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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
2014 Hugo Voter Packet
30 May 2014 - The 2014 Hugo Voter Packet is now available
Childcare at Loncon 3
24 May 2014 - Details of childcare at Loncon 3, including a booking form, are now available
Progress Report 3 Now Available
17 May 2014 - Download your electronic copy of our latest Progress Report here
Diversity in Speculative Fiction - academic programme launched
15 May 2014 - Details of Loncon 3's academic conference Diversity in Speculative Fiction have been published today. More details
Mary Robinette Kowal and Rob Shearman to co-host the 1939 Retro Hugo Awards Ceremony
13 May 2014 - Mary Robinette Kowal and Rob Shearman will co-host the 1939 Retro Hugo Awards Ceremony, and will be joined on stage by the Brideshead Ballroom Stompers for an awards evening full of music, celebration and surprises. More details
Science stars to shine at Loncon 3
08 May 2014 - Some of the biggest names in science, including the Astronomer Royal, have been confirmed to appear at Loncon 3. More details
100 days to go!
06 May 2014 - Loncon 3 will open 100 days from today. With a higher membership already than any previous Worldcon outside the US, it is on course to be an extraordinary celebration of science fiction, bringing together fans from over 50 countries.
Loncon 3 supports and reflects diversity
06 May 2014 - Loncon 3 has joined up with the US-based non-profit organisation Con or Bust in an initiative to assist people of colour/non-white people to attend Worldcon this year. More details
Loncon 3 celebrates the history of the SF genre
06 May 2014 - Loncon 3 will mark the 75th anniversary of the first ever Worldcon. To celebrate that history, Loncon 3 is offering a free membership to any person who was a member of either Nycon 1 in 1939 or Loncon 1 in 1957. More details.
Supporting Diversity – Con or Bust
Loncon 3 is being held in Newham, one of the most diverse boroughs in London, which is itself one of the world’s most diverse cities.
As a Worldcon, which aims to bring together attendees from a wide range of countries and backgrounds to celebrate science fiction, we also want to do our best to represent the diversity of both the borough and city which are our hosts.
As part of this, Loncon 3 has joined up with the US-based non-profit organisation Con or Bust. Their website details their origins and purpose, and explains how fans can individually support their endeavours and apply for assistance.
Initially Loncon 3 has donated five new attending memberships to Con or Bust, and has agreed to donate up to another 20 to match donations from our members. In addition, to enable current members who can’t now attend to both support this initiative and continue being a part of Loncon 3, we will swap a supporting membership for each attending membership donated to Con or Bust. This means donors will continue to have full voting rights in the Hugo and Retrospective Hugo awards and site selection regardless of when they donate their membership.
So if you find that you’re unable to attend Loncon 3, please consider donating your attending membership to Con or Bust and receive a supporting membership in its place.
To donate your membership, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your name, address, email address and membership number and asking us to transfer your attending membership to ‘Con or Bust’.
Steve Cooper and Alice Lawson, Joint Chairs, Loncon 3