2013 Co-Guest of Honor: BRENT WEEKS
SF/Fantasy Author – The Way of Shadows, Shadow’s Edge, Beyond the Shadows, The Black Prism, The Blinding Knife.
2013 Co-Guest of Honor: TIM POWERS
SF/Fantasy Author of California – Hide Me Among the Graves, Last Call, On Stranger Tides, Earthquake Weather, The Bible Repairman & Other Stories. 2012 World Fantasy Award Winner!
Website: www.the worksoftimpowers.com
Fantasy/Horror Author of Louisiana – Touch of the Demon, Blood of the Demon, My Life as a White Trash Zombie, Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues, Secrets of the Demon.
2013 Guest Artist: ALAN F. BECK
Award-winning SF & Fantasy artist, Surrealistic Artist and Illustrator. Nominated for a 2009 Hugo Award. Check out his “George RR Martin by Van Gogh” and his various rat pieces.
FUTURE DATES: Bubonicon 46 will be August 1-3, 2014 — it’s early because of the London Worldcon, but opposite the Phoenix NASFiC bid. Thus, we’re supporting the Detroit NASFiC bid (set for mid-July 2014)! Bubonicon 47 will be August 28-30, 2015 (we’re good no matter which of three candidates gets the Worldcon).
3RD ALBUQUERQUE COMIC EXPO is June 21-23, 2013 at the Albuq Convention Center! The 2012 event had more than 14,000 people in attendance. Programming suggestions, participants, comments & volunteers welcome at AbqComicExpo.com.
2013 TOASTMISTRESS DIANA ROWLAND will be in New Mexico early! Come meet her 3:30 pm Sunday, May 26 (Memorial Day Weekend) at Page One Bookstore, southwest corner of Montgomery & Juan Tabo NE!
$40.00 now through August 3, 2013.
Then $45.00 AT THE DOOR.
Daily rates at the door – $15 Friday, $25 Saturday, $15 Sunday.
Do NOT mail anything after August 3, 2013.
US-drawn funds only, please. Checks, money orders or cash only!
Coming soon – online credit card payments. Stay tuned!
Youth Passes (14-17 Years of Age): $23.00 for the entire 2013 weekend.
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone over the age of 14 at Bubonicon must have a pass & a badge or wristband.
Children Under 14 Years of Age are free, BUT must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
GO TO OUR REGISTRATION PAGE for more info, the pre-registration form, etc.
Registration opens at 3:00 pm Friday, Aug 23, with the first programming in the 4:00 hour. On Saturday, Registration opens at 9:30 am, with first programming at 10:00 am. On Sunday, August 25, Registration closes at Noon, and the Con ends right around 5:00 pm.
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40) Albuquerque, NM 87110
2013 Room Rates: $99 single-double, $109 triple-quad.
Hotel Reservation Deadline For Guaranteed Rates is Monday, August 12, 2013.
GO TO THE HOTEL PAGE for information on making your room reservation by phone or online – and to see all the party room policies at the Marriott.
* IMPORTANT HOTEL POLICIES: The Albuq Marriott Uptown only allows Service Animals on premises. And All Room Parties must be on the Party Floor. Any Room Parties on other floors may be closed down by the hotel. The Bubonicon Party Floor will be on the 3rd floor in 2013.
Confirmed So Far: Mario Acevedo, Doug Beason, Carol Berg, Adam Jarmon Brown, Craig A. Butler, Peri Charlifu, Claire Eddy, Janice Gelb, Steven Gould, Betsy James, Darynda Jones, Jane Lindskold, M.J. Locke, George RR Martin, Victor Milan, John Jos. Miller, Pati Nagle, Scott Phillips, Joan Saberhagen, Debbie Lynn Smith, Melinda Snodgrass, Caroline Spector, Gabi Stevens, S.M. Stirling, David Lee Summers, Sam Sykes, Ian Tregillis, Robert E. Vardeman, Carrie Vaughn, Walter Jon Williams, Connie Willis and Courtney Willis. More to come!
2013 CANCELLATIONS: None So Far…
HOW DO I GET CONSIDERED AS A PARTICIPANT? We have a rather large cast of players already, but we’re willing to consider additions of writers & artists. Send an email to bubonicon–ät–gmail–d•t–com with your credentials/areas of expertise, background and/or bio, and a list of your publications. And thus you will be considered…
Bubonicon 45 will benefit at least the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University and the Roadrunner Food Bank.
2013 CON THEME is: Superstitions! After all, it is 20-13!
The Theme for the Con is Superstitions! What is good luck? What is bad luck? How do superstitions come to be? What separates them from urban legends?
Recommendations of the Theme:
BOOKS: Coming Soon…
MOVIES/TV: Stay tuned…info to come.
2013 DEALERS ROOM - SOLD OUT!
THERE ARE NO Spaces left as of March 15 for Bubonicon 45. Sorry!
See the Dealers Room page for complete details…
BUBONICON 44 – 2012
BUBONICON 44 WAS LAST AUGUST! Thank you all for your assistance, support and presence in August 2012! We had approximately 834 members in all – once again, making it our largest convention to date. It was very successful, with good business in auctions and the art show at our new hotel – the Albuq Marriott Uptown. People seemed to have had fun with the “Mayan Apocalypse” theme.
ART SHOW had $9,162 total sales, which was 46.4% of all pieces on display!
GREEN SLIME AWARDS: Wretched winners included Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance for film, The River for TV, and Tribulations for novel.
COSTUME CONTEST: Best in Show went to “Taking of Heart” by Jackie & Ken Coombes; Best Presentation went to “Minions of Minimal Budget” by Jack Boubelik, Bethany Virgil & Dakota Poore; and Best Mayan-Punk Theme went to “Ancient Alien Mayan Apocalypse” by Valeria Webb.
BUBONICON 44 was able to give a total of $3,500 to charities and non-profit groups, partly raised at Friday’s Late-Night Charity Auction. These funds are much appreciated by the Williamson Library Collection at ENMU, the local Roadrunner Food Bank, and New Mexico PBS.
SEND YOUR comments on 2011-2013, thoughts and stories to co-chairs Craig and Kristen. We’d love to hear about Bubonicons 43-45 from you all!