Art Show - Artists in Residence and Demos

The Loncon 3 Art Show and Art Programme teams have come together to create two opportunities for artists to interact with each other and with convention members. Our aim is to enable artists to promote themselves and their work and also perhaps to inspire a new generation of creators into the field.

We have also arranged an informal "Artists' Hang-Out" area within the Art Show with comfortable seating to enable people to meet and relax surrounded by the amazing art that we will have on show.


Artists in Residence (AIR)

Our Artists in Residence (AIR) programme is essentially a reinvention of the traditional Artists' Alley. This is something that was introduced with great success at Renovation (the 2011 Worldcon), and we are delighted to make it available again this year.

The programme comprises a small group of tables located close to the main Art Show entrance. These tables can be booked for 90 minute or 2 hour slots by the artists taking part in the Art Show, to be used however they wish. This includes selling of art and merchandise, sketching, creating, or just interacting with fans. (For those who wish to sell, this can be thought of as a complimentary, short-term dealer's table, provided as part of the package to those taking part in the main Art Show. No commission is charged on sales you make through these sessions, however you will be responsible for settling any tax liabilities that arise).

Each Art Show artist can request up to two slots in the Artists in Residence area, and artists can request that they are scheduled together. The AIR schedule is aligned to our overall programme timings, meaning that slots will be available from 10 a.m. to Noon (2 hours), and then from Noon to 1.30 p.m., 1.30 to 3.00 p.m., 3.00 to 4.30 p.m., and 4.30 to 6.00 p.m. (90 minutes per session).

The AIR programme will run from 3.00 p.m. on Thursday through to Noon on Sunday, at which point the Art Show will close in readiness for the Art Auction.

How to Apply: you can apply for Artists in Residence space by checking the box on the online registration form when entering the Art Show, or by emailing the Art Show team at We will contact people during May/June to discuss their preferences and intentions before assigning specific time slots. We will publicize the final schedule on the website and in the Art Show on the day, and hopefully also include it in the convention's Pocket Program.



Our Art Demonstrations are being run by UK artist Lisa Konrad, assisted by 2005 Worldcon Art Show Director and Chesley Award winner Julie McMurray.

The demonstrations will take place in and around the Art Show area and we plan to include two types of activity.

We hope to have demonstrations in a range of media including different types of 2D art (e.g. acrylic, watercolour, oil, drawing) as well as clay modelling. We will also be featuring an open playtest of John Picacio's Loteria (a Spanish version of Bingo!).

How to Apply: if you are an artist and would like to take part in the demonstration programme, please indicate this in your programme survey, or contact the art programme team directly at


"King of the Wildwood" by Loncon 3 Attending Artist Margaret Walty