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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 - Dominic Harman
I’ve now been illustrating professionally in the field of fantasy, science fiction, and horror book jackets, and CD covers, for 17 years. In that time, as in any trade where you are building contacts and confidence, I always felt that people appreciate the value of persistence and hard work and, after many years of grafting and honing my craft, publishers and clients took notice and started rewarding me with commissions.
More recently, with contacts established and awards to my name, I am very happy too be a part of this fantastic community. Over the years I've worked for all the major book publishers and with such prodigious writers such as Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed), Terry Pratchett (Discworld), Alastair Reynolds ("On the Steel Breeze"), Kelley Armstrong ("Bitten"), Ian Whates ("The Noise Revealed"), Naomi Novik ("Temeraire") and Eric Brown, ("Helix", "The Serene Invasion"), to name but a few.
Regarding medium, I began with pencils and oils when I first started out, then moved on to acrylic and airbrush. Later, I realized that just as I was getting into the cover market I was witnessing the cusp of change and the revolution of computers. Commercially in the book and magazine genre, going digital I felt was the way forward but it was also very important for me to continue to paint and draw traditionally as its a passion, a discipline and something of a refreshing counterweight to the digital work.
An early influence was the work of Derek Riggs, who created the album covers of the British rock band Iron Maiden. My inspirations and influences also include the works of the classical painters, Velazquez, Caravaggio, and Rembrandt, among others, and also artists working in the fantasy scene today: most notably Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta.
Music is very important to me while I’m working. I listen to film scores and music by, for example, Thomas Newman, Joby Talbot, Basil Poledouris, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream. Its essential to have just the right score or piece playing when I'm trying to get into the mindset for a particular job. That said, I sometimes buy a soundtrack without having watched the film and that can be fascinating – not knowing the flavour of the film and just being led by the music.
Talking of more recent projects. I worked on a Zombie piece It was the foulest fun. I also recently finished a series of reissues for horror master Darren Shan (Cirque du Freak; The Vampire's Assistant) the legendary Demonata series. and also started a new series for Eric Brown, Jani and the Greater Game.
Visit Dominic Harman at:
- Dominic's website, www.bleedingdreams.com
Artwork: Engineman (Eric Brown)
Artwork: Lord Loss (Darren Shan)