The organizers of JordanCon, the annual convention for fans of the Wheel of Time and other fantasy literature, released the following announcement today:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXCLUSIVE READING AND ART DISPLAY AT JORDANCON
ROSWELL, GA-- JordanCon, a literary fantasy convention held near Atlanta, GA will
host an exclusive viewing of the art of legendary science fiction and fantasy artist Darrell
K. Sweet as well as a preview of the forthcoming final novel in the Wheel of Time series,
A Memory of Light. Reading a selection from this highly anticipated conclusion to the
series is Harriet McDougal, editor of the series and widow of its creator and author,
At the time of his death on December 5, 2011, Darrell K. Sweet was working on the
cover of A Memory of Light. The concept art for this cover, as well as a special exhibition
of Sweet’s artwork—including never published rough drafts and concept art—will be on
display at JordanCon’s art show.
A Memory of Light is scheduled to release in January 2013, and is the 14th and final novel
in the best-selling Wheel of Time series, which was begun by the late Robert Jordan and
is being completed by Brandon Sanderson. Darrell K. Sweet was the original artist for the
series, and has illustrated each of the series’ covers. Renowned artist Michael Whelan is
painting the cover for the final novel.
Sweet illustrated science fiction and fantasy novels for over 35 years, and is well known
for his cover illustrations for the best-selling series The Wheel of Time, as well as many
other novels, including best-selling novels by Piers Anthony and Terry Brooks. Sweet
was nominated for a Hugo for his work in 1980, and was the Guest of Honor at the World
Fantasy Convention in 2010. He was slated to be the Guest of Honor at the 2013 World
Science Fiction Convention.
Sweet’s son, Darrell R. Sweet, himself a noted artist, will be attending the convention and
will be a featured artist in the show.
JordanCon is an Atlanta-based fantasy literature convention founded in honor of the
late author, Robert Jordan. Jordan was the author of the best-selling The Wheel of
Time series. JordanCon features four tracks of simultaneous programming, an Art
Show, a Dealers Hall, and charity events benefiting the Mayo Clinic. Past guests have
included Harriet McDougal, Brandon Sanderson, David Wong, Jana G. Oliver, David
B. Coe and Eugie Foster. This year’s guests include Hugo-award winning author Mary
Robinette Kowal and artist Sam Weber. In 2012 JordanCon is being held April 20-22 at
the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell, GA. For more information, contact: Jessica Nasca at
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