Buck Berlin

Buck Berlin is the owner of New World Comics in Oklahoma City. In addition to being a small-business owner, he is a comic writer, media producer, and one of the nation’s top-tier foam-smiths. Buck breathes a lot of chemicals in from costume-making. If he looks lost, please help him to where he needs to go.

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4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

So You Want to Enter a Costume Contest?

Tips for everything costume contests—preparing your application; brainstorming your ideas; how prejudging works; and what the awards are. Plus, how to deal with stage fright while upping your stage presence to enjoy your time in the spotlight as an awesome creative.

Moderator: Knightmage

Panelists: Buck Berlin, Carousel Costumes, Cal Custard, Kekkuda, Knightmage

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, General Interest, Cosplay

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Superhero School

New World Comics presents Avengers Assembled, featuring MCU and comic-book favorites. Learn about your favorite Avengers! Ask them about their adventures and take time for pictures.

Moderator: Buck Berlin

Panelists: Buck Berlin, La Blanke, Hazel Conley

Tracks: Cosplay, Performing Arts, Comics

1:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

The B-Movie Panel

Bad sci-fi movies are a guilty pleasure for so many of us! Why do we love movies that love to be bad?

Moderator: Caleb Masters

Panelists: Caleb Masters, Buck Berlin, Mark Finn, James Hollaman, Bekah June

Tracks: Fandoms, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Film & TV

5:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Popped Culture

When crunch is the norm and everyone's disposable, how does this affect pop culture and media? Examine burnout and its effects on our society. What's the spec-fic take?

Moderator: Aoi Kitsu

Panelists: Aoi Kitsu, Alice-of-Hearts, Buck Berlin, Charles Dane Clark, Rook Riley, Martha Steele

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Business & Marketing, Health & Wellness, Pop Culture & Entertainment

1:00 PM | Location: University C

Cutthroat Iron Cosplay

Four cosplayers have 30 minutes to quick-construct the best costume using provided materials. A theme or required material is included, and basic cosplay materials are provided along with some not-so basic options to use. The audience is the judge of this creative contest. May the best cosplay win!

Moderator: Buck Berlin

Panelists: Buck Berlin, Chaotic Neutral Cosplay, Cal Custard, Lollalotus, the Lo-Fi Ky

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Contest, Costuming & Fashion, Art, Anime, Cosplay, Maker