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11:00 AM | Location: North Hallway (Kah'maloo)

Cantina Photo-Op

Take a load off in the cantina, and rub elbows with the most wretched scum and villainy in the galaxy. Raise a cup and take a selfie, and let your friends know about your adventures at Soonercon and Kah'Maloo.

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Pop Culture & Entertainment

11:00 AM | Location: North Hallway (Kah'maloo)

Kah'Maloo Hidden Symbols

All across the Kah'Maloo marketplace are hidden symbols meant to aid others on their journey across the galaxy. Traces of a growing rebellion, or perhaps a hidden Mandalorian covert. Ask members of the 501st legion for a special tool to aid you in your search, then report back with your findings for a prize.

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Pop Culture & Entertainment

11:00 AM | Location: North Hallway (Kah'maloo)

Kyber Crystal Scavenger Hunt

Search high and low in the Kah'Maloo marketplace for precious kyber crystals, a necessity for Jedi to construct their lightsabers and Imperial forces to produce the tools necessary to bring order to the galaxy. Bring them to representatives of either faction and be rewarded with a prize for your service. But whom will you aid, the Jedi or the Empire?

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Noon | Location: Boomer A

Immortality in Storytelling

Would you want to live forever? If you could, what would it look like? What are the pros and cons? Our panelists discuss the timeless theme of immortality in storytelling and the art of creating believable everlasting characters.

Moderator: Stephen Patrick

Panelists: A C Smart, Madilynn Dale, Mark Alfred, Stephen Patrick

Tracks: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Writing & Publishing

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: 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: 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

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Battle of the Best SF Books of All Time

Join us for the ultimate showdown battle of the books as we pitch the best science-fiction and fantasy books against each other! Panelists will argue for their favorites and vote to see which incredible reads in the championship bracket progress and which don't. There can be only one winner, who will it be?

Moderator: Mrs. Babb

Panelists: Aaron Bossig, Britt Alfred, Buck Berlin, Mrs. Babb, Okie Space Queen

Tracks: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Writing & Publishing, Meetup

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Summon +1 SEO: A Beginner's Guide for Website Owners

Are you an artist, author, or cosplayer – or just have a cool website you want people to actually visit? Get your site seen by more people with these Search Engine Optimization (SEO) basics. We'll cover content, keywords, user experience, and other strategy considerations for building your website’s credibility and authority – no prior SEO knowledge required! This session is designed for website owners of all experience levels who want to take their online presence to the next level.

Moderator: Aislinn Burrows

Panelists: Aislinn Burrows

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Internet Life, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Noon | Location: Event Center Portico

Pioneer Library System Mobile Maker Lab

Come learn about the maker services that Pioneer Library System offers! Demos of the machines will be going throughout the day. Attendees will receive a laser cut bookmark.

Moderator: Pioneer Library System

Panelists: Pioneer Library System

Tracks: Maker, STEM, Meetup

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: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Doug Cockle at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Doug Cockle

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Noah Hathaway at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Noah Hathaway

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Miss OoLaLa at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Miss OoLaLa

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Alex Organ at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Alex Organ

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Megan Shipman at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Megan Shipman

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Lisa Smedman at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Lisa Smedman

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Thousand Faces Cosplay at their table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Thousand Faces Cosplay

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Natalie Van Sistine at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Natalie Van Sistine

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E

Dragonflight

Build an origami dragon and take flight in a new game by Lisa Smedman (designed for Soonercon!) that that mixes RPG elements with improv storytelling.

In Dragonflight, each player is a helper to a newly hatched dragon bound for adventure. Players must seek each other out and combine their puzzle pieces to solve Tetris-like puzzles that unlock quests, then work cooperatively to overcome story-based challenges. Can your hatchling survive, thrive – and perhaps most importantly, start amassing a hoard of treasure?

Dragonflight can be played in small bursts over the course of the convention, whenever players have time. Participants can identify each other by the origami dragons each wears. The quests are designed to be tackled by ever-changing groups of three to twelve players (or even more!) and feature a real-time rock-paper-scissors mechanic to resolve challenges. The emphasis is on storytelling: how, exactly, will your little hatchling defeat opponents, triumph in a battle of wits, or negotiate hazards along the road to treasure? Participants in the game will be invited to enter their names for a prize.

The game is designed for up to 500 players. Components (character card, puzzle pieces, link to the rules) will be available from Lisa Smedman's table in the Exhibtors Hall – or, for that matter, anywhere she happens to be during the convention. Feel free to ask her for everything you need to get into the game – and don't forget to ask her to autograph your dragon's character card while you're at it!

Moderator: Lisa Smedman

Panelists: Lisa Smedman

Tracks: Gaming, 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: Oklahoma G

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

Sure it’s easy to be super motivated when your business is brand new! But keeping momentum is hard, especially with setbacks and unexpected problems that face every artist. Our panel of professionals will talk about the tricks and strategies that keep you focused and productive!

Moderator: Liz Campbell

Panelists: C.C. Caldwell, David Rike, Dennis Spielman, Jacklyn Hennion, John Eads/Jim Shorts, Liz Campbell

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

Noon | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

K-pop Random Dance Event

Dance to your favorite K-pop hits from the past and today!

Moderator: MadiHatter

Panelists: MadiHatter, Mae Waters, NobleDarkness, PrincessPineapple, Saya Leigh

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

Noon | Location: Sooner A

Retro Anime

Come along with us for a walk down anime memory lane with clips ranging from 1970 to 2000. We take a look at the evolution of anime's "golden era" over time, how styles have changed, and how the culture and world at the time influenced our favorite media. Embrace your inner nostalgia and bring questions you're dying to have answered about the early years of anime!

Moderator: Caleb Haldane

Panelists: Caleb Haldane, Chaz Kemp, Clinton Girkin, Evan T. Wardwell, Red Bard

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

Noon | Location: Sooner B

Family Free Play

Kid-friendly family-night-style board and card games.

