SoonerCon 28 Event Schedule

SoonerCon Event Schedule

SoonerCon 28 is June 7-9 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Plan your SoonerCon weekend now by clicking on a guest profile to see their appearance schedule or download a PDF of the event schedule using the buttons below.

Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Intro to Miniature Painting Workshop

This beginner-level workshop teaches the basic skill set necessary to paint most miniatures. Students will be taught how to inspect miniatures for flaws, correct them, and prime for paint. Techniques taught will include paint thinning, washes, and dry brushing. At the end of the workshop, students should feel confident in their ability to paint a miniature up to a tabletop quality level. (2 hours) Limit 15 participants, $5 materials fee.

Panelists: Matthew Cavanaugh

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Portrait Painting Demo

Portrait painting made easy, using an opaque projector technique. Join Oklahoma artist and teacher Terry Southard for this hands-on paint & take. Supplies provided, limit 11 participants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Terry Southard

Tracks: Art

Tags: Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3

Drawing Sci-Fi/Fantasy Characters, for Fun!

Draw along as Mike (mikeyzart) shows you his approach to drawing your own science-fiction and fantasy characters in a relaxed and fun environment. For all skill levels – as long as you can operate a pencil, you'll have fun! Beginners will enjoy creating their own characters, and advanced artists will learn a few more tools and ideas to put into their maker kit. Participants will draw many characters within the hour, so come prepared to have a good time and leave with lots of new ideas. Supplies provided, limit 24 participants.

Panelists: Mike Kloepfer

Tracks: Art

Tags: Workshop

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 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Creating a Short Story: Harder than You Think

There are many paths to the peak of the mountain, says an old proverb. Authors discuss what works for them, and share common stumbling blocks to avoid when crafting short stories.

Panelists: Lou Antonelli, J.H. Fleming, vickey malone kennedy, Michelle Muenzler, Sue Sinor

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

3D Printer Demo

Panelist Richard Morgan presents a general overview on 3D printing, showcasing printed models.

Panelists:

Tracks: Maker, STEM

Tags: Demo

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

Tags: Panel

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

JediOKC: Oklahoma City Star Wars Fan and Collectors Club

After more than 15 years, the Force is strong with JediOKC. Learn more about the family-friendly club's activities, charity work, and fellowship through the love of cosplay and being a geek.

Panelists: JediOKC

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Panel

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

Here Be Dragons and Art

Dragons appear throughout legend, myth, and fairy tales from around the world and in art throughout the ages. Visual creators analyze the forms of these creatures in different cultures, as well as today's various sf artistic expressions of the ultimate fantastic beast.

Panelists: Caleb Haldane, Mitzi Bartlett, Brenna Deutchman, Rachael Mayo, Sir William Rothmeyer, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Art

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Cosplay: The Horror & The Joy

Everybody has a fail story. Cosplayers share their disasters, worst moments, and how they survived to achieve a triumphant costume comeback.

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien, Divine Creations Cosplay, PinkCherry Cosplay, E.T. Wardwell

Tracks: Cosplay

Tags: Panel

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

Readings: Science Fiction

Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Adrian Simmons

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3

Workshop: Marketing for Writers, Level 1

This marketing session, led by best-selling author Rachel Caine, is open to all writers looking to market their work. Level one covers topics such as: Discovering and honing your marketing skills; a survey of marketing tools and approaches, marketing hooks – finding yours and how to use them; marketing (targeted) versus publicity (untargeted) and; marketing through premiums and swag, with how-tos for sourcing these items. Limit 24 participants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Rachel Caine

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Character Building Exercises

Some characters spring forth, fully realized as Athena. Others might be throwaways, or that guy who annoyed you in high school. Panelists share tips and techniques for keeping characters real and memorable.

Panelists: Catherine Cooke Montrose, Carolyn Kay, vickey malone kennedy, Shayla Raquel, Christina Stiles, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

The Facts of Fiction

Finer Arts of Central Oklahoma shares the origins of popular myths and legends through dramatic clowning, audience interaction, and creative demonstrations. The story of Icarus comes to life with – ping pong balls and a hair dryer. Participants learn the do’s and don’ts of magical enchantment – with a rubber chicken. Don’t miss the finale as performers walk across a bed of mousetraps in Achilles’ soft heels. This presentation uses silly, wacky, and wonderful moments to foster an appreciation for fantastical and “out of this world” stories. Appropriate for all ages.

Panelists: Barrett Huddleston

Tracks: Performance, STEM

Tags: Performance

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

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

I Was a Whovian Before it Was Cool

Discuss and learn about the iconic Doctor Who: Classic Series, the series before the current series! I Wonder… what you'll learn!

Panelists: Michael Cross, Capt. Sean MacTaggart, Rebecca Jackson, Myron Moody, Martha Steele

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Robotics Demo with Moore HS

Members of Moore High School's robotics team share highlights from their season, demo some of their favorite bots, and share how kids can get started in the robotmaker world for competition and play.

Panelists: Jessica Weaver, Colby Weaver, Moore High School Robotics Team

Tracks: Maker, STEM

Tags: Demo

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Ackbar's Snackbar

Music of the Night

Courtney's Cosplay performs songs from the darker side of the nerd world. It's all about the creatures of the dark and things that bump in the night. Songs are from supernatural anime (Black Butler/Dance with Devils/Diabolik Lovers), Disney villains, horror games, and dark musicals.

Panelists: Courtney's Cosplay

Tracks: Music

Tags: Performance

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

History of Count Gregore

Living history, from the Count himself. Join SoonerCon's Oklahoma Speculative Fiction hall of famer and local legend John Ferguson, a.k.a. Count Gregore, for a look back at his 60-plus-year career in TV broadcasting, plus his current roles in the Senior Follies and other stage productions.

Panelists: Michael Cross, Count Gregore

Tracks: Film & TV, Horror

Tags: Presentation

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

Writing the Epic: Voices, Layers, Landscape

Panelists discuss writing a many-layered epic, whether science fiction or fantasy. What makes a story epic? What does it mean to think outside the Tolkien box? How do you pick POV? How many characters are too many? What elements have proven most challenging or most useful? Is epic still meaningful in the modern world?

Panelists: Tex Thompson, Kevin J. Anderson, Phillip Drayer Duncan, David Carrico, Deborah Chester, Laura J. Underwood

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Anime Improv with EBA Comedy

EBA Comedy performs anime-themed improv. All-ages appropriate.

Panelists: EBA Comedy

Tracks: Anime

Tags: Performance

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, King of the Box Office

Let's talk about what we all just watched last weekend: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Panelists: Teddy Harvia, Blair Bartlett, Capt. Sean MacTaggart, Peri Charlifu, Matt Frank, Brian Trent

Tracks: Fandoms, Film & TV

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

New Ancestral Myths

Writers, artists, and editors discuss recent works which combine characters from ancient myths with modern themes, situations, and aesthetic trends in order to create stories about today's concerns with mythical resonance. What do they actually say about ourselves in the current moment?

Panelists: Mel. White, Lou Antonelli, Carolyn Kay, Michael R. Martin, Caleb Masters

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Art, Comics

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Noble

Readings: Alternate History

Panelists: Dara, Fogel Ph. D., Sue Sinor

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B

Before and After the Apocalypse

What happens after the world ends? How has the threat of apocalypse changed how we live, how we work, how we govern in the modern age? What's the state of the grid, and all the things we take for granted?

Panelists: Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Tim Frayser, Michelle Muenzler, Jeff Provine, Haileigh Todd, Adam J. Whitlatch

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

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Content Creation & You: Streaming Entertainment

How do streamers come up with what to say and what to do in real time to keep audiences engaged? How is live-streamed content monetized? What does it take to build an audience (and keep them) on platforms like Twitch and YouTube? Find out, and more, in this interactive presentation with podcaster and streamer Stevo the Gutter Nerd. Limit 15 participants.

Panelists: Stevo the Gutter Nerd

Tracks: Podcasting, Internet Life

Tags: Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: University C

Meet Your Favorite Dragon Maid

What's it like being a dragon who's also a maid? Join the dragon Tohru's voice actress herself, Sarah Weidenheft, in this interactive Q&A to find out!

Panelists: Sarah Wiedenheft

Tracks: Anime

Tags: GoH

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Introduction to Fiber Arts

Yarn matters! Join YouTubers and knitting nerdesses Gal and Kitten as they talk all things fiber in this interactive discussion on how yarns are made and graded, plus tips for selecting materials best suited for your next knitting, crocheting, or other fiber-art project. Limit 11 participants.

Panelists: Chelsea Haldane, Heather Johnson

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion

Tags: Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Filking 101

Borrow a tune and change the words using your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and nerdy topics. Learn tips and techniques for writing your own filk songs, featuring favorite filk examples. Audience participation encouraged!

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

Tags: Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables

Autographs

Panelists: Carolyn Kay, Michael R. Martin, Michelle Muenzler

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

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

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3

Bernina OKC Makeshop: Super Fabulous Drawstring Bag

Come and make a multipurpose drawstring bag. It can hold anything from dice to cards to the shrunken heads of your enemies. See the BERNINA display in the Exhibitors Hall for examples. A kit with all the supplies needed is provided. The class is for beginner sewists. Limit 15 participants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Bernina OKC, Rachel Couch

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay, Maker

Tags: Workshop

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

It Was the Aliens

Mankind has been telling stories of invasion for centuries. Modern books and movies are full of stories of how the world would end by aliens. Join our discussion on the alien invasion in pop culture and how it's influenced the apocalyptic genre in general.

