Adrian Simmons

Adrian Simmons

Editor / Panelist Guest / Writer

Adrian Simmons is a Norman, OK-based reader, writer, and editor. His essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Black Gate Magazine, Internet Review of Science Fiction, and Strange Horizons. His short fiction has been in James Gunn’s Ad Astra magazine, Pseudopod, Lackington’s, and GigaNotoSaurus. An avid backpacker, he has hiked over 1,000 miles. He is famous on the internet (in a good way), and still waiting to live in a center-left nation. He is one-third the editorial team of




Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Noble

Readings: Science Fiction

Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Adrian Simmons

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

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?

Panelists: Adrian Simmons, Tyrell Gephardt, William Leaf, Dr. Laura-Isobel McCall, Joey "Okie Space Queen" Rodman

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Science Fiction, STEM

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer A

Far-Fetched Doomsdays

Meteors and nuclear war are so last century. Come up with new, intricate, and implausible ways for mankind to check out, or life on Earth to end.

Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Rhonda Eudaly, Tyrell Gephardt, Michelle Muenzler, Selina Rosen, Adrian Simmons

Tracks: Science Fiction, STEM, History, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables


Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Adrian Simmons, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Sooner A

The B-Movie Panel

Bad sci-fi movies are a guilty pleasure for so many of us! Why do we love movies that love to be bad? The legendary B-movie panel.

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers, Sherri Dean, Tim Frayser, Bekah June, Selina Rosen, Adrian Simmons

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: Panel

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?

Panelists: Linda L. Donahue, A. Lee Martinez, Catherine Cooke Montrose, Adrian Simmons, Christina Stiles, Laura J. Underwood

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Fantasy

Tags: Panel

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