Academia / Panelist Guest / Space Scientist / Writer
Joey Rodman is a writer and science communicator. She s been featured on Okie Geek Podcast; been a visiting educator at Tradeshare/RefuseOKC Summer Camp; led writing workshops for the Metropolitan Library System; and is the municipal liaison for National Novel Writing Month for the greater Oklahoma City area. She leads a citizen science project tracking light pollution in Oklahoma, and always needs more help counting stars.
Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A
It Was the Aliens
Mankind has been telling stories of invasion for centuries. Modern books and movies are full of stories of how the world would end by aliens. Join our discussion on the alien invasion in pop culture and how it's influenced the apocalyptic genre in general.
Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A
Science: The Core of Sci-Fi's Sense of Wonder
Many readers come to sci-fi for the wonder of imagining fantastic new worlds. They want their breath taken away by the long scope of time, of evolution and geology and the stars. What is that sense of wonder in new experiences and how do people feel it differently? What science in science fiction most succeeds at getting to those feelings?
Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A
SonarCon: Sandwich Battles
Where did the hoagies, grinders, and sub sandwiches of American culture originate? How do you make a "proper" one? Are burritos a sandwich? What about hot dogs? Only in America! A play on words that birthed a real panel.