Panelists: Mark Alfred, Ethan Nahté, Harold Neal, Joey "Okie Space Queen" Rodman, Selina Rosen, Ann Shelby

Tracks: Supernatural & Paranormal, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Panel

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

The Future of Art In the Digital Age

With point-and-click applications and the ability to download any image in the world, how will art evolve in the future? What are the primary differences between traditional media and digital artwork that collectors are looking for? Can digital art be considered fine art?

Panelists: Scott Zrubek, Mitzi Bartlett, Julie Dillon, Chaz Kemp, Eric Osborn

Tracks: Art

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Open Coloring/Crafting

SoonerCon kids crafting and coloring.

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, Art

Tags: Kids, Make and Take

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

The Writers' Group: Band of Allies or Dysfunctional Family

A discussion of writers' groups: their dynamics and their possible value. Compare online forums versus face-to-face groups. How can you tell if you've stumbled into something dysfunctional or delightful, without a sounding board? How to network? Advice for authors at any stage of development looking to join a writing group.

Panelists: Karen Thrower, Linda L. Donahue, Julia S. Mandala, Seth Skorkowsky, B. J. Thrower, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Business & Marketing

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: University B

How to Paint Your Dragon: Demo

Award-winning artist W.J. Hodgson demonstrates acrylic-on-canvas fantasy painting.

Panelists: W. J. Hodgson

Tracks: Art

Tags: Art Demo

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B2

Japanese Idol Style Dancing

Have you ever wanted to be an idol? Japanese idols (dance groups) are increasingly popular around the world. Learn to dance like your favorite idol! Have fun! Let your idol flag fly.

Panelists: Summer Rain Cosplay

Tracks: Anime, Culture & World Affairs, Health & Wellness

Tags: Activity

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Embassy Suite 204

Lolita High Tea

Youkoso! Join OKC Lolita Community for this social and interactive Japanese-culture High Tea experience. Dress code required, limit 35 participants. (2 hours, free with convention membership) Dress Code: All Tea Party attendees are expected to wear Lolita, Ouji, Aristocrat, or formal J-fashion attire to maintain the immersive aesthics of this event. All Japanese brands, indie brands, and handmade items in these stylings are permitted. Other styles of cosplay, maid costumes, and casual attire are not accepted attire for this occassion.

Panelists: Honor Lychee, Vanessa Green, Kyros Cosplay

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Limited Attendence Event

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: University C

Meet Austin Tindle, Q&A

Come have a conversation with Austin Tindle. You can talk about his life, career, getting into to voice acting, past characters or, ya know, other stuff too. If you don't have any questions he'll probably just talk about himself. Or read Harry Potter out loud. Not Goblet of Fire, though. Ask Austin Tindle Weird Stuff, TL;DR:AMA.

Panelists: Austin Tindle

Tracks: Anime

Tags: GoH

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Boo, Hiss! Beloved Villains

Voldemort; Saruman; Lex Luthor -- explain the charm of bad guys who absolutely revel in their villainy.

Panelists: David "Oak" Rice, J.H. Fleming, James Hollaman, Catherine Cooke Montrose, Peter Pixie

Tracks: Fandoms

Tags: Panel

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

Readings: Science Fiction

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Marguerite Reed, Brian Trent

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Combat Choreography for Medieval Performance

Come see swords in action and learn how to recreate a Medieval knight’s style of combat! Presented by the Arthurian Order of Avalon.

Panelists: Arthurian Order of Avalon

Tracks: Performing Arts, History

Tags: Performance

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Introduction to Wearable Electronics

Wearable Electronics is a growing field with applications in costuming and prop-making. Join Julie Barrett for an overview of products available and how to find the right tech for your project. There will be time for Q&A.

Panelists: Julie Barrett

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Workshop

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, Sherri Dean, James Dock, Tyrell Gephardt, Haileigh Todd, E.T. Wardwell

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

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Costume Essentials for an Emergency

What should you pack in a "cosplay emergency kit"? Find out why you need more than a bit of thread and a needle.

Panelists: Dara Fogel, Ph.D., James Dock, Kathleen M. O'Brien, Raiva, Melanie Unruh

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Workshop

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

Thrifty Revisions: Adding SF Genre Elements to Thrift Store Paintings

Artists insert genre elements or monsters into reclaimed paintings and prints. Final works are up for sale in the Charity Sale and Auction. (Paintings provided.)

Panelists: Peter Pixie, Tim Chessmore, Angela Lowry, Rachael Mayo, Ann Shelby, Allison Stein

Tracks: Art

Tags: Art Demo

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

Readings: Horror

Panelists: Tim Frayser, Bekah June, B. J. Thrower, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: University C

"Overdue" & "Semi-Social" Short Films Screenings with Q&A

48Hour Festival Audience Choice winning short film, "Overdue" tells the story of a pregnant librarian seeking the perfect baby name who goes into labor and is joined on her journey by characters from her favorite books. With time running out, her husband hits the road to get her to the hospital. "Semi-Social" shows a tech addicted teen attempting to attract the girl of his dreams and gets help from an unexpected source. Both short films will be followed by Q&A with director Ricky Pope and writer/producer Matthew Price.

Panelists: Matthew Price, Ricky Pope

Tracks: Film & TV

Tags: Film

Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Superhero Creation Class

Learn quick-drawing techniques for sketching superheroes with Okie Comics Magazine's publisher and Equinox Comics artists. Kid-friendly. Limit 15 participants.

Panelists: Jeff Provine, Kent Clark, Johnnie Johnson

Tracks: Comics, Business & Marketing

Tags: Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Stuffed Animal Make & Take

Kids and adults decorate, stuff, and finish fun stuffed animals. You take your new friend with you! Ages 6+. Children should be accompanied by parent. Scissors and needles will be used at participants' own risk, instructor supervision provided. (Two 30-minute sessions. Limit 11 participants per session. $15 materials fee.)

Panelists: Brenna Deutchman

Tracks: Art, Maker

Tags: Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

The Journey to Creating the Super Soaker

Rocket Scientist and prolific inventor, Dr. Lonnie Johnson speaks on his history leading up to and the story of the creation of the Super Soaker: The world’s #1 selling water toy of all time.

Panelists: Dr. Lonnie Johnson

Tracks: STEM, Gaming

Tags: GoH

Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables

Autographs

Panelists: Catherine Cooke Montrose, Marguerite Reed, Seth Skorkowsky, Karen Thrower

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Take One Con-Quest

Come along and join the show of a lifetime as Take One Improv takes con-goers into a world of fun with a variety of improv games, stand-up, dramatic readings of internet nonsense, lip-sync showdowns, and beloved movies and television shows re-cast with characters that definitely don’t belong. Join us for a randomly wild ride! Note: this panel is rated PG-13

Panelists: Take One Improv

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Performance

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

The Three F's: Friends, Family, and Foes

Behind every main character is a cast of their friends, family, and foes. How do these relationships interact to improve the story?

Panelists: Rhonda Eudaly, Jan S. Gephardt, Michael R. Martin, Bradley H. Sinor, Tommy B. Smith

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Fantasy

Tags: Panel

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

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 6:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Opening Ceremonies

SoonerCon 28's official opening. Toastmaster Selina Rosen will blast us all into Brave New Worlds.

Panelists: Selina Rosen, Kevin J. Anderson, Rachel Caine, Julie Dillon, Matt Frank, Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Larry Nemecek, Austin Tindle, Toni Weisskopf, Sarah Wiedenheft

Tracks: General Interest

Tags: Ceremony

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

Friends of SoonerCon Reception

Friends of SoonerCon membership-exclusive social event with SoonerCon 28 guests of honor and featured guests. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided. Thank you to our Friends of SoonerCon supporters!

Panelists: Selina Rosen, Kevin J. Anderson, Rachel Caine, Julie Dillon, Matt Frank, Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Larry Nemecek, Austin Tindle, Toni Weisskopf, Sarah Wiedenheft

Tracks: General Interest

Tags: Reception

Friday, June 7, 2019 7:00 p.m. | Location: Hotel Suite (look for location on the signage boards)

Vintage Clothing Exhibit

SoonerCon attendees are invited to join costumer and historic clothing collector Ms. Kathleen M. O'Brien in her parlor for a viewing of 18th to 20th century vintage garments. Questions welcome! (2 hours, come-and-go viewings)

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, History, Maker, Cosplay

Tags: Exhibit

Friday, June 7, 2019 7:00 p.m. | Location: University C

VHS & CHILL Presents: "Godzilla Double Feature"

In honor of this summer's newest Godzilla film release, we're having a GODZILLA DOUBLE FEATURE at SoonerCon 28! In the first feature, Godzilla faces off against aliens who have taken control of Earth's monsters and are using them to exterminate the human race in the 1968 classic Destroy All Monsters! Then, time travelers use Godzilla in an attempt to destroy Japan which pits our favorite kaiju against one of his toughest opponents in 1991's Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah! Both films are rated for ALL AGES! Introductions by Godzilla artist Matt Frank!

Panelists: Sean Peel, Matt Frank

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: Film

Friday, June 7, 2019 8:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Yard Dog Roadshow

Join the crew from Yard Dog Press as they offer their usual brand of comedy.

Panelists: Selina Rosen, Tim Chessmore, Sherri Dean, Linda L. Donahue, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Rhonda Eudaly, Tim Frayser, James Hollaman, vickey malone kennedy, Lee Killough, Julia S. Mandala, Ethan Nahté, Bradley H. Sinor, Sue Sinor, Laura J. Underwood, Mel. White

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Performing Arts

Tags: Performance

Friday, June 7, 2019 8:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Veterans Roundtable

The Veterans Roundtable was started at a regional NW convention by a dedicated fan who asked that the tradition be carried into any gathering of nerds whenever possible. SoonerCon welcomes all Military Veterans to a closed space for Veterans only to introduce themselves, talk openly about Life, the Universe, and Everything. All branches are welcome, all are brothers and sisters having served in the capacity we have, or currently are.