Moderator: Stellae Cosplay

Panelists: Stellae Cosplay

Tracks: Gaming, Kids

Noon | Location: University B

That Skeletor Girl - Meeting Dawn Frost Cosplay

Who is "That Skeletor Girl"? It's Dawn Frost Cosplay! And she loves to share her passion for costume making as well as her favorite costumes. Come meet her and get your questions answered in this Q&A.

Moderator: Dawn Frost Cosplay

Panelists: Dawn Frost Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion

Noon | Location: University C

Wildwood Minstrels

Join the Wildwood Minstrels for a live performance.

Moderator: J.H. Fleming

Panelists: J.H. Fleming

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

01:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Tasty Dungeon Eats

Does it taste like chicken? Using the popular anime Delicious in Dungeon as inspiration, we delve into the depths of the D&D Monster Manual and discuss the tantalizing question: How would each beast taste, and what's the best way to prepare them? From succulent dragon steaks to crispy owlbear drumsticks, we'll use our culinary imaginations to envision the flavors and textures of fantasy creatures.

Moderator: Carolyn Kay

Panelists: Carolyn Kay, Michael "Gecko" Adams, Red Bard

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

01:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Interactive Storytelling and Improv Skills for Role-Playing Games

Everyone knows RPGs are so much more fun when everyone is in character! Let us help equip you with the tools and techniques to take your RPG experience to the next level! Actors and DMs share acting and improv tips to help you bring your characters to life on the fly and make your games even more interactive.

Moderator: Thousand Faces Cosplay

Panelists: Aidyn Cross, David Rike, Shai Fenwick, Thousand Faces Cosplay

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

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

From Concept to Creation: Mastering the Storyboard Process for Content Creators

This workshop will delve into developing storyboards for content creators. Halite can offer tips, tricks and discuss his own process with local content creators or those who aspire to be. (2 hours. Limit 28 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Halite

Panelists: Halite

Tracks: Internet Life, Content Creation & Podcasting, Workshop

01:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Mastering the Mind: D&D Puzzle Creation

Delve into the art of crafting immersive puzzles that will challenge your players in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $10 fee)

Moderator: Michael Dean

Panelists: Michael Dean

Tracks: Gaming, Writing & Publishing, 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 E

Autographs

Meet Dawn Frost Cosplay at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Dawn Frost Cosplay

Tracks: Autographs

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

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

From Anime to Video Games: Exploring the World of Natalie Van Sistine (Q&A)

Natalie Van Sistine is no stranger to the worlds of lore, fantasy, intrigue, legend making, and more. Join this fan Q&A panel to engage with Natalie about her favorite characters and learn more about her exciting career in anime, video games, writing, and more for the voice-acting industry.

Moderator: Natalie Van Sistine

Panelists: Natalie Van Sistine

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

01:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Vault-Tec Welcomes You to the Future

Videogame adaptations for TV aren't new, but none capture our apocalyptic dreams like Fallout. The series is more accessible than ever. We love to leave our safe lives in the Vault and seek adventure in the wasteland.

Moderator: Phillip Drayer Duncan

Panelists: Lollalotus, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Sean Hinckley, Vivian Sloan

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

01:00 PM | Location: University B

The Wig Whisperer

Ever had a really great wig that you wore to death, and now it looks like a big 'ol rat's nest? Find out how to resuscitate that tangled mop, wig care, where to purchase quality wigs, and tips on keeping your wig secured to your head. This panel goes a little beyond the basics too - learn how to make a glued hairline, create volume, sewing in wefts, magnetic headpieces, using other materials to create the shape of your wig, and more!

Moderator: Miss OoLaLa

Panelists: Miss OoLaLa

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion

01:00 PM | Location: University C

Jessica Tate Harpist

Enjoy the beautiful sounds of professional harpist Jessica Tate, as she plays the Celtic harp.

Moderator: Jessica Tate

Panelists: Jessica Tate

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

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: Boomer A

Unnatural Critters

Let's discuss cryptids and their roles in folklore and tale. What might have inspired Nessie or the loup-garou? What do impossible animals imply about folk knowledge, or people's trust in those “experts” who deny the beast?

Moderator: Trina Jacobs

Panelists: Karen Thrower, M. Scott Carter, Tim Frayser, Trina Jacobs

Tracks: Supernatural & Paranormal, Writing & Publishing

02:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Sequel or Reboot?

When properties like Bill & Ted, the Matrix, or Ghostbusters are redone, it ain't always a straight-on sequel. Is this process truly creative? Are such films inspired riffs or cynical milkings of the fanbase? What's going on? Are we running out of movies?

Moderator: FoxDaddy

Panelists: Evan T. Wardwell, FoxDaddy, Kimber E Chessmore

Tracks: Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment

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: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Fountain

Cosplay Meetup: Fantasy & D&D

Fantasy & D&D cosplayers meet up on the hotel side.

Moderator: No Moderator

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Anime

02:00 PM | Location: Noble

Build Your Own Jedi Lightsaber

Is the Force with you? Do you have what it takes to become a Jedi? Make your own lightsaber to use in Jedi training.

Moderator: JediOKC

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Maker, Pop Culture & Entertainment

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

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

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Natalie Van Sistine at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Natalie Van Sistine

Tracks: Autographs

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 G

A Fantastic Time: Time and Storytelling

How does time as a thematic element play into fantasy and adventure stories? Quests are races against time, time has magical properties, the Nothing is nothing ... Debate mythical or religious beliefs regarding time and its influence on characters and plots. Is it cyclical or linear, or altogether something else?

Moderator: Stephen Patrick

Panelists: David J. Pedersen, Lisa Smedman, Stephen Patrick, Ted Pennella, vickey malone kennedy

Tracks: Fantasy, Pop Culture & Entertainment

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Meet Noah Hathaway!

Ask your burning questions during this live audience Q&A featuring actor and producer Noah Hathaway. Whether you adored him as Atreyu and Boxey or follow him for his thriller roles, get to know Noah and his broad career in the entertainment industry.

