2015 Co-Guest of Honor: TAMORA PIERCE
Fantasy Author – Battle Magic, Beka Cooper, Tortall & Other Lands, The Immortals, Song of the Lioness, Protector of the Small, Circle of Magic.
2015 Co-Guest of Honor: CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
SF/Fantasy Author – Six-Gun Snow White (World Fantasy nominee), The Bread We Eat in Dreams, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Deathless, Myths of Origin, The Melancholy of Mechagirl.
2015 Toastmistress: MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL
SF/Fantasy Author – The Lady Astronaut of Mars (Hugo Winner), Valour and Vanity, Glamour in Glass, Shades of Milk and Honey, Evil Robot Monkey, Scenting the Dark and Other Stories, Professional Puppeteer.
2015 Guest Artist: RUTH SANDERSON
Fantasy, Fairy Tale & Book Cover Artist, Children & Young Adult Fiction Illustrator, Member of the Society of Illustrators.
2015 CON THEME is: Women of Wonder (the Pioneering Writers & Characters)!
Recommendations of the Theme:
PIONEERING AUTHORS: Leigh Brackett, Angela Carter, Ursula K. Le Guin, Doris Lessing, C.L. Moore, Andre Norton, Joanna Russ, Mary Shelley, James Tiptree Jr (Alice B. Sheldon), etc…
BOOKS/COMICS: Wonder Woman, David Weber’s Honor Harrington, Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville, Black Widow, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games, Batgirl, Jean Gray, Jennifer Roberson’s Del, etc…
MOVIES/TV: Agent Carter, Ellen Ripley of Aliens, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Susan Ivanova of Babylon 5, Sarah Connor of the Terminator films, Black Widow of the Avengers, Star Wars’ Princess Leia Organa, X-Men’s Storm, Dana Scully of the X-Files, River Tam & Zoe Washburne of Firefly, Agent Sarah Walker of Chuck, Nyota Uhura of Star Trek, Gwen Cooper of Torchwood, Sarah Jane Smith of Doctor Who, etc…
BUBONICON 48 (2016) SPECIAL Guests Nominations Meeting will take place 7:30 pm Wednesday, March 25, in the Activity Room of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Mark your calendar if you’re interested. This meeting is open to everyone! You need not be a member of ASFS or a past attendee of Bubonicon to come and suggest possible guests. (However, a little research can be helpful in talking about why your nominee would be a great Bubonicon guest – titles of published work, where he/she lives, experiences at other cons.) If you cannot attend but have suggestions, please get your nominations to bubonicon–ät–gmail–d•t–com by 10:00 pm Sunday, March 22. (However, you must be present to actually vote!)
OUR CONDOLENCES to the family, friends and fans of Leonard Nimoy, who passed away February 27 at the age of 83. Live Long and Prosper. You will be missed, Spock.
PETER BEAGLE will be in New Mexico March 12-14 with The Last Unicorn screening tour – in Las Cruces, Albuquerque (Rio Rancho) and Santa Fe. See the events calendar for more info…
BUBONICON 47 weekend passes on sale now! Visit our Registration page for complete info. Passes $38.00 through May 16 (everyone 18 years or older).
FUTURE DATES: Bubonicon 48 will be August 26-28, 2016 (the weekend after the Kansas City, MO Worldcon). For Bubonicon 49, Washington DC is bidding for Worldcon August 16-20, 2017, and Montreal is bidding for Worldcon August 31-Sept 4, 2017, so we should be the weekend between the two (August 25-27, 2017)! [Nippon, Japan, and Helsinki, Finland, also are bidding but are not the frontrunner bids at the moment.] And Bubonicon 50 in August 2018 will be based on who wins that Worldcon contest [San Jose vs. New Orleans].
SPONSORED SCREENINGS of Leonard Nimoy’s Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986, Time travel, humpback whales and “nuclear wessels”) take place about 10:30 pm May 8-9 at the Guild Cinema. Bubonicon & Lobo Anime will be giving away door prizes at these screenings; and Jon Sanchez is creating a special limited-edition poster. Please join us. These screenings will benefit the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation!
LOOK FOR US at Guild Cinema screenings of Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead at the beginning of March, Bill the Galactic Hero at the beginning of April, and Kill Me Three Times the second weekend of April. We’ll be bringing door prizes with us! www.guildcinema.com
AWARDS NEWS: CONGRATS Winners! Goodreads Choice Awards 2014 announced December 1, 2014 – Science Fiction Novel: The Martian by Andy Weir, Fantasy Novel: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness, Horror Novel: Prince Lestat by Anne Rice, Graphic Novel: Serenity: Leaves on the Wind written by Zack Whedon, Debut Effort: Red Rising by Pierce Brown, Mystery/Thriller Novel: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King, and Young Adult Fantasy Novel: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. 2014 Locus Recommended Reading List, posted February 1, 2015, includes New Mexico authors Daniel Abraham, James S.A. Corey, Jane Lindskold and George RR Martin. And the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award nominees include B46 co-GoH Cherie Priest’s Maplecroft: The Borden Dispatches. The PKD Award winner will be announced April 3 at Norwescon 38 in Seattle.
CONFIRMED (Early Birds): Livia Blackburne, Yvonne Coats, Darynda Jones, Jeffe Kennedy, Jane Lindskold, Emily Mah, Victor Milan, Pati Nagle, Scott Phillips, Joan S. Saberhagen, David Lee Summers, Lauren Teffeau…
2015 CANCELLATIONS: Not yet…
HOW DO I GET CONSIDERED AS A PARTICIPANT? We have a rather large cast of players already, but we’re willing to consider additions of writers & artists. Send an email to bubonicon–ät–gmail–d•t–com with your credentials/areas of expertise, background and/or bio, and a list of your publications (and publishers, even if small). And then we shall ponder our decision…
Bubonicon 47 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University, the Roadrunner Food Bank, and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation.
2015 LOCATION (HOTEL):
The Albuquerque Marriott Uptown,
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40) Albuquerque, NM 87110
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