Progress in San Antonio

LoneStarCon 3, the 2013 Worldcon, has posted Progress Report 2 [PDF file] at its website.

PR#2 reports that People en Español Festival, a Hispanic cultural and music festival will be sharing the convention center with the Worldcon on Saturday and Sunday.

Feature articles include Pat Cadigan telling about GoH Ellen Datlow, Robbie Bourget preparing fans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and Warren Buff outlining plans for a Science Fiction Music exhibit.

The full press release follows the jump.

Second LoneStarCon 3 progress report mailed


            August 28, 2012

            SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Progress report no. 2 for LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, has been mailed. This includes overseas as well as domestic mailings.

            An online version of progress report no. 2 is now available for download at

              LoneStarCon 3 will be held Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2013, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Mariott Rivercenter and Mariott Riverwalk will serve as the host hotels. This marks the first time since 1997 that the Alamo City has hosted a Worldcon, when LoneStarCon 2 drew thousands to the downtown convention center.

            The guests of honor list for LoneStarCon 3 includes Ellen Datlow, James Gunn, Norman Spinrad and Willie Siros, with Paul Cornell serving as toastmaster and featuring special guests Leslie Fish and Joe R. Lansdale. Artist guest of honor Darrel K. Sweet tragically passed away Dec. 5, 2011.


            Attending membership rates for LoneStarCon 3 are $180 for adults, $110 for young adult (17-21 years old), $75 for children (16 and under) and $480 for family memberships. The listed membership rates are good through December 31, 2012.

            LoneStarCon 3 is also offering a military discount rate of $110, which is not subject to future increases.   


            Founded in 1939, the World Science Fiction Convention is one of the largest international gatherings of authors, artists, editors, publishers and fans of science fiction and fantasy entertainment. The annual Hugo Awards, the leading award for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy, are voted on by Worldcon membership and presented during the convention.                                   

            LoneStarCon 3 is sponsored by ALAMO, Inc., (Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization), a 501(c)3 organization. For more information about LoneStarCon 3, memberships or hotel information, visit