Content Creation & Podcasting

Noon | Location: University C

Tales from the Trek Pro Writers: Books, Mags, and Manuals

As onetime editor-researcher and writer-reporter, Larry and Kevin give Soonercon fans a rare chance at a double-whammy perspective on all the phases of Star Trek’s professional and “official” licensed written words: prose, magazine features, and reference guides… from Pocket Books novels and ebooks to Communicator magazine, the Fact Files, TNG Companion and Stellar Cartography.

Moderator: Larry Nemecek

Panelists: Kevin Dilmore, Larry Nemecek

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment, Content Creation & Podcasting

1:00 PM | Location: University C

The Red Bard Panel

Wanna know what kinda projects Red Bard's been working on? Got some burning questions for them? Do you just wanna hang out and talk anime and/or history? Stop by and see what the self-proclaimed yaoi paddle historian's been up to, and perhaps watch a video preview in their first ever Q&A panel as a convention guest.

Moderator: Red Bard

Panelists: Red Bard

Tracks: Content Creation & Podcasting, Anime

3:00 PM | Location: Sooner B presented by Fowler Automotive

Cadet Alice & Dr. Trek Talk Prodigy—With You!

Larry and his granddaughter bring a taste of their YouTube show talking Star Trek’s new not-just-for-kids animated series to an interactive audience discussion and clips! Kids and parents are welcome, but you don’t have to have a little one to enjoy ST: Prodigy — it is steeped in canon and post-Voyager Prime timeline, as more and more adult fans are finding! (Not a viewer yet? We’ll start with an intro, too).

Moderator: Larry Nemecek

Panelists: Cadet Alice, Larry Nemecek

Tracks: Kids, Content Creation & Podcasting

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Robot House

YouTubers Roundup: Breaking Past Your First One Hundred Follows

It's the hardest thing to do on a new social account, especially on YouTube and other streaming platforms. Hear from these established influencers on what it takes to get it there and tips for cultivating your budding channel to net new audiences and up your visibility (despite the algorithm!) during early stages -- and how to maintain this momentum.

Moderator: Red Bard

Panelists: Brent Amberger AKA Goobertown Hobbies, Erika Harlacher, James Farr, Red Bard, Tiffany Gordon Cosplay

Tracks: Content Creation & Podcasting

Noon | Location: Sooner A

Larry’s "State of the Trek" Fan Forum

Here’s your chance to air and compare *your* opinions and questions with each other—led by Larry and his kick-off insight—about everything in current Trekland: Discovery, Strange New Worlds, Picard, Prodigy (aka #NickTrek), and Lower Decks (aka AdultSwimTrek) — even #Section31! And its never-boring fandom.

Moderator: Larry Nemecek

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment, Content Creation & Podcasting

1:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Art & Victory

Unlock the path to triumph in the world of creativity with Art & Victory, a dynamic show tailored for the aspiring creative entrepreneur. Join this live episode recording as Soonercon artist guest of honor Chaz Kemp engages in an insightful discussion providing guidance and strategies for artists striving to turn their passion into a thriving livelihood. Let's go beyond the brushstrokes talking about making a living from art. Unleash your full creative potential and chart a course towards a victorious career in the art world. A Production of www.TheShowStartsNow.tv.

Moderator: Dennis Spielman

Panelists: Chaz Kemp, Dennis Spielman, Pallas the Librarian

Tracks: Content Creation & Podcasting, Film & TV

4:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Fan-Made Content: Reimagined Creation or Copyright Issue?

What is considered acceptable (and unacceptable) use of existing works in fan-made creations like art, cosplay, or fan fiction? Isn’t a little creative license part of nerd culture? Where's the line for such creative inspirations?

Moderator: Jan S. Gephardt

Panelists: Hall of Femme, James Farr, Jan S. Gephardt, L.L.Killjoy, Peri Charlifu, Sally Hamilton

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Art, Writing & Publishing, Comics, Content Creation & Podcasting, General Interest

4:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Mastering Audio Production for YouTube, Twitch, and Podcasting 101

Delve into the realm of audio production for content creators on popular platforms like YouTube, Twitch, and podcasting.

Discover the secrets behind creating audio that captivate audiences, enhance storytelling, and elevate the overall quality of your content.

