Bubonicon 2016 – The 3 R’s

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2016 Co-Guest of Honor

Fantasy Author – Ink and Bone, Paper and Fire, Ill Wind, Midnight Bites, Glass Houses, Prince of Shadows, Daylighters, Undone, Working Stiff.
Website: www.rachelcaine.com

2016 Co-Guest of Honor

SF/Fantasy Author – The Martian Child, The Trouble with Tribbles, Star Wolf, When HARLIE Was One, A Matter for Men, The Man Who Folded Himself, Babylon 5, Land of the Lost, Leaping to the Stars.
Website: www.gerrold.com

2016 Toastmaster

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, starting March 2016.
Website: joerlansdale.com

2016 Guest Artist

American painter, illustrator, graphic designer, Web designer, poster artist and painter of comic books, games and pin-ups.
Website: www.leemoyer.com

2016 CON THEME is:  Rockets, Robots & Rayguns (the 3 R’s)

Recommendations of the Theme:
AUTHORS/BOOKS:  David Gerrold’s HARLIE, Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot, Jack Williamson’s Humanoids, Karel Capek’s R.U.R., Ian Tregillis’ The Mechanicals, Chesley Bonestell’s rocket paintings, Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon, Robert Heinlein’s Rocket Ship Galileo, Frank Baum’s Tik-Tok, Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse, Harry Harrison’s War with the Robots, Allen Steele’s V-S Day, Saturn’s Children by Charles Stross…
MOVIES/TV/COMICS:  Rocketship X-M; Forbidden Planet‘s Robby the Robot and rocket ship; Lost in Space‘s Robot & rayguns; Star Trek‘s phaser rifle & Nomad; George Pal’s Conquest of Space; Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy‘s Marvin the Paranoid Android; 2001: A Space Odyssey‘s Discovery One; Star Trek: Next Gen‘s Data (android), Star Wars‘ blasters, R2D2, BB-8 & C3PO; Babylon 5‘s PPGs; Silent Running‘s Huey, Dewie & Louie; Undersea Kingdom‘s Atlantean robots; When Worlds Collide‘s rocket ship; The First Spaceship on Venus; Buck Rogers & Twiki; The Angry Red Planet‘s rocket ship, George Pal’s Destination Moon; Maria from Metropolis; The Day the Earth Stood Still‘s Gort; Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine‘s Fembots; Short Circuit‘s Johnny 5; Robocop‘s ED-209; The Iron Giant; WALL-E; Baymax from Big Hero 6; Futurama‘s Bender & Calculon
MUSIC: “Mr. Roboto” by Styx, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie, We Are the Robots by Kraftwerk, “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath, “Space Truckin'” by Deep Purple, “I Robot” by the Alan Parsons Project, “Supersonic Rocket Ship” by The Kinks, “Rocket Man” by Elton John, “Space Cowboy” by the Steve Miller Band, “Fly Me To the Moon” by Frank Sinatra, “Space Junk” by Devo, the band Robots with Rayguns…


FAN PROGRAM PROPOSALS:  Got an idea for a program you’d like to run?  All proposals & requests for time blocks are needed by Wednesday, May 4 [NEW Extended Deadline], at bubonicon–ät–gmail–d•t–com.  That way your program item can be considered when we build the 2016 schedule soon after that deadline!

BUBONICON INC FINANCIAL Open Meeting is 7:30 pm Friday, May 20, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.  Every wonder where and how Bubonicon’s money is used?  Then join us for this annual presentation open to anyone who is interested.

AT THE GUILD CINEMA:  City on the Edge Podcast is presenting a screening of the ABQ-lensed Track of the Moon Beast (once lambasted on MST3K) 10:30 pm May 6!  Possibly with some of the cast and crew still living in New Mexico.  Do you dare watch this cheesy 1976 drive-in classic on the big screen?  Jeff Berg is doing his Made in Boo! Mexico: Sci-Fi, Horror & Fantasy presentation 1:00 pm Saturday, May 7.  And we’ll be giving away door prizes along with Lobo Comics at 30th anniversary screenings of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet 10:30 pm June 3-4www.guildcinema.com

INTERESTING AUTHOR APPEARANCES:  Coming up in New Mexico, we have Joe Hill May 23 at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe (in conversation with George RR Martin), Stephen King in conversation with George RR Martin June 16 at the Kiva Auditorium, hosted by Bookworks (Not a signing event – SOLD OUT), and Daniel Abraham June 25 at Page One Books.  In the cases of Hill & King, tickets are necessary!

2016 AUTHORS & ARTISTS are tell us they’ll be at Bubonicon 48 this August.  Check out our 2016 Participants page for a list of confirmed participants so far!

FUTURE 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)!  And Bubonicon 50 should be August 24-26, 2018…but exact dates will be based on who wins that Worldcon contest [San Jose, Aug 16-20, vs. New Orleans, no dates listed].

AWARDS NEWS:  CONGRATS Winners!  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.  And 2015 Hugo Awards went to two New Mexicans!  Woot woot!  Long-time Bubonicon friend & NM author Laura J. Mixon won as Fan Writer, and NM artist Elizabeth Leggett won for Best Fan Artist.  The Hugos were announced August 22, 2015, in Spokane, WA.

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.

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of long-time ASFS member Ernie Reaves, who died March 19 at the age of 70 years old. He will be missed…

BUBONICON 47 is long over!  Thanks to all 935 of you who attended!  We gave $6,000 to charities/non-profits.  How was the 2015 con for you?  Feedback is welcome at bubonicon–ät–gmail–d•t–com.


CHECK OUT the New Confirmed Participant 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!


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