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 - Dominic Harman

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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.

 

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Artwork: Engineman (Eric Brown)

 



Artwork: Lord Loss (Darren Shan)