Bubonicon 2016 – Rockets, Robots & Rayguns

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Rachel Caine - Bubonicon 2016 Co-Guest of Honor

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
David Gerrold - Bubonicon 2016 Co-Guest of Honor
2016 Co-Guest of Honor

Sci Fi/Fantasy Author – The Martian Child, The Trouble with Tribbles, Star Wolf, When HARLIE Was One, The Man Who Folded Himself, Leaping to the Stars, Babylon 5.
Website: www.gerrold.com
Joe R. Landsdale - Bubonicon 2016 Toastmaster
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
Website: joerlansdale.com
Lee Moyer - Bubonicon 2016 Guest Artist
2016 Guest Artist

Illustrator, Designer & Art Director – Career includes work as a graphic designer, book & calendar illustrator, game designer, poster artist, and painter of comic books, games and pin-ups. Specializes in classic illustration and design for products and entertainment.
Website: www.leemoyer.com
Sid Gutierrez - Bubonicon 2016 Science Speaker
2016 Science Speaker

Distinguished NASA Astronaut & USAF Pilot – Space Shuttle Commander & Astronaut, USAF Academy graduate, Colonel USAF retired, and Sandia National Laboratories manager. Commanded STS-59 Endeavour, to deploy the Space Radar Laboratory (SRL-l) as part of “Mission to Planet Earth”, investigating ecology, oceanography, geology, and hydrology.

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, Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship by Victor Appleton II…
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…


“FINAL” SCHEDULE ONLINE!  Go to the Schedule & Auctions page to view 2017’s Program Schedule.  It’s a busy one!  Bubonicon is right now!  Join us – Saturday $25, Sunday $15…

CONGRATS TO BUBONICON 48 PARTICIPANTS:  At the Kansas City Worldcon, Ben Bova was inducted into the First Fandom Hall of Fame; and artist Steve Stiles won the Best Fan Artist Hugo!

AT THE GUILD CINEMA:  New Mexico Entertainment is presenting Mystery Men on Friday, September 2.  Lobo Comics & Bubonicon 49 will be there with door prizes. That’s followed by For the Love of Spock, a new documentary on Leonard Nimoy, September 8-11 (Bubonicon will give away door prizes Fri, Sept 9), and the Alibi Midnight Madness presentation of Antibirth September 9-10.  Finally, for Halloween weekend this year, the Guild Cinema will be showing The Fearless Vampire Killers, The Monster Squad and Bride of Frankenstein! www.guildcinema.com

FUTURE B’CON 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)!  San Juan, Puerto Rico, won the 2017 NASFiC bid, and will hold NorthAmeriCon ’17 July 6-9.   And Bubonicon 50 will be August 24-26, 2018, as San Jose, CA, won the 76th Worldcon bid (August 16-20, 2018).

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, Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile”  for Dramatic Presentation-Short, File 770 for Best Fanzine, and Steve Stiles for Best Fan Artist.  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.

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family & friends of Kenny Baker (Star Wars‘ R2-D2), who died August 13 at the age of 81 years old; and of Jerry Doyle (Babylon 5‘s security officer Michael Garibaldi), who died July 27 at the age of 60 years old.  They both will be missed – especially in this year of rockets, robots and rayguns.

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.


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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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