Age of Legends, LLC is pleased to announce program highlights and additional guests for the upcoming JordanCon. JordanCon is the first convention dedicated to exploring the late Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series and his rich, literary legacy. JordanCon will feature appearances this spring by Harriet McDougal, Jordan’s wife and editor of his novels, as well as Brandon Sanderson, the New York Times bestselling author chosen to complete the final novel in Jordan’s epic saga. The convention will also feature performances by Big City Burlesque, Atlanta’s first and only all retro, vintage vaudeville and burlesque troupe and the Lost Boys, a popular mainstay at many southeastern conventions and Renaissance festivals.
In just one hundred days, JordanCon, the first Wheel of Time convention will bring you the following events:
The Westlands and Beyond: A panel discussing the nations of the Wheel of Time, focusing primarily on the information contained in the famous Big White Book.
The First Annual Darkfriend Hunt: Oh noes! Our village is infested with Darkfriends! Save us Children of the Light!
Seanchan Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament, benefiting the Mayo Clinic.
The One Power and Those Who (ab)Use It: A panel discussing the members of the White Tower, the Black Tower, the Kin and the way they differ in their use of the One Power.
Bringing the Wheel of Time to Life: A panel discussing how the fans, have used costumes, role playing, and the internet to make the Wheel of Time into something larger than a series of books.
Jendayi Bellydance Studio of Atlanta will provide a dance workshop and performance.
Workshop with Brandon Sanderson: Characters: Brandon delivers a lecture-style workshop focusing on how to write compelling characters. There will be plenty of time for Q&A with Brandon on writing-focused topics.
Workshop with Brandon Sanderson: Worldbuilding: Brandon delivers a lecture-style workshop focusing on how to develop settings and magic systems for fantasy novels. There will be plenty of time for Q&A with Brandon on writing-focused topics.
The Cairhienin Ball, featuring a live performance by The Lost Boys, a charity auction benefiting the Mayo Clinic and costume contest.
Big City Burlesque, Atlanta’s first and only all retro burlesque and vaudeville troupe since 2002 in a special performance.
The Other Worlds of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (non-WoT): Do you love Conan, or the Mistborn, or the Fallon trilogy? If so then this is your forum, as the various works of both Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, outside of the Wheel of Time, are open for discussion.
Brandon Sanderson Signing
What Was, What Is, What Could Have Been: The Alternate Worlds of the Wheel of Time: A panel discussing the worlds of the Portal Stones, and all other alternate worlds of the World of Time.
An Hour with the Dabel Brothers: A Q&A session with the DB Pro regarding the upcoming The Eye of the World graphic novel adaptation.
JordanCon programming will include a host of other topics including gaming, trivia contests, sword form workshops, costuming and much, much more!
JordanCon is pleased to announce the following merchants will be represented in the Dealers Hall:
Big City Burlesque
Bargain Basement Books
Dabel Brothers Productions
Heron Marked Scissors
The Lost Boys
There is a limited amount of space still available in our Dealers. Please contact JordanCon@ageoflegends.net for rates.
Preregistration for JordanCon is currently $60. JordanCon membership covers all three days, all panels, events, demonstrations, concerts, performances, contests and a host of other activities. Workshops requiring a materials fee will be noted in the program. Pre-registration enters you into a raffle to win something from Robert Jordan’s blade collection. JordanCon will take place April 17th-19th, 2009 at the Alpharetta Embassy Suits in Alpharetta, GA. Alpharetta is a suburb of Atlanta. To receive a discounted room rate of $114 per night, please make sure to say you’re with JordanCon when making hotel reservations.
For more information, please visit us on the web at http://www.ageoflegends.net