Ethan Nahté

Ethan Nahté worked several years in TV/film/radio. He is an author, journalist, screenwriter, photographer, and musician. He primarily writes speculative fiction, and has over three dozen published stories, three story collections, and three novellas. Publishers of his work include Yard Dog Press, Alban Lake Publishing, and JayHenge Publishing. Nahté is the recipient of the national Quill and Scroll Award, 1st Place in the John L. Balderston competition, and four-time Writers of the Future Honorable Mention recipient. He resides in the mountains of Arkansas, where he enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing when not working as editor and production manager for a newspaper.

4:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Character-Building Exercises

Some characters spring forth, fully realized as Athena. Others might be throwaways, or that guy who annoyed you in high school. Panelists share tips and techniques for keeping characters real and memorable.

Moderator: Julia S. Mandala

Panelists: Julia S. Mandala, David Carrico, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Ethan Nahté, Selina Rosen, Steven E. Wedel

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

5:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Intro to the Business of Writing

Agents, books deals, rights, contracts, beta readers ... where does a new writer get started? What are common first-timer publishing pitfalls? Is your story even sellable?

Moderator: Alan J Porter

Panelists: Alan J Porter, Daniel Erickson, Brian A. Hopkins, Ethan Nahté, Rie Sheridan Rose

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Business & Marketing

Noon | Location: Boomer B

70s Sci-Fi and Fantasy

The 70s brought lasting franchises to the big screen and small, some still going strong! Alien, Superman, Star Wars, Wonder Woman, Westworld, Battlestar Galactica, the list goes on! Can you define the 70s’ “certain something”?

Moderator: Matthew Price

Panelists: Matthew Price, Mark Alfred, James Hollaman, Ethan Nahté, Sue Sinor, ET Wardwell

Tracks: Fandoms, Comics, Fantasy, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction

2:00 PM | Location: Noble

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

Moderator: Bekah June

Panelists: Bekah June, Ethan Nahté, Tommy B. Smith

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table


One-hour signings.

Tracks: Autographs

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

11:00 AM | Location: Noble

Making Your Audiobook a Reality

We discuss the production of an audiobook, from rights acquisition to casting, production, recording, proofing, and format delivery. (Limit 11 participants.)

Moderator: Julie Barrett

Panelists: Julie Barrett, Ethan Nahté, Rie Sheridan Rose

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