Bubonicon 2016

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2016 Co-Guest of Honor

Fantasy Author – Ink and Bone, Ill Wind, Glass Houses, Prince of Shadows, Daylighters, Undone, Working Stiff.
Website: www.rachelcaine.com

2016 Co-Guest of Honor

SF/Fantasy Author – The Martian Child, The Trouble with Tribbles, Star Wolf, When HARLIE Was One, A Matter for Men, The Man Who Folded Himself, Babylon 5, Land of the Lost, Leaping to the Stars.
Website: www.gerrold.com

2016 Toastmaster

Horror/Mystery Author – Bubba Ho-Tep, Cold in July, Jonah Hex: Shadows West, Fender Lizards, Batman: The Animated Series, Incident On and Off a Mountain Road, The Drive-In, The Bottoms, Christmas with the Dead.
Website: joerlansdale.com

2016 Guest Artist

American painter, illustrator, graphic designer, Web designer, poster artist and painter of comic books, games and pin-ups.
Website: www.leemoyer.com

2016 CON THEME is: To Be Determined & Announced late January/early February 2016

Recommendations of the Theme:
AUTHORS/BOOKS: To be announced…


GOT AN IDEA for the Bubonicon 48 theme?  Something cool for both costuming and panels?  Send your thoughts to bubonicon–ät–gmail–d•t–com before Friday, January 15, 2016!  Thanks!

SANTA FE “EXPANSE” EVENT:  The premiere of The Expanse, SyFy’s series based on James S.A. Corey’s (NM authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) books, will be 8:00 pm Thurs, Dec 3, at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe as part of the Santa Fe Film Festival.  www.jeancocteaucinema.com

GUILD CINEMA APPEARANCE:  You can look for Bubonicon 48 as one of the prize sponsors at Ridley Scott’s Legend (1985, Tom Cruise, Tim Curry & Mia Sara) 10:30 pm December 18-19!  We also are talking up the Steve Martin Double Feature (The Jerk & The Man with Two Brains) for New Year’s (December 31/January 1)!  www.guildcinema.com

BIRD SONG CLOSING:  Word has come to us that Bird Song Books, long-time Bubonicon friend, will be closing on Christmas Eve.  Morwyn is retiring and she’s running a Closing Sale!  Books are 35% off during November.  Bird Song is on Washington NE, 1/2 block south of Lomas.  This used book store will be missed, and we wish Morwyn good luck on future endeavors!

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.

FUTURE DATES:  Bubonicon 49 is August 25-27, 2017, as Helsinki won the 2017 Worldcon bid (Aug 9-13 with NM’s Walter Jon Williams as a GoH)!  And Bubonicon 50 should be August 24-26, 2018…but exact dates will be based on who wins that Worldcon contest [San Jose, Aug 16-20, vs. New Orleans, no dates listed].

AWARDS NEWS:  CONGRATS Winners!  2015 Emmy Award for Best Drama went to HBO’s Game of Thrones (based on the George RR Martin books) on September 20. Peter Dinklage also took Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.  2015 Hugo Awards went to two New Mexicans!  Woot woot!  Long-time Bubonicon friend & NM author Laura J. Mixon won as Fan Writer, and NM artist Elizabeth Leggett won for Best Fan Artist.  The Hugos were announced August 22 in Spokane, WA.  2015 Nebula Award Winner: B44 Artist Guest Ursula Vernon for her Short Story, “Jackalope Wives,” which appeared in the January 2014 issue of Apex.  Ursula has now won a Hugo and a Nebula!  And 2015 Locus Awards Winners: Santa Fe author George RR Martin (and Gardner Dozois) won the Anthology Award for Rogues on June 27, 2015; and Bubonicon 44 Artist Guest John Picacio won for Best Artist.

ABQ COMIC CON is January 8-10, 2016, at the ABQ Convention Center downtown.  Announced Guests so far include Carrie “Star Wars” Fisher, Samantha “Jem” Newark, Marky Ramone, Mackenzie “Under the Dome” Lintz, Kevin “Underworld” Grevioux; and artists Brent Peeples, Larry Welz, Andy Kuhn, Patrick Finch, Steven Frank and Brian Pulido. A three-day pass currently is $55.00 (dailies available – Saturday is $25.00).  More info:  www.albuquerquecomiccon.com

BUBONICON 47 is over!  Thank you to the approximately 935 of you who attended!  We have given $6,000 to charities/non-profits.  How was the 2015 con for you?  Feedback is welcome at bubonicon–ät–gmail–d•t–com.


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Bubonicon 48 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University, the Roadrunner Food Bank, and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation.  Bubonicon 47 gave away $6,000 to the charities/non-profit organizations!


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