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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 - John Douglass


John Douglass' fascination with plastic model began as a toddler with the tiny airplanes from an aircraft carrier kit, and quickly grew as he did. Discovering science fiction as soon as he could read, spaceships soon became all he wanted to build. Kits having always been rare, he soon turned to creating his own models out of found objects and parts of other kits. His greatest inspiration became the pocketbook covers by the great hardware artists, such as Paul Alexander and John Berkey, and especially Chris Foss and his use of garish paint schemes.

Over the last 25 years John has built a dozen or so spaceship models a year, winning awards at local model contests and Wonderfest, the annual science fiction and fantasy model-building contest and convention. Images of his ships have been used in online games, student films, book covers by Dave Seeley, and in the Dark Horse comic Float Out.

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Artwork: Pod Freighter