Panelists: Capt. Sean MacTaggart, Teddy Harvia, William Leaf, Rook Riley

Tracks: General Interest, History

Tags: Meetup/Networking

Friday, June 7, 2019 8:00 p.m. | Location: University B

World Peace Through Chocolate Art Reception

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

Panelists: Chaz Kemp

Tracks: Art

Tags: Reception

Friday, June 7, 2019 9:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

They Act Human Concert

Live at the Brave New Worlds Sci-Fi Ball! They Act Human is a music project based on horror and sci-fi movies, 80s video games, sad robot stories, and sometimes math metal. Built by hand, note by note, beat by beat, this music is most loved by robots and sea monsters. All songs written and performed by Art Sunday.

Panelists: They Act Human

Tracks: Music

Tags: Performance

Friday, June 7, 2019 9:30 p.m. | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

SoonerCon @ Midnight: Worst Book Ever

Join us in the hotel bar as intrepid writers lay on their best purple prose to create titles and openings for the Worst Book Ever, hosted by Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek! (Supplies provided.)

Panelists: Larry Nemecek, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Dan Erickson, vickey malone kennedy, Ted Pennella, Rook Riley, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Gaming

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 10:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma F

Cards Against Humanity for Charity

Playing a modified version of CaH: No minimum or maximum hand size and outside/custom cards are not allowed. Buy-in is $0.25 per white card, and cards can be purchased after questions are asked. The game runs two hours, or until all black cards are claimed. Anyone can buy in at any time (except during the last 10 minutes). There is no limit to the number of players. The "Don't be a Jerk" rule is in full effect. The player with the most points at the game's end will win a Cards Against Humanity Starter Box. All proceeds benefit SoonerCon's designated charity, Positive Tomorrows. This game is recommended for "mature" audiences only (18+).

Panelists: Pete Dixon

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Charity Fundraiser

Friday, June 7, 2019 10:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Filk/Bardic Circle

Open Filk in the round.

Panelists: Wm. Mark Simmons, Melinda LaFevers

Tracks: Music

Tags: Meetup/Networking

Friday, June 7, 2019 10:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

Lee and Peri’s Trivia for Geeks! (Contest)

Six teams of 2, in a round-robin-style trivia game will compete for geek glory and SoonerCon bragging rights, with two weekend memberships to our 2020 convention. Artist Peri Charlifu and husband Lee Moody host this fan-favorite contest. But wait! There are twists, turns, and unexpected craziness! Sign up early at Con HQ. The first six teams to sign up get to compete. Limit 12 total contestants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Peri Charlifu, Lee Moody

Tracks: Gaming, Fandoms

Tags: Trivia Contest

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Sooner A

Urban Legends

Squatch hunting and so much more. Join us for a lively discussion of some of Oklahoma's home-grown urban legends.

Panelists: Magician Michael Corley, James Hollaman, Jeff Provine, Rook Riley, Joey "Okie Space Queen" Rodman, Ann Shelby

Tracks: Supernatural & Paranormal

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Tabletop RPG Writing

Got a great idea for a tabletop role playing game, but not sure where to begin? D20 game writer Christina Stiles talks creating around gameplay mechanics, collective worldbuilding, establishing lore, play testing, publishing and more in this game writer's workshop. Limit 11 participants.

Panelists: Christina Stiles

Tracks: Gaming, Writing & Publication

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Sooner B

Live Figure-Drawing Studio

A beginner's guide to human anatomy for figure-drawing, with emphasis on proportion, scale, and symmetry. Bring your sketchbooks and tablets!

Panelists: Phillip Hollecker, Kent Clark, Mrs. Fae, Robert Mullens, Raiva, Allison Stein

Tracks: Art

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3

Bernina OKC Makeshop: Super Handy Zipper Bag

Come and make a small zipper bag. There will be 2 different possible configurations. One is a flat zipper pouch, which is excellent for carrying pencils, chopsticks, and magic wands. The other is a boxed zipper pouch with side handle, best suited for snacks, miniatures, or protecting your favorite crystal ball. See the BERNINA display in the exhibitor hall for examples. A kit with all the supplies needed is provided. The class is forbeginner sewists. Limit 15 participants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Bernina OKC, Rachel Couch

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay, Maker

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Nana Visitor Booth

Autographs

Autographs and selfies ($40/$20 cash) with featured guest Nana Visitor at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (50 mins.)

Panelists: Nana Visitor

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: University B

Artwork Matting Demo

Photographer Blair Bartlett offers this introductory demonstration on basic matting techniques for displaying your art-show finds. This method is usable for prints, photographs, and similar artworks. (90 minutes)

Panelists: Blair Bartlett

Tracks: Art

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

The Science of Superheroes

Mad Science's Professor Bungle Botch (as seen on KFOR's "Rise and Shine" and Fox 25's "Living Oklahoma") presents a high-energy, hands-on demonstration of the physics behind super-heroic powers. Participants will learn the science of super strength, sonic flight, and inhuman speed with laughter and excitement. Appropriate for all ages.

Panelists: Barrett Huddleston

Tracks: Performance, STEM

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer A

IDIC and Speculative Fiction’s Highest Ideals

“Infinite diversity in infinite combinations.” “I grok in fullness.” “Fear is the mind-killer.” “After all this time? Always.” “What’s the point in two hearts if you can’t be a bit forgiving now and then?” “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” How do these and other inspirations from sf illuminate our reality?

Panelists: Peter Pixie, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Carolyn Kay, Marguerite Reed, The Dream, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: University C

"The Grave" and the Gangster Era in Oklahoma

See the noir action-vigilante film "The Grave," talk to the filmmakers, and hear about the film's inspirations in 1920s Oklahoma.

Panelists: Matthew Price

Tracks: Film & TV

Tags: Film

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma B2

Airbender Training (Self-Defense with Tenzin)

It is good to see that the Airbender nation is growing, with newly awakened airbending powers in each of you! As a master airbender, I will ensure that you get the basics of airbending under your belt before heading out into the world. A one-hour basic self defense course for all-ages. Tenzin (cosplayed by Jeremiah Edwards) is a 3rd-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, with over 7 years of teaching experience.

Panelists: Squirrelly Jedi Photography

Tracks: Health & Wellness

Tags: Activity

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer B

Creating Vector Line Art

Learn tips and tricks on getting great line-art results for the vector format. This panel features digitally drawn line work in comics and similar art media. Creators offer simple methods to improve your line-work game for creating quality, impacting character and scenic images.

Panelists:

Tracks: Art

Tags: Workshop

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.

Panelists: Wm. Mark Simmons, Rachel Caine, Sherri Dean, Trakena Prevost, Tommy B. Smith, Mel. White

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Fantasy

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Noble

Geekly Oklahoman

Join Oklahoma's premier geek culture podcast, The Okie Geek podcast, for a retrospective on geek culture in Oklahoma. Host Michael Cross is joined by guests to discuss how we have gone from small groups reciting verbatim The Holy Grail, to being accepted by the masses. They will talk about the milestones and the hurdles that geek culture has gone through and how great the rise of geek fandom has been in the Sooner state. (Limit 14 participants)

Panelists: Michael Cross, Caleb Haldane, Nick Johnson

Tracks: Podcasting

Tags: Podcast Live Recording

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Lolita Fashion Show

Gothic, Sweet, Punk, Classic, and Kodona, and more – this SoonerCon inaugural Lolita fashion-show event features Lolita clothing and accessory styles from OKC and around the globe. With fashions modeled by Allison Breckon, Allison Eads, Ashley Evans, Brooke Merrick, Charli Wrench, Chloe Elzo, Emily Pearson, Heather Hewitt, Kayla Parker, Lollie Moore, Marlie Adams, Sable Ann Furrh, Savanna (Blake) Phipps, and Tori Rodgers.

Panelists: Honor Lychee, Vanessa Green, Kyros Cosplay, Prince Blackheart

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Intro to Miniature Painting Workshop

This beginner-level workshop teaches the basic skill set necessary to paint most miniatures. Students will be taught how to inspect miniatures for flaws, correct them, and prime for paint. Techniques taught will include paint thinning, washes, and dry brushing. At the end of the workshop, students should feel confident in their ability to paint a miniature up to a tabletop quality level. (2 hours) Limit 15 participants, $5 materials fee.

Panelists: Matthew Cavanaugh

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:30 a.m. | Location: Hotel Suite (look for location on the signage boards)

Vintage Clothing Exhibit

SoonerCon attendees are invited to join costumer and historic clothing collector Ms. Kathleen M. O'Brien in her parlor for a viewing of 18th to 20th century vintage garments. Questions welcome! (2 hours, come-and-go viewings)

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, History, Maker, Cosplay

Tags: Exhibit

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Superhero School

New World Comics presents Avengers assembled, featuring MCU and comic book favorites.

Panelists: Buck Berlin, Hazel Conley

Tracks: Kids, Comics

Tags: Performance

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

Social Media Marketing for Creatives

Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest...why (or why not) all? Simple how-tos for creative businesses on selecting and using social media to increase brand visibility and profit. There IS a method to the madness of self-promotion online to help you gain followers and maximize engagement, plus net more website traffic and sales.

