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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 #11


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, March 22, 2013

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

  • Full Adult Attending Membership rates will increase from $200 to $220
  • The cost of converting from Adult Supporting to Adult Attending Membership will increase from $140 to $160

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) stay at $75
  • Young Adults (17-21) stay at $110

The Family Rate for two adults plus two or more dependent children will be held at $520, representing an additional $40 discount for family groups. Child and Young Adult rates are based on the person's age as of Thursday, August 29, 2013. LoneStarCon 3 is also offering a military discount rate of $110.

All of these membership rates will be valid through Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

LoneStarCon 3 is also pleased to confirm that it will be selling Day Admissions to the convention. Day Admissions are priced according to the day being purchased and the age of the purchaser. Single Day Admissions for Adults will range from $30 to $75; for Young Adults and Military, from $20 to $40; and for Children, from $10 to $25. Full details of Day Admission prices and purchase arrangements will be released during April, 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.


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.