Bubonicon History – Lore of Past Conventions (2024)

Here is the (incomplete) history of Bubonicon, summarized:

Bubonicon 55August 23-25, 2024
Guests of Honor: Mur Lafferty and TJ Klune. Artist Guest: Dale Ray Deforest. Toastmaster Duo: Ursula Vernon & Kevin Sonney. Science Speaker: TBD.
Con Chair: Craig Chrissinger. Assistant Chairs: Jessica Coyle & Mandy Self.
(“Fantasy Wildlife & Animal Companions [Dragons and Unicorns and Griffins, Oh My]” Theme, 11th year at Marriott Uptown, five track programming. Eleven days after the Scotland Worldcon. Attendance: TBD. )
Bubonicon 54August 25-27, 2023
Guests of Honor: Rebecca Roanhorse and Carrie Vaughn. Artist Guest: Rachael Mayo. Toastmaster: Kelly Robson. Science Speaker: Ness Brown.
Con Chair: Craig Chrissinger. Assistant Chairs: Jessica Coyle & Mandy Self.
(“Across the Multiverse [Alternate Dimensions, Parallel Worlds]” Theme, 10th year at Marriott Uptown, five track programming. Two months before the China Worldcon. Attendance: 632. Most successful Friday charity auction to date. Donated $1,850 to charity, including the Williamson Library Collection at ENMU, the Roadrunner Food Bank, World Central Kitchen, American Red Cross, New Mexico PBS and the ABQ Public Library Foundation.)
Bubonicon 53August 26-28, 2022
Guests of Honor: Rae Carson and Keith R.A. DeCandido. Artist Guest: Chaz Kemp. Toastmaster: A. Lee Martinez. Science Speaker: Dr. Courtney Willis.
Con Chair: Craig Chrissinger. Assistant Chairs: Jessica Coyle & Mandy Self.
(“After the Plague Years (Plagues & Pandemics in SF/F)” Theme, Ninth year at Marriott Uptown, five track programming. One week before the Chicago WorldCon. Attendance: 538. First in-person convention since 2019. Masking mandate indoors. Moved Friday Charity Auction, Saturday Mass Autographing & Costume Contest each one hour earlier than in past. Donated $1,450 to charity, including the Williamson Library Collection at ENMU, the Roadrunner Food Bank, World Central Kitchen, New Mexico PBS and the American Red Cross.)
Bubonicon 52: Take Two (VIRTUAL)August 20-21, 2021
Guest of Honor: Keith R.A. DeCandido. Artist Guest: Chaz Kemp. Toastmaster: A. Lee Martinez. Science Speakers: Benjamin Radford & Cordelia Willis.
Co-Managers: Craig Chrissinger, Jessica Coyle & Mandy Self.
— Again, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no physical convention held – instead, two days of a virtual convention!
(“A Game of Cards: Playing with a Full Deck” Theme! B52 originally scheduled early since DC Worldcon was to be on our normal weekend. Attendance Live Friday & Saturday averaged 55-150 views per program. Donated $240 to Roadrunner Food Bank, the Red Cross, World Central Kitchen, & New Mexico PBS.)
Buboni-Virtual con 2020August 29, 2020 [Saturday]
Guests of Honor: Becky Chambers & Keith R.A. DeCandido. Artist Guest: Chaz Kemp. Science Speaker: Rachel Delaney. Co-Managers: Craig Chrissinger, Jessica Coyle & Mandy Self.
— Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no physical convention held – instead a one-day virtual con of 9 1/2 hours of programming. Attendance Live Saturday on Facebook & YouTube averaged 55-90 views per program. Donated $725 toward organizations dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic (including Roadrunner Food Bank), plus the Locus SF Foundation, NAACP Empowerment Programs & New Mexico PBS.
Bubonicon 51August 23-25, 2019
Guests of Honor: Allen Steele & Ursula Vernon. Artist Guest: Greg Spalenka. Toastmaster: Darynda Jones. Science Speaker: Dr. Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17 astronaut, geologist)
Co-Chairs: Caci Cooper & Craig Chrissinger