Moderator: Noah Hathaway

Panelists: Noah Hathaway

Tracks: Film & TV

02:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

The Trek of Theseus

Philosophical thought experiment: Does an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object? Apply the “ship of Theseus” concept to Trek or other franchises. How much can be changed before it's not Star Trek, Star Wars, Dungeons and Dragons, or another cherished nerd franchise?

Moderator: Dara Fogel, PhD

Panelists: Aaron Bossig, Daniel Erickson, Dara Fogel, PhD, Michael Cross

Tracks: Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction

02:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Kids Jedi Training

Is the Force with you? Do you have what it takes to become a Jedi? Duel with Jedi masters, and practice your target skills.

Moderator: JediOKC

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Maker, Pop Culture & Entertainment

02:00 PM | Location: University B

Introducing Alex Organ

From My Hero Academia to Spy x Family, Death Parade, Psycho-Pass, High School DxD, One Piece, and much more, come meet voice actor Alex Organ and hear about his career and favorite roles in this fan Q&A panel.

Moderator: Alex Organ

Panelists: Alex Organ

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

02:00 PM | Location: University C

Amtgard Medieval Combat

Join Falcon's Moon for come-and-go foam fighting. (2 hours)

Moderator: Falcon's Moon

Panelists: Falcon's Moon

Tracks: Gaming, General Interest, Meetup

03:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Greek Gods for the Modern Mortal

From Greek mythology to modern-day heroes, we explore the Percy Jackson series' impact on literature and pop culture. We celebrate its varied characters and imaginative storytelling. Join us for an exploration of Percy's enduring magic that will entertain.

Moderator: Chaz Kemp

Panelists: Alice-of-Hearts, C.C. Caldwell, Chaz Kemp, Mrs. Babb

Tracks: Fantasy, Film & TV, Writing & Publishing

03:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Final Touches and Details

The little touches make a costume. There's a lot more than your garment when it comes to finishing your cosplay, but you can do it! Shoes, wigs, make-up, props – come learn to embellish your favorite costume for a fully polished LOOK.

Moderator: GalaxyGhost

Panelists: Chris Curtis, Dawn Frost Cosplay, GalaxyGhost, Kathleen M. O'Brien

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion

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: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Disney Sing-along

Calling all sidekicks, villians, and royalty. Sing to some of your favorite Disney tunes.

Moderator: FoxDaddy

Panelists: FoxDaddy, Pallas the Librarian, Phoenix Noire BouRey

Tracks: Film & TV, General Interest, Music, Performing Arts, Pop Culture & Entertainment

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

TFCU Presents: Starting Your Own Side Hustle

Learn the techniques for financial success when creating or managing your own small business or side hustle. Presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. No fee)

Moderator: TFCU

Panelists: TFCU

Tracks: Business & Marketing, 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

03:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Noah Hathaway at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Noah Hathaway

Tracks: Autographs

03:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Alex Organ at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2.5 hours)

Profile: Alex Organ

Tracks: Autographs

03:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Lisa Smedman at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Lisa Smedman

Tracks: Autographs

03:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Thousand Faces Cosplay at their table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Thousand Faces Cosplay

Tracks: Autographs

03:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

How to Pose for Cosplay Photography

Photographers and cosplayers show you the best ways to model to get your fiercest photos while in costume.

Moderator: Court's Cosplay

Panelists: Court's Cosplay, L.L.Killjoy, Luna Reign Cosplay, Miss OoLaLa, Prince.pastel, R Karch Photography

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Meetup

03:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Getting to Know Doug Cockle

Meet prolific video-game voice actor Doug Cockle as he shares his behind-the-scenes insights from his decades-long acting career both onscreen and behind the voice of some of the industry's most iconic characters today.

Moderator: Doug Cockle

Panelists: Doug Cockle

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

03:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Pun and Games

The moderator will choose a topic (cheese, TV shows, all those weird Oreo flavors, whatever) and the puns will fly until the panelists run dry. The topic will be over if one minute passes without a new pun being offered, at which point the moderator chooses another topic, or asks the audience for one. The final ten minutes of the panel will be a pun free-for-all, any topic goes.

Moderator: Phillip Drayer Duncan

Panelists: Mark Alfred, Melinda LaFevers, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Sean Hinckley, Tracy S. Morris

Tracks: General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Writing & Publishing

03:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Meet the Adventurers!

Meet the fine adventurers from the Soonercon Adventure Company: Larken Lovewell, Zagra Bonecrusher, Calista Stormcaller, and Evandor Trueheart! Ask them questions about their journeys across the land and how you might be able to start on your own quests.

Moderator: Stellae Cosplay

Panelists: Crash Thunderpants, John Eads/Jim Shorts, Sentinelbait, Stellae Cosplay, TKM Cosplay

Tracks: Kids, Performing Arts, Meetup

03:00 PM | Location: University B

Fan Q&A with Megan Shipman

With over a hundred credits for her voice-acting work as well as ADR directing, music, and more in the exciting world of anime, let's welcome Megan Shipman to Soonercon 32 and get to know her more in this fan Q&A.

Moderator: Megan Shipman

Panelists: Megan Shipman

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

04:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Corsets Don't Work That Way: Myths About Historical Clothing

This just in! Experts confirm that you can breathe just fine in a corset. Join us to take a look at the historical inaccuracies about clothing in popular books, TV, and movies (ahem, Bridgerton). Learn about the modern-day workarounds used to present these onscreen, onstage, and in our wildest imaginations.

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Panelists: Britt Alfred, Daniel Erickson, Demi Gray, Divine Creations Cosplay - Allison, Divine Creations Cosplay - Marlie

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Film & TV, General Interest, History, Pop Culture & Entertainment

04:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

The Big(foot) Bang Theory

In this urban fantastic liar's panel, let's create a believable origin story for our favorite cryptids of today. Are Chupacabras the larval stage of Bigfoot? Do Thunderbirds keep Nessie as a pet?

