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JordanCon's Favorite Recipes: Oatcakes & Cream

Oatcakes & Cream

Every winter we spend a few weekends creating and testing new drink recipes to share with our friends at JordanCon. Only the best recipes accompany us to Atlanta, usually only one or two. In early 2015, however, we had a particularly long, cold winter; as a result, we ended up with a handful of new recipes to share this past year at JordanCon 7.

"Oatcakes and Cream" is another of the drinks that came out of that long winter season: a drink designed to keep you warm and content through long dark evenings when the wind is blowing down from the mountains across the ruins of old Manetheren, blustering down the Old Road, curling around doorways and under coat flaps, when the snow is thick and crunchy under your feet, the bright moon silvery and cold in the sky as a mirror, and you hear the shivery howl of a wolf out across the chill waters of the Waterwood...

Meet the Artist: Joe O'Hara

www.studiojohara.com

Joe O'Hara is a licensed Wheel of Time artist, with art featured in The Wheel of Time Companion as well as in Ta'veren Tees' popular Wheel of Time calendars. In 2012 he won the first-ever JordanCon Art Show Judge's Choice Award for his work "Wheel of Time Characters," an entire panel of 18 original Wheel of Time character portraits. While he has become recognized among fans for his amazing art as well as his Mat Cauthon cosplay, his true claim to notoriety is as one of the founders and instigators of the tWoTcast podcast. In 2014, he and the rest of the TWoTcast crew were toastmasters at JordanCon.

Meet the Artist: Paul Bielaczyc

How long have you considered yourself an artist?

Meet the Artist: Edsel Arnold

www.edselarnold.com

Edsel Arnold is a licensed Wheel of Time artist, widely recognized for his Art Nouveau-influenced style. His art is featured in The Wheel of Time Companion. Edsel has been exhibiting his art at JordanCon since 2013.

JordanCon's Favorite Recipes: The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm

Every winter we spend a few weekends creating and testing new drink recipes to share with our friends at JordanCon. Only the best recipes accompany us to Atlanta, usually only one or two. This past year, however, we had a particularly long, cold winter; as a result, we ended up with a handful of new recipes to share this year. One of the most dramatic (and requested) of those was a layered cocktail we like to call "The Gathering Storm." Take a look at the photo below and you should understand why.

New Drinks for JordanCon 7

Those of you attending Jordancon 7 are probably already thinking about all the fun things you'll get to do and see next weekend - the fantastic guests, the panels, the dance party, seeing friends both old and new - but, as usual, there is so much more that you won't even find out about until you get there. So, we've decided to give you a few hints. Three, to be exact.

Art Show Programming at JordanCon 7

Since we have a much larger venue this year, for the first time we are able to offer Art and Dealer Hall related programming in it's very own, dedicated space within Salon A. Salon A is where you'll find the Art Show- along with our fantastic Artist Guest of Honor Todd Lockwood - the Dealer Hall, and, now, Art Show programming.

Now that the schedule is available online, we thought it would be a great time to give you a bit more "insider" info on the programming we have in store. Read on!

Why You Should Come to JordanCon

by Guest Blogger Leslie Annis

It’s that time of year again!

Okay... you got me... it’s not quite April yet, but it’s that time when we start shamelessly promoting our shiny weekend that is JordanCon, in the hopes of sharing our communal merriment with Wheel of Time friends far and wide—those we’ve met and those we hope to meet.

Seriously, yo. Come and play. It’s a sweet time, and one you won't regret. The more we get together the merrier, faster, stronger, and the partier we’ll be.

Preparing Art for the JordanCon Print Shop

by Paul Bielaczyc

Wherein Paul walks us through how to prepare your prints for inclusion in the Print Shop

For many of you that have submitted art to a Print Shop before, you can probably skip this tutorial. But if this is your first time to participate in a Print Shop, you may want to read ahead for a few pointers on how to prepare your prints.

All artwork that is submitted to the Art Show's Print Shop must be bagged and boarded or “bagged and backed,” as it is often called by art shows. This helps protect your artwork as people handle it. While all prints must be bagged and backed to be accepted into our Print Shop, you are free to decide if you would like to mat them as well, or not. That part is up to you.

JordanCon's Favorite Recipes: Sheepherder and The Black Ajah

Sheepherders and The Black Ajah


Twenty-five years ago "The Eye of the World" was first published, featuring everyone's favorite sheepherder, Rand al'Thor. To commemorate that event, we thought it would be a great time to publish our recipe for JordanCon's version of a White Russian, called, fittingly enough, a Sheepherder. A rich tasting drink that's slightly chocolatey, yet not too sweet, it's just the right drink to sit down with as you start your latest re-read.

Of course, you can't have saidin without saidar. If you like your world a little darker, skip on down to our Black Ajah recipe!

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