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

 

Call for Posters

Submissions are now closed. You'll be able to see the posters in the Exhibits hall at Loncon 3, along with a range of other displays. The Exhibits Hall will be open to holders of hall passes as well as full members and day admissions.

The 72nd annual World Science Fiction Convention (Loncon 3) will take place in London in August 2014. There will be over 5000 visitors to the Exhibit Hall. Previous conventions have included a strong and varied programme of scientific talks and panel discussions, in which specialists explain recent research or some other aspect of their chosen field to an interested and educated lay audience. A large proportion of science fiction fans are interested in science and mathematics; many have first or higher degrees in a science subject, and many work as professional scientists or researchers in academia or industry.

In 2014, in addition to a wide range of scientific talks and discussions, the committee plan to host an academic poster session in the main Exhibit Hall, and are keen to invite participation from the wider academic community. This is an opportunity for those working in science, mathematics, social sciences and related fields interested in the impact agenda, to explain their recent and ongoing research to an interested, educated lay audience.

Presenters of accepted posters will receive a free pass to the exhibit hall, which can be upgraded to full convention membership at a discounted rate of £50.

Submission and review procedure

Poster proposals, in the form of draft posters or fairly detailed abstracts, should be sent to Dr Nicholas Jackson, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick (Nicholas.Jackson@warwick.ac.uk).

Revised deadline for submissions: 1 June 2014

Format: up to A0 (119cm x 84cm) or near equivalent, either portrait or landscape. If you wish to bring an exhibit to accompany the poster, please give details with your submission.

Peer review

Submitted posters and abstracts will be subject to a peer review process, and the final selections made on the academic, scientific and expository merit of the individual posters.

The peer review panel includes the following:

Submissions from other disciplines are also welcome.

Prize and sponsorship

Dr Moira Harrison (University of Brighton) has kindly donated £100 for a prize for the best poster, in memory of her father, the science fiction author Harry Harrison.

Loncon 3 gratefully acknowledges the support of Anglia Ruskin University.