MediaWest*Kong, er, Con has been called the 500 pound gorilla of SF/Media cons, so this year MediaWest*Con 26 (May 26-29, 2006) went ape and celebrated lost worlds and the fantastic creatures that inhabit them.
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 usual monkey business: 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.
PROGRAMMING | FAN Q | FAN FUND | FANNISH VIDEO | ART SHOW | MASQUERADE | DOOR DECORATION
Once again, MediaWest*Con 26 was held in Lansing, Michigan on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29, 2006. As always, programming was determined by member input and participation.
Fandoms represented in programming at MW*C 26 included 24, Alias Smith & Jones, Angel, Anime, Battlestar Galactica, Bones, Boston Legal, Brokeback Mountain, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Chronicles of Narnia, Cold Case, CSI/Miami/NY, Doc Savage, Doctor Who, ER, Fantastic 4, Firefly/Serenity, Neil Gaiman, Ghost Whisperer, Harry Potter, Horatrio Hornblower, House, John Doe, Kim Possible, Lord Of The Rings, Lost, Anne & Todd MacCaffrey/Pern, Magnificent 7, Man from UNCLE, Medium, Monk, NASA, NCIS, Andre Norton, Numb3rs, Phantom of the Opera, Pirates of the Caribbean, Real Ghostbusters, Runescape, Sentinel, Smallville, Star Trek, Stargate SG-1/Atlantis, Star Wars, Starsky & Hutch, Supernatural, Underworld, Veronica Mars, West Wing, Wild Wild West, Without a Trace, World of Warcraft, Xena: Warrior Princess, X-Men, and more.
Click here for info on the Fan Quality Awards, including 2006 Fan Q Award winners.
Thanks to everyone who donated items for the Fan Fund auction!
Due to a lack of nominations, there was no 2006 SF/Media Fan Fund recipient.
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Click here for Fannish Video Competition info, including 2006 Fannish Video Competition Awards.
By Popular Vote
Best In Show: Once Upon A Time, In Your Wildest Dreams by Suzan Lovett
Best SF: Purple Passion by John Kauffman
Best Fantasy: Peacock Carousel by Heather Bruton
Best 3-D: Fractured by Leah Rosenthal & Ann Wortham
Best Critter: The New Seeker by Jesse McClain
Best Needlework: Celtic Beaded Bag by Vicki Burke
Best Glass: Fawkes Flies Again by CascadePD
Best Cartoon: Dial 1-800-HOBBIT by Leah Rosenthal
Best Portrait: The Doctor's In! by Jesse McClain
Best Jewelry: A Pirate's Life by Pat Leslie
Best Investigator: Goth Tech by Jesse McClain
Best Horror: Dark Embrace by Barbara Fister-Liltz
2 Cute 2 Live: Dream Girl by Karen River
Best In Show:
Recurring Nightmare -- Julie Garner & Ashley Harp
Best Young Fan:
Cameran Vampire -- Cameran Hayden
Going to the Opera: Coruscant -- Bernadette M. Crumb
Award for No Animals Harmed in the Making of this Production
Audience Choice Award:
The Girls of Serenity vs. The Alliance -- Samantha Powell, Nola Thompson, Kelly Lowrey, Victoria Gold, Maxwell Powell, Salem Powell, Alex & Brian Kaempler
Official Con Mascot Award:
Barbie's Dream Date -- Peter Cooper
Best Still Looking Good After All These Years:
Lepercorn -- Brenda Gasahl
Best Use of Outsourcing: It's So Hard To Find Good Help These Days -- Audrey Lynne & Stephanie White
Best Nostalgic: Mrs. Bunny -- M'Jit
Best Use of a Stargate in a Sports Event: Hogwarts ROTC -- Kelly, Karl, & Paula
Best Moves by a Wizard Without Using Magic: Schmendrick and Molly Get It On -- Ron Maxwell & Erika Hayden
Most Unorthodox Use of the Force: The Ultimate Negotiator -- Lady Ana
Least Likely to be Suspected of Being Armed: Langley of the Lone Gunman -- Heather Zastawnik
Best Use of Servent: Queen of Air and Darkness and Manservant -- Alyssa & Jaren Bane
Audience Choice Raffle: Ann Beetem
Best In Show: Hurley's Revenge
(Lost) -- Room 401
Sue Glasgow, Carol Kohn, Sophia Mulvey, Karen Travers, Carol Yavelak
Best Single Fandom: Welcome to Skull Island (King Kong) -- Room 545
Best Multi Fandom: Sweet Meat Candies (Multi) -- Room 478
Janet Zitzka, Gayle Markus
Best Humor: M & M Personalities (Star Wars, M&Ms, Chocolate) -- Room 505
MJ Frank, Sharon Wisdom, Janice Bilby
Best Crossover: Barscape: Hot Men. Cold Beer. (Multi) -- Room 367
Dani Lane, Marta Christjansen, Susan Hall
Best Multi Character: "Con" Star-lation (Multi) -- Room 301
Linnese Dawe, Nathan Dawe, Rob Dawe, John Dougherty
Best Romance: Gone Fishing (Stargate SG-1) -- Room 472
Sue Corkill, Lisa Woolley, Denise Petet
What's Your Sign? (Multi) -- Room 315
Da Vinci Toad (Multi) -- Room 408
Tom Howard, Paula Seals, Candy Pulleine, Jill Jacobs
Brokeback Ranch (Brokeback Mountain) -- Room 479
Susan Moore, Bertha Trusdell
This official MediaWest*Con page was updated June 5, 2010