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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!
Independent Film Festival

The LoneStarCon 3 Independent Film Festival showcases the best film shorts, features and trailers from around the world, specializing in the science fiction, fantasy, horror and comic genres. The festival is once again being run by Nat Saenz, who also delivered the equivalent and very successful events for Renovation and Chicon 7.

LoneStarCon3 Film Festival Winners

We are pleased to announce the Film Festival winners. Our congratulations to each of them, and to all entrants to this year's Festival.

In total, the Film Festival screened 14 feature films and 132 short films from 16 different countries.

Festival Entries

The final list of entries is available here in PDF format. This is complete through June 28, 2013.

Our screening schedule is also now available for download. This is accurate as of August 12, 2013.

The Film Festival also has its own promo video - feel free to share!

How to Enter

The submission deadline of July 1, 2013 has now passed. We are therefore closed to new entries, however, we have left the entry information online for information only.

Promotional Logo and Posters

Film makers with accepted entries can download the logo below and place it on their websites and other publicity materials to promote both the LoneStarCon 3 Film Festival and their films, once they have been selected for presentation at the convention.

Film Festival - Selected Entry Logo

(The logo above is also available as a larger, higher resolution TIFF format file for use in print publications).

A poster can also be downloaded for printing or web sites.

Click for full size version


There will be a monetary award for first place as well as specially designed LoneStarCon 3 Film Festival trophies or certificates.


For more information or any questions about the film festival please email Nat Saenz, LoneStarCon 3 Film Festival Director at