MediaWest*Con/MediaWest 2000

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Name: MediaWest 2000
Dates: May 26-29, 2000
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Focus: multi-fandom
Founding Date:
URL: 2000 History page[1]
2000 Convention theme
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Some facts about the 2000 convention:

  • The theme that year was Y2K
  • The winner of the 2000 SF/Media Fan Fund was Joyce Yasner. She attended MW*C Y2K.
  • Xemplary and Mulder Torture Anonymous hosted an X-Philes party.
  • Fandoms represented in panels at MW*C 2000 included The 10th Kingdom, Airwolf, Alien Nation, Angel, Babylon 5, Blake's 7, Battlestar Galactica, Brimstone, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Who, Due South, Early Edition, Earth Final Conflict, Emergency, ER, Farscape, Galaxy Quest, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Homicide: Life on the Street, Horatio Hornblower, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Law & Order, Magnificent 7, Man from UNCLE, Matrix, Nightmare Cafe, Now & Again, The Others, Pretender, Rat Patrol, Real Ghostbusters, Roswell, Scarecrow & Mrs. King, Sentinel, Shadowchasers, Silk Stalkings, Stargate SG-1, Starsky & Hutch, Star Trek, Star Wars, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, West Wing, Xena: Warrior Princess, X-Files.
  • Ming Wathne hosted a panel about fanzine publishing:
    "It is a panel covering your responsibility as a zine editor what are your copyright rights what are your sale rights. What you can and cannot do in copy rights and what is happening on the net and what might happen in Congress.the last part is what are Grandfather laws and how they might affect the Archives and sales."[2]
  • Additional information about the 2000 convention can be found archived here.

FanQ Awards

See FanQ Awards.

Masquerade Winners

A complete list of winners, with photos, can be seen 2000 History here. [3]

Judges: Valerie Kessler & Leslie Dannenburger


  • High Lethal Cuteness Award: Buffy, Cheerslayer of Sunnydale -- Kelly Jeanette Aurora Lowrey
  • Medal of Honor of the Order of Ankle-biters: Sammie the Powell -- Samantha Powell


  • Andre Lieven Memorial Punster Award: Dar the Beastmeister -- Peter Cooper
  • Literary Prize & Special Mention -- Best Hat: Mother Goose & Friend -- Linda Cuchinski, Samantha MacGoose
  • Special Workmanship Award & Prosthetic Effects: Londo's Other Keeper -- Stephanie Ellis
  • Best Presentation & Special Award -- Elegance of Design: Coruscant's House of Rowena Coutouriers Present a Royal Wedding -- Bernadette Crumb, Zena Carson, Mandi Hall, Christine Krebs-Bonder, Dora Furlong, & Lady Belladonna
  • Special Award -- Berni Special Male Audience Members Room Key Award: Dora Furlong
  • Vampire Bait Medal of Valor (& Bounce Above & Beyond the Call of School Spirit): Enslaved to the Sunnydale Cult -- Courtney Kraft


  • The Parting -- James & Debbie Casselbury

Art Show Winners

Winners are selected by popular vote.

  • Best in Show: Primal Magic by Karen River
  • Science Fiction: Zhann, Symphony in Blue by Jesse McCalin
  • Fantasy: Little Rascals by James Wappel
  • Detective: Partners by Mike Cole
  • Secret Agent: Endangered by Frank Liltz
  • Animation: This Could Be The Start of Something Big by Sandy Schreiber
  • Humor: Velvet Yoda by Larry de Souza
  • 3-D: Birds of a Feather by Susan Brummet
  • Fabric: Star Wars by Pat Winter
  • Western: One Day Out West by Lucy Seaman
  • Horror: The Crow by Mike Cole
  • Portrait: Deceiver by Frank Liltz
  • Critter: Snow Leopard by Frank Liltz
  • Too Cute To Live: Catatonic: New Years Eve 2000 by Jesse McClain

Source: 2000 Art Show Winners.

Door Decoration Awards

A complete list of winners, with photos can be seen 2000 here.[4] A few sample doors are included below.


Vid Show

Over 90 vids from over 19 vidders/vidding groups were submitted, including vids by Central Consortium, Still Reeling, California Crew, Waldo, Leigh Motooka, Chevron & Jon, Chris & Christina, Pony Girls Productions, SiDiC, Apocalypse West, Con Dog Video, Carol Ann Rassumussen, Ella, Cindy Neidt, Sarah Adams, Space Monkey Junkie, Serendipity Audio Visuals, and Steele Inc., Atlanta Division. For a complete list of all the vids submitted see below.

2000 Winners

Song Interpretation -- Single fandom (Gen)

Song Interpretation -- Single Fandom (Slash)

Song Interpretation -- Multi-Fandom (Gen)

Constructed Reality -- Multi-Fandom (Gen)

Humorous (Gen)

  • 1st: I'm Too Sexy (Angel) by Still Reeling
  • 2nd: I Won't Grow Up by Chris & Christina
  • 3rd: Dancin' Fool by California Crew
  • Honorable Mention: The Saga Begins by California Crew (The Phantom Menace)

Credits (Gen)

Video Box (Gen)

  • Chris & Christina

Source: 2000 MediaWest Vid Page[5]

2000 Vids Submitted - Partial

A partial playlist of the gen vid show was compiled by cannellfan. Not all slash vids were recorded and MediaWest failed to announce the winning vidders in the slash category.

Mediawest contest categories:

  • I=Song Interpretation
  • H=Humor
  • CR=Constructed Reality
  • O=Original (using mostly home video)
  • Cred=Credits.

