With many of us stuck at home, perhaps it’s a good time to catch up on or review fanfic from last year and make nominations for the 2020 Fan Quality Awards.
Nominations can be made online in both print and published online categories (see links at www.mediawestcon.org).
Fan Q nomination deadline is April 15.
Due to lack of Fan Q nominations, there is no Fan Q ballot for this year and so there will be no Fan Q awards at the con.
Fan Q nominations for next year will be open as of June 1, 2019.
Don’t forget to nominate! Nomination forms available on the MW*C website (www.mediawestcon.org).
Categories for Print and Online works.
Nominations must be received by April 15.
Don’t forget to nominate for Fan Qs!
The deadline for Fan Q nominations is April 15, 2019.
Links for nominating are on the MW*C website (www.mediawestcon.org).
2018 FAN QUALITY AWARDS
Stargate: Atlantis — Story — Gen: Dial M for Memory by Brate
Stargate: Atlantis — ‘Zine — Gen: Jumper 5 — Editors: Brate & JJJunky
Multi-Fandom — ‘Zine — Gen: Fanosaur’s Delight — Editors: Elaine Batterbyby & Lorraine Lorraine J. Anderson
Multi-Fandom — Artist — Gen: Sekhmet
Real Ghostbusters — Artist — Gen: Babs Magera
Star Trek Kelvin — Stand-Alone ‘Zine — Gen: Well That’s Just Typical — Author: Dr. Beth.
Congratulations to one and all!
Thanks to everyone who answered the call to help try to increase membership to a sustainable level. Unfortunately, there has not been a significant uptick in memberships since then. Therefore, we have no choice but to postpone MediaWest*Con 38 until next year.
We hope people will understand that this is not an easy decision for us, and that it does NOT mean MW*C is dead. Rather, it gives us time to consider what changes may be necessary for MW*C to continue into the future (i.e. location, date, etc.). We are also looking into the possibility of some form of virtual MW*C somewhere online.
Apologies to those who have already made travel plans, etc.. We understand that this may be a major inconvenience for many, but we had little control over the timing as a decision had to be made by the hotel deadline to cancel without incurring very large monetary penalties, which left us with a very narrow window. We have tried to be as transparent as possible that there was an issue so that members were aware that it might be necessary to postpone MW*C 38. It has also been a particularly bad year for staff members, and we lost several due to health, family, and financial issues. Thanks to all those who stepped in to help.
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The Fan Quality Awards will continue taking nominations, and voting will be conducted as usual online and by mail, with the final results posted on the MW*C website.
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— Lori & Gordon