LSC3 Hotel Booking Opens 1/21

The 2013 Worldcon hotels will be accepting reservations begining January 21.

Full information and booking instructions for both hotels can be found at LoneStarCon3.org/hotels/.

The full press release follows the jump.

PRESS RELEASE #5 – LONESTARCON 3 HOTEL BOOKING OPENING TO ALL MEMBERS

LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention

San Antonio, Texas

August 29 – September 2, 2013

www.LoneStarCon3.org

Postal queries to: P.O. Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), will open hotel booking to all members from 8 AM Central Time on Monday, January 21.

Accommodations for LoneStarCon 3 members will be provided by two hotels: the Marriott Rivercenter and the Marriott Riverwalk. During the day, most of the Convention will be held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Evening events, including the spectacular Hugo Awards Ceremony and Masquerade, will be held in the Marriott Rivercenter.

Both hotels are conveniently situated near the convention center and offer easy access to the San Antonio River Walk (Paseo del Rio) in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The River Walk, a pedestrian-only, fully wheelchair-accessible foot path, offers direct access to the convention center without having to face street traffic. Major attractions in the area include the San Antonio Zoo, shopping at the Rivercenter Mall (connected to the Rivercenter hotel), and the cultural and historical landmarks of San Antonio, such as the world-famous Alamo.

All LoneStarCon 3 facilities are nonsmoking and both Marriot hotels have the same room rates: $154 plus tax for single or double occupancy, and $175 plus tax for triple or quad occupancy. Both hotels have also extended their room service availability to 24 hours for the duration of the convention.

Full information and booking instructions for both hotels can be found on the LoneStarCon 3 website at:

<www.LoneStarCon3.org/hotels/>.

Sleeping rooms must be booked directly by members, using the Passkey reservation system.

Suite bookings for the Marriott Rivercenter must be made via the LoneStarCon 3 suites team rather than directly with the hotel. Members who are interested in booking a suite should contact the suites team at <suites@LoneStarCon3.org>. More information on suite types and prices can be found on the LoneStarCon 3 website at:

<www.LoneStarCon3.org/hotels/suites.shtml>.

The LoneStarCon 3 housing team will be standing by to answer any queries members may have about the booking process. Members needing assistance may contact the housing team by email at <housing@LoneStarCon3.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 SF and fantasy. The annual Hugo Awards, the leading award for excellence in the fields of SF 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, please visit our website at <www.LoneStarCon3.org>. Please send general queries to <info@LoneStarCon3.org>.

“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.