We are sorry to report that long-time MediaWest*Con attendee and FoE member Ginna Wilcoxen has passed away in her sleep. She participated in the Buffy shadowcasts and ran the game room at MW*C 37.
From Lorraine Garcia-Mc Glynn:
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.
We are sorry to report long-time MediaWestCon attendee John Medkeff has died from COVID-19.
John was an member of the FOE, the Star Wars role-playing group, and veteran of many “blaster battles” at MW*C.
We are sorry to report long-time MW*C attendee and fanzine publisher Elaine Batterby has passed away from a sudden heart attack.
Obituary at https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/21092577/Elaine-M-Batterby
You can send flowers or arrange to plant a tree in her memory there also.
From Michael Short:
I have sad news.
My lovely wife Robin Wood lost her battle with cancer this morning just after 3AM. There will be no in person visitation or memorial. At Robin’s request there will be a Zoom meeting (or two or three).
Thank you all for your friendship and support over the last couple years.
From Joyce Hindman:
Bast Ravenshadow, who ran AngelWings Press and Requiem Publications, and did over 400 ‘zines as publisher, author, artist, has passed due to Covid related kidney failure. There will be no service. She attended MediaWest*Con for over two decades, and was active in Due South, Sentinel, MFU, S&H, Company Business and SWAT fandoms, as well as writing numerous original stories with her writing partner Sekhmet.
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 sad to report two recent deaths:
Holly Wilson was a fan writer and editor.
Sue Glasgow was a fan writer, fan artist, ‘zine publisher, and vidder.
We are sorry to report fan writer and long-time MW*C attendee Melissa Mastoris (AKA Khylara) passed away on November 5, 2020.