We were sorry to hear that long-time MW*C attendee James Castleberry has died. Many may remember him from the FOE blaster battles.
Posted on Facebook 10/24/21 by Beth Singer:
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.
We made it to the Jim Henson exhibit at the Henry Ford museum!
Annie Walton, Texas long-time MW*C attendee known for her creativity and warmth, passed in her sleep after succumbing to myriad health issues. She is missed.
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.
Thanks to everyone who sent kind thoughts and fond memories of past MW*Cs this Memorial Day Weekend! 🖖
We would like to add virtual Art Show and virtual Dealers Room pages to the MW*C website if there is enough interest. We hope to have something up for Memorial Day weekend.
We hope this will aid the many artists and dealers who are struggling due to Covid-19 shutting down conventions and other fannish outlets.
These would, of course, be featuring SF/Media fan artists and fan dealers/fanzine publishers/creators.
The virtual Art Show would have a link (or other contact info) to artists websites, artists/studio name, a short artist bio, and perhaps a thumbnail of a representative work.
The virtual Dealers Room would have a link (or other contact info) to dealers website, dealers/press name, and a short description of wares, feature new products, etc..
The webpages would be ongoing, so can be updated periodically.
There is no charge for listings.
The remainder of the MW*C website will continue to be archival.To supply artist or dealer info for listing, or for more info, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also still have DIY MW*C 40 kits available. See MW*C website (www.mediawestcon.org) for details. 🖖
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.