(“The Future Is Now: 2019 Is History” Theme! Eighth year at Marriott Uptown, five track programming. Four days after the Irish WorldCon, one weekend after the 1st NM Comic Expo. Attendance: 717. Con sponsors screening of Blade Runner at Guild Cinema in early August. Donated $1,500 to charity, including the Williamson Library Collection at ENMU, and the Roadrunner Food Bank.)
Bubonicon 50August 24-26, 2018
Guests of Honor: John Scalzi & Mary Robinette Kowal. Artist Guest: Eric Velhagen. Toastmaster: Lee Moyer. Science Speaker:Dr. Russell Morton of UNM.
Co-Chairs: Caci Cooper & Craig Chrissinger
(“The Golden Age of Science Fiction” Theme! Victor Milan memorialized. Seventh year at Marriott Uptown, five track programming. Four days after the San Jose Worldcon. Attendance: 805. Donated $2,500 to charity, including the Williamson Library Collection at Eastern NM University and the Roadrunner Food Bank, plus the ABQ Public Library Foundation and NM PBS.)
Bubonicon 49August 25-27, 2017
Guests of Honor: C.J. Cherryh & Sherwood Smith. Artist Guest: Elizabeth Leggett. Toastmaster: Ursula Vernon. Science Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Kitts.
Co-Chairs: Caci Cooper & Craig Chrissinger
(“Back In Time” [Time Travel] Theme! Sixth year at Marriott Uptown, five track programming. Twelve days after the Helsinki Worldcon. Charity Auction staff dresses up MST3K style. Donated shirts, socks & underwear to Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. Attendance: 752. Donated $4,000 to charity, including the Williamson Library Collection and the Roadrunner Food Bank, plus the ABQ Public Library Foundation, New Mexico PBS, and the American Red Cross.)
Bubonicon 48August 26-28, 2016
Guests of Honor: Rachel Caine & David Gerrold. Artist Guest: Lee Moyer. Toastmaster: Joe R. Lansdale. Science Speaker: Shuttle astronaut Sid M. Gutierrez.
Co-Chairs: Caci Cooper & Craig Chrissinger
(“Rockets, Robots & Rayguns” Theme! Fifth year at Marriott Uptown, five track programming. One week after the Kansas City Worldcon. Charity Auction staff dresses up in “late-night/gothic” theme. Con sponsors screening of Lansdale’s Bubba Ho-Tep at Guild Cinema in early August. Attendance: 751. Donated $6,000 to charity.)
Bubonicon 47August 28-30, 2015
Guests of Honor: Tamora Pierce & Catherynne M. Valente. Artist Guest: Ruth Sanderson. Toastmistress: Mary Robinette Kowal. Science Speaker: Benjamin Radford.
Co-Chairs: Caci Cooper & Craig Chrissinger
(“Women of Wonder” Theme! Fourth year at Marriott Uptown, five track programming. One week after the Spokane Worldcon. George RR Martin shadowed by CBS Sunday Morning camera team on Saturday. John Picacio participates & presents Loteria game. Attendance: 935. Donated $6,000 to charity.)
Bubonicon 46August 1-3, 2014
Guests of Honor: Jack Campbell & Cherie Priest. Artist Guest: Darla Hallmark. Toastmaster: Steven Gould. Science Speaker: Dr. Courtney Willis.
Co-Chairs: Caci Cooper & Craig Chrissinger
(Sidekicks & Minions Theme! Third year at Marriott Uptown, five track programming. Three weeks early due to London Worldcon & Dublin Eurocon. Ernest Cline & Stephen R. Donaldson participate. Attendance: 660. Donated $5,000 to charity.)
Bubonicon 45August 23-25, 2013
Guests of Honor: Tim Powers & Brent Weeks. Artist Guest: Alan F. Beck. Toastmistress: Diana Rowland. Science Speaker: Dr. Catherine Plesko.
Co-Chairs: Kristen Dorland & Craig Chrissinger
(Superstitions Theme! Second year at Marriott Uptown, five track programming. Attendance: 980. Donated $4,750 to charity.)
Bubonicon 44August 24-26, 2012
Guest of Honor: Brandon Sanderson. Artist Guest: Ursula Vernon. Toastmaster: Michael Cassutt. Science Speaker: Loretta Hall.
Co-Chairs: Kristen Dorland & Craig Chrissinger
(Mayan-Apocalypse Theme! First year at ABQ Marriott Uptown, five track programming. Last year of Genre Cereal Bowl. Attendance: 834. Donated $3,500 to charity.)
Bubonicon 43August 26-28, 2011
Guest of Honor: Stephen Leigh. Artist Guest: John Picacio
