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


Dances at Loncon 3

We already have a number of events for your dance card over the weekend and hope to add one or two more…

Thursday 14 August
1:30PM - 4:30PM: Learn How to Swing Dance

Our first dance of the weekend will immediately follow the Retro Hugo Award Ceremony on Thursday evening. Want to learn some dances from the 1930s? We have you covered! Join the swing dance class! Antonia Pugliese and Raven Stern from the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers will teach three one-hour classes to get you started. Take one, or take them all! The first hour will focus on 6-count swing, from the basic step pattern to some fun variations. The second hour will cover 8-count swing, equally easy but rhythmically different. Either class can stand alone, but taking both lets you mix-and-match steps. In the last hour we will cover Charleston, including lots of solo steps in case partner-dancing isn't your thing. East coast swing and Charleston can be pretty energetic, but these classes will be geared towards beginners so no dance experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (flats are great!), and don't worry about bringing a partner. Just come give it a try!

10PM – 1AM: Swing Dance

The Brideshead Ballroom Stompers provide a show specialising in the Jazz Age music of the 1920s and the Swing Music of the 1930s. The band takes all the elegance and humour of the era, making your experience as authentic as possible. Consisting of the UK’s finest musicians in this style, and with fantastic music and costumes to match, the band will give you the real feel of an authentic 1930s evening – ideal to sit-back and enjoy, and even better to get up and dance to!

Friday 15 August
1:30PM - 4:30PM: Regency Dance

Join us for an afternoon of elegance from days gone past. Again, your tutors will be Antonia Pugliese and Raven Stern from Vintage Dancers.

The Liam Robinson Band

10:30PM – 1AM: Ceilidh - The Liam Robinson Band, sponsored by Dublin 2019 and Shamrokon.

Join us for traditional dance music of the highest quality with The Liam Robinson Band, three highly skilled musicians who understand what it takes to play traditional music for dancing. The calling is superb – and dancers of all skill levels will feel welcomed. Sponsored by the Dublin in 2019 Worldcon Bid and Shamrokon, the 2014 Eurocon.

Saturday 16 August
10:30PM – 1AM: 80s Night dance

Come dance with music from a time when everyone knew how to do Thriller, The Wall was more than just a Pink Floyd reference and everyone danced like there could be no tomorrow!

Sunday 17 August
10:30PM – 1AM: British Rock Disco

Dance the night away in our classic British rock disco!

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About The Vintage Dancers: The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers reconstruct, teach and perform American ballroom dance of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They focus on the Federal, Civil War, Gilded Age, Ragtime and Roaring Twenties Eras. In addition to performing the dances of these periods, they host public balls, dance classes and multi-day workshops for a thriving community of historical dance enthusiasts.