LoneStarCon 3 Film Festival

Nat Saenz coordinated the film festival at LoneStarCon 3. The following films received awards at the film festival.

  • Best SF&F Short Film: Ray Bradbury’s Kaleidoscope, directed by Eric Tozzi
  • Best Horror Short Film: CARGOLS! (Snails), directed by Geoffrey Cowper
  • Best Animation Short Film: Oh Super, directed by Mike Roberts
  • Best Fan Film: Star Trek Continues; Pilot – Pilgrim of Eternity, directed by Vic Mignogna
  • Best Feature Film: Chill – Horror, directed by Noelle Bye and Meredith Holland

Worldcon Masquerade Winners

The LoneStarCon 3 Masquerade was held on August 31 at the Worldcon in San Antonio, TX. There were twenty-nine entries. The Workmanship Judges were John Hertz and Michele Weinstein. The Presentation Judges were John O’Halloran, Pierre Pettinger, and Sandy Pettinger.

Workmanship Awards

    Young Fan Division

    • Best Leatherwork: Lady Lattitude and Wingnut, by Steward Facile (their Dad)
    • Best Sewing and Applique: Kirby Picachu, by Candace Pohle

    Novice Division

    • Construction of Fur Suit Heads: Project F-Zero-X, by Jay Brandt
    • Most Ingenious Use of Mundane Substance: AirProof, by Don Clary
    • Best Entry Made on Site: AirProof, by Don Clary
    • Additions and Alterations: Emmaleen and her Flying Machine, by Sharon Bass and Barb Galler-Smith
    • Best Use of Found Objects: Her Majesty Jadis, Empress of Charm and Queen of Narnia, by S. Kay Nash

    Journeyman Division

    • Arrangement of Transformation: A Crack in Time and Space, by Sabine Furlong
    • Best Engineering: Stinza Nickerson, Half-Horse, by Wendy Snyder
    • Best in Class, Journeyman Workmanship: Beren and Luthien, by Lorretta Morgan

    Master Division

    • Hand Painting: Tardis in vortex, by Steward Facile
    • Best in Class, Master Division: Saucer Country, by Kevin Roche, Andrew Trembley, Julie Zetterberg, Greg Sardo, Jerry Majors Patterson, Ken Patterson, Chuck Serface, and Nova Mellow as “Daisy”

Presentation Awards

    Young Fan Division

    • Most Royal: Medieval Princesses, by Emma Jackson and Hope Jackson
    • Best Story: Ni No Kuni, by Niki Hyatt, Micah Joel Hyatt, Tori Hyatt, and Malachi Hyatt
    • Best Recreation: Kirby Picachu, by Candace Pohler
    • Most Beautiful: Lady Lattitude, by Robyn Facile
    • Best in Class: Wingnut, by Lillian Facile

    Novice Division

    • Honorable Mention for Presentation: Emmaleen and her Flying Machine, by Sharon Bass and Barb Galler-Smith
    • Honorable Mention for Chaos: Randomly Generated Character, by Tamisan
    • Dr. Moreau Award: Project F-Zero-X, by Jay Brandt and Victoria Brandt
    • Deep in the Heart of Texas: Airproof, by Don Clary and James Cossaboon
    • Great Balloons of Fire: Airproof, by Don Clary and James Cossaboon
    • Best in Class: Daenerys Targaryen, by Andrea Morrison

    Journeyman Division

    • Best Transformation: A Crack in Time and Space, by Sabine Furlong
    • Most Beautiful: The Dragon Lady, by April Korbel
    • Best in Class, Journeyman Division: Beren and Luthien, by Tim Morgan and Lorretta Morgan

    Master Division

    • Most Humorous: Public Service Announcement, by Rebecca Hewett, Kevin Hewett, Serge Mailloux, and Janice Gelb
    • Close Encounters of the Texas Kind: Saucer Country, by Kevin Roche, Andrew Trembley, Julie Zetterberg, Greg Sardo, Jerry Majors Patterson, Ken Patterson, Chuck Serface, and Nova Mellow as “Daisy”
    • Best in Class, Master Division: Saucer Country, by Kevin Roche, Andrew Trembley, Julie Zetterberg, Greg Sardo, Jerry Majors Patterson, Ken Patterson, Chuck Serface, and Nova Mellow as “Daisy”

    Out of Class Awards

    • Judge’s Choice: Stinza Nickerson, Half-Horse, by Wendy Snyder
    • Best of Show: Otilia, by Aurora Celeste

First Fandom Awards

The First Fandom Awards were Presented at LoneStarCon 3 during the Hugo Award Ceremony on September 1. Erle Korshak and Dave Kyle made the presentation.

First Fandom Hall of Fame

  • Sam Basham
  • Earl Kemp
  • Lester Mayer
  • Norman F. Stanley

First Fandom Posthumous Hall of Fame

  • Thaddeus E. Dikty (T.E. Dikty)
  • Raymond A. Palmer

Sam Moskowitz Archive Award for Excellence in Collecting

  • Howard Frank

Hugo Award Winners

The Hugo Awards were presented at LoneStarCon 3 on September 1. The 2013 Hugo trophy base was designed and cast in bronze by Texan sculptor Vincent Villafranca. The winners are listed below.

