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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!
Schedule and Highlights

This page contains key information about the overall schedule for the convention. This includes registration hours, convention highlights, and opening hours for key convention locations and services.

Registration Hours

All members will need to register on arrival at the convention, to pick up their badge and convention publications. Registration will be located in the West Registration area of the 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.

Program Schedule

The full schedule for the convention is now available and can be accessed in two ways.

  • The Pocket Program, which all attending members will receive in printed form when they arrive and register at the convention, can be downloaded in PDF format.

  • The schedule is also available through our interactive program guide. This guide includes a full copy of the program, which can be browsed by item day and time, location, or participant. The guide is linked to our program database so it will also be updated automatically to reflect any last minute program changes.

Highlights

We are pleased to present a list of just some of the highlights that you should look out for at LoneStarCon 3. We expect the full program to be online around Monday, August 19.

All items are in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center unless otherwise stated. (This includes Ballroom A and Exhibit A.)

Before the Con

Convention-arranged visits for those arriving early.

Thursday, August 29

Friday, August 30

Saturday, August 31

  • Exhibits Hall Theme Day: Biohazard, Exhibit A (all day)
  • Stroll with the Stars, 9:00 a.m., Marriott Riverwalk
  • Martial Arts Demo, Joe R. Lansdale, 9:00 a.m., Ballroom A - Open Area
  • SFWA Meeting, 10:00 a.m.
  • Concert: Bed and Breakfast, 1:00 p.m., Ballroom A
  • Sassafrass Presents Sundown: Whispers of Ragnarock, 2:00 p.m., Ballroom A (2 hours)
  • Guest of Honor Interview: Ellen Datlow, 3:00 p.m.
  • Round Robin Concert: Kat and Sean McConnell, 4:00 p.m., Ballroom A
  • Round Robin Concert: Kathleen Sloan and Blind Lemming Chiffon, 5:00 p.m., Ballroom A
  • Concert: Toyboat, 6:00 p.m., Ballroom A
  • Conjunto Dance, 8:00 p.m., Ballroom A
  • Masquerade, 8:00 p.m. (doors open from 7:30 p.m.), Marriott Rivercenter Grand Salon

Sunday, September 1

  • Exhibits Hall Theme Day: Steampunk, Exhibit A (all day)
  • Stroll with the Stars, 9:00 a.m., Marriott Riverwalk
  • Guest of Honor Interview: James Gunn, 12 Noon
  • Round Robin Filk Concert: Dr. Jordin Kare and Margaret Middleton, 1:00 p.m., Ballroom A
  • Concert: Scott Snyder, 2:00 p.m., Ballroom A
  • Art Auction, 2:30 p.m., Room 103B
  • Special Guest Concert: Leslie Fish, 3:00 p.m., Ballroom A
  • Guest of Honor Speech: Norman Spinrad, 4:00 p.m.
  • Filk Concert: Tim Griffin, Amy McNally, Brooke Abbey, 4:00 p.m., Ballroom A
  • Round Robin Concert: Roberta Rogow, Bari and Katt Greenberg, 5:00 p.m., Ballroom A
  • Concert: Ghost of a Rose, 6:00 p.m., Ballroom A
  • Hugo Award Ceremony, 8:00 p.m. (doors open from 7:30 p.m.), Marriott Rivercenter Grand Salon
  • Steampunk Late Night Dance, 11:00 p.m., Ballroom A (3 hours)

Monday, September 2

Convention Hours

The table below shows the hours for the major convention functions, day by day. Again, all locations are in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center unless otherwise stated.

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Item Location Open Close
Con Suite open Marriott Rivercenter - Conf. 18 & 19 8 a.m. 2 a.m.
Registration open West Registration 9 a.m. 7 p.m.
Info, Accessibility, and Volunteer Desks open West Registration 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Exhibit Hall open Exhibit A 12 Noon 10 p.m.
Art Show open Exhibit A 12 Noon 6 p.m.
Dealers' Room open Exhibit A 12 Noon 6 p.m.
Site Selection open Gallery 12 Noon 6 p.m.
Press Office open Gallery 12 Noon 5 p.m.
Childcare Marriott Riverwalk 1 p.m. 6 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies Ballroom A 5 p.m. 6 p.m.
Music Night Ballroom A 6 p.m. 10 p.m.
 
Friday, August 30, 2013
Item Location Open Close
Con Suite open Marriott Rivercenter - Conf. 18 & 19 8 a.m. 2 a.m.
Registration open West Registration 9 a.m. 7 p.m.
Info, Accessibility, and Volunteer Desks open West Registration 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Exhibit Hall open Exhibit A 9 a.m. 10 p.m.
Childcare Marriott Riverwalk 9.30 a.m. 6 p.m.
Art Show open Exhibit A 10 a.m. 10 p.m.
Dealers' Room open Exhibit A 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Site Selection open Gallery 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Press Office open Gallery 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Art Night Exhibit A 6 p.m. 10 p.m.
 
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Item Location Open Close
Con Suite open Marriott Rivercenter - Conf. 18 & 19 8 a.m. 2 a.m.
Registration open West Registration 9 a.m. 7 p.m.
Info, Accessibility, and Volunteer Desks open West Registration 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Exhibit Hall open Exhibit A 9 a.m. 9 p.m.
Childcare Marriott Riverwalk 9:30 a.m. 12 Midnight
Art Show open Exhibit A 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Dealers' Room open Exhibit A 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Site Selection open Gallery 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Press Office open Gallery 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Masquerade Marriott Rivercenter - Grand Salon 8 p.m. 12 a.m.
 
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Item Location Open Close
Con Suite open Marriott Rivercenter - Conf. 18 & 19 8 a.m. 2 a.m.
Registration open West Registration 9 a.m. 7 p.m.
Info, Accessibility, and Volunteer Desks open West Registration 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Exhibit Hall open Exhibit A 9 a.m. 9 p.m.
Childcare Marriott Riverwalk 9:30 a.m. 12 Midnight
Dealers' Room open Exhibit A 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Art Show open Exhibit A 10 a.m. 12 Noon
Press Office open Gallery 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Art Auction TBD 2:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Hugo Ceremony Marriott Rivercenter - Grand Salon 8 p.m. 10 p.m.
 
Monday, September 2, 2013
Item Location Open Close
Con Suite open Marriott Rivercenter - Conf. 18 & 19 8 a.m. 12 Midnight
Registration open West Registration 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Info, Accessibility, and Volunteer Desks open West Registration 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
Exhibit Hall open Exhibit A 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Childcare Marriott Riverwalk 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m.
Art Show buyer pick-up Exhibit A 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Dealers' Room open Exhibit A 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Press Office open Gallery 10 a.m. 12 Noon
Closing Ceremonies Ballroom A 3 p.m. 4 p.m.