Panelists: Shayla Raquel, Amber Hanneken, Seth Skorkowsky, Haileigh Todd, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Business & Marketing

Tags: Workshop

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

Words Are Hard: Writing Believable Dialogue

We all have trouble elucidating our thoughts at times. So how can writers do it for two or three (or more!) main characters and dozens of supporting characters? How can you encourage the reader to hear the voices in your head the same way you do? How do you write for a political view with which you may disagree, or a gender with which you don’t identify?

Panelists: Catherine Cooke Montrose, David Carrico, Deborah Chester, Lee Killough, Laura J. Underwood, Adam J. Whitlatch

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

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

Readings: SF: Past, Present, Future

Panelists: Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Tim Morgan

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Sooner B

Re-Covered Books, for Charity!

Artists create a new book cover for books in our charity collection. Books and their custom covers will be available for sale in the Charity Sale. (Books and cover paper provided.)

Panelists: Sherri Dean, Jerry Bennett, Julie Dillon, Kevin Hopkins, Johnnie Johnson, Harold Neal

Tracks: Art

Tags: Art Demo

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: North Hallway

Star Wars Parade

Calling all fans and cosplayers to witness this march of rebels, Imperialists, Jawas, and other Star Wars character favorites throughout the convention floor.

Panelists: James Dock, 501st Legion, JediOKC

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Photo Op

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: University C

The Power of Perseverance

Dr. Lonnie Johnson speaks about the evolution of technology, and human’s relationship to the ever-changing technological landscape.

Panelists: Dr. Lonnie Johnson

Tracks: STEM, Culture & World Affairs

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Beast Science Hour

Kids science time with X-Men's Beast, a.k.a. Dr. Hank McCoy.

Panelists: Ty Randolph, Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, STEM

Tags: Kids Activity

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Ackbar's Snackbar

Music to a Flame

Courtney's Cosplay performs songs from a concert that packs a punch, so flame on! Songs are from action-based anime (JoJo, Attack on Titan, and Noragami), RWBY, and action-packed video games.

Panelists: Courtney's Cosplay

Tracks: Music

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma B2

Tai Chi for Beginners

An introduction to basic Tai Chi techniques for new practitioners.

Panelists: Linda L. Donahue

Tracks: Health & Wellness

Tags: Activity

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables

Autographs

Panelists: A. Lee Martinez, Trakena Prevost, Jeff Provine

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Craft Isn't a Four-Letter Word

There is nothing wrong with being crafty! We will discuss separating hobby crafts from fine crafting, as well as making the leap from amateur to professional. Come defend your passion! A non-judgement zone for crafters and creators.

Panelists: Peri Charlifu, Tim Chessmore, Chelsea Haldane, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Heather Johnson

Tracks: Art, Maker

Tags: Panel

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

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 Noon | Location: Oklahoma H

Cosplay Photography for Cosplayers

Being a model is hard! Posing tricks, selecting settings, and lighting tips from cosplayers and photographers for getting the cosplay photos you'll really love.

Panelists: BeardedOkie Photography, Blair Bartlett, Divine Creations Cosplay, Ann Shelby, Squirrelly Jedi Photography

Tracks: Cosplay

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Noble

Readings: SF/F

Panelists: Maureen McHugh, Shayla Raquel, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Sooner A

Reading: A. Lee Martinez & Rachel Caine

Panelists: Rachel Caine, A. Lee Martinez

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma A1

Polymer Clay Make & Take: Fairy Door Pendant

Participants will create their own miniature polymer clay fairy door pendant. After the workshop, the items will be baked and returned within two hours (pick up in the Art Show room). All tools and materials provided, including a handout for later reference. This workshop is geared for adults and teens. $10 materials fee, which include a handout reviewing the workshop and including tips on variations. Limit 12 participants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Mitzi Bartlett

Tracks: Art, Maker

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Sooner B

Developing Fantasy and Sci-Fi Art Ideas

Quick tips for creating your own inspiration! Panelists provide dozens of ideas and starter prompts for artists to use, the next time they just can't think of anything to draw. Bring a notebook as we share these brainstorming ideas.

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Hazel Conley, Chaz Kemp, Rachael Mayo, Melanie Unruh

Tracks: Art

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma A2

Digital Art with MS SurfacePro

Create breathtaking paintings without all the mess. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to use tools in FreshPaint for Windows 10 to create paintings and original drawings using lifelike oil and watercolors, pastels, and more. You’ll also get a sneak peek at advanced digital art skills like mixing paint and layering media. Workshop designed for ages 8+. Limit 11 participants.

Panelists: Microsoft Store

Tracks: Gaming, Kids, Art

Tags: Kids Activity

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: University C

Why Godzilla Matters

A conversation with Matt Frank, kaiju comic artist, about why Godzilla and the giant-monster genre is important and not just meaningless schlock.

Panelists: Matt Frank

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment, Film & TV, Fandoms, Art

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma A3

Basic Leather Care

In this class we will discuss what it means to be a bootblack and learn some beginner steps on working on leather. We will cover the basic shine process, and how to care for clothing. Learn what a basic kit includes, to be able to do almost any leather.

Panelists: Sir William Rothmeyer, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes

Tracks: Art, Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables

Autographs

Panelists: Lou Antonelli, Deborah Chester, Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma E - Yard Dog Press Booth

Autographs

Panelists: Rhonda Eudaly, Selina Rosen, Bradley H. Sinor

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma B1

Microscopy - Ugly Bug

OU microscopy research scientists share images of insects from their infamous "ugly bug" collection. Learn more about the Scanning Electron Microscope, and how microscopes work with light, electricity, and temperature to tell us more info about what we're seeing – with images you can take home!

Panelists: Dr. Scott, Preston Larson, Ph.D.

Tracks: Kids, STEM

Tags: Kids Activity

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Boomer A

And the Killer Is…

From Psycho, to Citizen Kane, to TZ's "To Serve Man," what are your favorite "Gotcha!" moments in storytelling? Don't forget literature. Is a written twist harder than in the visual arts?

Panelists: Brian Trent, Mark Alfred, Michael R. Martin, Sue Sinor, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma G

Building My First Lightsaber

How bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson went from small-town fanboy to international bestselling author, with work for Lucasfilm, Star Wars, Batman, X-Files, and the band Rush.

Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables

Autographs

Panelists: J.H. Fleming, Shayla Raquel

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Q&A with Nana Visitor

Moderated audience Q&A with Nana Visitor, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Major Kira.

Panelists: Larry Nemecek, Nana Visitor

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

The Lore Breakers

For awhile, everyone knew how to kill a vampire or werewolf, until writers started changing things to make their critter “better.” Where is the line drawn? When is a bloodsucker or changeling no longer a vampire or wolf man?

Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Sherri Dean, Linda L. Donahue, Tim Frayser, Julia S. Mandala, B. J. Thrower

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Build a SyFy™ Saturday Night

Panelists spin the wheel for wacky plotline components and actor combinations, and create an original (and crap-tastic) Saturday Night SyFy™ feature!

Panelists: Peter Pixie, Mike Kloepfer, Wm. Mark Simmons, Allison Stein, Karen Thrower, Brian Trent, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Fandoms, Gaming, Film & TV

Tags: Art Demo

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

"I Saw It in the Window" Fabric Stories

Come and discuss the best ways to use fabric in your costume. From using curtains, drapes, and sheets, to best fabric choices, we discuss the good, great, and not-so-great designs.

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien, Julie Barrett, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., PinkCherry Cosplay, Melanie Unruh

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B

The Art Robotic

From mechs and jaegers like Optimus Prime, Hal 9000 to Johnny 5 to Bubo to Bender, Maschinenmensch to Mars rovers to Robby the Robot and R2-D2, how awesome is it to draw robots? Celebrating one of sci-fi art's all-time favorite subjects and the techniques artists use to bring them to life.

Panelists: Jerry Bennett, Kent Clark, Teddy Harvia, Kevin Hopkins, Terry Southard

Tracks: Art, Comics

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Noble

Readings: Fantasy

Panelists: Catherine Cooke Montrose, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: University C

Q&A with Austin Tindle and Sarah Wiedenheft

Have you ever wanted to be a voice actor and wondered what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite anime shows? Come to this Q&A and ask Austin Tindle and Sarah Wiedenheft, both seasoned voice actors, your burning questions.

Panelists: Austin Tindle, Sarah Wiedenheft

Tracks: Anime

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Minecraft Coding Class

Go behind the scenes to learn how to code, program, and play in your own gaming world. You’ll use fun, interactive coding to learn how creativity and problem-solving come together to make something all your own. Workshop designed for ages 8+. Limit 11 participants.

Panelists: Microsoft Store

Tracks: Kids, Gaming, STEM

Tags: Kids Activity

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3

Hands-On Research for Cash-Strapped Writers

Yes, Google is great. Books are even better. But no amount of reading in the comfort of your own living room can substitute for the real thing: going to a new place – talking to real live human beings – smelling, touching, and even tasting the world you need your readers to believe in. In this one-hour class, we’re going to talk about how to do all that when money is tight, time is short, and you don’t already have an uncle who works for the CIA. Come discover just how much you can do right in your own backyard – and how to make your next expedition equal parts frugal, fruitful, and fun!

Panelists: Tex Thompson

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Ackbar's Snackbar

Stump the Bard!

Give the bard a topic or a nationality, and she'll find something in her repertoire to match (concert/performance).

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers

Tracks: Music

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Endgame, and the Future of the MCU

Discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the year's exciting new additions to the franchise and what Endgame means for the future of some of our favorite superheroes.

