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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!
Hilton Palacio Del Rio

Our Marriott room blocks are full as of Monday, July 8, although a small number of rooms will continue to become available from time to time from members who cancel existing reservations.

We have secured additional capacity at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio, which is across the street from the Convention Center, only a half-block walk from the main entrance. The Hilton room rates for LoneStarCon 3 are the same as at the Marriott ($154 single/double occupancy) but with the added benefit of free wireless Internet access in the guest rooms.

For full details of the hotel and its amenities see the Hilton web site.

Hilton Palacio Del Rio

How to Book

Reservations for the Hilton Palacio Del Rio must be made directly through the Hilton web site.

  1. At the upper right of the web page, fill in your arrival and departure dates.

  2. In the additional fields that display, specify the number of adults/children in the room.

  3. Before you click Check Availability, click Add special rate codes.

    (If this link is not already visible, click More Options to make it available.)
  4. In the Group Code field, enter the LoneStarCon 3 group code ALAM.

  5. Click Check Availability.
  6. Select your room type.

  7. On the next page, fill in the guest information and click Continue.
  8. Enter the credit card information for your guarantee, and then complete the reservation.

    Your credit card will not be charged at the time of the reservation.

Hilton Palacio Del Rio - Location