MediaWest*Con -- The 26th Wonder of the World, May 26-29, 2006

MediaWest*Con 26 -- May 26-29, 2006

MediaWest*Kong, er, Con has been called the 500 pound gorilla of SF/Media cons, so this year MediaWest*Con 26 (May 26-29, 2006) went ape and celebrated lost worlds and the fantastic creatures that inhabit them.

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 usual monkey business: 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 26 was held in Lansing, Michigan on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29, 2006. As always, programming was determined by member input and participation.

Fandoms represented in programming at MW*C 26 included 24, Alias Smith & Jones, Angel, Anime, Battlestar Galactica, Bones, Boston Legal, Brokeback Mountain, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Chronicles of Narnia, Cold Case, CSI/Miami/NY, Doc Savage, Doctor Who, ER, Fantastic 4, Firefly/Serenity, Neil Gaiman, Ghost Whisperer, Harry Potter, Horatrio Hornblower, House, John Doe, Kim Possible, Lord Of The Rings, Lost, Anne & Todd MacCaffrey/Pern, Magnificent 7, Man from UNCLE, Medium, Monk, NASA, NCIS, Andre Norton, Numb3rs, Phantom of the Opera, Pirates of the Caribbean, Real Ghostbusters, Runescape, Sentinel, Smallville, Star Trek, Stargate SG-1/Atlantis, Star Wars, Starsky & Hutch, Supernatural, Underworld, Veronica Mars, West Wing, Wild Wild West, Without a Trace, World of Warcraft, Xena: Warrior Princess, X-Men, and more.

Fan Q

Click here for info on the Fan Quality Awards, including 2006 Fan Q Award winners.

SF/Media Fan Fund

Thanks to everyone who donated items for the Fan Fund auction!

Due to a lack of nominations, there was no 2006 SF/Media Fan Fund recipient.

Click here for more Fan Fund info. Support the Fan Fund!

Fannish Video

Click here for Fannish Video Competition info, including 2006 Fannish Video Competition Awards.

Art Show Awards

By Popular Vote

Best In Show: Once Upon A Time, In Your Wildest Dreams by Suzan Lovett

Best SF: Purple Passion by John Kauffman

Best Fantasy: Peacock Carousel by Heather Bruton

Best 3-D: Fractured by Leah Rosenthal & Ann Wortham

Best Critter: The New Seeker by Jesse McClain

Best Needlework: Celtic Beaded Bag by Vicki Burke

Best Glass: Fawkes Flies Again by CascadePD

Best Cartoon: Dial 1-800-HOBBIT by Leah Rosenthal

Best Portrait: The Doctor's In! by Jesse McClain

Best Jewelry: A Pirate's Life by Pat Leslie

Best Investigator: Goth Tech by Jesse McClain

Best Horror: Dark Embrace by Barbara Fister-Liltz

2 Cute 2 Live: Dream Girl by Karen River

Masquerade Awards

Recurring Nightmare

Best In Show:

Recurring Nightmare -- Julie Garner & Ashley Harp

Cameron Vampire

Best Young Fan:

Cameran Vampire -- Cameran Hayden

Going to the Opera -- Coruscant

Best Workmanship:

Going to the Opera: Coruscant -- Bernadette M. Crumb

Girls of Serenity vs. The Alliance

Award for No Animals Harmed in the Making of this Production


Audience Choice Award:

The Girls of Serenity vs. The Alliance -- Samantha Powell, Nola Thompson, Kelly Lowrey, Victoria Gold, Maxwell Powell, Salem Powell, Alex & Brian Kaempler

Barbie's Dream Date

Official Con Mascot Award:

Barbie's Dream Date -- Peter Cooper


Best Still Looking Good After All These Years:

Lepercorn -- Brenda Gasahl

Best Use of Outsourcing: It's So Hard To Find Good Help These Days -- Audrey Lynne & Stephanie White

Best Nostalgic: Mrs. Bunny -- M'Jit

Best Use of a Stargate in a Sports Event: Hogwarts ROTC -- Kelly, Karl, & Paula

Best Moves by a Wizard Without Using Magic: Schmendrick and Molly Get It On -- Ron Maxwell & Erika Hayden

Most Unorthodox Use of the Force: The Ultimate Negotiator -- Lady Ana

Least Likely to be Suspected of Being Armed: Langley of the Lone Gunman -- Heather Zastawnik

Best Use of Servent: Queen of Air and Darkness and Manservant -- Alyssa & Jaren Bane

Audience Choice Raffle: Ann Beetem

MW*C 26 Door Decoration Awards

Best In Show: Hurley's Revenge

Best In Show: Hurley's Revenge (Lost) -- Room 401
Sue Glasgow, Carol Kohn, Sophia Mulvey, Karen Travers, Carol Yavelak

Best Single Fandom:
Welcome to Skull Island (King Kong) -- Room 545
Siouxsie Sherman

Best Multi Fandom:
Sweet Meat Candies (Multi) -- Room 478
Janet Zitzka, Gayle Markus

Best Humor:
M & M Personalities (Star Wars, M&Ms, Chocolate) -- Room 505
MJ Frank, Sharon Wisdom, Janice Bilby

Best Crossover:
Barscape: Hot Men. Cold Beer. (Multi) -- Room 367
Dani Lane, Marta Christjansen, Susan Hall

Best Multi Character:
"Con" Star-lation (Multi) -- Room 301
Linnese Dawe, Nathan Dawe, Rob Dawe, John Dougherty

Best Romance:
Gone Fishing (Stargate SG-1) -- Room 472
Sue Corkill, Lisa Woolley, Denise Petet

Honorable Mentions:

What's Your Sign? (Multi) -- Room 315
Rebecca Wilson

Da Vinci Toad (Multi) -- Room 408
Tom Howard, Paula Seals, Candy Pulleine, Jill Jacobs

Brokeback Ranch (Brokeback Mountain) -- Room 479
Susan Moore, Bertha Trusdell

This official MediaWest*Con page was updated June 5, 2010


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