The Usual Weekend 2015

Terri - We Fan Do It!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.
Website: www.tamora-pierce.com

2015 Co-Guest of Honor: CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
SF/Fantasy Author – Six-Gun Snow White, 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.
Website: www.catherynnemvalente.com

B47 Toastmistress: MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL
SF/Fantasy Author – The Lady Astronaut of Mars, Valour and Vanity, Glamour in Glass, Shades of Milk and Honey, Evil Robot Monkey, Scenting the Dark and Other Stories, Professional Puppeteer.
Website: maryrobinettekowal.com

2015 Guest Artist: RUTH SANDERSON
Fantasy, Fairy Tale & Book Cover Artist, Children & Young Adult Fiction Illustrator, Member of the Society of Illustrators.
Website: www.ruthsanderson.com


Announcements:

BUBONICON 47 weekend passes are on sale now!  Visit our REGISTRATION PAGE for more info, etc.

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].

PRIZE-SPONSORED SCREENINGS of John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978 original) take place 10:30 pm December 26-27 at the Guild Cinema.  Bubonicon will be giving away door prizes at these classic horror “mixed-up holiday” screenings.  Please join us.  And don’t forget that the Guild Cinema has Monty Python for the New Year!  That’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Life of Brian on December 31, 2014, & January 1, 2015 (4:30, 6:30 & 8:30 pm).  Finally, we’ll be giving away door prizes at the cult classic Dark Star 10:15 pm Thursday, January 22, 2015.

AWARD NEWS:  CONGRATULATIONS Winners!  World Fantasy Awards announced November 9, 2014, in Washington, DC – Best Anthology: Dangerous Women, edited by (Santa Fe author) George RR Martin & Gardner Dozois (several NM & Bubonicon authors are in it), Best Novel: A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar, Best Artist: Charles Vess (former Bubonicon guest artist).  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.

5th ALBUQUERQUE COMIC CON will be January 9-11, 2015, at the ABQ Convention Center.  Special Guests announced so far include William “Capt Kirk” Shatner, Sergio “Groo” Aragones, Claudia “Babylon 5” Christian, Michael “Terminator” Biehn, Vern “Mini Me” Troyer, local artist Andy Kuhn, Rachel “Lost Girl” Skarsten and actor Deep Roy.   Go to www.albuquerquecomiccon.com for more info.  A 3-day pass is $40.00 and Saturday-only is $20.00.


BUBONICON 47 PASSES On Sale Now:

* $35.00 through Saturday, February 14, 2015.
* $45.00 At The Door (August 28-30, 2015).
Do NOT Mail in Pre-Registration forms after August 10.

US-drawn funds only, please. We accept, of course, checks, money orders or cash.  * Credit-card shopping cart available NOW.

Youth Passes (14-17 Years of Age): $23.00 for the entire 2015 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 should be able to pick up their badge & packet 1:00-2:00 pm Friday, August 28.  Regular Registration Desk is planned to open at 3:00 pm Friday, and 9:30 am Saturday for the sale of passes and to pick up materials for pre-registered attendees.

ADDRESS ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO:
Bubonicon Inc
933 San Mateo Blvd NE, Suite 500-208
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(accepts US Postal, FedEx, UPS, etc)
Facebook Page Link


OUR HOURS (most likely) AT ALBUQ MARRIOTT UPTOWN:

Pre-Registered Folks probably can pick up their badges & packets 1:00-2:00 pm Friday, August 28.
Otherwise, Registration should open at 3:00 pm
, with the first programming in the 4:00 hour. On Saturday, Registration usually opens at 9:30 am, with first programming at 10:00 am. On Sunday, August 30, Registration is scheduled to close at Noon, and the Con ends right around 5:00 pm.


2015 LOCATION (HOTEL):  The Albuquerque Marriott Uptown

2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40) Albuquerque, NM 87110
2015 Room Rates: $99 single-quad.
Hotel Reservation Deadline For Guaranteed Rates is Monday, August 17, 2015.

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 2015.


2015 CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

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Confirmed: None this early!

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 – we prefer the well-known ones, even if smaller). And thus you will be considered… But we must warn – 2015 will be pretty full…


BENEFICIARIES:

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 CON THEME is: Unknown Yet! Stay Tuned!

The Theme for the Con is not known yet!

Recommendations of the Theme:
BOOKS/COMICS:
  We’re sure there will be some…
MOVIES/TV:  Ditto!


2015 DEALERS ROOM - On Sale Late February 2015

2015 Dealer Spots – Not Available Yet

See the Dealers Room page for complete details…


SEND YOUR comments on 2012-2015, thoughts and stories to co-chairs Craig and Caci. We’d love to hear about Bubonicons 44-46 from you all!