Panelists: Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Phillip Hollecker, vickey malone kennedy, Ethan Nahté

Tracks: Film & TV, Comics

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Potions Class

Don't be late for potions class! Once sorted into their houses, SoonerCon's witches and wizards in training will head back to the kids classroom for a quick magical make & take. Supplies provided.

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, Fandoms

Tags: Kids, Make and Take

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Costume Contest Info Session

All interested costume contest contestants must attend. You do not have to wear your costume to the panel! You should bring any weapons that might accompany your costume for clearance by the costuming chairpersons, as well as any audio (on USB drive) you wish to accompany you on stage during the contest. Can't make the sign-up? Find the Costuming Info table in Artist Alley.

Panelists: Ryan McKinley, Rachel Couch, Carousel Costumes, Divine Creations Cosplay

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Costume Contest

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Inside the Artist's Studio

Presentation and Q&A with SoonerCon 28's multiple award-winning artist guest of honor, Julie Dillon.

Panelists: Julie Dillon

Tracks: Art

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Crimson Meeting Room

Advanced Miniature Painting Workshop

This advanced-level workshop focuses on teaching skills for more experienced painters. Students will develop and improve their brush techniques such as glazing, wet blending, edge highlighting, and two-brush blending. Expert painters teach basic color theory, lighting, and shading, and also instruct students in the usage of a wet palette as a tool for miniature painting. (2 hours) Limit 15 participants, $10 materials fee.

Panelists: Michael Kirk, Matthew Cavanaugh

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Harry Potter Sorting Ceremony

"There's nothing hidden in your head The Sorting Hat can't see, So try me on and I will tell you Where you ought to be." -from the, 1991

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids, Mrs. Fae, Robert Mullens, Raiva

Tracks: Kids, Fandoms

Tags: Kids Activity

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Noble

Readings: Urban Fantasy

Panelists: Shai Fenwick, Wm. Mark Simmons, Karen Thrower

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Reading: Selina Rosen & Kevin J. Anderson

Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson, Selina Rosen

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Podcasting 101 with Red Six Podcast

Interactive workshop on recording and publishing a podcast. Learn which mics best suit your needs, what hosting services to use, and how to post it online. BYO equipment for usage tips and tricks, too. The ultimate beginner's guide to podcasting! Limit 15 participants.

Panelists: Caleb Haldane, Nick Johnson

Tracks: Podcasting

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B

Eight Decades of Superman

Superman first appeared in June of 1938, in Action Comics #1, then got the first self-titled superhero comic the following year. How has pop culture's iconic hero changed or stayed the same? And we'll recall that brief, dark time in the 90s when the world went without him (he got better).

Panelists: Matthew Price, Mark Alfred, Buck Berlin, Kent Clark, A. Lee Martinez, E.T. Wardwell

Tracks: Comics

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

The Everyday Futurist

How to be a Futurist in 6 Easy Steps - Professional Futurist Tim Morgan walks you through using Framework Foresight to explore how current changes shape the future, and how you can use foresight tools in your personal and professional life.

Panelists: Tim Morgan

Tracks: STEM, Culture & World Affairs

Tags: Presentation

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables

Autographs

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Adrian Simmons, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: University B

Top Priority: Self-Care for Artists

If you want to be a productive and happy artist, you have to take care of yourself! If you’re not healthy, happy, well-rested, well-fed and hydrated, your work will suffer. Our panel discusses things to do to make self-care a part of your daily routine!

Panelists: Rhonda Eudaly, Sir William Rothmeyer, Allison Stein

Tracks: Art, Business & Marketing, Health & Wellness

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3

Workshop: Marketing for Writers, Level 2

This marketing session, led by best-selling author Rachel Caine, is open to all writers looking to market their work. Level two covers topics such as: marketing at conventions and bookfairs; finding and utilizing cross-promotion opportunities; advantages and drawbacks of appearances, internet blogging and marketing, bookstores, libraries, or other venues; publicists or press releases: when and how to use them; and media training and interview techniques. Limit 24 participants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Rachel Caine

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

A Shift in Urban Fantasy

Werewolves and shifters have become ever more popular in UF. Authors describe their own werewolf or shifter characters, how they connect with their human side, and how that shapes the story.

Panelists: Steven E. Wedel, Lou Antonelli, Bekah June, Lee Killough, Michael R. Martin

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Fantasy

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:30 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Nana Visitor Booth

Autographs

Autographs and selfies ($40/$20 cash) with featured guest Nana Visitor at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (4 hours)

Panelists: Nana Visitor

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Trekland 2019: Disco Fever: Catching It?

Larry’s behind-the-scene recap and update about Discovery and #PicardTBN as well as Anniversary Year backstage and in-joke lookbacks at The Cage, TMP, ST III, ST V, STG, ST 09.

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

The Beginning, Present, and Future of Podcasting

Join a broad spectrum panel lineup of podcasters, who share why they got started, what's best about it, and where they see podcasting going in the future. Forward momentum!

Panelists: Martha Steele, Alexandra Bohannon, Caleb Haldane, Nick Johnson, Caleb Masters, Stevo the Gutter Nerd

Tracks: Podcasting

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B

Brand Development for Artists

Even the best artists need a "brand." Get tips from others and learn how best to brand yourself for fun and profit, while remaining true to your style.

Panelists: Peri Charlifu, Jerry Bennett, Brenna Deutchman, Teddy Harvia, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Melanie Unruh

Tracks: Art, Business & Marketing

Tags: Workshop

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

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Yard Dog Press Booth

Autographs

Panelists: Linda L. Donahue, Lee Killough

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Noble

Readings: Poetry

Panelists: David Carrico, Dan Erickson, Michelle Muenzler, David "Oak" Rice

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Basic Prop and Costume Lighting

How to use off-the-shelf lighting (such as fairy lights and other battery-powered lights) for those who prefer not to dig into the technical aspects.

Panelists: Julie Barrett, Paul Barrett

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Sing-Along: Disney Edition

Join the cast of EBA Comedy for this interactive sing-along to favorite Disney tunes. All cosplays and fans welcome!

Panelists: EBA Comedy

Tracks: Performing Arts

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Take One Improv Comedy Show

Take One Improv puts on a short-form improv comedy show, similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway, that is suitable for all ages. A tried-and-true comedy show performed across the nation for the last 10 years, which has left a trail of laugher in its wake. This show involves audience participation and guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Panelists: Take One Improv

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables

Autographs

Panelists: Wm. Mark Simmons, B. J. Thrower, Haileigh Todd, Brian Trent

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:30 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Magic the Gathering: A Collection Explained

For 25 years and counting, Magic the Gathering has delighted collectors and players worldwide. Travis Nance, emcee and MTG enthusiast, gives a specialty talk and presentation about Magic the Gathering misprints, oddities, and other rarities.

Panelists: Travis Nance

Tracks: Gaming, General Interest

Tags: Presentation

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:30 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B

Nerf Fundraiser

Nerf gaming and special photo op/autograph session with SoonerCon’s featured science guest, Dr. Lonnie Johnson. A bona-fide “rocket scientist,” Dr. Johnson has just one mission—to ensure the world has enough energy for a prosperous future. Although he has devoted his life to solving some of the world’s most complex technological problems, he is best known for his widely popular invention, the Super Soaker water gun. Dr. Johnson is a prolific inventor and holds more than 100 patents, the vast majority of which are energy-related. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Johnson STEM Activity Center in Dr. Johnson’s hometown, Atlanta, GA. Learn more at http://johnsonstem.org/. Donation participation tiers: $20-$30.

Panelists: Josh Updegrove, Phillip Grimes, Dr. Lonnie Johnson

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Charity Fundraiser

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Yard Dog Press Booth

Autographs

Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Julia S. Mandala

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3

Bernina OKC Makeshop: Super Fabulous Drawstring Bag

Come and make a multipurpose drawstring bag. It can hold anything from dice to cards to the shrunken heads of your enemies. See the BERNINA display in the Exhibitors Hall for examples. A kit with all the supplies needed is provided. The class is for beginner sewists. Limit 15 participants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Bernina OKC, Rachel Couch

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay, Maker

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

Droid Building 101 with OKC R2-D2 and Others!

Everyone's favorite astromech droid shows off his secrets and makers share progress on their latest droid projects.

Panelists: James Dock, Paul Barrett, K-9, OKC R2-D2

Tracks: Maker, STEM, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Noir's the Thing

The hard-boiled detective stories of the past; we love 'em. Who has successfully brought the genre to fantasy and sci-fi settings? What are some "must have" elements, and what are some favorites?

Panelists: Toni Weisskopf, Kevin J. Anderson, A. Lee Martinez, Bradley H. Sinor, Tex Thompson, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Dungeons and Dragons: 45 Years Strong

D&D was first published in 1974, making it a venerable 45 years old. How has it changed over the years? How is it stronger than ever these days? Do you remember the "Satanic Panic" of the 80s? And what about that Tom Hanks movie?

Panelists: Magician Michael Corley, Dennis McDonald, Rook Riley, Seth Skorkowsky, Christina Stiles, Karen Thrower

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Cosplay Combat

EBA Comedy showcases an anime battle royale on the SoonerCon main stage!

Panelists: EBA Comedy

Tracks: Cosplay, Performing Arts

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Crimson Meeting Room

Portal 47 Meetup

Meetup for curious Trek fans to sample Portal 47, the exclusive global live/online monthly package from featured guest Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek. With door prizes, snacks, gifts, and current Portals too!

