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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!
Press Release #2


LoneStarCon 3, The 71st World Science Fiction Convention
San Antonio, TX - August 29 to September 2, 2013

Postal queries to: P.O. Box 27277, Austin, Texas 78755


December 11, 2012

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Membership rates for LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, will increase from January 1, 2013.

  • Full Adult Attending membership rates will increase from $180 to $200
  • The cost of converting from Adult Supporting to Adult Attending membership will increase from $120 to $140
  • The special Family Rate for two adults plus two or more dependent children will increase from $480 to $520.

As part of the convention's policy to encourage families and children to attend LoneStarCon 3, the following attending membership rates will remain unchanged:

  • Children (0-16 years old) at $75
  • Young Adults (17-21) at $110.

All of these membership rates will be valid through April 30, 2013.

LoneStarCon 3 is also offering a military discount rate of $110, which will not be subject to future increases. Child and Young Adult rates are based on the person's age as of August 29, 2013.

LoneStarCon 3 memberships are available for immediate purchase at various conventions, online at, and by postal mail. Please visit for full information on all registration and payment options.

LoneStarCon 3 will be held August 29 through September 2, 2013, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Marriott Rivercenter and Marriott Riverwalk will serve as the host hotels. This marks the first time since 1997 that the Alamo City has hosted a Worldcon, when LoneStarCon 2 drew thousands to the downtown convention center.

The Guests of Honor for LoneStarCon 3 are Ellen Datlow, James Gunn, Norman Spinrad, and Willie Siros. Paul Cornell will serve as Toastmaster, and our Special Guests are Leslie Fish and Joe R. Lansdale. Artist Guest of Honor, Darrell K. Sweet, passed away December 5, 2011, and will be honored in memoriam.


Founded in 1939, the World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon") is one of the largest international gatherings of authors, artists, editors, publishers and fans of science fiction and fantasy entertainment. The annual Hugo Awards, the leading award for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy, are voted on by Worldcon membership and presented during the convention.

LoneStarCon 3 is sponsored by ALAMO, Inc., (Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization), a 501(c)(3) organization. For information about memberships or hotel accommodation, visit Send press questions, or requests to be removed from the LoneStarCon 3 press release mailing list, to Send general queries to

"World Science Fiction Society," "WSFS," "World Science Fiction Convention," "Worldcon," "NASFiC," "Hugo Award," and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.