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  • Aug 24, 2013 - added a new page with maps and navigation information for the convention site.
  • Aug 23, 2013 - expanded the travel and parking pages.
  • Aug 22, 2013 - you can now access program and other convention information from our mobile applications.
  • Aug 21, 2013 - Press Release #32: LoneStarCon 3 Thanks Publishers for Supporting Public Libraries in San Antonio.
  • Aug 20, 2013 - our interactive program guide is now online, with details of all 945 program items!
  • Aug 20, 2013 - the Pocket Program can now be downloaded in PDF format from the publications page.
  • Aug 20, 2013 - Press Release #31: LoneStarCon 3 Partners with Ustream to Broadcast 2013 Hugo Award Ceremony.
  • Aug 19, 2013 - our Restaurant Guide can now be downloaded from the publications page.
  • Aug 13, 2013 - the overall convention schedule is now available including service hours and program highlights.
  • Aug 12, 2013 - Progress Report 5 is now available.
  • Aug 12, 2013 - there will be a ghost walking tour of San Antonio on the evening of Thursday, August 29.
  • Aug 12, 2013 - our animation program will be showing a wide range of anime and cartoons.
  • Aug 8, 2013 - published initial agenda and materials for the WSFS Business Meeting.
  • Aug 7, 2013 - Press Release #29: LoneStarCon 3 to Feature Author Jay Lake with Film Premiere and Special Exhibit.
  • Aug 1, 2013 - every day is special with our Theme Days in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Aug 1, 2013 - John Hertz will be leading book discussion groups on The Glass Bead Game, Vintage Season, and The Dying Earth. Read them, and then join in!
Artist Showcase - Charlene D'Alessio


Charlene Taylor D'Alessio has been painting and illustrating in the science fiction and fantasy genre since 1973. She holds a BFA in painting from Syracuse University and an MFA in Art Ed. and Painting from Univ. of Bridgeport. She began her art career as a graphic artist in the 1970's, became an art teacher through the 1980's & 1990's, and continued to do science fiction and fantasy illustrating and attend SF conventions. Since 1999, Charlene has been a full-time science fiction and fantasy illustrator, exhibiting and selling at conventions throughout the US, Canada, and Australia.

Living in coastal Connecticut, the woods, her garden and the sea coast often inspire many of her humorous and colorful illustrations depicting cats, mice, owls, dragons and hamster personalities along with pirate themes. Her hand-painted neckties are well known. Charlene works mainly in acrylics but occasionally oils, watercolors, and digitally. Her artwork has been published by Sunsout, in Robot Magazine and self-published by The Fantasy Den Press. An illustrated Children's book is in the works.

Visit Charlene Taylor D'Alessio at

Artwork: Shipwrecked