Bubonicon 49

Perry & Terri hope you’ll join them at Bubonicon 49 this August!

Perry & Terri


2017 Co-Guest of Honor

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author – Visitor (Foreigner 17), The Faded Sun trilogy, Downbelow Station, The Pride of Chanur, The Paladin, Alliance Space, Cyteen, Rider at the Gate, SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master
Website: www.cherryh.com

2017 Co-Guest of Honor

Fantasy Author – Miss Eleanor Tilney: or The Reluctant Heroine, Crown Duel, A Stranger To Command, Inda, Banner of the Damned, King’s Shield, A Posse of Princesses, Wren’s Quest...
Website: www.sherwoodsmith.net

2017 Toastmaster

Author/Artist – Dragonbreath, Hamster Princess: Ratpunzel, Digger, Castle Hangnail, “Jackalope Wives,” Nurk, Irrational Fears, The Seventh Bride…
Website: redwombatstudio.com

2017 Guest Artist

Hugo Award-winning Illustrator, Tarot card designer, Lightspeed Magazine art director, short story “Mercury” in Ravens in the Library, Lethe Press.  Her artwork will be on display February 2-28 at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe…
Website: www.archwayportico.com

2017 CON THEME:  To Be Determined (January/February 2017)

Recommendations of the Theme:
MOVIES/TV/COMICS:  Still too early…
MUSIC: We’ll let you know as soon as we know…


CON SUITE STAFF WANTED!  We are in the process of choosing a new Con Suite manager, and he/she is going to need a few more staff members!  Wanna help the 2017 convention?  Here’s your opportunity – just send us a message at bubonicon–ät–gmail–d•t–com so we know you’re able and willing.  Thank you…

2017 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  You can pay online with a credit card, or use the Registration PDF form to pay with cash or a check.  $35.00 through March 25, 2017…

AT THE GUILD CINEMA:  Sailor Moon R: The Movie screens January 20 & 21, with both dubbed & subtitled versions.  A Battle of the Bands takes place January 21-23 with the Ramones in Rock N’ Roll High School and Led Zeppelin in The Song Remains The Same.  Then start off the 2nd month of 2017 with Groundhog Day (rinse, repeat) February 1 & 2.  Mexican apocalyptic thriller We Are The Flesh screens February 3 & 4Black Dynamite, a parody of blaxploitation flicks, will be shown Friday, February 10.  And round out the shortest month of the year with Babe, the fun-filled tale of a pig, February 25 & 26www.guildcinema.com

BUBONICON 49 is 12 days after the 75th Worldcon in Helsinki, Finland (August 9-13), with NM’s Walter Jon Williams as a GoH!  And San Juan, Puerto Rico, will hold NorthAmeriCon ’17 (the NASFic) July 6-9.

FUTURE B’CON DATES:  Bubonicon 50 will be August 24-26, 2018, as San Jose, CA, won the 76th Worldcon bid (August 16-20, 2018).  And Bubonicon 51 should be August 23-25, 2019, as Dublin, Ireland, is the only current Worldcon bid that year (proposed dates August 15-19).

AWARDS NEWS:  CONGRATS Winners!  2016 Hugo Awards went to (not all listed here) The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin for Novel, The Martian for Dramatic Presentation-Long, and Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile”  for Dramatic Presentation-Short.  And Ben Bova was inducted into the First Fandom Hall of Fame!
2016 Emmy Awards for Best Drama Series, Casting and Stunt Coordination went to HBO’s Game of Thrones (based on the George RR Martin books) September 18, 2016.  Game of Thrones took home 12 awards in all, including for directing, writing, visual effects, makeup, editing and costuming.

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family & friends of Carrie Fisher (Star Wars‘ Princess Leia, The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally), who died December 27 at the age of 60 years old (followed by Carrie’s mother, actor/singer Debbie Reynolds, on December 28 at the age of 84 years old).  Also to the family & friends of John Glenn, America’s first astronaut, who died December 8 at the age of 95 years old.  And finally to the family & friends of actor Ron Glass (Firefly‘s Shepherd Book, Barney Miller, Agents of SHIELD, Star Trek: Voyager), who died November 25 at the age of 71 years old.  All of them will be missed – May the Force Be With Them All.

ASFS ENTRANCE AT CHURCH:  St. Andrew Presbyterian Church wants us to enter through the northside door (back of building) as they are locking the courtyard at 5:00 pm each day.

BUBONICON 48 IS PAST!  How was the con for you?  We like hearing feedback, especially ideas, constructive criticism and what you enjoyed.  Send your thoughts to to the Con Chairs

2017 PARTICIPANTS will be…

A little early, but we’ll post info on the Confirmed Participants page!


Bubonicon 49 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Special Collection at Eastern NM University and the Roadrunner Food Bank…

Bubonicon 48 gave away $6,000 to the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University, the Roadrunner Food Bank, the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation and New Mexico PBS.


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