Bubonicon 49

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

Perry & Terri

 

2017 Co-Guest of Honor
C.J. CHERRYH

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
SHERWOOD SMITH

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
URSULA VERNON

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

2017 Guest Artist
ELIZABETH LEGGETT

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


2017 CON THEME:  Back In Time (Time Travel)

Recommendations of the Theme:
AUTHORS/BOOKS:  The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, 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…
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,” 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
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”)…


Announcements:

CON SUITE STAFF WANTED!  Our new Con Suite manager is going to need a few staff members!  Wanna help the 2017 convention in the hospitality suite (putting out snacks, sodas and plates; and doing light cleaning)?  Here’s your opportunity – just send a message to the Con Chairs so we know you’re able and willing for a couple of hours (or more).  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:  XX, a 2017 horror anthology from female directors, screens Friday-Saturday, February 24 & 25.  Round out the shortest month of the year with Babe, the fun-filled tale of a pig, February 25 & 26.  Polish mermaid film The Lure screens March 3-4 with Bubonicon 49 as a door prize sponsor.  And then Pan’s Labyrinth from director Guillermo del Toro plays March 4-5www.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, 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 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 Colorado author Ed Bryant (Cinnabar, “giANTS,” Wild Cards contributor), who died February 10 at the age of 71 years old.  Ed was Guest of Honor at Bubonicon 7 back in 1975, and was a frequent participant at our lit’l ABQ convention.  While he has had declining health for the last several years, his passing came as a shock – and we grieve with our professional and fannish SF communities.
ALSO, OUR THOUGHTS go out to the families and friends — of Richard Hatch, Battlestar Galactica‘s original Apollo, who died February 7 at the age of 71 years old;  of Mary Tyler Moore, beloved TV icon & female pioneer, who died January 25 at the age of 80 years old;  of Sir John Hurt (Alien, Harry Potter, Hellboy), who died January 25 at the age of 77 years old;  of Miguel Ferrer (Twin Peaks, RoboCop), who died January 19 at the age of 61 years old;  of astronaut Eugene Cernan, last man on the Moon, who died January 16 at the age of 82 years old;  and 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).  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…

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


BENEFICIARIES:

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.


2017 LOCATION (HOTEL):

The Albuquerque Marriott Uptown,
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40) Albuquerque, NM 87110


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