2015 Co-Guest of Honor
Fantasy Author – Battle Magic, Beka Cooper, Tortall & Other Lands, The Immortals, Song of the Lioness, Protector of the Small, Circle of Magic, Trickster’s Duet.
2015 Co-Guest of Honor
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
SF/Fantasy Author – The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, Speak Easy, 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.
MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL
SF/Fantasy Author – Of Noble Family, “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 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, Tamora Pierce’s Alanna, Black Widow, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games, Batgirl, Jean Gray, Jennifer Roberson’s Del, Diana Rowland’s White Trash Zombie, 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…
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO GET WEEKEND PASSES IN ADVANCE! Visit our Registration page for info. Passes are $40.00 through August 10 (everyone 18 years & older). They will be $45.00 at the door!
ART SHOW FORMS & Rules are now Online! Check ’em out.
PRESS COVERAGE: We’re on pages 38 & 69 of the August issue of ABQ: The Magazine. We also should be in the August issue of NM Marketplace. And CBS Sunday Morning will be covering George RR Martin at the convention itself. Should be interesting.
NEW ENTRANCE FOR ASFS: If you’re coming to an ASFS meeting (or the Gofer Meeting Aug 21), St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is now having us enter through the northside door (back of building). They are locking the courtyard at 5:00 pm each day.
SPEEDY RECOVERY WISHES to Colorado author Connie Willis, who fell July 10 and damaged the bone socket around one of her eyes; and to Kennard Wilson of the Bubonicon committee, who fell ill during July 18’s Can’t Stop the Serenity charity event. We’re sending good thoughts & wishes to both of you!
OUR CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of Hammor Horror icon Sir Christopher Lee, who passed away June 7 at the age of 93. In addition to playing Count Dracula, he also appeared in the Lord of the Rings, James Bond and Star Wars franchises.
LOOK FOR US at The Craft 10:30 pm August 7 & 8 with door prizes; and at the science-fiction double feature of The Thing From Another World (1951) and The Blob Noon & 2:00 pm August 22-23 – both at the Guild Cinema. We’re hoping to be there Saturday, August 22 with door prizes! www.guildcinema.com
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].
COMIC-CON UPDATE: The Santa Fe Comic Con (NM Tri Con) takes place October 23-25, 2015, at the Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort. Announced guests include Bai Ling, Tony Todd, Goldberg, Sam De La Rosa, Larry Welz, Brent Peeples, and Tara Sands. More to come. SantaFeComicCon.com
AWARDS NEWS: CONGRATS Winners & Nominees! 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! 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. And 2015 Hugo Award nominees include long-time Bubonicon friend & NM author Laura J. Mixon for Fan Writer, and NM artist Elizabeth Leggett for Best Fan Artist. Hugo Award winners will be announced August 22 in Spokane, WA.
CONFIRMED: Daniel Abraham, John Barnes, Jeff Benham, Richard Berthold, Livia Blackburne, Ben Bova, Adam Jarmon Brown, Craig A. Butler, Aaron Campbell, Suzy M. Charnas, Yvonne Coats, Dr. Larry Crumpler, Doranna Durgin, Ty Franck, Zachary Gallegos of Mars One, Josh Gentry, Raya Golden, Steven Gould, Sally Gwylan, Loretta Hall, Darla Hallmark, Betsy James, Darynda Jones, Jeffe Kennedy, T. Jackson King, Susan Krinard, Jane Lindskold, Christine MacKenzie, Emily Mah, George RR Martin (Limited Autographs Available – 1 per person at Saturday’s autograph session), Victor Milan, Gail Gerstner-Miller, John Jos. Miller, Pati Nagle, costumers Charles & Tauni Orndorff, Scott Phillips, John Picacio, C.S. Plesko, science speaker Benjamin Radford, M.T. Reiten, John Maddox Roberts, Joan S. Saberhagen, Jon Sanchez, Debbie Lynn Smith, Melinda Snodgrass, Jim Sorenson, Caroline Spector, Gabi Stevens, S.M. Stirling, David Lee Summers, Pari Noskin (Taichert), Lauren Teffeau, Sarena Ulibarri, Robert Vardeman, Carrie Vaughn, Walter Jon Williams…
2015 CANCELLATIONS: Laura J. Mixon…
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. Get in touch with us through our contact page 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
CONTACT US with your comments, suggestions & thoughts. © 2015 Bubonicon, Inc.