Mario Wytch

Mario Wytch is a New York Times besting creator (FUBAR) and IGN book of the year, for the same book. He has worked for IDW, Arcana comics, Antarctic Press, Viper, and Altrena to name a few. He is currently working on Sister Powers and Belle Zeebub for Keenspot comics. He is also the art director at Safety Skills (3-D and 2-D animation).

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Noon | Location: Sooner A

The Magic of Plotting

How do you develop a novel's plot? Is it luck, trial and error, or are there classic approaches and outline techniques to bring out your best story? Learn to give your story form in the world. Bring forth your creativity to deliver a cohesive storyline and satisfying tale!

Moderator: vickey malone kennedy

Panelists: vickey malone kennedy, J.H. Fleming, Rie Sheridan Rose, James Simpson, Mario Wytch

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

2:00 PM | Location: University C

Creating Compelling and Unique Book-Cover Illustrations

Artists, illustrators, and comic creators share the business of book covers. What matters to both publishers AND writers when selling and making cover art? Do these considerations clash with reader expectations?

Moderator: Jan S. Gephardt

Panelists: JR Daniels, Mario Wytch

Tracks: Art

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table


One-hour signings.

Tracks: Autographs

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

4:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Being Kind To Our Fellow Creatives

It’s easy to become competitive with other creatives when they get opportunities that you’d like to have. It’s frustrating. Our panel talks about how important it is to be kind to each other and to be nice to your fans no matter what.

Moderator: Peri Charlifu

Panelists: Peri Charlifu, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Sally Hamilton, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Kim Ventrella, Mario Wytch

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Health & Wellness, Maker, Culture & World Affairs, Art, Writing & Publishing, Gaming, General Interest

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table


One-hour signings.

Tracks: Autographs