ATLANTA LITERARY CONVENTION RECOGNIZED BY THE MAYO CLINIC
ROSWELL, GA, March 19, 2012—JordanCon is proud to announce that it is being recognized by the Mayo Clinic for its continued support of the clinic’s research on amyloidosis. The Mayo Clinic will be adding JordanCon to their electronic registration kiosks in their Hall of Benefactors.
Through an annual Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament and silent auction, JordanCon raises money for the Mayo Clinic’s amyloidosis research fund in honor of James Rigney, who wrote under the name Robert Jordan. Jordan died of complications related to amyloidosis in 2007. Amyloidosis is a rare disease in which proteins called amyloids build up in a person’s organs, and can affect the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, and gastrointestinal tract.
This year, JordanCon raised money by hosting an online raffle with the winners receiving the right to name a character in the Wheel of Time series, which was begun by Jordan and is being completed by author Brandon Sanderson. The Wheel of Time series is a bestselling series, with the last five books debuting at number one on the New York Times best sellers list and over 14 million copies in print worldwide. JordanCon is excited to donate ten percent of this year’s Art Show sales to the Mayo Clinic.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org