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Art

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Shading Shapes: The Effects of Lighting

Discover the techniques of how different shapes and textures affect the lighting on your miniatures. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Grant Mantin

Panelists: Grant Mantin

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

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

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

Noon | Location: Oklahoma F

Ripley Says

With Ripley Says, you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Ripley Says.” You may have to stand up, or use only green, or paint the figure of the person to your left. There's no telling what Ripley might say! Ripley Says happens at these times: Friday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM; Saturday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM; and Sunday 1 PM. Miniatures and prizes sponsored by Game HQ.

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

Noon | Location: Noble

Flower Crown Making

Join the faeries and make a flower crown! Available to young adventurers!

Moderator: Elaina Hamilton

Panelists: Elaina Hamilton

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Kids, Maker

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

The Art of Paper: Beginner's Journey into Quilling

Discover the art of quilling by learning the intricate craft of rolling and shaping paper strips to create stunning designs. (1.5 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $15).

Moderator: Melinda LaFevers

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

01:00 PM | Location: Noble

Treasure Bag Making

Kids customize a pouch for dice, rock collections, or whatever else they can imagine needing to store in this make-and-take activity for young collectors.

Moderator: Elaina Hamilton

Panelists: Elaina Hamilton

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Kids, Maker

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Minis Paint & Take

Take a seat, grab a blank miniature figure and brush, and begin painting. You can take your mini home with you for free! Please, limit one mini/person. Miniatures sponsored by Game HQ. (4 hours)

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

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

01:30 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Enchanted Crowns: Fantasy Tiara Creation

Join Sara Felix in a tiara-making workshop. Follow along, or make it your own. She will show you the basic techniques to make a gorgeous tiara fit for any fae prince or princess. (1.5 hours. Limit 14 participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Sara Felix

Panelists: Sara Felix

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Workshop

02:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Kitbashing: Crafting New Worlds From Old Parts

Learn how to repurpose old miniature parts to create something new and unique. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $30 fee)

Moderator: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues

Panelists: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Ripley Says

With Ripley Says, you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Ripley Says.” You may have to stand up, or use only green, or paint the figure of the person to your left. There's no telling what Ripley might say! Ripley Says happens at these times: Friday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM; Saturday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM and; Sunday 1 PM. Miniatures and prizes sponsored by Game HQ.

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

03:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Wings of Elegance: Earring Crafting

Join us in the enchanting realm of fantasy to learn the delicate craft of earring fabrication. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. $30 fee)

Moderator: Shay Griffith

Panelists: Shay Griffith

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

03:00 PM | Location: Noble

Make Your Own Monster

Kids create monstrous artwork using unique art supplies such as paper and straw cleaners.

Moderator: Elaina Hamilton

Panelists: Elaina Hamilton

Tracks: Art, Kids

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Oils and Enamels

Learn how to use different artistic mediums, such as oil paints and enamels, to create unique effects on your miniatures. By the end of this workshop, you will have unlocked new possibilities to elevate your miniature painting projects. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Cap'n Ed

Panelists: Cap'n Ed

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Ripley Says

With Ripley Says, you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Ripley Says.” You may have to stand up, or use only green, or paint the figure of the person to your left. There's no telling what Ripley might say! Ripley Says happens at these times: Friday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM; Saturday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM and; Sunday 1 PM. Miniatures and prizes sponsored by Game HQ.

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

05:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

From Imagination to Illustration: How to Sketch Creatures

Join us as we walk you through sketching techniques in the world of fantastical creatures. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: Eric Osborn/JEO Creations

Panelists: Eric Osborn/JEO Creations

Tracks: Art, Workshop

05:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Mad-Lib Art

Many artists – one topic – crazy results! See a Vulcan riding a seahorse in Atlantis OR a frog tossing pizza dough! Artists will be given a subject, an action, and a setting. The audience will vote which three suggestions to use, followed by a quick-draw by each artist! (Supplies provided)

Moderator: Liz Campbell

Panelists: James Hollaman, Jerry Bennett, Johnnie Johnson, Liz Campbell, Terry Southard

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

06:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Upcycled Art: Craft a D&D Beholder!

