One small step for a fan, one giant leap for Fankind...

We came in peace for all Fankind

T'Kuhtian Clipper crashed in Moon's eye


MAY 28-31, 1999

30 years after man first set foot on the moon, MediaWest*Con 19 salutes the lunacy of those who dared to imagine the possibilities of spaceflight in fiction and reality -- from the earth to the moon, and beyond.

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MediaWest*Con is the definitive gathering of SF/Media fandom, held each Memorial Day Weekend in Lansing Michigan.  MediaWest*Con is sponsored by T'Kuhtian Press as a celebration of the diversity of SF/Media fandom, run by fans, for fans, and is staffed entirely by volunteers.  MediaWest*Con traditionally features the Art Show and Auction, Fanzine Reading Room. Fannish Videos, Masquerade, Dealers' Room, Fan Fund, Fan Quality Awards, a Con Suite (AKA Hospitality Suite) and a Party Suite, and many, many panels on a wide variety of topics representing many areas of interest;  programming is determined by member input and participation.  We have no official guests.  The name MediaWest*Con is a service mark of MediaWest*Con.

Once again, MediaWest*Con 19 was held in Lansing, Michigan on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-31, 1999. As always, programming was determined by member input and participation.



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Fandoms represented by panels at MW*C 19 included Airwolf, Alien Nation, Ally McBeal, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Beauty & the Beast, Blake's 7, Brimstone, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Crow:  Stairway to Heaven, Dr. Who, Due South, Early Edition, Earth:  Final Conflict, Emergency, ER, Farscape, Forever Knight, Hercules:  The Legendary Journeys, Highlander, Horatio Hornblower, Kung Fu:  The Legend Continues, La Femme Nikita, Lord of the Rings, Magnificent 7, Man from UNCLE, Miami Vice, Millenium, Modesty Blaise, Pokemon, Poltergeist:  The Legacy, Pretender, Prey, Professionals, Quantum Leap, Rat Patrtol, Real Ghostbusters, Red Dwarf,  Rocky & Bullwinkle, Sentinel, Shadowchasers, Silk Stalkings, South Park, Stargate-SG1, Starsy & Hutch, Starman, Star Trek, Star Wars, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Vengence Unlimited, Xena:  Warrior Princess, X-Files and Zorro.

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SF/Media Fan Fund

Carolyn Golledge was the winner of the 1999 Fan Fund.  She attended MW*C 19.

The Fan Fund needs your participation!  Click here for more info.

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Fan Quality Awards

The Fan Q winners list is available through the Fan Q page.

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Art Show Awards

(Popular Vote)

Best In Show:  Epic by Frank V. Liltz

Science Fiction:  Epic by Frank V. Liltz

Fantasy:  Snow Maidens by Heather Bruton

Detective:  The Divine Mister Holmes by Barbara Fister-Liltz

Secret Agent:  So They're the Other Guys by Warren Oddsson

Animation:  Bunnylon 5 by Lar deSouza

Humor:  Calvin Skywalker by Lar deSouza

3-D:  Noah's Ark by Butch Honeck

Fabric:  Wizard by Linda Jeffrey

Western:  Sunset Pride by Lucy Seaman

Horror:  Dark Shadows -- Barnabas by Michael Cole

Portrait:  The Calm & the Storm;  the Wisdom of Age & the Passion of Youth by Jesse McClain

Critter:  Robin of Loxitane by Ursula Sandmann

Too Cute to Live:  Feroceously Cute by Barbara Fister-Liltz

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Door Decoration Contest Winners

Best In Show:  Jedi Legacy by June M. Edwards

Best in Show Door

Funniest Door: Zine Wars by Christina Getrost

Funniest Door

Science Fiction

Five Star Theatre

First Prize: Five Star Theatre Presents Star Wars Episode I The Fandom Menace by Janet Schmidt

Second Prize: Jedi Legacy by June M. Edwards

Third Prize: Quickenings R Us by Sophia Mulvey, Karen Travers, Sue Glasgow

Non-Science Fiction

Baker Street Bottlecap Wordsearch

First Prize: Baker Street Bottlecap Wordsearch by B. Bills, J. DeBeneditto

Second Prize: In Case of Emergency by Linda Jeffrey

Third Prize: Caed Mile Failte (A Thousand Welcomes) by Becky Mock, Kathy Condon

Media Personality/Other

Cyphre Voudou Bayou of New Orleans

First Prize: Cyphre Voudou Bayou of New Orleans by La Krewe de la Cinema

Second Prize: The W-Files: Where Are They Now? by Kris Manning, Sue Vandalen

Third Prize: The Slash Game by Gena Fisher

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MW*C 1999 Masquerade

Best Of Show: The Queen's Wardrobe -- Bernadette M. Crumb, Christine Krebs-Bonder

A Boy and His Dog

Way Cute Award: A Boy and His Dog -- T.M.Cason, Kwlly Jeanette Aurora Lowrey Kelly

Sorceror A Prentiss

Best Standup: Sorceror A. Prentiss -- Peter Cooper

Best Purrr On Stage: Curiousity The Traveller -- Curiousity

MW*C 1999 Masquerade

Hat From Hell Award: Elizabeth's Alpha-World Persona, A.K.A. Psychowoman -- Elizabeth Wickes

Best Sibling Rivalry: Mary Suethor, the Pesky Younger Sister of  Hathor -- Erika Frensley

Best Imitation of a Tequila Sunrise: Padme, Handmaiden to Queen Amidala -- Christine Getrost

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This offical MediaWest*Con page was updated July 29, 2012

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