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 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 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 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: 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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: 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 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 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: 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 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 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

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: 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 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 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 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: 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 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: 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

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