2014 Co-Guest of Honor:
(aka) JOHN G. HEMRY
SF Author – The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield, The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier – Invincible, Against All Enemies, Stark’s Crusade.
2014 Co-Guest of Honor: CHERIE PRIEST
SF/Fantasy Author – Fiddlehead, Boneshaker, Hellbent, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Fathom, Clementine.
B46 Toastmaster: STEVEN GOULD
Local SF Author & current SFWA President – Impulse, 7th Sigma, Jumper, Avatar novels, Reflex, Helm, Blind Waves.
2014 Guest Artist: DARLA HALLMARK
Local fantasy artist & illustrator. From coloring books to fanzine illos to tarot decks, check out Darla’s art efforts.
BUBONICON PRESENTS FILMS at the Guild Cinema to benefit our favorite independent movie theater and the Albuq Public Library Foundation! On May 23-24 celebrate the end of school at 10:15 PM with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure! Spread the news – let’s fill the house for these shows. There will be door prizes, and lots of fun while supporting two worthy causes… And thanks to everyone who showed up for Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie March 28-29 at the Guild!
OPEN FINANCIAL MEETING of the Bubonicon Board will be held 7:30 pm Thursday, May 1, in the Activity Room of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on Ponderosa NE, near the Erna Ferguson Library on San Mateo between Comanche & Montgomery. Want to know every tiny financial detail of last year’s Bubonicon? Then plan to attend!
FAN PROGRAMMING REQUESTS deadline has passed. You still might have your program idea considered if you write to us Immediately at bubonicon–ät–gmail–d•t–com. We cannot guarantee all fan programming will be scheduled, but it will be seriously considered.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JAMES S.A. COREY: It was announced April 11 that The Expanse series by Corey (Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck) has been approved for a 10-episode series on SyFy starting Fall 2015. We look forward to seeing their vision come to the small screen in what is being called the most expensive series ever for a basic cable network.
FUTURE DATES: Bubonicon 47 will be August 28-30, 2015 (the weekend after the Spokane, WA, Worldcon). Bubonicon 48 should be August 26-28, 2016 (most likely it will be a week after the Kansas City bid for Worldcon).
4th ALBUQUERQUE COMIC EXPO is scheduled for June 27-29, 2014 at the Albuq Convention Center. Joel Hodgson of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and J. August Richards (Angel, Agents of SHIELD) have been announced as Special Guests, plus artist Amanda Conner, and authors Robert Vardeman & Scott Phillips. Go to www.abqcomicexpo.com for more information. And send your feedback and suggestions to sales–ät–abqcomicexpo–d•t–com.
CONGRATULATIONS TO NM AUTHORS Ian Tregillis and Phillipa Bornikova on being part of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2013. Tregillis made the list for Something More Than Night and Bornikova (Melinda Snodgrass) was recognized for Box Office Poison.
$38.00 through April 19, 2014 * $40.00 April 20-July 12, 2014.
Cut-Off Date for Pre-Registration is July 12, 2014.
US-drawn funds only, please. We accept, of course, checks, money orders or cash.
A new shopping cart with credit card capability will be available sometime in April 2014. Thank you for your patience.
Youth Passes (14-17 Years of Age): $23.00 for the entire 2014 weekend.
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone 14 years of age or older at Bubonicon must have a pass & a badge or wristband.
Children Under 14 Years of Age are free, BUT must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
GO TO OUR REGISTRATION PAGE for more info, etc.
Please note that in general, the Registration Desk will open at 3:00 pm Friday, and 9:30 am Saturday for the sale of passes and pre-registered attendees.
CONVENTION HOURS AT THE ALBUQ MARRIOTT UPTOWN:
Registration probably opens at 3:00 pm Friday, Aug 1, with the first programming in the 4:00 hour. On Saturday, Registration has opened at 9:30 am in the past, with first programming at 10:00 am. On Sunday, August 3, Registration should close at Noon, and the Con ends right around 5:00 pm.
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40) Albuquerque, NM 87110
2014 Room Rates: $99 single-double, $109 triple-quad.
Hotel Reservation Deadline For Guaranteed Rates is Monday, July 21, 2014.
GO TO THE HOTEL PAGE for information on making your room reservation by phone or online – and to see all the party room policies at the Marriott.
* IMPORTANT HOTEL POLICIES: The Albuq Marriott Uptown only allows Service Animals on premises. And All Room Parties must be on the Party Floor. Any Room Parties on other floors may be closed down by the hotel. The Bubonicon Party Floor will be on the 3rd floor in 2014.
Confirmed: Daniel Abraham, GS Anderson, Carol Berg, Livia Blackburne, Craig A. Butler, Peri Charlifu, Ernest Cline, James S.A. Corey, Doranna Durgin, Claire Eddy, Ty Franck, Gordon Garb, Sally Gwylan, Betsy James, Darynda Jones, T. Jackson King, Andy Kuhn, Jane Lindskold, Victor Milan, Pati Nagle, Scott Phillips, M.T. Reiten, Joan S. Saberhagen, Melinda Snodgrass, S.M. Stirling, David Lee Summers, Lauren Teffeau, Emily Mah Tippetts, Ian Tregillis, Robert Vardeman, Walter Jon Williams, Connie Willis and Courtney Willis.
2014 CANCELLATIONS: Not yet…
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). And thus you will be considered… But we must warn – 2014 is pretty full…
Bubonicon 46 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University and the Roadrunner Food Bank.
2014 CON THEME is: Sidekicks & Minions!
The Theme for the Con is Sidekicks & Minions! How do sidekicks affect stories? Who are our favorite sidekicks and minions?
Recommendations of the Theme:
BOOKS/COMICS: Captain America, Batman, Green Arrow, Captain Marvel, Hawkman, Superboy, Sherlock Holmes...
MOVIES/TV: Batman, Despicable Me, The Incredibles, Dobie Gillis, Young Frankenstein, Ghostbusters, The Tick, Finding Nemo, Green Hornet, Gilligan’s Island, Sherlock, Elementary, The Lone Ranger, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Penguins of Madagascar, Dangermouse, Scooby Doo, Inspector Gadget...
2014 DEALERS ROOM - INFO NOW ONLINE!
THERE ARE 4 Spaces as of April 15, 2014.
See the Dealers Room page for complete details…
BUBONICON 45 – 2013
BUBONICON 45 WAS LAST AUGUST! Thank you all for your assistance, support and presence in August 2013! We had approximately 980 members in all – once again, making it our largest convention to date. It was very successful, with good business in auctions and the art show for the 2nd time at the Albuq Marriott Uptown. People seemed to bring their lucky charms and not worry about the “Superstitions” theme.
ART SHOW had more than $11,500 total sales from 47 artists, and 49% of all displayed artwork (not in the print shop) was sold!
GREEN SLIME AWARDS: Wretched winners included After Earth for film, Chupacabra vs the Alamo for the SyFy Channel, and Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons for novel.
COSTUME CONTEST: Best in Show went to “The Grim Reaper” by Ken Coombes; Best Presentation went to “Lucky Gets Lucky” by Leah Ransom & Geneva Schult; and Best Superstitious Theme went to “La Llorona” by Jackie Coombes.
BUBONICON 45 gave a total of $4,750 to charities and non-profit groups, partly raised at Friday’s Late-Night Charity Auction. These funds are much appreciated by the Williamson Library Collection at ENMU, the local Roadrunner Food Bank, the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation (for the North Valley Library), St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (copper theft relief) and New Mexico PBS.
SEND YOUR comments on 2011-2013, thoughts and stories to co-chairs Craig and Caci. We’d love to hear about Bubonicons 43-45 from you all!