Shortlists for the 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retro Hugos

16 April 2014 - Shortlists for the 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retro Hugos will be announced at 8:30pm BST on Saturday 19 April at Satellite 4, the 65th British National Science Fiction Convention, in Glasgow. The event will be streamed here, and relayed live at two conventions in the United States. More details...

The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers

24 Mar 2014 - World Premiere of the theatrical production at Loncon 3. More details

2016 Worldcon

19 Feb 2014 - Bidder filings now available from the Site Selection page.

Membership rates to rise

18 Feb 2014 - Loncon 3 membership rates to rise on 1 March; payment instalment plan closes. Full details here

Also appearing

09 Feb 2014 - Just some of the people who have volunteered for our programme can be seen here

Iain Banks exhibit in Stirling

Parallel Worlds: an exhibition of material from the Iain Banks Archive is on at the University of Stirling between Friday 24 January - Friday 4 April 2014.

Bryan Talbot exhibit in London

The Brainstorm Exhibition will be shown at The Muse Gallery, 269 Portobello Road between 20 March - 13 April 2014

Hotel bookings are now open

02 Jan 2014 - Reserve your room here. Hotel details are here. Applications to be in the lottery for rooms in the Aloft are now closed.

Progress Report 2 Now Available

23 Dec 2013 - Download your electronic copy of our latest Progress Report here

Hugo Base Design Competition

2 Dec 2013 - Details of the competition for the design of the Hugo base can now be found on our Hugo pages here

Art Showcase Order Form

1 Dec 2013 - Copies of the Loncon 3 Art Showcase can now be ordered here.


Enter the Loncon 3 Photography Competition

Our Photography competition is now open, with a closing date of 30 April 2014. Winning entries will be exhibited at Loncon 3.

Entries are invited in three categories, subject to the rules and guidelines set out here:

There is an entry fee – please see items 5 and 6 in the rules and guidelines.

Competition Prizes

In each of the senior categories, prizes will be awarded as follows:

If any of these prizewinners are not members of the convention, they will also be awarded a free day admission for Sunday 17 August 2014.

In the junior category, prizes will be:

At the judges’ discretion, there may be up to five “honourable mentions” in each category.

The competition will be judged by Peter Young, Elizabeth Billinger, and David Findlay. The administrator is Teresa Hehir and all correspondence should go to:

How to Enter

All images must be submitted as JPEGs, saved at a high quality level, and must be less than 5MB in total. Please do not include borders, watermarks or signatures on the image. The minimum size is 1600 pixels wide (for a horizontal image) or 1600 pixels tall (for a vertical image).

Submit your photograph(s) to, with relevant information about yourself (including your age if you are entering in the Junior category) and about the photographs. The administrator will contact you to confirm receipt of your entries and enable you to pay the appropriate entry fee. Once you have done so, your photographs will be entered into the competition.

The closing date for all entries, including entry fees, to be received is 30 April 2014.