Bubonicon 2016 – The 3 R’s

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2016 Co-Guest of Honor

Fantasy Author – Ink and Bone, Paper and Fire, Ill Wind, Midnight Bites, 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.  And Hap and Leonard on the Sundance Channel, starting March 2016.
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 Science Speaker

NASA Shuttle Astronaut, USAF Academy graduate, Sandia National Laboratories manager…

2016 CON THEME is:  Rockets, Robots & Rayguns (the 3 R’s)

Recommendations of the Theme:
AUTHORS/BOOKS:  David Gerrold’s HARLIE, Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot, Jack Williamson’s Humanoids, Karel Capek’s R.U.R., Ian Tregillis’ The Mechanicals, Chesley Bonestell’s rocket paintings, Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon, Robert Heinlein’s Rocket Ship Galileo, Frank Baum’s Tik-Tok, Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse, Harry Harrison’s War with the Robots, Allen Steele’s V-S Day, Saturn’s Children by Charles Stross, Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship by Victor Appleton II…
MOVIES/TV/COMICS:  Rocketship X-M; Forbidden Planet‘s Robby the Robot and rocket ship; Lost in Space‘s Robot & rayguns; Star Trek‘s phaser rifle & Nomad; George Pal’s Conquest of Space; Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy‘s Marvin the Paranoid Android; 2001: A Space Odyssey‘s Discovery One; Star Trek: Next Gen‘s Data (android), Star Wars‘ blasters, R2D2, BB-8 & C3PO; Babylon 5‘s PPGs; Silent Running‘s Huey, Dewie & Louie; Undersea Kingdom‘s Atlantean robots; When Worlds Collide‘s rocket ship; The First Spaceship on Venus; Buck Rogers & Twiki; The Angry Red Planet‘s rocket ship, George Pal’s Destination Moon; Maria from Metropolis; The Day the Earth Stood Still‘s Gort; Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine‘s Fembots; Short Circuit‘s Johnny 5; Robocop‘s ED-209; The Iron Giant; WALL-E; Baymax from Big Hero 6; Futurama‘s Bender & Calculon
MUSIC: “Mr. Roboto” by Styx, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie, We Are the Robots by Kraftwerk, “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath, “Space Truckin'” by Deep Purple, “I Robot” by the Alan Parsons Project, “Supersonic Rocket Ship” by The Kinks, “Rocket Man” by Elton John, “Space Cowboy” by the Steve Miller Band, “Fly Me To the Moon” by Frank Sinatra, “Space Junk” by Devo, the band Robots with Rayguns…


ART SHOW RULES/FORMS available online!  We’d love to display your artwork at Bubonicon 48, so print out those PDF files and get ready for this year’s Art Show!  We’ll take mail-in art until August 23, and then accept at-the-door entries starting at 2:00 pm Friday, August 26.

AT THE GUILD CINEMA:  NM Entertainment Magazine presents The Big Lebowski one night only on Friday, July 22!  Bubonicon 48 & Lobo Comics will bring door prizes for The Dude’s movie, and Jeremy Montoya has done a limited-edition poster.  And Bubonicon 48 is sponsoring a one-night only screening of Bubba Ho-Tep (based on Joe R. Lansdale’s story) 10:30 pm Friday, August 5.  Lobo Comics will join us in bringing door prizes as an elderly Elvis faces down an evil Egyptian mummy!  www.guildcinema.com

2016 AUTHORS & ARTISTS will be at Bubonicon 48 this August (no surprise).  Check out our 2016 Participants page for a list of confirmed participants (like New Mexicans Stephen R. Donaldson and George RR Martin, Colorado’s Connie Willis, and Texas’ Caroline & Warren Spector)!

JULY SPECIAL EVENTS:  Three Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors – Melinda Snodgrass, Jeffe Kennedy & Gabi Stevens – are on hand 4:00 pm Saturday, July 23, at Page One Books with new releases.  * A Huge Wild Cards Signing Event takes place 2:00-5:00 pm Sunday, July 24, at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe.  More than 20 authors will be on hand for a panel discussion and book signing.  * And Melinda Snodgrass introduces William Shatner’s documentary, Chaos on the Bridge: The Untold Story Behind Trek’s Next Generation 6:30 pm Sunday, July 24, at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.  She will do a Q&A afterward, and David Gerrold is skyping in for the discussion.

FUTURE B’CON 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, Aug 23-27].

AWARDS NEWS:  CONGRATS Winners!  2015 Emmy Award for Best Drama went to HBO’s Game of Thrones (based on the George RR Martin books) September 20, 2015. Peter Dinklage also took Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.  And 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 August 22, 2015, in Spokane, WA.

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 FEEDBACK is always welcome, contact us here!.  How was the 2015 con for you?  And how are you feeling about August 2016?


CHECK OUT the New Confirmed Participant Page!


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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