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MediaWest*Con 38 – May 25-28, 2018MediaWest*Con is the annual 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 in MediaWest*Con 38 programming included A Wrinkle in Time, Agents of SHIELD, The Alienist, Altered Carbon, American Gods, The Americans, Ash vs. Evil Dead, Big Bang Theory, Ann Bishop, Black Lightning, Black Mirror, Castle Rock, Colony, costuming, Criminal Minds, Arrowverse (Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow), DC movies (Justice League, Wonder Woman), Deception, Designated Survivor, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Doctor Who, Elementry, The Expanse, fanfic, Furries, Game of Thrones, Gotham, The Good Place, The Handmaid's Tale, Instinct, iZombie, Killjoys, Krypton, Ursula K LeGuin, Legion, Librarians, Lost in Space, Lucifer, The Magicians, The Man in the High Castle, George RR Martin, Marvel movies (Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnorok), Midnight Texas, Karen Marie Moning, Christopher Moore, NCIS, Once Upon a Time, Orphan Black, The Orville, Outlander, Poldark, Professionals, Red Dwarf, Sentinel, JD Robb, Sherlock, Star Trek, Stargate, Star Wars, Starskey & Hutch, Timeless, 12 Monkeys, The Walking Dead, X-Files, Yuri on Ice, and many more.
Welcome to MediaWest*Con 38!
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the MW*C 38 banner!
A family of ducks live in the Ramada courtyard
Lori made Avengers cookies for members! Swag! MW*C 38 Members got free bam-danas!
MW*C 38 T'shirts and capelets
Apocryphal Tees too!
MW*C 38 Art Show AwardsBy Popular Vote
Best In Show: Twins by Kate Nuernberg
Best In Con Theme: God of Hammers? by Kate Nuernberg
Best in SF: You Could Be More by Kate Nuernberg
Best in Fantansy: Baba Yaga's House by Lubov
Best in Humor/Cartoon: Dynamic Duo by Kate Nuernberg
Best Portrait: Token White Guy by Kate Nuernberg
Best in 3-D/Glass/Ceramaic: The Spider Spins by Suzy Rosema
Best in Fabric/Needlework: Daleks To The Left of Me by Seth Cutts & Jesse McClain
Best Critter: Sea Dragon by Theresa Mathers
Best in Cop/Investigator/Spy: Nobody's As Bold As Bodie by Kate Nuernberg
2 Cute 2 Live: Bat Dragon by Ursula Sandmann
Personal Favorite: Twins by Kate Nuernberg
Best In Show
Ode From an Old Quantum Leap Fan
Best Crowd Direction
Brenda (Middlebrook) Gasahl
You Gotta Have a Dragon or You Oughta Have a Dragon
Best Comedic Song
Chairman of the Unboarded
Cheri "Elaine" Tripp
Judges: Kelly Dwyer, Nikki Wegrzyn
Batcow v. SuperAndre
Batcow provided Bat-trivia during judges' deliberations.
Scott Clark wore a fabulous suit, but did not enter.
MW*C 38 DOOR DECORATION AWARDS
384 – Barbara Gompf
Professionals as Superheroes
104/106/108 – Krisser
BEST CAPTURED THE ZEITGIEST
109 – Emma Abraham, Karen Brandl, Sues Wargo, Deb Johnson
159 – Linda K. James
223 – Nancy Kolar, Michael Mullen
Happy Birthday Superman/Superfriends
308/164 – Cheri “Elaine” Tripp
DOORS WE LIKED BUT THEY DIDN’T ENTER
275, 226, 219, 239, 335, 253
The Capture by Bob Asprin and illustrated by Phil Foglio (1976 Hugo nominee!) was performed in the Fannish Video Room Saturday night.
Presented by Paula Smith and voiced by Bill Dyer, Sharon Ferraro, Carol Lynn, and Gordon Carleton.
Fannish Video AwardsThere were not enough entries, so no awards given.
A Not-Dead-Yet-Dog panel was held at the con Sunday morning in Delta Central. As the crowd was larger than anticipated, the room was opened up to include Delta West.
Many voiced their thoughts, and some even volunteered to help with areas we've needed help with! Topics covered a wide range, from welcoming newcomers to signage. The panel was productive enough that it was extended well into the next hour (Apologies to the panelists who were bumped).
The regular Dead Dog panel was also held as usual Monday morning.
Thanks to everyone for the use of their photographs!
Thanks to Mini-Komix for their donation of publications for prizes!
This official MediaWest*Con page was updated June 10, 2018