Learn how to transform ordinary cans into a fantastical Beholder! This workshop is perfect for anyone who would like to explore creative recycling through art. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: Joshua Cook

Panelists: Joshua Cook

Tracks: Art, Fantasy, Maker, Workshop

06:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom 18+

Mini Painting - Show Me Some Skin: Nude Miniature Painting (18 & Up)

Explore and learn the techniques needed to paint perfect skin on miniature models. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Mike Kirk

Panelists: Mike Kirk

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

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

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

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

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Meetup

10:00 AM | Location: Boomer B

Thrifty Revisions: Adding SF Genre Elements to Thrift Store Paintings

Artists insert sf genre elements or monsters into reclaimed paintings and prints. Final works are up for sale in the Charity Raffle. (Supplies provided)

Moderator: James Hollaman

Panelists: Hall of Femme, James Hollaman, Joshua Cook, Mike Kennedy, Sherri Dean, W. J. Hodgson

Tracks: Art, Comics, Fantasy, Science Fiction

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Intro to Mini Painting With eBay Miniature Rescues!

Learn the basics with Casey on painting little miniature models by using techniques such as base coating, layering, and highlighting. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $30 fee)

Moderator: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues

Panelists: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Fantasy Forge: Clay Sculpting and Painting

Delve into the world of fantasy as you learn sculpting techniques to bring your creation to life! This is a two part workshop, sculpting on Saturday and painting on Sunday. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25)

Moderator: Terry Southard

Panelists: Terry Southard

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma F

Minis Paint & Take

Take a seat, grab a blank miniature figure and brush, and begin painting. You can take your mini home with you for free! Please, limit one mini/person. Miniatures sponsored by Game HQ. (3 hours)

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma F

Speed Painting Competition: First Round

In our Speed Paint Competition, competitors have 45 minutes to complete a figure provided. How detailed can you get? Winners can move on to further competition with prizes awarded in the final round. Times are 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, and the 5 PM Final Round on Saturday. Miniatures and prizes sponsored by Game HQ.

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

Noon | Location: Boomer B

How to Design a New Creature

Drawing vampires, werewolves, and other mythological creatures. Which parts should be incorporated into our own artworks? What new traits can be added, while still making them recognizable? How do we avoid derivative or stale monsters? Let's make monsters terrifying again!

Moderator: Jan S. Gephardt

Panelists: J.H. Fleming, Jacob Blackmon, Jan S. Gephardt, Michael "Gecko" Adams

Tracks: Art, Fantasy, Supernatural & Paranormal

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

Noon | Location: Oklahoma F

Ripley Says

With Ripley Says, you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Ripley Says.” You may have to stand up, or use only green, or paint the figure of the person to your left. There's no telling what Ripley might say! Ripley Says happens at these times: Friday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM; Saturday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM; and Sunday 1 PM. Miniatures and prizes sponsored by Game HQ.

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Bag of Holding for Adventurers

Learn the techniques of cutting, assembling and sewing cloth to create a stylish adventurer's pouch that is sure to add interest to any cosplay outfit! (2 hours)

Moderator: Britt Alfred

Panelists: Britt Alfred

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Workshop

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Brush Mastery: Intricate Freehand Design

Learn how to wield your paint brush with precision as Rob walks you through the techniques used to make freehand designs easy for everyone to paint on their miniatures. This class welcomes all painters at any skill level to join. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Robert Henderson

Panelists: Robert Henderson

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Speed Painting Competition: Second Round

In our Speed Paint Competition, competitors have 45 minutes to complete a figure provided. How detailed can you get? Winners can move on to further competition with prizes awarded in the final round. Times are 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, and the 5 PM Final Round on Saturday. Miniatures and prizes sponsored by Game HQ.

