Just a reminder that MW*C 40 Attending membership rate goes up January 1st.
We are sad to report the passing of René Auberjonois, the veteran stage, television and film actor who counted among his hundreds of credits the role of Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also directed eight episodes of DS9. Auberjonois, who was 79, died on December 8, 2019, succumbing to metastatic lung cancer.
We were also sorry to hear Caroll Spinney, the actor and puppeteer who portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street for over five decades, died December 8, 2019 at age 85.
We are sad to report the passing of Dorothy Catherine “D.C.” Fontana, the legendary writer of many of Star Trek’s best episodes. Fontana passed away at age 80 on December 2, 2019 following a short illness.
Fontana is credited with many episodes focusing on Vulcan culture and helped blaze a trail for female writers in SF television. She is the mind behind TOS episode “Journey to Babel,” which introduced Spock’s parents and The Animated Series episodes like “Yesteryear” which expanded on Spock’s youth and Vulcan culture. She co-wrote the Hugo Award nominated ST:TNG episode “Encounter at Farpoint” with Gene Rodenberry, and she continued to write for TNG and DS9.
Hotel info is now available on the MW*C website (www.mediawestcon.org)!