2013 Worldcon’s Latest Progress Report

LoneStarCon 3’s Progress Report #4 [PDF file] is available online, with copies of the Hugo and Site Selection ballots, plus news and features about the guests of honor, events, exhibits and programming.

The full press release follows the jump.


LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention

San Antonio, Texas

August 29 – September 2, 2013

[email protected]


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


Friday, May 24, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, Texas: LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), has published Progress Report 4 (PR4). The progress report is available now for immediate download from the LoneStarCon 3 website, while the printed version will be posted to members in approximately one week’s time.

Members may download Progress Report 4 from www.LoneStarCon3.org/publications/. Members who are uncertain whether they have requested electronic or paper progress reports may check their status with the membership team by emailing [email protected].

Progress Report 4 contains a number of important items for LoneStarCon 3 members. This includes the Hugo Award Final Ballot and the Site Selection Ballots for both the 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) and the 2015 Worldcon. The Hugo Award Final Ballot process is open to all Adult, Military, Young Adult and Supporting members of LoneStarCon 3 who join by the voting deadline of Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Progress Report 4 also includes articles and news from across the convention. This starts with new features on the Guests of Honor, Special Guests, and Toastmaster who will be at the heart of the convention. The Events, Exhibits, and Program Divisions have released new insights into their plans to make LoneStarCon 3 a truly memorable celebration of science fiction, while Member Services has confirmed the details of accessibility and childcare arrangements. Last, but by no means least, is a reminder that Worldcons are run entirely by volunteers. Working behind the scenes is a unique and rewarding experience, and LoneStarCon 3 invites willing fans to contribute a little of their time and energy to help make the convention a success.


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 [email protected], and send general queries to [email protected].

“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.