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NEWS

  • 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!
Memberships

Pre-Con Registration is now CLOSED. We will be selling Memberships and Day Admissions on site in San Antonio from 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28. Our registration desk will be located in the West Registration area of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Our registration hours will be as follows.

  • Wednesday, August 28 - 9 a.m to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 29 - 9 a.m to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, August 30 - 9 a.m to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 31 - 9 a.m to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 1 - 9 a.m to 7 p.m.
  • Monday, September 2 - 9 a.m to 1 p.m.

In this part of the website you will find information on:

We also encourage all members to read our Code of Conduct which explains the behaviors we expect from all convention attendees and our policies for dealing with any problems.

Membership Rates

Individual memberships are available for Adults, Military Personnel, Young Adults and Children. We also sell Family memberships, which significantly reduce the cost of attendance for families of two adults with two or more children or young adults.

The table below details the current membership rates which are valid until the convention and for memberships purchased on the day. The base Family rate at this time is US $540, representing a saving of $90 for families with two children or $165 for families with three children.

Descriptions of each membership category can be found at the end of this page.

  Attending Young Adult
(17-21 years)
/Military
Child (0-16 years) Kid-In-Tow Supporting
New Purchase US $240 US $120 US $75 FREE US $60

Upgrade from Supporting

US $180 US $60 US $15 FREE

N/A

* Young adults are those aged 17 to 21 years old as of September 2, 2013.
** Children are those aged 16 years or younger as of September 2, 2013.

Day Admissions

Day Admissions are available for people who wish to attend Worldcon for a limited period only. (If you intend to attend for three or more days, a full membership offers better value).

Day Admissions are available for each individual day of the convention and give access to all aspects of the event including programming, exhibits, and special events. This includes the featured Masquerade, scheduled for the evening of Saturday, August 31, and the prestigious Hugo Awards Ceremony, scheduled for the evening of Sunday, September 1, 2013. Day Admissions do not include WSFS voting rights, access to the Hugo Voter Packet, or the right to printed convention publications.

Prices for Day Admissions are shown below, and vary according to age and day. The middle three days have a higher price reflecting the more extensive range of activities available on those days. The same age classifications apply as for full memberships (see above).

Thu
29 Aug
Fri
30 Aug
Sat
31 Aug
Sun
1 Sep
Mon
2 Sep
Adult US $50 US $75 US $75 US $75 US $30
Military US $30 US $40 US $40 US $40 US $20
Young Adult (17-21) US $30 US $40 US $40 US $40 US $20
Child (7-16) US $15 US $25 US $25 US $25 US $10

How to Join and Pay

Pre-Con Registration is now CLOSED. We will be selling Memberships and Day Admissions on site in San Antonio from 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28. Our registration desk will be located in the West Registration area of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Our registration hours are as follows.

  • Wednesday, August 28 - 9 a.m to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 29 - 9 a.m to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, August 30 - 9 a.m to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 31 - 9 a.m to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 1 - 9 a.m to 7 p.m.
  • Monday, September 2 - 9 a.m to 1 p.m.

Types of Membership

Attending: An Attending Membership includes all publications, as well as voting and attending rights.

Please note that members requesting printed publications will receive mailed paper copies of those Progress Reports that are released from the time the member registers for the convention. Electronic copies of older Progress Reports can be downloaded from the publications page.

Supporting: A Supporting Membership includes all of the rights and privileges of an attending membership except the right to attend LoneStarCon 3. We encourage you to upgrade your membership from Supporting to Attending at any time before August 15, 2013, by paying the difference between the "New Supporting" and "New Attending" membership rates in force at the time of conversion. If you voted in the 2013 Worldcon Site Selection election at Renovation in 2011, you are automatically a Supporting member of LoneStarCon 3.

Young Adult: A Young Adult (YA) Attending Membership is identical to an Attending Membership but it is only available to people aged 17 to 21 as of September 2, 2013. Individuals in this age group can also be included in Family Memberships. YA memberships can only be transferred to people who also meet the YA age criteria.

Military: A Military Attending Membership is identical to an Attending Membership but it is only available to personnel who are active duty or retired military as of September 2, 2013. Individuals in this group can also be included in Family Memberships (see below). Military Memberships can only be transferred to people who also meet the military criteria. A military ID will be required at the door.

Children and Kids-in-Tow: Child Memberships are available for all children aged 16 or under as of September 2, 2013, and will include 6 hours of free professional childcare for children aged 12 or under. (Note that children must be booked into childcare in advance, and the service has limited capacity). Alternatively, children aged 6 or under as of September 2, 2013 may be registered free of charge as Kids-in-Tow. Although there is no charge, we encourage you to register your Kids-in-Tow as it helps us to keep track of the number of young children who will be at the convention. Kid-in-Tow Memberships do not include child care. Children and Kid-in-Tow Memberships include admission to LoneStarCon 3 under the supervision of an adult, but do not include publications or voting rights for the Hugo Awards or Worldcon Site Selection. Children and Kids-in-Tow may have Attending Memberships (and thus have publications and voting rights) instead of Child or Kids-in-Tow Memberships, but must still be supervised by an adult at all times.

Family Memberships: Family Memberships can be purchased for 2 adults (including Military) and 2 or more Children (aged 16 or under as of September 2, 2013) or Young Adults (see definition above). The third and subsequent Children are free. Children under 12 will receive the same number of hours of free childcare as a separate Child Membership. The current price for a standard Family Membership (2 Adults + 2 Children) is $540, subject to the following adjustments.

  • A Child can be replaced with a Young Adult for an additional $45
  • An Adult can be replaced with a Military membership with a reduction of $120
  • The third and subsequent children are free, excepting that Young Adults pay an additional $45
  • If upgrading from an existing membership, e.g. Supporting, the value of that membership is deducted from the amount payable.

These adjustments are based on the difference between the respective membership types if purchased on a standalone basis.

As an example: a Family with two Adults, one who already has a Supporting membership, one Young Adult and two younger children, would pay $540 plus $45 for the Young Adult, less $60 credit for the existing Supporter, for a total cost of $525, with the youngest child receiving a free membership.

Please contact Registration directly at registration@LoneStarCon3.org if you wish to purchase a family membership.