while working on the panels for 2017, I have had a few ideas for 2018 as well. PLUS I will reveal one of our panels for 2017 and then some news about our Group Read Through.

Rivets & Robots Weirdnesday: The Somewhat Big Announcement

I know folks have been waiting to see (or hear) what this year's Fandom Smackdown is going to be. There were a lot of options actually but there was one that kept coming up in conversation that seemed the right fit. Especially in terms of current fandom. So without further delay...

...but let's wait a second. No need to go so fast, right? After all the Internet has perfected the art of making the reader wait, why not tap into that. Let us talk about why we have the Fandom Smackdown in the first place.

Rivets & Robots Weirdnesday

As you may have noticed, we are starting a blog dedicated to the Science Fiction Track, known as Rivets & Robots. The idea is to connect with the SF fans who come to JordanCon and those who may not know that we in fact do have SF content at the convention. The R&R track focuses on science fiction, which is a wide area to touch on in both literature and cinema. Throw in television and art and there is a ton of material for us to tap into.

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