Loncon 3 Rates Increase March 1

Loncon 3, the 2014 Worldcon, will raise prices on some memberships March 1.

  • Full Adult Attending membership rates increase from GBP 115 (US$185, Euro 145) to GBP 125 (US$205 / Euro 160).
  • Family membership rates, for two adults and two or more children, increase from GBP 260 (US$430, Euro 330) to GBP 280 (US$470, Euro 360).

Infant, child and Young Adult rates will remain the same.

The committee is also reminding fans that the installment payment plan to help fans to spread the cost of their membership in Loncon 3 closes to new participants on March  1.

The full press release follows the jump.

MEDIA RELEASE #12

Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention

14-18 August 2014 at ExCeL, London Docklands

http://www.loncon3.org

media@loncon3.org

LONDON, UK.  18 February 2014: On 1 March 2014, membership rates to join Loncon 3, the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention, will rise as follows:

 – Full Adult Attending membership rates increase from GBP 115 (US$185, Euro 145) to GBP 125 (US$205 / Euro 160).

 – Family membership rates, for two adults and two or more children, increase from GBP 260 (US$430, Euro 330) to GBP 280 (US$470, Euro 360).

Only a little time is left to buy a membership, or to upgrade from a Supporting to an Adult Attending membership, at the current prices.

As part of the convention’s policy to encourage families and children to attend Loncon 3, the following Attending membership rates, are unchanged (ages based on the person’s age as of 14 August 2014):

 – Infants (0-5 years old) at GBP 2 (US$3 / Euro 3)

 – Children (6-15 years old) at GBP 30 (US$50 / Euro 40)

 – Young Adults (16-25 years old) at GBP 65 (US$110 / Euro 85)

The rate for a Supporting membership is also unchanged at GBP 25 (US$40 / Euro 35).

These rates are good to 14 July 2014, when all rates will increase to our at-the-door prices.

Also note that the payment instalment plan to help fans to spread the cost of their membership to Loncon 3 will close to new participants on 1 March 2014.

Loncon 3 is expected to attract more than 7,000 fans at London’s ExCeL centre including hundreds of writers, editors, artists, and other professionals from across the genre. The convention celebrates science fiction and fantasy in all its forms and, in particular, the work of Guests of Honour Iain M Banks, John Clute, Chris Foss, Malcolm Edwards, Jeanne Gomoll, Robin Hobb, and Bryan Talbot.

Full details of how to become a member of Loncon 3 are available at http://www.loncon3.org/memberships/

ENDS

For more information, please contact media@loncon3.org.

ABOUT THE WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION

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. The annual Hugo Awards, the leading award for excellence in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, are voted on by Worldcon membership and presented during the convention.

Loncon 3 is the trading name of London 2014 Ltd, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England, company number: 7989510. Registered Office: First Floor, 5 Walker Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 1EB

“World Science Fiction Society,” “WSFS,” “World Science Fiction Convention,” “Worldcon,” “NASFiC,” “Hugo Award,” and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.