Fan / Panelist Guest / Podcaster
Michael Cross created and currently cohosts the Okie Geek Podcast. He also hosts Morning Edition for KOSU Radio. A lifelong geek and lover of science fiction and fantasy, Michael has immersed himself in media, games, and books. He is currently working his way through all of the Legend of Drizzt novels by R.A. Salvatore. Michael acted for local theatre groups including Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park and the Jewel Box. He graduated from Oklahoma City Community College with a degree in Theatre, the American Broadcasting School, and the University of Central Oklahoma with a major in broadcasting and a minor in journalism.
Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A
Discuss and learn about the iconic Doctor Who: Classic Series, the series before the current series! I Wonder… what you'll learn!
Panelists: Michael Cross, Capt. Sean MacTaggart, Rebecca Jackson, Myron Moody, Martha Steele
Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G
Living history, from the Count himself. Join SoonerCon's Oklahoma Speculative Fiction hall of famer and local legend John Ferguson, a.k.a. Count Gregore, for a look back at his 60-plus-year career in TV broadcasting, plus his current roles in the Senior Follies and other stage productions.
Panelists: Michael Cross, Count Gregore
Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Noble
Join Oklahoma's premier geek culture podcast, The Okie Geek podcast, for a retrospective on geek culture in Oklahoma. Host Michael Cross is joined by guests to discuss how we have gone from small groups reciting verbatim The Holy Grail, to being accepted by the masses. They will talk about the milestones and the hurdles that geek culture has gone through and how great the rise of geek fandom has been in the Sooner state. (Limit 14 participants)
Panelists: Michael Cross, Caleb Haldane, Nick Johnson
Tags: Podcast Live Recording
Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A
We like to think that Trek is fairly accurate science-wise. But don't look too close. Let's discuss the plausible science behind wormholes, transporters, and more.
Panelists: Michael Cross, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Tim Frayser, William Leaf, Dr. Laura-Isobel McCall, Ted Pennella
Tracks: Fandoms, STEM, Film & TV
Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium
Join panelists in the hotel breakfast area for intimate conversation. BYO coffee, please.
Panelists: Mark Alfred, Kevin J. Anderson, Julie Barrett, Blair Bartlett, Mitzi Bartlett, Rachel Caine, Peri Charlifu, Michael Cross, Pete Dixon, Dan Erickson, Rhonda Eudaly, Dara Fogel, Ph.D. Tyrell Gephardt, Sally Hamilton, Teddy Harvia, James Hollaman, Phillip Hollecker, Mike Kloepfer, William Leaf, Julia S. Mandala, A. Lee Martinez, Lee Moody, Harold Neal, Cary Osborne, Ted Pennella, Matthew Price, Jeff Provine, Marguerite Reed, Rook Riley, Ann Shelby, Bradley H. Sinor, Sue Sinor, Tommy B. Smith, Christina Stiles, Brian Trent, Laura J. Underwood, Melanie Unruh, Craig Wolf
Tracks: General Interest, Food & Drink