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


Make a Pigeon

Parker Pigeon

We need pigeons!

A simple idea to add pigeons to the Exhibits Hall theme of the streets of London hatched and grew and matured, and now our pigeon craze has gone worldwide.

You can’t visit London without meeting a pigeon flock or several. It’s as iconic a sight as Nelson’s Column or the Ravens at the Tower. So, pigeons have just become a natural part of the Loncon 3 landscape. We also have a Guest of Honour, Robin Hobb, who has written a book about pigeons and if you haven’t read Wizard of Pigeons (as by Megan Lindholm) it comes highly recommended.

We sent out a call for knitted pigeons but we needed something that non-knitters could attempt as well – pigeon-knitting is not for the faint-hearted! Thus we’ve put together a pattern for making fabric pigeons.

Pigeon packs, with already-cut felt based on that pattern, have gone global and variations on the original Parker Pigeon (@pigeonparker) have been sent back ready for Loncon 3 in August 2014.

There are a number of Ambassador Pigeons in red, white and blue plumage. Shadwell, Greenwich, Customs House, Whitechapel and Pimlico Pigeon have been visiting landmarks in London and further afield. Customs House and Shadwell starred in the Loncon 3 display at LoneStarCon3, and last we knew, Greenwich has gone on tour in the US. We’re hoping they rack up several more countries between them in the coming year.

We’re looking for help in making still more pigeons. We’d like dozens of them to perch on the sponsored benches and elsewhere in the Exhibits hall. Would you be willing to help us, whether by making one or many?

You can download the pattern here and make your own Parker Pigeon. (Although you’re free to name your pigeons whatever you wish of course!)

Please send your completed pigeon to Serena Culfeather, Loncon 3 Pigeons, 19 Tilstone Close, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 8BY, UK. Or email to let us know you'll be dropping it off at the Art Show desk at Loncon 3.

The Exhibits Team