Frequently Asked Questions
What is Soonercon?
Soonercon is the Oklahoma City metro area’s longest-running pop culture convention that happens every summer in Norman, OK.
The convention hosts celebrity guests, unique shopping opportunities, costume contests, an all-ages dance, the largest sci-fi and fantasy art show in the region, tabletop and video gaming, panels, workshops, kids programming and three days of fun for the whole family.
When and where will Soonercon 31 be held?
Soonercon 31 will be June 30-July 2, 2023. We’ll be hosting it at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center, 2501 Conference Dr, Norman, OK 73069.
What is there to do at Soonercon?
SoonerCon will have LOTS of stuff to do.
Here are some of the highlights:
- One of the largest sci-fi and fantasy-themed art galleries and auctions in the Southwest
- A large variety of scheduled and open play tabletop and video games
- Miniature painting
- Multiple costume contests with prizes
- Kids activities (12 and under are free!)
- Unique shopping opportunities with vendors, artisans, and artists
- Cool photo opportunities with backdrops and costumed characters
- Art reception on Friday night
- Charity fundraisers hosted throughout the weekend
- Workshops on creative topics related to costuming, art, miniatures painting and more
- 100+ different discussion panels with authors, artists, scientists, and other celebrity guests
- All ages dance on Friday night
- Live music and comedy performances
- …and much much more!
What are the convention rules?
Visit our Rules and Policies page.
How much does it cost to attend?
Check out our Memberships page for up-to-date pricing. Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult membership.
Membership gives you access to all three days of Soonercon 31 June 30-July 2, 2023 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Norman, including:
- Hundreds of activities, panels, demonstrations, workshops, and performances
- Massive game room
- Costume contests and cosplay programming
- Largest sci-fi/fantasy art gallery in Oklahoma
- All-ages dance
- Dedicated children’s programming
- Unique shopping experiences
- Celebrity meet and greets
- Collectible badge and lanyard
- And more!
How do I contact Soonercon?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I get an exhibitor booth at Soonercon?
Maybe! Be sure to apply early and follow the instructions on the Exhibitor Hall page to learn about the application process. Booth spaces fill up quickly so if you’re contacting us close to the con, you’ll likely be added to a waiting list.
What is the difference between an Artist Alley, Art Show, and Club space?
The Artist Alley consists of approximately 60 table lining the hallways of the main conference space. Artist Alley tables are ideal for networking, taking commissions, and selling prints. Space in Artist Alley is intended for individual artists and writers. Two memberships are included with table purchase. Check out the Artist Alley page for more info.
The Art Show is an art gallery. Artists display and sell their artwork in the silent auction without having to babysit it. Additionally, pieces that get enough bids in the silent auction by Saturday afternoon go to the live art auction on Saturday evening conducted by Soonercon staff. Artists who have membership for Soonercon will have the chance to meet potential buyers at the art reception on Friday evening. Check out the Art Show page for more info.
Club Tables are intended for clubs, organizations, and conventions – not individuals. Each Club table comes with four memberships. Club space is located in the Exhibitor Hall. Sales and fundraisers at Club tables are prohibited without prior written permission from our club coordinator. Check out the Clubs page for more info.
How does Soonercon support the community?
In addition to supporting independent creators and being entirely volunteer-organize, Soonercon hosts various fundraisers at each convention for local charities, including a live charity auction.
Can I volunteer at Soonercon?
Yes! Well, probably. We are an entirely volunteer-run event and need help in every area. However, we do require a background check. Learn more and apply on our Volunteer page.
How do I support Soonercon?
Soonercon is run by the nonprofit organization Future Society of Central Oklahoma. You can support Soonercon by buying memberships to the convention, sponsoring Soonercon, or by donating funds via paypal, check, or Amazon Smile.
Can I dress up?
Yes! Costuming is a HUGE part of Soonercon. Members wear costumes all weekend just for fun or to enter our costume contests. Check out the Costuming page for more information.
Can I dress up as Rocket Raccoon?
Yes. Trash pandas are the best.
What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
What weighs six ounces, sits in a tree, and is very dangerous?
“A sparrow with a machine gun!” – Robin (Batman, 1966)