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.
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1:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom
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
3:00 PM | Location: Boomer A
Victorian culture across the world had a broad and complex relationship with spiritualism and the occult. Let's discuss!
Moderator: Bekah June
3:00 PM | Location: Sooner A
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
9:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Fountain
Join panelists in the hotel breakfast area for morning networking and conversation. BYO coffee, please.
Moderator: Mitzi Bartlett
Panelists: Mitzi Bartlett, Matt Cavanaugh, Charles Dane Clark, Cal Custard, Brenna Deutchman, Pete Dixon, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Muriel Fahrion, J.H. Fleming, Dara Fogel, PhD, Tim Frayser, Hall of Femme, Amber Hanneken, James Hollaman, Carolyn Kay, Chaz Kemp, Mike Kennedy, Kimber, Melinda LaFevers, Elizabeth Leggett, Lollalotus, Luna Reign Cosplay, Madi, Dennis McDonald, Mimic Rae, Harold Neal, Pigeon, Alan J Porter, Jeff Provine, R Karch Photography, Rook Riley, Rie Sheridan Rose, Rynaga, Bradley H Sinor, Sue Sinor, WandererTJ, Mel. White, Craig Wolf
1:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room
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
2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table