MediaWest 2000 Vid Show Entries



  • credits [winner: 3rd place]
  • "Desert Rose" Stargate/Stargate SG-1 SI
  • "Friendship" Buffy SI
  • "You Drive Me Crazy" La Femme Nikita SI
  • "They Can't Take That Away From Me" Angel SI
  • "Men in Tights" Multi H
  • "The Hamster Dance" Buffy (werewolf) H
  • "Stranger Than Dreams" Farscape SI
  • "I'm Not Supposed to Love You Anymore" Buffy/Angel SI
  • "Ode to a Friend" Farscape SI
  • "If I Fall" Buffy/Angel SI
  • end credits


  • credits [winner: 1st Place]
  • "Dancin' Fool" Multi (Pretender/Angel) H [winner: 3rd Place]
  • "I Love You" Roswell SI
  • "Sounds of Silence" Angel SI
  • "You Were Loved" Multi SI
  • "Universal Pictures Theme" Stargate SG-1 SI
  • "Nobody's Side" La Femme Nikita SI [winner: 3rd Place - Single]
  • "Gotta Catch 'Em All" Buffy H
  • "Strangers Like Me" Farscape SI
  • "If You Want Me To" Stargate SG-1 SI
  • "The Saga Begins" SW: The Phantom Menace H [Hon Mention]
  • "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Buffy SI
  • "Follow the Leader" Stargate SG-1 H
  • "You Go First" Multi H

end credits


  • "We Shall Be Free" Multi SI


  • "Somebody's Watching Me" Pretender SI [winner: 1st Place - Single]
  • "Lightning Crashes" Seventh Sign SI
  • "Stayin' Alive" Face/Off SI


  • credits [winner: 2nd Place]
  • "This Kiss" Multi SI [winner: 2nd Place - Multi]
  • "Break On Through" Stargate SG-1 SI
  • "Rocket Man" Farscape SI
  • "That's What I Get" Edward Scissorshands SI
  • "Fooling Yourself" The Matrix SI
  • "I Won't Grow Up" SW: The Phantom Menace H [winner: 2nd Place]
  • end credits
  • [also won 1st Place in Video Box competition]


  • "Is It the Girl or the Gown?" Remember WENN SI
  • "Bitch" Multi (Gates McFadden) SI
  • "Being Alive" ST:TNG SI


  • credits [Hon Mention]
  • "It's a Pig" Hercules H
  • "Once Upon a December" Quantum Leap SI
  • "Don't Wipe it on Me, Marie" Ghostbuster (film) H
  • "Beauty and the Bees" Now & Again SI
  • "You've Got a Friend in Me" Quantum Leap SI
  • "One More Mountain" Space: Above & Beyond SI
  • "Go the Distance" ER SI


  • "Side of the Road" X-Files SI
  • "Bad Reputation" X-Files H
  • "Tongue Tied" Highlander SI


  • credits
  • "Man I Feel Like a Woman" Stargate SG-1 H
  • "What I Did For Love" Stargate SG-1 SI
  • "Little Deuce Coupe" ST: Voyager H
  • "A Mother and Father's Prayer" Stargate SG-1 SI
  • "Steam" Multi SI [winner: 3rd Place - Multi]


  • "Through a Child's Eyes" KFLC SI
  • "Nobody Knows" Sentinel SI
  • "Walls" KFLC SI
  • "I Won't Say I'm in Love" Rem Steele SI


  • "Lightning Does the Work" Stargate SG-1 SI
  • "Hit the Road, Jack" Stargate SG-1 H
  • "Ships That Don't Come In" Stargate SG-1 SI
  • "Tubthumping (I Get Knocked Down...)" Stargate SG-1 H
  • "I'm Too Sexy" Stargate SG-1 H


  • "One For My Baby..." Star Trek (De Kelley tribute) SI
  • "Sloop John B" Multi (Titanic/Time Travellers) CR [Hon Mention]
  • "Time" Multi (annual tribute to late actors) SI
  • "Sweet Surrender" X-Files SI


  • credits
  • "Two Worlds, One Family" Stargate SG-1 SI
  • "A Friend to Me" Sentinel SI
  • "At the Same Time" Buffy SI
  • "Shades of Grey" Stargate SG-1 SI
  • "Broken Arrow" Robin of Sherwood SI
  • "Honey, I'm Home" Multi H


  • "Single White Female" Rem Steele SI
  • "With You" Rem Steele SI
  • "All My Roads" Rem Steele SI


  • "Enemies Like You and Me" Prey SI
  • "Falling" Moon Over Miami SI
  • "Vampires, Mummies and the Holy Ghost" Multi SI [winner: 1st
  • Place-Multi]
  • "No Place That Far" Now & Again SI
  • "Here With Me" Angel SI
  • "Reach" Farscape SI
  • "The Power of Two" X-Files SI [winner: 2nd Place-Single]
  • "Evidence" Pretender SI
  • "I'm Too Sexy" Angel H [winner: 1st Place]


  • "Shades of Grey" Babylon 5 SI
  • "Our House" Babylon 5 SI

SLASH. All vids below were classified as Single Source Song Interpretation. The results of the Slash vid voting were not posted to the MediaWest website.


  • "Love is a Battlefield" Total Recall 2070
  • "Possession" Total Recall 2070


  • "Closing Time" ST: Voyager
  • "All For You" Once a Thief
  • "I Can't Imagine" ST: Voyager
  • "Mickey" ST: Voyager


  • "Someday Out of the Blue" Velvet Goldmine

"Talk Dirty to Me" Sentinel

Convention Reports


  1. Archived link to the 2000 Convention Page; WebCite for the 2000 page
  2. Ming Wathne, Southern Enclave (mailing list)]] post dated May 14, 2000 (quoted with permission_.
  3. Archived link to the 2000 Convention Page; WebCite for the 2000 page
  4. Archived link to the 2000 Convention Page; WebCite for the 2000 page
  5. archived vid page.
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