Mrs. Babb

Jennifer Babb is a retired middle/high-school librarian and geography teacher from Edmond, OK. She has a degree in history from the University of Oklahoma and a M. Ed. in library science from the University of Central Oklahoma. Jennifer now owns and operates the small business Jennifer’s Potpourri, an eclectic collection of embroidered, sewn, baked, and other made goods. Living with lupus, her hobbies include sewing, quilting, embroidery, gardening, canning, baking, hoarding craft supplies, and all of the Zelda games. Jennifer’s greatest claim is that she can turn any middle schooler into a reader by matching them with the right book. Her personal-favorite series are the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Honor Harrington by David Webber. She also loves a good alternative history like those of S.M. Sterling and Eric Flint.

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Battle of the Best SF Books of All Time

Join us for the ultimate showdown battle of the books as we pitch the best science-fiction and fantasy books against each other! Panelists will argue for their favorites and vote to see which incredible reads in the championship bracket progress and which don't. There can be only one winner, who will it be?

Moderator: Mrs. Babb

Panelists: Mrs. Babb, Okie Space Queen, Aaron Bossig, Buck Berlin, Britt Alfred

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Meetup, Fantasy, Science Fiction

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

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma G

Essential Sci-Fi Television

This panel explores the iconic series, groundbreaking stories, and visionary filmography that have captivated audiences and left an indelible mark on the sci-fi landscape. What is your favorite and why?

Moderator: Aaron Bossig

Panelists: Tracy S. Morris, Aaron Bossig, Mrs. Babb, Magician Michael Corley, Kent Cordray

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

Noon | Location: Sooner A

Yoda, the Space Wizard: High Fantasy in the World of Star Wars

Even though it's set in space, Star Wars has its share of knights, damsels, magic, and monsters. Join us in a discussion about the fantasy elements of Star Wars.

Moderator: Phillip Drayer Duncan

Panelists: Carolyn Kay, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Mrs. Babb, Johnnie Johnson, Ted Pennella

Tracks: Film & TV, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Writing & Publishing

11:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Late Night Artists Chat

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.

Moderator: Michael "Gecko" Adams

Panelists: Tim Frayser, Michael "Gecko" Adams, C.C. Caldwell, Jerry Bennett, Scott Zrubek, W. J. Hodgson, Mrs. Babb, Chaz Kemp, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Sara Felix, FoxDaddy, Brenna Deutchman

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Meetup