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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!
Dances at LoneStarCon 3

LoneStarCon 3 is delighted to be offering three major dance events during the convention. These are suitable for all experience levels, from beginner to expert, and costumes are optional (but actively welcomed!)

Firefly Shindig Contradance

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join the Browncoats as we recreate the famous "Shindig" ball. Enjoy an evening of lively English and "frontier contra" dances and waltzes with San Antonio dance caller Lissa Bengtson and the fiddle-powered dance band Lost and Nameless Orchestra. All dances will be taught and called, and are easy to learn so everyone can join in. People with community or Regency dance experience should feel right at home. We'll have a few prizes for the most authentic Shindig finery, from ballgowns and saris to tightpants and suspenders. But please - no dueling!

Lost and Nameless Orchestra

Conjunto Dance

Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Step into a real Tex-Mex Conjunto dancehall experience with the music of Los Paisanos de Chalito Johnson, one of the first families of the progressive San Antonio Conjunto sound (recently named to the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame). Cumbia, two-step, waltz, polka or just plain rock out to this infectious Tejano music. Instructors from the Guadalupe Dance Company will start the evening with a quick dance lesson and then the dance floor is yours. Did you bring along your cowboy boots, tooled leather belts, and hats? This is the night to wear them.

Steampunk-themed Late Night Dance

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

Swing out or get down and boogie with the band that's taking the Steampunk dance scene by storm. Scott Bradlee (of Bioshock Infinite renown) and his Postmodern Jukebox ensemble transform the pop-chart hits of today into the anachronistic party favorites of a yesteryear that never was! This is modern pop reinvented with a classy, retro edge. We'll wrap up the convention in high style with this cut-loose late-night club dance.