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 - Chris Foss (GoH)

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Chris Foss’s ground-breaking science fiction art revolutionised paperback covers from the early 1970s. Raising the bar for realism and invention, his trademark battle-weary spacecraft, dramatic alien landscapes, and crumbling brutalist architecture irrevocably changed the aesthetic of science fiction art and cinema.

As a child he was fascinated by the machinery in his uncle's workshop. Growing up in post war Britain where the machinery of the Victorian age was still in use, Chris developed a love of exploring disused railway lines, quarries and watching the cranes at work in Guernsey harbour. The sleek and modern didn't appeal to him and it's the aesthetic of the old and decaying that he brought to his SF work.

The bombed out buildings of Exeter and the recently abandoned German fortifications in Guernsey contributed to his fascination with decaying and abandoned monolithic structures. His studies in architecture at Cambridge University also informed his work. "I wanted to paint spaceships that looked like they could function and had been in space for a few years".

Chris created cover artwork for books by Isaac Asimov, E. E. "Doc" Smith, Arthur C. Clarke, A. E. van Vogt and Phillip K. Dick and many others. He has also worked in film design on Dune, Superman, Alien, Flash Gordon, Stanley Kubrick’s A.I., and recently Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy due to be released later this year.

Showing Chris' versatility of styles, in 1972 he created the black and white line work for The Joy of Sex, A Gourmet Guide to Love Making in collaboration with Charles Raymond.

He now works from his studio in Guernsey and is enjoying working in new mediums such as oil and collage. This new style of work can be seen on the cover of MIT Technology Review's science fiction anthology, TRSF.

Chris is currently enjoying his work on a new painting and a sculpture, The Crab, which will be exhibited in the art show at Loncon 3. More of his work can be seen on his website and in Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss published by Titan Books.

Photo: www.chrisfossart.com

 

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Artwork: Cathedral Battleship, Games Workshop (2000)

 



Artwork: MIT Technology Review, TRSF (2011)