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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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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