JordanCon Made Me Do It

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Hi all! I'm JackieSedai. I realized after making my username that it was probably very presumptuous of me to use "Sedai" here when I'm a brand new member. But that's my handle on both Instagram and Twitch, so it seemed like a good place to start.

I've loved Wheel of Time for over 15 years, ever since I was introduced to the series in high school. But until recently I hadn't known many people who had even heard of the series, let alone read it. I finally badgered my best friend into reading the whole thing before the first season of the show came out. But she was the only one I could really talk to about all things Wheel of Time

Then I went to JordanCon this past weekend, and I realized there was a whole community of fans that I was missing out on. I'd heard of TarValon.net before, and even poked around a little, but I'd been too shy to join. Everyone at JordanCon was so nice that I realized that I had been silly to hold back from jumping into this community. So here I am!
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon, Jackie! :joy
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon! :joy

I'm so glad you decided to join us :pleased-1:

I didn't really have anyone to discuss the books with either until I joined TV
 

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Welcome!!! I hope you have fun here with us! :pleased-1: we have forums where we discuss the books, feel free to post there if you wish to discuss something! We also have a wiki with WoT information where you can find info about the books :D

Did you enjoy the TV show?
 

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Hi Jackie, and welcome! I was ye olde Toastmaster at JCon, if you were at opening ceremonies, the costume contest, or Michael Livingston’s panel. :D
 

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Welcome welcome!
 

Leala ni al'Dareis t'al'Caleum

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Welcome to Tar Valon, Jackie! :joy So, you're an IG and Twitch Sedai. I know you haven't gone through our process here, obviously, but what Ajah do you see yourself as? :pleased-1:
 
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Welcome to the party, Jackie! I too was at JCon this past weekend, meandering around as a Maiden of the Spear on Saturday. So glad you made it this way!
 

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Welcome to the party, Jackie! I too was at JCon this past weekend, meandering around as a Maiden of the Spear on Saturday. So glad you made it this way!

Now I'm super sad I missed the con. I would have actually *known* a Far Dareis Mai!!
 

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Welcome! Super sad I missed J*Con but have been living vicariously through all the pictures! It looks like everyone had a blast!
 

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Welcome! I was only on site very briefly before JCon actually got started so probably didn’t see you, but I’m very glad you decided to join us!
 
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Yeah, JordanCon made me do it too, and I'm still here.

Welcome!
 
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Welcome! Enjoy wandering the site. And if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
 

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Welcome to TarValon.Net! :D I look forward to seeing you in various topics of interest. On that note, what does interest you/what are your hobbies/what do you do other than read?
 

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Thank you everyone for the super warm welcomes!! I'm already both thrilled to have joined and am kicking my past self for not taking the plunge earlier. I was clearly missing out!!

(Ok, now time to multiquote. Let's see if I did this correctly...)
Did you enjoy the TV show?

I did! Obviously it's different than the books, but it felt like it kept the spirit of the story. It's also updated some things that really needed updating. My favorite thing about the show is the cast. Pretty much all of them are absolutely perfect, especially Josha. I absolutely cannot wait for season two!!

Hi Jackie, and welcome! I was ye olde Toastmaster at JCon, if you were at opening ceremonies, the costume contest, or Michael Livingston’s panel. :D

Oh my goodness, hi!!! I'm thrilled to be welcomed by JordanCon royalty. :bow I was in the overflow room for the opening ceremonies and at the Michael Livingston panel. You did a great job moderating that!! His panel was the absolute highlight of JordanCon for me. I could have listened to him talk for hours.

Welcome to Tar Valon, Jackie! :joy So, you're an IG and Twitch Sedai. I know you haven't gone through our process here, obviously, but what Ajah do you see yourself as? :pleased-1:

Thank you!! I see myself as Blue Ajah. When I was first reading the books I picked it because of Moiraine (she was my first favorite character). But as I've gotten older I really identify with their purpose, especially justice and saving the world. I also love to find out all the secrets. :giggle

Welcome to the party, Jackie! I too was at JCon this past weekend, meandering around as a Maiden of the Spear on Saturday. So glad you made it this way!

So cool!! I'm pretty sure I saw you, but only from afar. All of the Maiden of the Spear / Aiel cosplay I saw was amazing!!

Welcome to TarValon.Net! :D I look forward to seeing you in various topics of interest. On that note, what does interest you/what are your hobbies/what do you do other than read?

Other than reading, my favorite pastime is tabletop RPGs, like DnD, Pathfinder, or Shadowrun. I'm currently in four campaigns with various groups of friends. The campaigns I'm in inspire me to write, so I'm currently (very slowly) writing a book based on a campaign that wrapped up last year. I also play a fair number of video games, though at this point I mostly play when I'm streaming on Twitch. I'm currently playing WilderMyth, but sometime soon I'm going to switch to playing the Wheel of Time video game for the lulz. I also watch probably too much tv, from anime to Real Housewives and everything in between.
 
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