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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Promote Your Club/Convention
We know that a Worldcon isn’t only about the things to see and do and take part in and talk about and eat and drink and write about and remember afterwards. No, for some of you it’s about serious business. Or is that serious fun?
In any case, one of the things you might want the chance to do at the World Science Fiction Convention is to promote your own convention. Or your SF club, or your fanzine or blog, or your fan fund or award, or your attempt to build a tower of beer cans to the moon to see whether it’s made of cheese that goes with beer.
This is a particular opportunity for groups and events in the London area to raise awareness of what you’re up to – but one of the great things about a Worldcon is the chance to reach a lot of other people who are enthusiastic about science fiction in the same way as you. And one of the great things about living in the future is that you don’t always have to be in the same geographical location to keep in touch afterwards.
Ways in which you might want to do that sort of awareness-raising and reaching out at Loncon 3 include:
- Booking a fan table to grab people's attention as they wander past all weekend (taping them to the floor while they're distracted can help with this). There's a list here of the conventions, bids and groups that have already booked. We're now close to full up, but please contact Charlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org and we might be able to fit you in.
- Producing leaflets or flyers to distribute. There will be tables or stands in which members of the convention can leave free materials for any other attendees to take away with them.
- Running a party. As explained here, the parties and the bar will all be co-located at Loncon 3 in one joyous evening social experience. Information about how to book a party space for one or more evenings can be found here.
Not all of these cost extra money, but they could help you to make sure people have heard about you and how to join you – in a good way!