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Before We Entered Wakanda: Minority Characters in SF Film and TV

Take a look at roles of minority characters in science fiction and fantasy before the popularity of the Black Panther film.

Panelists: Trakena Prevost, Shai Fenwick, Johnnie Johnson, Chaz Kemp, David "Oak" Rice, Selina Rosen

Tracks: Film & TV, Culture & World Affairs

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Embassy Suite 204

Tea Time with the Doctor presented by Serendipity

Enjoy afternoon tea, presented by the Serendipity Doctor Who Club. (2 hours)

Panelists: -

Tracks: Fandoms, General Interest

Tags: Meetup/Networking

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B

The Muse, the Artist, and Everything!

What motivates us? How do artists become inspired? Is there really such a thing as “The Muse”? Lets talk about what makes us create art, and how we come up with the ideas that fuel our creative passions.

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Blair Bartlett, Julie Dillon, Teddy Harvia, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Mike Kloepfer

Tracks: Art

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Noble

Readings: Fantasy

Panelists: Linda L. Donahue, Carolyn Kay, Ted Pennella

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Ackbar's Snackbar

Ravens Three Concert

New and traditional Celtic songs and instrumental music. (2 hours)

Panelists: Ravens Three

Tracks: Music

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: University C

The Voice of Evil

Villains can be more entertaining than heroes, but there are subtle ways that voicing our favorite baddies differs from voicing the good guy. Learn those differences, and how voice actors develop these characters using various vocal techniques.

Panelists: Summer Rain Cosplay, Prince Blackheart, Austin Tindle, Haileigh Todd, Sarah Wiedenheft

Tracks: Anime, Performing Arts

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Drawing Dynamic Figures for Comics

Time to show your comic's characters to the world. This demo by artist Eric Osborn will show figure-drawing techniques for comic books.

Panelists: Eric Osborn

Tracks: Art, Comics

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables

Autographs

Panelists: Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Bekah June, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:30 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Legos, Creativity, Building, and Writing

This writing exercise starts by playing with Legos. Professional Development certificate available for teachers on request. Supplies provided, limit 11 participants. (90 minutes)

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:30 p.m. | Location: Hotel Suite (look for location on the signage boards)

Vintage Clothing Exhibit

SoonerCon attendees are invited to join costumer and historic clothing collector Ms. Kathleen M. O'Brien in her parlor for a viewing of 18th to 20th century vintage garments. Questions welcome! (2 hours, come-and-go viewings)

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, History, Maker, Cosplay

Tags: Exhibit

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:30 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B

Nerf Gaming

Bring your favorite foam dart blaster and join the fun. Visit the game room for full rules. Didn't bring your blaster? Don't worry! A wide selection of blasters (with darts) are available in the Charity Store. Charity sales and donations benefit Positive Tomorrows school in OKC.

Panelists: Josh Updegrove, Phillip Grimes

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Gaming

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

How to Make Comics Workshop

A workshop for creators interested in making comics! Okie Comics Magazine publisher and author Jeff Provine leads this hands-on how-to for creating comics. Supplies provided, limit 15 participants.

Panelists: Jeff Provine

Tracks: Comics

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Creating Despite Depression or Anxiety

At some point, every creator will be afflicted with these issues as part of the ups and downs of life. Creating through depression and anxiety instead of walking away is sometimes the best option. Authors and artists talk about the techniques they use for working while living with a neuro-atypical brain.

Panelists: Alexandra Bohannon, Hazel Conley, Julia S. Mandala, Marguerite Reed, Adam J. Whitlatch

Tracks: Health & Wellness, Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Medieval Song and Dance

Join the Arthurian Order of Avalon for this interactive demonstration on the dances and entertainments of Medieval courts and countrysides. We’ll teach you how to get Medieval on the dance floor!

Panelists: Arthurian Order of Avalon

Tracks: Performing Arts, History

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

Science in Star Trek?

We like to think that Trek is fairly accurate science-wise. But don't look too close. Let's discuss the plausible science behind wormholes, transporters, and more.

Panelists: Michael Cross, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Tim Frayser, William Leaf, Dr. Laura-Isobel McCall, Ted Pennella

Tracks: Fandoms, STEM, Film & TV

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

SonarCon: Sandwich Battles

Where did the hoagies, grinders, and sub sandwiches of American culture originate? How do you make a "proper" one? Are burritos a sandwich? What about hot dogs? Only in America! A play on words that birthed a real panel.

Panelists: Joey "Okie Space Queen" Rodman, Aislinn Burrows, Caleb Haldane, James Hollaman, Nick Johnson, Travis Nance

Tracks: Food & Drink

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

What is Crossplay?

Learn about Crossplay and its history, with tips and tricks to improve your skills!

Panelists: Summer Rain Cosplay, Courtney's Cosplay, Mrs. Fae, PinkCherry Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay

Tags: Panel

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.

Panelists: Craig Wolf, Cary Osborne, Tommy B. Smith, Martha Steele, Laura J. Underwood

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Writing & Publication, Internet Life

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

What is Crossplay?

Learn about Crossplay and its history, with tips and tricks to improve your skills!

Panelists: Summer Rain Cosplay, Courtney's Cosplay, Divine Creations Cosplay, Mrs. Fae, PinkCherry Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Noble

Radio Show Rehearsal

Open casting/rehearsal for the radio play that takes place during the Costume Contest intermission.

Panelists: Julie Barrett, Paul Barrett

Tracks: Performing Arts

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:15 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B

Muggle Quidditch

Muggle Quidditch is a sport based on Quidditch, the fictional sport developed by British author J. K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series of children's novels, as governed by the International Quidditch Association. As in the fictional sport, muggle quidditch has seven players on each team: 3 chasers, 2 beaters, 1 keeper, and 1 seeker. Muggle Quidditch has been adapted for play on the ground, with game play confined to a playing field comparable in size to an ice hockey rink. The sport is adapted using elements of rugby, dodge ball, tag, and lacrosse. Visit the game room for rules and to sign up.

Panelists: Gena Ford, Gaming

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Gaming

Saturday, June 8, 2019 6:00 p.m. | Location: University C

Art/Charity Auction

Come bid high and often at the art and charity voice auctions!

Panelists: Ken Chalker, Travis Nance

Tracks: Art

Tags: Charity Fundraiser

Saturday, June 8, 2019 7:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B

Costume Contest Line Up

All SoonerCon Masquerade Costume Contest participants (age 13+ division) report to contest green room for placement and line-up assignments.

Panelists: Ryan McKinley, BeardedOkie Photography, Squirrelly Jedi Photography

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Tech/Setup

Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Costume Contest

SoonerCon's 28th annual Costume Contest, sponsored by Bernina OKC and McKinley Design Studios.

Panelists: John Eads, Ryan McKinley, Rachel Couch, Carousel Costumes, Divine Creations Cosplay, Matt Frank

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Costume Contest

Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Costume Contest

SoonerCon's 28th annual Costume Contest, sponsored by Bernina OKC and McKinley Design Studios.

Panelists: Ryan McKinley, BeardedOkie Photography, Squirrelly Jedi Photography

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Costume Contest

Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:00 p.m. | Location: Event Center Portico

Beer and Blues Garden

Outdoor concert with the Bland Lemon band.

Panelists: Bland Lemon Denton, Sherri Dean, Caroline Spector, Bob Yeager

Tracks: Music

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B

Karaoke

Join Elijah Farmer for late-night karaoke.

Panelists: Elijah Farmer

Tracks: Music

Tags: Activity

Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:15 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Pitch Session - Become a Radio Star!

Cheap Streaming Service, Ltd. is taking pitches for original productions. With a budget of approximately $1.49 per show, what could possibly go wrong? Plenty of parts are up for grabs.

Panelists: Julie Barrett, Paul Barrett

Tracks: Performing Arts

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:30 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Intermission with Take One Improv

Take One Improv entertains with dynamic, laugh-'til-your-belly-hurts improv comedy scenes during the SoonerCon Masquerade Costume Contest judging intermission.

Panelists: Take One Improv

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

Filk/Bardic Circle

Open Filk in the round.

Panelists: Mel. White

Tracks: Music

Tags: Meetup/Networking

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 p.m. | Location: Crimson Meeting Room

Dr. Trek Show

Help Larry's indie film and preserve Trek pop culture history – your $20 gets a screen credit PLUS two hours of prize trivia, rare video, and sneak peeks of George, Nichelle, Walter, Harve…

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 p.m. | Location: Embassy Suite 204

Gorgeous Ladies of SoonerCon Pajama Party

Join us for the innaugural all-inclusive SoonerCon pajama party! We'll watch a movie of attendees' choice, popcorn and candy and hang out. LGBTQ+ friendly! Your cutest PJs prefered.

Panelists: Shai Fenwick, Brittany Ellis

Tracks: General Interest

Tags: Party

Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Fountain

Coffee and Coloring

Bring your coloring book and colored pencils or markers, and join us for coffee. We'll offer some tips and techniques for a cleaner or messier look while you relax and color.

Panelists: Kimber E. Chessmore, Hazel Conley

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Kids

Tags: Meetup/Networking

Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Event Center Portico

Morning Exercise with a Firefighter

Morning low-impact exercises for daily health and wellness, with one of the metro's geekiest bravest.

Panelists: Taylor Burrows

Tracks: Health & Wellness

Tags: Activity

Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma B

Nerf Gaming

Bring your favorite foam-dart blaster and join the fun. Visit the game room for full rules. Didn't bring your blaster? Don't worry! A wide selection of blasters (with darts) are available in the Charity Store. Charity sales and donations benefit Positive Tomorrows school in OKC.

