Bubonicon 50

Perry Rodent has a Golden Ticket for Bubonicon 50, coming August 24-26, 2018!

Perry & Terri

2018 Co-Guest of Honor

Sci-Fi Author – The Collapsing Empire, Redshirts, the Dispatcher, Head On: Lock In Book 2, Old Man’s War, Lock In, Agent to the Stars, Miniatures, Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, Fuzzy Nation
Website: www.whatever.scalzi.com

2018 Co-Guest of Honor

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author – Ghost Talkers, The Calculating Stars, Shades of Milk and Honey, Word Puppets, The Fated Sky, Forest of Memory, Glamour in Glass, The Lady Astronaut of Mars...  Website: www.maryrobinettekowal.com

2018 Toastmaster

Painter, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Art Director, Poster Artist, and Painter of comic books, games and pin-ups…  Website: leemoyer.com

2018 Guest Artist

Fantasy Artist – Game of Thrones 2018 calendar, Magic: The Gathering, Spectrum 17, Imagine FX Magazine, Chesley Award nominee…
Website: www.ericvelhagen.carbonmade.com

2018 “Media” Guest

* Subject to Production Schedule *
Director – The Stand, Riding the Bullet, Desperation, Critters 2: The Main Course, Sleepwalkers, The Shining (TV), Bag of Bones, Masters of Horror – “Chocolate,” Once Upon a Time – “Beauty,” Freddy’s Nightmares – “Killer Instinct”…
Screenwriter – *batteries not included, The Fly II, Hocus Pocus, Riding the Bullet, Masters of Horror – “Chocolate,” She-Wolf of London TV series, Fear Itself TV series, Amazing Stories TV series…
Author – Development Hell, A Life in the Cinema, Ugly, Salome, Tyler’s Third Act
Information: wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Garris

2018 Science Speaker

We will invite a New Mexican to be our science speaker in late Spring 2018 – stay tuned…

2018 CON THEME:  Not Chosen/Confirmed Yet (Coming February 2018)

Recommendations of the Theme:
AUTHORS/BOOKS:  Unknown until theme picked
MOVIES/TV/COMICS:  To be determined!
MUSIC:  Coming in February 2018…


BUBONICON 50 is just four days after the 76th Worldcon in San Jose, CA.  Weekend passes will go on sale in late November 2017!

AT THE GUILD CINEMA:  Mom & Dad, a dark comedy horror flick, screens January 26-27, with Bubonicon 50 on hand to give away door prizes.  The Breadwinner, animated adaptation of Ellis’ novel, screens February 4-8Gintama, based on the bestselling action comedy manga, screens February 9-10The Rocky Horror Picture Show brings Halloween to Valentine’s weekend February 16-17.  And This Giant Papier Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy, a fannish space-romp, screens February 23-24 with Bubonicon 50 onboard with door prizes…  www.guildcinema.com

FUTURE B’CON DATES:  Bubonicon 51 should be August 23-25, 2019, as Dublin, Ireland, is hosting the 77th Worldcon August 15-19, 2019.  And Bubonicon 52 should be August 28-30, 2020, as New Zealand is the only Worldcon bid that year, happening sometime late July to mid-August.

+ 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards were announced December 5, 2017.  Of genre note, Artemis by Andy Weir was named Best Science Fiction, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling was named Best Fantasy, Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King was named Best Horror, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson was named Best Science & Technology, and A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas was named Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction.
+ 2017 Hugo Awards were given August 11, 2017, to Bubonicon friends Ursula Vernon for Best Novelette (“The Tomato Thief”), James S.A. Corey for Best Dramatic Presentation-Short Form (The Expanse, episode “Leviathan Wakes”), and Elizabeth Leggett for Best Fan Artist!  Best novel went to The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin, Best Dramatic Presentation-Long Form went to Arrival, and Best Graphic Story to Monstress Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu.
+ 2017 Locus Awards went to All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders for Best Fantasy, The Fireman by Joe Hill for Best Horror, Death’s End by Cixin Liu for Best Science Fiction, Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee as Best First Novel, and Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire for Best Novella.  The awards were presented June 24, 2017.
+ The 2017 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance was presented July 27, 2017, to Santa Fe’s Jeffe Kennedy for The Pages of the Mind.

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family & friends — of author Julian May (The Many-Colored Land, Jack the Bodiless, Blood Trillium, Conqueror’s Moon), who died October 17, at the age of 86 years old;  of writer Len Wein (co-creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine; wrote for Batman, House of Mystery, Superman, Thor, Batman: The Animated Series), who died September 10, at the age of 69 years old;  and of author Jerry Pournelle (King David’s Spaceship, Starswarm; with Larry Niven Lucifer’s Hammer and The Mote in God’s Eye), who died September 8, at the age of 84 years old.  They all 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 FEEDBACK is always welcome – especially ideas, constructive criticism and what you enjoyed at the most recent convention.  Send your thoughts to to the Con Chairs

2018 PARTICIPANTS will be…

We post info on the Confirmed Participants page as info is available (usually starting early March or so)!


Bubonicon 50 will benefit the Williamson Library Special Collection at Eastern NM University and the Roadrunner Food Bank at least — plus the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation and New Mexico PBS, if possible…

Bubonicon 49 gave away $4,000 to the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University, the Roadrunner Food Bank, the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation, New Mexico PBS, and the American Red Cross of NM (hurricane relief).

Bubonicon 48 gave away $6,000 to the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University, the Roadrunner Food Bank, the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation and New Mexico PBS.


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