A brief history of MediaWest*Con

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Part 2: Where No Fan Had Gone Before

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These are the voyages...

B/W photo of Lansing Hilton Inn

There were two conventions sponsored by T'Kuhtian Press prior to consolidating under the MediaWest*Con name.  Both were held at the Lansing Hilton Inn, an association which would continue for many years.

T'Con Program Book cover

T'Con -- March 24-26, 1978

Panel topics included fanzine heroines, creating alien cultures, Darkover, science in fan fiction, sexism in fan fiction, art for publication, the political, economic, & social structure of the Star Wars universe, filk, costuming, reviewing & editing 'zines, going pro, and K/S. Fan Qs were awarded, and a Pigs In Space sketch was performed.

2'Con Program Book cover

2'Con -- May 25-28, 1979

With 2'Con, we moved to Memorial Day Weekend and expanded to 4 days (Friday through Monday).

Panel topics included created worlds, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Wars fandom, eroticism, filk, 'zines, pro novels and pro market, and fringe fandoms.  Fan Qs were awarded, and Spocky Horror Picture Show was performed.

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MediaWest*Con I:  The Midwest Strikes Back

May 22-25, 1981

MediaWest*Con 1 Program Book

Panel topics included Battlestar-struck, Dr Who?, feminism, fanfic, Brit SF, psi research, humor in SF, gays in fandom, ST:TMP, TESB, and Star Trek Welcommittee. Fan Qs were awarded, A Romulan's Tale, TESB: The Musical, Gumby Trek, and Supraman: The Slide Show were performed.

MediaWest*Con 2:  Raiders of the Midwest 

May 28-31, 1982 

MediaWest*Con Take 3: The Return of the Midwest 

May 27-30, 1983

MediaWest*Con IV:  The Search for the Midwest 

May 25-28, 1984

MediaWest*Con V -- May 24-27, 1985 

MediaWest*Con #6 -- May 23-26, 1986

MediaWest*Con 007 -- May 22-26, 1987

MediaWest*Con:  Across The 8th Convention 

May 27-30, 1988 

MediaWest*Con:  The Ninth Generation 

May 26-29, 1989 

The Hilton Inn changed management after being sold to Rado-Mat Holdings, Inc., and the facility became the Lansing Holiday Inn Conference Center West prior to MediaWest*Con X. 

Back to the MediaWest*Con Part X

May 25-28, 1990

MediaWest*Con '91/11 

May 24-27, 1991

The Lansing Holiday Inn West failed to honor their contractual obligation to provide "all function space" to MediaWest*Con by double-booking two weddings in the main ballrooms.  We were forced to hold a banquet and the Masquerade in the humidity of the "Holidome" pool area. 

MediaWest*Con 12:  "Beyond Holidome" 

May 22-25, 1992 

MediaWest*Con moved to its new location at the Lansing Holiday Inn South/Convention Center. 

MediaWest*Con Thirteen -- May 28-31, 1993 

MediaWest*Con Fourtoon -- May 27-30, 1994

MediaWest*Con 15 -- May 26-29,1995 

MediaWest*Con XVI -- May 24-27, 1996

17th Contact -- MediaWest*Con 17 -- May 23-26, 1997 

MediaWest*Con 18 --  May 22-25, 1998 

MediaWest*Con: 1999 -- May 28-31, 1999

MediaWest*Con Y2K -- May 26-29, 2000

MediaWest*Con 2001: A Fan Odyssey -- May 25-28, 2001

MediaWest*Con 22 -- May 24-27, 2002

MediaWest*Con 23 -- May 23-26, 2003

MediaWest*Con 24 -- May 28-31, 2004

MediaWest*Con 25 -- May 27-30, 2005

MediaWest*KonG: The 26th Wonder of the World

MediaWest*Kong: The 26th Wonder of the World

MediaWest*Con 26 -- May 26-29, 2006

MediaWest*Con 27: Pirates of the MedisWest*Con

Pirates of the MediaWest*Con

MediaWest*Con 27 -- May 25-28, 2007

Go MediaWEST*Con, Young Fan! 

MediaWest*Con 28 -- May 23-26, 2008

MediaWest*Con 29 -- May 22-25, 2009

The Fannish Frontier

MediaWest*Con 30 -- May 28-31, 2010




MediaWest*Con 31
May 27-30, 2011



MediaWest*Con 32
May 25-28, 2012

APOCALYPTICON!


MW*C 2 Program Book cover







MediaWest*Con Number 6, May 23-25, 1986

Hilton Inn sign

MediaWest*Con 11 t'shirt & MW*C 12 patch


MediaWest*Con 13






MediaWest*Con 19

MediaWest*Con 23 Program Book

MediaWest*Con Episode XXV -- Revenge of the 25th -- May 27-30, 2005



MediaWest*Con 28: Go MediaWEST*Con Young Fan!

MediaWest*Con 29 -- May 22-25, 2009 -- The Fannish Frontier

MediaWest*Con 30 -- May 28-31, 2010
MediaWest*con 31 - May 27-30, 2011 - 31 Flavors of Fandom
MediaWest*Con 32 -- May 25-28, 2012 -- APOCALYPTICON!

MediaWest*Con 33 logo

MediaWest*Con 33 -- For All Time

May 24-27, 2013

MediaWest*Con 34 -- May 23-26, 2014 -- The Walking Fen

MediaWest*Con 34 -- The Walking Fen

May 23-26, 2014

Once upon a con -- MediaWest*Con 35 -- May 22-25, 2015

MediaWest*Con 35 -- Once Upon A Con

May 22-25, 2015

MediaWest*Con 36 - Return To Tomorrow - May 27-30, 2016

MediaWest*Con 36

May 27-30, 2016

MediaWest*Con 37 -- May The Fen Be With You -- May 26-29, 2017

MediaWest*Con 37

May 26-29, 2017

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This official MediaWest*Con page was updated June 4, 2016
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