MediaWest*Con 40 – May 22-25, 2020
MediaWest*Con is the annual gathering of SF/Media fandom, traditionally 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, Masquerade, Dealers’ Room, SF/Media Fan Fund, Fan Quality Awards, a Con Suite (AKA Hospitality Suite), Fannish Videos, and many, many panels on a wide variety of topics representing many areas of interest.
Programming is determined by member input and participation. 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.
Issac Asimov would have been 100 in 2020, which is also the 50th anniversary of the publication of I, Robot. In honor of these events, MediaWest*Con 40 celebrates the robots, androids, cyborgs, and artificial intelligences of the SF universe. Whether they are here to serve, save, or terminate us, we have been entertained by them all, from the Robotrix of Metropolis to Robby of Forbidden Planet to B-9 on Lost in Space to Star Wars Droids to Cylons to Mr. Data to Bumblebee the Transformer. Robots rule!
We expect it will again be at the Ramada Lansing (which scored highly in most categories in our surveys).
We will make MW*C 40 memberships available for MW*C 39 members at this year’s con. Unless we have a hotel contract in place, we cannot take room reservations at the con.
Memberships will be available to MW*C 39 members at MW*C 39 registration (see postings for day & time).
MW*C 39 members may receive a discounted rate of $30 ($35 for those outside the US who want PRs mailed) for MW*C 40 Attending membership if registration is dated through June 30, 2019.
MW*C 40 Attending membership for everyone else (and MW*C 39 members after June 30, 2019) is $35 ($40 for those outside the US who want PRs mailed) through December 31, 2019.
NO MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. Memberships are NOT transferable. Memberships are subject to acceptance.
Single Day Memberships will be available after December 31, 2019.
GoFers receive a greatly discounted membership rate of $15 (as low as Supporting!) for working a minimum of 10 hours spread out during the four days of the con. We will try to accommodate specific scheduling requests based on the order they are received.
Supporting 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.
Apocryphal memberships are $1, for live animals, stuffed animals, or alternate identities.
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.
PAYMENT: Checks should be made payable to MediaWest*Con, in US funds from US banks only, please; money orders should be made out to Lori Chapek-Carleton.
Credit card payments will only be accepted online through PayPal.
IMPORTANT: 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!
Mail memberships to: MediaWest*Con 40, 200 E. Thomas St., Lansing MI 48906-4047 USA
A form is not required as long as all info is included, but here is a MW*C 40 membership form in PDF for those who wish to use it.
For other info, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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This official MediaWest*Con page was updated June 13, 2019