David J. Pedersen

David J. Pedersen is a native of Racine, WI who resides in Kansas City, MO. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has worked in sales, management, retail, video and film production, and IT. David has run two marathons, climbed several 14,000-foot mountains, and marched in the University of Wisconsin Marching Band. He is a geek and a fanboy who enjoys carousing, picking on his wife and kids, and playing video games. He has published seven novels including the Angst fantasy series, Clod Makes a Friend, and Entriss Online: A VR LitRPG Fantasy.

5:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Gaming Computers: Building and Buying Tips

Local tech experts discuss what to consider when acquiring a gaming computer, and how to get your hands on one—despite parts shortages.

Moderator: Caleb Haldane

Panelists: Caleb Haldane, Phillip Grimes, David J. Pedersen, RedDirt3D

Tracks: STEM, Internet Life, Gaming

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table


One-hour signings.

Tracks: Autographs

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

4:00 PM | Location: Noble

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

Moderator: Brian A. Hopkins

Panelists: Brian A. Hopkins, Julia S. Mandala, David J. Pedersen, B J Thrower

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

11:00 AM | Location: Boomer B

How to Turn Fandom into Your Job

There's money to be made in being a geek artist/maker/writer etc., if you can turn your passion into your profession. Join our panelists as they discuss tips, tricks, and how-tos on how to turn your interests into income.

Moderator: Amber Hanneken

Panelists: Amber Hanneken, JR Daniels, Bekah June, Melinda LaFevers, Tracy S. Morris, David J. Pedersen

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker, Writing & Publishing, Podcasting, Art, Gaming, Business & Marketing

Noon | Location: Boomer A

Wry Wit for Writers: Humorous Fiction

Tips and techniques for writing humorous fiction. Incorporating humor is more than sarcasm, snark, and a few jokes. Timing, focus, placement, tone, motivation, plot impact and character arcs, reader's perceptions, and how much fun you're having writing – all impact the humor of a story...

Moderator: vickey malone kennedy

Panelists: vickey malone kennedy, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Jan S. Gephardt, David J. Pedersen, Sue Sinor, Mel. White

Tracks: Writing & Publishing