SoonerCon 27 Speculative Fiction Hall of Fame Inductee

Lloyd Lee Barnett

Lloyd Lee Barnett lives and works in Hollywood, California and his hometown, Oklahoma City.  He has an extensive resumé of film and television work, including two Academy Award winners for visual effects, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Avatar.  He has a deep love for science fiction and horror.  Bierce, Poe, Lovecraft, Serling, Blackwood, Beaumont, Asimov, and Bradbury are among his favorite authors.

Besides his extensive visual-effects work, Lloyd has written and directed several films that have acquired distribution.  All his movies are in the realm of science fiction, fantasy, and horror:  Ninja ApocalypseLily and the Syphon, aka I Love You to Death, and the short film The Cooks.  His recent work includes a TV pilot anthology, shot in Oklahoma City.  Lloyd is currently in preproduction for his third feature film, as yet unnamed. You can be sure that it will have massive visual effects work, and it will be shot in Oklahoma City.

Lloyd loves work that brings him to his home state, to be with his children and wonderful wife, Dallas. In 2013 Lloyd and Dallas made Oklahoma City their primary home.  He looks forward to strengthening the film industry in his home state, especially in the arenas of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Appearance Schedule

Low-Budget Features and You

Friday, June 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

You’ve got big ideas for a great film, but a tiny budget to get it done. Filmmakers talk shop on what it takes to finance your first film and share budgeting tricks to get started.

Ryan Bellgardt – M, David Lee Anderson, Lloyd Lee Barnett, Tim Frayser, Felix A. Matos, Haileigh Todd

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

The Producer’s ProTips

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

Lloyd Lee Barnett (AvatarThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingNinja Apocalypse) and Glenn Garland (Vampire DiariesAltered CarbonPreacher, GrindhouseThe Devil’s RejectsThe Fantastic Four) talk production, the current movie marketplace, funding, and making films your day job.

Matthew Price – M, Lloyd Lee Barnett, Glenn Garland

Capturing Realism: Practical Effects vs. CGI

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

Movie audiences expect nearly every effect to be computer-generated today. Can practical effects capture the magic just as well, or better than CGI?

Lloyd Lee Barnett – M, Ryan Bellgardt, Caleb Haldane, Neal Hallford, Nick Sanford

Ninja Apocalypse – Feature Film with Q&A

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

“Framed for assassinating the Grandmaster, the Lost Ninja Clan must battle their way up an underground nuclear bunker filled with hordes of supernatural enemies, mutants and flesh eating zombies. Trapped 200 feet below the earth’s crust, these ninjas will face hell.” Feature screening with director Q&A.

Lloyd Lee Barnett

Koffee Klatch

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

Morning networking with convention guests.

Lloyd Lee Barnett, Julie Barrett, Rachel Caine, Peri Charlifu, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Roger Colby, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Dan Erickson, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Tyrell Gephardt, Brian Gililland, Teddy Harvia, Phillip Hollecker, Gary Jonas, Mike Kennedy, Vickey Malone Kennedy, Lee Killough, Rebecca McFarland Kyle, Melinda LaFevers, William Ledbetter, Julia S. Mandala, A. Lee Martinez, Tracy S. Morris, Harold Neal, John Eric Osborn, John Picacio, Jeff Provine, Rook Riley, Sara Saint John, Adrian Simmons, Sue Sinor, Bradley H. Sinor, Seth Skorkowsky, Tommy B. Smith, Christina Stiles, Summer Rain Cosplay, THE james k burk, Laura J. Underwood

A Discussion on Following Your Dreams

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.” Wise words from Samwise Gamgee. What does it take to believe in yourself and become what you dream to be? Pros share their stories of the life-changing moment when they decided to do or do not.

Tex Thompson – M, Lloyd Lee Barnett, Rachel Caine, Neal Hallford, Melinda LaFevers, Carrie Vaughn

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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