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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!
LoneStarCon 3 Mobile App Guide

Welcome to the mobile app page of LoneStarCon 3. We are delighted to offer two different mobile applications for Worldcon members this year. The core functionality for each application is similar, although the user experiences are quite distinctive - members are encouraged to try both and then to use whichever application they feel most comfortable with.

  • Both applications make use of HTML 5 combined with sophisticated scripting and a connection to LoneStarCon 3's live program database to ensure members have access to the latest program updates on a day by day basis during the convention.

  • Both applications are accessed as "regular" websites through a browser - they do not need to be installed from the iTunes store or Google Play.

  • Both applications therefore work on iOS, Android, and Windows devices and on all current and recent operating system versions - as long as the browser supports HTML 5.

  • Both applications include core functionality to browse the convention program, by time, location, or participant, as well as to access program participant biographies.

  • Both applications also enable you to mark individual program items as favorites, so you can build a personal schedule for your convention. Note: the schedule is held on your device, so if you have more than one device, the personal schedule will not be transferred between them.

  • Our official in-house application was developed by David Brummel and can be found at www.LoneStarCon3.org/mobile/. This app has a user interface following the classic iOS app style appearance. In addition to program information, it also includes real-time party information and a newsletter feed.

  • Our interactive program guide was developed by Eemeli Aro and can be found at www.LoneStarCon3.org/guide/. This app has an all-purpose user interface which is designed to run on full size screens as well as handheld devices. The program guide is integrated into this website for regular user browsing.

Feedback

Both applications have been subject to testing before launch. However, if you do encounter any problems, please provide feedback by email to webmaster@LoneStarCon3.org.

We have also provided a page with answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the mobile apps.

Feature Comparison

This chart shows a quick list of features of each of our mobile apps:

Feature Mobile App Interactive
Program Guide
Works on iPhone
Works on iPad
Works on Android
Works on Windows
Personalized Schedule
Real-time Newsletter Updates  
Real-time Party Notices  

Sample Screenshots

Mobile Application

Program Guide