MediaWest*Con 29, May 22-25, 2009, The Fannish Frontier

MediaWest*Con 29 -- May 22-25, 2009 --The Fannish Frontier

These are the voyages of the fanship MediaWest*Con. Our twenty-ninth year mission: to explore strange new multiverses, to seek out new 'zines, new fandomizations, to boldly go where no fan has gone before!  Or at least where we've been going since 1978...

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 29 was held in Lansing, Michigan on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, 2009. As always, programming was determined by member input and participation. 

Fandoms represented in programming at MW*C 29 included 24, Amelia Peabody, Babylon 5, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, Battlestar Galactica/Caprica, Big Bang Theory, Blogging/Twitter/Facebook/LiveJournal, Bones, Buffy, Boston Legal, Burn Notice, CSI, Castle, Dark Hunter/Sherrilyn Kenyon, Discworld, Doctor Who/Torchwood/Sara Jane Adventures, Dollhouse, Due South, Fanzines/FanFic, Firefly, Ghost Whisperer, Ghostbusters, Harry Potter, Heroes, The Hobbitt, In Death/JD Robb, Life, Life on Mars, LOTR, Lost, Magnificent 7, Medium, NCIS, Numb3rs, Pern/Andre Norton, Queen's Darkness/Laurell K Hamilton, Sentinel, Smallville, Star Trek, Star Wars, Starsky & Hutch, Stargate SG1/Atlantis, Supernatural, Temeraire/Naomi Novik, True Blood, Twilight, UNCLE, Vidding, Watchmen, X Files, and more.

Fan Q

Click here for info on the Fan Quality Awards.

SF/Media Fan Fund

The 2009 Fan Fund winner is Barbara (Leanna) O'Rourke-Drake.

Click here for 2010 Fan Fund nomination form. Support the Fan Fund!

Art Show

Art Show Awards
By Popular Vote

Best In Show: And All The Days In Between by Suzan Lovett
Best SF: Spock by Lorraine Brevig
Best Fanstasy: Mysterious Barricades by Nicole Pelligrini
Best 3-D: Van Wolfsing by The Teddy Lady
Best Critter: Spirit Guide: Horse by Karen River
Best Needlework: The Fandom Strikes Back Quilt by Seth Cutts & Gail Felipe
Best Glass: Toast to the Past by 3D budd
Best Cartoon: Good Mouse Keeping by Leah Rosenthal
Best Portrait (tie): Aboriginal Magick by Jesse McClain/Dear Abby by Kate Nuernberg
Best Jewelry (tie): Do You Speak Parce by Inanna Fauver/Galaxy by Inanna Fauver
Best Investigator: Tortured Soul by Montana
Best Horror: Saving Dean by Barbara Nice-Miller
2 Cute 2 Live (tie): Green Eyes by Jesse McClain/Annie Mae by Karen River


MW*C 29 Masquerade

Best In Show
The Everything's Better in the Original Russian Award
Memories of the Motherland
June Edewards, Angela Varesano, Lyn Burgess

Silent But Deadly Award
The Closet? Monsters?
Kelly Lowrey

If It's The End of the World, At Least I'll Die Laughing Award
Audience Choice
Dean's Angel
Peter Cooper

The Oh No Not Again Award
Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Ken Keisel

The Quiet Elegance Award
12th Century Lady
Bev Grant

The Duck Award
Castle Flasher
Chris Kashavsky

The Great Scott Award
Yet Another Star Trek
Brenda Gasahl

Door Decoration Awards

Rules of the Road
Best In Show
282 Rules of the Road
Kelly Wood & Terri Thomas
Supernatural & Hardy Boys
Who & You
Best Multi-Character
401 Who & You
Carol Kohn, Sue Glasgow, Sophia Mulvey, Karen Travers, Carol Yavelak
Dr Who
To Boldly Go...
Best Use of Theme
316 To Boldly Go...
Linda K James & Richard Sacks-Wilner
Star Trek
The Best Job in the World
Best Single Fandom
482 The Best Job in the World
Rachel Hughes, Kay Kucharik, Mary Mousseau, Lorrain Anderson
Stargate SG1
To Boldly Go
Best Science Fiction
277 To Boldly Go
Title Unknown
Best Humor
331 (title unknown)
Stargate Atlantis
10 Words or Less
Best Interactive
419 Fan Fiction: 10 Words or Less
Daniel Hee
Pink Flamingos
Best Slash
478 Pink Flamingos
Jean Thrower & Melissa Mastoris
Boston Legal
Lordy Lordy Look Who's 40
Best Pop Culture
228 Lordy Lordy Look Who's 40
Terri Volpe & Katherine Som
Honorable Mention
Judges Favorites
451 Fannish Vanity Plates, Mary Loye, Multi-fandom
250 USS Theban Band, Mag 7 Saloon, Multi-fandom
Scorekeeper's Favorite
302 MW*C Overflow Parking, MS Frank, Sharon Wisdom, Janice Bilby, Multi-fandom

Fannish Video

There were not enough entries for a competition this year. 

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

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