JordanCon 8 Guests of Honor and Toastmaster Announced!

For JordanCon 8, we are happy to announce the Guests of Honor and Toastmaster will be:

Author Guest of Honor: Catherine Asaro
Artist Guest of Honor: John Picacio
Toastmaster: John Strangeway

Help for our Volunteers

As you may have heard, two of our volunteers, Jim and Julia Moore had their car stolen over the weekend. Leia Barrett Durham Powell has started a collection to help them out. If you would like to chip in a couple bucks, here's the link.

We were told there was a group vandalizing vehicles in that neighborhood on the Sunday of the convention. A couple more con-goers' cars were broken into with items taken.

Pre-Regs Closed

All Pre-registrations are closed as we organize and print reports.

Pre-reg for Panels Open

The two panels that require pre-registration are locked in and live (as well as their pre-reg page)

Writer's Workshop - It's set up to allow an extra 10 submissions in case of absentees

Mask Making - We lengthened this to a "2 hour" panel ... which with the 30 minute breaks between panels means you've got about 3 hours, really.

More Guests!

We've got even more great guests for you!

A whole slew of guests for a brand new track of Rivets and Robots!
Erik Benner
Peter B. Slayer
Dan Dougherty
Ben Hibben

Also, a big welcome back to Isaac Stewart!

Announcing More Guests!

Among the new guests we have for this year are:
Todd McCaffrey
Jim Hodgson
Diana M. Pho
A.R. Cook
Nancy Springer

We've also got several returning guests from years past, you may remember:
Anthony Taylor

Announcing Author Blue Cole

We hinted at this earlier, but now we would like to officially announce Blue Cole as a guest author for JordanCon 7!

Announcing the Guest of Honor Book Club!

JordanCon is trying something new this year. We've got a really great Author Guest of Honor, Saladin Ahmed, with a really great book that we love. So we're going to host a book club style read of Throne of the Crescent Moon, the Hugo nominated first novel in the Crescent Moon Kingdoms trilogy. Each week, Tiffany Franklin, the director of our Fantasy literature track will read two chapters of the book and post her thoughts in a dedicated blog on this site. We've set up a Facebook Group for comments and discussion.

Merry Christmas!

JordanCon would like to welcome some new guests as well as our returning guests. To whet your appetite just before Christmas, we have:
New Guests:
Charles R Rutledge
James A Moore

Returning Guests:
Anthony Taylor
Doctor Michael Livingston

That's just a taste, there are other announcements to come!

In Sympathy for Blue Cole

Grief has again struck the JordanCon family, this time from one of our newest guests. On December 8th, Sarah Tate, the granddaughter of JordanCon author Blue Cole, passed into the waiting embrace of the angels. She was only seven weeks old. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cole family.

Donations to funeral expenses are gratefully accepted and can be made at Baby Sarah Bear's Funeral Expenses - GoFundMe

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