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.
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
It is with a heavy heart we announce that frequent JordanCon guest speaker Eugie Foster has passed away after a long fight with cancer. Eugie was the beneficiary of JordanCon's 2014 Charity Auction. Best known for her short fiction, Eugie was a Nebula winner and Hugo nominee. She was a staple at JordanCon, even speaking on panels this year after being released from the hospital earlier that day. Like many of our Guests and Attendees, she was more than just a Guest, she was family. She will be missed by all of us at JordanCon.
As always, JordanCon has a discounted room block available for your convenience. All rooms are $92 a night, plus relevant taxes. You can reserve your room by clicking here. JordanCon's room block is 100 rooms for Thursday, 150 rooms for Friday, 150 rooms for Saturday, and 80 rooms for Sunday.
First off, thanks to all our guests and attendees for once again making JordanCon such a special event! We couldn't make this event so much fun without you. A special thanks to all our volunteers! Without you the Directors would go insane, not sleep, not eat, and generally be much more ragged than we already are, at the end of the convention.
There were 633 of you. Wow, we so missed our projections of around 500, but we're so happy you all came and loved it!
JordanCon is happy to announce that Wendy McCall Beck, an attendee at JordanCon, has release her first novel, 9th Life on April 13th, 2014.
So what’s 9th Life about?
Zookeeper Skyler Ashcraft prefers scorpions to skirts, but flirting with the feral gains new meaning when she unwittingly drugs a feline shapeshifter. The same rules should have applied: Approach with caution and the near-impossible keep your hands to yourself.