Academia / Panelist Guest / Space Scientist / Writer
Joey Rodman is a writer and science communicator. She s been featured on Okie Geek Podcast; been a visiting educator at Tradeshare/RefuseOKC Summer Camp; led writing workshops for the Metropolitan Library System; and is the municipal liaison for National Novel Writing Month for the greater Oklahoma City area. She leads a citizen science project tracking light pollution in Oklahoma, and always needs more help counting stars.
Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A
Mankind has been telling stories of invasion for centuries. Modern books and movies are full of stories of how the world would end by aliens. Join our discussion on the alien invasion in pop culture and how it's influenced the apocalyptic genre in general.
Panelists: Mark Alfred, Ethan Nahté, Harold Neal, Joey "Okie Space Queen" Rodman, Selina Rosen, Ann Shelby
Tracks: Supernatural & Paranormal, Pop Culture & Entertainment
Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A
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
Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:00 a.m. | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Fountain
Join panelists in the hotel breakfast area for intimate conversation. BYO coffee, please.
Panelists: Capt. Sean MacTaggart, David Carrico, Kimber E. Chessmore, Hazel Conley, Linda L. Donahue, Phillip Drayer Duncan, John Eads, Shai Fenwick, J.H. Fleming, Tim Frayser, Caleb Haldane, Chelsea Haldane, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Nick Johnson, Bekah June, Carolyn Kay, Chaz Kemp, vickey malone kennedy, Lee Killough, Melinda LaFevers, Michael R. Martin, Caleb Masters, Tim Morgan, Michelle Muenzler, Kathleen M. O'Brien, David "Oak" Rice, Joey "Okie Space Queen" Rodman, Sir William Rothmeyer, Sissy Space, Seth Skorkowsky, Terry Southard, Tex Thompson, Haileigh Todd, Kim Ventrella, E.T. Wardwell, Mel. White
Tracks: General Interest, Food & Drink
Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Sooner A
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
Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A
Where did the hoagies, grinders, and sub sandwiches of American culture originate? How do you make a "proper" one? Are burritos a sandwich? What about hot dogs? Only in America! A play on words that birthed a real panel.
Panelists: Joey "Okie Space Queen" Rodman, Aislinn Burrows, Caleb Haldane, James Hollaman, Nick Johnson, Travis Nance
Tracks: Food & Drink