Welcome to LoneStarCon 3!

The full and uninterrupted presentation of the 2013 Hugo Awards Ceremony is now on line here.

Welcome to the home page of LoneStarCon 3, the 2013 World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). On this site you'll find everything you need to know about the convention, including our guests, program, events, exhibits and of course how to register and where to stay while you're in town.

2013 Hugo Award Winners

LoneStarCon 3 is delighted to announce the 2013 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award Winners. 1848 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot. A PDF is available with the full statistics for the nominating and final ballots.

Best Novel: Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Tor)

Best Novella: "The Emperor's Soul" by Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications)

Best Novelette: "The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi" by Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity, Solaris)

Best Short Story: "Mono no aware" by Ken Liu (The Future is Japanese, VIZ Media LLC)

Best Related Work: Writing Excuses, Season 7 by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Jordan Sanderson

Best Graphic Story: Saga, Volume 1 written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form): The Avengers Screenplay & Directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel Studios, Disney, Paramount)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): Game of Thrones: "Blackwater" Written by George R.R. Martin, Directed by Neil Marshall. Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)

Best Editor - Short Form: Stanley Schmidt

Best Editor - Long Form: Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Best Professional Artist: John Picacio

Best Semiprozine: Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Jason Heller, Sean Wallace, and Kate Baker

Best Fanzine: SF Signal edited by John DeNardo, JP Frantz, and Patrick Hester

Best Fancast: SF Squeecast, Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Catherynne M. Valente (Presenters), and David McHone-Chase (Technical Producer)

Best Fan Writer: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Best Fan Artist: Galen Dara

The John W. Campbell Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2011 or 2012, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award): Mur Lafferty

The 2013 Hugo Award winners were announced on Sunday evening, September 1, at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio. The ceremony was hosted by LoneStarCon 3 Toastmaster Paul Cornell and broadcast live via Ustream with additional live text coverage via CoverItLive.

The 2013 Hugo trophy base was designed and cast in bronze by Texan sculptor Vincent Villafranca.

Convention Newsletter

The At-Con newsletter, La Estrella Solitaria, has updates for the schedule (pink sheets) and other information published twice a day.

NASA Calling LoneStarCon 3

LoneStarCon 3 is delighted that we will be joined by astronaut Cady Coleman on Saturday and Sunday, and by engineer Heather Paul on Saturday.

Cady Coleman has logged more than 4,330 hours in space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia and the International Space Station. Originally selected by NASA in 1992, she has worked on long-term habitability issues and also served as a CAPCOM in mission control for both the space shuttle and space station.

Heather Paul has worked in the areas of life sciences, propulsion, mission operations, and space suit and tool design and development. Ms. Paul has focused her engineering career on developing life support designs for next generation space suits that astronauts will wear as they explore places such as the Moon, Mars, or an asteroid.

Convention Schedule and Mobile Apps

The full schedule for the convention is now available and can be accessed in two ways.

  • The Pocket Program, which all attending members will receive in printed form when they arrive and register at the convention, can be downloaded in PDF format.

  • The schedule is also available through our interactive program guide. This guide includes a full copy of the program, which can be browsed by item day and time, location, or participant. The guide is linked to our program database so it will also be updated automatically to reflect any last minute program changes.

For a higher level summary, the schedule page provides a day by day breakdown of some of the highlights of LoneStarCon 3, as well as opening hours for all major convention areas and services.

We are also delighted to offer two different mobile applications for Worldcon members this year. The core functionality for each application is similar, although the user experiences are quite distinctive. Both applications are available for iOS, Android, and Windows devices and should work on all current and recent operating system versions.

Quick Links

Sign up for the Worldcon


Travel to San Antonio


Find a Room


See the Sights

San Antonio

Reserve Childcare


Rent a Scooter


Join the Team


Ask for Help

Contact Us

Watch the Hugos

Hugo Awards

Watch the Masquerade


See the Program


See Who's Coming

Program Participants

Explore the Exhibits


Visit the Art Show

Art & Art Show

Buy Stuff!

Dealers' Room

Watch a Movie

Film Festival

Social Media

You can easily follow us online. Our main presence is on Facebook and Twitter.

Please use our standard hashtag #LoneStarCon on Twitter, Flickr and other media to share your convention experience. Use #hugoawards for comments on the Hugo Awards.

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Get in Touch

You can contact us by mail at LoneStarCon 3, PO Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755-2277, USA or by email at info@lonestarcon3.org. We also have a range of specific contact addresses for particular departments - see our contacts page for the full list.