We are sad to hear that long-time MW*C attendee and staffer Sheryl Adsit passed away on January 8, 2022. She ran the Fannish Video room and Fannish Video competition for many years.
(From Lori) Sheryl was a beloved friend and part of the MediaWest*Con fannish community and staff for so many years and it was always great seeing her in person at least once a year, before Covid and advancing ages and deteriorating health and finances complicated matters. I still remember her appearance as a contestant on Jeopardy, too; a dream many of us have held!
My mom, Bev Singer, died peacefully, in her sleep tonight. My brother, Allen J. Singer and I were with her, visiting. We had just told her what a great mom she was, and noticed she had stopped breathing. She died, surrounded by her loved ones, the way she wanted.
Kelly Tower has asked me to let you know that longtime MW*C dealer & attendee Marcia Coates passed away (7/23/2021) following a long illness. Funeral services will be private.
Marcia was a reader of many fandoms, but her first and favourite was Star Trek. She especially enjoyed the people she met at MW*C, while selling ‘zines at her table & missed going as her health worsened. Thanks to everyone who brightened her fannish pursuits!
From Winnie Power: I just found out that a friend from my MediaWest*Con Days passed away. Lynn (LaraMee) Harvey was one of the first people from the M7 fandom to welcome me to the group. I had the pleasure of meeting her in person and even shared a room with her. She will be missed.
We are also sorry to report that GraceGeraldine Carafelly has died.