Moderator: Jeff Provine

Panelists: Jeff Provine, Rook Riley, Tim Frayser, Tracy S. Morris

Tracks: General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Meetup

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

Makeup Techniques for Beginners

Learn everything you'll need to know for a full makeup application starting at sanitation, fixing small mistakes, and working with a color wheel. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: Brooke Welsh

Panelists: Brooke Welsh

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Workshop

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

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Making Magic

Some characters are born with magic, like Harry Potter. Others can learn or obtain it, like Fullmetal Alchemist. Panelist compare genetic and non-genetic magic systems and weigh the pros and cons of these different approaches to magic in storytelling.

Moderator: Rhonda Eudaly

Panelists: A C Smart, Madilynn Dale, Michael "Gecko" Adams, Rhonda Eudaly

Tracks: Film & TV, General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Fountain

Cosplay Meetup: Marvel & DC

Marvel & DC cosplayers meet up on the hotel side.

Moderator: No Moderator

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

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

Moderator: -

Panelists: Joshua Caudill, M.A., Steven E. Wedel, Trina Jacobs

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Doug Cockle at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Doug Cockle

Tracks: Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Dawn Frost Cosplay at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Dawn Frost Cosplay

Tracks: Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Miss OoLaLa at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Miss OoLaLa

Tracks: Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Megan Shipman at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (90 minutes)

Profile: Megan Shipman

Tracks: Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Natalie Van Sistine at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (90 minutes)

Profile: Natalie Van Sistine

Tracks: Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Profile: David J. Pedersen

Tracks: Autographs

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: Oklahoma G

Anemo Boys Sleepover

An in character Genshin Impact cosplay panel starring Aether, Venti, Xiao, Scara, Heizou, and Kazuha. Where they relax in their pajamas, answer audience questions, play games and do activities with audience participation.

Moderator: Lydikiti.cos

Panelists: Ari, Finch, Kel M. Parker, Lydikiti.cos, MuJooJuJu, xiamus.cos

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Gaming, Anime

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

Filk Singalong

Bad Bards and Beyond join the WIldwood Minstrels in a group performance of some of our favorite filk songs.

Moderator: Mel White

Panelists: J.H. Fleming, Jason Reece, Mel White, Melinda LaFevers

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

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

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Health & Wellness

04:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Jedi Librarian Storytime

Join a Jedi Master as they share a story from the Jedi archives.

Moderator: JediOKC

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: Film & TV, General Interest, Kids, Maker

04:00 PM | Location: University B

Body Positivity in Cosplay with Thousand Faces Cosplay

Cosplay is about freedom of expression, not gatekeeping. This applies even to your own negative inner voice, which might say you're not pretty/fit/young/whatever-else enough to cosplay. But how do you get past that perception and into your new self-concept as a cosplayer? Thousand Faces Cosplay leads this discussion about body positivity and why it matters for creativity and joy in cosplay.

Moderator: Thousand Faces Cosplay

Panelists: Thousand Faces Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Health & Wellness

04:00 PM | Location: University C

Adventurers at Photo Set

Soonercon Adventure Company theme players will appear in guild hall for photographs and interaction with convention participants in the theme room.

Moderator: John Eads/Jim Shorts

Panelists: Crash Thunderpants, John Eads/Jim Shorts, Sentinelbait, TKM Cosplay

Tracks: Meetup, Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: University C

Goofy Clown Show

Self-described goofy clown Sarah shares her impressive skills and comedy.

Moderator: Sarah Abear

Panelists: Sarah Abear

Tracks: Fantasy, Performing Arts

05:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Celebrate the Weirdo

Scholar Paul Radin observed that most successful “primitive” societies readily tolerated eccentricity. In what ways do we “moderns” celebrate or censor oddball behavior? Do wild strains of thought strengthen culture, or threaten it?

Moderator: Jan S. Gephardt

Panelists: Carolyn Kay, Jan S. Gephardt, Mark Alfred, Mark Finn, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Pop Culture & Entertainment

05:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Building Your Own Fantasy World

Embark on a quest to create the perfect realm! Whether you're a Dungeon Master, game designer, or author, a vibrant world can breathe life into your story. Our panelists discuss developing cultures, lore, geography, and magical systems that will make your world a fantastic experience. We'll give you the knowledge and tools to unleash your creativity and imagination.

Moderator: Lisa Smedman

Panelists: David Carrico, J.H. Fleming, Lisa Smedman, Selina Rosen

Tracks: Fantasy, Gaming, Writing & Publishing

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: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Droid Building

Wanna build a droid? Where do you get started? What goes into it? A panel on the fabrication and programming of life-sized model droids from Star Wars.

Moderator: James Dock

Panelists: Chad Albee, James Dock, Jason Volk, Kyle Robertson, OKC R2-D2

Tracks: Maker, Pop Culture & Entertainment

05:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Fountain

Cosplay Meetup: Fursuiters & Friends

Fursuiters & friends meet up on the hotel side.

Moderator: No Moderator

Tracks: Comics, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Pop Culture & Entertainment

05:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

Moderator: -

Panelists: Daniel Erickson, Tommy B. Smith

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

05:00 PM | Location: Noble

LED Bowties

Bow Ties are cool, and they're even more cool when they light up! Learn how basic electrical circuits work as you build an LED bow tie. (45 minutes. Limit 16 participants, suitable for ages 8+. Bring an adult to assist.)

Moderator: Julie Barrett

Panelists: Julie Barrett

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Kids, Maker

05:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Noah Hathaway at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (30 minutes)

Profile: Noah Hathaway

Tracks: Autographs

05:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

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

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

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: Jerry Bennett, Johnnie Johnson, Liz Campbell, Terry Southard

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

05:00 PM | Location: University B

Cosplay Fashion Show

Walk the red carpet at Soonercon 32! This friendly contest is for attendees to show off their costumes. For those not interested in competing in the onstage costume contest, as well as for contestants who have assembled their costume from commercially produced or otherwise alternatively sourced (including but not limited to commissions and closet/thrifted cosplays), this is the cosplay exhibition event for you!

