LoneStarCon

NASFiC 3, was named LoneStarCon (LSC) and was held August 30 - September 2 1985 at the Hyatt Regency Austin, Sheraton Crest, and Palmer Auditorium in Austin, Texas. The GoHs were Jack Vance (writer), and Richard Powers (artist). The FGoH was Joanne Burger.

Chad Oliver was toastmaster, Willie Siros was Chairman and there were about 2800 attendees.

LSC 2 is generally considered to be the most successful Texas WSFS convention as well as one of the few really successful Nasfics. Besides being a generally well-run convention, LSC 2 featured the nightly eruption of millions of bats from under the bridges between the convention center an the hotels. On the less attractive side, locals hurled verbal abuse — and more than a few eggs — at fans walking between the venues.

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Austin in '85 beat Detroit in '85 and Columbus in '85 at Constellation for the right to run the 1985 Nasfic. See 1985 Nasfic Site Selection results for details.

This is the only time that Nasfic site selection was conducted at a Nasfic. (The site selection rules require that site selection for Nasfics be held at a WSFS convention with the appropriate lead time. In the late 80s, the lead time was two years. It is presently one year. If there is a Nasfic the appropriate year, site selection is held there. Otherwise, it is held at the Worldcon that year. See 1987 Nasfic Site Selection results.

The two subsequent conventions named Lonestarcon, Lonestarcon 2 and Lonestarcon 3 were Worldcons.

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