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

02:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Adventurers Shield Making

Every adventurer needs their shield! Will you adorn it with the emblem of a noble knight, the crest of a powerful wizard, or the symbol of a fierce dragon? The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

Moderator: Elaina Hamilton

Panelists: Elaina Hamilton

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Kids, Maker

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Ripley Says

With Ripley Says, you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Ripley Says.” You may have to stand up, or use only green, or paint the figure of the person to your left. There's no telling what Ripley might say! Ripley Says happens at these times: Friday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM; Saturday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM; and Sunday 1 PM. Miniatures and prizes sponsored by Game HQ.

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Minis Paint & Take

Take a seat, grab a blank miniature figure and brush, and begin painting. You can take your mini home with you for free! Please, limit one mini/person. Miniatures sponsored by Game HQ. (3 hours)

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

02:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Rust and Ruin: Miniature Weathering Techniques

Learn the basics of weathering with Casey of eBay Miniature Rescues to turn the new into old with paints that make your miniature look rusty and dirty. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $30 fee)

Moderator: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues

Panelists: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

02:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Fast Forward Your Army: A Guide to Speed Painting

Discover the secrets to rapidly painting entire armies or multiple miniatures without sacrificing quality. This class is perfect for gamers who want to get their miniatures on the table sooner. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Aaron Wilkerson

Panelists: Aaron Wilkerson

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

02:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Separating Art from Artist ... or Author

Fans are bound to encounter beloved stories and art created by individuals whose personal actions or beliefs are disappointing. Is it possible to separate the art from the artist and continue to enjoy these works? While there are no easy answers, we aim to foster reflection and understanding of the complex relationship between creator and creation.

Moderator: Chaz Kemp

Panelists: Chaz Kemp, Dara Fogel, PhD, M. Scott Carter, Robert Daniels, Ted Pennella

Tracks: Art, Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment

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

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

03:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

A Cartographer's Guide To Fantasy Mapmaking

Unlock your imagination in the world of fantasy map making! Create towering mountains, hidden valleys and mysterious oceans that create an adventure teeming with wonder for your players. This class is taught by a professional cartographer who will teach you the techniques to bring your maps to life. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: Brian Russell

Panelists: Brian Russell

Tracks: Art, Maker, Writing & Publishing, Workshop

03:00 PM | Location: Noble

Adventurers Alchemy Class

Gather your ingredients! Shimmering vials of liquid mana, powdered dragon scales, and enchanted herbs await. Each ingredient holds its own magical properties, and it's up to you to choose wisely to craft a slime with the desired traits.

Moderator: Stellae Cosplay

Panelists: Aislinn Burrows, Stellae Cosplay

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Kids, Maker

03:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Speed Painting Competition: Third Round

In our Speed Paint Competition, competitors have 45 minutes to complete a figure provided. How detailed can you get? Winners can move on to further competition with prizes awarded in the final round. Times are 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, and the 5 PM Final Round on Saturday. Miniatures and prizes sponsored by Game HQ.

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Yes Please, No Thank You, F*ck It: Cross Stitching 101

Ever see those salty phrase cross stitch artworks and NEED to have one of your own? Now you can make one! Learn how to cross stitch in this beginners workshop. Participants will learn the introductory how-tos of cross stitching by plotting lettering on graph paper and can choose whatever phrase they want stitch in this make and take activity. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Amy Guerra

Panelists: Amy Guerra

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Ink and Intricacy: Henna Tattoo Creation

Learn the ancient art of Henna with the use of natural dyes to create unique and beautiful designs for body art tattoos. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: Brooke Welsh

Panelists: Brooke Welsh

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Workshop

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Ripley Says

With Ripley Says, you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Ripley Says.” You may have to stand up, or use only green, or paint the figure of the person to your left. There's no telling what Ripley might say! Ripley Says happens at these times: Friday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM; Saturday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM; and Sunday 1 PM. Miniatures and prizes sponsored by Game HQ.

