Sissy Space

Sissy Space

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.

Instagram: sissyspace643



Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Crime Solver Science with Sissy Space

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

Tracks: Kids, STEM

Tags: Kids Activity

Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Together, We Are Better: Identity and Diplomacy in Star Trek

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

Tags: Panel

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 3:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Cosplay for Fun or Cosplay FTW

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

Tracks: Cosplay

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Upcycling Props

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

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Favorite or Best Costumes

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

Tracks: Cosplay

Tags: Panel

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