Bubonicon 49

Perry & Terri hope you’ll join them at Bubonicon 49 this August 25-27!

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, nominated for a 2017 Locus Award for Best Novel
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, won the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novelette
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, won the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist…
Website: www.archwayportico.com

2017 Science Speaker

Retired geology professor, science team member on the NASA Genesis Discovery Mission, was a planetarium director for nine years.  She now writes fiction and lives in the high desert of New Mexico.
Online Essay: why writers write

2017 CON THEME:  Back In Time (Time Travel)

Recommendations of the Theme:
AUTHORS/BOOKS:  The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, Gate of Ivrel: Morgaine Saga Book 1 by C.J. Cherryh, 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, The Time Hoppers by Robert Silverberg… (Not a complete list, by any means of time & space!)
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, Donnie Darko, 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,” Quantum Leap, 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, Max Headroom (“20 Minutes into the Future”)… And many more!
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”), “Changes” by Tesla (“Changes, time’s making changes in my life. Rearranging, can’t seem to stop the hands of time”)…


VOLUNTEERS/GOFERS MEETING:  7:30 pm Friday, August 18, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on Ponderosa NE.  Come sign up for hours you are willing to work, get your weekend pass at a discounted rate, and if possible pick up some movie swag…

AT THE GUILD CINEMA:  Airplane!, the spoof comedy, screens 10:30 pm Friday, August 18.  If you’re not doing Bubonicon at night, It Stains the Sands Red, a zombie flick, screens 10:30 pm August 25-26.  Then A Town Called Panic: Double Fun screens September 12-14 in French and English showings.  And 1985’s The Goonies screens 10:30 pm Friday, September 15, only as a NM Entertainment presentation.  www.guildcinema.com

FUTURE B’CON DATES:  Bubonicon 50 will be August 24-26, 2018, as San Jose, CA, hosts the 76th Worldcon August 16-20, 2018.  Bubonicon 51 should be August 23-25, 2019, as Dublin, Ireland, is hosting the 77th Worldcon August 15-19, 2019.  And Bubonicon 52 should be August 28-30, 2020, as New Zealand is the only Worldcon bid that year, happening sometime late July to mid-August.

+ 2017 Hugo Awards were given August 11 to Bubonicon friends Ursula Vernon for Best Novelette (“The Tomato Thief”), James S.A. Corey for Best Dramatic Presentation-Short Form (The Expanse, episode “Leviathan Wakes”), and Elizabeth Leggett for Best Fan Artist!  Best novel went to The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin, Best Dramatic Presentation-Long Form went to Arrival, and Best Graphic Story to Monstress Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu.
+ 2017 Locus Awards went to All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders for Best Fantasy, The Fireman by Joe Hill for Best Horror, Death’s End by Cixin Liu for Best Science Fiction, Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee as Best First Novel, and Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire for Best Novella.  The awards were presented June 24, 2017.
+ The 2017 World Fantasy Award finalists include Betsy James for Best Novel (Roadsouls),
+ 2016 Nebula Award Winners:  Congratulations to Charlie Jane Anders for Best Novel, All the Birds in the Sky; to Seanan McGuire for Best Novella, Every Heart a Doorway; and to Arrival as Best Screenplay (the Bradbury Award).  The awards were presented May 20, 2017.
+ 2017 Colorado Book Awards were presented May 21, 2017, to Bubonicon friends Carrie Vaughn in the Genre Fiction category for her collection Amaryllis and Other Stories; and to Mario Acevedo in the Anthology category as the editor of Found: Short Stories by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.
+ The 2017 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance was presented July 27, 2017, to Santa Fe’s Jeffe Kennedy for The Pages of the Mind.

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family & friends — of director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, Monkey Shines), who died July 16 at the age of 77 years old;  of Martin Landau (Space: 1999, Mission: Impossible, Ed Wood), who died July 15 at the age of 89 years old;  and of Adam West (Batman, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Family Guy), who died June 9 at the age of 88 years old.  They all 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 FEEDBACK is always welcome – especially ideas, constructive criticism and what you enjoyed at the most recent convention.  Send your thoughts to to the Con Chairs

2017 PARTICIPANTS will be…

We 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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