Daniel Erickson

Dan Erickson is a performer in word, stage, poetry slam, and video. Science-fiction Author and fan, always pressing the edges of the frontiers of expression. Former head of sales for Xcentricities Corsets and Dragonspawn Crafthall foundry, Dan has been in the arts and storytelling performance world for the last 30 years. Author of eight books and counting, Dan is a serial performer the San Francisco Erotic Story Telling Hour. Come talk with Dan; word is he promises not to play with fire so we can all have nice things.

02:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

The Trek of Theseus

Philosophical thought experiment: Does an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object? Apply the “ship of Theseus” concept to Trek or other franchises. How much can be changed before it's not Star Trek, Star Wars, Dungeons and Dragons, or another cherished nerd franchise?

Moderator: Dara Fogel, PhD

Panelists: Dara Fogel, PhD, Michael Cross, Daniel Erickson, Aaron Bossig

Tracks: Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction

04:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Corsets Don't Work That Way: Myths About Historical Clothing

This just in! Experts confirm that you can breathe just fine in a corset. Join us to take a look at the historical inaccuracies about clothing in popular books, TV, and movies (ahem, Bridgerton). Learn about the modern-day workarounds used to present these onscreen, onstage, and in our wildest imaginations.

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Panelists: Daniel Erickson, Divine Creations Cosplay - Marlie, Divine Creations Cosplay - Allison, Demi Gray, Britt Alfred

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, History, Pop Culture & Entertainment, General Interest, Film & TV

05:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

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Panelists: Daniel Erickson, Tommy B. Smith

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

09:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium


Join panelists in the hotel breakfast area for intimate conversation. BYO coffee, please.

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Panelists: Daniel Erickson, Carolyn Kay, Mike Kennedy, Mark Alfred, Craig Wolf, Liz Campbell, David Rike, Sally Hamilton, Paul Carlson, Shai Fenwick, C.C. Caldwell, Kimber E Chessmore, Mel White, Madilynn Dale, Ela Evella, Kathleen M. O'Brien, Chaz Kemp, vickey malone kennedy, Elijah Farmer, Demi Gray, Brenna Deutchman

Tracks: Meetup, General Interest, Professional Development

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Poetry & Acoustic Music Open Mic

Two poems or songs, or six minutes of freestyle, whichever comes first. Share your poetry and music and listen to fellow creatives in this open-mic session.

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Panelists: Daniel Erickson, Mark Alfred, David Carrico

Tracks: Meetup, Performing Arts, Writing & Publishing, Music

05:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

SciFiKu Poetry

Join us and fuse the timeless art of haiku with the boundless realms of science fiction! Whether you're a seasoned poet or a curious novice, you'll learn how to distill vast futuristic visions with the elegant simplicity of haiku. We'll explore techniques to capture the essence of advanced technologies, alien worlds, and speculative futures in just 17 syllables. Come prepared to write, share, and be inspired! (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. No Fee)

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Panelists: Daniel Erickson

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Art, Workshop

07:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Literary Beers

Join panelists in the hotel lounge for lively conversation. BYO beverages, please.

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Panelists: Daniel Erickson, Melinda LaFevers, Craig Wolf, Tim Frayser, La Blanke, Liz Campbell, Trina Jacobs, J.H. Fleming, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Mel White, David J. Pedersen, Aaron Bossig, Selina Rosen, Kathleen M. O'Brien, Kent Cordray, Demi Gray

Tracks: Meetup, General Interest, Writing & Publishing, Art

11:00 AM | Location: Sooner A

Stop Calling Everything "AI"

Our panelists knock Artificial Intelligence from its buzzword throne. Lights that automatically turn on when it is dark, AI! Actually that's just a basic photoelectric sensor. Dryers that stop when clothes are dry, AI! Basic moisture sensor. So what then is AI, and how did it become the way to describe Life, the Universe, and Everything?

Moderator: Caleb Haldane

Panelists: Jeff Provine, Daniel Erickson, Caleb Haldane, David Rike, Tim Chessmore

Tracks: STEM, Culture & World Affairs

01:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Magical Rules: Writing Systems of Magic

How would you create a world with magic? Will the magicians cast spells by speaking, making gestures with their hands, praying to a god? How does magic interact with the rest of the world? Inventing systems of magic requires creativity and an incredible attention to detail. Creatives discuss their approach to creating memorable magical worlds.

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Panelists: A. Lee Martinez, Daniel Erickson, Lisa Smedman, Sally Hamilton, Magician Michael Corley

Tracks: Fantasy, Writing & Publishing