The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention (or LonCon3 for short) was in town last week, bringing together the great and the good of the science fiction community at the Excel centre in London Docklands. As well as trending on twitter all over the world, LonCon3 made the front page of the Guardian newspaper. Here are 12 things we learnt at LonCon3 – during five days of panels, parties, awards and more parties. We’ve also included some nuggets from the twittersphere too. And can it be LonCon4 already?
12 Things We Learnt at LonCon3
- The Excel Centre grows by 1000 metres in length overnight, when no one is watching. Seriously, it is so big it has two stops on the DLR. A wrong turn outside the toilets and you could be walking for days.
- And on a related note, @Weregopher “no matter how good you thought the support you had from your shoes was it was not enough and your feet are killing you.”
- Doctor Who can be beaten in an awards ceremony! Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere” written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss was awarded the Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) award at the Hugo Awards beating off stiff competition from two Doctor Who episodes. Read the full lineup of Hugo Winners here.
- That orcs are inherently evil. As decided by the panellists on the Who misplaced the Monster Compendium? panel. Read the rest of this entry »