Gamer / Panelist Guest / Writer
Raised in the swamps and pine forests of East Texas, Seth Skorkowsky gravitated to the darker sides of fantasy, preferring horror and pulp heroes over knights in shining armor. His debut novel, Dämoren, was published in 2014. He has released four Urban Fantasy novels in his Valducan series. Seth has also written two sword-and-sorcery rogue collections with his Tales of the Black Raven series. When not writing, Seth enjoys cheesy movies, tabletop role-playing games, making YouTube videos, and traveling the world with his wife.
Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B
A discussion of writers' groups: their dynamics and their possible value. Compare online forums versus face-to-face groups. How can you tell if you've stumbled into something dysfunctional or delightful, without a sounding board? How to network? Advice for authors at any stage of development looking to join a writing group.
Panelists: Karen Thrower, Linda L. Donahue, Julia S. Mandala, Seth Skorkowsky, B. J. Thrower, Kim Ventrella
Tracks: Writing & Publication, Business & Marketing
Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables
Panelists: Catherine Cooke Montrose, Marguerite Reed, Seth Skorkowsky, Karen Thrower
Friday, June 7, 2019 7:00 p.m. | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium
Join panelists in the hotel for lively conversation. BYO beverage, please.
Panelists: Julie Barrett, Kimber E. Chessmore, Brenna Deutchman, John Eads, Shai Fenwick, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Bekah June, Carolyn Kay, Chaz Kemp, Mike Kloepfer, Angela Lowry, Michael R. Martin, Maureen McHugh, Catherine Cooke Montrose, Michelle Muenzler, Marguerite Reed, David "Oak" Rice, Sir William Rothmeyer, Sissy Space, Seth Skorkowsky, Tommy B. Smith, The Dream, Karen Thrower, Haileigh Todd, Craig Wolf
Tracks: General Interest, Food & Drink
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 11:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer B
Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest...why (or why not) all? Simple how-tos for creative businesses on selecting and using social media to increase brand visibility and profit. There IS a method to the madness of self-promotion online to help you gain followers and maximize engagement, plus net more website traffic and sales.
Panelists: Shayla Raquel, Amber Hanneken, Seth Skorkowsky, Haileigh Todd, Kim Ventrella
Tracks: Business & Marketing
Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B
D&D was first published in 1974, making it a venerable 45 years old. How has it changed over the years? How is it stronger than ever these days? Do you remember the "Satanic Panic" of the 80s? And what about that Tom Hanks movie?
Panelists: Magician Michael Corley, Dennis McDonald, Rook Riley, Seth Skorkowsky, Christina Stiles, Karen Thrower
Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment
Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Boomer B
Writers share their tips for success. Covering everything from how to overcome Writer's Block to what to do when real life interrupts. Let our panelists share some tips.
Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Kevin J. Anderson, Rachel Caine, Shayla Raquel, Seth Skorkowsky, Caroline Spector
Tracks: Writing & Publication