Art

3:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Amigurumi Basics for Beginners

For the absolute beginner! Ever see a super-cute Amigurumi and want to make one? Well, now you can. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of crochet, yarn types, and hooks, as well as learn how to read a basic amigurumi pattern. Then, make a basic amigurumi pattern. (1 hour. Limit 28 participants. $5 fee.)

Moderator: Cat of WhiskersandBeans

Panelists: Cat of WhiskersandBeans

Tracks: Maker, Art, Workshop

4:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom

Artwork in Progress: A Design and Color Workshop

SF artist and illustrator W.J. Hodgson offers an in-depth review of design and color concepts artists can use to punch up their pieces. Whether it's conveying a message with your work, making it more collectible, or you just want to get a better handle on a work-in-progress that's not quite coming together, this lecture and hands-on technique demo is for you. Sketch supplies provided, but you may also bring a small in-process 2-D piece for review. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants.)

Moderator: W J Hodgson

Panelists: W J Hodgson

Tracks: Art, Workshop

4:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Body Art 101: Full Coverage Options and Products

Ever wanted to cosplay a colorful character, but had no idea where to start to get realistic-looking blue skin? In this class you will learn about different ways to create full-coverage makeup for cosplay, including mixing your own custom colors, different kinds of body paint and ways to apply them, and airbrushing sweat/transfer-proof, alcohol-based makeup. Your host will go over pricing, sourcing, and removal, as well as an introduction on how to use an airbrush system. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $10 fee.)

Moderator: Vanessa Green

Panelists: Vanessa Green

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Workshop

2:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

But Is It Art? (It Is—Deal with it.)

So you're like, into cosplay? No, you're a costume department of one. You're a sewist, a painter, a sculptor, a performer, and so much more. Join in a discussion about cosplay as an art form, and its ever-evolving standards.

Moderator: Hall of Femme

Panelists: Hall of Femme, Alice-of-Hearts, Jovial Juggernaut, Mimic Rae, Moe

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

1:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Coloring & Kicking It

Bring your coloring book and colored pencils or markers, and join us for hang times hotel side. We'll offer some tips and techniques for a cleaner or messier look while you relax and color.

Moderator: Mike Kennedy

Panelists: Mike Kennedy, Rachael Mayo

Tracks: Meetup, General Interest, Art

2:00 PM | Location: University C

Creating Compelling and Unique Book-Cover Illustrations

Artists, illustrators, and comic creators share the business of book covers. What matters to both publishers AND writers when selling and making cover art? Do these considerations clash with reader expectations?

Moderator: Jan S. Gephardt

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Jerry Bennett, JR Daniels, Chaz Kemp, Elizabeth Leggett, Mario Wytch

Tracks: Art

3:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Finding Your Artistic Passion

You're never too old or too young to find your art bliss! Art can be therapy, art can be a business, or art can just be art! Let's talk about how we can find this bliss and how to sustain it so it serves us and fulfills our lives.

Moderator: Peri Charlifu

Panelists: Peri Charlifu, Muriel Fahrion, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Rachael Mayo, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Maker, Health & Wellness, Art

Noon | Location: Boomer B

How to Design a New Creature

Designing vampires, werewolves, and other mythological creatures. Which parts should be incorporated into our own renderings and 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: Mike Kennedy

Panelists: Mike Kennedy, Mitzi Bartlett, Lyde Van Hoy

Tracks: Art, Writing & Publishing, Supernatural & Paranormal, Horror, Fantasy, Comics

5:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Ink Pendant Make-and-Take

Join Sara Felix and make a pendant with alcohol inks! Space themed or just abstract colors, the inks are vibrant colors that have a mind of their own. You will take away a necklace and pendant that you create! (1 hour. Limit 10 participants. $15 fee.)

Moderator: Sara Felix

Panelists: Sara Felix

Tracks: Maker, Art, Workshop

3:00 PM | Location: University AB

Intro to Artwork Matting

Whether you just bought a piece of art at the Art Show, or are an artist showing your artworks, this session's for you. Blair pulls from over 30 years of matting and framing experience to go over the various ways to display the art and demonstrates how matting (and organization) are important in showing the art in the best light possible.

