Tyrell Gephardt

Tyrell Gephardt

Fan / Panelist Guest / Writer

Tyrell Gephardt is a lifelong fan of the genre and of fandom. He is a writer and a home-organizing consultant. He enjoys reading and watching a wide range of stories from high fantasy to hard science fiction, and is willing to talk about those and everything in between. He also enjoys studying and participating in different sub-fandoms. His current focus is on solar punk.

Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B

Gaming Across the Generations

How can you game with kids? Join us to talk about the challenges you might come across when gaming with children and how you might overcome them.

Panelists: Tyrell Gephardt, Phillip Hollecker, Barrett Huddleston, David "Oak" Rice, Stevo the Gutter Nerd, Christina Stiles

Tracks: Gaming, Kids

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Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Yoda, the Space Wizard: High Fantasy in the World of Star Wars

Even though it's set in space, Star Wars has its share of knights, damsels, and monsters. Join us in a discussion about the fantasy elements of Star Wars.

Panelists: Mel. White, James Dock, Tyrell Gephardt, Haileigh Todd, E.T. Wardwell

Tracks: Fandoms, Film & TV, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Science: The Core of Sci-Fi's Sense of Wonder

Many readers come to sci-fi for the wonder of imagining fantastic new worlds. They want their breath taken away by the long scope of time, of evolution and geology and the stars. What is that sense of wonder in new experiences and how do people feel it differently? What science in science fiction most succeeds at getting to those feelings?

Panelists: Adrian Simmons, Tyrell Gephardt, William Leaf, Dr. Laura-Isobel McCall, Joey "Okie Space Queen" Rodman

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Science Fiction, STEM

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer A

Far-Fetched Doomsdays

Meteors and nuclear war are so last century. Come up with new, intricate, and implausible ways for mankind to check out, or life on Earth to end.

Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Rhonda Eudaly, Tyrell Gephardt, Michelle Muenzler, Selina Rosen, Adrian Simmons

Tracks: Science Fiction, STEM, History, Pop Culture & Entertainment

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Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Crimson Meeting Room

What Is a Furry?

Furries. Is it just a specialized form of anthropomorphic cosplay? Or is it more than that, or maybe something else entirely? How are fursuit mechanics different from other types of costuming? Are furries "dressing up," or are they revealing their true inner selves? Let’s talk about it.

Panelists: Capt. Sean MacTaggart, Tyrell Gephardt, Terry Southard, Mel. White

Tracks: General Interest, Cosplay

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