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

 

Artist Showcase - Danny Flynn

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Danny Flynn is an artist whose vision is deeply rooted in a combined love of natural history, fantasy and science fiction. Many of his paintings are of make-believe worlds, where his detailed observation of nature is evident in the believability of his mystical landscapes.

Danny spent his late teens driving overhead cranes in a steelworks in his birth town of Scunthorpe, patiently plotting his escape before eventually heading to London to do an Illustration/Graphic Design degree at Kingston University. To date, Danny has illustrated book-jacket art for many hundreds of novels, and for most of the best-known science fiction and fantasy authors; a list which includes Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl, Isaac Asimov, Charles Sheffield, Robert Heinlein, Olaf Stapledon, Jack McDevitt, Brian Stableford, Tanith Lee and George R. R. Martin.

A compendium book of Danny's paintings, "Only Visiting This Planet", was published in 1994, leading to many offers of Concept Artist work in the Computer Games Industry, with stints at EA Games, Ubisoft and Travellers Tales ("Twinsanity - Crash Bandicoot").

In recent years, Danny took the decision to work on a large venture of his own, bringing the moon to life - creating a secret "world" deep inside the moon, populated with hundreds of the universe's misfits and oddballs - for an eventual vast range of collectible characters, the Lunartics. Danny even learned to play keyboards then joined a rock band in order to gain the necessary experience to help him compose his own music too for Lunartics.

Photo: Danny busy at work creating lots of Lunartics, wearing a lego watch that he sadly lost

 

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Artwork: Expedition to Earth (Arthur C. Clarke; cover for the NEL edition)

 



Artwork: Pugdimple... one of many hundreds of Lunartics. This one farts in the bath
like humans do, and hopes to have grown extra eyeballs in time for Loncon