Kyri Hester

Kyri Hester combined her love of storytelling, mythology, improv acting, and worldbuilding into a love of D&D just two short years ago. She quickly dove headfirst into the game, watching hours of lore videos on YouTube as well as bingeing many other D&D podcasts.

Outside of D&D, Kyri makes a living teaching English and Mythology at her small hometown high school. When she’s not playing or working, Kyri enjoys painting, knitting, reading, writing cringey fan fiction which she refuses to let anyone read, and confirming Yes, Netflix, she’s still watching. If given the opportunity, she will wax poetic about the importance of secondary characters and the societal implications of house elves and Pokémon for hours, so steer clear unless you have a few hours to kill.

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2:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Roots & Influences: Mythology in UF

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

Panelists: Mark Finn, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Kyri Hester, Karen Thrower

Tracks: History, Writing & Publishing, Supernatural & Paranormal, Fantasy

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

RPG Podcasting with Red Dirt D&D Podcast

Hear from Oklahoma's own Weird West TTRPG podcasters talk about their journeys through the struggles and successes of podcasting their game, plus learn inside info about the production process and building the world of Red Dirt D&D.

Moderator: Michael Cross

Panelists: Michael Cross, Brook Bullock, Kyri Hester, Ash King, Johnnie Payne, Connor S

Tracks: Gaming, Podcasting

10:00 AM | Location: Sooner B

Cursed Talismans and Good Luck Charms

From “The Monkey’s Paw” to rabbits’ feet—four-leaf clovers to horseshoes (up or down?)—consider the odd notion that an object can convey supernatural influence for good or ill. Don't pass this rune!

Moderator: Rook Riley

Panelists: Rook Riley, Sherri Dean, Kyri Hester, Tommy B. Smith, Mel. White, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Writing & Publishing