SoonerCon 27 Featured Guest

Jerry Bennett

Jerry Bennett is a full time illustrator who illustrates comics and children’s books whose clients include Stan Lee, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Saban and Mattel. He art directed and led cinematography for the animated short film, Even in Death, which won several film festival awards, and since gone to create trailers for Scholastic Books.

He has comics with Jackson Compton, Matthew Price, the Pioneer Library System, and recently Jeff Provine for his Okie Comics Magazine.

Jerry is currently creating original licensed sketchcards for RRParks’ MST3K set, Upper Deck’s Marvel line, and Topps’ Star Wars and The Walking Dead sets.

Be sure to follow his Instagram as artistjerrybennett, or Twitter: @comicbookjer

Appearance Schedule

Things I Wish Some Pro Had Told Me

Friday, June 22, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

So you think you’ve got what it takes to break out, excel, and be a professional creator. Hear some no-nonsense advice from professionals in the fields of art, writing, and film.

Brian Gililland – M, Lloyd Lee Barnett, Jerry Bennett, Glenn Garland, John Picacio, Selina Rosen

Opening Ceremonies

Friday, June 22, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Selina Rosen – M, Astronaut Stan Love, Lloyd Lee Barnett, Jerry Bennett, Rachel Caine, Glenn Garland, Larry Nemecek, John Picacio, Carrie Vaughn

Friends of SoonerCon Reception

Friday, June 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Friends of SoonerCon membership-exclusive social event with SoonerCon 27 guests of honor and featured guests. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided. Thank you to our Friends of SoonerCon supporters!

Lloyd Lee Barnett, Jerry Bennett, Rachel Caine, Glenn Garland, Larry Nemecek, John Picacio, Selina Rosen, Carrie Vaughn

World Peace Through Chocolate Art Reception

Friday, June 22, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

Award-winning artists host a viewing of the region’s largest SF art show. Light desserts provided. (2 hours)

Jerry Bennett, Peri Charlifu, Brad W. Foster, John Picacio

Build Your Own Comic-Book Hero/Villain

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

Join the fun – help cast a villain or hero in the next big comic book. We’ll create a superhero or supervillain in under an hour. (Supplies provided. Kid-friendly.)

Summer Rain Cosplay – M, Jerry Bennett, Rhonda Eudaly, Johnnie Johnson, Tracy S. Morris, John Eric Osborne, Shado Wiley

Meet THE Jerry Bennett

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Presentation and Q&A session with featured guest Jerry Bennett; artist, illustrator, and genuinely good guy.

Jerry Bennett

The Ricochet: A Storyteller Show – Live! at SoonerCon

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

Join us in the Big Room for a special edition of Oklahoma City’s own story show, The Ricochet. Five performers share their personal stories from experiences at comic-cons. Funny, poignant and always thoughtful, enjoy this exciting mix of live theater and storytelling. Episodes available on iTunes or Google Play.

Ryan McKinley – M, Jerry Bennett, Jackson Compton, Carissa Eads, John Eads, Foxxikitten Cosplay, Patrick Hurd

Crafting a Children’s Book

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

You have a great idea for a children’s book; what’s next? Learn the step-by-step process, from our panel of authors and illustrators.

Jerry Bennett – M, Mike Kennedy, Trakena Prevost, Susan Satterfield, Steven E. Wedel

All Ages Pages: Comics as a Developmental Tool

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Comics can educate and illuminate. Panelists discuss how comics influenced them, and the smartest ways we can teach the next generation with comics.

Jeff Provine – M, Aaron Ballinger, Jerry Bennett, Buck Berlin, La Blanke, Alan J. Porter

Closing Ceremonies

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

Selina Rosen – M, Lloyd Lee Barnett, Jerry Bennett, Rachel Caine, Larry Nemecek, John Picacio, Carrie Vaughn

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