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...
May 27-30, 2011
31 Flavors of Fandom!
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
, 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
Once again, MediaWest*Con 31 will be held in Lansing, Michigan on Memorial
Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2011. As always, programming will be determined by
member input and participation. We urge you to register early, so you can
participate in planning for MW*C 31.
increased costs in postage, bank charges, etc., the cost of Attending membership
for people outside the US will be slightly higher.
memberships postmarked after Dec. 31, 2010 are $50/$55 outside the US, until
either Attending membership limits of 900 is reached or May 23, 2011, whichever
comes first. NO MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. Memberships are NOT
transferable. Memberships are subject to acceptance.
GoFers receive a greatly discounted membership rate of $15 (as low as
Supporting!) for working a minimum of 10 hours during the four days of the con.
We will try to accommodate specific scheduling requests based on the order they
Supporting memberships are $15. All non-attending Art Show participants
must be at least Supporting members. Supporting members will receive all
Progress Reports and other membership materials, will be entitled to nominate
and vote for Fan Q’s, as well as be eligible for a discount on Attending
membership to next year’s con.
Apocryphal memberships are $1, for live animals, stuffed animals, or
Single day passes and children’s memberships are NOT available. Babes in
arms and children in direct control of parents or guardians at all times do not
need memberships; if a child is old enough to be on his/her own, they need an
PAYMENT: Checks should be made payable to MediaWest*Con, in US funds from
US banks only, please; money orders should be made out to Lori
Credit card payments will only be accepted online through PayPal
(not a link to PayPal site).
IMPORTANT: Be certain to list your address including ZIP + 4 & phone
number including area code. You may be listed under a fannish name if you wish,
but we must also have your legal name for our records. Only the fannish name
will be printed in PRs, but we will print legal names on the mailing labels
unless you have a legitimate reason not to (such as personal security issues),
as we have had problems with the PO not delivering to fannish names — and please
remember what name you are registered under, so we can find you next year!
Mail memberships to: MediaWest*Con 31, 200 E. Thomas St., Lansing MI
We will try to accommodate all membership changes (new memberships,
converting from Supporting to Attending, or from Attending to Supporting, etc.)
received up to the May 1 deadline. Attending members who are unable to attend
may be switched to Supporting, $15 will be held for the conversion, and the
balance they paid will be refunded; after the first Progress Report is mailed,
full refunds will only be made in cases of personal hardship. No membership
changes or refunds will be made after the May 1 deadline.
Progress Reports will be sent to members, including such things as Fan Q nomination forms
and ballots, Fan Fund nomination forms and ballots, Art Show space reservation
request forms, and other useful information. Art Show rules and space
reservation request form will be included in a future PR.
Once you have registered as a MediaWest*Con 31
attendee, you will be
eligible to get a place on the host hotel’s room reservation request list (see
) . A number of rooms are held for MW*C
members with physical
handicaps (or members who become handicapped); such members must still submit
the reservation request form, check the “physical hardship” box, and include a
doctor’s note or other documentation of their qualifying disability.
Official MW*C 31 Weblog
The Official MW*C 31 Weblog
is now online! This is intended to take the place of the Yahoo group we
previously used for updates between Progress Reports, and does not need
a Yahoo acoount to access. Members may subscribe to receive the
blog updates or check periodically at their convenience.
will be sent
to members with info you should know before arriving at the con.
PRs generally include Fan Q nomination form and ballot, SF/Media
Fan Fund nomination form and ballot, panel suggestion form, Art
Show rules and space reservation request form, Party Suite
request form, and souvenir order form.
PRs will be sent
as an attached
file in PDF (Portable Document Format) to all members who provide
an e-mail address unless they request PRs to be mailed. PRs in
PDF will include all the same info and forms as PRs on paper.
PR1 has been published. Click here for PR1 in PDF.
PR2 has been published. Click here for PR2 in PDF.
You will need
Acrobat Reader to view PDFs. If you do not already have it, click
here for a free
download of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The final schedule grid is now available.
-- Dawn & Elyse
is determined by member input and participation.
Programming and Party Suite info can be found via:
Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mwcprogram
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
info on the Fan
Quality Awards, including the 2011 Fan Q Ballot.
Click here for 2011 Fan Fund
Support the Fan Fund!
here for Fannish
Video Competition info.
here for Masquerade
info on traveling
to Lansing MI.
Programming will be in the
Lansing Causeway Bay Hotel/Convention Center. Click here for more
detailed hotel info.
MW*C 31 members may
participate in the early hotel reservation request process by using the
online form before July 1.
members who sign up after July 1, 2010 may be added to the
waiting list by following the same procedure (see hotel info
for instructions). A number of rooms
are held for MW*C
members with physical
handicaps (or members who become handicapped); such members must
still submit the reservation request form, check the
"physical hardship" box, and include a doctor's note or
other documentation of their qualifying disability.
info on nearby "overflow"
must be a
registered member of MW*C 31 to
for space in the Dealers' Room or on Dealers' Row (Hall Dealers). Click here for more Dealers Room info.
Table is provided for the convenience of those who have too few
'zines to need a table of their own, and for those who may be
unable to attend and want their 'zines represented at MW*C.
or send a SASE to MW*C 31
Table, c/o Margaret Basta, PO Box 1944, Dearborn MI 48121-1944
Orphan 'Zine payments may also
be made through
This Official MediaWest*Con Page was updated May 17, 2011