This weekend, representatives of JordanCon will be attending FenCon/ DeepSouthCon 49 in Dallas, Texas. JordanCon is bidding to host the fifty-first DeepSouthCon in 2013 and the voting will take place at the annual business meeting of the Southern Fandom Confederation at that convention.
What is DeepSouthCon? DeepSouthCon is the South's regional fan convention. Each year it's hosted by a different southern city or convention. Previous DeepSouthCon guests have featured authors such as Larry Niven, Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card and many more. Each year, DeepSouthCon awards the prestigious Phoenix and Rebel awards to the fans and professionals who have done the most to bring positive attention to the South, its fans, and the writers connected to this region. It also plays host to the annual Hearts Tournament of the Universe, a fun and social event.
JordanCon is thrilled at the possibility of hosting this unique event. As JordanCon was founded in honor of one of the most famous and successful fantasy writers in memory, it seems only natural that we host a DeepSouthCon. Additionally, DeepSouthCon has not been hosted in Atlanta, Georgia since 1988 and hasn't been in Georgia since 2000's "Son of the Beachcon" held on Jekyll Island. JordanCon feels it is past time for Georgia to take its turn hosting again.
To participate in the site selection for the 2013 DeepSouthCon you must be a registered member of Fencon/DeepSouthCon 49 and attend the business meeting at 10AM on Sunday, September 25th.
JordanCon 2012, "Car'a'con," will take place April 20-22 at the Doubletree Inn Roswell, just outside of Atlanta, GA. Guests will be Hugo award winning author Mary Robinette Kowal and Chesley award winning artist Sam Weber. Pre-reg for JordanCon 2012 is $45, discounted from $65 for the whole weekend.