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

 

Registering for Loncon 3

Loncon 3 is using the east end of ExCeL and the International Convention Centre (ICC). This area has four different levels. There are lifts and escalators to all levels for easy access: please be considerate and use stairs and escalators if you are able.

On the Boulevard Level 0, right by the east entrance of ExCeL and at ground level, you’ll find a number of useful areas including Registration, Access, Information Desk, and the Hotel Help Desk.

On arrival, please go to Registration and collect your badge or wristband, which gives you access to the convention. Please bring a means of proving your identity.

The registration area will be open at the following times:

If you need Access assistance at the convention, please speak to the team at the Access Desk. If you haven’t already registered, they can help you to do so if you wish, and they will provide you with an Access ribbon, which lets Loncon 3 staff and volunteers know that you might need extra assistance and (if required) entitles you to priority seating in programme items and events, and priority access to lifts. This is also where you can collect your reserved mobility scooter or wheelchair or (subject to availability) arrange to rent one if you haven’t made a reservation. The team can also help with other Access requests, such as large-print publications or earplugs. Please note that the Access Desk might be moved to Registration if there are queues waiting to enter the Auditorium.

The Hotel Help Desk can help sort out hotel booking problems.

The Information Desk is the place to go for general queries and getting information about the location of childcare, requesting a No Photography badge, and signing up for a free one-year subscription to Amazing Stories magazine.

Make sure that you always wear your badge, and be careful not to lose it: ExCeL security will not let you into convention areas without it. Badges remain the property of the convention and may be withdrawn at any time, without a refund, for unruly or unacceptable behaviour: please see the Code of Conduct. Lost badges will be replaced for a fee of £30, which may be refunded if the lost badge is found and returned to you or us before the end of the convention. If you forget your badge, a temporary badge will be issued to you for a fee, which can be refunded if the temporary badge is returned to Registration within 24 hours.

Programme Participant Check-In

After registering for the convention, programme participants can pick up their programme packets at Programme Participant Check-in, located next by Registration, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. After Friday, pick up your packets at Programme Ops in the Capital Lounge.