Shai Fenwick

Shai Fenwick

Fan / FSCOK President / Panelist Guest / Staff / Writer

Shai Fenwick was born in Trinidad and Tobago to two economists who spoke nine languages between them, which is probably why she spent most of her time reading quietly as a child. She has worked in journalism all over. She has served on the board of the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice and the steering committee for Take Root Conference on Red State Reproductive Justice. She is a founding board member, and still serves on the board of the Future Society of Central Oklahoma, and is hotel liaison for SoonerCon. She is pursuing her PhD and is a founding partner of Cobalt Prairie Consulting, LLC in Norman. A fierce advocate for education and reproductive justice, Shai is wife to Ben Fenwick, and adoptive mom to many furbabies, plants, and wayward students. Her favorite hobby, in addition to consuming and making stories, gardening, cooking, singing, sewing, and kayaking … is sleeping.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Boomer B

In Defense of Difficult Women

Maleficent, Elphaba, Ursula, and other witchy women who won't stay where we put them. Panelists dissect the characterizations of complex women in SF storytelling, how they are written well or written poorly. How do these characterizations of women compare to real-life portrayals of women in media?

Panelists: Shai Fenwick, Dr. Marc DiPaolo, J. H. Fleming, Marguerite Reed, Sissy Space, Caroline Spector

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Noble

Readings: Urban Fantasy

Panelists: Shai Fenwick, Wm. Mark Simmons, Karen Thrower

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

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 p.m. | Location: Embassy Suite 204

Gorgeous Ladies of SoonerCon Pajama Party

Join us for the innaugural all-inclusive SoonerCon pajama party! We'll watch a movie of attendees' choice, popcorn and candy and hang out. LGBTQ+ friendly! Your cutest PJs prefered.

Panelists: Shai Fenwick, Brittany Ellis

Tracks: General Interest

Tags: Party

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