WorldCon, the World Science Fiction Convention, comes to San Antonio as LoneStarCon 3 at the end of August 2013 and it looks to be big!
Adult con memberships are currently selling for $180 and the price goes up to $210 on January 1st, but we have the inside line on a deal for you! Through December 2nd, memberships are available for just $170! These memberships are all-inclusive giving you full access to all events and activities for the 5-day event! Memberships may be purchased on the LoneStarCon 3 web site.
The World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) is an international gathering of the Science Fiction and Fantasy communities. Worldcon attracts members each year from all over the world. In the last decade the convention has been held on four continents.
Authors, artists, editors, publishers, gamers, vendors, musicians and fans all attend Worldcon.
When you show up at a Worldcon for the first time, it’s much like walking into a giant buffet, an enormous room filled with table after table of delicacies. And when you start to walk the room you see some things you recognize, and like, but you see lots and lots of things that are unfamiliar – some look good and smell good, others don’t. You have two choices – one is to be overwhelmed and go back to your room, and the other is to dig in. So you start to fill your plate with things you know, and like – and then around the edges you start to place a lot of other delicacies that you hadn’t tried before. Eventually you head back for more, more of your old favorites, and more of some of your delicious new discoveries.
Worldcon has Exhibits, including the Hucksters Room (vendors/dealers) and Art Show; Events like Hugo Awards ceremony and the Masquerade; Program, including panels, autographings, readings and Kaffeeklatches. Just before the convention, a preliminary schedule of all activities will be posted on the website so you can start planning each day of your convention (you can print the schedule at home or save it electronically, and when you get to the Worldcon there Program Guide and a Souvenir Book).