James Dock

James Dock is a prop builder, a mermaid wrangler, a jokester, and a huuuuuge Science Fiction enthusiast. He knows way too much about things that don’t matter in the real world and he loves to share!

Noon | Location: Boomer A

Star Wars: Start Here

With such an expanded canon, the Star Wars franchise can be intimidating to newcomers interested in joining in and geeking out. Punch it on into the Star Wars universe.

Moderator: Stevo the Gutter Nerd

Panelists: Stevo the Gutter Nerd, La Blanke, James Dock, John Eads, TattedSith Cosplay

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

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma G

Wear Five Layers in 100 Degree Weather Without Dying

It's important to ensure your costume and prop(s) will be functional in the weather and for long-term wear during your costumed function. Making sure different fabrics are breathable or include a cooling vest, have moisture barriers, etc. can mean the difference between weathering or ruining a costume.

Moderator: Robert Mullens

Panelists: Robert Mullens, Cal Custard, James Dock, Fae Mullens, Raiva, the Lo-Fi Ky

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker, Health & Wellness, Costuming & Fashion

5:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Build the Droids You're Looking For

Can't find the droids you're looking for? Build ’em! With the introduction of DIY electronics such as Arduinos and Raspberry Pis, building robots has never been easier. Beginner’s kits have made these projects cheaper and easier than ever for engineers of all ages.

Moderator: James Dock

Panelists: James Dock, Caleb Haldane, OKC R2-D2

Tracks: Maker, STEM, Fandoms

10:00 AM | Location: Sooner A

Serial Star Wars

Perhaps Star Wars was always destined for TV. In such an expansive universe of media tie-ins, why not? First The Mandalorian, then, uh, The Book of Boba Fett, then Obi-Wan Kenobi, then Andor. Are the possibilities truly endless, or will we need more feature films to sate our cravings for the onscreen stories from a galaxy far, far away?

Moderator: Tracy S. Morris

Panelists: Tracy S. Morris, Michael Cross, James Dock, Carolyn Kay, Matthew Price, Karen Thrower

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

Noon | Location: Oklahoma G

Getting into Character: Putting the "Play" in Cosplay

It’s more than the way you dress. It’s the way you walk, the way you talk, the way you present yourself. Cosplay experts reveal how they make their cosplay come to life. When should you be your character, and when should you be you?

Moderator: Alice-of-Hearts

Panelists: Alice-of-Hearts, James Dock, Madi, Moe, Robert Mullens, Tall Chick Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay