Bubonicon 41 Results

We broke records August 28-30, 2009 at the Albuq Grand Airport Hotel when Everything Was Better With Zombies with Guest of Honor Michael Cassutt, Toastmistress Carrie Vaughn & Guest Artist Peri Charlifu!

637 People Attended Bubonicon 41! And we donated $600 to the Williamson Library Collection at ENMU and the local Roadrunner Food Bank.


Paid 545, Kids Under 14 Years 42, Complimentary 50

2009 ART SHOW: $7,149 Total Sales

46 Artists, including 5 students. We sold 42.8% of 783 pieces.
Bubonicon collected $1,706 between fees and commissions.
Best of Show Awards
Professional: Peri Charlifu
Amateur: Rachael Mayo
Student: Cayleigh Sparks
Beast of Show (Use of Con Theme): David Durham


Best In Show: Ariel’s Guard (Jacob, Jennifer & Greg Senn; Jeremiah Schultz; Ariel & Anastasia Lutnesky)
Presentation: Clown Prince of Crime Through Time (Julian Wolf)
Workmanship: Jules Verne Space Girl (Patricia Rogers)
Youth Costume: Warhammer Space Marine Guard (Jacob Sailer)
Zombie Creation: Zombie in a Suit (Paul Salazar)
Humorous: Zombie Ron Weasley (Aidan Rice)
Media Interpretation: Victorian-Inspired 10th Doctor (Ansley Bucholtz)
Judges’ Bribe: Victorian Green Lantern (Randi Tinkham)


The following were recognized for their wretched qualities, August 2008-August 2009.
Film (For The Over 17 Crowd): The Spirit
Film (For The Under 17 Crowd): Twilight
Television: ABC for canceling Pushing Daisies
Television: SyFy for their unnecessary name change
Novel: Skin Trade: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #17 by Laurell K. Hamilton
Toy: Wolverine Plush Toy (“that looks like an angry Chihuahua”)


Daniel Abraham, Mario Acevedo, Richard Berthold, Adam Jarmon Brown, Suzy M. Charnas, Douglas W. Clark, Yvonne Coats, Diana Gabaldon, Gordon Garb, Steven Gould, Sally Gwylan, Betsy James, Dean Judd, Ed Khmara, Andy Kuhn, Jane Lindskold, Nathan Long, Emily Mah, George RR Martin, Victor Milan, Gail G. Miller, John Jos. Miller, Laura J. Mixon, Pati Nagle, Charles & Tauni Orndorff, Scott Phillips, John Maddox Roberts, Joan Spicci Saberhagen, Debbie Lynn Smith, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Jan & S.M. Stirling, David Lee Summers, Pari Noskin Taichert, Tentaclecraft, Ian Tregillis, Robert Vardeman, Nancy V. Varian, Gerald Weinberg, Walter Jon Williams and Connie Willis.
Bruce D. Arthurs, Ben Bova, Terry England and John Pelan. Hopefully next year, guys! Take care until then…


Bubonicon 41 benefited the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University and the Roadrunner Food Bank. We donated $300 to each from money raised in our Friday Night Charity Auction, plus a portion of the con’s small profit.


The Theme for Saturday, August 29, 2009, was Everything’s Better With Zombies! There was a Zombies in Cinema talk, a Popularity of Zombies panel discussion, Zombie makeup applications in the morning, the screening of a classic B&W Zombie movie in the evening, and several Zombie-related games in the Gaming Rooms.
Recommended 2009 Books: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen – because everything really is better with zombies, even “classic” literature! And check out Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema by Jamie Russell for essays and descriptions of various zombie films!
And on the Big Screen: Zombieland and Dead Snow!