Bubonicon 2017

Perry & Terri hope you’ll join them at Bubonicon 49, August 2017!

Perry & Terri


2017 Co-Guest of Honor

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author – Visitor (Foreigner 17), The Faded Sun trilogy, Downbelow Station, The Pride of Chanur, The Paladin, Alliance Space, Cyteen, Rider at the Gate, SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master.  Website: www.cherryh.com

2017 Co-Guest of Honor

Fantasy Author – Miss Eleanor Tilney: or The Reluctant Heroine, Crown Duel, A Stranger To Command, Inda, Banner of the Damned, King’s Shield, A Posse of Princesses, Wren’s Quest...  Website: www.sherwoodsmith.net

2017 Toastmaster

Author/Artist – Dragonbreath, Hamster Princess: Ratpunzel, Digger, Castle Hangnail, “Jackalope Wives,” Nurk, Irrational Fears, The Seventh Bride…  Website: redwombatstudio.com

2017 Guest Artist

Hugo Award-winning Illustrator, Tarot card designer, Lightspeed Magazine art director, short story “Mercury” in Ravens in the Library, Lethe Press…  Website: www.archwayportico.com

2017 CON THEME:  To Be Determined (January/February 2017)

Recommendations of the Theme:
MOVIES/TV/COMICS:  Still too early…
MUSIC: We’ll let you know as soon as we know…


2017 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  You can pay online with a credit card, or use the Registration PDF form to pay with cash or a check.  $35.00 through March 25, 2017…

AT THE GUILD CINEMA:  Officer Downe, a 2016 film based on a graphic novel, screens 10:30 pm December 9-10 Phantasm, a remastered version of the 1979 horror classic, screens 10:30 pm December 16-17, with Bubonicon 49 on hand with door prizes.  A Double Feature of Blade Runner and The City of Lost Children screens December 26-30.  And you can round out the year with a Double Feature of Peter Sellers/Blake Edwards December 31-January 1 in The Party and The Return of the Pink Pantherwww.guildcinema.com

BUBONICON 49 is 12 days after the 75th Worldcon in Helsinki, Finland (August 9-13), with NM’s Walter Jon Williams as a GoH!  And San Juan, Puerto Rico, will hold NorthAmeriCon ’17 (the NASFic) July 6-9.

FUTURE B’CON DATES:  Bubonicon 50 will be August 24-26, 2018, as San Jose, CA, won the 76th Worldcon bid (August 16-20, 2018).  And Bubonicon 51 should be August 23-25, 2019, as Dublin, Ireland, is the only current Worldcon bid that year (proposed dates August 15-19).

AWARDS NEWS:  CONGRATS Winners!  2016 Hugo Awards went to (not all listed here) The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin for Novel, The Martian for Dramatic Presentation-Long, Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile”  for Dramatic Presentation-Short, File 770 for Best Fanzine, and Steve Stiles for Best Fan Artist.  And Ben Bova was inducted into the First Fandom Hall of Fame!
2016 Emmy Awards for Best Drama Series, Casting and Stunt Coordination went to HBO’s Game of Thrones (based on the George RR Martin books) September 18, 2016.  Game of Thrones took home 12 awards in all, including for directing, writing, visual effects, makeup, editing and costuming.

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family & friends of actor Ron Glass (Firefly‘s Shepherd Book, Barney Miller, Agents of SHIELD, Star Trek: Voyager), who died November 25 at the age of 71 years old.  And to the friends & family of Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch, Dancing with the Stars, I Spy), who died November 24 at the age of 82 years old.  And finally to the friends & family of Sheri S. Tepper (The Gate to Women’s Country, Grass and more), who died October 22 near Santa Fe at the age of 87 years old.  All three will be missed.

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 48 IS PAST!  We had 751 people with us August 2016, and gave away $6,000 total to the ENMU Williamson Library Collection, Roadrunner Food Bank, ABQ Public Library Foundation and New Mexico PBS.  How was the con for you?  We like hearing feedback, especially ideas, constructive criticism and what you enjoyed.  Send your thoughts to to the Con Chairs

2017 PARTICIPANTS will be…

A little early, but we’ll post info on the Confirmed Participants page!


Bubonicon 49 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Special Collection at Eastern NM University and the Roadrunner Food Bank…

Bubonicon 48 gave away a total of $6,000 to charities/non-profits: Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University ($2,300), the Roadrunner Food Bank ($2,200), the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation ($1,000) and New Mexico PBS ($500).
Bubonicon 47 also gave away $6,000 to charities/non-profit organizations!


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