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 - Jeanne Gomoll (GoH)

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In her teens, Jeanne Gomoll spent a lot of time in the ceramics lab making pottery. After she graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1973 (inexplicably with a Geography major), she switched her focus to drawing illustrations for the fanzine, Janus, which she co-edited. That led to doing layout and design, illos for lots of other fanzines, and eventually three Hugo nominations (1978, 1979, and 1980) for that work. It also led to freelance work which in turn inspired the lovely thought that it might actually be possible to earn a living as an artist.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hired Jeanne in 1979, and she worked there for 23 years, eventually as senior designer. She taught herself how to make art and design on one of the early Macs, and she took point in converting the WDNR's graphic design group into a computer-based design shop. In 2003 she and all the graphics artists were laid off by the WDNR. Jeanne started her own graphic design company, which turned out to be a Very Good Thing. The services offered by Union Street Design LLC include book design, conference publications, corporate identity, logo design, grant layout, illustration, maps, catalog design, marketing literature, brochures, trade show displays, posters, newsletters and more. Her customers are primarily Wisconsin state agencies and small companies that cannot afford permanent design staff.

Even though the fanzine, Janus, and then Aurora ceased publication in the mid-80s, she continued using her not very copious free time helping out the fan community, by designing program books, cookbooks, posters, brochures and web banners for the SF convention, WisCon, and for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. Oh, and a quilt.

Since 1982 Jeanne's work also includes book design, cover art, interior illustrations and maps for works such as The Cacher of the Rye by Carl Brandon, The Silver Horse by Elizabeth A. Lynn, and Tomb of the Fathers by Eleanor Arnason.

 

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Artwork: Space Babe

 



Artwork: The James Tiptree, Jr. Quilt

The Tiptree Quilt is based on James Tiptree, Jr.’s science fiction novel, Brightness Falls from the Air, which tells the story of humans and aliens who witness the spectacular passing of a fiery wave-front, and the incineration of the planet Damien, caused by the nova of The Murdered Star. 1,248 squares of fabric were used to construct this 100" x 120" textile painting of this fantastic scene. Except for two small pieces, the swirling image is constructed with only straight-cut pieces. If you look closely you can see female signs in the planet below. Work spanned ten years and the combined effort of 65 people from around the world, many of whom had never quilted before. The Tiptree Quilt celebrates the James Tiptree, Jr. Award — an annual prize for science fiction and fantasy that expands and explores our understanding of gender. James Tiptree, Jr. was the pseudonym of Alice Sheldon whose brilliant stories and gender-bending life inspired the award in 1991. Elspeth Krisor directed and coordinated work on the quilt; Jeanne Gomoll and Tracy Benton designed it. For more information on the Tiptree Award go to www.tiptree.org.