Toastmaster: Ian Tregillis. Science Speaker: Maria Lane of UNM.
Co-Chairs: Kristen Dorland & Craig Chrissinger
(Steampunk Theme! Airport Hotel becomes a Sheraton, and we move programming rooms around. Jessica Coyle’s first year as Green Slime Mistress. Attendance: 722. Donated $3,000 to charity.)
Bubonicon 42August 27-29, 2010
Guest of Honor: Peter David. Artist Guest: Sarah Clemens
Toastmaster: Mario Acevedo. Science Speaker: Lisa Ice.
Co-Chairs: Kristen Dorland & Craig Chrissinger
(“Hitchhiker’s Guide” Theme! Hotel under major renovations during convention. Pan-Galactic Gargleblaster contest. Kathy K. Kubica’s last year as Green Slime Mistress. Attendance: 643. Donated $750 to charity.)
Bubonicon 41August 28-30, 2009
Guest of Honor: Michael Cassutt. Artist Guest: Peri Charlifu
Toastmistress: Carrie Vaughn. Science Speaker: Dr. O’Dean Judd.
Co-Chairs: Kristen Dorland & Craig Chrissinger
(“Everything’s Better with Zombies” Theme! Four-track programming; first use of Vista Norte Room. Attendance: 637)
Bubonicon 40August 22-24, 2008
Guest of Honor: David Weber. Artist Guest: Bob Eggleton
Toastmaster: Daniel Abraham. Science Speaker: Dr. Larry S. Crumpler.
Co-Chairs: Kristen Dorland & Craig Chrissinger
(Year of the Rat theme. Jack Speer memorialized. Four-track programming! Attendance: 537)
Bubonicon 39August 24-26, 2007
Guest of Honor: Vernor Vinge. Artist Guest: William Stout
Toastmaster: Jane Lindskold. Science Speaker: David Thomas.
Con Chair: Kristen Dorland
(Fred Saberhagen & Jack Williamson memorialized. Final year of first contract with Wyndham. Attendance: 525)
Bubonicon 38August 18-20, 2006
Guest of Honor: Ben Bova. Co-Toastmasters: Cathleen Cogswell & David Mattingly. Artist GoH: Kathleen Lowe. Science Speaker: Dr. Penny Boston.
Con Chair: Craig Chrissinger
(B38 early since LA Worldcon is one week early. Attendance: 478)
Bubonicon 37August 26-28, 2005
Guest of Honor: Stephen R. Donaldson. Artist GoH: Mark Ferrari. Toastmaster: Jack McDevitt. Con Chair: Craig Chrissinger
(Weekend before Seattle NASFiC. Saturday Night Dance revived. Attendance: 504)
Bubonicon 36August 27-29, 2004
GoH: Connie Willis. Artist GoH: David Mattingly. TM: Gardner Dozois. Con Chair: Craig Chrissinger
(First convention at Wyndham Airport Hotel. Attendance: 483)
Bubonicon 35August 22-24, 2003
GoH: Charles de Lint. Artist GoH: Charles Vess. TM: Melinda Snodgrass. Con Chair: Craig Chrissinger
(Space Pirates theme. First Bubonicon to break 400 attendance. Roy Tackett memorialized. Attendance: 461)
Bubonicon 34August 23-25, 2002
GoH: Esther Friesner. Artist GoH: Joe Tucciarone. TMs: Spider & Jeanne Robinson.Con Chair: Craig Chrissinger.
(First EDP film block “Science Bastard”. Chad Lundgren substitutes as Green Slime Master. Attendance: 340)
Bubonicon 33August 24-26, 2001
GoH: Sarah Zettel. Artist GoH: Lee Seed. TM: S.M. Stirling. Con Chair: Craig Chrissinger.
(Saturday Dance last held. Attendance: 315)
Bubonicon 32August 25-27, 2000
GoH: Walter Jon Williams. Artist GoH: Lela Dowling. TM: Mary Ann Cornett. Con Chair: Craig Chrissinger.
(Attendance: 316)
Bubonicon 31August 20-22, 1999
GoH: Jack McDevitt. Artist GoH: Lubov. TM: David Martin/ Co-Chairs: Greg Herring & Craig Chrissinger.
(Kathy Kelley-Kubica begins reign as Green Slime Mistress. Attendance: 260)
Bubonicon 30August 28-30, 1998
GoHs: Robert J. Sawyer, Jane Lindskold. Artist GoH: David Martin. TM: John E. Stith.Con Chair: Marian Skupski. Assistants: Greg Herring & Craig Chrissinger.
(Roy Buergi’s final time as Green Slime Master. Attendance: 252)
Bubonicon 29August 22-24, 1997
GoH: John Barnes. Artist GoH: Joy Marie Ledet (in absentia). TM: Wil McCarthy. Con Chair: Marian Skupski. Assistants: Greg Herring & Craig Chrissinger.
(Attendance: 278)
Bubonicon 28August 23-25, 1996
GoH: Dennis McKiernan. Artist GoH: Snail Scott. TM: Gordon Garb
