Loncon 3 News
Late May Holiday Membership Sale! NOW ON!
Loncon 3 is pleased to announce a special May holiday sale on Adult Attending and Family memberships.
Adult Attending rates will be reduced to £95 (US$160), a discount of £10, for all adults joining online through the Loncon 3 website between Friday 24 May and Monday 27 May (which is Spring Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom, and Memorial Day in the United States,). An equivalent reduction will also apply to adults upgrading from Supporting to Attending status. The Family Attending rate will be reduced to £230 (US$390), a discount of £15.
The reduced rates also apply to all face-to-face membership sales made at BayCon, ConQuesT and WisCon between Friday 24 May and Monday 27 May. The sale does not apply to mailed-in memberships, nor does it cover the instalment plan.
Loncon 3 Attending Membership Rates
Up to 30 September 2013, membership rates to join Loncon 3, the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention, are:
• Full Adult Attending membership: £105 (US$170 / €135).
• Family membership rates, for two adults and two or more children: £245 (US$405 / €315)
As part of the convention's policy to encourage families and children to attend Loncon 3, the following Attending membership rates, based on the person's age as of 14 August 2014, for Infants (0-5 years old), Children (6-15 years old) and Young Adults (16-25) remain unchanged:
• Infants (0-5 years old) at £2 (US$3 / €3)
• Children (6-15 years old) at £30 (US$50 / €40)
• Young Adults (16-25 years old) at £65 (US$110 / €85).
The rate for a Supporting membership also remains unchanged at £25 (US$40 / €35).
Existing membership status can be checked by emailing email@example.com.
Loncon 3 memberships are available for immediate purchase at various conventions, here and by postal mail.
Instalment Plan: Details of how you can become an Attending Member of Loncon 3 in three or four payments and freeze the total cost at today's rate are now available here.
GUEST OF HONOUR IAIN M BANKS
3 April 2013. The committee and staff of Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, are very sorry to have learned about the ill health of Iain M Banks, one of the convention's seven Guests of Honour. Iain has issued a personal statement which you can read here.
Banks is consequently unlikely to participate in the convention, which will be held in London Docklands in August 2014. The Fife-born author is acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative and exciting writers of his generation, in science fiction and in mainstream fiction.
Loncon 3 co-chair Alice Lawson said: "We asked Iain to be one of the Guests of Honour at this Worldcon because we wanted to acknowledge the huge contribution he makes to science fiction. Our thoughts and best wishes are with Iain at this time."
Co-chair Steve Cooper added: "Iain is part of the Worldcon family as well as one of our Guests of Honour. His award-winning work will be celebrated in Loncon 3's programme, publication and exhibits in 2014."
PR1 Available for download now!
Members who requested publications by post should be receiving Progress Report 1 shortly. For those of you who have asked for electronic publications, and those who cannot wait for 'snail mail', a PDF of this PR can be downloaded here. Enjoy!
Multiple payment methods are now available for the on-line purchase of Loncon 3 memberships.
In addition to the existing payment by Credit/Debit card, Loncon 3 are now able to take direct transfers from PayPal accounts and Direct Bank transfers from Euro accounts.
When joining on-line simply choose your preferred payment method as part of the process.
As the Euro bank transfer is a two stage process, for the purposes of membership deadlines, the date when the membership process is started will be taken as the date you joined the convention, so long as payment is received within a reasonable period.