Tommy B. Smith is a writer of dark fiction, author of The Mourner’s Cradle, Poisonous, and the short-story collection Pieces of Chaos. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies throughout the years. His presence currently infests Fort Smith, AR, where he resides with his wife and cats.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma G
Vampires Across the Ages
Long a staple of Urban Fantasy, vampires first appear in folklore, and were markedly different from Stoker's Count; even more so from Yarbro's noble St. Germain, or the sparkles from Twilight. We discuss the influences of those early roots, and look at the many changes.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
Libraries in the Digital Age
In a world where we can get almost anything at the touch of a button, including books, (e-books and audio books), who needs libraries? YOU do! Come learn why libraries (and librarians) are the best soldiers we have in the war against ignorance.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Sooner A
Body Language: How to Draw an Image in Your Fiction
More than half of our communication occurs through body language, much of which is instinctual rather than conscious. Because of this, non-verbal clues can be hard to recognize and therefore reproduce successfully. This panel discusses techniques to increase your awareness of body language and how to incorporate such descriptions into your fiction.