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LoneStarCon3 Partners with Hugo-winning SF Signal – Hey, That’s Us!

We are pleased to announce that SF Signal has partnered with LoneStarCon3, the San Antonio, Texas-based convention that will host next year’s Worldcon between August 29th – September 2nd, 2013. We will happily be hosting guest posts from the good folks at LoneStarCon3 to help spread the word about next year’s Worldcon.

Here’s the official press release with more details…

[10/17 UPDATE: Despite the following press release, LoneStarCon3 will not mirror our content on their site. We are perfectly OK with this. The purpose of this agreement was to help promote the con to folks who might not otherwise know about it. We are happy to help bring con news to as wide an audience as possible.]

LoneStarCon 3 partners with Hugo-winning SF Signal

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, has partnered with SF Signal, winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fanzine.

As part of the partnership, LoneStarCon 3 will mirror the SF Signal website on both the convention’s website and Facebook page. LoneStarCon 3 will contribute guest columns and articles to SF Signal.

“SF Signal was founded in 2003 by two Texas science fiction fans with a desire to share their love of the genre with the world. That’s been our mission goal ever since,” said John DeNardo. “It must have been well-received; what started as two fans sharing stuff online grew into web-based fanzine with expanded content (including news, reviews, interviews, a twice-weekly podcast and more), dozens of regular contributors, a continual stream of sf/f/h author guest contributors, and an average readership of 5,000 people every single day. SF Signal was also the recipient of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fanzine.

“We’re happy to partner to with LoneStarCon to help spread the word about this year’s WorldCon venue,” he said. “WorldCon is a science fiction and fantasy fan’s playground where they get to mingle with like-minded folks and interact with the people who create the fiction they love to read. And for people who like venture outside to explore the local flavor, San Antonio has lots to offer.”

LoneStarCon 3 will be held Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2013, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Mariott Rivercenter and Mariott 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 list for LoneStarCon 3 includes Ellen Datlow, James Gunn, Norman Spinrad and Willie Siros, with Paul Cornell serving as toastmaster and featuring special guests Leslie Fish and Joe R. Lansdale. Artist guest of honor Darrell K. Sweet tragically passed away Dec. 5, 2011.


Attending membership rates for LoneStarCon 3 are $180 for adults, $110 for young adult (17-21 years old), $75 for children (16 and under) and $480 for family memberships. The listed membership rates are good through December 31, 2012.

LoneStarCon 3 is also offering a military discount rate of $110, which is not subject to future increases.


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 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 more information about LoneStarCon 3, memberships or hotel information, visit

About John DeNardo (13012 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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