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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!
Special Exhibit - The WSFS Banner

The WSFS Banner has been traditionally hung at Worldcon for many years. It was conceived and designed by David A. Kyle ("the fan in the red jacket") and made by fan Jean Carroll.

The banner was made for the 14th Worldcon held in New York in 1956, of which David Kyle was chairman. As David says, "I was inspired because the Biltmore Hotel had flagstaffs that jutted out over the front of the hotel over their marquee flying various appropriate flags (usually the American Flag). I decided we should have a WSFS convention banner of the appropriate dimensions hanging there also, and so it flew there during the convention weekend."

The banner vanished from sight for a number of years - we now know it was held by Howard DeVore for at least a decade - before reappearing.

The banner was subjected to a museum quality conservation process for Chicon 7 in 2012, giving us all the chance to continue appreciating this important piece of Worldcon history. Our thanks go to Jill Eastlake for arranging the conservation work, and to Jill and to Renovation, the 2011 Worldcon, for contributing to the cost.

Chicon 2000: the WSFS banner floats over the Hyatt's lobby restaurant
[Photo by Mike Jencevice].