Bubonicon 49

Perry & Terri hope you were at Bubonicon 49 this past August 25-27!

Perry & Terri


2017 Co-Guest of Honor

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

2017 Co-Guest of Honor

Fantasy Author – Crown Duel, Inda, Banner of the Damned, King’s Shield, Wren’s Quest...  Website: www.sherwoodsmith.net

2017 Toastmaster

Author/Artist – Dragonbreath, Hamster Princess, Digger, Castle Hangnail, “Jackalope Wives,” Nurk, won the 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, won the 2017 Hugo Award for Best 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, now writes fiction…  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… (Not a complete list, by any means of time & space!)
MOVIES/TV/COMICS:  Back To The Future, Time After Time, Doctor Who, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Looper, Time Bandits, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Twelve Monkeys, Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Groundhog Day… And many more!
MUSIC:  “Back in Time” by Huey Lewis & the News, “Traveller in Time” by Uriah Heep, “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher, “The Time Warp” from the Rock Horror Picture Show


BUBONICON 50 is August 24-26, 2018, at the Albuquerque Marriott Uptown with Co-Guests of Honor Mary Robinette Kowal and John Scalzi, Toastmaster Lee Moyer, and Guest Artist Eric Velhagen.  We’re just four days after the 76th Worldcon in San Jose, CA.  Weekend passes will go on sale in late November 2017!

CAN’T STOP THE SERENITY: Santa Fe-Style:  The Albuquerque Browncoats will be at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe 11:30 am-2:30 pm Sunday, October 29, for a charity screening of Joss Whedon’s Serenity, plus raffles and items for sale.  It all benefits Equality Now and the UNM Children’s Hospital.  Check out all the info on the events calendar…

AT THE GUILD CINEMA:  Harold & Maude from 1971 screens October 21-22.  Halloween weekend brings Andy Warhol’s Flesh for Frankenstein on October 27, Warhol’s Blood for Dracula on October 28, Tod Browning’s Freaks October 28-29; and a double feature of Little Shop of Horrors (1960) and Night of the Living Dead (Romero, 1968) on October 30-31.   www.guildcinema.com

BUBONICON 49 IS OVER!  How was the convention for you?  Interested in helping out in 2018?  Go to the “Contact Us” page to send us an email.

FUTURE B’CON DATES:  Bubonicon 51 should be August 23-25, 2019, as Dublin, Ireland, is hosting the 77th Worldcon August 15-19, 2019.  And Bubonicon 52 should be August 28-30, 2020, as New Zealand is the only Worldcon bid that year, happening sometime late July to mid-August.

+ 2017 Hugo Awards were given August 11 to Bubonicon friends Ursula Vernon for Best Novelette (“The Tomato Thief”), James S.A. Corey for Best Dramatic Presentation-Short Form (The Expanse, episode “Leviathan Wakes”), and Elizabeth Leggett for Best Fan Artist!  Best novel went to The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin, Best Dramatic Presentation-Long Form went to Arrival, and Best Graphic Story to Monstress Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu.
+ 2017 Locus Awards went to All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders for Best Fantasy, The Fireman by Joe Hill for Best Horror, Death’s End by Cixin Liu for Best Science Fiction, Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee as Best First Novel, and Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire for Best Novella.  The awards were presented June 24, 2017.
+ The 2017 World Fantasy Award finalists include Betsy James for Best Novel (Roadsouls),
+ 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.
+ The 2017 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance was presented July 27, 2017, to Santa Fe’s Jeffe Kennedy for The Pages of the Mind.

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family & friends — of writer Len Wein (co-creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine; wrote for Batman, House of Mystery, Superman, Thor, Batman: The Animated Series), who died September 10, at the age of 69 years old;  of author Jerry Pournelle (King David’s Spaceship, Starswarm; with Larry Niven Lucifer’s Hammer and The Mote in God’s Eye), who died September 8, at the age of 84 years old;  and of British author Brian Aldiss, SFWA Grandmaster (Frankenstein Unbound, “Supertoys Last All Summer Long,” Helliconia Spring, Report on Probability A), who died August 19 at the age of 92 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.

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Bubonicon 49 benefits the Williamson Library Special Collection at Eastern NM University and the Roadrunner Food Bank, plus the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation, New Mexico PBS, and the American Red Cross (hurricane relief)…

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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