Jeff Provine

Jeff Provine wears a lot of different hats. From his love of spooky stories, he has published several collections of haunted Oklahoma folklore books, and leads ghost tours in Norman and Oklahoma City. From his love of comics, his The Academy webcomic ran 2003-2013, and Okie Comics continues to deliver Oklahoma stories by Oklahoma creators. And from his love of speculative fiction, he has published several novels as well as This Day in Alternate History, a blogging project with a twist on history for every day of the year. He also serves as Professor of English at OCCC.

1:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom

Professional Development for Teachers: Brainstorming a Story

Can brainstorming really create a story that has never existed before in just a few minutes? Our workshop will define the three components of story (characters, plot, setting) with examples. We will then use improvisation and synthesis to ideate something new we can describe and define, which we will apply to these components to create a story that has never existed before. Further discussion will show how these techniques may also be applied to other fields of learning. (1 hour. Limit 14 participants.)

Moderator: Jeff Provine

Panelists: Jeff Provine

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Professional Development, Workshop

3:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Spiritualism & the Occult in Victorian Times

Victorian culture across the world had a broad and complex relationship with spiritualism and the occult. Let's discuss!

Moderator: Bekah June

Panelists: Bekah June, Tim Chessmore, Kathleen M O'Brien, Jeff Provine, Rie Sheridan Rose, Karen Thrower

Tracks: General Interest, History, Supernatural & Paranormal

3:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

RPG Adventure Writing

So you've decided to write a game module? Awesome! Game writers and developers share advice on how to write adventures, compensate when players derail the plot, and provide inspirational narrative elements to help players develop characters and engage in roleplaying.

Moderator: Michael Cross

Panelists: Michael Cross, Mark Finn, Lyde Van Hoy, Jeff Provine, Seth Skorkowsky, Christina Stiles

Tracks: Gaming, Writing & Publishing

5:00 PM | Location: Noble

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

Moderator: Alan J Porter

Panelists: Alan J Porter, Jeff Provine, Bradley H Sinor, Sue Sinor

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

1:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

From Corpse Flowers to Corpses: Making Uncovering Oklahoma and Tales Unveiled

Writer, filmmaker, and paranormal podcaster Dennis Spielman and fellow author and podcaster Jeff Provine share the behind-the-scenes process for video and audio storytelling about all things weird, wacky, and whimsical in Oklahoma culture and urban legends.

Moderator: Dennis Spielman

Panelists: Dennis Spielman, Jeff Provine

Tracks: Podcasting, Film & TV, Supernatural & Paranormal, General Interest, Internet Life

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table


One-hour signings.

Tracks: Autographs