MediaWest*Con 23, School of Fancraft & Zine-EDry, May 23-26, 2003

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, SF/Media 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; a form for suggesting topics will be included in a future Progress Report. Programming is intended for an adult audience; we do not censor adult themes in panel topics or in the Art Show. We have no official guests. The name MediaWest*Con is a service mark of MediaWest*Con.




Once again, MediaWest*Con 23 was held in Lansing, Michigan on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26, 2003.

Fandoms represented in panels included 24, Douglas Adams, Alias Smith & Jones, Alias, Gerry Anderson, Angel, Anime/Miyazaki, Birds of Prey, Black Adder, James Bond, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI, CSI/Miami, Daredevil, Darkover (Marion Zimmer Bradley), Dead Zone, Dinotopia, Doctor Who, Due South, Enterprise, Firefly, Highlander, John Doe, Harry Potter, Knight Rider, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Lord of the Rings, Magnificent 7, Man From UNCLE, Mutant X, Andre Norton, Oz (HBO), Quantum Leap, Queer as Folk, Rat Patrol, Real Ghostbusters, Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, Sentinel, Shadowchasers, Sherlock Holmes, Smallville, Star Cops, Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Stargate SG-1, Starsky & Hutch, Star Wars, West Wing, Wild Wild West, Without a Trace, Xena: Warrior Princess, X-Files, X-Men, and more.

MW*C 23 Program Book


Fan Q

Click here for info on the 2003 Fan Quality Awards.


SF/Media Fan Fund

The winners (tie!) of the 2003 SF/Media fan Fund are Jean Coleman and Jean Thrower. Both attended MW*C 23.

Click here for more info. Support the Fan Fund!


Fannish Video

Click here for Fannish Video Competition info.


Art Show Awards

By Popular Vote

Best SF: Superior Intellect by Jesse McClain

Best Fantasy: Dragon Egg by John E. Kaufman

Best 3-D: Moonwolf Box by Anne Sanderson

Best Critter: Spirit Guide: Cat by Karen River

Best Needlework: Dr. Daniel Jackson by Martha Peplinski

Best Glass: Dragon by Stephanie Bayne

Best Cartoon: Victorians' Secret by Mike Cole

Best Portrait: Let's Hunt Some Orc by Jesse McClain

Best Jewelry: Earth by Heather Melville

Best Investigator: In Search of Answers by Jesse McClain

Best Horror: Burn by Suzan Lovett

2 Cute 2 Live: Targeting Systems Locked! by Jesse McClain

Best In Show: Be At Peace, Son of Gondor by Jesse McClain


Masquerade Awards

Judge: Leslie Danneberger

Potion Master

Best In Show:

The Potion Master -- June Edwards & Angela Verasano

Got Milk?

Audience Choice & Mad Cow (AKA Andre bad puns):

Got Milk? -- Peter Cooper

Dog Ho & His Tiny Bubbles Dancers

Best Young Fan:

Dog Ho & His Tiny Bubble Dancers -- Kelly Lowry, Samantha Powell, & Victoria Gold

Dark Jedi

Second Best In Show:

Dark Jedi -- Thomas M. Cason


Demon of the Year (& he gets Alderaan):

Aku -- Kenny J. Keisel

Britt Glitt

Sunglasses at Night:

Britt Glitt -- Kim Dyer

Barbie Ringwraith

'Cuz I'm a Blonde, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah:

Barbie Ringwraith -- Erika Frensley

Daniel Jackson

James T. Kirk/Girl In Every Port:

Daniel Jackson -- David Wootan

Consort of Death

Dead Head:

Consort of Death -- Brenda Gasahl

Any Fett

Too Many to Separate at Birth:

Any Fett, the Bounty Hunter -- Laura Wootan

Hobbit of the Shire

1 Free Pass Throught the Stargate:

Violet Small, a Hobbit of the Shire -- Patti Benson

Mommy Jedi & Padawan

Most to Say:

Mommy Jedi & Baby Padawan -- Dr. Beth & Little Alexander


Not Separated at Birth Soon Enough:

Sisters -- Paula & Tin D'Ahg

Nick Knight Nick Knight

Donut, er, Cop of the Year:

Nick Knight Throughout the Ages/Metro Homicide -- Lorick Blackthorn

Killer Kilt

The Whole 9 Yards:

Killer Kilt (Have You Sen Those Pleats?) -- Karl Etheridge

Mary Sue

Boot to the Head:

Mary Sue alias The Flasher -- Beth Gtreen

Lost Lost

Where Did We Park the Starship:

Lost -- Kelly Dwyer & Adrain Bass

 Just Can't Get It Together:

Denizen of the Deep -- Lauren Keeper


2003 Door Decoration Contest Winners

Sponsored by Prydonians of Prynceton

Best In Show

The Stargate

Terri Thomas, Kelly Wood, Kathy Smith, Laura Thomas, David Wootan


Funniest Door

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Vicky Loebel

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Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

First Prize

The Stargate

Terri Thomas, Kelly Wood, Kathy Smith, Laura Thomas, David Wootan

Second Prize

Barad-Door! -- Susan Bartholomew

Third Prize

Slayer Training Sessions -- Sophia Mulvey, Karen Travers, Sue Glasgow, Carol Koh

Non-Science Fiction

First Prize

Crime Scene Investigations with Forensic Data

Judi Chadwell and Kathy Luther

CSI with Forensic Data

Second Prize

The Marauders' Map -- Jenn Bills

Third Prize

Meow Spoken Here -- Karen Pauli, Mary Wendland

Media Personality/Other

First Prize

The Features of Great Partnerships

Blue Starsky

Features of Grest Partnerships

Second Prize

4 Girls, 26 Fandoms, and a Scrapbook Store -- Elspeth, Catherfina, Walks-with-cellphone, Marigold

Third Prize (tie)

Walking in the Sky -- Bast and Anne Logston

Remembering -- Linda K. James


This official MediaWest*Con page was updated May 31, 2003



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