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, nominated for a 2017 Locus Award for Best Novel
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, nominated for a 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novelette…
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, Jean Cocteau Cinema gallery show February 2017, nominated for a 2017 Chesley Award for Best Magazine Cover Illustration & a 2017 Hugo Award for Fan Artist…
Website: www.archwayportico.com

2017 Science Speaker

Retired geology professor, science team member on the NASA Genesis Discovery Mission, was a planetarium director for nine years.  She now writes fiction and lives in the high desert of New Mexico.
Online Essay: why writers write

2017 CON THEME:  Back In Time (Time Travel)

Recommendations of the Theme:
AUTHORS/BOOKS:  The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, Gate of Ivrel: Morgaine Saga Book 1 by C.J. Cherryh, Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, Time and Again by Jack Finney, 11/22/63 by Stephen King, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain, Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis, The Door Into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein, The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman, The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers, The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov, Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer, Time Travelers Never Die by Jack McDevitt, “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury, Time Patrol by Poul Anderson… (Not a complete list, by any means of time & space!)
MOVIES/TV/COMICS:  Back To The Future, Time After Time, Timeless, Legends of Tomorrow, Doctor Who, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Looper, Time Bandits, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Escape From the Planet of the Apes, Hot Tub Time Machine, Somewhere In Time, Twelve Monkeys, Star Trek’s “City on the Edge of Forever” & “Assignment: Earth,” Quantum Leap, Source Code, Edge of Tomorrow, The Time Tunnel, Time Trax, Voyagers, Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s “Little Green Men” & “Trials and Tribble-ations,” The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything, Seven Days, Groundhog Day, Max Headroom (“20 Minutes into the Future”)… And many more!
MUSIC:  “Back in Time” by Huey Lewis & the News, “Doubleback” by ZZ Top, “Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce, “Traveller in Time” by Uriah Heep, “Backwards Traveller” by Paul McCartney and Wings, “Time Machine” by Grand Funk Railroad, “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher, “The Time Warp” from the Rock Horror Picture Show, “’39” by Queen, “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin (“I am a traveler of both time and space”), “Changes” by Tesla (“Changes, time’s making changes in my life. Rearranging, can’t seem to stop the hands of time”)…


AT THE GUILD CINEMA:  The original theatrical version of Donnie Darko screens June 30-July 1 as an Alibi presentation with Bubonicon 49 there with door prizes (plus an original limited-edition poster from Jeremy Montoya)!  Of science interest, Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge screens July 7-10The Bad Batch, a 2017 post-apocalyptic horror oddity, screens July 7-8, again with Bubonicon 49 on hand.  And we can’t forget that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is on the screen 10:30 pm Friday, July 14.  Actress Cindy Pickett will be in attendance for the 1986 comedy!  www.guildcinema.com

BROWNCOATS CHARITY!  The 12th Can’t Stop The Serenity celebration for charity will be 5:00-10:00 pm Saturday, July 8 – with doors opening at 4:00 pm – at the South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd SE, in Albuquerque.  Tickets are $10.00 each… More info & tickets at holdmyticket.com/event/283178

BUBONICON 49 is 12 days after the 75th Worldcon in Helsinki, Finland (August 9-13), with NM’s Walter Jon Williams as a GoH!  The Total Solar Eclipse is Monday, August 21.  And San Juan, Puerto Rico, holds the 2017 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 Nominees!  + 2017 Hugo Awards nominees include Bubonicon friends Ursula Vernon, Carrie Vaughn, James S.A. Corey (The Expanse), George RR Martin (Game of Thrones), Elizabeth Leggett, John Picacio, and Steve Stiles!  2017 Chesley Awards nominees include Bubonicon 49 Artist Guest Elizabeth Leggett for Best Magazine Cover Illustration, John Picacio for Best Hardcover Cover Illustration and Best Product Illustration, and Ruth Sanderson for Best Unpublished Monochrome Work.  And 2017 Locus Awards nominees include B49 GoH C.J. Cherryh for Visitor, James S.A. Corey for Babylon’s Ashes, Cherie Priest for The Family Plot, Catherynne M. Valente for “The Future is Blue,” and Carrie Vaughn for “The Game We Played During the War.”
+ 2016 Nebula Award Winners:  Congratulations to Charlie Jane Anders for Best Novel, All the Birds in the Sky; to Seanan McGuire for Best Novella, Every Heart a Doorway; and to Arrival as Best Screenplay (the Bradbury Award).  The awards were presented May 20, 2017.
+ 2017 Colorado Book Awards were presented May 21, 2017, to Bubonicon friends Carrie Vaughn in the Genre Fiction category for her collection Amaryllis and Other Stories; and to Mario Acevedo in the Anthology category as the editor of Found: Short Stories by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.
+ 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 Adam West (Batman, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Family Guy), who died June 9 at the age of 88 years old;  of Roger Moore (James Bond [including Moonraker], The Saint, and Maverick), who died May 23 at the age of 89 years old;  of Powers Boothe (1984’s Red Dawn [shot in NM], The Avengers, and Agents of SHIELD), who died May 14 at the age of 68 years old;  and of Colorado author Ed Bryant (Cinnabar, “giANTS,” Wild Cards contributor), who died February 10 at the age of 71 years old..  They all will be missed.

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 FEEDBACK is always welcome – especially ideas, constructive criticism and what you enjoyed at the most recent convention.  Send your thoughts to to the Con Chairs

2017 PARTICIPANTS will be…

We post info on the Confirmed Participants page as info is available!


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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