Moderator: Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio

Panelists: Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio

Tracks: Maker, Art

10:30 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Late Night Artists Chat Vol. 1

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)

Moderator: Crazy Red Artist

Panelists: Crazy Red Artist, Cal Custard, Brenna Deutchman, EBA Comedy, Hall of Femme, Lyde Van Hoy, Carolyn Kay, Kekkuda, Chaz Kemp, Knightmage, Lollalotus, Madi, Mimic Rae, Moe, Michael Mosley, R Karch Photography, WandererTJ, ET Wardwell, Mel. White, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Meetup

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Live Cosplay Studio Photography How-To

Please bring your cameras to this workshop (cellphones don't count). Participants will be taught the basics of photography, photographer etiquette, model etiquette, and will have the opportunity to photograph a cosplayer in a studio setup. We will interact with a live model while also getting the opportunity to take photos at the same time. Whether you are a novice or an expert, this is an opportunity to sharpen your skills. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $10 fee.)

Moderator: Squirrelly Jedi Photography

Panelists: Squirrelly Jedi Photography

Tracks: Maker, Cosplay, Art, Workshop

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Make Your Own Monster

Kids try some different art supplies and odds and ends to create monstrous artwork.

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids, La Blanke

Tracks: Kids, Art

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Minis Painting Workshop: Two Thin Coats -- An Intro to Miniature Painting (Beginner)

This class will go over the basics of painting. From types of brushes to putting paint on models. We will briefly cover painting essentials such as why primer is important, cleaning different miniatures, a dabble of color theory, and then basic steps to paint miniatures. This class will have both lecture and hands-on painting. This class is geared to beginners and people just entering the hobby, so please feel free to ask questions! (3 hours. Limit 28 participants. $20 fee.)

Moderator: Robert Henderson

Panelists: Robert Henderson

Tracks: Gaming, Art, Maker, Workshop

8:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Minis Workshop: Dressed to Impress -- Blending Techniques for Cloth and Leather (Intermediate)

This is an intermediate-level class. This class will concentrate on how to blend your paints to get smooth transitions on your models. We will particularly be focusing blending on cloth and other accessories such as bags and boots. This will be a hands-on lecture-style class, meaning you'll be getting information while painting your mini! (3 hours. Limit 14 participants. $20 fee.)

Moderator: Mike Kirk

Panelists: Mike Kirk

Tracks: Maker, Gaming, Art, Workshop

Noon | Location: Oklahoma A

Open Coloring & Empathy Exhibit for Kids

SoonerCon kids coloring area and hands-on empathy exhibit by Heroic Inner Kids org. Runs hourly in the Kids area during SoonerCon's daytime programming hours.

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, Art, Maker

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

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. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Sean Hemmingway

Panelists: Sean Hemmingway, Stephanie McGathy, Shaun Rice

Tracks: Gaming, Art, Maker

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Paper Crafting: Clothespin Puppets and Corner Bookmarks

Kids learn origami techniques for making a corner bookmark and make clothespin creature puppets in this creative crafting session.

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, Art, Maker

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

Photoshop Skills for Cosplay Shoots

Learn how to turn your cosplay photos into something eye-catching, unique, and magical by using Photoshop. R Karch Photography gives you the step-by-step process on changing backgrounds, adding lights, adding weather effects, making images pop, and more. (1 hour. Limit 14 participants. $5 fee.)

Moderator: R Karch Photography

Panelists: R Karch Photography

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker, Art, Workshop

2:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom

Professional Development for Teachers: Integrating Math with Art

This is a creative approach to basic geometric shapes and graphing. Part 1: Learn to draw Celtic knot work with graphs. Part 2: Use the Victorian art form of quilling to explore geometric shapes. Professional development certificates for educators will be available on request. Ages 12 and up. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants.)

Moderator: Melinda LaFevers

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers

Tracks: STEM, Professional Development, Art, Workshop

1:00 PM | Location: University AB

Sculpting Using Recycled Materials

Want learn more about how to turn your leftover this and thats into art? Sculptor Joshua Cook demonstrates his process and shares techniques for beginning sculpting with metal, plastics, fiber, and other found materials.

Moderator: Joshua Cook

Panelists: Joshua Cook

Tracks: Art

2:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Sticking the Landing: Superhero Drawing

Comic artist Johnnie Johnson invites you to bring your sketchpad or drawing tablet and learn some live tips for drawing an epic superhero landing pose. (1 hour. Limit 14 participants.)

