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JordanCon 2020

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Okay just like last year this is NOT an event Brandon will be at. Rumor has it that Brandon plans to start coming every 3 years instead of every other, which will bring him back in 2021. However, some members of Dragonsteel should be present as always, there is a sizeable Sanderson fanbase every year, and there's a panel track dedicated to Sanderson's works. Also sounds like there maybe a strong showing from 17th Shard next year?

I wanted to go ahead and kick off a topic because memberships (tickets) are on sale NOW, and the hotel block is opening today (and gets booked pretty fast). So here's the details for anyone who's curious:


JordanCon Website

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JordanCon is a Science Fiction/Fantasy literature convention founded in honor of Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time. Taking place each April in Atlanta, GA, JordanCon is a tax exempt 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, whose proceeds usually benefit the Mayo Clinic.

Dates: April 17-19, 2020
Location: Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta, GA
Author Guest of Honor: Faith Hunter
Artist Guests of Honor: Annie Stegg & Justin Gerard

Memberships (tickets) are currently $50 for the entire weekend, which includes everything (even some food and snacks) besides lodging/transportation. The price goes up slightly on September 2nd and continues to go up to $75 at the door.

Discounted hotel rates are available here while rooms last. After that, you'll have to book with the hotel at their regular rate. The hotel is accessible via public transportation from the airport.

A list of panels/activities won't come until much later, but you can expect the same thing as last year, more or less.


You don't have to be a Robert Jordan and/or Wheel of Time fan to attend and enjoy JordanCon. There will be people there who have never read it, and others who tried and hate it. :lol: While the Wheel of Time forms the foundation of the Con's existence and culture, it has grown to the point that it can be considered a general Sci-Fi/Fantasy convention. Other than opening/closing ceremonies, a costume contest, and a few other big (optional) events, the Con is divided into several "tracks" which each have panels/activities running all weekend long. Aside from the Wheel of Time track, there's a general fantasy track, a sci-fi track, a Sanderson track, a gaming track (and a game room running all day), a writer's track, workshops, an art hall, and more!

If you've been to Cons in the past, this one is smaller than you're probably used to. They broke an attendance record last year with 890 attendees, so you can expect something in the neighborhood of 1000.

Anybody planning to come? I know at least a few of us are. :)

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I'll most likely be there (i.e. unless some emergency stops me), arriving on Thursday too. 

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Will I be there?

Magic 8 Ball says: "Duh. Is water wet? Good grief, woman, why do you keep asking me such stupidly obvious questions?"

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It's probably gonna be a big year for Jordancon with the WoT show, wish I could go!

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I just booked my hotel room.  I'm planning on going!  

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Note to all going: as in past years, I will be giving out 17th Shard ribbons for your badges. You will need to find me to get one. (Spoiler alert: I'm easy to find.)

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3 hours ago, Kaymyth said:

Note to all going: as in past years, I will be giving out 17th Shard ribbons for your badges. You will need to find me to get one. (Spoiler alert: I'm easy to find.)

Gonna have to find you then! :D

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On 8/22/2019 at 2:46 AM, NottTheBrave said:

Gonna have to find you then! :D

Seek the Sandertrack. I'm usually on several panels. :)

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4 hours ago, Kaymyth said:

Seek the Sandertrack. I'm usually on several panels. :)

Sounds like a place I'd love to be!  See you in April! :D

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