“Women of Wonder” 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, Trickster’s Duet.
Website: www.tamora-pierce.com

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.
Website: www.catherynnemvalente.com

2015 Toastmistress
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.
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


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


Announcements:

BUBONICON 47 is this weekend!  Are you ready?  We’re looking forward to seeing you all!

“FINAL SCHEDULE” is now online in PDF format!  Go to Schedule-Auctions to access the file and plan your convention weekend.  Of course, it is subject to change…

REGISTRATION AT B’CON:  Weekend passes will be available for $45.00 at the door, starting 3:00 pm Friday, August 28!  We also sell Daily Passes.  Visit our Registration page for more info.

ART SHOW FORMS & Rules are Online!  Check ’em out by visiting our Art Show Page here!  The Art Show will be ready for Artists to hang works about 3:30 pm Friday, August 28.

PRESS COVERAGE:  We’re on pages 38 & 69 of the August issue of ABQ: The Magazine.  We also are in the August issue of NM Marketplace, and have the cover story in the August 12th ABQ Free Press.  We were on KRQE This Morning about 7:40 am Wednesday, August 26 (thank you Jessica & Darynda).  And we should be in the Venue section of the ABQ Journal on Friday, August 28…  Plus CBS Sunday Morning will be covering George RR Martin at the convention itself.  Should be interesting.

LOOK FOR US in early October for the original Dawn of the Dead at the Guild Cinema!  www.guildcinema.com

NEW ENTRANCE FOR ASFS:  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.

FUTURE DATES: Bubonicon 48 will be August 26-28, 2016 (the weekend after the Kansas City, MO Worldcon).  For Bubonicon 49, Helsinki won the 2017 Worldcon bid!  So, we will have our con August 25-27, 2017!  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!  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.

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of Yvonne Craig, who was Batgirl on the ’60s Batman seres and also appeared on Star Trek, The Man From UNCLE, Land of the Giants, The Six Million Dollar Man, and in the cult film Mars Needs Women.  She passed away August 17, and will be missed.


2015 CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

Perry & Terri - LubovCONFIRMED: Daniel Abraham, John Barnes, Richard Berthold, Livia Blackburne, Ben Bova, Adam Jarmon Brown, Craig A. Butler, Aaron Campbell, Suzy M. Charnas, Yvonne Coats, Dr. Larry Crumpler, Doranna Durgin, 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:  Jeff Benham, Ty Franck, 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…


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 LOCATION (HOTEL):

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


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