News

1939 Retro Hugo Award Winners

4 January 2015 - the Loncon 3 Artist Showcase is now available to download in PDF format.

1939 Retro Hugo Award Winners

14 August 2014 - Loncon 3 is delighted to announce the 1939 Retro Hugo Award winners.

Record Hugo Participation

7 August 2014 - Loncon 3 is proud to announce that it received 3,587 valid ballots for the 2014 Hugo Awards. More details here.

Cosmonaut at Loncon 3

6 August 2014 - Cosmonaut Anatolii Artsebarskii will be at the whole convention and speaking on Sunday 17 August, more details here and press release here.

Programme now available

24 July 2014 - The schedule is now available through our programme guides here.

Hugo Ceremony Hosts announced

17 July 2014 - The 2014 Hugo Ceremony will be hosted by leading science fiction and fantasy authors Justina Robson and Geoff Ryman. More details here

Fantastic partnership with BFI

17 July 2014 - Loncon 3 has joined forces with the British Film Institute to celebrate the UK's long heritage of science fiction and the fantastic on television. More details here

Access services

08 July 2014 - LAST CALL: all requests for accessible accomodation must be received no later than midnight Thursday 10 July. More details here

PEN/H G Wells lecture

08 July 2014 - Audrey Niffenegger will give the first PEN / H G Wells lecture at Loncon 3. More details here

Access services

06 July 2014 - We're offering a service for booking mobility scooters. More details here

Theatre programme announced

04 July 2014 - We have released full details of our exciting theatre programme. Full details here

Childcare at Loncon 3

03 July 2014 - Please book your childcare by 14 July. Details available here. To help you plan, some programme highlights are listed here

Progress Report 4 Now Available

02 July 2014 - Download your electronic copy of our last Progress Report here. Full of essential information for getting to and enjoying the convention.

Help wanted

02 July 2014 - We have a number of specific tasks for which we're seeking volunteers. In most cases no prior experience is needed and it's a great way to meet people and be a part of Loncon 3. Details here

1939 Retro Hugo Voter Packet

01 July 2014 - The 1939 Retro Hugo Voter Packet is now available

Hall passes

20 June 2014 - For a taste of Loncon 3 at a low price, we are offering a limited number of Hall passes for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Programme participants

15 June 2014 - We are today sending emails to all our programme participants with a first draft of their schedules. It's going to be an amazing programme!

Membership rates to increase on 14 July

10 June 2014 - Loncon 3 membership rates will rise on 14 July: Adult rates increase to £135 (US$225); family rates become £300 (US$500); all other attending rates also rise. Join now to beat the increase! Full details here

Additions to 2014 Hugo Voter Packet

10 June 2014 - The voter packet has been updated to include new material in the following categories: Fan Artist, Related Work, Short Story, Novelette and Novella. Members can download the packet here.

Hugo Voting Now Open

06 June 2014 - Cast your ballot for the 2014 Hugo Awards here and for the 1939 Retro Hugo Awards here.

Worldcon Philharmonic Orchestra

03 June 2014 - The highlight of Loncon 3's music programme will be a concert by the Worldcon Philharmonic Orchestra

Masquerade and costumes at Loncon 3

03 June 2014 - If you love costumes and costuming, check out our new information about the Masquerade and Hall Costumes at Loncon 3. You can register today! More details

 

Day by Day

This page gives an overview of what's planned for each day, to help you plan attendance at the convention and related travel and accommodation. You can then plan your time in detail using our complete programme guides.

 

Thursday

On the first day of the convention, some activities will start later in the day than for the core days. Alongside many other items, Thursday will feature a programme stream devoted to the works of Tolkien and produced in association with the Tolkien Society.

   

Highlights

Noon

Opening Ceremony

3.00PM

Connie Willis and George R R Martin in conversation with Paul Cornell

4.30PM

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit: From Books to Films and Back Again” – David Brawn, publishing director at HarperCollins (Tolkien keynote)

4.30PM

Art Show Gala Opening

8:00PM  

Retro-Hugo Award Ceremony, followed by Swing Dance featuring the Brideshead Ballroom Stompers

10.00PM 

Theatre: The Cancellation and Re-Imagining of Captain Tartan - written and directed by David Wake

Signings

1.30PM 

Patrick Rothfuss

Area

Location

Open

Close

Registration

Boulevard level 0

9:30AM

8PM

Programme

Capital Suite

10AM

2AM

Art Show open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

1PM

6PM

Dealers’ Zone open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

1PM

6PM

Displays area open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

1PM

6PM

Hospitality Hall/Fan Village

Capital Hall

10AM

2AM

Childcare

ExCeL

1:30PM

6:30PM

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Friday

Our first full day includes several guest of honour items, some sessions arranged in conjunction with the British Interplanetary Society, and a classical music concert.