(Patty Vardeman and Arlene Johnston eulogized. Last year of films being shown both Friday and Saturday evenings)
Bubonicon 27August 11-13, 1995 (early)
GoH: Harry Turtledove. Artist GoH: Martin Cameron. TM: Simon Hawke. Media Guest: Rick Sternbach.
(Roger Zelazny eulogized)
Bubonicon 26August 26-28, 1994
GoH: Michael Stackpole. Artist GoH: Liz Danforth. TM: Simon Hawke
(Jennifer Roberson appears as the “Mystery Guest”. Attendance: 330)
Bubonicon 25August 20-22, 1993
GoHs: Kevin J. Anderson, Robert C. Cornett. Artist GoH: Ann Marie Eastburn. TM: Robert Vardeman
(First con at Howard Johnson East, 11-year run)
Bubonicon 24August 14-16, 1992 (early)
GoH: Thorarinn Gunnarsson. Artist GoH: Dell Harris
(Roy Buergi becomes Green Slime Master. First time Saturday Night Dance held. Con held at Ramada Inn)
Bubonicon 23August 23-25, 1991
GoH: Simon Hawke. Artist GoH: Alan Gutierrez. TM: Arlan Andrews Sr.
(Roy Tackett’s final time as Green Slime Master. Con held at the Four Seasons for final time)
Bubonicon 22August 24-26, 1990
GoH: Jennifer Roberson. Artist GoH: Harry O. Morris. TM: Roy Tackett.
Con Chair: Craig Chrissinger (first time)
(First appearance of Gaming space. First Genre Cereal Bowl held. Attendance: 259)
Bubonicon 21August 25-27, 1989
GoH: Melinda Snodgrass. Artist GoH: Marc Davis. TM: Victor Milán.
Con Chair: Chris Key
Bubonicon 20August 26-28, 1988
GoH: John E. Stith. Artist GoH: Geoffrey C. Everts Toastmaster: Jack Speer
Con Chair: Von Sagrillo
(Con held at the Four Seasons for the first time)
Bubonicon 19August 28-30, 1987
GoH: Parke Godwin. Artist GoH: Joan Hanke-Woods. TM: Robert Vardeman
Con Chair: Jodi Stinebaugh
(Held at the Ramada Classic. First year of having an Artist GoH. Attendance: 276)
Bubonicon 18August 22-24, 1986
GoH: George RR Martin Toastmaster: Gordon Garb
Con Chair: Jodi Stinebaugh
(Auctioneer: Robert Vardeman. Held at the Ramada Inn. Attendance: 215)
Bubonicon 17August 23-25, 1985
GoH: Fred Saberhagen. TM: Gordon Garb (in absentia, appeared via videotapes)
(Held at the Red Carpet Inn. Attendance: 234)
Bubonicon 16August 24-26, 1984
GoH: Spider & Jeanne Robinson. TM: Gordon Garb Auctioneer: Bob Vardeman
(Held at the Shalako Motor Inn after the original hotel closed 10 days before the con. Attendance: 214)
Bubonicon 15August 26-28, 1983
GoH: Jack Williamson Toastmaster: Gordon Garb
(Held at the Mountain View Inn. Attendance: 144)
Bubonicon 14August 27-29, 1982
GoH: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Toastmaster: Gordon Garb
(Fan Guest: Takumi Shibano. Art Show returns to Bubonicon. Most controversial Guest of Honor. Held at the Winrock Inn. Attendance: 137)
Bubonicon 13August 28-30, 1981
GoH: Roger Zelazny Toastmaster: Gordon Garb
(Zelazny’s famous “Chicken Effect” speech, editor Ellen Datlow attends)
Bubonicon 121980
GoH: C.J. Cherryh Toastmaster: Gordon Garb
Con Chair: Dennis Virzi
Bubonicon 111979
GoH: Orson Scott Card
Bubonicon 101978
GoH: Gordon R. Dickson
(The Green Slime is shown)
Bubonicon 91977
GoH: Gordon Eklund
Bubonicon 81976
GoH: Bill Rotsler
(First Green Slime Awards presented, attendance 75.)
Bubonicon 71975
GoH: Ed Bryant
Bubonicon 61974
GoH: F.M. Busby Fan Guest: Leigh Edmonds
Bubonicon 51973
GoH: Robert Silverberg Fan Guest: Jack Speer
(Perry Rodent adopted as mascot. First Bubonicon to break 100 people in attendance.)
Bubonicon 41972
GoH: Ted White Fan Guest: Mike Glicksohn
First Art Show held. First Pre-Con Party held.
Bubonicon 31971 – fliers still refer to “NewMexicon”
GoH: Jack Williamson (in absentia)
(First year of “Bubonicon” name, created by Bob Vardeman, first dealers room.)
Bubonicon 21970 – Held as “NewMexicon”
GoH: Don Wollheim
Bubonicon 11969 – Held as “NewMexicon”
GoH: Caz Cazzedus, Don Wollheim
(Held at Bella Vista Restaurant, attendance was 20.)