  • Best Novel: Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas, by John Scalzi
  • Best Novella: “The Emperor’s Soul,” by Brandon Sanderson
  • Best Novelette: “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi,” by Pat Cadigan
  • Best Short Story: “Mono no aware,” by Ken Liu
  • 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
  • Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form): The Avengers, Screenplay & Directed by Joss Whedon
  • 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
  • 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
  • Campbell Award Winner: Mur Lafferty
  • Chairman’s Award: Stanley Schmidt

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Sasquan: 73rd Worldcon

Spokane has announced that the 2015 Wordlcon will take place the weekend of August 19-23, 2015 at the Spokane Convention Center. Guests of Honor include David Gerrold, Leslie Turek, Tom Smith, Vonda McIntyre, and Brad W. Foster.

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Detcon 1

Detroit has announced that next year’s NASFIC (North American Science Fiction Convention) will take place the weekend of July 17-20 at the Detroit Renaissance Center Marriott. Tammy Coxen will chair along with ConChairs Emeritus Roger Sims and Fred Prophet, who chaired Detention, the Seventeenth Worldcon in 1959. Guests of Honor include Steven Barnes, John Picacio, Bernadette Bosky, Arthur Hlavaty, and Kevin Maroney, Bil and BRenda Sutton, and Helen Greiner.

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Chesley Winners Announced

The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) has announced this year’s winners for the Chesley Awards. The awards were presented at LoneStarCon 3, the 71st Worldcon, in San Antonio, Texas on August 30.

  • Best Cover Illustration: Paperback Book: John Picacio for The Creative Fire, by Brenda Cooper
  • Best Cover Illustration: Hardback Book: Todd Lockwood for The Wild Road, by Jennifer Roberson
  • Best Cover Illustration: Magazine: Ken Barthelmey for Clarkesworld #74, November 2012
  • Best Interior Illustration: Sam Burley for “Brother. Prince. Snake.,” by Cecil Castellucci
  • Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished: Raoul Vitale for “Last of His Kind,” pencil
  • Best Color Work: Unpublished: Julie Bell for “A Passion for the Future,” oil
  • Best Three-Dimensional Art: James Shoop for “Ramataur,” bronze
  • Best Gaming-Related Illustration: David Palumbo for “Ereshkigal, Death Mistress”
  • Best Product Illustration: John Picacio for La Sirena, (Lotera card)
  • Best Art Director: Irene Gallo for Tor
  • Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement: Gerald Brom

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Preliminary WSFS Business Meeting

The Preliminary WSFS Business Meeting took place on Friday morning at LoneStarCon to determine the debate times for various agenda items at Saturday’s meeting. With several proposed amendments to the constitution, five were passed on to the main meeting and three were killed by object to consideration movements. The Five that will be debated on Saturday include:

  • Worldcon Publications: A Matter of Trust
  • 4.1.2.No Representation Without Taxation
  • 4.1.3: Keep Us Together
  • 4.1.6: Short Title: WSFS Accountability Act of 2013
  • 4.1.8: Expand Best Fan Artist to Include All Types of Fannish Art, Not Just Static and Visual

The three motions that were killed include:

  • 4.1.4: Best Dramatic Presentation, Very Short Form
  • 4.1.5: Short Title: Deleting Best Fanzine, Best Fan Writer, and Best Fan Artist from the WSFS Constitution
  • 4.1.7: YA Hugo

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Lakeside Debut

The documentary Lakeside, about Jay Lake’s battle with cancer, is scheduled to debut at LoneStarCon 3. The film follows a year in lake’s life from his birthday in 2012 until his following birthday and deals with Lake’s own recurring cancer and health scares for his mother. Lakeside will be screened twice at the convention, on Friday, August 30 at 9:00 am and again on Monday, September 2, at 1:00 pm. In addition to the films debut, LoneStarCon 3 will have an exhibit on the sequencing of Lake’s genome and how it may be used to help develop cancer treatment therapies.

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Seiun Award Winners

The winners of the Seiun Awards were announced on July 20 at KOICON, the Japanese National SF Convention, in Hiroshima. The prizes for the translated stories will be presented at LoneStarCon 3.

  • Best Japanese Long Story: The Empire of Corpses, by Priject Itoh X Enjoe
  • Best Japanese Short Story: “Ima Shuugouteki Muishikio,” by Chohei Kanbayashi
  • Best Translated Long Story: The Android’s Dream, by John Scalzi, translated by Masayuki Uchida
  • Best Translated Short Story: “Pocketful of Dharma,” by Paolo Bacigalupi, translated by Hiroshi Kaneko
  • Best Dramatic Presentation: Bodacious Space Pirates, directed by Tatsuo Sato
  • Best Comic: Inherit the Stars, by Yukinobu Hoshino
  • Best Artist: Kenji Tsuruta
  • Best Nonfiction: Offprint of The Present and Future of CGM: The World Opened Up, by Hatsune Miku, Nico Nico Douga, and PIAPRO” from the May 2012 issue of IPSJ Magazine
  • “Free” Section: iPS cells, CiRA Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University