Mark Alfred

Mark Alfred

Editor / Fan / Panelist Guest / Staff / Writer

Mark Alfred is a founding ConComm member of both the original SoonerCon in 1986 and its new incarnation in 2006. He was the first President of the Future Society of Central Oklahoma. He is the reigning Pun King of SoonerCon. Mark is a fountain of (probably useless) facts on Silver Age DC Comics, monster movies, Star Trek: TOS, and the like.

He’s an editor of over a dozen non-fiction books for Jacobs/Brown Press. He also works on Publications for SoonerCon.




Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

It Was the Aliens

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

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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: Sooner B

Eight Decades of Superman

Superman first appeared in June of 1938, in Action Comics #1, then got the first self-titled superhero comic the following year. How has pop culture's iconic hero changed or stayed the same? And we'll recall that brief, dark time in the 90s when the world went without him (he got better).

Panelists: Matthew Price, Mark Alfred, Buck Berlin, Kent Clark, A. Lee Martinez, E.T. Wardwell

Tracks: Comics

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

Sixty Years in the Zone

This retrospective on The Twilight Zone’s 60th anniversary is just an excuse to reminisce about our favorite episodes -- or the ones that creeped us out the most. All iterations of TZ are fair game.

Panelists: Wm. Mark Simmons, Mark Alfred, Brian Trent, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment

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