Hello everyone and welcome back to the Weirdnesday blog! We are a day late (well many days) and today's blog won't be too long. What we will be doing though is introducing the revamped version of the blog to everyone. We are looking forward to this new format and building interest for JordanCon2018!
Rivets & Robots Blog
Welcome back everyone! This is going to be a longer one, where we recap JordanCon 9 and talk about JordanCon 10 and where the Rivets & Robots track will be going. We will also talk about the blog itself and some of the new changes we will be making. Okay enough of the fancy intro speak, let’s get down to the heart of this beast.
So as promised this is our special full on sneak peak preview trailer for this year's Rivets & Robots, JordanCon Year 9 edition.
Before we get into the nitty gritty, this will be the last Weirdnesday Blog before the convention as obviously (and spoiler alert) JordanCon is next week. I might be a bit busy. There will not be a blog the week after either. So that means, first Wednesday of May will be the next blog, getting you ready for JordanCon 10 / 2018... but enough of that for now.
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.
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!
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.
Trappist - 1
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to the Book Read 2017
This year as a group we will be reading our Guest of Honor, Charles E. Gannon's novel Fire with Fire. We feel this book will be a great conversation starter and allow those unfamiliar with Charles Gannon's work to become more familiar with this great author. What's more, reading Fire with Fire will help set the tone for some of panels and discussions at the convention.