Stephen Patrick

Born in the Kentucky bluegrass, but inspired by the Lone Star State, Stephen Patrick's storytelling ranges between historical, thriller, science fiction, and horror. His most recent offerings include The Holocaust Engine trilogy with David Rike, and stories in Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, Vol 1 and Vol 2, and Crimson Streets. He's always exploring new skills/disciplines to find ideas for his work. This year it's yoga/breathing as a discipline and 3D design and printing, which have more in common than he cares to admit.

Noon | Location: Boomer A

Immortality in Storytelling

Would you want to live forever? If you could, what would it look like? What are the pros and cons? Our panelists discuss the timeless theme of immortality in storytelling and the art of creating believable everlasting characters.

Moderator: Stephen Patrick

Panelists: Stephen Patrick, Mark Alfred, A C Smart, Madilynn Dale

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Science Fiction, Fantasy

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

A Fantastic Time: Time and Storytelling

How does time as a thematic element play into fantasy and adventure stories? Quests are races against time, time has magical properties, the Nothing is nothing ... Debate mythical or religious beliefs regarding time and its influence on characters and plots. Is it cyclical or linear, or altogether something else?

Moderator: Stephen Patrick

Panelists: Lisa Smedman, David J. Pedersen, vickey malone kennedy, Stephen Patrick, Ted Pennella

Tracks: Fantasy, Pop Culture & Entertainment

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

Literary Beers

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

Moderator: -

Panelists: Rook Riley, Carolyn Kay, Michael "Gecko" Adams, Dara Fogel, PhD, Tracy S. Morris, A C Smart, Shai Fenwick, Kimber E Chessmore, Scott Zrubek, Chaz Kemp, Mark Finn, vickey malone kennedy, Stephen Patrick, Brenna Deutchman, Neal Hallford

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

09:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

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. (Hotel side, 45 minutes.)

Moderator: Busty Springfield

Panelists: Mike Kennedy, Busty Springfield, Evan T. Wardwell, Teddy Harvia, Liz Campbell, Tim Chessmore, Kimber E Chessmore, Jan S. Gephardt, Stephen Patrick, Terry Southard

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Meetup

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma G

Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem in Audiobooks, Film, TV, and Podcasting

Dark, suspenseful, gritty. Some movies, podcasts and TV shows balance these elements masterfully to create an engaging and nail-biting experience. But how to align and synergize these various elements well? Does crime storytelling have a place in the world of horror and mystery? We'll discuss the narrative techniques that keep audiences riveted.

Moderator: Stephen Patrick

Panelists: Crash Thunderpants, Rhonda Eudaly, Mark Finn, Caleb Masters, Stephen Patrick

Tracks: Film & TV, Horror, Writing & Publishing, Content Creation & Podcasting, Supernatural & Paranormal

03:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Tales of the Red Pencil

Writers, editors, and audience relate shocking tales of typos missed, facts uncorrected, or egos left unmassaged.

Moderator: Stephen Patrick

Panelists: Craig Wolf, Sue Sinor, Stephen Patrick, Bradley H. Sinor

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Business & Marketing, Pop Culture & Entertainment

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table


One-hour signings.

Profile: J.H. Fleming, Stephen Patrick

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Inside the Liar's Studio

Our host reveals "truths" about the panelists. Then panelists have to improv their way through, around, or over them. Watch as the panelists answer questions about themselves and current events. Audience participation encouraged!

Moderator: Stephen Patrick

Panelists: Kim Ventrella, Liz Campbell, Sherri Dean, David Rike, vickey malone kennedy, Stephen Patrick

Tracks: Performing Arts, Meetup

01:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

Moderator: -

Panelists: Stephen Patrick

Tracks: Writing & Publishing