Our exhibits aim to bring together a diversity that has yet to be seen at any Worldcon. It is the job of Exhibits programme to create discussions, lectures and talks based on this diverse set of displays and posters. The goal will be to complement the fixed exhibits by engaging those who designed and curated them, to draw them into a more enjoyable and educational Worldcon experience.
Examples may include:
- Political Cartooning & Science Fiction – an exhibition of cartoons, mostly from the UK and US news media, in which political cartoonists have used science fictional ideas and images to get their messages across.
- First World War and Fantastic Fiction
Our desire, then, is to bring the curator of the exhibit into a discussion environment for more personal interaction with attendees.
The Exhibit Hall will feature Displays, Dealers and an Art Show. Items both new and old will attract participants of all ages. Without giving away too many spoilers, Loncon 3 will be hosting attractions like Darwin’s Pigeons, A Mission to Mars, science fiction and political cartooning, the Institute for Interstellar Studies, Kids’ Company and the Petrie Museum of Egyptology.
- The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology – the Museum shares information about the 80,000 objects in its collection from Egypt and Sudan. Situated as a teaching collection but open to the public at the heart of University College London, this display will share information about archaeology and new discoveries around old objects. Images of the collection, themed trails, leaflets, replica objects and (as much as possible) people will share knowledge about the 7,000 years of history the museum looks after.
- Angst-Lesspork – a small model railway that draws its inspiration from and is a tribute to the “Discworld” books of Terry Pratchett and in particular the greatest city on the Circle Sea, Ankh-Morpork. The scene is urban with a tidal river to the front. Buildings are predominately timber-framed. Although superficially a Victorian/Edwardian townscape, many characters and architectural features give clues to the layout’s true identity. This display appears with the kind permission of Sir Terry Pratchett and pre-dates Raising Steam by a couple of years...
- Kid’s Company – an exhibition of artwork by children and young people aged 4 to 23, exploring the issues that affect their daily lives and the dreams they hold for the future.
Dealers confirmed will of course be bringing their wares to fulfil your science fiction and fantasy and cosplay needs. Everything from books and games to unique finds will make the dealers a place to shop around.
In addition to the Dealers and Displays there will be an Art show featuring works from our Guests of Honour and many others. Some names you will perhaps know, while other artists will have their work on display for the first time at a Worldco. A full colour Artist Showcase book will be available to members (available for pre-order: http://loncon3.org/art-showcase.php
We hope everyone will enjoy all that there is to see and do.