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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 #7


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


Friday, February 22, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon"), is delighted to announce the LoneStarCon 3 Pulp-O-Mizer Competition. The aim of the competition is to design a pulp magazine-style cover promoting LoneStarCon 3, using the Pulp-O-Mizer web application.

Designed by artist Bradley W. Schenck, the Pulp-O-Mizer is a customizable pulp magazine cover generator. Launched in early February, 2013, it has since gone viral, with over 160,000 hits showing up on Google after just two weeks. The free application has been featured in online coverage at, IO9, CNet, Boing Boing, and many other sites. Authors including Jo Walton, David Gerrold, F. Paul Wilson, and Mary Robinette Kowal are also getting in on the act and creating new artwork with Pulp-O-Mizer, celebrating the spirit of rockets, robots and ray guns.

The Pulp-O-Mizer Competition is open to all LoneStarCon 3 members and staff, excepting staff working at the Divisional level or in the Chair's Office. All entries must be submitted by Friday, May 31, 2013 and the winning design will be featured in the LoneStarCon 3 Souvenir Book, a full-color publication distributed to all convention members. Shortlisted entries will also be featured in an exhibition display at the convention.

The Pulp-O-Mizer may be found online at

Full terms and information on how to enter can be found on the LoneStarCon 3 website at This includes instructions on how to unlock a unique LoneStarCon 3 cover option which all competition members need to use in their entries.

LoneStarCon 3 is excited to be joining up with Bradley W. Schenck for this competition, and to have him on the judging panel. Subject to work commitments, Schenck also hopes to take part in LoneStarCon 3 in person, and to talk about his love of retro futures, as featured in his ongoing "Retropolis" project, which can be found online 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.