2014 Co-Guest of Honor:
(aka) JOHN G. HEMRY
SF Author – The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield, The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier – Invincible, The Lost Fleet – Fearless, Against All Enemies, Stark’s Crusade.
2014 Co-Guest of Honor: CHERIE PRIEST
SF/Fantasy Author – Maplecroft, 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 47 will be August 28-30, 2015 (the weekend after the Spokane, WA, Worldcon). Special 2015 Guests are Tamora Pierce, Catherynne M. Valente, Mary Robinette Kowal and artist Ruth Sanderson! It all takes place once again at the ABQ Marriott Uptown. Weekend passes will go on sale starting with the November meeting of the ABQ SF Society…
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].
MILEHICON 46 is October 24-26, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the Tech Center, south end of Denver, CO. Special Guests are Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, Michael Swanwick, Jeanne Stein and artists Kaja & Phil Foglio. Other writers include Mario Acevedo, Paolo Bacigalupi, Carol Berg, Ed Bryant, Robin Owens, Carrie Vaughn and Connie Willis. With a masquerade, literacy auction, critter crunch, Avistrum Academy of Sorcery, the floatilla, video & anime rooms, DASFA Turkey Read-Off, Art Show, Gaming, Dealers Room and more. Registration is $44 until Sept 30, and $46.00 at the Door. More info: http://www.milehicon.org/Default.aspx
SANTA FE COMIC CON takes place October 24-26, 2014, at the Buffalo Thunder Casino & Resort just outside (north) of Santa Fe. Noted Guests include actress Sarah French, director/actor Thomas Churchill, actress Priscilla Barnes, actor Fred Williamson, and actress Linda Blair; comic book artists Nicole Brune, Larry Welz, Brent Peeples, Gene Ha, Jim Steranko, Andy Kuhn and Sam de la Rosa; and Anime’s Ian Sinclair & Jamie Marchi. A horror-themed film festival is planned. And a large Dealers Room & Artists Alley, of course. The showroom floor will be open 4-8 pm Friday, 10 am-8 pm Saturday, and 10 am-6 pm Sunday. More info: http://santafecomiccon.com
4th ALBUQUERQUE COMIC EXPO was June 27-29, 2014 at the ABQ Convention Center. Joel Hodgson of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and artists/writers Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti were very cool, friendly and nice. Go to www.abqcomicexpo.com for info on 2015 plans. And send your feedback and suggestions to sales–ät–abqcomicexpo–d•t–com.
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.
* $45.00 At The Door (August 1-3).
Do NOT Mail in Pre-Registration forms after July 12.
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 Pre-Registered folks can pick up their badge & packet 1:00-2:00 pm Friday, August 1. Regular 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 (In the Past – August 1-3):
Pre-Registered Folks can pick up their badges & packets 1:00-2:00 pm Friday, August 1.
Otherwise, Registration opens at 3:00 pm, 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: Daniel Abraham, GS Anderson, Jeff Benham, Carol Berg, Livia Blackburne, Adam Jarmon Brown, Craig A. Butler, Aaron Campbell, Peri Charlifu, Ernest Cline, Yvonne Coats, James S.A. Corey, Stephen R. Donaldson (Saturday afternoon only), Doranna Durgin, Claire Eddy, Ty Franck, Gordon Garb, Josh Gentry, Sally Gwylan, Betsy James, Darynda Jones, Jeffe Kennedy, T. Jackson King, Susan Krinard, Andy Kuhn, Jane Lindskold, Victor Milan, Gail Gerstner-Miller, John Jos. Miller, Harry O. Morris, Pati Nagle, Charles & Tauni Orndorff, Robin Owens, Scott Phillips, M.T. Reiten, John Maddox Roberts, Joan S. Saberhagen, Jim Sorenson, Caroline Spector, S.M. Stirling, David Lee Summers, Lauren Teffeau, Emily Mah Tippetts, Robert Vardeman, Walter Jon Williams, Connie Willis and Courtney Willis.
2014 CANCELLATIONS: John Barnes, Melinda Snodgrass, Warren Spector, Ian Tregillis…
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 is benefiting at least the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University and the Roadrunner Food Bank.
2014 CON THEME was: Sidekicks & Minions!
The Theme for the Con is Sidekicks & Minions! How do sidekicks affect stories? Who are our favorite sidekicks and minions? How do they affect stories?
Recommendations of the Theme:
BOOKS/COMICS: Captain America, Batman, Green Arrow, Captain Marvel, Hawkman, Superboy, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings...
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, 22 Jump Street, Top Gun, Shrek, Lost in Space, Buck Rogers...
2014 DEALERS ROOM - Sold Out!
2014 Dealer Spots – Sold Out as of 04/24/14.
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!