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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 - Michael Kucharski


I have been drawing since kindergarten fortunately I’ve gotten better. I now, follow instructions. I was ten years old when I discovered Howard Pyle’s The Story of King Arthur in a small two-room public library. The stories and images of heroic knights and fair ladies captured my imagination. My childhood summers were spent playing in Michigan’s northern forests during the day, and reading and drawing in the evenings. Some 6,000+ novels later, I am still addicted. Many years later, when Phage Press was preparing to reprint Henry Kuttner’s Dark World, Erick Wujcik would appreciate my love of books, commenting in his editorial, "Believe me, it’s great to have a well-read artist around".

My "serious" art education began while in high school when I enrolled in the Famous Artist Correspondence Course and finished a Major in Illustration from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. Since graduation I have been a graphic designer, art director, cartoonist, art teacher, and an illustrator working in all imaginable fields.

My involvement in science fiction and fantasy began earlier in the late sixties, with selling in SF convention art shows and doing work for fanzines. In the eighties, I began doing book and magazine illustration. In 1991, I was part of the In Dreams Awake: Art of Fantasy exhibition at the Olympia & York in Manhattan.

I have also worked in the museum industry designing exhibits, designing street banners and billboards, painting murals, and designing educational outreach books & posters.

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Artwork: The Winter Faerie Queen's Farewell Kiss