A. Lee Martinez is a fantasy/science-fiction novelist with 10 standalone novels. His latest book is Constance Verity Saves the World, second of the Constance Verity trilogy. In his spare time he plays tabletop games, computer games, video games . . . well, a lot of games. His favorite fictional character is Tars Tarkas. His favorite superhero is the Thing. He likes to think of himself as the bad boy in the boy band of the literary world, and no one has had the heart to correct him yet.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
Eight Decades of Superman
Superman first appeared in June of 1938, in Action Comics #1, then got the first self-titled superhero comic the following year. How has pop culture's iconic hero changed or stayed the same? And we'll recall that brief, dark time in the 90s when the world went without him (he got better).
Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A
Three Types of Magic in Fantasy
There are charms (magic anyone can use with the right chant); invocations (getting a demon or the like to do it for you); and innate magic (it’s part of the magician). Does all magic have the same limits or are the limits flexible? Which is the easiest to use in your story?