David "Oak" Rice

Fan / Gaming / Panelist Guest / Writer

Oak (David Rice), only recipient of the “DM of the Year” award, is a writer, storyteller, and advocate. Oak is the owner of @OakstaffGames, a company aimed at improving the accessibility of role-playing games to a broader audience. His advocacy work includes the deaf, blind, deaf-blind, LGBTQIA+, autism, and native communities. He is a proud Hufflepuff, loves to travel with the Doctor, and has a blue lightsaber. He is a Ranger who has lived in and explored the Ozark Mountains, and lives with his husband in Tucson, exploring the Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains of Southern Arizona. Oak is also fluent in American Sign Language.

Twitter: @OakstaffGames

Website: http://www.oakstaffgames.com/

Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B

Gaming Across the Generations

How can you game with kids? Join us to talk about the challenges you might come across when gaming with children and how you might overcome them.

Panelists: Tyrell Gephardt, Phillip Hollecker, Barrett Huddleston, David "Oak" Rice, Stevo the Gutter Nerd, Christina Stiles

Tracks: Gaming, Kids

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Boo, Hiss! Beloved Villains

Voldemort; Saruman; Lex Luthor -- explain the charm of bad guys who absolutely revel in their villainy.

Panelists: David "Oak" Rice, J.H. Fleming, James Hollaman, Catherine Cooke Montrose, Peter Pixie

Tracks: Fandoms

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Noble

Readings: Poetry

Panelists: David Carrico, Dan Erickson, Michelle Muenzler, David "Oak" Rice

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Before We Entered Wakanda: Minority Characters in SF Film and TV

Take a look at roles of minority characters in science fiction and fantasy before the popularity of the Black Panther film.

Panelists: Trakena Prevost, Shai Fenwick, Johnnie Johnson, Chaz Kemp, David "Oak" Rice, Selina Rosen

Tracks: Film & TV, Culture & World Affairs

Tags: Panel

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

Name that Pokémon

For those who aren't familiar with Pokémon, come take a guess at the names of these funny-looking creatures in a-style game.

Panelists: Summer Rain Cosplay, Kimber Chessmore, Sally Hamilton, David "Oak" Rice

Tracks: Anime, Gaming

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Build Your Own "Choose Your Ending" Story

Our panelists discuss the nefarious and often emotional media that is the Choose-Your-Own Adventure, while writing one!

Panelists: David "Oak" Rice, vickey malone kennedy, Julia S. Mandala, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Gaming

Tags: Workshop

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