2015 Co-Guest of Honor
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.
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.
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.
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…
WEEKEND PASSES on sale now! Visit our Registration page for info. Passes $40.00 through August 10 (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.
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.
OOPS! THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED Harry O. Morris Gallery Show in Santa Fe won’t happen until May 2016! There was some miscommunication with the Jean Cocteau Cinema, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
PERI HAS REACHED HIS GOAL: Bubonicon 41 Artist Guest Peri Charlifu has had a serious health crisis that has prevented him from working, though he should be able to work again soon. There is a GoFundMe account for Peri to help him cover his medical bills and lost income. Please 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 UPDATE: Nationally based Wizard World Comic Con has postponed their Albuquerque convention until June 24-26, 2016. Check out www.WizardWorld.com for more info. Meanwhile the Denver Comic Con drew 100,000 people Memorial Day weekend with such guests as Jewel Staite, Alan Tudyk, Patrick Warburton, Jim Butcher, Amanda Conner, and the Animaniacs voice actors. And some New Mexicans 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.
CONFIRMED: Daniel Abraham (unless filming), John Barnes, Jeff Benham, Richard Berthold, Livia Blackburne, Ben Bova, Adam Jarmon Brown, Craig A. Butler, Aaron Campbell, Yvonne Coats, Doranna Durgin, Ty Franck (unless filming), Raya Golden, Steven Gould, Sally Gwylan, Loretta Hall, Darla Hallmark, Betsy James, Darynda Jones, Jeffe Kennedy, T. Jackson King, Susan Krinard, Jane Lindskold, Emily Mah, George RR Martin (Limited Autographs Available), Victor Milan, Gail Gerstner-Miller, John Jos. Miller, Laura J. Mixon, Pati Nagle, costumers Charles & Tauni Orndorff, Scott Phillips, John Picacio, C.S. Plesko, science speaker Benjamin Radford, M.T. Reiten, John Maddox Roberts, Joan S. Saberhagen, Jon Sanchez, Debbie Lynn Smith, Melinda Snodgrass, Jim Sorenson, Caroline Spector, 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…
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
CONTACT US with your comments, suggestions & thoughts. © 2015 Bubonicon, Inc.