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 - Linda & Alan Marques


Linda met Alan at High School where they discovered a mutual passion for science fiction. She studied Technical Illustration at Portsmouth College of Art, then did archaeological illustration on a voluntary basis, before working in the printing industry. She then worked for the Royal Astronomical Society in London. Since then she has worked as a Visual Effects Assistant, which led to location work in Romania on the film Bunraku, and in South Africa on the TV series Outcasts. She recently worked on Dave McKean's film Luna. Her art is currently a hobby, but she would like to turn it into a career.

Alan is a freelance Visual Effects Supervisor who attended film school in London. He set up the Digital Effects facility at the Magic Camera Company at Shepperton Film Studios in the 1990s and was a guest speaker at the 1995 Glasgow Worldcon for the VFX work on Gerry Anderson's Space Precinct. Alan has worked on over 50 film and television productions during his career including the films James Bond Goldeneye, The Borrowers, Lost in Space and Vertical Limit. His VFX Supervisor credits for television include Mission 2110, Spooks and Outcasts. Alan has run a managed a number of VFX facilities over the years and is currently freelance. He has recently worked on Dave McKean’s second feature film Luna. Digital science fiction art is currently a hobby for Alan, but he would also like to make it a career in the future.


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Artwork: Decaying Artefact (Alan Marques)
This was done in Vue and finished off in Photoshop. I created the "ribs" of the decaying artefact in 3DSmax before importing them into Vue. The original canvas print was shown at the 2005 Glasgow Worldcon (Interaction) where it was "runner up, best in show".


Artwork: A Bad Landing (Linda Marques)
This came out of playing with the landscape generation software Vue, I managed to create an interesting terrain and decided it needed a crashed spaceship. This was done in a very early version of Vue and finished off in Photoshop. The original canvas print was exhibited at the 2005 Glasgow Worldcon (Interaction).