Cosplay / Costumer / Fan / Film / Panelist Guest / Scientist
Sissy Space received her bachelor’s in forensic science with minors in chemistry, biology, and criminal justice from the University of Central Oklahoma as well as a master’s in anthropology at Wichita State University. Her study in anthropology included biological, where she focused on identification and analysis of skeletal remains, and cultural, in which she assisted in projects including but not limited to ritual analysis and visual documentation of peoples and cultures. She has a strong background in both qualitative and quantitative methodology. Professionally, Sissy Space is now using these talents to pursue a career in documentary filmmaking to make science more accessible and to help others to understand people and cultures around the world. In her personal life, Sissy Space is an avid cosplayer and nerd. She cosplays for a variety of organizations including Forever After Parties. She recently assisted Dynamite Conventions as the Science Lead for CrashLanded. In 2018, with New World Comics, she was awarded for most costume appearances in a single year and going above and beyond in charity events.
Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1
Many of the sciences are used when working to solve a crime. In this presentation, scientist, anthropologist, and filmmaker Sissy Space demonstrates some of the simple experiments and techniques used to figure out "Who dunnit?"
Panelists: Sissy Space
Tags: Kids Activity
Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A
Cultural nuances make upStar Trek’s memorable world building. Races within and outside of the Federation discover each other, work, and learn together. But Trekisn’t without its bad blood, warring factions, and competing interests. Alliances are made by an unwavering appreciation for each species’ differences that elevates the idea of common good across the universe. Is this the great legacy of Rodenberry’s genius?
Panelists: Sissy Space, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Chaz Kemp, Larry Nemecek, Peter Pixie
Tracks: Fandoms, Film & TV, Culture & World Affairs
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 Noon | Location: Boomer B
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
Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B
There are many different reasons for cosplaying for each cosplayer. Come learn the differences, share your own, maybe even learn something new!
Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien, Capt. Sean MacTaggart, James Dock, Honor Lychee, Kyros Cosplay, Sissy Space
Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B
Ever wonder how cosplayers and sewists make fabric, ribbon, and mundane items into beautiful accents for garments? We show you how to upcycle those household items & thrift-store finds into first-rate props for your completed costuming look.
Panelists: Sherri Dean, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Kathleen M. O'Brien, Prince Blackheart, Sissy Space
Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker
Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B
What costumes have you had the most fun with? Let the panelists talk about what was the most fun for them and why.
Panelists: Sissy Space, Vanessa Green, Kyros Cosplay, Mrs. Fae, E.T. Wardwell