Featured Guest

Cory J. Phillips

Collage of Cory Phillips characters
Cory J. Phillips SoonerCon 30 Featured Guest

Cory J. Phillips is a professional actor, voice actor, and improviser based out of Dallas, TX. He is the lead character, Abbott, in Lionsgate’s Adventures of Rufus: The Fantastic Pet; the lead villain, Yuto, in Lionsgate’s Ghoster; the lead in Doctor Who: The Soldier Stories; and the lead in Konnect, an over-400-episodes kids series. He’s a voice actor at Crunchyroll in over 100 anime titles including Yona from Fire Force; You Hattori in Stand My Heroes: Piece of Truth; Orochi in Fairy Tail; Ryraryus in Overlord; John Grey in Requiem of the Rose King; and Gerald in Shadow House. You can also hear him in My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission; One Piece; Attack on Titan, and many more. His voice can be heard at the Kennedy Space Center as the lead villain, Hunter, in A Dog’s Courage, and he’s been seen in over 100 national and local commercials. He has starred in numerous films, video games, web series, and commercials over the past decade. He’s a diehard nerd, so feel free to challenge him to a Yu-Gi-Oh! duel or play some DnD with him.

Cory will be offering signed prints for $10 and $5 for autographs. Selfies are free.

Follow Cory online at

www.coryjphillips.com

SoonerCon is Oklahoma's longest-running pop culture convention.

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Booth

Autographs

Meet Cory and the Take One Improv crew at their booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

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

Autographs

Meet Cory and the Take One Improv crew at their booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Take One Improv Comedy Show

Take One 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 and has left a trail of laughter in its wake. This show involves audience participation and guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Performing Arts, Fandoms, Pop Culture & Entertainment

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: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Booth

Autographs

Meet Cory and the Take One Improv crew at their booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (3 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

2:00 PM | Location: University C

Take One Comedy Coliseum

A competitive improv show where the audience and two teams divide up, to compete against each other for laughs and for comedy supremacy. The competitions will include things like lip sync battle, hot take, and a variety of improv games.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Performing Arts

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

Autographs

Meet Cory J. Phillips before his next panel at the Take One Improv booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (30 minutes)

Tracks: Autographs

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

My Hero Academia VAs Q&A

Join voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch, Jamie Marchi, Cory J. Phillips, and J. Michael Tatum as they share their experiences and answer your fan questions about all things My Hero Academia! (45 minutes. Seating begins 4 PM.)

Moderator: Johnny Yong Bosch

Panelists: Johnny Yong Bosch, Jamie Marchi, Cory J. Phillips, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: Anime, Performing Arts, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Film & TV

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Booth

Autographs

Meet Cory and the Take One Improv crew at their booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

9:30 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

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.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Performing Arts

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

Autographs

Meet Cory and the Take One Improv crew at their booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1.5 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

12:30 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

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 see 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.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Performing Arts

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

Autographs

LAST CHANCE to meet Cory and the Take One Improv crew at their booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Tracks: Autographs

3:00 PM | Location: University C

Breaking into the Acting Biz

This is an introduction to finding the right tools and connections for aspiring actors. We also offer advice on how to find an agent, what to look for in headshots, demo reels, and voice reels. We’ll cover where to find classes and ways to avoid getting scammed, as well as locations to find work based on experience and network with others pursuing the same goal.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Film & TV, Performing Arts, Anime, General Interest

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