Born and raised in Oklahoma, Joshua started sculpting with recycled metal, wood, and whatever else he could get his hands on in 2012, while studying art at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Since then he has exhibited at shows and festivals locally and in other states. The subject matter of his sculptures is primarily animals (particularly insects), but mythical creatures and even plants make an appearance. Joshua creates his sculptures without welding, instead using glues, epoxies, tension, and bolts. They are then hand painted to mimic the subject’s natural coloring, but with a metallic twist.
Joshua has also been playing tabletop wargames, and painting miniatures for them, since he was seven (he is now 29), and is in the middle of DMing his third multi-year long D&D 5e campaign.
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1:00 PM | Location: University AB
Want learn more about how to turn your leftover this and thats into art? Sculptor Joshua Cook demonstrates his process and shares techniques for beginning sculpting with metal, plastics, fiber, and other found materials.
Moderator: Joshua Cook
Panelists: Joshua Cook
3:00 PM | Location: Sooner A
We discuss the humble beginnings of learning to run your own TTRPG (Table Top Role Playing Game). From tips to tricks of the trade, rules to know (and break), to choosing the right system for you and your players and developing home-brew elements to customize a game, these experienced GMs and players tell all for new dungeon masters.
5:00 PM | Location: Boomer B
Artists insert sf genre elements or monsters into reclaimed paintings and prints. Final works are up for sale in the Charity Sale and Auction. (Paintings provided.)
Moderator: Sherri Dean
11:00 AM | Location: Sooner B
DMs and longtime players offer advice on managing difficult campaigns, problematic personalities, deficient RP interactions, and wacky game mechanics for a richer roleplaying-game experience for all. Topics include communication skills, kinds of players, catering to players and DMs alike, as well as essential Session 0 discussion points and campaign check-ins.
Moderator: Dennis McDonald
3:00 PM | Location: Boomer B
What’s new in technique or medium? What art kludges have you discovered? We all have our favorite medium, tools, and tricks. Let’s get together and share some ideas!
Moderator: Peri Charlifu