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 - John Harris
John Harris has been painting pictures in the science fiction genre since the mid 1970's. Although much of his work is clearly concerned with the hardware of space flight, his interests and preoccupations are more to do with atmosphere and scale. It was for this reason that NASA invited him to witness the launch of a Space Shuttle in 1984 and record the event in a painting (which now hangs in the Kennedy Space Centre), the first British artist to be thus honoured. Over the last 30 years he has continued to produce work for science fiction, including many of the great names in the genre. Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke, Ben Bova, John Scalzi, Orson Scott Card, to name but a few.
An event like the London Worldcon provides a rare opportunity for him to display work on a large scale, stripped of the limitations imposed by book cover format. This brings out the noticeably cinematic quality of his images, a characteristic which is not lost on various film directors. In fact, although he gets huge enjoyment from moving film, he actually favours the frozen image. There are many occasions when watching a science fiction film when he has to resist the urge to shout, "Hold that image!" These pieces are meant to be observed in a leisurely fashion, the better to absorb the sense of space and scale such pictures aim to create.
A new book of his work, Beyond the Horizon, published by Titan, has been released this year.
Visit John Harris at:
- John's website.
Artwork: The Twin Parliaments of Pyrrus
commissioned by Tor to illustrate a section of The Human Division by John Scalzi
Artwork: Coming Home
(commissioned by Berkley for the cover of the book by Jack McDevitt)