Panelists: Josh Updegrove, Phillip Grimes

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Gaming

Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Kid's Costume Contest Meet-up

SoonerCon's inaugural Kid's Costume Contest on the main stage (ages 5-12) featuring costumes imagined and made by younglings. Sign up by 10:00 a.m. at the Costuming Info table at Con HQ or online. Contestants meet the judges and line up for the Costume Contest at 11:00 a.m.

Panelists: Ryan McKinley, Divine Creations Cosplay, Honor Lychee, Leslie Raymond

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Costume Contest

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer B

Cinematropolis Live Podcast: Mourning Game of Thrones

The hit HBO series is finally complete. Was it satisfying? Where do we go from here? How will this affect the conclusion of the book series? Join for this live recording and discussion with Cinematropolis Podcast.

Panelists: Caleb Masters, Alexandra Bohannon, Dr. Marc DiPaolo, B. J. Thrower

Tracks: Podcasting, Fandoms

Tags: Podcast Live Recording

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Virtual Reality: The Ethics and Morals of a New Medium

Virtual reality, like all new media of human interactions, opens a new can of worms regarding ethics. What are the limits of user privacy? How do we protect children? What kinds of applications may inform these choices?

Panelists: Mel. White, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Maureen McHugh, Tim Morgan, Wm. Mark Simmons, Austin Tindle

Tracks: Internet Life, Culture & World Affairs, STEM

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Crimson Meeting Room

Bias-Cut Draping (or "Why Do Those 1930s Dresses Always Fit So Well?")

The 1930s are renowned for bias-cut garment construction. Creating a pattern for a bias-cut outfit requires allowing for the drape of the fabric along the bias when drawing the shape of the pattern pieces. Dresses constructed using bias-cut techniques adjust to the shape of the wearer and are great for non-standard sizes or shapes. Vintage dresses and a modern interpretation will be on display. The presentation will include steps to create patterns for yourself.

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Kid's Costume Contest

SoonerCon's inaugural Kid's Costume Contest on the main stage (ages 5-12) featuring costumes imagined and made by younglings. Sign up by 10:00 a.m. at the Costuming Info table at Con HQ or online. Visit http://sc28.soonercon.com/kids-costume-contest/ for more info and to register. Prizes sponsored by McKinley Design Studio and Bernina of OKC.

Panelists: Ryan McKinley, Carousel Costumes, Divine Creations Cosplay, Honor Lychee, Leslie Raymond

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Costume Contest

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Noble

Readings: Comedy

Panelists: Rhonda Eudaly, Ethan Nahté, Allison Stein

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

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.

Panelists: Tex Thompson, Deborah Chester, Linda L. Donahue, Lee Killlough, Trakena Prevost, Tommy B. Smith

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Intro to Miniature Painting Workshop

This beginner-level workshop teaches the basic skill set necessary to paint most miniatures. Students will be taught how to inspect miniatures for flaws, correct them, and prime for paint. Techniques taught will include paint thinning, washes, and dry brushing. At the end of the workshop, students should feel confident in their ability to paint a miniature up to a tabletop quality level. (2 hours) Limit 15 participants, $5 materials fee.

Panelists: Michael Kirk

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Nana Visitor Booth

Autographs

Autographs and selfies ($40/$20 cash) with featured guest Nana Visitor at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (50 mins.)

Panelists: Nana Visitor

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Sooner B

The Defeated Foes of Godzilla

Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah are just a few of the kaiju titans Godzilla has fought over the years. Who are your favorites, and how do they stack up?

Panelists: Caleb Haldane, Dan Erickson, Matt Frank, Nick Johnson, A. Lee Martinez, Terry Southard

Tracks: Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Writing Magical Realism Workshop

How can you craft powerful stories for middle-grade readers using magical realism? Learn more in this presentation by Skeleton Tree author Kim Ventrella. Limit 11 participants.

Panelists: Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables

Autographs

Panelists: David Carrico, Cary Osborne, Ted Pennella, Toni Weisskopf

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: University C

Larry’s The State of the Trek 2019

Fan Forum for *your* options and questions of each other, led by Larry, about everything in current Trekland:Discovery, #PicardTBN, Lower Decks aka AdultSwimTrek ... and #Section31 and even #NickTrek.

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3

How Heavy is that Sword, Anyway?

Hands-on sword experience for the historical/medieval fantasy writer.

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers

Tracks: Writing & Publication, History

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer A

Anime Diamonds in the Rough

There are dozens of new anime every season, not counting the hundreds already released with established, decades-long fandoms. This panel will look at some hidden gems that fans may have overlooked.

Panelists: Sally Hamilton, Capt. Sean MacTaggart, Brittany Ellis, J.H. Fleming, Sarah Wiedenheft

Tracks: Anime, Fandoms

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma B

Muggle Quidditch

Muggle Quidditch is a sport based on Quidditch, the fictional sport developed by British author J. K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series of children's novels, as governed by the International Quidditch Association. As in the fictional sport, muggle quidditch has seven players on each team: 3 chasers, 2 beaters, 1 keeper, and 1 seeker. Muggle Quidditch has been adapted for play on the ground, with game play confined to a playing field comparable in size to an ice hockey rink. The sport is adapted using elements of rugby, dodge ball, tag, and lacrosse. Visit the game room for rules and to sign up.

Panelists: Gena Ford, Gaming

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Gaming

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma H

Bellydance Performance

Traditional and tribal styles of bellydance performed by members of the Aalim Bellydance Academy of Oklahoma City.

Panelists: Aalim Bellydance Academy

Tracks: Performing Arts

Tags: Performance

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Boomer B

Successful Writing Habits

Writers share their tips for success. Covering everything from how to overcome Writer's Block to what to do when real life interrupts. Let our panelists share some tips.

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Kevin J. Anderson, Rachel Caine, Shayla Raquel, Seth Skorkowsky, Caroline Spector

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Sooner A

The B-Movie Panel

Bad sci-fi movies are a guilty pleasure for so many of us! Why do we love movies that love to be bad? The legendary B-movie panel.

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers, Sherri Dean, Tim Frayser, Bekah June, Selina Rosen, Adrian Simmons

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: Panel

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

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Sooner B

A Gentle Suggestion: Peer Review and Critique Session for New Artists

Artist attendees may bring one or two pieces for critique. Our pro artists will give you feedback on your work. This is a safe zone, and all critique will be gentle and useful!

Panelists: Peri Charlifu, Julie Dillon, W. J. Hodgson, Angela Lowry, Rachael Mayo, Melanie Unruh

Tracks: Art, Business & Marketing

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Noble

Readings: Horror

Panelists: Cary Osborne, Rook Riley, Tommy B. Smith, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: University C

The Baen Travelling Road Show--with Prizes!

Our survey of art, covers, upcoming works and more.

Panelists: Toni Weisskopf, David Carrico, Wm. Mark Simmons

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: GoH

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma A2

Basic Buckram Blocking

Buckram is a versatile material used in hats and utility fashion applications. The workshop will show you how to block buckram for a fascinator using a Styrofoam wig "head." The instructor will supply the buckram and other materials, and instructions (or links to instructions) for how to finish the hat. Make & Take, limit 11 participants.

Panelists: Julie Barrett

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma A3

Podcasting 102 with Red Six Podcast

The guys go harder in this level-two intensive with Red Six podcasters, Nick and Caleb, giving the what-for to improve your mad podcast skills. This session includes topics on developing content and narrative, managing audio quality, the right tools for the job, and much, much more. Limit 24 participants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Caleb Haldane, Nick Johnson

Tracks: Podcasting

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma G

Magic Show

Stage magic show with OKC's renowned Magician Michael Corley.

Panelists: Magician Michael Corley

Tracks: Performing Arts

Tags: Performance

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Boomer A

Name that Pokémon

For those who aren't familiar with Pokémon, come take a guess at the names of these funny-looking creatures in a-style game.

Panelists: Summer Rain Cosplay, Kimber Chessmore, Sally Hamilton, David "Oak" Rice

Tracks: Anime, Gaming

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 12:15 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Open Coloring/Crafting

SoonerCon kids crafting and coloring.

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, Art

Tags: Kids, Make and Take

Sunday, June 9, 2019 12:15 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B2

Villain Scavenger Hunt

Find all the supervillains at the con in this kids scavenger hunt game with Heroic Inner Kids.

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, Fandoms

Tags: Kids Activity

Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B2

Padawan Training

Lightsaber skills practice for kids, guided by master Jedis.

Panelists: Mrs. Fae, Robert Mullens, Raiva

Tracks: Kids, Maker, Fandoms

Tags: Kids Activity

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 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Ladies of the Legion

A presentation and info session by women from the official Star Wars clubs (501st, Rebel Legion, and Mandalorian Mercenaries) offering how-tos and starter guide information for costumers planning and building a Star Wars costume specifically designed for women’s bodies and forms.

Panelists: Carousel Costumes, Stephanie Aungst, Denise McKay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Crimson Meeting Room

What is Twitch?

What is this thing called Twitch? What's it for and how can you use it for your own needs, be they personal or professional?

Panelists: Stevo the Gutter Nerd

Tracks: Podcasting, Internet Life

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Q&A with Nana Visitor

Moderated audience Q&A with Nana Visitor, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Major Kira.

Panelists: Rhonda Eudaly, Nana Visitor

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

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

Readings: Alternate History

Panelists: Lou Antonelli, David Carrico, Jeff Provine, Adam J. Whitlatch

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Aahh!!! Real Monsters: Tentacles in SF

We'll talk about the intrusion by tentacles into sci-fi and fantasy. Let's discuss their metaphorical uses and celebrate just how cool cephalopods actually are. From Verne to Lovecraft to Tolkien’s “Watcher in the Water” to John Carpenter’s The Thing to Star Wars and Arrival, what's so creepy about tentacles?

