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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 - Alan Leach


Alan Leach grew up in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from Portland State University, he entered a career in advertising and marketing in 1980. At this point in his career, his focus has returned to fine art, and he currently resides and finds great inspiration in the environment of the Oregon coast.

Artist Statement:

I am fascinated by the phenomena by which an artistic expression becomes "magic"... Every person is drawn by the magic, regardless of individual background or artistic ability, and drawn in, in spite of themselves... And the irony is that this aesthetic connection happens if for no other reason than because that person simply "knows what they like" ...

Art is complicated... More complicated still, is the visual aspect itself: the idea that art is only understood visually... intuitively... Artists themselves are enticed by a gift.. And that gift is stimulated by a daily re-collated set of revolving motivational revelations...

For me, the most compelling of these revelations happens when the "magic" happens... That's when concept, materials, symbols, and advancing technique come together to create the "Wow!" factor... Like the gratification when the gemcutter cuts the perfect stone... Or the exhilaration of the mountain climber beholding a breath-taking vista... Or the athlete winning the game for his team in the final seconds... Art can be a powerful form of encouraging inspiration...

Note: Alan Leach's work will be exhibited at LoneStarCon 3 by Northern Star Art.

To see and purchase Alan's art, contact Mark Corrinet, Northern Star Art, and visit Northern Star Art at

Artwork: Mars Surveyor