Moderator: Johnnie Johnson

Panelists: Johnnie Johnson

Tracks: Art, Comics

4:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Stuffed Animal Make & Take: Quick Stuffie

Come make a simple stuffed animal. No sewing required. Use scissors, tie knots, insert eyes, and decorate your own whale or dinosaur stuffie. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult. (Two 30-minute sessions. Limit 14 participants per session. $15 fee/session.)

Moderator: Brenna Deutchman

Panelists: Brenna Deutchman

Tracks: Maker, Art, Workshop

5:00 PM | 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 Sale and Auction. (Paintings provided.)

Moderator: Sherri Dean

Panelists: Sherri Dean, Mitzi Bartlett, Joshua Cook, Mike Kennedy, Rachael Mayo, Harold Neal

Tracks: Art, Fantasy, Science Fiction

1:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Top Priority: Self-Care for Artists

If you want to be a productive and happy artist, self-care is a must! If you're not healthy, happy, rested, fed, and hydrated, your work can suffer. Our panel discusses things to do to make self-care a part of your daily routine!

Moderator: Sara Felix

Panelists: Sara Felix, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Carolyn Kay, Tall Chick Cosplay, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Health & Wellness, Art

8:00 PM | Location: University AB

World Peace Through Chocolate Art Reception

Enjoy this evening viewing of SoonerCon's annual Art Show. Meet and mingle with SoonerCon 30 artist guest of honor Elizabeth Leggett, and other award-winning artists in the show. Light desserts provided. (2 hours)

Moderator: Elizabeth Leggett

Panelists: Elizabeth Leggett

Tracks: Art, Meetup

2:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Amigurumi for Intermediate Makers

Do you know how to crochet but have never attempted making amigurumi? Have you made a few amigurumi but want to learn a bit more? This session is for you. In this session you will learn how to make small parts like horns and limbs, how to sew them on, and more advanced crochet techniques like the invisible decrease. (1 hour. Limit 28 participants. $5 fee.)

Moderator: Cat of WhiskersandBeans

Panelists: Cat of WhiskersandBeans

Tracks: Maker, Art, Workshop

5:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Art Imitating Life, Imitating…

Since the earliest times, we have experienced the world and shared that experience by creating works of art. New ideas emerge from creative expression. Examine this symbiotic journey, as how art eventually becomes reality and vice versa.

Moderator: Jan S. Gephardt

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Daniel Erickson, Dara Fogel, PhD, Chaz Kemp, Tracy S. Morris, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Art, Anime, Cosplay, Film & TV, Internet Life, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Writing & Publishing

4:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Being Kind To Our Fellow Creatives

It’s easy to become competitive with other creatives when they get opportunities that you’d like to have. It’s frustrating. Our panel talks about how important it is to be kind to each other and to be nice to your fans no matter what.

Moderator: Peri Charlifu

Panelists: Peri Charlifu, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Sally Hamilton, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Kim Ventrella, Mario Wytch

Tracks: Gaming, General Interest, Business & Marketing, Health & Wellness, Maker, Culture & World Affairs, Art, Writing & Publishing

2:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom

Build a Tiara

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. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $20 fee)

Moderator: Sara Felix

Panelists: Sara Felix

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

3:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Coloring & Kicking It

Bring your coloring book and colored pencils or markers, and join us for hang times hotel side. We'll offer some tips and techniques for a cleaner or messier look while you relax and color.

Moderator: Kimber

Panelists: Kimber, Teddy Harvia

Tracks: General Interest, Meetup, Art

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Cosplay for Fun or Cosplay FTW

Each cosplayer has their own reason(s). 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: Mimic Rae

Panelists: Mimic Rae, Chaotic Neutral Cosplay, John Eads, Luna Reign Cosplay, Tall Chick Cosplay

Tracks: Art, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Cosplay

8:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Costume Contest

SoonerCon's 30th annual Masquerade Costume Contest! Sponsored by Bernina OKC, TNT Cosplay Supply, OKC Fabric Market, and One Stop Anime.

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Beku.Cos, Kekkuda, Knightmage, Remy Domino

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

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Create an OC Cosplay

Want to join the cosplay craze, but can't find the right character that fits your personality? Create your own original character! Pick a name, develop your story, and design your costume. The options are limitless! Panelists discuss designing an OC cosplay concept.