Participants will be expected to show off runway-style in front of a Soonercon backdrop with open photography available, and may be judged based on this presentation (if wishing to participate) for the awards categories:

Mightiest Hero

Big Bad Evil Guy

Sidequest Squires

Most Likely To Be Eaten By a Mimic

Mythical Creature

Moderator: MadiHatter

Panelists: MadiHatter

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion

05:00 PM | Location: University C

Motley Fool Live

Come see Cody, the Motley Fool, as he entertains and amazes!

Moderator: Cody Clark

Panelists: Cody Clark

Tracks: General Interest, Performing Arts

05:30 PM | Location: University C

Charity Raffle Drawing

Raffle drawing for our designated charity. Winners will be posted in University C.

Moderator: Michael Dean

Panelists: Michael Dean

Tracks: Gaming, General Interest

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

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

Tracks: General Interest, Meetup

07:00 PM | Location: Boomer A 18+

Pictionary: After Dark

Ready for a wild and uncensored game of Pictionary? Artists take the stage for a late-night session of drawing hilarity. From risqué doodles to outrageous guesses, this adults-only game will have you laughing until dawn. So grab a drink, gather your friends, and join us for a night of artistic chaos. (18+ Adult evening programming.)

Moderator: Phillip Drayer Duncan

Panelists: Aaron Bossig, C.C. Caldwell, Mel White, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Teddy Harvia

Tracks: Gaming, General Interest, Contest

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

07:00 PM | Location: Hotel Suite (look for location on the signage boards)

Historical Fashion Exhibit

Soonercon attendees are invited to join costumer and historic-clothing collector Ms. Kathleen M. O'Brien in her parlor for a viewing of antique and vintage garments. Questions welcome! (2 hours, come-and-go viewings.)

Moderator: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, History

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

Tracks: Meetup

07:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Dresden Files LARP

Things go awry when a college convention about ancient mythology experiences mysterious events that threaten the con-goers. (28 players)

Moderator: No Moderator

Tracks: Gaming, Meetup

07:00 PM | Location: University B

Anime Singo

We want our contestants to “Name that Tune” in just three seconds or less, from anime title medleys. Contestants will be both panelists and chosen from the audience.

Moderator: What's Up Fandom Podcast

Panelists: Alice-of-Hearts, Clinton Girkin

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts, Anime

08:00 PM | Location: Boomer A 18+

I Roll to Flirt: D&D and Romance

What to do if you want to hit on that hot NPC? I think my character has a crush. How do I keep my characters from trying to romance the BBG? Romance and D&D have always been involved, but how do you set up boundaries, to keep everyone comfortable?

Moderator: Ela Evella

Panelists: Ela Evella, Holly Beightol, Rook Riley

Tracks: Gaming

08:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Rock Band

Join your friends and make new ones as you jam out, play, sing, and make merry to the challenging songs of Rock Band. (5 hours)

Moderator: Daniel Grimes

Panelists: Daniel Grimes

Tracks: Music, Meetup

08:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Filk & Bardic Circle

Open Filk in the round. Come share songs, lyrics, and enjoy listening to filk-music favorites. BYO instruments. (4 hours)

Moderator: Melinda LaFevers

Panelists: A C Smart, Melinda LaFevers, Tim Frayser

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

08:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Restaurant/Lounge Area North Park Grille

Drinks and Dragons with Red Dirt DnD

Join a live game of D&D in a big way. Play the part of brave adventurers as Red Dirt Dnd become evil creatures try to stop you. This improvised event will be full of laughs and unexpected twists and turns that you won't want to miss.

Moderator: Mark Coughran

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

Tracks: Gaming, Meetup

08:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Karaoke

Join Elijah Farmer for late-night karaoke. (5 hours)

Moderator: Elijah Farmer

Panelists: Elijah Farmer

Tracks: Music, 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

08:00 PM | Location: University C 18+

Soonercon's Cocktails and Cotton Tails Presents: Tavern Tails

Soonercon's Tavern Tails is a socialite-style party featuring bunny suits and smoking jackets mashed up with pop culture and fandom elements. Start the con on the right foot with a cocktail hour and social meetup for adults! Novices and experienced costumers are welcome to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere without judgment to flex their costuming muscles or just rock out casually! Costumes are not required but encouraged for this themed event. Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink.

Moderator: No Moderator

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Meetup

09:00 PM | Location: Boomer A 18+

AITA: Fantasy Character Edition

Panelists share an AITA-style story from the perspective of a famous fantasy character. Audience members guess which character the story is about and decide whether they're deemed an A-hole or not. Grab your thinking caps and get ready to play a game filled with plenty of laughs. (18+ Adult evening programming.)

Moderator: Amber Hanneken

Panelists: Amber Hanneken, Caleb Haldane, Lollalotus, Matt Cavanaugh, Sally Hamilton

Tracks: Fantasy, General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Writing & Publishing, Contest

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

09:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Club Critical Hit Dance

Soonercon's annual all-ages dance. Costumes, rave wear, and formal wear always encouraged! Must be 21 with valid ID to drink. Admission to the dance is included with Soonercon 32 memberships.

Moderator: Kaylee Fast

Panelists: Kaylee Fast

Tracks: General Interest

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

Spooky Stories and Urban Legends

Not in the mood for dancing? Grab your glowsticks and fire up your flashlights, it's time for a fright! Share your favorite ghost story or urban legend with the group!

Moderator: Jeff Provine

Panelists: Dennis Spielman, Jeff Provine, Joshua Caudill, M.A., Tommy B. Smith

Tracks: General Interest, Supernatural & Paranormal, Meetup

10:00 PM | Location: University B 18+

L.L.Killjoy's Cosplay Spectacular Drag Show and Queer Celebration

Join us Friday evening to celebrate with a cosplay drag show starring some of your favorite local drag artists! This show will feature games, dancing, and DRAG! Tips accepted! (18+ Adult evening programming.)

Moderator: L.L.Killjoy

Panelists: GatorDunn, L.L.Killjoy, Mica Membrane, Phoenix Noire BouRey, Yakisoba Zay Michaels

Tracks: Performing Arts

08:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Cartoons and Cereal

Enjoy classic cartoons the way you used to: Saturday morning with a bowl of cereal. (Milk and cereal provided.)

