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Worldcon news: Vikings and Site Selection

Anyone joining this year’s Worldcon, even at the supporting level, may vote on the location of the 2015 Worldcon and the 2014 NASFiC. To help out voters, LoneStarCon 3 has asked all the site bidders to answer a standard questionnaire and posted the responses online: 2015 Worldcon: Helsinki – Orlando – Spokane 2014 NASFiC: Detroit […]

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PR: Worldcon adds teaching workshop

LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), is delighted to announce “Teaching Science Fiction,” a workshop for teachers, librarians, and parents on how to use science fiction as a teaching tool. The workshop is a collaborative effort with LoneStarCon 3, and is organized and presented by AboutSF, an organization based at the University […]

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Hugo voter packet goes live

Worldcon’s Hugo voter packet is now available for download here, to current members and those who join at any level before the Hugo voting deadline of July 31. This year’s packet contains every individual nominated work and submissions from every nominee in the broader categories, except for the works nominated in the Dramatic Presentation categories. […]

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Worldcon and NASFiC site selection open

Voting has started to choose the sites of the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention and the 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention. Ballots and instructions are here. Both require you to be a member (either attending or supporting) of this year’s Worldcon, and both involve an additional fee, which buys you a membership in whichever […]

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PR: Worldcon adds Charlaine Harris, George R. R. Martin, and many others

LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), has today confirmed over 90 additional program participants, taking the number announced so far to more than 170 in total. The latest additions include authors and editors from all areas of the science fiction field. Newly-confirmed authors include Catherine Asaro, David Brin, Steven Brust, Charlaine Harris, […]

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Hugo announcement at Norwescon, Eastercon, Marcon, Minicon

The Hugo Award nominees will be announced in a joint ceremony on Saturday, March 30th, at 3pm Central Time (8pm UTC). The announcement will take place at these conventions: Norwescon, Seatac, WA (1pm local) Minicon, Bloomington, MN (3pm local) Marcon, Columbus, OH (4pm local) Eastercon, Bradford, UK (8pm local) It appears there will be no […]

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It’s Hugo voting reminder time!

If you are a member of the 2012, 2013, or 2014 Worldcon, remember to submit your Hugo Awards nominating ballot by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (3:59 am Monday UTC). Also be aware that the US switched to Daylight Savings Time today, so the deadline is an hour earlier than you think!

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PR: Worldcon announces initial program participants

LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), has today released its first confirmed list of program participants. The addition of this diverse group of over 80 writers, artists, editors, scientists, critics, and fans to our programming is just the beginning. With over 500 hours of programming planned, LoneStarCon 3 expects well over 400 […]

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5 Cons documentary funded

The previously announced 5 Cons documentary has just hit its minimum funding goal, meaning it will be filming at Worldcon, Westercon, World Fantasy, ConQuesT, and Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition. Nova Albion is first up, and in the meantime, the Indiegogo campaign has 31 days to meet its stretch goals.

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Convention documentary seeks crowd funding

5 Cons is a planned documentary series on convention culture spanning 5 conventions across the US and UK. It’s looking for $3500 in funding via Indiegogo, of which it has already raised $1200. The 5 conventions to be included are: LoneStarCon 3, the 2013 World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio 2013 World Fantasy Convention […]

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TAFF election: dueling fanwriters

The 2013 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund election has opened. This year’s winning candidate will travel from Europe to North America for the World Science Fiction Convention. The candidates are Theresa Derwin and Jim Mowatt, both of whom have not only provided the required platform statement, but are also publishing newsletters throughout the campaign. Anyone may vote, […]

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Worldcon Hotel and Hugo dates

This year’s Worldcon, LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio, will be opening up its hotel room block on Monday, January 21st. This is traditionally a day of frantic reservation-making, although the fact that both of this year’s hotels have the same room rates, and that there are numerous other hotels in the vicinity, should ease the […]

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Worldcon bids and analysis, Smofcon edition

It’s Smofcon time, which means another gathering of thousands of years of combined con-running experience and probable Worldcon bid news. Let’s look at how things stack up right now. One very handy thing this year’s Smofcon has done is send out a questionnaire to all the bids so that the “Fannish Inquisition” Q&A sessions aren’t […]

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Worldcon membership sale

Next year’s Worldcon, LoneStarCon 3, is offering $10 off single adult memberships and $20 off family memberships through December 2. Normal prices, through December 31, are $180 single, $480 family. After December 31 they will undoubtedly be higher. LoneStarCon 3 will be August 29-September 3, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. Memberships can be purchased online […]

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