Panelists: Ethan Nahté, Dan Erickson, Carolyn Kay, Tedd Pennella, Bradley H. Sinor, Karen Thrower

Tracks: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Basics of Body Art Workshop

Costumer and artist Vanessa Green demonstates how to apply body paint by hand or by airbrushing, including blending, contouring and shading, applying evenly, making it last, using different types adhesives for prosthetics, makeup removal, plus what products to get and where to buy them. Live demo with presentation. Limit 15 participants.

Panelists: Vanessa Green

Tracks: Art, Cosplay

Tags: Workshop

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

Thanks, I Hate It: Artists' Horror Stories

Being an artist is not all sunshine and art openings! Even the best have their haters and detractors. But some unfortunate comments and feedback can be funny as hell! Have a good chuckle at our expense, and drop by to hear some artist horror stories.

Panelists: Scott Zrubek, Tim Chessmore, Kent Clark, Johnnie Johnson, Mike Kloepfer

Tracks: Art

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Making a Film in 48 Hours

Learn protips and easy tricks for making a 48-Hour Film Festival film submission. Limit 11 participants.

Panelists: Matthew Price, Rachel Price

Tracks: Film & TV

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: University C

How Not To Be A Voice Actor

Austin Tindle discusses the art of the voice and attempts to recount his own experience falling into the weird wonderful world of screaming alone in a dark room for a living. Q&A available and possibly audience participation if, ya know, it seems like a good idea at the time.

Panelists: Austin Tindle

Tracks: Anime, Performing Arts

Tags: GoH

Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Make Your Own Lightsaber

Kids make & take. Use the Force (or some duct tape) to make your own foam lightsaber, then head off to Padawan training! (Supplies provided.)

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, Cosplay, Maker

Tags: Kids, Make and Take

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

3D Printer Demo

Panelists present a general overview on 3D printing, showcasing printed models. We'll demonstrate how to use 3D printing software and print several models.

Panelists: Pete Dixon

Tracks: Maker, STEM

Tags: Demo

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Magic Workshop for Kids

Magician Michael Corley shares secrets of up-close magic. For kids of all ages!

Panelists: Magician Michael Corley

Tracks: Kids, Performing Arts

Tags: Kids Activity

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Open Discourse and You

The latest installment in the ongoing discussion of censorship, political correctness, the rules of polite society, self-control, and freedom of expression. We'll briefly discuss the bad aspects of these behaviors that are alienating people and what we can do to encourage more positive interactions online and in-person. How can you express dismay without rage?

Panelists: Martha Steele, Tim Frayser, Michelle Muenzler, Marguerite Reed, Haileigh Todd, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Internet Life

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Evolving Military SF

Military SF is an ever-evolving genre because the tools of war and social mores change. With the rise of private military companies, and the ability of the extremely wealthy to purchase private armies, it often feels like the real world is coming closer to military SF. But military SF's core is the sense of a team, which has not changed since spears and swords. Our panelists talk about the intersection of technology, fiction, and military culture.

Panelists: Toni Weisskopf, David Carrico, William Leaf, Selina Rosen, Brian Trent

Tracks: Writing & Publication, History, Science Fiction

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Crimson Meeting Room

Advanced Miniature Painting Workshop

This advanced-level workshop focuses on teaching skills for more experienced painters. Students will develop and improve their brush techniques such as glazing, wet blending, edge highlighting, and two-brush blending. Expert painters teach basic color theory, lighting, and shading, and also instruct students in the usage of a wet palette as a tool for miniature painting. (2 hours) Limit 15 participants, $10 materials fee.

Panelists: Matthew Cavanaugh, Michael Kirk

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Ravens Three Concert

New and traditional Celtic songs and instrumental music. (2 hours)

Panelists: Ravens Three

Tracks: Music

Tags: Performance

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Noble

Readings: Fantasy

Panelists: Julia S. Mandala, Dennis McDonald, Laura J. Underwood

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

How Not to be the Creepy Person in the Corner

There she is, looking radiant in her Squirrel Girl cosplay. So what do you do now? You want to talk to her, but it feels awkward. How to approach this situation without coming across as "That Guy?" A candid talk on the increasing difficulty of meeting new people and picking up on social cues.

Panelists: Dan Erickson, James Hollaman, Kyros Cosplay, Travis Nance, Caroline Spector, Karen Thrower

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, General Interest

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Concept Art in Motion

Chaz Kemp prompts attendees with ideas to draw, getting 15 minutes to draw whatever comes to mind. "I make sure to point out that there is no judging from me and they don't even have to show the art to anyone. It's for the pure pleasure of drawing in a judgement free environment. Once the 15 minutes is up, I give them a different concept to draw."

Panelists: Chaz Kemp

Tracks: Art

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B

Golden Age Comics - Art and Influence

Panelist R. Cat Conrad, has had to cancel this year's appearance. This Presentation will be post-poned indefinitely.

Pop-culture enthusiast and artist R. Cat Conrad connects the Lichtenstein dots in this presentation and discussion on Golden Age comics as the foundation for much of what we see in SF and movies today.

Panelists:

Tracks: Comics, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Presentation

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Spinning Wheel Tutorial

Okay, so how does wool become yarn, and what all can you make from it? Join fiber-arts experts for this interactive demonstration and resource share for beginners on using a spinning wheel. Limit 11 participants.

Panelists: Chelsea Haldane, Guthrie Art Center Spinners

Tracks: Maker, Art

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: University C

The Shining Women of Anime

Female protagonists are some of anime’s most fiercely capable, beloved, and admirable characters. Women and girls in anime reimagine cultural views on power, duty, beauty, wish fulfillment, and coming-of-age storytelling. How do empowering gender roles in anime create new twists on Japanese lore and its fantastic legends?

Panelists: Summer Rain Cosplay, Courtney's Cosplay, Sally Hamilton, Honor Lychee, PinkCherry Cosplay, Sarah Wiedenheft

Tracks: Anime, Culture & World Affairs

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3

Bernina OKC Makeshop: Super Handy Zipper Bag

Come and make a small zipper bag. There will be 2 different possible configurations. One is a flat zipper pouch, which is excellent for carrying pencils, chopsticks, and magic wands. The other is a boxed zipper pouch with side handle, best suited for snacks, miniatures, or protecting your favorite crystal ball. See the BERNINA display in the exhibitor hall for examples. A kit with all the supplies needed is provided. The class is forbeginner sewists. Limit 15 participants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Bernina OKC, Rachel Couch

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay, Maker

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

What's in a Nom de Plume?

Why do many authors use a pen name? To hide identity, or to change genres while escaping reader expectations based on the name alone? When is it a good business decision, and how do you go about choosing that new identity?

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers, Kevin J. Anderson, Lou Antonelli, Rachel Caine, Cary Osborne, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:30 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Nana Visitor Booth

Autographs

Autographs and selfies ($40/$20 cash) with featured guest Nana Visitor at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1.5 hours)

Panelists: Nana Visitor

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

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

Behind the Seams of the Costume Contest

Our Costume Contest contestants and staff welcome everyone to learn a little more "behind the seams" of the Saturday-night Costume Contest.

Panelists: Ryan McKinley, Carousel Costumes, Divine Creations Cosplay

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Costume Contest

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

Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

DIY Armature for Clay Sculpting

Scupltor and painter Harold Neal demonstrates his unique method for low-cost armature builds to make your clay creations come to life! Supplies provided, limit 15 participants.

Panelists: Harold Neal

Tracks: Art, Maker

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Build Your Own "Choose Your Ending" Story

Our panelists discuss the nefarious and often emotional media that is the Choose-Your-Own Adventure, while writing one!

Panelists: David "Oak" Rice, vickey malone kennedy, Julia S. Mandala, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Gaming

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Sixty Years in the Zone

This retrospective on The Twilight Zone’s 60th anniversary is just an excuse to reminisce about our favorite episodes -- or the ones that creeped us out the most. All iterations of TZ are fair game.

Panelists: Wm. Mark Simmons, Mark Alfred, Brian Trent, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Three Types of Magic in Fantasy

There are charms (magic anyone can use with the right chant); invocations (getting a demon or the like to do it for you); and innate magic (it’s part of the magician). Does all magic have the same limits or are the limits flexible? Which is the easiest to use in your story?

Panelists: Linda L. Donahue, A. Lee Martinez, Catherine Cooke Montrose, Adrian Simmons, Christina Stiles, Laura J. Underwood

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Fantasy

Tags: Panel

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

Art of The Long Game: Maintaining Momentum and Not Giving Up

It’s easy to be super motivated when your art business is brand-new. But keeping momentum is hard, with the setbacks and problems that every artist faces. Our panel of artists share strategies that will keep you focused and productive!

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Peri Charlifu, Tim Chessmore, Brenna Deutchman, Julie Dillon, Dan Erickson

Tracks: Art, Business & Marketing, Health & Wellness

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Closing Ceremonies

SoonerCon 28's official closing. Toastmaster Selina Rosen will launch us into SoonerCon 29, coming June 26-28, 2020.

Panelists: Selina Rosen, Kevin J. Anderson, Rachel Caine, Julie Dillon, Matt Frank, Larry Nemecek, Austin Tindle, Toni Weisskopf, Sarah Wiedenheft

Tracks: General Interest

Tags: Ceremony

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