2011

JordanCon welcomes Emilie P. Bush

Journalist and writer Emilie P. Bush has written two Steampunk novels. Her first, Chenda and the Airship Brofman, was a "ripping good yarn!" and the tale was a 2010 Semi-finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. New this year, The Gospel According to Verdu picks up the epic tale where Chenda left off - high in the skies. Coming in Spring of 2012, Emilie P. Bush teams up with illustrator William Kevin Petty for the first ever children's Steampunk picture book : Her Majesty's Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story.

JordanCon welcomes Doctor Michael Livingston

Michael Livingston holds degrees in History, Medieval Studies, and English. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of English at The Citadel. In his academic life, he has published articles on Tolkien and Joyce, investigated European maps of America that pre-date Columbus, found unrecorded Anasazi ruins and artifacts, and has edited a number of Middle English texts: Siege of Jerusalem, The Middle English Metrical Paraphrase of the Old Testament, and John Gower’s In Praise of Peace.

JordanCon welcomes back Eugie Foster

JordanCon is proud to welcome back Eugie Foster as an Author Guest.

Eugie Foster calls home a mildly haunted, fey-infested house in metro Atlanta that she shares with her husband, Matthew. After receiving her master's degree in psychology, she retired from academia to pen flights of fancy. She also edits legislation for the Georgia General Assembly, which from time to time she suspects is another venture into flights of fancy.

Toastmaster, Announced

JordanCon Toastmaster Melissa S. Craib Dombrowski founded http://www.tarvalon.net - a social organization dedicated to realizing the idea of "Aes Sedai" in real life through service and fundraising - and has served as its CEO for over a decade. This international fellowship holds several functions and fundraisers throughout the year for non-profit organizations (including Heifer International and Doctors Without Borders) and is the home of Robert Jordan Memorial Scholarship for College undergraduates.

Author Guest of Honor, Announced

JordanCon Author Guest of Honor Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010). In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2011, her short story “For Want of a Nail” won the Hugo Award for Short Story. Her work has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. Stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s , and several Year’s Best anthologies as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories from Subterranean.