Bubonicon 2016 – The 3 R’s

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2016 Co-Guest of Honor
RACHEL CAINE

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
DAVID GERROLD

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
JOE R. LANSDALE

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
LEE MOYER

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:  Rockets, Robots & Rayguns (the 3 R’s)

Recommendations of the Theme:
AUTHORS/BOOKS:  Asimov’s I, Robot, Williamson’s Humanoids, Tregillis’ The Mechanicals, Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon, Heinlein’s Rocket Ship Galileo, Steele’s V-S Day
MOVIES/TV/COMICS:  Rocketship X-M, Forbidden Planet‘s Robby the Robot, Lost in Space‘s Robot & Rayguns, Star Trek‘s phaser rifle, Hitchhiker’s Marvin the Paranoid Android, Trek: Next Gen‘s Data, Star Wars‘ blasters, Babylon 5‘s PPGs,


Announcements:

FAN PROGRAM PROPOSALS:  Got an idea for a program you’d like to run?  All proposals & requests for time blocks are needed by Friday, April 22, at bubonicon–ät–gmail–d•t–com.  That way your program item can be considered when we build the 2016 schedule!

AT THE GUILD CINEMA:  Look for Bubonicon 48 at The Lost Boys 10:30 pm Friday & Saturday, February 19-20!  We’re a prize sponsor for the 1987 vampire flick along with Lobo Anime & Comics.  www.guildcinema.com

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) last September 20. 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.  The Hugos were announced August 22, 2015, in Spokane, WA.

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of David Bowie, who passed away January 10 at the age of 69.  In addition to his music and his “Ziggy Stardust” persona, Bowie appeared in Labyrinth, The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Hunger, and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.  * To the family and friends of British actor Alan Rickman, who died January 14 at the age of 69.  Rickman appeared in the Harry Potter films, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Galaxy Quest, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (voice of Marvin), Die Hard and Love Actually.  * And to the family & friends of Abe Vigoda, who died January 26 at the age of 94.  He did a voice in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, and appeared on TV in Weird Science, Tales from the Darkside, Superboy, Monsters and Fantasy Island.  All three will be missed.

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


CONFIRMED 2016 PARTICIPANTS

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BENEFICIARIES:

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!


2016 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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