MediaWest*Con Episode 22 -- May 24-27, 2002


On September 11, 2001 the world changed. Like most people, we tried to comprehend the incomprehensible destruction and loss of life. And, like many, we were forced to reexamine our priorities. We know that putting on a convention isn't finding a cure for cancer, or solving world hunger, or anything seemingly important in the overall scheme of things. But over the years we have heard from many of you that MediaWest*Con has played a significant role, as a safe haven in troubled times, as a vacation destination, as a welcome respite from the work-a-day world. We have tried to create an atmosphere where SF/media fen can spend a weekend immersed in a wide variety of fannish activities, a place where diversity is the order of the day. If anything is to be learned from 9/11 it is that we need to celebrate the philosophy of IDIC, now more than ever.

In that spirit, we dedicate MW*C 22 to the continuing story, the sequel, the episodic, the multi-part story arc — in other words, To Be Continued...

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. Programming is determined by member input and participation. The name MediaWest*Con is a service mark of MediaWest*Con.




MediaWest*Con 22 was held in Lansing, Michigan on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, 2002.

Fandoms represented in panels included 10th Kingdom, 24, AI, Alias, Andromeda, Angel, Babylon 5, Buckaroo Banzai, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI, Demon Under Glass, Due South, Enterprise, Farscape, Harry Potter, Highlander, Horatio Hornblower, JAG, Jeremiah, Justice League, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Law & Order, Lord of the Rings, Magnificent 7, Man from UNCLE, Oz, Pern, Quantum Leap, Queer as Folk, Rat Patrol, Real Ghostbusters, Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, Sentinel, Sheena, Silk Stalkings, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, Six Feet Under, Smallville, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Starsky & Hutch, Star Wars, Titanic, V, West Wing, Wild Wild West, Xena, X-Files, X-Men, and more.


Fan Q

Click here for info on the Fan Quality Awards.


SF/Media Fan Fund

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Fannish Video

Click here for Fannish Video Competition info.


Art Show Awards

By Popular Vote

Best in Show: Mysterious Stranger by Jesse McClain

Science Fiction: Exodus by Lucy Seaman

Fantasy: Mysterious Stranger by Jesse McClain

Detective: Complex Mind by Jesse McCLain

Secret Agent: UNCLE by the late Warren Oddson

Animation: MIIB by Mike Cole

Humor: Porthos! by Mike Cole

3-D: Flying Machine by Butch & Susan Honeck

Fabric: Aragorn by Petra Berghof (Sapphire)

Western: Trail to Tascosa by Lucy Seaman

Horror: Akasha, Mother of All by Jesse McClain

Portrait: Mysterious Stranger by Jesse McClain

Critter: Spirit Guide: Lion by Karen River

Too Cute To Live: Got Oreos?  by Jesse McCLain


Masquerade Awards

Thanks to the Masquerade staff, and to judges Leslie D and Chris Demetral.

Thanks also to Galaxy DVD for providing prizes.

Best In Show: Emancipation Rebvisited -- Valene Kessler

Crouching Humans, Hidden Puppy: Scooby Gang, Under Cover -- Kelly Lowry, Samantha & Max Powell

Andre, You've Met Your Match:  Mugsy the Magnificent -- Peter Cooper

Best Use of a Natural Resource: One of the Family -- Sian Slade

Best Use of a Commercial Break: Xena, All Propped Up -- Beth Singer

Hooker, Line & Sinker:  Hobbit Hooker & Companion -- Erika Frensley & Mistoffelees

Separated at Birth: Nick Knight, Forever Knight -- Jim Plotner

Best Use of a Penguin: Gran Longbottom -- Cicatrice du Veritas

Best Scene Re-enactment: Destiny's Choice -- June Edwards & Angela Veresano

Best Workmanship/Original Creation: Wings -- Mart Allard

Best Use of a Fake Entrance: Looking for Mr. Windu -- Kelly Dwyer, Moe & Curly


Door Decoration Winners

The Burrow -- Weasley Family Fireplace

Best In Show: The Burrow - The Weasley Family Fireplace (Jennifer Bills & Bonnie Bills)

Funniest Door: Mon Marthma Stewart (Deborah Kittle)

Mon Martha Stewart

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

First Prize: The Burrow (Jennifer Bills & Bonnie Bills)

Receipt Wars

Second Prize: Receipt Wars (Linda K. James)

Third Prize: Mon Marthma Stewart (Deborah Kittle)

Non-Science Fiction

Steele Crazy After All These Years

First Prize: Steele Crazy After All These Years (Christina Getrost)

Second Prize: Guess the Caption (Nickovetch)

Third Prize: Dead at 13 (Leslie R., Ruth Bolton, Sarah Mathews)

Media Personality/Other

Fannish Tarot

First Prize: The Game of Triumphs and Tragedies -- A Fannish Tarot (Shehulk, Hayes)

Second Prize: Fanopoly (Janice Bilby, Ziggy)

Third Prize: Catch of the Day (Catherfinn, Elspeth, Marigold, Walks With Cellphone)


This official MediaWest*Con page was updated August 19, 2003



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