Moderator: The Singing Costumer

Panelists: Vanessa Green, Kekkuda, Kathleen M O'Brien, Raiva, TattedSith Cosplay

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Dynamic Figure Drawing with JEO Creations

Bring your sketchpad and join us for a lesson on constructing and composing figures in dynamic poses! Learn the basics of constructing figures utilizing proportion and composition. Attendees will learn about its history from the great masters of art and comics. Join Eric Osborn (“We Promised Utopia,” “Hiro Doggie: Space Corgi,” Enigma Machine,” Literati Press Art Director) for a lecture and live demo on dynamic drawing techniques! For more information on the artist, go to www.jeocreations.com. (1 hour. Limit 28 participants.)

Moderator: Eric Osborn

Panelists: Eric Osborn

Tracks: Comics, Art, Workshop

Noon | Location: Sooner B

Elevator to Success! What’s Your Pitch?

What’s an elevator pitch? It’s a brief explanation, presented in the time it takes to take an elevator ride. This skill is invaluable in sharing your work without being a bore or being too aggressive. Our panelists help you develop your own elevator pitch for fun and profit!

Moderator: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Panelists: Rosemary Clement-Moore, Jerry Bennett, Julia S. Mandala, Caleb Masters, Alan J Porter

Tracks: Art, Performing Arts, Music, Gaming, Business & Marketing, Cosplay, Writing & Publishing, Maker

3:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Fan Art vs. Original Art

While fan art is intended as a tribute to the original work, some creators and collectors are concerned. It’s use of an artists' intellectual property by someone else—particularly when put out for sale. Where does homage end and plagiarism begin?

Moderator: Chaz Kemp

Panelists: Chaz Kemp, JR Daniels, Brenna Deutchman, Jovial Juggernaut, Harold Neal, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Internet Life, Writing & Publishing, Cosplay, Gaming, Art, Business & Marketing

3:00 PM | Location: University AB

Fantasy Art Class Basics

Artist Mike Kennedy shares simple techniques for fantasy artwork construction, focusing on anatomy and concept design. (1 hour) Limit 12 participants.

Moderator: Mike Kennedy

Panelists: Mike Kennedy

Tracks: Fantasy, Art

Noon | Location: Boomer A

Inside the Artist's Studio with Elizabeth Leggett

Presentation and Q&A with SoonerCon 30's award-winning artist guest of honor, Elizabeth Leggett.

Moderator: Elizabeth Leggett

Panelists: Elizabeth Leggett

Tracks: Art

2:00 PM | Location: University AB

Intro to Artwork Matting

Whether you just bought a piece of art at the Art Show, or are an artist showing your artworks, this workshop's for you. Blair pulls from over 30 years of matting and framing experience to go over the various ways to display the art and demonstrates how matting (and organization) are important in showing the art in the best light possible.

Moderator: Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio

Panelists: Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio

Tracks: Art, Maker

10:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Late Night Artists Chat Vol. 2

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)

Moderator: Mitzi Bartlett

Panelists: Mitzi Bartlett, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Peri Charlifu, JR Daniels, Muriel Fahrion, Jan S. Gephardt, Teddy Harvia, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, W J Hodgson, Bekah June, Mike Kennedy, Kimber, Luna Reign Cosplay, Harold Neal, Kathleen M O'Brien

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Meetup

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Makeup Demo with Knightmage!

Knightmage is known for his bang-up makeup designs and fun social-media vids with on-budget cosplays featuring TONS of characters from pop culture. All skill levels are welcome for this special make-up demo for achieving color contrast in makeup for your next costume.

Moderator: Knightmage

Panelists: Knightmage

Tracks: Cosplay, Art

5:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Miniatures Painting Competition Judging

Minis painting judges will deliberate in this closed judging session. Contest participants are invited to attend the Miniatures Painting Competition Open Feedback session at 9:30pm to review their scores.

Moderator: Mike Kirk

Panelists: Cap’n Ed, Robert Henderson

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Maker, Contest

6:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Miniatures Painting Competition Judging

Minis painting judges will deliberate in this closed judging session. Contest participants are invited to attend the Miniatures Painting Competition Open Feedback session at 9:30pm to review their scores.

Moderator: Mike Kirk

Panelists: Mike Kirk, Alex Manderfeld

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Maker, Contest

9:30 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Miniatures Painting Competition Open Feedback Sessions

Contest participants are invited to attend this open feedback session to review their scores.

