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

 

Volunteer to help

All Worldcons rely on volunteers to run them; there are no paid staff: The Worldcon is probably the world's largest all-volunteer event. From the bid stage through to the convention itself, Loncon 3 will eventually need around 600 volunteers covering all aspects of the convention from people who join up for the planning stages, to many who will volunteer to help at the event itself.

You’ll find many of those who’ve already volunteered on our staff list. We’re all doing this in our spare time and, like any hobby, at our own cost. We’re working on Loncon 3 for the sheer fun of contributing to a celebration of science fiction that we believe so many more people will enjoy in August 2014. Volunteering can also be a great way to meet people, and if it’s your first time at a Worldcon, it’s also one way to help put everything in context! Whether you are a seasoned volunteer or a first-timer, your contribution will be highly valued.

We still need people to do all types of tasks – some for most of the time between now and the convention; some as a discrete and quite short-term project; some helping with really practical things at the con itself. Some things can be done by individuals, many will be as part of a team – who might very well not all be in the same place or time zone!

So if you’re willing to help out, please fill in our volunteer form and let us know what you’re interested in and what you can do. Don’t assume that because your expertise isn’t related to SF cons that it won’t be relevant! Any experience you’ve got from running other conventions or events could well be useful; so could skills and experience at work, from your studies or with other leisure activities.

We need people to be creative and people to be organised in planning the con (sometimes both at once). We need people to help us move into the ExCeL, including to build things – and to help us move out again. We need people who are willing to give tours of the Art Show and exhibits, and people to take their turn at providing useful information (about the convention, London, and the UK). We need all sorts of people with communications skills, data management expertise, retail experience, a flair for problem-solving, energy, patience, great ideas and the ability to make them happen.

At the heart of it, though, we need people who love science fiction and want to contribute to making Loncon 3 an enjoyable and inspiring experience for everyone involved. The only essential skill is to be willing to help. And so what we really need is you – if you want to be part of it.

Submitting the form will not commit you to anything at this stage, and you can choose the amount of time you are willing to give and when you are available – including at the convention. This means that you won’t have to miss out on any programme items you really want to see.

Some of the specific posts that need to be filled can be found here.

Thanks in advance for your help.