MediaWest*Con 31 Flavors of Fandom -- May 27-30, 2011

MediaWest*Con  31 -- May 27-30, 2011

31 Flavors of Fandom!

Have a cup or cone of your fannish favorites, sample the latest flavors, or indulge in a hot fudge sundae of multiverses. I scream, you scream, we all scream for -- well, you know...

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.  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.

Please share your photos of the con with us, for the website, weblog, and Post-Con Progress Report!  Good Masquerade pics are especially needed.

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Fandoms represented in MW*C 31 programming included Andre Norton, Being Human, Big Bang Theory, Boardwalk Empire, Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Caprica, Comics, Castle, Criminal Minds, CSI, Doctor Who, Donald Strachey Mysteries, Dresden Files, Eureka, Fandom, FanFic, Firefly, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Haven, House, Human Target, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, Magnificent 7, Medium, Mentalist, Merlin, NASA, NCIS, Pern, Professionals, Sentinel, Sherlock, Sime-Gen, Smallville, Spartacus, Star Trek, Stargate Atlantis, Starskey & Hutch, Supernatural, Torchwood, Twilight, UNCLE, and more.
MediaWest*Con 31 Program Book in PDF
Progress Report 1 in PDF
Progress Report 2 in PDF
Post-Con  Progress Report in PDF

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Masquerade Awards

Who's Got the Phone Box?
Best In Show, Best Original Design

Who's Got the Phone Box?
Sam Powell, Nikki Wegrzyn, Victoria Gold, Devon  Burke

2 for 1 Special
Angels & Daleks, Oh My!
Sam Powell, Nikki Wegrzyn

Best Recreation: Ciel Phantomhive
Best Recreation
Ciel Phantomhive
Courtny Kraft
Green Eggs & Ham Award: It's Not Easy Being Green
Green Eggs & Ham Award
It's Not Easy Being Green
Peter Cooper
Best Presentation & Poetry in Motion: Muse
Best Presentation, Poetry In Motion
Kelly Kitsune Neko/Kelly J.A. Lowrey
Most Athletic: The 42nd Phantom: Phantom Girl
Most Athletic
The 42nd Phantom: Phantom Girl
Amanda Morgan

Thanks to Susan Powell for her Masquerade photos

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Art Show Awards

By Popular Vote

Science Fiction: Dr. Mew by Karen River
Fantasy: Heart of the Dragon by Scott Rosema
Detective: The Three Patch Problem by Kate Nuernberg
Secret Agent: Rule #... by Montana
Animation: Cookies by MIke Cole
Humor: Cook 'Em Danno by Leah Rosenthal
3-D: Travelling Buddies by Suzy Rosema
Fabric: Fandom Quilt* by Seth Cutts & Gail Felipe
Western: Waco Kid by Mike cOLE
Horror: Don't Open by Montana
Portrait: Man Candy by Suzy Rosema
Personal Favorite: Hello World by Karen River
Too Cute to Live: Hello World by Karen River

*Fandom Quilt key: 1. Happy Feet, 2. Primeval, 3. Hawaii 5-0, 4. Haven, 5. Highlander, 7. Sherlock Holmes (Downey), 7. The Red Green Show, 8. The Magnificent 7, 9. The Cape
1st Place: Kelly Lowrey
2nd Place: Tom Cason
3rd Place: Keith Grunenwald

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Door Decoration Awards

Best In Show: Been There...
Best In Show

Been There... Room 471
Fan Favorite: Fandom Bistro
Fan Favorite

Fandom Bistro Room 555
Best Multi-fandom: Age of the Geek
Best Multi-fandom
Age of the Geek -- We Rule The World Room 434
Best Interactive: 69 Flavors of Shave Ice
Best Interactive Door
69 Flavors of Shave Ice Room 501
Best Crossover: More Changing Channels
Best Crossover

More Changing Channels Room 427
Best 3-D: Star Trek 100
Best 3-D

Star Trek 100 Room 358
Best Pop Culture: & The Oscar Goes to Christian Bale
Best Pop Culture

And The Oscar Goes To Christian Bale Room 315
Best Humor: 31 Flavors of LOLs
Best Humor

31 Flavors of LOLs Room 251
Best Single Fandom: Welcome to Camelot
Best Single Fandom

Welcome to Camelot Room 406
Best Memorial: End of an Era
Best Memorial Door

End of an Era Room 537
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Fan Quality Awards

Click here for Fan Q winners

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Fannish Video Awards

Click here for Fannish Video Awards winners

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See you next year!

This Official MediaWest*Con Page was updated May 7, 2012