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Crystal Sully

Artist Guest of Honor

Crystal Sully, also known as the “Mother of Monsters,” is an award-winning illustrator and concept artist who brings creatures to life for some of the most beloved properties in the gaming industries. This includes Critical Role (Call of the Netherdeep); Magic the Gathering (Lost Caverns of Ixalan, Lord of the Rings, Fallout, and Bloomburrow); Dungeons & Dragons (Dragonlance, Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons, Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, Phandelver, and other unannounced projects), Star Wars: Legion, and more on her website CrystalSully.com.

 

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01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Taking Flight with Crystal Sully: An Artist's Journey

Artist Guest of Honor Crystal Sully shares her journey through fire to become an illustrator and concept artist for some of the most beloved properties in the gaming industry. Enter the professional world of fantasy-art making and get an in-depth look behind the curtain to see what it takes. Endure painfully uplifting career advice for those looking to forge your own path in a creative pursuit, no matter where you begin!

Moderator: Crystal Sully

Panelists: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Art, Fantasy, Gaming

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Crystal Sully at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Defeating the Burnout Monster

We all have passions. But sometimes adding what you want to do to what you have to do can be too stressful. What's the key to finding peace in hobbies, projects and work/life balance? This panel discusses various methods of organizing your time, knowing the warning signs of burnout, and letting go of overload.

Moderator: Crystal Sully

Panelists: Tommy B. Smith, Lollalotus, Crystal Sully, Brenna Deutchman

Tracks: Health & Wellness, Business & Marketing

05:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Crystal Sully at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (30 minutes)

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

06:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Opening Ceremonies

Soonercon 32's official opening. Emcee John Eads/Jim Shorts will show us that Adventure Awaits!

Moderator: John Eads/Jim Shorts

Panelists: Thousand Faces Cosplay, Alex Organ, Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues, Matt Cavanaugh, Noah Hathaway, Crash Thunderpants, Megan Shipman, John Eads/Jim Shorts, Lisa Smedman, Sentinelbait, TKM Cosplay, Aislinn Burrows, Miss OoLaLa, Dawn Frost Cosplay, Natalie Van Sistine, Halite, Crystal Sully

Tracks: General Interest, Meetup

07:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

VIP Friends of Soonercon Reception

VIP Friends of Soonercon membership-exclusive social event with Soonercon 32 guests of honor and featured guests. Refreshments and beverages provided. Thank you to our 2024 VIP Friends of Soonercon!

Moderator: -

Panelists: Thousand Faces Cosplay, Alex Organ, Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues, Noah Hathaway, Megan Shipman, John Eads/Jim Shorts, Lisa Smedman, Miss OoLaLa, Dawn Frost Cosplay, Doug Cockle, Natalie Van Sistine, Halite, Crystal Sully

Tracks: Meetup

08:00 PM | Location: University A

Guided Gallery Tours

Enjoy this evening viewing of Soonercon's annual Art Show. Meet and mingle with Soonercon 32 Artist Guest of Honor Crystal Sully, and other award-winning artists in the show. (2 hours)

Moderator: Crystal Sully

Panelists: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Art, Meetup, General Interest

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Crystal Sully at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Oklahoma G

Breathing Fire: Designing Dragons for Tabletop Games

Since the dawn of humankind we have brought dragons to life. They're more prominent now than ever in our games and pop culture, in all shapes and sizes, good or evil. Join Artist Guest of Honor Crystal Sully to learn about her fiery creation of believable dragons for major properties such as Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the Gathering, and many more. Make sure to bring your potions of fire resistance!

Moderator: Crystal Sully

Panelists: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Art, Fantasy, Gaming

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Crystal Sully at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Teach An Artist New Tricks!

What are some new-to-you formats in the world of art? Join us to discuss some of the media, tools, and techniques you may not have tried out yet!

Moderator: Crystal Sully

Panelists: Mike Kennedy, Tim Frayser, Miss OoLaLa, Jan S. Gephardt, Hall of Femme, Crystal Sully

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion

05:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Crystal Sully at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

09:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Who's That Monster

How well do you know your monsters? Join us and try to guess the D&D monster from their silhouettes alone. Who's the very best like no one ever was?

Moderator: Aislinn Burrows

Panelists: Tim Frayser, Aislinn Burrows, Mark Finn, Crystal Sully

Tracks: Fantasy, Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, General Interest

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Crystal Sully at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Oklahoma G

Making Monsters: How & Why

Join industry illustrator and concept artist Crystal Sully as she shares her methods of combining imagination with real-world inspiration to make believable monsters for tabletop games. Why does a monster look a certain way, and what kind of adaptations does it have to survive in its environment? From general creature anatomy to incorporating ordinary animals into monsters, there are limitless options when it comes to convincing creature design.

Moderator: Crystal Sully

Panelists: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Art, Fantasy, Gaming

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Crystal Sully at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

03:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Women In Gaming

The traditionally male-dominated video game world is changing. From the inclusion of extraordinary female protagonists in video games and RPG streams, to entirely new concepts in game design, how does the increased population of female gamers and game creators change storytelling and the gaming culture?

Moderator: FoxDaddy

Panelists: Sally Hamilton, Vivian Sloan, Shai Fenwick, FoxDaddy, Crystal Sully

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Internet Life, Culture & World Affairs, Business & Marketing

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Closing Ceremonies

Soonercon 32's official closing. Emcee John Eads/Jim Shorts launches us into Soonercon 33, coming 2025.

Moderator: John Eads/Jim Shorts

Panelists: Thousand Faces Cosplay, Alex Organ, Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues, Matt Cavanaugh, Noah Hathaway, Crash Thunderpants, Megan Shipman, John Eads/Jim Shorts, Lisa Smedman, Sentinelbait, TKM Cosplay, Miss OoLaLa, Dawn Frost Cosplay, Natalie Van Sistine, Crystal Sully

Tracks: General Interest, Meetup