JordanCon 2017

JordanCon 9 Charity Game: Ta'veren Ties

AKA "Pink Ribbons"

This year we are reviving a fun charity fundraiser event from a few years ago which we call "Ta'veren Ties." Our amazing (and tolerant) "Mat Cauthon" cosplayers will be given a token to identify them as participants in the game (please don't give your ribbon to someone who doesn't want to play). JordanCon's attendees will purchase pink ribbons to award to the Mat Cauthon cosplayer they like best. You award your ribbon to your favorite Mat by tying it on them (with their consent). We will count them on Saturday just before the Dance Party to see which Mat was JordanCon's favorite.

Please read below to find out more about how you can help us raise additional money for the Mayo Clinic's Amyloidosis Research Fund, all while having an amazing amount of fun.

Rivets & Robots Weirdnesday Fire with Fire Part 2, Panels, and Science

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.

Rivets & Robots Weirdnesday: Britain, Silk, and Coffee with Cosmonauts

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.

Rivets & Robots Weirdnesday: The Somewhat Big Announcement

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.

Announcement: Group Book Read 2017: Fire with Fire

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.