Moderator: Joshua Coughlin

Panelists: Joshua Coughlin

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

09:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Koffeeklatch

Join panelists in the hotel breakfast area for intimate conversation. BYO coffee, please.

Moderator: -

Panelists: Brenna Deutchman, C.C. Caldwell, Carolyn Kay, Chaz Kemp, Craig Wolf, Daniel Erickson, David Rike, Demi Gray, Ela Evella, Elijah Farmer, Kathleen M. O'Brien, Kimber E Chessmore, Liz Campbell, Madilynn Dale, Mark Alfred, Mel White, Mike Kennedy, Paul Carlson, Sally Hamilton, Shai Fenwick, vickey malone kennedy

Tracks: General Interest, Professional Development, Meetup

09:00 AM | Location: North Hallway (Kah'maloo)

Cantina Photo-Op

Take a load off in the cantina, and rub elbows with the most wretched scum and villainy in the galaxy. Raise a cup and take a selfie, and let your friends know about your adventures at Soonercon and Kah'Maloo.

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Pop Culture & Entertainment

09:00 AM | Location: North Hallway (Kah'maloo)

Kah'Maloo Hidden Symbols

All across the Kah'Maloo marketplace are hidden symbols meant to aid others on their journey across the galaxy. Traces of a growing rebellion, or perhaps a hidden Mandalorian covert. Ask members of the 501st legion for a special tool to aid you in your search, then report back with your findings for a prize.

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Pop Culture & Entertainment

09:00 AM | Location: North Hallway (Kah'maloo)

Kyber Crystal Scavenger Hunt

Search high and low in the Kah'Maloo marketplace for precious kyber crystals, a necessity for Jedi to construct their lightsabers and Imperial forces to produce the tools necessary to bring order to the galaxy. Bring them to representatives of either faction and be rewarded with a prize for your service. But whom will you aid, the Jedi or the Empire?

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Pop Culture & Entertainment

10:00 AM | Location: Boomer A

They're a 10, But ...

How charming are the characters we know and love when their flaws are laid bare and they're only identifiable by their red flags? Can we really tell the differences between the heroes and their villains?

Moderator: Shay Griffith

Panelists: C.C. Caldwell, David Rike, Laura J. Underwood, Lollalotus, Shay Griffith

Tracks: Film & TV, General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Writing & Publishing

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, 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

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

Suiting Up With the 501st Legion

Legionnaires take the public behind the helmet and show how several costumes were put together and how they're put on while taking questions from the audience.

Moderator: James Dock

Panelists: Chris Curtis, James Dock, James Peake aka Blast Misswell, Josh Thornton, Matthew Molina, Steven Manning

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker

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

Costume Contest Prejudging Sessions

All interested costume-contest contestants must attend their assigned pre-judging session in full costume. Questions? Find the Costuming Info table near Con HQ/Registration. (3 hours)

Moderator: Dawn Frost Cosplay

Panelists: Dawn Frost Cosplay, GalaxyGhost, Miss OoLaLa, Thousand Faces Cosplay

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

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Noah Hathaway at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Noah Hathaway

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Alex Organ at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Alex Organ

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Megan Shipman at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Megan Shipman

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Lisa Smedman at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Lisa Smedman

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

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

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Natalie Van Sistine at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Natalie Van Sistine

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Dragonflight

Build an origami dragon and take flight in a new game by Lisa Smedman (designed for Soonercon!) that that mixes RPG elements with improv storytelling.

In Dragonflight, each player is a helper to a newly hatched dragon bound for adventure. Players must seek each other out and combine their puzzle pieces to solve Tetris-like puzzles that unlock quests, then work cooperatively to overcome story-based challenges. Can your hatchling survive, thrive – and perhaps most importantly, start amassing a hoard of treasure?

Dragonflight can be played in small bursts over the course of the convention, whenever players have time. Participants can identify each other by the origami dragons each wears. The quests are designed to be tackled by ever-changing groups of three to twelve players (or even more!) and feature a real-time rock-paper-scissors mechanic to resolve challenges. The emphasis is on storytelling: how, exactly, will your little hatchling defeat opponents, triumph in a battle of wits, or negotiate hazards along the road to treasure? Participants in the game will be invited to enter their names for a prize.

The game is designed for up to 500 players. Components (character card, puzzle pieces, link to the rules) will be available from Lisa Smedman's table in the Exhibtors Hall – or, for that matter, anywhere she happens to be during the convention. Feel free to ask her for everything you need to get into the game – and don't forget to ask her to autograph your dragon's character card while you're at it!

Moderator: Lisa Smedman

Panelists: Lisa Smedman

Tracks: Gaming, Writing & Publishing

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma G

Essential Sci-Fi Television

This panel explores the iconic series, groundbreaking stories, and visionary filmography that have captivated audiences and left an indelible mark on the sci-fi landscape. What is your favorite and why?

Moderator: Aaron Bossig

Panelists: Aaron Bossig, Kent Cordray, Magician Michael Corley, Mrs. Babb, Tracy S. Morris

Tracks: Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction, STEM

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Traditional Irish Dancing Performance

Step dancing, jig dance, céilí dance, and more! Enjoy a range of Irish dance exhibitions from McTeggart Irish Dancers of Oklahoma in this Main Stage performance.

Moderator: McTeggart Irish Dancers of Oklahoma

Panelists: McTeggart Irish Dancers of Oklahoma

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Performing Arts

10:00 AM | Location: Sooner A

Everyone Has a NeverEnding Story

Bastian, an artist and dreamer, is told to give up fantasy and face reality. Chased by bullies, he escapes into a bookstore where he finds a book that leads to adventure. Sound familiar? Some of us have never left Fantasia. What is YOUR NeverEnding Story? How does an escape to fantastic worlds empower us in the real one?

