MediaWest*Con 32 -- May 25-28, 2012 -- APOCALYPTICON!

MediaWest*Con 32 -- May 25-28, 2012


Celebrating the end of the world...or not

The Mayan calendar ends in 2012, the rise of "reality" television, dogs and cats living together -- all signs of a coming apocalypse? Well, 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.

Hotel sign and marquee

MW*C 32 T-shirts

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.



Fandoms represented at MediaWest*Con 32 included anime, Avengers, Big Bang Theory, comics, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who, e-readers, Eureka, fanfic, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Green Lantern, Grimm, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Lost Girl, Magnificent 7, Anne McCaffrey, Merlin, MMORPGs, NASA, Andre Norton, Once Upon A Time, Pirates of the Caribbean, Professionals, The River, Sentinel, Sherlock Holmes, Sime-Gen, social media, Stargate, steampunk, Supernatural, Terra Nova, Touch, vidding, Walking Dead, X-Men and more.

Sadly, the MW*C 32 Blood Drive was cancelled due to a labor dispute.
MW*C 32 Program Book cover

MW*C 32 Program Book in PDF

Progress Report 1 in PDF

Post-con Progress Report in PDF

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Masquerade Awards

MW*C 32 Masquerade

Equal Opportunity Sith Lord

The OMG Award Best In Show
Equal Opportunity Sith Lord -- Janice St. Clair
Return of the Unknown Comic

The Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Award
The Return of the Unknown Comic -- Peter Cooper
A Supernatural Don't Touch My Rocky Torchwood Picture Show... Who?

The Weirdest Freaking Presentation We've Seen In A Long Time Award
A Supernatural Don't Touch My Rocky Torchwood Picture Show... Who?
Sam Powell, Victoria Gold, Spener Coates, Nikki Wegrzyn, Devon Burke
Doctor and TARDIS

Costume Most In Need Of Marriage Counseling Award
Doctor & TARDIS -- Allison Keifer, Alyssa Wilson
Timelord Shuffle

The Little Soft Shoe Award
Time Lord Shuffle -- Kelly Lowrey, Cicatrice du Veritas
Lost Steampunk

The Damned Funny Smart & Clever Award
Lost Steampunk -- Gena Fisher, Tammy Latchford, Connie Olberding

Judges: Seth Bonder, Kelly Shultz, Mark Cogan


Fan Quality Awards

Click here for info on the 2012 Fan Quality Awards.


Art Show Awards

by popular vote

Best In Show: Love Noir by Lorraine Brevig
SF: Spock by Mike Cole
Fantasy: All That Glitters by Karen River
Detective: Sherlock: Chameleon by Lorraine Brevig
Secret Agent: Lifeline by Kate Nuernberg
Animation: Stewy by Mike Cole
Humor: Grimm & Bear It by Leah Rosenthal
3-D: Vacancy by Mestiza Woman
Fabric: Peace, Love by Ursula Sandman
Western: 7 Across by Montana
Horror: Was It Something I Said? by Mike Cole
Portrait: All That Glitters by Karen River
Critter: Wasabi by Karen River
Personal Favorite: Sherlock & John by Lorraine Brevig
Too Cute To Live: Sweet Dreams by Karen River
Other: Just Flowers by Sue Uram and Dark Horse by Karen River

Apocalypti-Quilt key: 1. Day After Tomorrow, 2. 12 Monkeys, 3. Armagedon, 4. Crack In The World, 5. 2012, 6. Day of the Triffids, 7. On The Beach, 8. Dr. Strangelove, 9. The Thing
Top Decoders: 1. Linda K James, 2. Montana, 3. (tie) Mike Cole, Gary Blog, Dee Beetem, Erika Frensley


Fannish Video

Click here for MW*C 32 Fannish Video Competition Awards.


Door Decoration Awards

Best In Show: Yellow Pages 424

Best In Show, Fan Favorite
Yellow Pages 424
Best Slash: 418 And They Said This Marriage Would Never Last

Best Slash
And They Said This Marriage Would Never Last 418
Best Single Fandom: 507 Mystery Spot

Best Single Fandom
Mystery Spot 507
Best Interactive: Fantasy Fantasy Team 508

Best Interactive
Fantasy Fantasy Team 508
Best Multi-fandom: Shows Gone By 355

Best Multi-Fandom
Shows Gone By 355
Most Patriotic: Dreaming of Heroes 445

Most Patriotic
Dreaming of Heroes 445
Best Humor: Stay Calm and Text Sherlock 459

Best Humor
Stay Calm and Text Sherlock 459

Best Character Just Ducky 280

Best Character

Just Ducky 280


SF/Media Fan Fund

There were no nominations for 2012 Fan Fund, so there was no ballot and no recipient. Support the Fan Fund!


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