MediaWest*Con 35 – May 22-25, 2015
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, Game 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 35 was held in Lansing, Michigan on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, 2015.
As always, programming was determined by member input and participation.
Fandoms represented in MW*C 35 programming included 12 Monkeys, Agent Carter, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, Avengers, Big Bang Theory, Blacklist, Bones, Captain America, Constantine, CSI, Defiance, Disney, Doctor Who, E-books, FanFic, Flash, Forever, Furries, Game of Thrones, gaming, Gotham, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurrassic World, Lego Movie, Magnificent 7, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, NCIS, Pern, Person of Interest, podcasts, Professionals, Real Ghostbusters, Scorpion, Sentinel, Sherlock Holmes, Sleepy Hollow, Stargate, Starsky & Hutch, Star Trek, Star Wars, Supernatural, UNCLE, X-Men, and more.
The winner of the 2015 SF/Media Fan Fund is Elaine Batterby, who we hope will be able to attend MW*C 36 next year.
SF/Media Fan Fund
Art Show AwardsBy Popular Vote
Best In Show: Pressure Point by Karen River
Best In Con Theme: Silver Gold by Sandra Santara
Best In SF: Spock by Mike Cole
Best In Fantasy: Embrace by Sandra Santara
Best In Humor/Cartoon: He's Undead, Jim by Leah Rosenthal
Best Portrait: Benedict by Karen River
Best In 3-D/Jewelry/Glass/Ceramic: Andor by Karen River
Best In Fabric/Needlework: Time & Space by Suzanne Rosema
Best Critter: Spirit Guide: Hedgehog by Karen River
Best In Cop/Investigator/Spy: Gibbs by Mike Cole
Best In Horror: Zombecka by Ricochet
Best In Animated: Peter & Lili by Babs Magera
2 Cute 2 Live: Lullabye by Karen River
Best Other: Betty's Beach Bauble by Brenda Gashal
Personal Favorite (tie):
Aramis by Karen River
Benedict by Karen River
Farewell by Karen River
Squee by Karen River
Spirit Guide: Tiger by Karen River
Masquerade AwardsJudges: Sophia Kelly Schulz, Mark Cogan, Chrisso Bonder
Best In Show, Doggie's Choice Award
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Stormy Hall, Sandy Hall
Howling Good Time Award
Judy A. Keller, Janice Tuckett
Who Needs A Third Angel Award
Ladies In Red
Kaitlyn Colhouer, Gabby Burke
The Shot In The Dark Award
The Wandering Minstrel on Behalf of Gun Control
How Many Fandoms Can You Pack Into One Costume Award
Steampunk Repairist (Ms. Fixit)
Becky Wurm Clark
The Something Fishy Is Going On Here Award
Creatures Of 'The What' Lagoon
Disco Dog Award
Fox On The Run
Danny Dingo, Babsie Wolf (As Lili Fox)
The Heart Of Gold Award
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Because Two Heads Are Better Than One
The It Had A-Peel Award
Our Entry into the Door Decoration Contest
Amanda Morgan, Ericka Kahler, Aron Sandler, Holly Hofer
The I'm Not A Doctor But I Play One On TV Award
Emergency Medical Hologram Vs. Reality ??
Best Fight Scene That Never Happened
Spenser said we had to do it... So we did it
Spenser Coates, Nikki Wegrzyn, Carla Rodriguez
Door Decoration Awards
Gordon performed his play Once Upon A Con Saturday night.
Princess I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Buttercup hopes you all had a wonderful time meeting with fellow fen to discuss all your favorite SF TV shows, books, and movies at MediaWest*Con 35 -- Once Upon a Con, and hopes we shall see you again next May! Huzzah!
This official MediaWest*Con page was updated February 1, 2016