Powerhouse Exhibit Lineup at Worldcon

1999-coverLoneStarCon 3 will present an eyecatching array of sf&f art and history exhibits

  • A special exhibit on Texas writer Robert E. Howard, literary pioneer in both sword and sorcery and the weird western
  • Original artwork from TSR’s “Dungeons and Dragons” role-playing game
  • An exhibit on the “Texas-Israeli War of 1999,” based the on the award-winning novel by Jake Saunders and Howard Waldrop
  • A recreation of the bridge of the USS Enterprise from the original “Star Trek” TV series
  • A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the BBC TV series “Doctor Who”
  • An exhibit inspired by the genome of science fiction writer Jay Lake, which was recently mapped as part of Lake’s fight against cancer
  • A special display on science fiction music.

As well, in addition to the traditional Art Show and Dealers’ Room, members will find the usual historical exhibits that are a staple of Worldcon, including:

  • The World Science Fiction Society banner, first flown at NyCon II, the 1956 Worldcon in New York City
  • The Guest of Honor exhibits, honoring the LoneStarCon 3 guests and special guests
  • 70 years of Worldcon history, with photos, programs, artifacts, and much more
  • The Hugo Award Display, featuring Hugo Award trophies, from the first presentation of the award in 1953 to the present.

See full information about the 2013 Worldcon here.

The full press release follows the jump.

Press Release #24

LONESTARCON 3 TO CELEBRATE SCIENCE FICTION WITH WIDE RANGE OF SPECIAL EXHIBITS

LoneStarCon 3, The 71st World Science Fiction Convention
San Antonio, Texas
August 29 – September 2, 2013

press@LoneStarCon3.org
www.LoneStarCon3.org

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, July 8, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), announces it will be presenting members with many exciting and unique exhibits this year. These will highlight the wide range of science fiction and fantasy prevalent in today’s genre literature and media.

LoneStarCon 3 is delighted to feature these unique presentations for the Worldcon membership:

  • A special exhibit on Texas writer Robert E. Howard, literary pioneer in both sword and sorcery and the weird western
  • Original artwork from TSR’s “Dungeons and Dragons” role-playing game
  • An exhibit on the “Texas-Israeli War of 1999,” based the on the award-winning novel by Jake Saunders and Howard Waldrop
  • A recreation of the bridge of the USS Enterprise from the original “Star Trek” TV series
  • A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the BBC TV series “Doctor Who”
  • An exhibit inspired by the genome of science fiction writer Jay Lake, which was recently mapped as part of Lake’s fight against cancer
  • A special display on science fiction music.

As well, in addition to the traditional Art Show and Dealers’ Room, members will find the usual historical exhibits that are a staple of Worldcon, including:

  • The World Science Fiction Society banner, first flown at NyCon II, the 1956 Worldcon in New York City
  • The Guest of Honor exhibits, honoring the LoneStarCon 3 guests and special guests
  • 70 years of Worldcon history, with photos, programs, artifacts, and much more
  • The Hugo Award Display, featuring Hugo Award trophies, from the first presentation of the award in 1953 to the present.

The LoneStarCon 3 exhibits will be in Exhibit Hall A of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. More details regarding the LoneStarCon 3 exhibits may be found at www.lonestarcon3.org/exhibits/.

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.

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 press questions, or requests to be removed from the LoneStarCon 3 press release mailing list, to press@LoneStarCon3.org, and 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.

4 thoughts on “Powerhouse Exhibit Lineup at Worldcon

  1. “The Texas-Israeli War” was one of the more obscure novels of its day, if I’m not mistaken. And, oh look! I still have my copy!

  2. Someone was buying Texas/Israeli War. According to ISFDB it was first published September 1974 and reprinted three times: Nov 1978, Aug 1982, & June 1986.

  3. I have the third reprinting myself — it was popular for a while (perhaps among gamers?) but the public is fickle. Not every franchise can be a “Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective,” and remake civilization as we know it!

  4. But Taral … it did remake civilization … we just don’t know it .

    Anyway …. Texas Israeli War was first published as a shorter piece in the July/August Galaxy: ” A Voice and Bitter Weeping” and is reprinted in Howard’s collection of collaborations: “Custer’s Last Jump and Other Collaborations” , which is still in print.

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