Karen Thrower was born and raised in Oklahoma. She lives in Tulsa with her husband, their rambunctious eight-year-old, and one loud cat. She graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor’s in Deaf Education in 2005. She is also a member of Oklahoma Science Fiction Writers and serves as the Facebook Wizard, which she suspects has something to do with her young age. Her story “The Lost Ones” appears in the bestselling Secret Stairs: A Tribute to Urban Legend. You can find the rest of her works on her Amazon Author page.
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2:00 PM | Location: Sooner A
Authors discuss how mythology from various cultures plays a role in their urban-fantasy works and in those of other writers they admire.
Moderator: Mark Finn
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
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
2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table
7:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium
Join panelists in the hotel lounge for lively conversation. BYO beverages, please.
Moderator: Rosemary Clement-Moore
Panelists: Rosemary Clement-Moore, Daniel Erickson, Everyday Futurist, Shai Fenwick, Mark Finn, Dara Fogel, PhD, Tyrell Gephardt, Sally Hamilton, Sheila Hartney, Carolyn Kay, Chaz Kemp, vickey malone kennedy, Melinda LaFevers, Julia S. Mandala, A. Lee Martinez, Tracy S. Morris, Michael Mosley, Ethan Nahté, Ted Pennella, Rook Riley, Rie Sheridan Rose, Seth Skorkowsky, Karen Thrower, Mel. White, Craig Wolf
10:00 AM | Location: Sooner A
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
1:00 PM | Location: Boomer A
Talk about the iconic sci-fi, fantasy and anime onscreen love interests that gave us squeeeee.
Moderator: Karen Thrower