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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 - Jeff Patterson


By some fortuitous circumstance, Jeff Patterson was born September 1, 1962, the day the U.N. announced that the world poulation had reached three billion, so he figures that was him.

He started illustrating fanzines in the late 1970s, and drawing small-press comics in the 1980s. He founded Bad Day Studios in 1995 as a vehicle for his annual Holiday Cards, each featuring an illustrated SF or Fantasy story.

Over the years he has dabbled in calendars, webcomics, and illustrations for websites, but never pursued illustrating for exhibition until spurred on by friends. He started in earnest in 2009, combining digitial techniques with his penwork, and has since exhibited at Boskone and Lunacon. He was also featured artist at the avant garde Night Gallery in his adopted home town of Leesburg, Virginia. In 2012 he released the ebook Solstice Chronicles, collecting his holiday stories.

Jeff is a regular panelist on the Hugo-nominated SF Signal podcast, and is the least-educated (but better-looking) third of the podcast team known as "The Three Hoarsemen". He latest ebook, Don't Tweet Where You Eat, is available for Kindle at Amazon.

Visit Jeff Patterson at

Artwork: Sower