MediaWest*Con 32 -- May 25-28, 2012
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, 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.
Celebrating the end of the world...or notThe Mayan calendar ends in 2012, the rise of "reality" television, dogs and cats living together -- all signs of a coming apocalypse? Well, it all has to end sometime, so you might as well celebrate with fannish friends! Will we go with a bang or a whimper, nuclear meltdown, new ice age, or zombie infestation? Prepare for the day after and share the rapture of cinematic disaster, doomsday, and post-apocalyptic visions, from A Boy and His Dog to Zardoz.
ProgrammingFandoms represented at MediaWest*Con 32 included anime, Avengers, Big Bang Theory, comics, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who, e-readers, Eureka, fanfic, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Green Lantern, Grimm, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Lost Girl, Magnificent 7, Anne McCaffrey, Merlin, MMORPGs, NASA, Andre Norton, Once Upon A Time, Pirates of the Caribbean, Professionals, The River, Sentinel, Sherlock Holmes, Sime-Gen, social media, Stargate, steampunk, Supernatural, Terra Nova, Touch, vidding, Walking Dead, X-Men and more.
Sadly, the MW*C 32 Blood Drive was cancelled due to a labor dispute.
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Fan Quality Awards
info on the 2012 Fan
Art Show Awards
by popular vote
Best In Show: Love Noir by Lorraine Brevig
SF: Spock by Mike Cole
Fantasy: All That Glitters by Karen River
Detective: Sherlock: Chameleon by Lorraine Brevig
Secret Agent: Lifeline by Kate Nuernberg
Animation: Stewy by Mike Cole
Humor: Grimm & Bear It by Leah Rosenthal
3-D: Vacancy by Mestiza Woman
Fabric: Peace, Love by Ursula Sandman
Western: 7 Across by Montana
Horror: Was It Something I Said? by Mike Cole
Portrait: All That Glitters by Karen River
Critter: Wasabi by Karen River
Personal Favorite: Sherlock & John by Lorraine Brevig
Too Cute To Live: Sweet Dreams by Karen River
Other: Just Flowers by Sue Uram and Dark Horse by Karen River
Apocalypti-Quilt key: 1. Day After Tomorrow, 2. 12 Monkeys, 3. Armagedon, 4. Crack In The World, 5. 2012, 6. Day of the Triffids, 7. On The Beach, 8. Dr. Strangelove, 9. The Thing
Top Decoders: 1. Linda K James, 2. Montana, 3. (tie) Mike Cole, Gary Blog, Dee Beetem, Erika Frensley
Click here for MW*C 32 Fannish Video Competition Awards.
Door Decoration Awards
Best In Show, Fan Favorite
Yellow Pages 424
Just Ducky 280
SF/Media Fan Fund
There were no nominations for 2012 Fan Fund, so there was no ballot and no recipient. Support the Fan Fund!
This official MediaWest*Con page was updated July 22, 2018