“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:

WEEKEND PASSES on sale now!  Visit our Registration page for info. Passes $38.00 through May 16 (everyone 18 years & older).
DEALER SPACES
are SOLD OUT as of April 14, 2015.  Go to our Dealers page for information on being added to a Waiting List.

BUBONICON ANNUAL FINANCE Meeting takes place 7:30 pm Friday, May 15, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on Ponderosa NE (near Erna Ferguson Library).  Details of Bubonicon Inc’s financial state will be presented to those who are interested.

SPONSORED SCREENINGS of Leonard Nimoy’s Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986, Time travel, humpback whales and “nuclear wessels”) take place approx 10:30 pm May 8-9 at the Guild Cinema.  Bubonicon & Lobo Anime will be giving away door prizes at these screenings; and Jon Sanchez is creating a special limited-edition poster.  Please join us.  A portion of the screening proceeds will benefit the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation!

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of Grace Lee Whitney, who died May 1.  Whitney portrayed Janice Rand in the classic Trek series and also has a cameo in Star Trek IV.  She was 85 years old.  Live long and prosper, Yeoman.

HARRY O. MORRIS has a Gallery Show May 19-June 13 at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe.  Yes, our fave first Perry Rodent illustrator and Gauntlet Press cover artist will have his “macabre, delightful and fascinating” art prints on display at George RR Martin’s theater.  Opening Night Reception is 5:00-7:00 pm Tuesday, May 19.  Harry will be signing copies of his Harry O. Morris: Artist’s Portfolio (released April 7 from Centipede Press) during the Opening.  The Jean Cocteau Cinema is located at 418 Montezuma Avenue, north end of the Rail Yard District, in Santa Fe. For more info: 505-466-5528 or JeanCocteauCinema.com.

PERI NEEDS ASSISTANCE:  Bubonicon 41 Artist Guest Peri Charlifu has had a serious health crisis that has prevented and will prevent him from working for at least another couple of months.  There is a GoFundMe account that has been started for Peri to help him cover his medical bills and lost income. Please share and contribute if you are able to help one of our favorite artists: http://www.gofundme.com/rehx8r6e.

LOOK FOR US at the documentary, Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World, June 26-29; and the animated Ernest & Celestine June 27-28 – both at the Guild Cinema.  We’re sure there will be more sci-fi/horror flicks coming up!  www.guildcinema.com

FUTURE DATES: Bubonicon 48 will be August 26-28, 2016 (the weekend after the Kansas City, MO Worldcon).  For Bubonicon 49, Washington DC is bidding for Worldcon August 16-20, 2017, and Montreal is bidding for Worldcon August 31-Sept 4, 2017, so we should be the weekend between the two (August 25-27, 2017)!  [Nippon, Japan, and Helsinki, Finland, also are bidding but are not the frontrunner bids at the moment.]   And Bubonicon 50 in August 2018 will be based on who wins that Worldcon contest [San Jose vs. New Orleans].

COMIC-CON MAYHEM:  The ABQ Comic Expo may be no more, but the nationally based Wizard World Comic Con is coming to town June 19-21 with Lou “Incredible Hulk” Ferrigno, Joey Lauren Adams and Edward James Olmos at the ABQ Convention Center.  Check out www.WizardWorld.com if you’re interested.  Some of us are going to Denver Comic Con May 23-25 (Cary Elwes, Jewel Staite, Amanda Conner, Animaniacs celebration), www.DenverComicCon.com; while others are going to the Phoenix Comicon May 28-31 (Alyson Hannigan, Christopher Lloyd, Summer Glau, Mike Zeck), www.PhoenixComicon.com.

AWARDS NEWS:  CONGRATS Winners & Nominees!  2014 Locus Recommended Reading List, posted February 1, 2015, includes New Mexico authors Daniel Abraham, James S.A. Corey, Jane Lindskold and George RR Martin.  2015 Nebula Award nominees include B44 Artist Guest Ursula Vernon for her Short Story, “Jackalope Wives,” which appeared in the January 2014 issue of Apex.  Nebula winners will be announced at a banquet June 6 in Chicago.  And the 2015 Hugo Award nominees include long-time Bubonicon friend & NM author Laura J. Mixon for Fan Writer. Hugo Award winners will be announced August 22 in Spokane, WA.


2015 CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

Perry & Terri - LubovCONFIRMED: Daniel Abraham (unless there’s filming), Jeff Benham, Richard Berthold, Livia Blackburne, Ben Bova, Craig A. Butler, Yvonne Coats, Ty Franck (unless film schedule interrupts), Sally Gwylan, Loretta Hall, Betsy James, Darynda Jones, Jeffe Kennedy, T. Jackson King, Susan Krinard, Jane Lindskold, Emily Mah, George RR Martin (tentative), Victor Milan, Pati Nagle, costumers Charles & Tauni Orndorff, Scott Phillips, C.S. Plesko, science speaker Benjamin Radford, M.T. Reiten, Joan S. Saberhagen, Debbie Lynn Smith, Melinda Snodgrass, Gabi Stevens, S.M. Stirling, David Lee Summers, Pari Noskin (Taichert), Lauren Teffeau, Sarena Ulibarri, Robert Vardeman, Carrie Vaughn, Walter Jon Williams…
2015 CANCELLATIONS:  None so far…

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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