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 - Lucy Parker
My mother (Ann Parker) was an artist and took a dim view of art colleges, so she pushed me into doing science even though I had shown some artistic talent at an early age. I ended up at Sussex University and getting a degree in Biology.
You can't keep a good artist down so after that I went to art college and ended up studying for a BA in Illustration. After this I was involved with setting up a games software company called Salamander Software in the gaming boom of the early 80s. I was chiefly illustrator and package designer and it was a challange designing dynamic covers for Pacman and Space Invaders.
At Art College I developed my passion for life drawing. I think of it as my artistic aerobics and have always done it on a regular basis. After a short break to have children I began to paint for myself and started to exhibit my work. I began to teach painting and drawing as well at this time and still do.
I discovered handmade Khadi watercolour paper and a new way of using watercolour at a workshop with the painter Graham Dean. This changed my life. It seemed natural to use my life drawings in my work once I moved away from my tight illustrative style. I use a very limited palette of colours, which seem sympathetic to the human form.
Portraits, landscapes and architecture are also inspiring to me and my paintings tend to reflect where I have been recently. Obviously, I have done Brighton a lot, but I am very lucky to go to Cape Cod every year to stay with the in-laws. The Cape is more or less a source of constant inspiration to me. We live in a shed in the woods by the sea and the quality of light there is fantastic, and I try to capture it in my paintings. Some of my paintings reflect Edward Hooper and it is not because I am trying to do that - it really does look like that.
I am a member of the Fiveways Artists Group in Brighton who open their houses during the Brighton Festival in May every year for art exhibitions. It was the Fiveways group that started the open house phenomenon, which has now spread throughout the town and country. We have a couple of thousand visitors every year. It is a great way to exhibit as you are in sole charge of your exhibition and you get to talk to the visitors directly and get their reactions to your work. This is my main exhibition every year.
Visit Lucy Parker at:
- Lucy's website, www.lbparker.com
Artwork: Roots of Yggdrasil
Artwork: Death and the King