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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 - Judith Peterson


My B.A. is in History and I have a background in Education and Library Science. I acquired my fascination with wood from my father - an inveterate whittler. I have always had a passion for puzzles. When my youngest child graduated from high school and left home, I found myself with time on my hands. In February of 1990, I bought two books on scrollsawing, and a scroll saw and taught myself to use it.

My creations are divided into six different categories: Carousel Animals, Dinosaurs, Fantasy, Living Creatures, Zodiac, and Other. All of my puzzles interlock and are designed to stand. My latest patterns are characters from "The Hobbit." All together, I have over 400 active patterns (those are the ones I'm not yet tired of cutting).

Except for the trappings on the Carousel Animals I do virtually no painting. I prefer to use hardwoods in their natural color, and let the Danish Oil bring out the beauty of the wood.

In my spare time I read, garden, play bridge, and write articles and books on scroll sawing for Fox Chapel out of East Petersburg, PA. I also teach for the Woodcraft store in my hometown.

Artwork: Fight to the Death