Moderator: Melinda LaFevers

Panelists: A. Lee Martinez, Dennis Spielman, Melinda LaFevers, Rook Riley, Sara Felix, Tommy B. Smith

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

10:00 AM | Location: Sooner B

Okie Space Planetarium

Get ready for summer stargazing with a visit to the Okie Space Planetarium. It's a portable planetarium showing a special presentation just for Soonercon guests, detailing the summer constellations and upcoming astronomical events. All ages welcome. Shows are 15 minutes long and space is limited to 15 people at a time in the planetarium. (3 hours)

Moderator: Okie Space Queen

Panelists: Okie Space Queen

Tracks: Kids, STEM

10:00 AM | Location: University B

K-pop Random Dance Event

Dance to your favorite K-pop hits from the past and today!

Moderator: MadiHatter

Panelists: MadiHatter, Mae Waters, NobleDarkness, PrincessPineapple, Saya Leigh

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

11:00 AM | Location: Boomer A

Cosplay Without Limits

Cosplay is an inclusive activity where everyone is welcome – regardless of body type, gender, identity, skin color, age, or ability. We will discuss strategies for promoting diversity and inclusion in cosplay spaces, from challenging stereotypes to fostering a culture of acceptance and support. Whether seasoned cosplayer or newcomer, you are invited to embrace your uniqueness and celebrate the diversity that makes cosplay a more welcoming community.

Moderator: Julie Barrett

Panelists: Bessie Boutté, Terre Rouge Burlesque, Carousel Cosplay/Padme Peaches, Creative Countess, John Eads/Jim Shorts, Julie Barrett, TattedSith Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Culture & World Affairs, General Interest

11:00 AM | Location: Boomer B

How Do I Put THAT on My Resume?

All of us have geeky or nerdy interests that have led to enriching experiences. But how can we transfer that knowledge to our careers? See how you can transfer your passions to your résumé. It just might be easier than you think!

Moderator: Brook Bullock

Panelists: Brenna Deutchman, Brook Bullock, Jerry Bennett, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Business & Marketing, General Interest, Professional Development

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

Foam 101

Learn how to build a helmet from the Evil Ted pattern website out of foam! The techniques demonstrated in this class are manipulating foam by cutting, shaping, gluing and adding unique details. (2 hours. Limit 20 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Stellae Cosplay

Panelists: Stellae Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Workshop

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

Salon Philosophique

Open sci-fi-oriented philosophy public discussions. All are welcome. (45 minutes)

Moderator: Dara Fogel, PhD

Panelists: Dara Fogel, PhD

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Meetup

11:00 AM | Location: Hotel Suite (look for location on the signage boards)

Historical Fashion Exhibit

Soonercon attendees are invited to join costumer and historic-clothing collector Ms. Kathleen M. O'Brien in her parlor for a viewing of antique and vintage garments. Questions welcome! (2 hours, come-and-go viewings.)

Moderator: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, History

11:00 AM | Location: Noble

Kids One Shot RPG Adventure

Do you want to get into RPG but aren't sure how to start? The Monster Slayers: The Champions of the Elements one shot is the perfect way to dip your toes into the gaming pool.

Moderator: Elaina Hamilton

Panelists: Elaina Hamilton

Tracks: Kids

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Doug Cockle at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (3 hours)

Profile: Doug Cockle

Tracks: Autographs

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Profile: Tommy B. Smith

Tracks: Autographs

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

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma G

Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem in Audiobooks, Film, TV, and Podcasting

Dark, suspenseful, gritty. Some movies, podcasts and TV shows balance these elements masterfully to create an engaging and nail-biting experience. But how to align and synergize these various elements well? Does crime storytelling have a place in the world of horror and mystery? We'll discuss the narrative techniques that keep audiences riveted.

Moderator: Stephen Patrick

Panelists: Caleb Masters, Crash Thunderpants, Mark Finn, Rhonda Eudaly, Stephen Patrick

Tracks: Film & TV, Horror, Content Creation & Podcasting, Supernatural & Paranormal, Writing & Publishing

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Superhero School

New World Comics presents Superhero School, featuring TV and comic-book favorites in this interactive cosplay experience. Learn about your favorite characters! Ask them about their adventures and take time for pictures.

Moderator: Buck Berlin

Panelists: Buck Berlin, La Blanke, Sentinelbait, TKM Cosplay

Tracks: Comics, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Kids, Performing Arts

11:00 AM | Location: Sooner A

Star Trek Today

There's more Star Trek on TV today than ever before. Two animated series and three live-action series for 2024 and 2025. Hope and tolerance shown in many places and ways. What attracts us to space, the final frontier?

Moderator: Busty Springfield

Panelists: Busty Springfield, Evan T. Wardwell, Neal Hallford, Paul Carlson, Sally Hamilton, Tim Chessmore

Tracks: Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction

11:00 AM | Location: University B

Order in the Court

Be witness to the Genshin Impact world made real, thanks to this game show that allows panelists to take on the Fontaine court case!

Moderator: Ari

Panelists: Ari, fenyx.cosplays, Lydikiti.cos, Ollie, Summer

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Performing Arts, Anime

11:00 AM | Location: University C

Goofy Clown Show

Self-described goofy clown Sarah shares her impressive skills and comedy.

Moderator: Sarah Abear

Panelists: Sarah Abear

Tracks: Fantasy, Performing Arts

Noon | Location: Boomer A

Science Fiction and Funtasy

Douglas Adams. Terry Pratchett. The names alone tell you what you're about to read will have you laughing at every page. Many authors have taken up the mantle, but humor in spec fic definitely takes a certain finesse. Who can lit fans turn to, to heal our hurts with humor? And what makes these works comedy standouts?

Moderator: Tracy S. Morris

Panelists: Aaron Bossig, Crash Thunderpants, Laura J. Underwood, Rhonda Eudaly, Tracy S. Morris

Tracks: General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction, Writing & Publishing

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: 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

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: Interior Courtyard - Fountain

Cosplay Meetup: Fantasy & D&D

Fantasy & D&D cosplayers meet up on the hotel side.

