Memberships in LoneStarCon 3, the 2013 Worldcon, will cost more beginning January 1, 2013.
- Full Adult Attending membership rates will increase from $180 to $200
- The cost of converting from Adult Supporting to Adult Attending membership will increase from $120 to $140
- The special Family Rate for two adults plus two or more dependent children will increase from $480 to $520.
The full press release follows the jump.
PRESS RELEASE #2 – LONESTARCON 3 MEMBERSHIP RATES TO INCREASE JANUARY 1, 2013
LoneStarCon 3, The 71st World Science Fiction Convention
San Antonio, TX – August 29 to September 2, 2013
Postal queries to: P.O. Box 27277, Austin, Texas78755
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2012
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Membership rates for LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, will increase from January 1, 2013.
– Full Adult Attending membership rates will increase from $180 to $200
– The cost of converting from Adult Supporting to Adult Attending membership will increase from $120 to $140
– The special Family Rate for two adults plus two or more dependent children will increase from $480 to $520.
As part of the convention’s policy to encourage families and children to attend LoneStarCon 3, the following attending membership rates will remain unchanged:
– Children (0-16 years old) at $75
– Young Adults (17-21) at $110.
All of these membership rates will be valid through April 30, 2013.
LoneStarCon 3 is also offering a military discount rate of $110, which will not be subject to future increases. Child and Young Adult rates are based on the person’s age as of August 29, 2013.
LoneStarCon 3 memberships are available for immediate purchase at various conventions, online at www.LoneStarCon3.org, and by postal mail. Please visit www.LoneStarCon3.org/memberships/index.php for full information on all registration and payment options.
LoneStarCon 3 will be held August 29 through September 2, 2013, at the HenryB.GonzalezConvention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Marriott Rivercenter and Marriott 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 for LoneStarCon 3 are Ellen Datlow, James Gunn, Norman Spinrad, and Willie Siros. Paul Cornell will serve as Toastmaster, and our Special Guests are Leslie Fish and Joe R. Lansdale. Artist Guest of Honor, Darrell K. Sweet, passed away December 5, 2011, and will be honored in memoriam.
ABOUT THE WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION
Founded in 1939, the World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon") 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 information about memberships or hotel accommodation, visit press. Send general queries to info.
"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.