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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 - Star Trek Bridge Set

LoneStarCon 3 is delighted to host a recreation of the Star Trek bridge (Original Series version!) as a Special Exhibit.

When the original Star Trek series was originally released for sale on video tape in the mid 1980s, Paramount Studios ran a contest for video stores across the country to see who could come up with the most creative promotional idea. The video store in Houston - Audio Video Plus - won that contest with their full size re-creation of a portion of the bridge set.

The re-creation includes the communications panel (the one directly behind the captain), the captain's chair, and the navigation panel. All the lights and screens on both panels are functional, including the two screens above the Communications panel where you generally saw various space images.

The bridge set will be set up in the exhibits hall at LoneStarCon 3. Members will be able to sit in the captain's chair (come on, you know you've always wanted to!) for a photo opportunity during parts of the day when the exhibit is staffed.