From Karen Rae Travers – BEARLY SPACED ENTERPRISES:
It is with Heavy Heart that I wanted to say that I have lost a VERY DEAR Friend — Sophia R. Mulvey, co-founder of BEARLY SPACED Enterprises and long time MW*C attendee as well as co-editor of The SEVEN LIVE ON and writer of the Delta Base series and several others. Sof passed on 29 Dec 2020, her son Tommy & his wife Kayla at her side. Her husband Tom predeceased her 2 years ago yesterday.
We are sorry to report that fan writer and artist and former MediaWest*Con attendee Carole Swoboda (aka TACS) died August 26, 2020 after lengthy declining health. Deepest sympathies to her wife, Laura Peck.
We were sorry to hear Tom Barber, age 70, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, died April 4, 2020, of COVID-19 and heart failure at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital.
Tom was an avid reader and preferred science fiction and fantasy works. While at Eastern Michigan University he was a member of their science fiction club, Waldo and Magic, and one of the founders of the science fiction convention ConClave, Inc.. He was also actively involved with the University of Michigan’s science fiction club, the Stilyagi Air Corps, and their convention, ConFusion. Tom participated in various science fiction conventions all over the country, volunteering, running departments, and selling t-shirts. He was also a member of the organization the Dorsai Irregulars, who provide staffing services to many different conventions. The Dorsai became an extended family to Tom, and he treasured them. He served as their Quartermaster for many years.
We are sorry to report Richard Landstaff (who used to work at the hotel restaurant) recently died. Richards’ son Cole said they are planning a celebration of life service on Friday where Richard worked at Kristina Rae’s at MSP headquarters, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale MI.
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.