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 - Margaret Walty


I was born in 1952 in Geneva, Switzerland, of a Scottish mother and a Swiss father. I lived in Lebanon, Singapore, Algeria and Spain before returning to Geneva to art college where I studied jewellery. I now live in the south of Scotland and concentrate entirely on painting, which I exhibit through my web site, and at galleries across the UK and abroad.

There are many wonderful subjects out there in the world, and I try and capture some of them in my botanical, wildlife and nature paintings. There are also many wonderful subjects that are out of this world, and these are the ones I try and capture in my fantasy paintings. Whatever the subject, I always see it in great detail, and this is how I strive to depict it, from a tiny miniature painting to a larger mythical landscape. I paint in acrylics, for the luminous colours of that medium, and increasingly in oils, layering the paint in many glazes.

Book illustrations:

  • The Last Slice of Rainbow, by Joan Aiken (Jonathan Cape in 1985, and Puffin in 1988)
  • Hush, Little Baby, a collection of songs and nursery rhymes (Barefoot Books in 1997 in the UK, and in the USA as "Rock-a-Bye Baby")
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker, (Barefoot Books in 1998)
  • The Celtic Lunar Zodiac, an exploration of Celtic astrology, myth and lore by Helena Paterson, (Rider 1992, Llewellyn USA 1997)
  • Faery Healing, by Margie McArthur (New Brighton Books 2003)
  • Three illustrations for Greenworld, by Dougal Dixon (Diamond, Japan 2010).


Visit Margaret Walty at:

Artwork: Noah's Ark 2, Acrylic on paper, 12" x 14"


Artwork: King of the Wildwood, Acrylic on paper, 9.5" x 9.5"