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19 Feb 2014 - Bidder filings now available from the Site Selection page.
Membership rates to rise
18 Feb 2014 - Loncon 3 membership rates to rise on 1 March; payment instalment plan closes. Full details here
09 Feb 2014 - Just some of the people who have volunteered for our programme can be seen here
Nominations for the 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retro-Hugos are now open.
07 Jan 2014 - Deadline for receipt of nominating ballots is 7.59 am BST on Tuesday 1 April/11.59 pm PDT Monday 31 March 2014
Iain Banks exhibit in Stirling
Parallel Worlds: an exhibition of material from the Iain Banks Archive is on at the University of Stirling between Friday 24 January - Friday 4 April 2014.
Bryan Talbot exhibit in London
The Brainstorm Exhibition will be shown at The Muse Gallery, 269 Portobello Road between 20 March - 13 April 2014
Hotel bookings are now open
Progress Report 2 Now Available
23 Dec 2013 - Download your electronic copy of our latest Progress Report here
Hugo Base Design Competition
2 Dec 2013 - Details of the competition for the design of the Hugo base can now be found on our Hugo pages here
Art Showcase Order Form
1 Dec 2013 - Copies of the Loncon 3 Art Showcase can now be ordered here.
Free Internet Access at Loncon 3
17 Oct 2013 - Great news! ExCel have announced this week that free wifi will now be available in the entire facility, so fannish reporting about Loncon 3 will be free to all attendees!
Loncon 3 Photography Competition
14 Oct 2013 - We are pleased to announce that the Loncon 3 Photography Competition is now open. Full details and rules can be found here.
As well as our guests of honour, here's a list of just some of the people who have volunteered for our programme.
Deadline for receipt of nominating ballots is 7.59 am BST on Tuesday 1 April/11.59 pm PDT Monday 31 March 2014.
Welcome to Loncon 3!
Welcome to the home page of Loncon 3, the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). On this site you'll find everything you need to know about the convention, including our guests, programme, special events, exhibits, Art Show, Dealers' Zone and of course how to register and where to stay while you're in town.
This will be the 72nd Worldcon, and the first to be held in London since 1965. It will also be the 75th anniversary of the very first Worldcon held in New York in 1939 - something we will be celebrating within our programme and events.
Loncon 3 will be a celebration of science fiction in all its forms. We expect well over 7,000 fans to join us at London's ExCeL centre, along with hundreds of writers, editors, artists, and other professionals from across the genre. And if you need a reminder of why London is the ideal place for a Worldcon, take a look at this video (you can find more Loncon 3 videos across the website), or browse the full set…
The 1939 Retro-Hugos
From their inception in 1953, the Hugo Awards have grown to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. As host of the 2014 Worldcon, Loncon 3 will be hosting the Hugo Awards for the best work in 2013.
We are delighted to announce that in addition, we will also be hosting the Retrospective Hugo Awards for the best work of 1938. This is a rare opportunity: the Retro-Hugos use the same rules and categories as the current awards, but can only be presented on the anniversary of a year in which a Worldcon was held, but did not present Hugo Awards.
Nominations for both the 1939 Retro-Hugo Awards and 2014 Hugo Awards opened in January 2014. All Attending Adult, Young Adult, and Supporting members of Loncon 3 who joined before the end of January are eligible to nominate, along with full members of the 2013 and 2015 Worldcons.