Mike Kennedy

Mike Kennedy has been in Oklahoma fandom since 1980 doing art, art shows, and comics. He continues to inspire, more recently as a teacher of art in New Mexico and Texas. Mike is known for comics such as Chuk the Barbaric; Heroines Inc.; Celtic Knights; Shifters; and Rough Cut, to name a few. Mike recently did the Victory Roller Derby Girls comic and hopes to return to Celtic Knights.

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Noon | Location: Boomer B

How to Design a New Creature

Designing vampires, werewolves, and other mythological creatures. Which parts should be incorporated into our own renderings and artworks? What new traits can be added, while still making them recognizable? How do we avoid derivative or stale monsters? Let’s make monsters terrifying again!

Moderator: Mike Kennedy

Panelists: Mike Kennedy, Mitzi Bartlett, Lyde Van Hoy

Tracks: Art, Writing & Publishing, Supernatural & Paranormal, Horror, Fantasy, Comics

1:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Coloring & Kicking It

Bring your coloring book and colored pencils or markers, and join us for hang times hotel side. We'll offer some tips and techniques for a cleaner or messier look while you relax and color.

Moderator: Mike Kennedy

Panelists: Mike Kennedy, Rachael Mayo

Tracks: Meetup, General Interest, Art

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Tracks: Autographs

5:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Thrifty Revisions: Adding SF Genre Elements to Thrift Store Paintings

Artists insert sf genre elements or monsters into reclaimed paintings and prints. Final works are up for sale in the Charity Sale and Auction. (Paintings provided.)

Moderator: Sherri Dean

Panelists: Sherri Dean, Mitzi Bartlett, Joshua Cook, Mike Kennedy, Rachael Mayo, Harold Neal

Tracks: Science Fiction, Art, Fantasy

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

3:00 PM | Location: University AB

Fantasy Art Class Basics

Artist Mike Kennedy shares simple techniques for fantasy artwork construction, focusing on anatomy and concept design. (1 hour) Limit 12 participants.

Moderator: Mike Kennedy

Panelists: Mike Kennedy

Tracks: Fantasy, Art

10:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Late Night Artists Chat Vol. 2

This is a chance for artists and fans to meet in a relaxed setting to talk all things art! Ask questions, share ideas, and socialize. (Hotel side)

Moderator: Mitzi Bartlett

Panelists: Mitzi Bartlett, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Peri Charlifu, JR Daniels, Muriel Fahrion, Jan S. Gephardt, Teddy Harvia, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, W J Hodgson, Bekah June, Mike Kennedy, Kimber, Luna Reign Cosplay, Harold Neal, Kathleen M O'Brien

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Meetup

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Build Your Own Comic-Book Hero/Villain

Join the fun—help cast a villain or hero in the next big comic book. We'll create a superhero or supervillain in under an hour. (Supplies provided. Kid-friendly.)

Moderator: Jerry Bennett

Panelists: Jerry Bennett, Chaz Kemp, Mike Kennedy

Tracks: Comics, Art, Kids