Craig Wolf

Craig Wolf’s fiction has appeared in TransVersions; Triangulation: Dark Glass; Cinema Spec; Project M-Zine: Tantaloz; Dystopian States of America; and Book of Shadows, among others. He has a collection of odd fiction, Pressure Points, and a short horror novel, Trespass. His most recent novel, Queen of All the Nightbirds, was released in 2019. He is a graduate of the Red Earth MFA and fictioneers in Oklahoma City.

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10:00 AM | Location: Boomer A

Beyond Libraries and Google: Practical Research Techniques for Writers

There are many ways to research for a story. Certainly, a strong Google-fu is needed, but what other research resources and hands-on practicums are available for writers?

Moderator: Gwenna Laithland

Panelists: Charles Dane Clark, Daniel Erickson, Shai Fenwick, Brian A. Hopkins, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

Noon | Location: Sooner A

Fantastic Connections

Stories explore the human condition in ways that help us think. Allegories analyze us and society. How does this work? Why are we so connected with fantastical people/places/stories? Can escaping into speculative fiction help us heal in the real world?

Moderator: Rhonda Eudaly

Panelists: Rhonda Eudaly, J.H. Fleming, Melinda LaFevers, Bradley H Sinor, Tommy B. Smith, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction, Fantasy

1:00 PM | Location: Noble

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Panelists: Daniel Erickson, Steven E. Wedel, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

3:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Build a SyFy™ Saturday Night

Panelists spin the wheel for wacky plotline components and actor combinations, and create an original Saturday Night SyFy™ feature!

Moderator: Phillip Drayer Duncan

Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Dr Paisley, David J. Pedersen, Rook Riley, Selina Rosen, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Fandoms, Film & TV, Gaming, Writing & Publishing

7:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Literary Beers

Join panelists in the hotel lounge for lively conversation. BYO beverages, please.

Moderator: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Panelists: Rosemary Clement-Moore, Daniel Erickson, Everyday Futurist, Shai Fenwick, Mark Finn, Dara Fogel, PhD, Tyrell Gephardt, Sally Hamilton, Sheila Hartney, Carolyn Kay, Chaz Kemp, vickey malone kennedy, Melinda LaFevers, Julia S. Mandala, A. Lee Martinez, Tracy S. Morris, Michael Mosley, Ethan Nahté, Ted Pennella, Rook Riley, Rie Sheridan Rose, Seth Skorkowsky, Karen Thrower, Mel. White, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Food & Drink, Writing & Publishing, Meetup, General Interest

10:00 AM | Location: Sooner B

Cursed Talismans and Good Luck Charms

From “The Monkey’s Paw” to rabbits’ feet—four-leaf clovers to horseshoes (up or down?)—consider the odd notion that an object can convey supernatural influence for good or ill. Don't pass this rune!

Moderator: Rook Riley

Panelists: Rook Riley, Sherri Dean, Kyri Hester, Tommy B. Smith, Mel. White, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

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

2:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Small Presses and You

What's the world of small presses like? What are the advantages and disadvantages for writers looking to work with them? What's the market like, and how is it changing?

Moderator: Craig Wolf

Panelists: Craig Wolf, J.H. Fleming, Rie Sheridan Rose, Sue Sinor, B J Thrower, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Writing & Publishing