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Shortlists for the 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retro Hugos
16 April 2014 - Shortlists for the 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retro Hugos will be announced at 8:30pm BST on Saturday 19 April at Satellite 4, the 65th British National Science Fiction Convention, in Glasgow. The event will be streamed here, and relayed live at two conventions in the United States. More details...
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
24 Mar 2014 - World Premiere of the theatrical production at Loncon 3. More details
19 Feb 2014 - Bidder filings now available from the Site Selection page.
Membership rates to rise
18 Feb 2014 - Loncon 3 membership rates to rise on 1 March; payment instalment plan closes. Full details here
09 Feb 2014 - Just some of the people who have volunteered for our programme can be seen here
Iain Banks exhibit in Stirling
Parallel Worlds: an exhibition of material from the Iain Banks Archive is on at the University of Stirling between Friday 24 January - Friday 4 April 2014.
Bryan Talbot exhibit in London
The Brainstorm Exhibition will be shown at The Muse Gallery, 269 Portobello Road between 20 March - 13 April 2014
Hotel bookings are now open
Progress Report 2 Now Available
23 Dec 2013 - Download your electronic copy of our latest Progress Report here
Hugo Base Design Competition
2 Dec 2013 - Details of the competition for the design of the Hugo base can now be found on our Hugo pages here
Art Showcase Order Form
1 Dec 2013 - Copies of the Loncon 3 Art Showcase can now be ordered here.
Shortlists for the 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retro Hugos will be announced at 8:30pm BST on Saturday 19 April at Satellite 4, the 65th British National Science Fiction Convention, in Glasgow. The event will be streamed live on the Hugo Awards channel on Ustream, and relayed simultaneously at two conventions in the United States. More details...
Loncon 3 is delighted to present the World Premiere of Current Theatrics' stage adaptation of Tim Powers' award-winning novel, The Anubis Gates. More details...
As well as our guests of honour, here's a list of just some of the people who have volunteered for our programme.
Welcome to Loncon 3!
Welcome to the home page of Loncon 3, the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). On this site you'll find everything you need to know about the convention, including our guests, programme, special events, exhibits, Art Show, Dealers' Zone and of course how to register and where to stay while you're in town.
This will be the 72nd Worldcon, and the first to be held in London since 1965. It will also be the 75th anniversary of the very first Worldcon held in New York in 1939 - something we will be celebrating within our programme and events.
Loncon 3 will be a celebration of science fiction in all its forms. We expect well over 7,000 fans to join us at London's ExCeL centre, along with hundreds of writers, editors, artists, and other professionals from across the genre. And if you need a reminder of why London is the ideal place for a Worldcon, take a look at this video (you can find more Loncon 3 videos across the website), or browse the full set…
The 1939 Retro-Hugos
From their inception in 1953, the Hugo Awards have grown to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. As host of the 2014 Worldcon, Loncon 3 will be hosting the Hugo Awards for the best work in 2013.
We are delighted to announce that in addition, we will also be hosting the Retrospective Hugo Awards for the best work of 1938. This is a rare opportunity: the Retro-Hugos use the same rules and categories as the current awards, but can only be presented on the anniversary of a year in which a Worldcon was held, but did not present Hugo Awards.
Nominations for both the 1939 Retro-Hugo Awards and 2014 Hugo Awards opened in January 2014. All Attending Adult, Young Adult, and Supporting members of Loncon 3 who joined before the end of January are eligible to nominate, along with full members of the 2013 and 2015 Worldcons.