MediaWest*Con 32 -- May
Celebrating the end of the world...or notThe
Mayan calendar ends in 2012, the rise of "reality" television,
dogs and cats living together -- all signs of a coming apocalypse?
it all has to end sometime, so you might as well celebrate with fannish
friends! Will we go with a bang or a whimper, nuclear meltdown, new ice
age, or zombie infestation? Prepare for the day after and share the
rapture of cinematic disaster, doomsday, and post-apocalyptic visions,
from A Boy and His Dog to Zardoz.
is the definitive gathering of
SF/Media fandom, held each Memorial Day Weekend in Lansing
is sponsored by T'Kuhtian
Press as a
celebration of the diversity of
fandom, run by fans, for fans, and is staffed entirely by
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.
| PROGRESS REPORTS
| MW*C UPDATE LIST
Q | FAN
FUND | FANNISH
VIDEO | ART
SHOW | MASQUERADE
Once again, MediaWest*Con
32 will be held in Lansing, Michigan on
Weekend, May 25-28, 2012. 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
postmarked after Dec. 31, 2011 are $55 for those in the US or $60
for those outside the US, until either Attending membership
limits of 900 is reached or May 1, 2012, whichever comes first.
NO MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. Memberships are NOT
transferable. Memberships are subject to acceptance.
MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 18.
GoFers receive a
discounted membership rate of $15 (as low as Supporting!) for
working a minimum of hours during the four days of the con. We
will try to accommodate specific scheduling requests based on the
order they are received.
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.
memberships are $1,
for live animals, stuffed animals, or alternate identities.
Single day passes
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 Attending membership.
should be made
payable to MediaWest*Con,
in US funds from
US banks only, please; money orders should be made out to Lori
payments will only
be accepted online through PayPal. Click here for details on paying through PayPal (not
link to PayPal site). Please scroll down to the current valid membership rate.
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!
200 E. Thomas St.
Lansing MI 48906-4047 USA
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, except
for those wishing to sign up as GoFers.
will be sent
to members with info you should know before arriving at the con.
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.
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.
Please make it a habit to check the official MediaWest*Con weblog. It is intended to keep
MW*C 32 members better informed between Progress
Reports, in conjunction with the MW*C
website. Unlike the old Yahoo groups, you are
not required to sign up for any additional services to access
it. However, you may use the subscribe feature on the
sidebar to get these updates by e-mail (which we strongly
encourage). So please watch that space for future announcements!
is determined by member input and participation. Click here for a tentative schedule grid to date.
Click here for panel topics suggested in Phase 2.
The form for scheduling use of the Party Suite is here (PDF). Party Suite schedule (PDF).
Programming and Party Suite info can be found via:
Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mwcprogram
e-mail to email@example.com
info on the Fan
Click here for 2012 Fan Fund
Support the Fan Fund!
here for MW*C 32 Fannish
Video Competition info.
Click here for Art
Show rules and
space reservation request form.
here for Masquerade
info on traveling
to Lansing MI.
Programming will be in the
Best Western Plus Lansing (formerly Lansing Causeway Bay Hotel/Convention Center). Click here for more
detailed hotel info.
participate in the early hotel reservation request process by using the
online form before July 1. CWB has sent confirmations and waiting list
notices to those who participated in the early reservation process.
members who sign up after July 1, 2011 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 32 to
for space in the Dealers' Room or on Dealers' Row (Hall Dealers). Click here for 2012 Dealers info. Contact Debra & Anna Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org for more Dealers 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 32
Table, c/o Margaret Basta, PO Box 1944, Dearborn MI 48121-1944
Orphan 'Zine payments may also
be made through
page was updated May 8, 2012