Caleb Masters

Caleb Masters is a content creator, podcast host, marketer, and film critic with a lifelong love of pop culture. Masters currently serves as the editor-in-chief of The Cinematropolis, a film-essay website dedicated to thoughtful conversations and analysis on cinema. At the Cinematropolis he hosts a bimonthly podcast, The Cinematic Schematic, where he reviews movies, interviews filmmakers, and discusses noteworthy topics with co-hosts and people of interest from the entertainment industry. He also currently serves as the vice president of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle.

With more than ten years of working as an online film critic and producing content as an independent creator and corporate marketer, Masters continues to explore new ways to create compelling conversations related to pop culture through emerging new media.

3:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Is Your Social Media Managing You?

Finding work/life balance and managing your social media presence is a challenge for many in 2022, especially content creators. Panelists share strategies for social-media self-care while maintaining connections with audiences, plus time-saving tips for boosting your social media presence.

Moderator: Caleb Masters

Panelists: Caleb Masters, Fae Mullens, Jan S. Gephardt, Tracy S. Morris

Tracks: Internet Life, Business & Marketing

Noon | Location: Sooner B

Elevator to Success! What’s Your Pitch?

What’s an elevator pitch? It’s a brief explanation, presented in the time it takes to take an elevator ride. This skill is invaluable in sharing your work without being a bore or being too aggressive. Our panelists help you develop your own elevator pitch for fun and profit!

Moderator: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Panelists: Rosemary Clement-Moore, Jerry Bennett, Caleb Masters, Alan J Porter

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Cosplay, Writing & Publishing, Maker, Art, Performing Arts, Music, Gaming

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: Pop Culture & Entertainment, Film & TV, Fandoms

Noon | Location: Sooner B

Entertaining the Climate Crisis

According to the 2022 World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report, climate change is THE greatest global threat today. Speculative fiction is uniquely suited to explore these issues. From the wry satirical allegory of Don't Look Up, to Solarpunk futures, to biodiversity and ecosystem loss, natural disasters, survivalism, and what hope the future holds, how can we explore climate change in our specific media?

Moderator: Tyrell Gephardt

Panelists: Tyrell Gephardt, Tim Frayser, Brian A. Hopkins, Carolyn Kay, Caleb Masters, Selina Rosen

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Film & TV, General Interest, Science Fiction, Writing & Publishing, Pop Culture & Entertainment, STEM

2:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Start Your Own Podcast

You want your own podcast, but where do you start? Learn from established indie podcasters about gear, episode planning, hosting, recording, editing, and building a regular listening audience. Let's begin!

Moderator: Martha Steele

Panelists: Martha Steele, Aaron Bossig, Michael Cross, Caleb Masters, Michael Mosley, Seth Skorkowsky

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment, Podcasting, Internet Life

3:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Effective Communication in Cyberspace

How you communicate can be just as important as what you are saying. This is especially true in an online setting. Our panelists discuss how to get your point across online without starting flame wars or losing friends.

Moderator: Joey “Okie Space Queen” Rodman

Panelists: Joey “Okie Space Queen” Rodman, Alice-of-Hearts, Tyrell Gephardt, Jovial Juggernaut, A. Lee Martinez, Caleb Masters

Tracks: General Interest, Culture & World Affairs, Business & Marketing, Internet Life