JordanCon 2012

Thank You

From Jennifer Liang (Con Chair):

"Thanks again to everyone who made another amazing JordanCon possible! From our guests, staff, vendors, artists and numerous volunteers, everyone helped make this one of our best and most successful conventions yet. We had 284 badges in circulation, raised over $7000 for the Mayo Clinic's Amyloidosis research fund and introduced a whole bunch of new folks to what's been described as 'the best kept secret in Atlanta'. I look forward to seeing each and every one of you again for JordanCon 5/ DeepSouthCon 51. Bring a friend."

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 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.