Moderator: Mike Kirk

Panelists: Mike Kirk, Cap’n Ed, Robert Henderson, Alex Manderfeld

Tracks: Art, Maker, Contest, Gaming

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

Minis Painting Workshop: Growing in the Hobby -- Painting Your Second Miniature (All Skill Levels)

This class will be both for beginners and intermediate levels. This class will concentrate on growing and developing in the miniature-painting hobby. We will be discussing how to set reasonable expectations, process feedback, and developing a personal style. Additionally, this class will focus on helping students overcome roadblocks and how to push past issues that might arise. Hands-on painting will be based on class students' requests. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $15 fee.)

Moderator: Matt Cavanaugh

Panelists: Matt Cavanaugh

Tracks: Gaming, Art, Maker, Workshop

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

Minis Painting Workshop: Painting the Future -- Mecha Machines (All Skill Levels)

This class will be both for beginners and intermediate levels. This will focus on the basics of how to paint mechs and machines using various techniques which could include washing, drybrushing, forms of weathering, etc. This will be a hands-on lecture-style class, meaning you'll be getting information while painting your mini! (3 hours. Limit 14 participants. $20 fee.)

Moderator: Cap’n Ed

Panelists: Cap’n Ed

Tracks: Maker, Gaming, Art, Workshop

5:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Minis Painting Workshop: Skincare Routine -- Blending and Shading Techniques for Skin Tones (Intermediate)

This is an intermediate-level class. This class will concentrate on how to blend your paints to get smooth transitions on your models. We will particularly be focusing blending on cloth and other accessories such as bags and boots. This will be a hands-on lecture-style class, meaning you'll be getting information while painting your mini! (3 hours. Limit 14 participants. $20 fee.)

Moderator: Matt Cavanaugh

Panelists: Matt Cavanaugh

Tracks: Gaming, Art, Maker, Workshop

2:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Mythology Art 101

Unicorns and griffins and dragons – oh my! Learn simple design and illustration techniques to bring your favorite mythological creatures to life on paper and screen.

Moderator: Jan S. Gephardt

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Mitzi Bartlett, Peri Charlifu, Teddy Harvia, Rachael Mayo

Tracks: Art, Fantasy, Comics

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma A

Open Coloring & Empathy Exhibit for Kids

SoonerCon kids coloring area and hands-on empathy exhibit by Heroic Inner Kids org. Runs hourly in the Kids area during SoonerCon's daytime programming hours.

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Art, Maker, Kids

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma F

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. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Robert Henderson

Panelists: Robert Henderson, Stephanie McGathy

Tracks: Maker, Art, Gaming

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

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. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Shaun Rice

Panelists: Shaun Rice

Tracks: Maker, Gaming, Art

10:00 AM | Location: Boomer B

Re-Covered Books, for Charity!

Artists create new cover art 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: James Hollaman, Peri Charlifu, W J Hodgson, Johnnie Johnson, Harold Neal

Tracks: Art, Fantasy, Science Fiction

10:00 AM | Location: University C

Shortcake + Me: Q&A with Muriel Fahrion

Meet artist Muriel Fahrion, creator of beloved characters like Strawberry Shortcake, the Care Bears, and more in this interactive Q&A session.

Moderator: Muriel Fahrion

Panelists: Muriel Fahrion

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

Noon | Location: Oklahoma F

Sophie Says

With Sophie Says, you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Sophie 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 Sophie might say! Sophie Says happens at these times Saturday: 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Gaming, Maker, Art

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Sophie Says

With Sophie Says, you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Sophie 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 Sophie might say! Sophie Says happens at these times Saturday: 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Art, Maker, Gaming

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Sophie Says

With Sophie Says, you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Sophie 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 Sophie might say! Sophie Says happens at these times Saturday: 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Gaming, Art, Maker

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma F

Speed Painting Competition

In our Speed Paint Competition, competitors each 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 5 PM Final Round on Saturday. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Gaming, Maker, Art

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Speed Painting Competition

In our Speed Paint Competition, competitors each 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 5 PM Final Round on Saturday. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Art, Maker, Gaming

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Speed Painting Competition

In our Speed Paint Competition, competitors each 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 5 PM Final Round on Saturday. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Maker, Gaming, Art