BUBONICON 46 – 2014

BUBONICON 46 WAS THIS PAST AUGUST! Thank you all for your assistance, support and presence in early August 2014! We had approximately 660 members in all – a little down, but not surprising since we were three weeks early. It still was successful, with good business in auctions and the art show for our 3rd time at the Albuq Marriott Uptown. People seemed to bring their “Sidekicks and Minions” to celebrate the theme and welcome Jack Campbell and Cherie Priest. We were also excited by special appearances by Stephen R. Donaldson and Ernest Cline!
ART SHOW had more than $9,000 total sales from 45 artists, and 40% of all artwork was sold!
GREEN SLIME AWARDS: Wretched winners included I, Frankenstein for film, Bermuda Tentacles for the SyFy Channel, Star-Crossed for broadcast TV, and Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex & Livia by Kendall & Kylie Jenner for novel.
COSTUME CONTEST: Best in Show went to “Steampunk Elepheba & Her Minion, the Clockwork Monkey” by Geneva Schult & Leah Ransom; Best Use of the Sidekick & Minion Theme went to “Spielberg and the Redshirts” by Brian Grossman, Stina Branson, Caitlin Grabarek & Tony Cramer; and Best Judges’ Bribe went to “Wicked LuLu and Pix” by Anna & Arya McKibben.
BUBONICON 46 gave a total of $5,000 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, the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation and New Mexico PBS.

BUBONICON 45 – 2013

Thank you all for your assistance, support and presence in August 2013! We had approximately 980 members in all – making it our largest convention to date. It was very successful, with good business in auctions and the art show for the 2nd time at the Albuq Marriott Uptown. People seemed to bring their lucky charms and not worry about the “Superstitions” theme.
ART SHOW had more than $11,500 total sales from 47 artists, and 49% of all displayed artwork (not in the print shop) was sold!
GREEN SLIME AWARDS: Wretched winners included After Earth for film, Chupacabra vs the Alamo for the SyFy Channel, and Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons for novel.
COSTUME CONTEST: Best in Show went to “The Grim Reaper” by Ken Coombes; Best Presentation went to “Lucky Gets Lucky” by Leah Ransom & Geneva Schult; and Best Superstitious Theme went to “La Llorona” by Jackie Coombes.

BUBONICON 45 gave a total of $4,750 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, the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation (for the North Valley Library), St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (copper theft relief) and New Mexico PBS.

BUBONICON 44 – 2012

Thank you all for your assistance, support and presence in August 2012! We had approximately 834 members in all. 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.

BUBONICON 43 – 2011

Thank you all for your assistance, support and presence in August 2011! We had approximately 722 members in all – our largest convention at the time. It was very successful, with good business in auctions and the art show our last year at the Albuquerque Sheraton Airport Hotel. People really had fun with the “Steampunk” theme.
BUBONICON 43 was able to give a total of $3,000 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 the American Red Cross.

BUBONICON 42 – 2010

Thank you all for your assistance, support and presence in August 2010! We had approximately 643 members in all. It was very successful, with closer-to-normal bids in auctions and the art show. People really enjoyed themselves for “Life, the Universe and Everything.”
BUBONICON 42 was able to give a total of $750 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 the Watermelon Mountain Ranch animal rescue.

BUBONICON 41 – 2009

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.

BUBONICON 41 ATTENDANCE: 637

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

COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS

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)

GREEN SLIME AWARD WINNERS

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”)

2009 PARTICIPANTS WERE

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.
CANCELLATIONS:
Bruce D. Arthurs, Ben Bova, Terry England and John Pelan. Hopefully next year, guys! Take care until then…

BENEFICIARIES:

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.

SATURDAY’S 2009 THEME:

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!

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