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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!
Program - Spanish Language

Reflecting the culture and location of San Antonio, LoneStarCon 3 is pleased to present a program track devoted to Mexican, Latin, and Spanish language aspects and influences in science fiction and fantasy.

Full details will be available in the Pocket Program and online schedule which will be published in mid-August, 2013 - but items on the track are expected to include the following.

Note: items are panels except where indicated. Times are still subject to change. (M) indicates a panel moderator.

Bilingual Writers/Monolingual Audience - Thursday 14:00

Rudy Ch. Garcia, Gay Haldeman (M), Walter Hunt, Derek Kunsken

What Happened to US-Based Spanish Language Publishing? - Friday 10:00

Miguel Angel Fernandez, Rudy Ch. Garcia, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Norman Spinrad

Public Libraries/Public Schools: Meeting the Needs of the Bilingual Citizen? - Friday 11:00

John Klima, Fred Lerner (M), Val Ontell, Todd Samuelson

SF/F South of the (US) Border: Mexican SF and Fantastic Fiction - Friday 13:00

Alberto Chimal, Miguel Angel Fernandez, Christopher Kastensmidt, Gabriela Damian Miravete Ms

Spanish Language Anthologies - Fri 15:00

Chris N. Brown, Miguel Angel Fernandez, Eileen Gunn (M), Don Webb

Alternate Mexicos and Alternate Texases - Fri 16:00

Alberto Chimal, Peni Griffin, Dave Hardy, Harry Turtledove

Science Fiction in South America - Fri 17:00

Alberto Chimal, Eileen Gunn, Derek Kunsken

Latino Characters by Mainstream Authors: Diversity or Cultural Appropriation? - Fri 19:00

Chris N. Brown, Rudy Ch. Garcia, Derek Kunsken (M), Norman Spinrad

Sleep Dealer: Futuristic Science Fiction (Film) - Fri 19:00

Mexican Folklore and Folk Arts - Sat 10:00

Bridget Duffy, Miguel Angel Fernandez, Peni Griffin, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Carole Parker

Magic Realism - Sat 11:00

Rudy Ch. Garcia, Stina Leicht, Darlene Marshall (M), Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Howard Waldrop

Chicano Science Fiction - Sun 12:00

Alberto Chimal, Rudy Ch. Garcia