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

 

Membership issues

Check your membership status
Upgrade your membership
Notify a change of address
Request a Hugo PIN
Request a VAT invoice
Free memberships for members of the 1939 and 1957 Worldcons
Transfer/donate your membership

Check your membership status

You can check your membership status here so long as you said you were content for this information to be shown on our website. Also please remember, if you asked to be listed by your badge name that's what you will have to use in the searchbox.

This page shows your ‘Loncon 3 Membership Type’ and your ‘UK in 2014 Bid Status’. Only the former is relevant to the convention itself. If it says ‘Adult’ then you have a full adult attending membership.

At this stage the ‘UK in 2014 Bid Status’ is largely of historic interest, to recognise those individuals who gave the bid financial support. It’s only relevance is if you were a ‘Friend’ or ‘YA Friend’ of the bid and you have not yet converted that into an ‘Adult’ or ‘Young Adult’ membership. To do that, see upgrade your membership below.

See here if you’re unsure what the different types of Loncon 3 membership are.

Alternatively you can contact memberships@loncon3.org.

Upgrade your membership

If you are a Supporting member of Loncon 3 you can upgrade your membership to an Attending Adult or Attending Young Adult by completing the form here.

Notify a change of address

Changes of address (CoAs), whether postal or email, should be notified to us promptly so that we can ensure you continue to receive your publications and other convention information.

CoAs can be emailed to our memberships team at memberships@loncon3.org. The same email address should be used for any questions. Alternatively they can be sent by post to our regular office address.

When providing a CoA, please include the following information:

Including the full contact information will help us to validate that the request is genuine. The person submitting the request should if possible contact us from the same email address that they used to register, for the same reason.

Request a Hugo PIN

To nominate online for the Hugo awards, you will need your membership number and PIN (this is being emailed in batches to eligible nominators who have requested email communications, and was printed on the address sheet for the posted copies of Loncon 3’s PR2). You can email hugopin@loncon3.org if you need to request a PIN.

Request a VAT invoice

Loncon 3 is VAT registered. Your attending membership includes VAT. If you are VAT registered and need a VAT invoice please email a request to treasurer@loncon3.org.

Free memberships for members of the 1939 and 1957 Worldcons

Loncon 3 is offering complimentary full memberships to all surviving members of either the first Worldcon (1939) or the first London Worldcon (1957). See here for more details.

Transfer/donate your membership

Loncon 3 regrets that we are not able to refund membership fees. However, members are free to sell or transfer their memberships to others so long as we are properly notified and the following rules are adhered to.

This includes donating their membership to the non- profit group Con or Bust, who will use donated attending memberships to support increased diversity at the convention. To find out more about the benefits of donating click here

Who can transfer a membership?

Attending memberships, including child and family memberships, may be transferred either prior to the convention or at the time the member registers at the convention.

Memberships and admissions that entitle a person to attend the convention (attending, child, day admission) may not be transferred after the member has registered in person at the convention. Nor may they be transferred after the convention, even though some rights - such as the right to nominate for the 2015 Hugo Awards - will still exist at that point.

I can't attend - how can I find a buyer for my membership?

There are many ways to sell a membership, especially via the Internet, and it is usually possible to recover most or all of your original membership fee, especially if you bought your membership early on when the rates were at their lowest.

The best place to start is our Facebook page. Other places to consider include SF-related newsgroups and mailing lists, and even auction sites such as Ebay.

What about my voting rights?

Full adult supporting and attending memberships include the following voting rights:

Important: our policy on transfers is that any unused voting rights associated with a membership are automatically transferred with that membership.

This means that you cannot choose to retain any unused rights when transferring your membership, although you can, where appropriate, use them before the transfer takes place. If you do use some of your rights in this way, the person taking over your membership cannot then take them over, i.e. used rights do not transfer and any vote you make will automatically continued to stand.

So how do I transfer/donate my membership?

To transfer/donate a membership, Loncon 3 must receive an authenticated request to transfer the membership, giving the name and contact information for both the transferor (seller) and transferee (buyer). If you are donating your membership to Con or Bust the transferee should be simply listed as ‘Con or Bust’.

If a membership is being sold, it is up to the purchasers to find out if voting rights on the membership have been exercised.

However the transfer is notified to us, we need the following information to be provided by the transferor:

Send this information to memberships@loncon3.org or by post to our regular office address.

To help us check that transfer requests are genuine, sellers should where possible contact us from the email address they used to register, and provide full contact information that we can validate against our records.