Alice of Hearts (Alice) has been cosplaying for over a decade and has been one-half of Jovial Hearts Cosplay for almost as long. Hearts is known for dresses and their love of bringing something special to every character they cosplay. They have gained many skills working with many different people in different settings. With their make-up skills and love for the supernatural, Hearts can often be found cosplaying magical costumes. Hearts is also a witchcraft enthusiast and reads Oracle cards and participates in other divining practices.

Noon | Location: Boomer B

How to Make an OC

Writers and gamers teach the art of building an original character, or OC. Whether you're crafting a character for cosplay, D&D campaigns, story writing, or art, this will be a fun collaboration between you and the panelists. Come prepared to unleash your creativity and bring a character to life. You will be given prompts designed to spark inspiration, develop backstories, and flesh out personalities. Who will you create?

Moderator: Brook Bullock

Panelists: Brook Bullock, TattedSith Cosplay, Phoenix Noire BouRey, Alice-of-Hearts

Tracks: Fantasy, Gaming, Writing & Publishing, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Art, Pop Culture & Entertainment, General Interest

03:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Greek Gods for the Modern Mortal

From Greek mythology to modern-day heroes, we explore the Percy Jackson series' impact on literature and pop culture. We celebrate its varied characters and imaginative storytelling. Join us for an exploration of Percy's enduring magic that will entertain.

Moderator: Chaz Kemp

Panelists: C.C. Caldwell, Alice-of-Hearts, Mrs. Babb, Chaz Kemp

Tracks: Fantasy, Film & TV, Writing & Publishing

07:00 PM | Location: University B

Anime Singo

We want our contestants to “Name that Tune” in just three seconds or less, from anime title medleys. Contestants will be both panelists and chosen from the audience.

Moderator: What's Up Fandom Podcast

Panelists: Clinton Girkin, Alice-of-Hearts

Tracks: Anime, Performing Arts, Music

01:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Year of the Dragon

What is the Chinese Zodiac, and what does it mean that 2024 is the Year of the Dragon? Our panelists will take a long look into the Chinese Zodiac, discussing its origins, philosophy, symbolism, and cultural significance.

Moderator: Cap'n Ed

Panelists: David Rike, Kimber E Chessmore, Alice-of-Hearts, Brenna Deutchman

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, History, General Interest

03:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Re-Covered Books, for Charity!

Artists create a new book cover for books in our charity collection. Books and their custom covers will be available for sale in the Charity Sale. (Books and cover paper provided.)

Moderator: James Hollaman

Panelists: Tim Chessmore, Jerry Bennett, Alice-of-Hearts, W. J. Hodgson, Terry Southard

Tracks: Art, Comics, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Pop Culture & Entertainment

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Cutthroat Iron Cosplay

The showdown returns! Four cosplayers have 30 minutes to quick-construct the best costume with the provided materials. Basic cosplay materials are provided along with some not-so-basic options to use, as well as a secret theme and required materials. The audience is the judge of this creative contest. May the best cosplay win! (Supplies provided)

Moderator: Buck Berlin

Panelists: Miss OoLaLa, Alice-of-Hearts, Divine Creations Cosplay - Marlie, Buck Berlin, Lollalotus, Divine Creations Cosplay - Allison

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Gaming, Maker, Art, Pop Culture & Entertainment