Bubonicon 49

Perry & Terri hope you’ll join them at Bubonicon 49 this August!

Perry & Terri


2017 Co-Guest of Honor

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author – Visitor (Foreigner 17), The Faded Sun trilogy, Downbelow Station, The Pride of Chanur, The Paladin, Alliance Space, Cyteen, Rider at the Gate, SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master
Website: www.cherryh.com

2017 Co-Guest of Honor

Fantasy Author – Miss Eleanor Tilney: or The Reluctant Heroine, Crown Duel, A Stranger To Command, Inda, Banner of the Damned, King’s Shield, A Posse of Princesses, Wren’s Quest...
Website: www.sherwoodsmith.net

2017 Toastmaster

Author/Artist – Dragonbreath, Hamster Princess: Ratpunzel, Digger, Castle Hangnail, “Jackalope Wives,” Nurk, Irrational Fears, The Seventh Bride…
Website: redwombatstudio.com

2017 Guest Artist

Hugo Award-winning Illustrator, Tarot card designer, Lightspeed Magazine art director, short story “Mercury” in Ravens in the Library, Lethe Press, Jean Cocteau Cinema gallery show February 2017…
Website: www.archwayportico.com

2017 CON THEME:  Back In Time (Time Travel)

Recommendations of the Theme:
AUTHORS/BOOKS:  The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, Time and Again by Jack Finney, 11/22/63 by Stephen King, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain, Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis, The Door Into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein, The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman, The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers, The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov, Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer, Time Travelers Never Die by Jack McDevitt, “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury, Time Patrol by Poul Anderson…
MOVIES/TV/COMICS:  Back To The Future, Time After Time, Timeless, Legends of Tomorrow, Doctor Who, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Looper, Time Bandits, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Escape From the Planet of the Apes, Hot Tub Time Machine, Somewhere In Time, Twelve Monkeys, Star Trek’s “City on the Edge of Forever” & “Assignment: Earth,” Source Code, Edge of Tomorrow, The Time Tunnel, Time Trax, Voyagers, Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s “Little Green Men” & “Trials and Tribble-ations,” The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything, Seven Days, Groundhog Day
MUSIC:  “Back in Time” by Huey Lewis & the News, “Doubleback” by ZZ Top, “Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce, “Traveller in Time” by Uriah Heep, “Backwards Traveller” by Paul McCartney and Wings, “Time Machine” by Grand Funk Railroad, “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher, “The Time Warp” from the Rock Horror Picture Show, “’39” by Queen, “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin (“I am a traveler of both time and space”)…


WEEKEND PASS $35 EXTENSION:  Three-day passes are $35.00 when paid by end of Saturday, April 1.  It’s a one-week special extension!

BUBONICON 50 (2018) NOMINATIONS Meeting for our Special Guests next year takes place 7:30 pm Friday, March 31, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (home of the ABQ SF Society).  All are welcome, no membership necessary.  A little research on a nominee’s hometown, professional credits & such is useful.  Must be present to vote.

CON SUITE STAFF WANTED!  Our Con Suite manager needs a few staff folks!  Wanna help the 2017 hospitality suite (putting out snacks, etc; and light cleaning)?  We’d like your help – just send a message to the Con Chairs so we know you’re able & willing for a couple of hours (or more).  Thank you…

2017 DEALERS SPACES SOLD OUT!  We sold All spaces in our Dealers Room in record time (seven days)!  Go to the Dealers Page to contact the Dealer’s Liaison to be put on the wait list…

AT THE GUILD CINEMA:  Babe: Pig in the City screens on March 25-26.  A 1984/V For Vendetta Double Feature screens April 2-4Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu (anime) screens April 7-8The Blues Brothers (with the late Carrie Fisher) screens Friday, April 14, with Bubonicon 49 handing out door prizes.  And The Devil’s Candy, a horror flick, screens April 28-39www.guildcinema.com

BUBONICON 49 is 12 days after the 75th Worldcon in Helsinki, Finland (August 9-13), with NM’s Walter Jon Williams as a GoH!  And San Juan, Puerto Rico, holds the 2017 NASFic July 6-9.

BUBONICON 50 GUEST NOMINATIONS take place 7:30 pm Friday, March 31, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.  Please join us if you want to have a voice in our Special Guest choices for 2018.  Free admittance!  A little research goes a long way, too (where the person lives, their credits, etc).

FUTURE B’CON DATES:  Bubonicon 50 will be August 24-26, 2018, as San Jose, CA, won the 76th Worldcon bid (August 16-20, 2018).  And Bubonicon 51 should be August 23-25, 2019, as Dublin, Ireland, is the only current Worldcon bid that year (proposed dates August 15-19).

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, and Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile”  for Dramatic Presentation-Short.  And Ben Bova was inducted into the First Fandom Hall of Fame!
2016 Emmy Awards for Best Drama Series, Casting and Stunt Coordination went to HBO’s Game of Thrones (based on the George RR Martin books) September 18, 2016.  Game of Thrones took home 12 awards in all, including for directing, writing, visual effects, makeup, editing and costuming.

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family & friends of Colorado author Ed Bryant (Cinnabar, “giANTS,” Wild Cards contributor), who died February 10 at the age of 71 years old.  Ed was Guest of Honor at Bubonicon 7 back in 1975, and was a frequent participant at our lit’l ABQ convention.  While he has had declining health for the last several years, his passing came as a shock – and we grieve with our professional and fannish SF communities.
ALSO, OUR THOUGHTS go out to the families and friends — of Bill Paxton (Aliens, Apollo 13, Near Dark, True Lies), who died February 25 at the age of 61 years old;  of Richard Hatch, Battlestar Galactica‘s original Apollo, who died February 7 at the age of 71 years old;  of Mary Tyler Moore, beloved TV icon & female pioneer, who died January 25 at the age of 80 years old;  of Sir John Hurt (Alien, Harry Potter, Hellboy), who died January 25 at the age of 77 years old;  of Miguel Ferrer (Twin Peaks, RoboCop), who died January 19 at the age of 61 years old;  and of astronaut Eugene Cernan, last man on the Moon, who died January 16 at the age of 82 years old.  All of them will be missed.

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.

BUBONICON 48 IS PAST!  How was the con for you?  We like hearing feedback, especially ideas, constructive criticism and what you enjoyed.  Send your thoughts to to the Con Chairs

2017 PARTICIPANTS will be…

We’ll post info on the Confirmed Participants page as info is available!


Bubonicon 49 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Special Collection at Eastern NM University and the Roadrunner Food Bank…

Bubonicon 48 gave away $6,000 to the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University, the Roadrunner Food Bank, the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation and New Mexico PBS.


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