Julie Barrett

Julie Barrett is a writer, photographer, and maker of interesting things from Plano, TX. She is also a founding member of the Generic Radio Workshop and sells photography and art through SteamCat.net. Julie writes short stories, radio plays, and whatever else helps pay the bills. (She hates those bills.) Find her at Stately Barrett Manor.

4:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Remote Creative Work: Getting It Done

The hybrid work model is here! An open-panel discussion on making it work while working from home. Can you find inspiration and keep personal and professional boundaries, while creating space for social interaction in remote work environments? Bonus points for cool home office/studio ideas.

Moderator: Tim Chessmore

Panelists: Tim Chessmore, Julie Barrett, Charles Dane Clark, Tyrell Gephardt, Elizabeth Leggett, Mimic Rae

Tracks: Health & Wellness, Business & Marketing, General Interest

7:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Literary Beers

Join panelists in the hotel lounge for lively conversation. BYO beverages, please.

Moderator: Julie Barrett

Panelists: Julie Barrett, La Blanke, Brook Bullock, Charles Dane Clark, Dr Paisley, Phillip Drayer Duncan, J.H. Fleming, Tim Frayser, Caleb Haldane, Nick Johnson, Bekah June, Mike Kennedy, Kimber, Dennis McDonald, Paula Helm Murray, Pigeon, Alan J Porter, James Simpson, Bradley H Sinor, Sue Sinor, A C Smart, Stevo the Gutter Nerd, ET Wardwell, Steven E. Wedel, Mario Wytch

Tracks: General Interest, Writing & Publishing, Meetup, Food & Drink

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Circuits for Kids

Learn how electric circuits work as you build some super projects that you can take home! Limit 12 kids in this session, and their adult assistant is needed to help with this make-and-take project.

Moderator: Julie Barrett

Panelists: Julie Barrett

Tracks: Maker, Kids, STEM

1:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Light Up Your Costumes: A Gemma Wearable Processor How-To

This introductory workshop will teach you the basics of CircuitPython using a Gemma M0 processor. The Gemma has an onboard DotStar LED, so no soldering will be necessary. We’ll even build a basic prop for you to show off! We will have appropriate software for PC and Mac laptops. If your computer doesn’t use either operating system, then a text editor will work. There’s just an extra step you need to take, and we’ll show you what to do. (If you’ve used Python before, you may have Mu or EMACS on your laptop. If so, you’re good to go!) (2 hours. Limit 12 participants. $15 fee.)

Moderator: Julie Barrett

Panelists: Julie Barrett

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker, STEM, Costuming & Fashion, Workshop

5:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Radio Play Open Casting & Rehearsal

Say, do you want to be a radio star? This is your chance! Join us for the auditions and rehearsal for “Hero Resources.” Our featured audio-theater presentation will take place during the Costume Contest. Or just drop in and learn about what goes into an audio production. We have a variety of parts open!

Moderator: Julie Barrett

Panelists: Julie Barrett

Tracks: Performing Arts

9:15 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Generic Radio Workshop Radio Play: Hero Resources

Look! Up on the stage! Is it a podcast? Is it performance art? It’s a radio play! A world without superheroes faces a monster attack. Hero Resources is tasked with forming an elite team. What could possibly go wrong? (Performance during the SoonerCon Masquerade Costume Contest judging intermission.)

Moderator: Julie Barrett

Panelists: Julie Barrett

Tracks: Performing Arts

10:00 AM | Location: Boomer B

I Will NEVER Make That Again

#neveragain: Artists, costumers, crafters and makers share ugly truths about the toughest creation they've ever made, and how it shaped their work going forward. Pics or it didn't happen!

Moderator: Kathleen M O'Brien

Panelists: Kathleen M O'Brien, Julie Barrett, Tim Chessmore, Cal Custard, Dara Fogel, PhD, WandererTJ

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Maker, Costuming & Fashion

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