2016 Co-Guest of Honor
SF/Fantasy Author – The Martian Child, The Trouble with Tribbles, Star Wolf, When HARLIE Was One, A Matter for Men, The Man Who Folded Himself, Babylon 5, Land of the Lost, Leaping to the Stars.
JOE R. LANSDALE
Horror/Mystery Author – Bubba Ho-Tep, Cold in July, Jonah Hex: Shadows West, Fender Lizards, Batman: The Animated Series, Incident On and Off a Mountain Road, The Drive-In, The Bottoms, Christmas with the Dead.
2015 CON THEME was: 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, etc, etc, etc…
BUBONICON 47 is over! Thank you to the approximately 935 of you who attended! We have given $6,000 to charities/non-profits. How was the 2015 con for you? Feedback is welcome at bubonicon–ät–gmail–d•t–com.
STORE CLOSINGS: Word has come to us that Bird Song Books, long-time Bubonicon friend, will be closing on Christmas Eve. Morwyn is retiring and she’s already started the Closing Sale! Bird Song is on Washington NE, 1/2 block south of Lomas. And Witch’s Brew, the coffeehouse that took over the old Blue Dragon location, shut its doors at the end of September. Both will be missed, and we wish their owners good luck on future endeavors!
CHECK OUT CRAZINESS at the Guild Cinema with various Halloween-related film screenings! Things are pretty busy the week of Halloween with the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Beetlejuice, an animated Edgar Allen Poe anthology, 1922’s Nosferatu (with live music), Tales of Halloween, and Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein. www.guildcinema.com
NEW ENTRANCE FOR ASFS: St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is now having us enter through the northside door (back of building). They are locking the courtyard at 5:00 pm each day.
FUTURE DATES: Bubonicon 48 will be August 26-28, 2016 (the weekend after the Kansas City, MO Worldcon). Special Guests are Rachel Caine, David Gerrold, Joe R. Lansdale and Lee Moyer.
For Bubonicon 49, Helsinki won the 2017 Worldcon bid (Aug 9-13 with NM’s Walter Jon Williams as a GoH)! So, we will have our con August 25-27, 2017! And Bubonicon 50 should be August 24-26, 2018…but exact dates will be based on who wins that Worldcon contest [San Jose, Aug 16-20, vs. New Orleans, no dates listed].
COMIC-CON UPDATE: The Santa Fe Comic Con (NM Tri Con) takes place October 23-25, 2015, at the Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort. Announced guests include Len Wein, Bai Ling, Tony Todd, Goldberg, Sam De La Rosa, Larry Welz, Brent Peeples, and Tara Sands. More to come. SantaFeComicCon.com
AWARDS NEWS: CONGRATS Winners! 2015 Emmy Award for Best Drama went to HBO’s Game of Thrones (based on the George RR Martin books) on September 20. Peter Dinklage also took Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. 2015 Hugo Awards went to two New Mexicans! Woot woot! Long-time Bubonicon friend & NM author Laura J. Mixon won as Fan Writer, and NM artist Elizabeth Leggett won for Best Fan Artist. The Hugos were announced August 22 in Spokane, WA. 2015 Nebula Award Winner: B44 Artist Guest Ursula Vernon for her Short Story, “Jackalope Wives,” which appeared in the January 2014 issue of Apex. Ursula has now won a Hugo and a Nebula! And 2015 Locus Awards Winners: Santa Fe author George RR Martin (and Gardner Dozois) won the Anthology Award for Rogues on June 27, 2015; and Bubonicon 44 Artist Guest John Picacio won for Best Artist.
CHECK OUT the New Confirmed Participant Page!
Bubonicon 48 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University, the Roadrunner Food Bank, and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation. Bubonicon 47 gave away $6,000 to the charities/non-profit organizations!
2015 & 2016 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.