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 - Lucy Parker

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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.

 

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Artwork: Roots of Yggdrasil

 



Artwork: Death and the King