2014 Co-Guest of Honor:
(aka) JOHN G. HEMRY
SF Author – The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield, The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier – Invincible, The Lost Fleet – Fearless, Against All Enemies, Stark’s Crusade.
2014 Co-Guest of Honor: CHERIE PRIEST
SF/Fantasy Author – Maplecroft, Fiddlehead, Boneshaker, Hellbent, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Fathom, Clementine.
B46 Toastmaster: STEVEN GOULD
Local SF Author & current SFWA President – Impulse, 7th Sigma, Jumper, Avatar novels, Reflex, Helm, Blind Waves.
2014 Guest Artist: DARLA HALLMARK
Local fantasy artist & illustrator. From coloring books to fanzine illos to tarot decks, check out Darla’s art efforts.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED: You can still buy your pass at the door for $45 for a 3 day pass. GO TO OUR REGISTRATION PAGE for more info, etc.
FUTURE DATES: Bubonicon 47 will be August 28-30, 2015 (the weekend after the Spokane, WA, Worldcon). Bubonicon 48 should be August 26-28, 2016 (most likely it will be a week after the Kansas City bid for Worldcon).
4th ALBUQUERQUE COMIC EXPO was June 27-29, 2014 at the ABQ Convention Center. Joel Hodgson of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and artists/writers Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti were very cool, friendly and nice. Go to www.abqcomicexpo.com for info on 2015 plans. And send your feedback and suggestions to sales–ät–abqcomicexpo–d•t–com.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JAMES S.A. COREY: It was announced April 11 that The Expanse series by Corey (Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck) has been approved for a 10-episode series on SyFy starting Fall 2015. We look forward to seeing their vision come to the small screen in what is being called the most expensive series ever for a basic cable network.
CONGRATULATIONS TO NM AUTHORS Ian Tregillis and Phillipa Bornikova on being part of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2013. Tregillis made the list for Something More Than Night and Bornikova (Melinda Snodgrass) was recognized for Box Office Poison.
* $45.00 At The Door.
Do NOT Mail in Pre-Registration forms after July 12.
US-drawn funds only, please. We accept, of course, checks, money orders or cash.
A new shopping cart with credit card capability will be available sometime in April 2014. Thank you for your patience.
Youth Passes (14-17 Years of Age): $23.00 for the entire 2014 weekend.
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone 14 years of age or older at Bubonicon must have a pass & a badge or wristband.
Children Under 14 Years of Age are free, BUT must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
GO TO OUR REGISTRATION PAGE for more info, etc.
Please note that Pre-Registered folks can pick up their badge & packet 1:00-2:00 pm Friday, August 1. Regular Registration Desk will open at 3:00 pm Friday, and 9:30 am Saturday for the sale of passes and pre-registered attendees.
CONVENTION HOURS AT THE ALBUQ MARRIOTT UPTOWN:
Pre-Registered Folks can pick up their badges & packets 1:00-2:00 pm Friday, August 1.
Otherwise, Registration opens at 3:00 pm, with the first programming in the 4:00 hour. On Saturday, Registration opens at 9:30 am, with first programming at 10:00 am. On Sunday, August 3, Registration closes at Noon, and the Con ends right around 5:00 pm.
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40) Albuquerque, NM 87110
2014 Room Rates: $99 single-double, $109 triple-quad.
Hotel Reservation Deadline For Guaranteed Rates is Monday, July 21, 2014.
GO TO THE HOTEL PAGE for information on making your room reservation by phone or online – and to see all the party room policies at the Marriott.
* IMPORTANT HOTEL POLICIES: The Albuq Marriott Uptown only allows Service Animals on premises. And All Room Parties must be on the Party Floor. Any Room Parties on other floors may be closed down by the hotel. The Bubonicon Party Floor will be on the 3rd floor in 2014.
Confirmed: Daniel Abraham, GS Anderson, John Barnes, Jeff Benham, Carol Berg, Livia Blackburne, Adam Jarmon Brown, Craig A. Butler, Aaron Campbell, Peri Charlifu, Ernest Cline, Yvonne Coats, James S.A. Corey, Stephen R. Donaldson (Saturday afternoon only), Doranna Durgin, Claire Eddy, Ty Franck, Gordon Garb, Josh Gentry, Sally Gwylan, Betsy James, Darynda Jones, Jeffe Kennedy, T. Jackson King, Susan Krinard, Andy Kuhn, Jane Lindskold, Victor Milan, Gail Gerstner-Miller, John Jos. Miller, Harry O. Morris, Pati Nagle, Charles & Tauni Orndorff, Robin Owens, Scott Phillips, M.T. Reiten, John Maddox Roberts, Joan S. Saberhagen, Jim Sorenson, Caroline Spector, S.M. Stirling, David Lee Summers, Lauren Teffeau, Emily Mah Tippetts, Ian Tregillis, Robert Vardeman, Walter Jon Williams, Connie Willis and Courtney Willis.
2014 CANCELLATIONS: Melinda Snodgrass, Warren Spector…
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). And thus you will be considered… But we must warn – 2014 is pretty full…
Bubonicon 46 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University and the Roadrunner Food Bank.
2014 CON THEME is: Sidekicks & Minions!
The Theme for the Con is Sidekicks & Minions! How do sidekicks affect stories? Who are our favorite sidekicks and minions? How do they affect stories?
Recommendations of the Theme:
BOOKS/COMICS: Captain America, Batman, Green Arrow, Captain Marvel, Hawkman, Superboy, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings...
MOVIES/TV: Batman, Despicable Me, The Incredibles, Dobie Gillis, Young Frankenstein, Ghostbusters, The Tick, Finding Nemo, Green Hornet, Gilligan’s Island, Sherlock, Elementary, The Lone Ranger, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Penguins of Madagascar, Dangermouse, Scooby Doo, Inspector Gadget, 22 Jump Street, Top Gun, Shrek, Lost in Space, Buck Rogers...
2014 DEALERS ROOM - Sold Out!
2014 Dealer Spots – Sold Out as of 04/24/14.
See the Dealers Room page for complete details…
BUBONICON 45 – 2013
BUBONICON 45 WAS LAST AUGUST! Thank you all for your assistance, support and presence in August 2013! We had approximately 980 members in all – once again, making it our largest convention to date. It was very successful, with good business in auctions and the art show for the 2nd time at the Albuq Marriott Uptown. People seemed to bring their lucky charms and not worry about the “Superstitions” theme.
ART SHOW had more than $11,500 total sales from 47 artists, and 49% of all displayed artwork (not in the print shop) was sold!
GREEN SLIME AWARDS: Wretched winners included After Earth for film, Chupacabra vs the Alamo for the SyFy Channel, and Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons for novel.
COSTUME CONTEST: Best in Show went to “The Grim Reaper” by Ken Coombes; Best Presentation went to “Lucky Gets Lucky” by Leah Ransom & Geneva Schult; and Best Superstitious Theme went to “La Llorona” by Jackie Coombes.
BUBONICON 45 gave a total of $4,750 to charities and non-profit groups, partly raised at Friday’s Late-Night Charity Auction. These funds are much appreciated by the Williamson Library Collection at ENMU, the local Roadrunner Food Bank, the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation (for the North Valley Library), St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (copper theft relief) and New Mexico PBS.
SEND YOUR comments on 2011-2013, thoughts and stories to co-chairs Craig and Caci. We’d love to hear about Bubonicons 43-45 from you all!