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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!
Accessibility Services
Tony - Access

My name is Sally Woehrle, and I am the Head of Accessibility Services for LoneStarCon 3. I have been involved in helping with this type of service at Worldcons since ConJose in 2002, and worked on Noreascon 4 (2004), LAcon IV (2006), Denvention 3 (2008) and Renovation (2011). I am familiar with most of the problems that the special needs fans face, and thus, ideally situated to make sure that LoneStarCon 3 is an enjoyable convention from the point of view of accessibility. I am used to coordinating things like renting the scooters, finding parking and recharging places for them, and organizing special seating at the major events and panels for scooters, and hearing and sight restricted needs. In addition, I am collecting suggestions for things that Accessibility Services could do to make the convention more enjoyable for everyone. Please submit any such suggestions to me at accessibility@LoneStarCon3.org.

Accessibility Services is here to cater to the special needs of the LoneStarCon 3 members. If you, or your family or friends, have any special needs, please contact me and my team at accessibility@LoneStarCon3.org. We will respond, and do our best to get both an answer to your concern and/or provide the service you request.

Mobility - Scooters

Friday, August 23, 2013 - the scooter booking deadline has now passed. We have no more heavy duty scooters available. However we do still have a very small number of regular scooters available for rental. These will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis to applicants.

We have scooters available for rental for the duration of LoneStarCon 3. Both standard and heavy-duty models are available. Heavy duty scooters are rated for 350 pounds or more. Rental for the week will be $240 for standard scooters and $250 for heavy duty scooters.

To make your reservation, please write to us at accessibility@LoneStarCon3.org, giving your name, home address, LoneStarCon 3 membership number (if known), and hotel you are staying in (if known). Please also indicate the type of scooter you need (standard or heavy-duty). We will confirm your reservation by return email and will be in touch during July with details of how to pay. We expect to take payment by credit card through the website or by check through postal mail.

The booking deadline for scooters is Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Please help us by making your reservations well ahead of this deadline, as we have a limited number of scooters available and may be unable to handle last minute requests.

San Antonio Disability Access Office

The San Antonio Department of Public Works includes a Disability Access Office (DAO). The DAO "works toward a universally designed environment that makes it easy for all people, regardless of disability, to participate fully in community life. This echoes the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)."

The DAO website includes a range of resources which will be useful for members with disabilities. We particularly recommend the page on River Walk accessibility which includes maps showing accessibility features (e.g. paths, ramps, elevators) in the River Walk area.

Vision Impaired

We will be offering copies of the pocket program in a large format type, on DVD or thumb drive. If you would like to receive the pocket program in one of these special formats, please contact Accessibility Services now. We would like to gauge the demand for these before producing them.

Hearing Impaired

Accessibility Services is looking for some ASL interpreters for programming and evening events, particularly the Hugo Awards Ceremony. If you or someone you know would like to help us out, again, please contact us.

Contact Us

To ask about any of our services, or to suggest anything else we could do to help you have the best possible convention experience, please write to us at accessibility@LoneStarCon3.org.