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

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

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion

05:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Build a Sword and Sorcery Saturday Night

Soonercon's classic game-show panel. Panelists spin the wheel for wacky plotline components and actor combinations, and create an original Sword and Sorcery Saturday night feature.

Moderator: James Hollaman

Panelists: Dennis Spielman, James Hollaman, Scott Zrubek, Teddy Harvia, Trina Jacobs, What's Up Fandom Podcast

Tracks: Art, Film & TV, Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Writing & Publishing

05:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Speed Painting Competition: Final Round

In our Speed Paint Competition, competitors have 45 minutes to complete a figure provided. How detailed can you get? Winners can move on to further competition with prizes awarded in the final round. Times are 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, and the 5 PM Final Round on Saturday. Miniatures and prizes sponsored by Game HQ.

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

05:00 PM | Location: Noble

Miniatures Painting Competition Judging

Minis painting judges will deliberate in this closed judging session. (6 hours)

Moderator: Shilo Russell

Panelists: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues, Mike Kirk, Robert Henderson, Shilo Russell

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Maker, Contest

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: Art, Writing & Publishing, Workshop

06:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Fandom Life vs. Long-Term Illnesses

We share insights into the tools and resources needed to maintain a life as a creative while managing chronic illnesses. Our focus will be on the challenges and strategies specific to authors and artists facing chronic conditions, and will discuss the diverse array of autoimmune and chronic diseases and their varied impacts on creativity.

Moderator: Jacklyn Hennion

Panelists: Jacklyn Hennion, Joshua Caudill, M.A., Kimber E Chessmore, Mel White, Shai Fenwick

Tracks: Art, Health & Wellness, Writing & Publishing

06:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Doodle from Memory!

Prepare for an unpredictable and hilarious art showdown. Artists will put their creativity to the test as they quick-draw audience-suggested characters from memory (or make them up entirely). Watch out for the moderator, who may add their own unique flair to these suggestions, leading to unexpected results!

Moderator: FoxDaddy

Panelists: Buck Berlin, FoxDaddy, Michael "Gecko" Adams, Mike Kennedy

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Contest

06:00 PM | Location: University B

Art Auction & Charity Raffle Drawing

Come bid high and often at the art live auction!

Moderator: Mark Coughran

Panelists: Mark Coughran, Michael Dean

Tracks: Art, Gaming, General Interest

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

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

08:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Costume Contest

Soonercon's 32nd annual Costume Contest.

Moderator: John Eads/Jim Shorts

Panelists: Crash Thunderpants, Dawn Frost Cosplay, GalaxyGhost, John Eads/Jim Shorts, Matt Cavanaugh, Miss OoLaLa, Sentinelbait, Thousand Faces Cosplay, TKM Cosplay

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Performing Arts, Contest

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

Cartoonist Jam

Suggest an idea for our panel of cartoonists and watch them draw live!

Moderator: Teddy Harvia

Panelists: Eric Osborn/JEO Creations, Jerry Bennett, Johnnie Johnson, Mike Kennedy, Teddy Harvia

Tracks: Art, Performing Arts

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

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Meetup

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Creative Foundations: Miniature Basing Techniques

Learn basing techniques for texture, layering, and adding realistic terrain like grass, rocks and water effects to bring your miniatures to life. (Limit 14 Participants). (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: William "BJ" Wright

Panelists: William "BJ" Wright

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Basic Crocheting

Adventurers, come and learn the basic techniques of crochet such as how to hold your hook and make essential stitches. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25)

Moderator: Audrey Lippe aka The Knotty Gnome

Panelists: Audrey Lippe aka The Knotty Gnome

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Mini Painting Feedback Session

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Soonercon 32 Miniatures Painting Competition! This is an optional session for competition participants to chat with the judges and get feedback on their submitted pieces.

