Phillip Grimes

Phillip Grimes is a collector of various things Nerf and enjoyer of sci-fi and fantasy stories.

In his professional life, Phillip has worked in design and marketing since 2005. He has created artwork for practically every print production method including offset printing, digital printing, screen printing, vinyl signage, embroidery, laser etching, and large-format printing. He’s worked with over a dozen print-production houses throughout Oklahoma and developed ads for publications throughout the continental United States.

In addition to designing as The Creative Guy, Phillip is also the Director of Marketing for SoonerCon. Since 2011, he has designed the main marketing materials; overseen website redesigns; modernized multiple departments; and strengthened core community relationships. These efforts have heavily contributed to SoonerCon’s sustained growth—from less than 1,000 attendees to well over 3,000—on a very modest marketing budget. Phillip works directly with the communications team, social-media team, software-development teams, and other creative professionals to make SoonerCon look better and function more efficiently each year.

In addition to running his business and making nerdy stuff happen in Central Oklahoma, Phillip teaches graphic design classes at Oklahoma City Community College.

Phillip lives with his beautiful wife Peng, his two cats, and several free-range goldfish.

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5:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Gaming Computers: Building and Buying Tips

Local tech experts discuss what to consider when acquiring a gaming computer, and how to get your hands on one—despite parts shortages.

Moderator: Caleb Haldane

Panelists: Caleb Haldane, Phillip Grimes, David J. Pedersen, RedDirt3D

Tracks: STEM, Internet Life, Gaming

5:30 PM | Location: Oklahoma A

Nerf War

Bring your favorite foam-dart blaster and join the fun. Visit the game room for full rules. Didn't bring your blaster? Don't worry! A wide selection of blasters (with darts) are available in the Charity Store. Charity sales and donations benefit Bridges of Norman.

Moderator: Phillip Grimes

Panelists: Phillip Grimes, Josh Updegrove

Tracks: Gaming, Kids

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma A

Nerf War

Bring your favorite foam-dart blaster and join the fun. Visit the game room for full rules. Didn't bring your blaster? Don't worry! A wide selection of blasters (with darts) are available in the Charity Store. Charity sales and donations benefit Bridges of Norman.

Moderator: Phillip Grimes

Panelists: Phillip Grimes, Josh Updegrove

Tracks: Kids, Gaming