The 71st World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as LoneStarCon 3, will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on August 29-September 2, 2013, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Marriott Rivercenter. The convention committee is co-chaired by Laura Domitz and Bill Parker. The convention is organized by Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization, Inc. (ALAMO) which had previously organized LoneStarCon 2, the 55th World Science Fiction Convention, held in San Antonio in 1997.
The Guests of Honor will be editor Ellen Datlow, author James Gunn, fan Willie Siros, author Norman Spinrad, and artist Darrell K. Sweet. (Although Sweet died in December 2011, he will remain one of the convention's honored guests.) Toastmaster will be Paul Cornell. Special guests are musician Leslie Fish and author Joe R. Lansdale.
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