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2016 Co-Guest of Honor
Sci Fi/Fantasy Author – The Martian Child, The Trouble with Tribbles, Star Wolf, When HARLIE Was One, The Man Who Folded Himself, Leaping to the Stars, Babylon 5.
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, and Hap and Leonard on the Sundance Channel
2016 Guest Artist
Illustrator, Designer & Art Director – Career includes work as a graphic designer, book & calendar illustrator, game designer, poster artist, and painter of comic books, games and pin-ups. Specializes in classic illustration and design for products and entertainment.
2016 Science Speaker
Distinguished NASA Astronaut & USAF Pilot – Space Shuttle Commander & Astronaut, USAF Academy graduate, Colonel USAF retired, and Sandia National Laboratories manager. Commanded STS-59 Endeavour, to deploy the Space Radar Laboratory (SRL-l) as part of “Mission to Planet Earth”, investigating ecology, oceanography, geology, and hydrology.
2016 CON THEME is: Rockets, Robots & Rayguns (the 3 R’s)
CONGRATS TO BUBONICON 48 PARTICIPANTS: At the Kansas City Worldcon, Ben Bova was inducted into the First Fandom Hall of Fame; and artist Steve Stiles won the Best Fan Artist Hugo!
AT THE GUILD CINEMA: New Mexico Entertainment is presenting Mystery Men on Friday, September 2. Lobo Comics & Bubonicon 49 will be there with door prizes. That’s followed by For the Love of Spock, a new documentary on Leonard Nimoy, September 8-11 (Bubonicon will give away door prizes Fri, Sept 9), and the Alibi Midnight Madness presentation of Antibirth September 9-10. Finally, for Halloween weekend this year, the Guild Cinema will be showing The Fearless Vampire Killers, The Monster Squad and Bride of Frankenstein! www.guildcinema.com
FUTURE B’CON DATES: Bubonicon 49 is August 25-27, 2017, as Helsinki won the 2017 Worldcon bid (Aug 9-13 with NM’s Walter Jon Williams as a GoH)! San Juan, Puerto Rico, won the 2017 NASFiC bid, and will hold NorthAmeriCon ’17 July 6-9. And Bubonicon 50 will be August 24-26, 2018, as San Jose, CA, won the 76th Worldcon bid (August 16-20, 2018).
AWARDS NEWS: CONGRATS Winners! 2016 Hugo Awards went to (not all listed here) The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin for Novel, The Martian for Dramatic Presentation-Long, Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile” for Dramatic Presentation-Short, File 770 for Best Fanzine, and Steve Stiles for Best Fan Artist. 2015 Emmy Award for Best Drama went to HBO’s Game of Thrones (based on the George RR Martin books) September 20, 2015. Peter Dinklage also took Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.
OUR CONDOLENCES to the family & friends of Kenny Baker (Star Wars‘ R2-D2), who died August 13 at the age of 81 years old; and of Jerry Doyle (Babylon 5‘s security officer Michael Garibaldi), who died July 27 at the age of 60 years old. They both will be missed – especially in this year of rockets, robots and rayguns.
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.
Check out the NEW Confirmed Participants 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!
2016 LOCATION (HOTEL):
The Albuquerque Marriott Uptown,
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40) Albuquerque, NM 87110
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