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Speed Painting Competition

In our Speed Paint Competition, competitors each 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 5 PM Final Round on Saturday. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Art, Maker, Gaming

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

The Lighted Fairy House – A Polymer Clay Workshop

In this workshop, we will create a small, charming house perfect for a tiny fairy, lit from within by the warm glow of an LED tea light. Participants will be guided step by step in the process, with tips and options to give each creation its own unique stamp. Once the workshop concludes, the finished items will be taken to be baked, allowed to cool completely, and can then be picked up at the designated pick-up station at Con HQ. The fee covers all materials and a printed tutorial of the workshop. Please note: This workshop is designed for adults and teenagers. However, children are welcome to “assist” an adult participant. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $15 fee.)

Moderator: Mitzi Bartlett

Panelists: Mitzi Bartlett, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio

Tracks: Maker, Art, Workshop

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Amigurumi Basics for Beginners

For the absolute beginner! Ever see a super-cute amigurumi and want to make one? Well, now you can. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of crochet, yarn types, and hooks, as well as learn how to read a basic amigurumi pattern. Then, make a basic amigurumi pattern. (1 hour. Limit 28 participants. $5 fee.)

Moderator: Cat of WhiskersandBeans

Panelists: Cat of WhiskersandBeans

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

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

Body Art 102: Detailing Techniques

As any cosplayer can tell you, everything is in the details. Once you put down your base makeup layer, what’s next? This class will go over products and techniques to take your character to the next level. Learn how to get that superhero musculature, how to give yourself dimension and texture, and how to make an inhuman character look more authentic. Class will include body paint, powders, and airbrush techniques. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $10 fee.)

Moderator: Vanessa Green

Panelists: Vanessa Green

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Workshop

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom

Build a Tiara

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. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $20 fee.)

Moderator: Sara Felix

Panelists: Sara Felix

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Build Your Own Comic-Book Hero/Villain

Join the fun—help cast a villain or hero in the next big comic book. We'll create a superhero or supervillain in under an hour. (Supplies provided. Kid-friendly.)

Moderator: Jerry Bennett

Panelists: Jerry Bennett, Chaz Kemp, Mike Kennedy

Tracks: Art, Kids, Comics

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Cartooning for Kids

WingNuts cartoonist Teddy Harvia shares his line-art tricks for youth-aged funnies makers of all ages. Drawing supplies provided.

Moderator: Teddy Harvia

Panelists: Teddy Harvia

Tracks: Kids, Comics, Art

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

Clay Sculpting Make & Take

Using air-dry clay, learn sculpting techniques from master potter Peri Charlifu to make your own unique piece. (2 hours. Limit 10 participants. $15 fee.)

Moderator: Peri Charlifu

Panelists: Peri Charlifu

Tracks: Maker, Art, Workshop

11:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Coloring & Kicking It

Bring your coloring book and colored pencils or markers, and join us for hang times hotel side. We'll offer some tips and techniques for a cleaner or messier look while you relax and color.

Moderator: Harold Neal

Panelists: Harold Neal, James Hollaman

Tracks: Meetup, Art, General Interest

Noon | Location: Boomer B

Commission Work: The Joys, Pitfalls and Just Plain Weirdness!

Seasoned artists share their tips to make commission transactions smoother or less painful as you're getting started in the art business. Learn how to place an order so both the artist and the buyer end up happy.

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Panelists: Daniel Erickson, Mitzi Bartlett, Johnnie Johnson, Elizabeth Leggett, Harold Neal, Eric Osborn

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Comics, Art

1:00 PM | Location: University C

Cutthroat Iron Cosplay

Four cosplayers have 30 minutes to quick-construct the best costume using provided materials. A theme or required material is included, and basic cosplay materials are provided along with some not-so basic options to use. The audience is the judge of this creative contest. May the best cosplay win!

Moderator: Buck Berlin

Panelists: Buck Berlin, Chaotic Neutral Cosplay, Cal Custard, Lollalotus, the Lo-Fi Ky

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

11:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Designing Book Covers with Chaz Kemp

Grab your laptop, iPad, or notebook and join award-winning artist and illustrator Chaz Kemp to learn how to design a book cover. Chaz will help you understand WHY certain elements are important so you can get started ASAP on your book-cover project. For artists and authors. (1 hour. Limit 28 participants.)