Art Show Pickup: Before this feedback session, please pick up your competition entries from the Art Show, located in University A.

Bring Your Miniature: We encourage you to bring your miniature along for a more focused discussion with the judges.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from the experts and take your miniature-painting skills to the next level. Don't miss it!

Moderator: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues

Panelists: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Art, Gaming, General Interest

10:00 AM | Location: Noble

Flower Crown and Treasure Bag Making

Join us to make both flower crowns and treasure bags! Look stylish and have a safe place to store your riches. (2 hours)

Moderator: Elaina Hamilton

Panelists: Elaina Hamilton

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Kids, Maker

Noon | Location: Oklahoma F

Minis Paint & Take

Take a seat, grab a blank miniature figure and brush, and begin painting. You can take your mini home with you for free! Please, limit one mini/person. Miniatures sponsored by Game HQ. (4 hours)

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

Noon | Location: Sooner A

I Will NEVER Make That Again ... Maybe

Artists, costumers, crafters, and makers share ugly truths and beautiful insights about the toughest creation they've ever made. After the hours spent, the patience tested, the love poured into this one thing – how did this achievement shape their work, process, and willingness to try new things with their art?

Moderator: Ariel Monroe

Panelists: Ariel Monroe, Dawn Frost Cosplay, Hall of Femme, Kathleen M. O'Brien, Red Bard, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker

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

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Coloring & Kicking It

Bring your own coloring book or feel free to use a coloring sheet, and join us. We'll offer some tips and techniques for a cleaner or messier look while you relax and color. (Supplies provided.)

Moderator: Kimber E Chessmore

Panelists: Kimber E Chessmore

Tracks: Art, Comics, General Interest, Meetup

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Fantasy Forge: Clay Sculpting and Painting

Delve into the world of fantasy as you learn sculpting techniques to bring your creation to life! This is a two part workshop, sculpting on Saturday and painting on Sunday. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25)

Moderator: Terry Southard

Panelists: Terry Southard

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Intro to Mini Painting With eBay Miniature Rescues!

Learn the basics with Casey on painting little miniature models by using techniques such as base coating, layering, and highlighting. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $30 fee)

Moderator: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues

Panelists: Casey Alden aka eBay Miniature Rescues

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

01:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Computer Art Demo

Teddy Harvia, professional cartoonist, leads a digital art demonstration. He shares his drawing process, from pencil sketches to final art. The audience will help him decide what topics to demonstrate.

Moderator: Teddy Harvia

Panelists: Teddy Harvia

Tracks: Art, Comics, Fantasy, Science Fiction

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Ripley Says

With Ripley Says, you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Ripley Says.” You may have to stand up, or use only green, or paint the figure of the person to your left. There's no telling what Ripley might say! Ripley Says happens at these times: Friday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM; Saturday 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM; and Sunday 1 PM. Miniatures and prizes sponsored by Game HQ.

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins

Tracks: Art, Gaming

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

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

02:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Mini Painting - Chibi Faces! Paint Karlach from Baldur's Gate 3

Learn techniques on how to paint detailed and expressive chibi faces and animated eyes. A chibi Karlach miniature will be provided in this class. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Aaron Wilkerson

Panelists: Aaron Wilkerson

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

02:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Body Painting Demo

Join the Creative Countess and watch as they turn a person into a living work of art. From intricate designs to stunning illusions, this live demo will take you on a visual journey that pushes the boundaries of imagination. (2 hours)

Moderator: Creative Countess

Panelists: Creative Countess

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion

03:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Cosplay For Fun or Cosplay FTW

Each cosplayer has their own goals and inspirations. From scene-accurate builds, OCs, or first-time store-bought and found constructions, cosplay is art for everyone. Come learn the differences, share your own, maybe even learn something new!

Moderator: GalaxyGhost

Panelists: Carousel Cosplay/Padme Peaches, Collin Salmonowicz, fenyx.cosplays, GalaxyGhost

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion