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


Artist Showcase - Jim Burns


Jim Burns was born in 1948 in Cardiff, South Wales. In 1972, after attending a foundation course at Newport College of Art in South Wales and subsequently a three year course in Graphic Design and Illustration at St Martin's School of Art in London he got his first professional science fiction commission, for an anthology called 'Towards Infinity', using the very uncommercial media of pencil and light watercolour washes. Preceding this and the 4 years at art college was an earlier career move... as a would-be pilot in the RAF. Which came to naught as, despite soloing on jets, he was really not a very good pilot. Sleep more soundly everyone... Jim is not in the skies above you any more. That desire to become some sort of real-life incarnation of his childhood hero, Dan Dare was not to be - though there is a retro look to his work... that is distinctly Hampsonian. (Frank Hampson was Dan’s creator). Yes, Jim was better at art than hurling ironmongery around the skies of England... and in the 40 years since has carved a name for himself as a science fiction and fantasy artist. He is sufficiently acknowledged within this rarified domain to have won three Hugo awards and a dozen BSFA awards and his originals are now in many collections around the world. Currently he is embarking on a series of more personal paintings. So look out for new and 'darker' material in the years to come.

Loncon 3 will also see the book launch of Jim’s new collection The Art Of Jim Burns: Hyperluminal, published by Titan Books.


Visit Jim Burns at:

Artwork: Tachyonic (Digital, 2013)
I was commissioned as the cover artist for all 6 issues of Interzone in 2013.
I created ‘Tachyonic’ for issue 247 in Photoshop over two days


Artwork: Hatchling (Acrylics, 2013)
Commissioned as the official piece for DragonCon 2013 at which I was Artist Guest of Honour.
The painting features Rosie, my local barmaid as the 'dragon mistress' tending to the hatching of a baby wyvern