Moderator: Chaz Kemp

Panelists: Chaz Kemp

Tracks: Art, Writing & Publishing, Workshop

10:00 AM | Location: Noble

Fairy Build-a-Tale

Kids choose raw components from a list of story elements to assemble their own Heroic Journey. (Adults welcome too. Limit 14 participants.)

Moderator: Steven E. Wedel

Panelists: Steven E. Wedel, Teddy Harvia

Tracks: Art, Kids, Writing & Publishing, YA

1:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

How the Little Dragon Got So Big in Art

Dragons in early art tended to be smaller than a horse. Today's dragons are mighty and massive. What caused dragon inflation? An open discussion about the size discrepancies of dragons in art.

Moderator: Ted Pennella

Panelists: Ted Pennella, David Carrico, Tim Chessmore, Teddy Harvia, W J Hodgson

Tracks: History, Art, Culture & World Affairs, Fantasy

11:00 AM | Location: Boomer B

How to Turn Fandom into Your Job

There's money to be made in being a geek artist/maker/writer etc., if you can turn your passion into your profession. Join our panelists as they discuss tips, tricks, and how-tos on how to turn your interests into income.

Moderator: Amber Hanneken

Panelists: Amber Hanneken, JR Daniels, Bekah June, Melinda LaFevers, Tracy S. Morris, David J. Pedersen

Tracks: Podcasting, Art, Gaming, Business & Marketing, Cosplay, Maker, Writing & Publishing

10:00 AM | Location: Boomer B

I Will NEVER Make That Again

#neveragain: Artists, costumers, crafters and makers share ugly truths about the toughest creation they've ever made, and how it shaped their work going forward. Pics or it didn't happen!

Moderator: Kathleen M O'Brien

Panelists: Kathleen M O'Brien, Julie Barrett, Tim Chessmore, Cal Custard, Dara Fogel, PhD, WandererTJ

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Maker, Costuming & Fashion

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

Minis Workshop: Gussied Up – Painting Faces & Hair (Intermediate)

This is an intermediate-level class. This class will focus on techniques to use while painting facial features. This class will give methods to paint the smaller, but important, details of the face such as eyes. This class will also address ways to blend and highlight hair of the miniature as well. This will be a hands-on lecture-style class, meaning you'll be getting information while painting your mini! (3 hours. Limit 14 participants. $20 fee.)

Moderator: Mike Kirk

Panelists: Mike Kirk

Tracks: Gaming, Art, Maker, Workshop

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma A

Open Coloring & Empathy Exhibit for Kids

SoonerCon kids coloring area and hands-on empathy exhibit by Heroic Inner Kids org. Runs hourly in the Kids area during SoonerCon's daytime programming hours.

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Maker, Kids, Art

Noon | Location: Oklahoma F

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. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins, Lawrence Collins, Dylan Eubanks

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Maker

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom

Stuffed Animal Make & Take : Design Your Own

Come design and create your own simple stuffed animal. Hand sewing required. Design, hand sew, and stuff your own plushie! Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult. (1 hour. Limit 14 participants. $15 fee.)

Moderator: Brenna Deutchman

Panelists: Brenna Deutchman

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

3:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Teach An Artist New Tricks!

What’s new in technique or medium? What art kludges have you discovered? We all have our favorite medium, tools, and tricks. Let’s get together and share some ideas!

Moderator: Peri Charlifu

Panelists: Peri Charlifu, Tim Chessmore, Joshua Cook, Harold Neal

Tracks: Art

1:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

The Art of the Long Game: Keeping Momentum, Staying the Course

It’s easy to be super motivated when your business is brand new! But keeping momentum is hard. Setbacks and unexpected problems will face every artist. Our panel of professionals will talk about strategies that keep you focused and productive!

Moderator: Tommy B. Smith

Panelists: Tommy B. Smith, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Christina Stiles, Kim Ventrella, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Writing & Publishing, Maker, Cosplay, Art, Gaming

2:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

The Future of Art In the Digital Age

With point-and-click applications and the ability to download any image in the world, how will art evolve in the future? What are the primary differences between traditional media and digital artwork that collectors are looking for? Can digital art be considered fine art? Award-winning artist guest of honor Elizabeth Leggett shares her thoughts. And she wants to hear from you!

Moderator: Elizabeth Leggett

Panelists: Elizabeth Leggett

Tracks: Internet Life, Art