Programming

Worldcon programs are large and diverse, and include lectures, debates, workshops, and of course a multitude of panel discussions. LoneStarCon 3's program is no exception and includes no less than 945 distinct items over five days, with over a dozen tracks running in parallel at any moment in time.

Program Schedule

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 from the publications page.

  • 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.

Who's Appearing?

Worldcons typically feature around 500 program participants. You can find the full list of confirmed participants on our Also Appearing page.

Update for Participants

All program participant schedule confirmations have been issued as of Friday, July 26. We have also been contacting program volunteers who unfortunately could not be accommodated on program this year. If you have not heard from us, and would like to confirm your status, please contact us at program@LoneStarCon3.org.

Program Areas

Our program will include all of the following areas: follow the links (where available) for more detailed articles.

In addition look out for the following special events:

 

Participation Programming and Activities

Alongside our traditional programming, we are also delighted to offer some more interactive programming and activities. (Note that most of these activities are open while a few such as the Writers' Workshops will require preparation or pre-registration).

For Younger Fans

Our support for younger fans comes in two parts. For children up to 12, we will be providing professional childcare. For 6-12 year olds we also have a fan-run children's programming stream, Rangernauts. We are delighted that this stream will be run by James Bacon and Alissa McKersie who also ran the very successful children's programs at Renovation and Chicon 7.

Get Involved

A good Worldcon program is a tough but awesome project to undertake. If you want to help behind the scenes, we are always looking for more staff. You can e-mail us at program@LoneStarCon3.org. Please give a brief resume of your experience -- it doesn't have to be Worldcon experience -- and what areas interest you.

Any Questions?

Still have questions? We've answered some of the more common ones on this page of Frequently Asked Questions.