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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!

August 20, 2013 - the Pocket Program and Restaurant Guide are now available.

August 12, 2013 - Progress Report 5 is now available. This is our final Progress Report and includes information to help you arrive smoothly and to have the best possible time at the convention.

LoneStarCon 3 will be producing a number of publications, both before and at the convention.

At-Con Publications

Our At-Con Publications are:

  • The traditional Worldcon Souvenir Book, a substantial, color publication with features on our Guests, on San Antonio, and on the history of Worldcon.

  • A Pocket Program with the detailed convention schedule and descriptions of all program items (3 MB download).

  • A Restaurant Guide full of ideas for the best places to eat during your stay in San Antonio (6 MB download).

  • A commemorative booklet for the Hugo Awards Ceremony.

  • An At-Con Newsletter, La Estrella Solitaria, as well as daily "pink sheets" with information on program changes.

Progress Reports

LoneStarCon 3 has issued six Progress Reports in total. The first five of these were produced in paper format, with PDFs available for those members requesting electronic publications. The final Progress Report is available in electronic format only, and includes key information to help members have a trouble-free arrival and start to their stay in Texas.

The latest Progress Report is PR5 which was published on Monday, August 12, 2013.

Electronic copies of each Progress Report can be downloaded by clicking on the links or cover images below.

The covers for Progress Reports 1 to 4 are by renowned fan artist Brad W. Foster, who also designed the convention logo and mascot, "Tony the Star". As you can see, these four covers combine to form a single image. Take a moment to read this article where Brad explains a little more about his ideas.

Advertising with LoneStarCon 3

LoneStarCon 3 has been pleased to offer a range of opportunities to advertisers and sponsors. These include:

  • Advertising in our Souvenir Book
  • Exclusive Sponsorship of our Pocket Program
  • Advertising in our Hugo Award Ceremony booklet
  • Slideshow adverts during the Masquerade and Hugo Award Ceremony pre-shows
  • A range of other sponsorship options.

Pricing is tiered for professional, semi-professional and fan organizations and starts from well under $100 for a fan-category Souvenir Book or slideshow advert. Full details, pricing and terms for all of our opportunities can be found in our Advertising Brochure.