Featured Guest

Beku.Cos

Beku, SoonerCon 30 Featured Guest

Beku.Cos is a veteran cosplayer whose humble upbringing in Southern Louisiana instilled them with a healthy dose of hard work and an overly friendly, cheerful disposition.

Since their introduction to anime culture and cosplay in 2008, Beku.Cos has been living the cosplay lifestyle and loving every minute of it. Their early goals were making friends and becoming a better craftsman, and not much has changed. Nowadays their focus consists of expanding gender representation with genderbend designs while promoting positivity and empowerment through costuming for all.

Outside of their cosplay life, Beku.Cos is a classically trained seamster and alum of LSU’s Apparel Design program, working as a freelance pattern maker/digitizer when they aren’t sewing up a storm! After proving their mettle through a series of award-winning cosplay and fashion-design adventures, they took up judging cosplay contests as a way to share the knowledge they’ve picked up from over a decade of hard work.

Because their favorite part of cosplay is the ever-learning and growing community, they hope to instill confidence and knowledge in all the new friends they haven’t met yet.

Signatures and photos with Beku.Cos will be free. They will be selling prints during the convention:
4×6 prints – $5 (2 for $8)
8×12 prints – $10 (2 for $18)
Polaroid selfies – $4

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1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

Meet Beku.Cos and Remy Domino at their table in the Exhibitors Hall! (1 hour)

Tracks: Autographs

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Armor Building Basics

Do you want to make that cool cosplay armor but you don’t know where to begin? This crash course will cover everything you need to know about patterning, tools, materials, and more to get started on your own armor build!

Moderator: Remy Domino

Panelists: Remy Domino, Beku.Cos

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Genderbending for Cosplay

Genderbending, or genderswapping your favorite character adds a new layer of creativity to your cosplay! Learn how to take your unique design from concept to reality, and discuss the benefits of taking creative license with your costumes.

Moderator: Beku.Cos

Panelists: Beku.Cos, Remy Domino

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

Meet Beku.Cos and Remy Domino at their table in the Exhibitors Hall! (1.5 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

6:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Opening Ceremonies

SoonerCon 30's official opening. Emcee John Eads welcomes all SoonerCon Heroes Home!

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Beku.Cos, Johnny Yong Bosch, Dr. Donna J. Nelson, FRSC, FACS, Muriel Fahrion, Knightmage, Elizabeth Leggett, Mace Kendu, Jamie Marchi, A. Lee Martinez, Larry Nemecek, Cory J. Phillips, Porcelain Vahjeen, Remy Domino, Rynaga, Syren, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: General Interest, Meetup

7:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A

Friends of SoonerCon Reception

Friends of SoonerCon membership-exclusive social event with SoonerCon 30 guests of honor and featured guests. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided. Thank you to our 2022 Friends of SoonerCon and Kickstarter supporters!

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Beku.Cos, Jerry Bennett, Johnny Yong Bosch, Dr. Donna J. Nelson, FRSC, FACS, Muriel Fahrion, Knightmage, Elizabeth Leggett, Mace Kendu, Jamie Marchi, A. Lee Martinez, Larry Nemecek, Cory J. Phillips, Porcelain Vahjeen, Remy Domino, Rynaga, Syren, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: General Interest, Meetup

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom

Costume Contest Prejudging Sessions

All interested costume-contest contestants must attend their assigned prejudging session in full costume. Questions? Find the Costuming Info table near Con HQ/Registration. (3 hours; various timeslots assigned by SoonerCon's costuming staff.)

Moderator: Beku.Cos

Panelists: Beku.Cos, Kekkuda, Knightmage, Remy Domino

Tracks: Maker, Cosplay, Contest, Costuming & Fashion, Performing Arts

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

Meet Beku.Cos and Remy Domino at their table in the Exhibitors Hall! (1 hour)

Tracks: Autographs

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Social Media for Cosplayers

Whether it’s just a fun hobby or you’re looking to build your own cosplay brand, social media is an integral part of the cosplay experience! Join us as we discuss the best ways to use these tools, break down what they mean, and talk about which platforms best fit your cosplay style.

Moderator: Beku.Cos

Panelists: Beku.Cos, Remy Domino

Tracks: Cosplay, Business & Marketing

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

Meet Beku.Cos and Remy Domino at their table in the Exhibitors Hall! (2 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

8:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Costume Contest

SoonerCon's 30th annual Masquerade Costume Contest! Sponsored by Bernina OKC, TNT Cosplay Supply, OKC Fabric Market, and One Stop Anime.

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Beku.Cos, Kekkuda, Knightmage, Remy Domino

Tracks: Maker, Costuming & Fashion, Art, Performing Arts, Cosplay

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

Meet Beku.Cos and Remy Domino at their table in the Exhibitors Hall! (2 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

Meet Beku.Cos and Remy Domino at their table in the Exhibitors Hall! (1 hour)

Tracks: Autographs

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Cosplanning

Planning for Cosplayers! Make your next cosplay endeavor a surefire success with a quick course on Cosplay Planning. We'll go over setting your budget, managing your time, picking your materials, and more.

Moderator: Remy Domino

Panelists: Remy Domino, Beku.Cos

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

LAST CHANCE to meet Beku.Cos and Remy Domino at their table in the Exhibitors Hall! (1 hour)

Tracks: Autographs

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Closing Ceremonies

SoonerCon 30's official closing. Emcee John Eads gets us stoked for SoonerCon 31, coming 2023.

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Beku.Cos, Dr. Donna J. Nelson, FRSC, FACS, Knightmage, Elizabeth Leggett, Jamie Marchi, A. Lee Martinez, Larry Nemecek, Cory J. Phillips, Porcelain Vahjeen, Remy Domino, Rynaga, Syren, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: Meetup, General Interest