News

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

 

Local Services

The ExCeL interactive map provides the location of various amenities inside the building and on the wider campus including restaurants, ATMs, toilets, baby change facilities and others.

Emergency Services

If an emergency occurs, please stay calm. Tell a member of ExCeL staff that there is a problem, or ask someone else to do so. If none are available, call 4444 on the internal phones located at the entrance to each hall. If you cannot access an internal phone, in an emergency, call 999.

ExCeL is a large and complicated site. The ExCeL staff have their own response teams for emergencies and they have close relationships with the local emergency services. They will be able to provide an emergency response to the exact location on the large site in the quickest time.

Business Services Centre

ExCeL has a Business Services Centre open during the day seven days a week, offering services like photocopying and couriers, and selling a range of stationery, tools, cables, and so on. It’s located on Level 0, downstairs from the Boulevard Level 1 by doors N4/S4, near the west end of the building.

It will not be accessible to Loncon 3 members on Saturday afternoon due to another event in the building.

Cash Machines (ATMs)

There are a number of cash machines (ATMs) close to or inside ExCeL. On the Boulevard Level 1, there are four HSBC, one Barclays, and one Travelex cash machines. There are also Travelex cash machines in the Aloft, Ramada and Custom House hotels, and a cash machine in the Tesco Express to the west of ExCeL. None of these machines charges for cash withdrawals. There is a Notemachine cash machine in the Premier Inn, which charges £1.75 per withdrawal.

Non-UK account holders will probably be charged by their own bank in addition to any charge from the cash machine.

Pharmacy

The closest pharmacy is located on Freemasons Road, opposite Custom House DLR station, approximately a 5-minute walk from the west entrance of ExCeL. Some non-prescription medicines (aspirins and such) are available from the Tesco Express next to the Crowne Plaza hotel (also approximately a 5-minute walk from the west entrance).

Post Office

The closest Post Office to ExCeL is at 272-283 Victoria Dock Road, just minute’s walk from Custom House Station. It is closed on Sunday, but open from 9AM to 5.30PM on weekdays and 9AM to 12.30PM on Saturdays.

Medical Centres

The Practice, a National Health Service walk-in centre, is located on the other side of the dock from ExCeL in Britannia Village, 12a Wesley Avenue, London, E16 1TU, tel 020 3040 0100. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

The Barkantine Walk-In Centre, open from 8AM to 8PM, seven days a week, is a little further away at 121 Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, London, E14 8JH., tel 020 7791 8080.

Note that emergency medical treatment at a hospital or at this type of centre is free of charge in England and Wales. If you have a European Health Insurance Card, non-emergency treatment will generally also be covered. See this page for further links on medical services for overseas visitors to the UK.

Supermarkets

A Whistlestop convenience store is on the Boulevard Level 1 near the west end of the building (the far end from Loncon 3). There are Londis and Tesco Express supermarkets on Western Gateway, the road running west from ExCeL past the Novotel and Crowne Plaza hotels.

Laundry

Xcel Dry Cleaners are near the west end of ExCeL and offer a standard service wash (wash-dry-fold) for £14 (10-15lb) or £16 (15-20lb).

Car Parking

See here in the travel and tourism section.