Join Red Six as they share their insights, and procedures for getting a grip on your audio production.

Learn about the essential equipment, software tools, and techniques that can transform your content and make it stand out from the crowd.

Whether you're a beginner looking to improve your audio quality or an experienced content creator aiming to take your productions to the next level, this workshop offers invaluable insights and practical advice from Podcasters that have been doing this since 2016. (1 hour. Limit 28 participants. $10 fee.)

Moderator: Caleb Haldane

Panelists: Caleb Haldane, Michael Cross, Nick Johnson

Tracks: Content Creation & Podcasting, Workshop

5:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Red Dirt DnD Live

Get ready for an epic event like no other at Soonercon! Join the cast of Oklahoma's premier Dungeons & Dragons podcast, Red Dirt DnD, for a live actual play experience, where fantasy comes to life before your eyes. Immerse yourself in a world of magic, quests, and daring adventures as our talented players navigate treacherous dungeons and face off against formidable foes. Witness the thrill of dice rolls and the laughter of our hilarious cast as they bring the game to life on stage. Whether you're a seasoned DnD fan or new to the realm, this is an event you won't want to miss. Join us and experience the Red Dirt DnD live actual play event. Prepare for an unforgettable journey into the world of tabletop gaming. (2 hours.)

Moderator: Michael Cross

Panelists: Aidyn Cross, Brook Bullock, Connor Shenold, Johnnie Payne, Kimberly Cross, Kyri Hester, Michael Cross

Tracks: Content Creation & Podcasting, Fantasy

10:00 AM | Location: University C

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 turning your interests into income.

Moderator: FoxDaddy

Panelists: Buck Berlin, FoxDaddy, Kevin Dilmore, Liz Campbell, Robert Daniels, What’s Up Fandom Podcast

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Maker, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Writing & Publishing, Art, Content Creation & Podcasting, Gaming, Comics

11:00 AM | Location: Noble

Kids as Content Creators

Sara and Eva talk about Eva’s YouTube channel, Eva Eats Everything. From Eva's favorite videos and what made them successful, to making and editing content, and creating merch for a kid-focused channel, this panel is for young content creators looking to get started with their own creative enterprise online. For parents, we will cover online safety tips and helping your kiddo with creating age-appropriate content designed for their for their peer audience.

Moderator: Sara Felix

Panelists: Eva Eats Everything, Sara Felix

Tracks: Kids, Content Creation & Podcasting

1:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Yes! Science!

Through captivating interviews, mesmerizing experiments, and enlightening literary explorations, Yes! Science! is a gateway to the limitless possibilities of STEM, inviting everyone to embrace the wonder of scientific inquiry. A production of www.TheShowStartsNow.tv. Join Pallas the Librarian for this live episode recording with Soonercon STEM guest of honor, Loretta McKibben, as they cover thriving in STEM-related careers, unveiling the incredible stories behind the work, the fascinating journeys and the invaluable contributions STEM professionals make to society.

Moderator: Dennis Spielman

Panelists: Dennis Spielman, Loretta McKibben, Pallas the Librarian

Tracks: Content Creation & Podcasting, STEM

2:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Video Editing Tips and Tricks for Online Content Creation

Tired of jump cuts? Need some rendering or color correcting advice, and still on a deadline to get this next vid uploaded? This panel is for you. Get some hot takes from the Lo-Fi Ky about finishing up short and long form videos for ease of posting and maintaining your channel's episode cadence.

Moderator: the Lo-Fi Ky

Panelists: the Lo-Fi Ky

Tracks: Content Creation & Podcasting, Internet Life, Workshop

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

Mastering Audio Production for YouTube, Twitch, and Podcasting 102

You have a lot to say but if your sound quality is not great, who is going to listen?

Let the Red Six Podcast help unlock the potential of your audio production to let you create captivating content that keeps your viewers and listeners coming back for more.

Explore the nuances of recording, editing, and mixing audio for various content formats. Gain a deeper understanding of audio formats, compression, EQ, and other technical aspects that can enhance the listening experience for your audience. (1 hour. Limit 28 participants.$10 fee.)

Moderator: Caleb Haldane

Panelists: Caleb Haldane, Michael Cross, Nick Johnson

Tracks: Content Creation & Podcasting, Workshop