MediaWest*Con 33 -- May 24-27, 2013 -- For All Time

MediaWest*Con 33 -- May 24-27, 2013 - For All Time

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, MediaWest*Con 33 welcomes all time travelers and their companions back to the future to celebrate everything from H.G. Wells' Time Machine to Bill & Ted's phone booth, and beyond. Whether you're coming from the past, present, or future, it should be a good time for all, and for all time!

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 33 was held in Lansing, Michigan on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, 2013. As always, programming was determined by member input and participation.

Panel topics included 3-D Printers, Animation, Arrow, Audio Books,  Being Human, Big Bang Theory, Blake's 7, Comics, Continuum, The Dark Knight trilogy, Defiance, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Dragonriders, Elementary, Ereaders, Falling Skies, Fan Fiction, Fanzines, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Grimm, Guardians of the Universe, Haven, The Hobbit, Iron Man, Magnificent 7, NASA, Andre Norton, Once Upon a Time, Pern, Person of Interest, Professionals, Revolution, Science, Sentinel, Sherlock, Social Media, Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, Starsky & Hutch, Supernatural, Time Travel, Time Tunnel, Touch, Transformers, Twilight, Walking Dead,  X-Men, and more.

Host Hotel

Programming was in the Ramada Lansing Hotel & Conference Center.


Art Show Awards

By Popular Vote

Best In Show: Don & Timmy by Lorraine Brevig
Best SF: Alien by Mike Cole
Best Fantasy: Wicked by Mike Cole
Best 3-D: Doctor Who: 50 Years by Laura Quiles
Best Critter: (Tie) Rose Gold, Angel of Death by Karen River
Best Fabric/Needlework: Purple Frog by Kelly Dwyer
Best Glass: Vworp! Vworp! by 3Dbud
Best Humor/Cartoon: Broken Holmes by Leah Rosenthal
Best Portrait: Steel & Black Leather by Karen River
Best Jewelry: Glory by Mestiza Woman
Best Detective/Investigator: Epiphany by Karen River
Best Horror: Lonely Assassin by Karen River
Best Secret Agent: Paradox by Montana
Best Animation: Throne of Iron by Leah Rosenthal
2 Cute 2 Live: Rose Gold by Karen River
Personal Favorite: Moon Passes Venus by Brian Klaus

MediaWest*Con 33 Masquerade


Best In Show
One Voice In Protest
Kelly Lowrey

One Voice In Protest

The Shoes Make The Hobbit Award
Hobbit Lady
Janet Ewaskicwicz

Hobbit Lady

The Sometimes the Sequel is Better Than the Original Award
The Return of the Return of the Return of...
Peter Cooper

Return of the Return of the Return...

The Move Over Mr. Steed Award
Max & PenN, Turn of the Century Troubleshooters
Scott Clark & Becky Wurm Clark

Turn of the Century Troubleshooters

The Party Like It's 1981 Award
Lifestyles of the Neo-Jurassic
Janice St. Clair

Lifestyles of the Neo-Jurassic

The OMG I'm So Glad I Talked Spencer Into This Award
Steampunk Silliness
Spencer Coates, Armand, Courtney, Carla & Linda

Steampunk Silliness

Most Humorous
The Worst Thing About Being a TARDIS
Gena Fisher, Kathy Kipper, Connie Olberding

The Worst Thing About Being a TARDIS

Judges: Mark Cogan, Sophia Kelly Schultz

MediaWest*Con 33 Door Decorating Winners

BEST IN SHOW: MediaWest*Con's Most Wanted -- Room 266 (multi-fandom)

FAN FAVOURITE: MediaWest*Con's Most Wanted -- Room 266 (multi-fandom)
MediaWest*Con's Most Wanted -- Room 266

BEST HUMOUR: Fandom Scouts -- Room 264 (general fannishness)
Fandom Scouts -- Room 264

BEST SLASH: Stony -- Room 288 (The Avengers)
Stony -- Room 288

BEST FANTASY: Do You Have a Grimm Past or Do You Anticipate A Happily Ever After? -- Room 137 (Grimm, Once Upon A Time, Fairytale movies)
Do You Have A Grimm Past or Do You Anticipate a Happily Ever After? -- Room 137

SINGLE FANDOM: 221 Believe in Sherlock -- Room 130 (Sherlock Holmes)
221 Believe in Sherlock -- Room 130

CON THEME: Time Traveller's Convention -- Room 366 (multi-fandom)
Time Traveller's Convention -- Room 366

MULTIFANDOM : Timeless -- Room 240 (multi-fandom)
Timeless -- Room 240

Fan Quality Awards

SF/Media Fan Fund

2013 Fan Fund co-recipients are Mary Schmidt and Ann Walton.

Fannish Video

Due to technical difficvulties and a lack of voter participation, there were no FanVid awards

This official MediaWest*Con page was updated July 22, 2018