La Blanke

La Blanke has been into all kinds of pop culture for as long as she can remember: memorizing Disney stories and songs from 45s, reading Tolkien in 4th grade, rushing home from school to watch Robotech and Battle of the Planets, watching Star Trek then staying up late on Sundays to watch Doctor Who, moving into the realms of Monty Python and Piers Anthony, and reading Wonder Woman and The Huntress comics. So many things too numerous to name! She loves it so much she volunteered to help teach Superhero School at New World Comics for 5 years. She is excited to continue the tradition of volunteering at SoonerCon!

Noon | Location: Boomer A

Star Wars: Start Here

With such an expanded canon, the Star Wars franchise can be intimidating to newcomers interested in joining in and geeking out. Punch it on into the Star Wars universe.

Moderator: Stevo the Gutter Nerd

Panelists: Stevo the Gutter Nerd, La Blanke, James Dock, John Eads, TattedSith Cosplay

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment, Fandoms, Film & TV

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Make Your Own Monster

Kids try some different art supplies and odds and ends to create monstrous artwork.

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids, La Blanke

Tracks: Kids, Art

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A1

What's Your Superhero Costume?

Kids make-and-take. Assemble and embellish your own superhero cosplay. (Supplies provided.)

Moderator: Lauren Howard (Stellae Cosplay)

Panelists: Lauren Howard (Stellae Cosplay), Alice-of-Hearts, La Blanke, Fae Mullens

Tracks: Kids, Cosplay

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 HIJ

Superhero School

New World Comics presents Avengers Assembled, featuring MCU and comic-book favorites. Learn about your favorite Avengers! Ask them about their adventures and take time for pictures.

Moderator: Buck Berlin

Panelists: Buck Berlin, La Blanke, Hazel Conley

Tracks: Comics, Cosplay, Performing Arts

11:00 AM | Location: Boomer A

Anime of the 80s and 90s

A nostalgic look at the anime of the 80s and 90s. What are your favorite shows to watch today, and which need to stay in the vault (for reasons...)?

Moderator: Clinton Girkin

Panelists: Clinton Girkin, La Blanke, Tyrell Gephardt, Luna Reign Cosplay, Squirrelly Jedi Photography

Tracks: Anime