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2016 Co-Guest of Honor was
Sci Fi/Fantasy Author – The Martian Child, The Trouble with Tribbles, Star Wolf, When HARLIE Was One, The Man Who Folded Himself, Babylon 5.
2016 Toastmaster was
JOE R. LANSDALE
Horror/Mystery Author – Bubba Ho-Tep, Cold in July, Incident On and Off a Mountain Road, The Drive-In
2016 Guest Artist was
Graphic designer, book & calendar illustrator, game designer.
2016 Science Speaker was
Distinguished NASA Astronaut & USAF Pilot – Space Shuttle Commander & Astronaut, Colonel USAF retired, and Sandia National Laboratories manager.
2016 CON THEME was: 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., Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship by Victor Appleton II, etc…
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; Star Wars‘ blasters, R2D2, BB-8 & C3PO; Futurama‘s Bender & Calculon, etc…
MUSIC: “Mr. Roboto” by Styx, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie, “Space Cowboy” by the Steve Miller Band, “Fly Me To the Moon” by Frank Sinatra, the band Robots with Rayguns, etc…
BUBONICON 49 will be held August 25-27, 2017, at the ABQ Marriott Uptown with Special Guests C.J. Cherryh, Sherwood Smith, Ursula Vernon and artist Elizabeth Leggett. Con Co-chairs, once again, are Caci Cooper and Craig Chrissinger. (Helsinki won the 2017 Worldcon bid [August 9-13 with NM’s Walter Jon Williams as a GoH!] And San Juan, Puerto Rico, won the 2017 NASFiC bid, and will hold NorthAmeriCon ’17 July 6-9.)
BUBONICON 48 BE DONE! We had 751 people with us this year, and gave away $6,000 total to the ENMU Williamson Library Collection, Roadrunner Food Bank, ABQ Public Library Foundation and New Mexico PBS. How was the con for you? We like hearing feedback, especially ideas, constructive criticism and what you enjoyed. Send your thoughts to bubonicon–ät–gmail–d•t–com.
AT THE GUILD CINEMA: John Waters’ remastered 1970 film, Multiple Maniacs will be shown 10:30 pm Sept 30-Oct 1 (with Lobo Comics & Bubonicon 49 on hand with door prizes). Next up, Slash is shown 9:45 pm Saturday, October 8, as part of the SW Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (with Bubonicon 49 as a community partner). Long Way North, an animated tale, screens October 21-24. And for Halloween weekend this year (October 28-31), 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 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, Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile” for Dramatic Presentation-Short, File 770 for Best Fanzine, and Steve Stiles for Best Fan Artist. And Ben Bova was inducted into the First Fandom Hall of Fame!
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.
2016 PARTICIPANTS were…
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Bubonicon 48 benefited Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University ($2,300), the Roadrunner Food Bank ($2,200), the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation ($1,000) and New Mexico PBS ($500) – that’s a total of $6,000 to charities/non-profit groups.
Bubonicon 47 gave away $6,000 to the charities/non-profit organizations!
2016 & 2017 LOCATION (HOTEL):
The Albuquerque Marriott Uptown,
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40) Albuquerque, NM 87110
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