Editor / Panelist Guest / Writer
Adam J. Whitlatch is the author of the novels The Weller, War of the Worlds: Goliath, Birthright, and Vengeance for My Valentine, as well as dozens of short stories and poems spanning science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
His interest in science fiction was first sparked at the age of ten when his father played the infamous 1938 Orson Welles War of the Worlds radio broadcast for him on Halloween. It’s a tradition Adam carries on to this day.
From 2012 to 2015, Adam worked as an associate editor for Minnesota-based small press publisher KHP Publishers, managing their science fiction imprint, Retro Rocket Press. Adam resides in southeast Iowa with his wife and sons.
Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
What happens after the world ends? How has the threat of apocalypse changed how we live, how we work, how we govern in the modern age? What's the state of the grid, and all the things we take for granted?
Panelists: Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Tim Frayser, Michelle Muenzler, Jeff Provine, Haileigh Todd, Adam J. Whitlatch
Tracks: Science Fiction, STEM, History, Pop Culture & Entertainment
Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Sooner A
We all have trouble elucidating our thoughts at times. So how can writers do it for two or three (or more!) main characters and dozens of supporting characters? How can you encourage the reader to hear the voices in your head the same way you do? How do you write for a political view with which you may disagree, or a gender with which you don’t identify?
Panelists: Catherine Cooke Montrose, David Carrico, Deborah Chester, Lee Killough, Laura J. Underwood, Adam J. Whitlatch
Tracks: Writing & Publication
Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G
At some point, every creator will be afflicted with these issues as part of the ups and downs of life. Creating through depression and anxiety instead of walking away is sometimes the best option. Authors and artists talk about the techniques they use for working while living with a neuro-atypical brain.
Panelists: Alexandra Bohannon, Hazel Conley, Julia S. Mandala, Marguerite Reed, Adam J. Whitlatch
Tracks: Health & Wellness, Writing & Publication
Saturday, June 8, 2019 7:00 p.m. | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium
Join panelists in the hotel for lively conversation. BYO beverage, please.
Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson, Alexandra Bohannon, David Carrico, Sherri Dean, Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Dan Erickson, J.H. Fleming, Tim Frayser, vickey malone kennedy, Julia S. Mandala, A. Lee Martinez, Caleb Masters, Dr. Laura-Isobel McCall, Ethan Nahté, Kathleen M. O'Brien, Eric Osborn, Cary Osborne, Ted Pennella, Rook Riley, Adrian Simmons, Wm. Mark Simmons, Tex Thompson, Brian Trent, Kim Ventrella, Toni Weisskopf, Mel. White, Adam J. Whitlatch
Tracks: General Interest, Food & Drink
Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Noble
Panelists: Lou Antonelli, David Carrico, Jeff Provine, Adam J. Whitlatch
Tracks: Writing & Publication