1939 Retro Hugo Award Winners

4 January 2015 - the Loncon 3 Artist Showcase is now available to download in PDF format.

1939 Retro Hugo Award Winners

14 August 2014 - Loncon 3 is delighted to announce the 1939 Retro Hugo Award winners.

Record Hugo Participation

7 August 2014 - Loncon 3 is proud to announce that it received 3,587 valid ballots for the 2014 Hugo Awards. More details here.

Cosmonaut at Loncon 3

6 August 2014 - Cosmonaut Anatolii Artsebarskii will be at the whole convention and speaking on Sunday 17 August, more details here and press release here.

Programme now available

24 July 2014 - The schedule is now available through our programme guides here.

Hugo Ceremony Hosts announced

17 July 2014 - The 2014 Hugo Ceremony will be hosted by leading science fiction and fantasy authors Justina Robson and Geoff Ryman. More details here

Fantastic partnership with BFI

17 July 2014 - Loncon 3 has joined forces with the British Film Institute to celebrate the UK's long heritage of science fiction and the fantastic on television. More details here

Access services

08 July 2014 - LAST CALL: all requests for accessible accomodation must be received no later than midnight Thursday 10 July. More details here

PEN/H G Wells lecture

08 July 2014 - Audrey Niffenegger will give the first PEN / H G Wells lecture at Loncon 3. More details here

Access services

06 July 2014 - We're offering a service for booking mobility scooters. More details here

Theatre programme announced

04 July 2014 - We have released full details of our exciting theatre programme. Full details here

Childcare at Loncon 3

03 July 2014 - Please book your childcare by 14 July. Details available here. To help you plan, some programme highlights are listed here

Progress Report 4 Now Available

02 July 2014 - Download your electronic copy of our last Progress Report here. Full of essential information for getting to and enjoying the convention.

Help wanted

02 July 2014 - We have a number of specific tasks for which we're seeking volunteers. In most cases no prior experience is needed and it's a great way to meet people and be a part of Loncon 3. Details here

1939 Retro Hugo Voter Packet

01 July 2014 - The 1939 Retro Hugo Voter Packet is now available

Hall passes

20 June 2014 - For a taste of Loncon 3 at a low price, we are offering a limited number of Hall passes for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Programme participants

15 June 2014 - We are today sending emails to all our programme participants with a first draft of their schedules. It's going to be an amazing programme!

Membership rates to increase on 14 July

10 June 2014 - Loncon 3 membership rates will rise on 14 July: Adult rates increase to £135 (US$225); family rates become £300 (US$500); all other attending rates also rise. Join now to beat the increase! Full details here

Additions to 2014 Hugo Voter Packet

10 June 2014 - The voter packet has been updated to include new material in the following categories: Fan Artist, Related Work, Short Story, Novelette and Novella. Members can download the packet here.

Hugo Voting Now Open

06 June 2014 - Cast your ballot for the 2014 Hugo Awards here and for the 1939 Retro Hugo Awards here.

Worldcon Philharmonic Orchestra

03 June 2014 - The highlight of Loncon 3's music programme will be a concert by the Worldcon Philharmonic Orchestra

Masquerade and costumes at Loncon 3

03 June 2014 - If you love costumes and costuming, check out our new information about the Masquerade and Hall Costumes at Loncon 3. You can register today! More details


Childcare at Loncon 3

We are delighted to announce that our childcare for Loncon 3 will be provided by local company Eden Mobile Crèche. Please see their website for the kind of activities they offer. Please also read their terms and conditions below.

This service is available for children aged 12 and under. There will be a charge of £6 per hour per child for this service, which is being subsidised by Loncon 3, and is exclusively for the use of convention members. The facility will be located within ExCeL, about 5-10 minutes walk from the main boulevard. Children should be registered with the convention before they can be booked into childcare.

Please note that meals are not provided and you will be expected to make arrangements for your child. Eden is happy to give your child any food you provide but will not accept anything that needs refrigerating.

Hours of Service

The service will be available for all of the days that the convention is open, and by popular demand there will be very limited provision on Saturday and Sunday evenings, 7 till 11 PM.

Our hours are:

Thursday 14 August

1:30PM – 6:30PM

Friday 15 August

9:30AM – 6:30PM

Saturday 16 August

9:30AM – 6:30PM   &   7PM – 11PM

Sunday 17 August

9:30AM – 6:30PM   &   7PM – 11PM

Monday 18 August

9:30AM – 6:30PM

How to book

The childcare capacity is limited and to ensure adequate staffing and service we need parents to book childcare hours as soon as possible. If we reach our capacity, bookings will close, and we will update this page. So the sooner you book the more chance of getting a space.

Bookings can be made using this form (PDF). Open the form and fill in your information onscreen. When you've completed the form, save the file with your changes, and then return it to us by e-mail at .

Things to note

Terms and Conditions from Eden