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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 #5


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

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


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon"), will open hotel booking to all members from 8:00 a.m. Central Time on Monday, January 21.

Accommodations for LoneStarCon 3 members will be provided by two hotels: the Marriott Rivercenter and the Marriott Riverwalk. During the day, most of the Convention will be held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Evening events, including the spectacular Hugo Awards Ceremony and Masquerade, will be held in the Marriott Rivercenter.

Both hotels are conveniently situated near the convention center and offer easy access to the San Antonio River Walk (Paseo del Rio) in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The River Walk, a pedestrian-only, fully wheelchair-accessible foot path, offers direct access to the convention center without having to face street traffic. Major attractions in the area include the San Antonio Zoo, shopping at the Rivercenter Mall (connected to the Rivercenter hotel), and the cultural and historical landmarks of San Antonio, such as the world-famous Alamo.

All LoneStarCon 3 facilities are nonsmoking and both Marriot hotels have the same room rates: $154 plus tax for single or double occupancy, and $175 plus tax for triple or quad occupancy. Both hotels have also extended their room service availability to 24 hours for the duration of the convention.

Full information and booking instructions for both hotels can be found on the LoneStarCon 3 website at Sleeping rooms must be booked directly by members, using the Passkey reservation system.

Suite bookings for the Marriott Rivercenter must be made via the LoneStarCon 3 suites team rather than directly with the hotel. Members who are interested in booking a suite should contact the suites team at More information on suite types and prices can be found on the LoneStarCon 3 website at

The LoneStarCon 3 housing team will be standing by to answer any queries members may have about the booking process. Members needing assistance may contact the housing team by email at


Founded in 1939, the World Science Fiction Convention is one of the largest international gatherings of authors, artists, editors, publishers, and fans of science fiction and fantasy. The annual Hugo Awards, the leading award for excellence in the fields 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, please visit our website at Please send press questions, or requests to be removed from the LoneStarCon 3 press release mailing list, to, and 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.