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.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN Rebecca & Kevin Hewett, Serge Mailloux and Janice Gelb, who won the “Most Humorous, Master Division” Award at the San Antonio Worldcon Masquerade for their Star Trek “Public Service Announcement.” ALSO CONGRATS to Bubonicon author George RR Martin and HBO on their Hugo Award win for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): Game of Thrones: “Blackwater,” an episode written by Martin and directed by Neil Marshall.
FUTURE DATES: Bubonicon 47 will be August 28-30, 2015 (the weekend after the Spokane, WA, Worldcon).
4th ALBUQUERQUE COMIC EXPO is scheduled for June 27-29, 2014 at the Albuq Convention Center. Go to www.abqcomicexpo.com for more information. And send your feedback and suggestions to sales–ät–abqcomicexpo–d•t–com.
$35.00 through February 1, 2014 * $38.00 Feb 2-April 19, 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 in early 2014.
Youth Passes (14-17 Years of Age): $23.00 for the entire 2014 weekend.
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone over the age of 14 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 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 opens at 3:00 pm Friday, Aug 1, with the first programming in the 4:00 hour. On Saturday, Registration opens at 9:30 am, with first programming at 10:00 am. On Sunday, August 3, Registration closes 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: None This Early.
2014 CANCELLATIONS: Ditto…
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 thus you will be considered… But we must warn – 2013 is full up! We’re full to the brim…
Bubonicon 46 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University and the Roadrunner Food Bank.
2014 CON THEME is: Unknown! To be decided late January 2014
The Theme for the Con is a Mystery! At least for now…
Recommendations of the Theme:
BOOKS: None yet.
MOVIES/TV: Same deal.
2014 DEALERS ROOM - INFO TO COME IN 2014!
THERE ARE Spaces but they are not available yet. Sorry!
See the Dealers Room page for complete details…
BUBONICON 45 – 2013
BUBONICON 45 WAS THIS PAST 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 was able to give 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 Kristen. We’d love to hear about Bubonicons 43-45 from you all!