Business & Marketing

Noon | Location: University C

How Many Hats Can I Wear in a Day's Work?

Time management can be the key to finding peace in hobbies, projects, and your work/life balance. This panel discusses various methods of organizing your time, knowing the warning signs of burnout, and learning how not to fade away.

Moderator: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Panelists: Rosemary Clement-Moore, JR Daniels, Muriel Fahrion, Bekah June, the Lo-Fi Ky

Tracks: Health & Wellness, General Interest, Business & Marketing

5:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Intro to the Business of Writing

Agents, books deals, rights, contracts, beta readers ... where does a new writer get started? What are common first-timer publishing pitfalls? Is your story even sellable?

Moderator: Alan J Porter

Panelists: Alan J Porter, Daniel Erickson, Brian A. Hopkins, Ethan Nahté, Rie Sheridan Rose

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Business & Marketing

3:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Is Your Social Media Managing You?

Finding work/life balance and managing your social media presence is a challenge for many in 2022, especially content creators. Panelists share strategies for social-media self-care while maintaining connections with audiences, plus time-saving tips for boosting your social media presence.

Moderator: Caleb Masters

Panelists: Caleb Masters, Fae Mullens, Jan S. Gephardt, Tracy S. Morris

Tracks: Internet Life, Business & Marketing

4:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Remote Creative Work: Getting It Done

The hybrid work model is here! An open-panel discussion on making it work while working from home. Can you find inspiration and keep personal and professional boundaries, while creating space for social interaction in remote work environments? Bonus points for cool home office/studio ideas.

Moderator: Tim Chessmore

Panelists: Tim Chessmore, Julie Barrett, Charles Dane Clark, Tyrell Gephardt, Elizabeth Leggett, Mimic Rae

Tracks: Health & Wellness, Business & Marketing, General Interest

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

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: Noble

I Want to Be a Gaming Journalist!

Video-game journalist Michael Mosley talks about how he got into the field, how others can get started, and the ups and downs to expect along the way for eager newcomers to the gaming industry.

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Panelists: Michael Mosley

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

1:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Live Streaming Tips

Through live streaming anyone can be an entertainer. Our panelists stream a variety of content on a variety of channels. They'll offer up their best tips for setups, getting viewers, keeping the momentum, and avoiding burnout.

Moderator: Amber Hanneken

Panelists: Amber Hanneken, Crazy Red Artist, Lollalotus, Michael Mosley, Stevo the Gutter Nerd

Tracks: Internet Life, Business & Marketing, Gaming, Performing Arts, General Interest

2:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome is when an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud. We who suffer from this believe we don't deserve all that we have achieved. The panel will discuss ways to help get past perfectionism and insecurities. You don't have to get it right the very first time … or the tenth!

Moderator: Dara Fogel, PhD

Panelists: Dara Fogel, PhD, Amber Hanneken, vickey malone kennedy, Elizabeth Leggett, Rynaga, Tall Chick Cosplay

Tracks: Business & Marketing, General Interest, Health & Wellness

5:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Popped Culture

When crunch is the norm and everyone's disposable, how does this affect pop culture and media? Examine burnout and its effects on our society. What's the spec-fic take?

Moderator: Aoi Kitsu

Panelists: Aoi Kitsu, Alice-of-Hearts, Buck Berlin, Charles Dane Clark, Rook Riley, Martha Steele

Tracks: Health & Wellness, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Culture & World Affairs, Business & Marketing

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Social Media for Cosplayers

Whether it’s just a fun hobby or you’re looking to build your own cosplay brand, social media is an integral part of the cosplay experience! Join us as we discuss the best ways to use these tools, break down what they mean, and talk about which platforms best fit your cosplay style.

Moderator: Beku.Cos

Panelists: Beku.Cos, Remy Domino

Tracks: Cosplay, Business & Marketing

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Building Better Futures

How to use Design and Foresight tools to build plausible futures for writing, games, movies, cosplay, and more. Professional futurist Tim Morgan aka Everyday Futurist guides this introductory session on future-minded thinking. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants.)

Moderator: Everyday Futurist

Panelists: Everyday Futurist

Tracks: STEM, Culture & World Affairs, Business & Marketing, General Interest, Science Fiction, Workshop

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

3:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Effective Communication in Cyberspace

How you communicate can be just as important as what you are saying. This is especially true in an online setting. Our panelists discuss how to get your point across online without starting flame wars or losing friends.

Moderator: Joey “Okie Space Queen” Rodman

Panelists: Joey “Okie Space Queen” Rodman, Alice-of-Hearts, Tyrell Gephardt, Jovial Juggernaut, A. Lee Martinez, Caleb Masters

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Business & Marketing, Internet Life, General Interest

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

How to Register Your Copyright

While a work is copyrighted from the moment of creation, only by registering your copyright can you seek damages for an infringement. Attorney, author, and editor Julia S. Mandala will walk you through the registration process, explain the meaning of legal terms used on the copyright-registration website, and answer your questions. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $10 fee.)

Moderator: Julia S. Mandala

Panelists: Julia S. Mandala

Tracks: General Interest, Business & Marketing, Workshop

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

2:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Small Presses and You

What's the world of small presses like? What are the advantages and disadvantages for writers looking to work with them? What's the market like, and how is it changing?

Moderator: Craig Wolf

Panelists: Craig Wolf, J.H. Fleming, Rie Sheridan Rose, Sue Sinor, B J Thrower, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Writing & Publishing

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