Steven E. Wedel

Steven E. Wedel

Academia / Panelist Guest / Writer

Steven E. Wedel began craving literary fame and fortune in high school. Since then he’s had careers as a machinist, journalist, corporate writer, public-relations specialist, and now high-school English teacher. He keeps writing, despite the lack of wealth and notoriety. Wedel has published over 20 books, mostly in the adult horror genre, but he’s also written for the young adult, children, Western, and thriller markets, and has dabbled in other genres using pseudonyms. His non-fiction writing includes how-to articles, literary criticism, and hundreds of articles for print newspapers and online sites.

Wedel earned a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a lifelong Oklahoman living in Midwest City with his dogs Bubba and Bear. He’d still take the fame and fortune if it comes his way …

Twitter: @stevewedel



Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Boomer A

And the Killer Is…

From Psycho, to Citizen Kane, to TZ's "To Serve Man," what are your favorite "Gotcha!" moments in storytelling? Don't forget literature. Is a written twist harder than in the visual arts?

Panelists: Brian Trent, Mark Alfred, Michael R. Martin, Sue Sinor, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Writing & Publication

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

A Shift in Urban Fantasy

Werewolves and shifters have become ever more popular in UF. Authors describe their own werewolf or shifter characters, how they connect with their human side, and how that shapes the story.

Panelists: Steven E. Wedel, Lou Antonelli, Bekah June, Lee Killough, Michael R. Martin

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Fantasy

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables


Panelists: Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Bekah June, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Autographs

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Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Noble

Readings: Horror

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

Tracks: Writing & Publication

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Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

What's in a Nom de Plume?

Why do many authors use a pen name? To hide identity, or to change genres while escaping reader expectations based on the name alone? When is it a good business decision, and how do you go about choosing that new identity?

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers, Kevin J. Anderson, Lou Antonelli, Rachel Caine, Cary Osborne, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Writing & Publication

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