“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, 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 – “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, Black Widow, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games, Batgirl, Jean Gray, Jennifer Roberson’s Del, 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


DEALER CONTRACTS now online. Go to the Dealers page for info/contract form if you want to be a merchant at Bubonicon 47.
WEEKEND PASSES on sale now!  Visit our Registration page for info. Passes $38.00 through May 16 (everyone 18 years or older).

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!

LOOK FOR US at Guild Cinema screenings of Bill the Galactic Hero, based on Harry Harrison’s novel, 10:30 pm April 3-4; Kill Me Three Times with Simon Pegg 10:30 pm April 10-11; and whatever screens May 1-2 with Free Comic Book Day. We’ll be bringing door prizes with us!  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].

OUR CONDOLENCES to family & friends of Terry Pratchett, who passed away March 12 at the age of 66.  Long live Discworld!
OUR CONDOLENCES to family, friends & fans of Leonard Nimoy, who passed away February 27 at the age of 83. Live Long and Prosper. You will be missed, Spock.

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.  The 2014 Philip K. Dick Award nominees include B46 co-GoH Cherie Priest’s Maplecroft: The Borden Dispatches. The PKD Award winner will be announced April 3 at Norwescon 38 in Seattle.  And the 2014 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.


Perry & Terri - LubovCONFIRMED: Daniel Abraham (tentative), Livia Blackburne, Craig A. Butler, Yvonne Coats, Ty Franck (tentative), Darynda Jones, Jeffe Kennedy, Jane Lindskold, Emily Mah, George RR Martin (tentative), Victor Milan, Pati Nagle, costumers Charles & Tauni Orndorff, Scott Phillips, Joan S. Saberhagen, Debbie Lynn Smith, Melinda Snodgrass, Gabi Stevens, S.M. Stirling, David Lee Summers, Lauren Teffeau…
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. Send an email to bubonicon–ät–gmail–d•t–com 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…


Bubonicon 47 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University, the Roadrunner Food Bank, and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation.


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