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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!

This page contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to WSFS. It is one of a number of FAQ pages you will find on this website.

We have included an index of all the questions on this page to help you find the one you want quickly.

Q: WSFS sounds like some multi-national company - what is it ?
A: WSFS is a society of science fiction fans that exists purely to run Worldcons and give out the Hugo Awards.
Q: How do I join WSFS ?
A: By becoming a member of the current year's Worldcon. There is no other special requirement - everyone who joins a Worldcon gets to be a member for that year.
Q: And do I have to attend the Worldcon ?
A: No, you just have to have a Full Supporting or Full Attending membership. Either gives you the right to vote in the Site Selection and Hugo Awards ballots. You can do this by mail. WSFS members can also attend the Business Meeting, the governing body of WSFS, which is held each year at the Worldcon. (Note that to attend the Business Meeting, you will need a Full Attending membership of the convention).
Q: What exactly are the Hugos ?
A: The Hugo Awards are annual awards for achievement in science fiction and fantasy: Best Novel, Best Dramatic Presentation, that sort of thing.
Q: Who decides who gets an award ?
A: Us. The fans. More precisely, the members of WSFS. So in 2011, it will be the members of Renovation, recognising work created in 2010.