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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 #10

LONESTARCON 3 CONFIRMS BIDDERS FOR 2015 WORLDCON and 2014 NASFiC

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

press@LoneStarCon3.org
www.LoneStarCon3.org

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon"), is pleased to announce the start of the process to select the host sites for the 2015 Worldcon and the 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention ("NASFiC").

Three bids have been formally filed for the 2015 Worldcon, which will be the 73rd occasion of this convention. In alphabetical order, these are as follows:

  • Helsinki in 2015 - a bid for Helsinki, Finland. The convention would be held from August 6 to 10, 2015, with the main facilities being the Helsinki Exhibition and Conference Centre and the Holiday Inn Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre. Learn more at www.helsinkiin2015.org.

  • Orlando in 2015 - a bid for Orlando, Florida. The convention would be held from September 2 to 6, 2015, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center. Learn more at www.orlandoin2015.org.

  • Spokane in 2015 - a bid for Spokane, Washington. The convention would be held from August 19 to 23, 2015, with the main facilities being the Spokane Convention Center, the Doubletree Spokane, the Red Lion at the Park, and Red Lion River Inn. Learn more at www.spokanein2015.org.

Two bids have been filed for the 2014 NASFiC. This convention is held in North America in any year when the Worldcon travels outside the continent. A NASFiC will be held in 2014 since the 2014 Worldcon will take place in London, UK. In alphabetical order, the NASFiC bids are as follows:

  • Detroit in 2014 - a bid for Detroit, Michigan. The convention would be held from July 17 to 20, 2014, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Learn more at detroitin2014.org.

  • Phoenix in 2014 - a bid for Phoenix, Arizona. The convention would be held from July 30 to August 3, 2014, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center. Learn more at phoenixin2014.org.

HOW TO TAKE PART

All Adult and Young Adult Attending and Supporting members of LoneStarCon 3 are eligible to take part in the site selection process.

Ballots may be submitted by postal mail or in-person at the convention. Postal ballots must be received by August 18, 2013. Voting at the convention will continue until 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013. All ballots must be accompanied by an Advance Membership (Voting) fee, set at $40 for the Worldcon election and $35 for the NASFiC election. In each case, the fee will automatically be converted to a Supporting Membership in the winning convention.

Full information on the site selection process will be published on the LoneStarCon 3 website at www.lonestarcon3.org/wsfs/wsfs-site.shtml over the coming weeks. A printed ballot will also be included in LoneStarCon 3's Progress Report 4, which will be published in mid-April.

For further information about the site selection process, write to siteselection@LoneStarCon3.org.

ABOUT THE WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION

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 www.LoneStarCon3.org. Please send press questions, or requests to be removed from the LoneStarCon 3 press release mailing list, to press@LoneStarCon3.org, and send general queries to info@LoneStarCon3.org.

"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.