Featured Guest

Elizabeth Leggett

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Elizabeth Leggett, SoonerCon 30 Artist Guest of Honor

Elizabeth Leggett is a two-time fan artist Hugo winner, a five-time Chesley nominee, gallery artist, and F&SF-novel cover designer. She has had two solo shows at George R.R. Martin’s theater, the Jean Cocteau Cinema, and has exhibited at the Mazza Museum. She exhibited and curated a gallery show, “Readings,” for Santa Fe’s Keep Contemporary gallery.

Her clients include Walter Jon Williams, Prince of Cats Literary Productions, Melinda Snodgrass, DreamForge Magazine, Uproar Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Brigids Gate Press, Lisa Inman, and more.

Her work can be seen in the annual Spectrum Volumes 22, 24, 26, and 27 as well as Spectrum Fantastic Art Quarterly, Vol. 1 (2021). She can also be found in Infected By Art, Volumes 3-10. She lives in New Mexico with two cats and an exceptionally patient husband!

Find Elizabeth’s artworks and prints in the SoonerCon 30 Art Show. Autographs by the artist are free.

See more of Elizabeth’s work at

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2:00 PM | Location: University C

Creating Compelling and Unique Book-Cover Illustrations

Artists, illustrators, and comic creators share the business of book covers. What matters to both publishers AND writers when selling and making cover art? Do these considerations clash with reader expectations?

Moderator: Jan S. Gephardt

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Jerry Bennett, Chaz Kemp, Elizabeth Leggett

Tracks: Art

4:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Remote Creative Work: Getting It Done

The hybrid work model is here! An open-panel discussion on making it work while working from home. Can you find inspiration and keep personal and professional boundaries, while creating space for social interaction in remote work environments? Bonus points for cool home office/studio ideas.

Moderator: Tim Chessmore

Panelists: Tim Chessmore, Julie Barrett, Charles Dane Clark, Tyrell Gephardt, Elizabeth Leggett, Mimic Rae

Tracks: General Interest, Health & Wellness, Business & Marketing

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: Meetup, General Interest

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

8:00 PM | Location: University AB

World Peace Through Chocolate Art Reception

Enjoy this evening viewing of SoonerCon's annual Art Show. Meet and mingle with SoonerCon 30 artist guest of honor Elizabeth Leggett, and other award-winning artists in the show. Light desserts provided. (2 hours)

Moderator: Elizabeth Leggett

Panelists: Elizabeth Leggett

Tracks: Art, Meetup

Noon | Location: Boomer A

Inside the Artist's Studio with Elizabeth Leggett

Presentation and Q&A with SoonerCon 30's award-winning artist guest of honor, Elizabeth Leggett.

Moderator: Elizabeth Leggett

Panelists: Elizabeth Leggett

Tracks: Art

2:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome is when an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud. We who suffer from this believe we don't deserve all that we have achieved. The panel will discuss ways to help get past perfectionism and insecurities. You don't have to get it right the very first time … or the tenth!

Moderator: Dara Fogel, PhD

Panelists: Dara Fogel, PhD, Amber Hanneken, vickey malone kennedy, Elizabeth Leggett, Rynaga, Tall Chick Cosplay

Tracks: General Interest, Health & Wellness, Business & Marketing

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Con Store

Autographs

Come say hi and bring your SoonerCon 30 program book for artist guest of honor Elizabeth Leggett to sign at the autograph table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Tracks: Autographs

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E - Con Store

Autographs

LAST CHANCE to come say hi and bring your SoonerCon 30 program book for artist guest of honor Elizabeth Leggett to sign at the autograph table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Boomer B

Commission Work: The Joys, Pitfalls and Just Plain Weirdness!

Seasoned artists share their tips to make commission transactions smoother or less painful as you're getting started in the art business. Learn how to place an order so both the artist and the buyer end up happy.

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Panelists: Daniel Erickson, Mitzi Bartlett, Johnnie Johnson, Elizabeth Leggett, Harold Neal, Eric Osborn

Tracks: Art, Business & Marketing, Comics

2:00 PM | Location: Boomer 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? Award-winning artist guest of honor Elizabeth Leggett shares her thoughts. And she wants to hear from you!

Moderator: Elizabeth Leggett

Panelists: Elizabeth Leggett

Tracks: Internet Life, Art

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: General Interest, Meetup