Rook Riley

Rook Riley

Gamer / Panelist Guest / Writer

Rook Riley was once a military linguist, burlesque-show bouncer, Krav Maga instructor and Department of Defense contractor. Current job titles are: Army vet, middle-school history teacher, parent, and short-story author. TL;DR: Combat vet, writer, game enthusiast, and linguistic badass.


Friday, June 7, 2019 8:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Veterans Roundtable

The Veterans Roundtable was started at a regional NW convention by a dedicated fan who asked that the tradition be carried into any gathering of nerds whenever possible. SoonerCon welcomes all Military Veterans to a closed space for Veterans only to introduce themselves, talk openly about Life, the Universe, and Everything. All branches are welcome, all are brothers and sisters having served in the capacity we have, or currently are.

Panelists: Capt. Sean MacTaggart, Teddy Harvia, William Leaf, Rook Riley

Tracks: General Interest, History

Tags: Meetup/Networking

Friday, June 7, 2019 9:30 p.m. | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

SoonerCon @ Midnight: Worst Book Ever

Join us in the hotel bar as intrepid writers lay on their best purple prose to create titles and openings for the Worst Book Ever, hosted by Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek! (Supplies provided.)

Panelists: Larry Nemecek, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Dan Erickson, vickey malone kennedy, Ted Pennella, Rook Riley, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Gaming

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Sooner A

Urban Legends

Squatch hunting and so much more. Join us for a lively discussion of some of Oklahoma's home-grown urban legends.

Panelists: Magician Michael Corley, James Hollaman, Jeff Provine, Rook Riley, Joey "Okie Space Queen" Rodman, Ann Shelby

Tracks: Supernatural & Paranormal

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Dungeons and Dragons: 45 Years Strong

D&D was first published in 1974, making it a venerable 45 years old. How has it changed over the years? How is it stronger than ever these days? Do you remember the "Satanic Panic" of the 80s? And what about that Tom Hanks movie?

Panelists: Magician Michael Corley, Dennis McDonald, Rook Riley, Seth Skorkowsky, Christina Stiles, Karen Thrower

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Noble

Readings: Horror

Panelists: Cary Osborne, Rook Riley, Tommy B. Smith, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

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