Highlights

1:30PM

Jeanne Gomoll guest of honour item 

1:30PM

Regency Dance

3:00PM

John Clute guest of honour item  

3:30PM

Theatre:  Mastermind – by Michael Patrick Sullivan, directed by Piers Beckley

4:30PM

Malcolm Edwards guest of honour item

4.30PM

Chris Foss slideshow 

7:00PM

Chesley Awards presentation 

8:00PM

Worldcon Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

10.30PM

Dance: A traditional Irish Ceilidh, sponsored by the Dublin in 2019 Worldcon Bid, featuring the Liam Robinson Band

Signings

Noon 

Scott Lynch

3.00PM

Audrey Niffenegger, Connie Willis

4.30PM

Bryan Talbot

Area

Location

Open

Close

Registration

Boulevard level 0

9.30AM

8PM

Programme

Capital Suite

9.30AM

2AM

Art Show open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

10AM

6PM

Dealers’ Zone open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

10AM

6PM

Displays area open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

10AM

6PM

Hospitality Hall/Fan Village

Capital Hall

10AM

2AM

Childcare

ExCeL

9.30AM

6.30PM

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Saturday

Another full day of activities, with more guest of honour items, a talk from the Astronomer Royal, and much more.

Highlights

8:00AM

SFWA Meeting

Noon

Bryan Talbot guest of honour item

1:30PM

Chris Foss  guest of honour item

3.00PM

Theatre: the world premiere of Tim Powers's The Anubis Gates, adapted and directed by Ruth Pe Palileo

3.00PM

‘The Music Connection to Iain Banks’ – an interview with Gary Lloyd

6:00PM

Lord Rees, Astronomer Royal

6.00PM

Theatre: The Terminal Zone by Andrew J Wilson

8:00PM

Masquerade

8:00PM

BSFA Lecture: 'Pygmalion's Statue and her Synthetic Sisters: The Perfect Woman on Screen', Dr Paula James

10.00PM

Saturday night dance

10.00PM

Seanan McGuire concert

Signings

Noon 

George R R Martin

1.30PM 

Joe Abercrombie

3.00PM

Tanya Huff

Area

Location

Open

Close

Registration

Boulevard level 0

9.30AM

6PM

Programme

Capital Suite

9.30AM

2AM

Art Show open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

10AM

6PM

Dealers’ Zone open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

10AM

6PM

Displays area open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

10AM

6PM

Hospitality Hall/Fan Village

Capital Hall

10AM

2AM

Childcare

ExCeL

9.30AM

11PM*

*Childcare will be closed 6:30PM to 7PM

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Sunday

Following the Masquerade on the previous night, Sunday will be Hall Costume Day in the Exhibits Hall. Participants will be able to display their costumes and other attendees are encouraged to come dressed to impress!

Highlights

11:00AM

Iain M Banks guest of honour item

1:30PM

Robin Hobb guest of honour item

2:00PM

Art auction

3.00PM

Theatre: The Girl Genius Radio Plays – written and directed by Phil & Kaja Foglio

8:00PM

Hugo Awards presentation

10.00PM

Sunday night dance

Signings

Noon 

Chris Foss

1.30PM 

Gail Carriger, Alastair Reynolds, Kim Stanley Robinson

3.00PM

Seanan McGuire

5.00PM

Robin Hobb

Area

Location

Open

Close

Registration

Boulevard level 0

9.30AM

6PM

Programme

Capital Suite

9.30AM

2AM

Art Show open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

10AM

Noon

Dealers’ Zone open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

10AM

6PM

Displays area open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

10AM

6PM

Hospitality Hall/Fan Village

Capital Hall

10AM

2AM

Childcare

ExCeL

9.30AM

11PM*

*Childcare will be closed 6:30PM to 7PM

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Monday

On the last day of the convention, activities wind down a little earlier than for the core days; some attendees and participants will be travelling home today after events conclude. There will be some limited programme after the closing ceremony, extending until approximately 8PM.

Highlights

Noon

Theatre: The Compleat Wrks of Willm Shkspr (Abridged) – written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield; directed by Conor Walsh

1.30PM 

Jim Burns interview

1.30PM

‘Affirmational and Transformational Doctor Who Fan Videos’ – Karen Hellekson (academic keynote)

3:00PM

Closing Ceremony

4.30PM

Before the Dawn, a filk musical

7.00PM

Science Fact and Science Fiction – Professor David Southwood

Area

Location

Open

Close

Registration

Boulevard level 0

9.30AM

Noon

Programme

Capital Suite

9.30AM

8PM

Dealers’ Zone open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

10AM

2PM

Displays area open

Exhibit Hall (N11)

10AM

2PM

Hospitality Hall/Fan Village

Capital Hall

10AM

11:30PM*

Childcare

ExCeL

9.30AM

6:30PM

*Hospitality Hall/Fan Village will be running down during Monday, and may close for a couple of hours mid-afternoon.

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