September 11, 2001 the world changed. Like most people, we tried to
comprehend the incomprehensible destruction and loss of life. And, like
many, we were forced to reexamine our priorities. We know that putting
on a convention isn't finding a cure for cancer, or solving world
hunger, or anything seemingly important in the overall scheme of
things. But over the years we have heard from many of you that MediaWest*Con
has played a significant role, as a safe haven in troubled times, as a
vacation destination, as a welcome respite from the work-a-day world.
We have tried to create an atmosphere where SF/media fen can spend a
weekend immersed in a wide variety of fannish activities, a place where
diversity is the order of the day. If anything is to be learned from
9/11 it is that we need to celebrate the philosophy of IDIC, now more
In that spirit, we dedicate MW*C 22 to the continuing story, the sequel, the episodic, the multi-part story arc — in other words, To Be Continued...
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. Programming is determined by member input and participation. The name MediaWest*Con is a service mark of MediaWest*Con.
MediaWest*Con 22 was held in Lansing, Michigan on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, 2002.
Fandoms represented in panels included 10th Kingdom, 24, AI, Alias, Andromeda, Angel, Babylon 5, Buckaroo Banzai, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI, Demon Under Glass, Due South, Enterprise, Farscape, Harry Potter, Highlander, Horatio Hornblower, JAG, Jeremiah, Justice League, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Law & Order, Lord of the Rings, Magnificent 7, Man from UNCLE, Oz, Pern, Quantum Leap, Queer as Folk, Rat Patrol, Real Ghostbusters, Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, Sentinel, Sheena, Silk Stalkings, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, Six Feet Under, Smallville, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Starsky & Hutch, Star Wars, Titanic, V, West Wing, Wild Wild West, Xena, X-Files, X-Men, and more.
Click here for info on the Fan Quality Awards.
Click here for Fan Fund info.
Click here for Fannish Video Competition info.
By Popular Vote
Best in Show: Mysterious Stranger by Jesse McClain
Science Fiction: Exodus by Lucy Seaman
Fantasy: Mysterious Stranger by Jesse McClain
Detective: Complex Mind by Jesse McCLain
Secret Agent: UNCLE by the late Warren Oddson
Animation: MIIB by Mike Cole
Humor: Porthos! by Mike Cole
3-D: Flying Machine by Butch & Susan Honeck
Fabric: Aragorn by Petra Berghof (Sapphire)
Western: Trail to Tascosa by Lucy Seaman
Horror: Akasha, Mother of All by Jesse McClain
Portrait: Mysterious Stranger by Jesse McClain
Critter: Spirit Guide: Lion by Karen River
Too Cute To Live: Got Oreos? by Jesse McCLain
Thanks to the Masquerade staff, and to judges Leslie D and Chris Demetral.
Thanks also to Galaxy DVD for providing prizes.
Best In Show: Emancipation Rebvisited -- Valene Kessler
Crouching Humans, Hidden Puppy: Scooby Gang, Under Cover -- Kelly Lowry, Samantha & Max Powell
Andre, You've Met Your Match: Mugsy the Magnificent -- Peter Cooper
Best Use of a Natural Resource: One of the Family -- Sian Slade
Best Use of a Commercial Break: Xena, All Propped Up -- Beth Singer
Hooker, Line & Sinker: Hobbit Hooker & Companion -- Erika Frensley & Mistoffelees
Separated at Birth: Nick Knight, Forever Knight -- Jim Plotner
Best Use of a Penguin: Gran Longbottom -- Cicatrice du Veritas
Best Scene Re-enactment: Destiny's Choice -- June Edwards & Angela Veresano
Best Workmanship/Original Creation: Wings -- Mart Allard
Best Use of a Fake Entrance: Looking for Mr. Windu -- Kelly Dwyer, Moe & Curly
Best In Show: The Burrow - The Weasley Family Fireplace (Jennifer Bills & Bonnie Bills)
Funniest Door: Mon Marthma Stewart (Deborah Kittle)
First Prize: The Burrow (Jennifer Bills & Bonnie Bills)
Second Prize: Receipt Wars (Linda K. James)
Third Prize: Mon Marthma Stewart (Deborah Kittle)
First Prize: Steele Crazy After All These Years (Christina Getrost)
Second Prize: Guess the Caption (Nickovetch)
Third Prize: Dead at 13 (Leslie R., Ruth Bolton, Sarah Mathews)
First Prize: The Game of Triumphs and Tragedies -- A Fannish Tarot (Shehulk, Hayes)
Second Prize: Fanopoly (Janice Bilby, Ziggy)
Third Prize: Catch of the Day (Catherfinn, Elspeth, Marigold, Walks With Cellphone)
This official MediaWest*Con page was updated August 19, 2003