Just a reminder — I’m Scott Clark, and I’ve agreed to carry on the coordination of Programming (and Party Suite) from Elyse and Dawn, who are unable to attend MediaWest*Con in 2018.
I’m still actively seeking Programming suggestions for MW*C 38.
Programming for MW*C is moving forward with the anticipation that the convention will take place this year as planned. Therefore, this is a reminder to PLEASE continue submitting programming suggestions for the 2018 con. At this point, a very minimal number of suggestions have been submitted.
I’m continuing to use their basic procedures this year, however the method for contacting me is different.
NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS: This year, we’re using an all-new e-mail address for submitting MW*C programming suggestions and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add it to your e-mail address books. Please be aware that as you contact me at that address, I’ll be adding YOU to the list for future general MW*C Programming announcements, including the upcoming stage of “Signing Up for Panels”, unless you specifically ask to not be contacted.
Also watch the replacement Twitter feed for MW*C Programming – @mwcprogramming – for updates. [https://twitter.com/mwcprogramming]
Right now I am still very much looking for panel suggestions. With so many platforms on which to watch TV shows now (network, cable, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, CBS All Access, etc., and many more in non-US TV markets) there are surely many ideas. Similarly, the ways in which we now enjoy our traditional fanfic have exploded – consider suggesting programming topics that address our changing fan culture. Remember, we have space for at least four tracks of programming running at the same time.
I’m just looking for panel ideas/topics right now. Be wild! Be crazy! Be creative! What fannish interests have kept you going this past year? What are the hot current fandoms that deserve a panel, and what classic retro fandoms still generate enough fannish love to justify some panel space? What do you think your fellow fans will be interested in discussing in May?
Deadline for suggestions is February 28th, 2018 and panel sign-ups will start shortly thereafter. As always, suggesting a topic DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY PUT YOU ON THAT PANEL. That will begin during the next phase, in March!
As always, your Categories include:
D. Literature (books, magazines, comics, etc.)
E. Fandom (fan fiction, fandom)
F. Internet (blogs, social media, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
G. Games/Gaming (includes boards games, computer games, RPGs, MMORPGS, Steam, Smartphone App Games, etc.)
H. Creative pursuits (hobbies, fannish videos, Furries, filking, crafts, etc.)
J. Workshops (can be on nearly anything – you can suggest a workshop and run one)
All you need do is send an email to email@example.com with SUGGESTIONS in the subject line and then your suggestions, such as:
A. Star Trek: Discovery (CBS A.A.) – Staking out new Star Trek territory, or Boldly going back to pre-Kirk times to mess up continuity?
B. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – I can’t believe what they did to [fill in your favorite character]?
D. Ursula K. Le Guin – remember the groundbreaking Grandmaster of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
H. Adult Coloring Books – Share your favorite fannish coloring books and where you’ve found them!
As you are submitting suggestions, please put each suggested panel idea/topic on its own separate line.
Again this year, for “TV” shows, PLEASE cite the channel/network/venue the series is on, as there are now so many platforms (i.e., Sherlock (BBCA), Grantchester (PBS), The Man in the High Castle (Amazon), Discovery (CBS All Access), West World (HBO), etc.). Thanks!
If the panel is slash, please put either ‘slash’ or ‘/’ in the topic.
If you want to do a workshop that you will run, let us know the topic, how long it will be (average 2 hours), and any special needs you expect to have. If you are already volunteering to run a unique workshop at this early stage of the process, please let me know that at this time – that is the one type of programming I am willing to take early sign-ups for.
Any questions, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org