Texas is fortunate in housing some of the most fabulous SF materials in the world. For Exhibits, we are working to see how many unique items we can collect to show off to you at LoneStarCon3. Here’s a glimpse of what we’ve got in the works:
- The Robert E. Howard House is located in Cross Plains, and the local library displays some of his original manuscripts and book. We have a staff member and REH expert working on a side trip to Cross Plains for our attendees
- We want to feature an exhibit on all the senses in SF, and plan to include an exhibit on SF Music ([include link to SF Music Exhibit here] with the caption To Find out More)
- The archive of author L. Sprague de Camp’s papers is held by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. It provides a nexus for the Ransom Center's science fiction, hard science and literary holdings.
- Hal Hall amassed a large collection of fanzines, now at Texas A&M’s library. Harry Warner’s fanzine collection is also in Texas.
- There will be a major Darrell K. Sweet exhibit, celebrating his life and art.
- We are planning an exhibit centered around NASA, which has a major presence in Texas.
- A showcase display of original artwork from TSR’s Dungeons & Dragons books, from a Texas collection.
- 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. With a Doctor Who writer as our Toastmaster, we want to recognize the series in Exhibits.
- And, of course, we’ll have something on the Texas-Israeli War which Howard Waldrop and Jake Saunders described so well
In addition to the fan history we’ll present that makes Texas special, there is a continuing series of fan exhibits that is added to every year. We’ll exhibit past Hugo Awards (each with a specially designed base for that Worldcon), and other items of interest will be selected for exhibition at LoneStarCon 3.