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


Convention Highlights

Loncon 3 is planning many celebrations and commemorations of science fiction and fantasy appropriate to the seventy-fifth anniversary Worldcon.

Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony

These will be the bookends for the convention. We are looking forward to producing an exciting Opening Ceremony at 12 noon on Thursday 14 August with which to welcome you, including meeting our Guests of Honour. Our formal Closing Ceremony at 3pm on Monday 18 August will showcase the most memorable moments from the convention, give farewells from our Guests, and introduce the 2015 Worldcon, Sasquan.

The Hugo Awards Ceremony

The Hugo Awards are the premier award in the science fiction genre, honouring science fiction and fantasy literature and media as well as the genre’s fans. You and the other members of the convention can vote on the winners of the awards for the year; details on the process can be found here.

The awards are presented at a formal ceremony, which is always considered to be one of the highlights of the Worldcon. The ceremony at Loncon 3 will take place at 8pm on Sunday 17 August and is being directed by John Brown. We hope to continue the recent tradition of streaming the ceremony live via the internet, enabling fans around the world to take part in this celebration of the best of the year’s science fiction.

The Retro-Hugo Awards Ceremony

We invite you to join us at 8pm on Thursday 14 August as Loncon 3 presents the 1939 Retro-Hugo Awards.

Our imagining of what the 1939 Hugo Awards would have been like – complete with retro-futuristic clothing, swing music, and 1939 formal wear – will be a gala night to remember.

We also encourage you to participate personally by wearing your own retro-futuristic costumes (what might you have predicted the future would be wearing if you had been at Nycon I?) or true retro 1939 formal wear – and then join us after the ceremony for the first dance of Loncon 3, celebrating the music of 1939 and swing dancing!

The Chesley Awards

The Chesley Awards will be presented on Friday 15 August, and will be accompanied by an open reception in the Art Show for artists and members, with food and beverages.

The Masquerade

The Masquerade is the highlight of Worldcon’s cosplay activities – a competitive catwalk show showcasing costumes from novice level to the highest levels of workmanship and presentation. There’s also a special division for children.

The Loncon 3 Masquerade is being run by Giulia De Cesare, assisted by Kathy Westhead and Clare Goodall. The Masquerade will take place at 8pm on Saturday 16 August  in the ICC Auditorium.

Concerts and Dances

In the tradition of many Worldcons, we plan to offer many opportunities for our attendees to get their groove on during the convention. There will be a full orchestral concert on Friday and we expect to have several dances of various styles.


We are excited to announce  a number of live dramatic performances, large and small, for the enjoyment of our attendees throughout the weekend. Please continue to check back with us as we put the finishing touches on our version of a West End season.

And last but not least, the programme

With over 1000 scheduled items featuring some 900 participants our programme promises to offer something (and probably many somethings) for everybody. The full schedule is now available in our programme guides.