Ash King

The creative mind behind Red Dirt DnD and the Ka’alban Frontier setting, Ash has been playing D&D for the past 5 years, nearly since the beginning of 5e. They are heavily involved with the organized-play side of D&D in Oklahoma, and you can often find them helping with events such as SoonerCon and Extra Life as an Admin—or “Overlord,” as some have dubbed them. They’re the self-proclaimed “Trash Queen of the Underdark” and hope to one day take over writing Drow lore.

When not running D&D games, Ash enjoys numerous creative pursuits, dabbling in just about everything from writing, to traditional art, to photography, to cosplay. They’re also trying to become the manager of their cats’ and dog’s Instagram career. In addition, you can find them reading tarot cards at local Oklahoma conventions as The Chaos Fox.

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1:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Getting Started with DnD 5e

Starting out on the Dungeons & Dragons journey? Learn everything from character creation, the rules of the game, and some how-tos and tips for your game.

Moderator: Ash King

Panelists: Ash King, Michael Cross, Ethan Doughty, Pioneer Library System, Christina Stiles

Tracks: Gaming

1:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

RPG Podcasting with Red Dirt D&D Podcast

Hear from Oklahoma's own Weird West TTRPG podcasters talk about their journeys through the struggles and successes of podcasting their game, plus learn inside info about the production process and building the world of Red Dirt D&D.

Moderator: Michael Cross

Panelists: Michael Cross, Brook Bullock, Kyri Hester, Ash King, Johnnie Payne, Connor S

Tracks: Podcasting, Gaming

Noon | Location: Sooner A

Loving Loki: Tricksters and Other Cosmic Jokers

Sufi storytellers instruct with misleading tales; other fibbers just like to trick you, like Br’er Fox or Loki. Discuss those who itch to lead you astray, from dat ole debbil to America’s Coyote.

Moderator: Craig Wolf

Panelists: Craig Wolf, Rhonda Eudaly, Ash King, Melinda LaFevers, Ethan Nahté

Tracks: Writing & Publishing