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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 #24


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


Monday, July 8, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon"), announces it will be presenting members with many exciting and unique exhibits this year. These will highlight the wide range of science fiction and fantasy prevalent in today's genre literature and media.

LoneStarCon 3 is delighted to feature these unique presentations for the Worldcon membership:

  • A special exhibit on Texas writer Robert E. Howard, literary pioneer in both sword and sorcery and the weird western
  • Original artwork from TSR's "Dungeons and Dragons" role-playing game
  • An exhibit on the "Texas-Israeli War of 1999," based the on the award-winning novel by Jake Saunders and Howard Waldrop
  • A recreation of the bridge of the USS Enterprise from the original "Star Trek" TV series
  • A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the BBC TV series "Doctor Who"
  • An exhibit inspired by the genome of science fiction writer Jay Lake, which was recently mapped as part of Lake's fight against cancer
  • A special display on science fiction music.

As well, in addition to the traditional Art Show and Dealers' Room, members will find the usual historical exhibits that are a staple of Worldcon, including:

  • The World Science Fiction Society banner, first flown at NyCon II, the 1956 Worldcon in New York City
  • The Guest of Honor exhibits, honoring the LoneStarCon 3 guests and special guests
  • 70 years of Worldcon history, with photos, programs, artifacts, and much more
  • The Hugo Award Display, featuring Hugo Award trophies, from the first presentation of the award in 1953 to the present.

The LoneStarCon 3 exhibits will be in Exhibit Hall A of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. More details regarding the LoneStarCon 3 exhibits may be found 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.