Moderator: No Moderator

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Profile: Evan T. Wardwell

Tracks: Autographs

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: 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 HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Stepping Back and Looking Forward: An Interview and Q&A with Noah Hathaway

Join us for an interview and Q&A with Noah Hathaway, the unforgettable Atreyu from 1984's The NeverEnding Story. Hear the former child star discuss his life, diverse filmography, and enduring love of storytelling.

Moderator: Martha Steele

Panelists: Martha Steele, Noah Hathaway

Tracks: Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Noon | Location: Sooner A

Yoda, the Space Wizard: High Fantasy in the World of Star Wars

Even though it's set in space, Star Wars has its share of knights, damsels, magic, and monsters. Join us in a discussion about the fantasy elements of Star Wars.

Moderator: Phillip Drayer Duncan

Panelists: Carolyn Kay, Johnnie Johnson, Mrs. Babb, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Ted Pennella

Tracks: Fantasy, Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction, Writing & Publishing

Noon | Location: University B

Magic Show

Are you ready for a magic show with everything? Master Magician Michael Corley will be performing stunning magical effects including invisible objects, time travel, bending metal, telekinesis, and levitation! Children will watch up close as they are brought up to participate in the show in this event designed for the whole family. Are you ready to see the impossible?

Moderator: Magician Michael Corley

Panelists: Magician Michael Corley

Tracks: Performing Arts

Noon | Location: University C

Pirate Sing Along with Bad Bards & Beyond

Avast ye fen, there be filking and sea shantying in the guild hall! Join the gleewomen of the Bad Bards and Beyond for this jaunty time of music and more.

Moderator: Melinda LaFevers

Panelists: Mel White, Melinda LaFevers

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

12:30 PM | Location: North Hallway (Kah'maloo)

Star Wars Parade Meetup

If you're into Star Wars costuming, head over to the line-up spot for assignment from the 501st for your spot to walk in the con floor parade.

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: Meetup

01:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

From Gaming to IRL Storytelling: A Q&A with Halite

Ada, Oklahoma native Halite has taken the internet by storm with his engaging IRL storytelling and infectious enthusiasm. Join us for a fun and insightful Q&A session as we delve into Halite's creative journey. From building a fan community, to content creation must-dos, to living your passions authentically online, Halite's got us covered.

Moderator: Amber Hanneken

Panelists: Amber Hanneken, Halite

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Internet Life, Pop Culture & Entertainment

01:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Year of the Dragon

What is the Chinese Zodiac, and what does it mean that 2024 is the Year of the Dragon? Our panelists will take a long look into the Chinese Zodiac, discussing its origins, philosophy, symbolism, and cultural significance.

Moderator: Cap'n Ed

Panelists: Alice-of-Hearts, Brenna Deutchman, David Rike, Kimber E Chessmore

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, General Interest, History

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

3D Printing for Beginners

Getting Started: How close we are to replicators! 3D printing is bleeding-edge tech. Experienced printers talk tech about 3D-printing technologies for general consumers. What's out there now, and what's on the immediate horizon?

Moderator: Collin Salmonowicz

Panelists: Collin Salmonowicz, Joshua Caudill, M.A., Tim Chessmore

Tracks: General Interest, Maker, STEM

01:00 PM | Location: Noble

Ripley's Adventure Storytime

Adventure awaits Ripley! Come hear the story of our intrepid young hero, Ripley the Raccoon!

Moderator: Matt Cavanaugh

Panelists: Elaina Hamilton, Matt Cavanaugh

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Maker, Pop Culture & Entertainment

01:00 PM | Location: North Hallway (Kah'maloo)

Star Wars Parade

Calling all fans and cosplayers to witness this march of rebels, Imperialists, Jawas, and other Star Wars character favorites throughout the convention floor.

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: Meetup

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Noah Hathaway at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Noah Hathaway

Tracks: Autographs

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Alex Organ at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Alex Organ

Tracks: Autographs

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Megan Shipman at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Megan Shipman

Tracks: Autographs

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Lisa Smedman at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Lisa Smedman

Tracks: Autographs

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

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

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Natalie Van Sistine at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Natalie Van Sistine

Tracks: Autographs

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Profile: Jan S. Gephardt, Rhonda Eudaly

Tracks: Autographs

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Profile: Jan S. Gephardt, Rhonda Eudaly

Tracks: Autographs

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

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Poetry & Acoustic Music Open Mic

Two poems or songs, or six minutes of freestyle, whichever comes first. Share your poetry and music and listen to fellow creatives in this open-mic session.

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Panelists: Daniel Erickson, David Carrico, Mark Alfred

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts, Writing & Publishing, Meetup

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Bellydance Performance

Traditional and modern fusion styles of bellydance from Aalim Dance Academy.

Moderator: Aalim Dance Academy

Panelists: Aalim Dance Academy

Tracks: Performing Arts

01:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

I Ship It!

Strange character combinations lead to the unexpected in this hilarious game of fictional romance. Panelists make the case to the audience why these characters should be paired romantically, shipped. From unlikely pairings to downright absurd matchups, no combination is off-limits in this outrageous game of matchmaking.

Moderator: Mica Membrane

Panelists: Court's Cosplay, L.L.Killjoy, Mica Membrane, Tracy S. Morris

Tracks: General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment

01:00 PM | Location: University B

Taiko Drumming with Kanpai

Enjoy this traditional Japanese taiko drumming performance led by Kanpai!

Moderator: Kanpai Japanese Taiko Drum Team

Panelists: Kanpai Japanese Taiko Drum Team

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Performing Arts

01:00 PM | Location: University C

Amtgard Medieval Combat

Join Falcon's Moon for come-and-go foam fighting. (2 hours)

Moderator: Falcon's Moon

Panelists: Falcon's Moon

Tracks: Gaming, General Interest, Meetup

01:30 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Fountain

Cosplay Meetup: Star Wars

Star Wars cosplayers meet up on the hotel side, following the Star Wars Parade.

Moderator: No Moderator

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Pop Culture & Entertainment

01:30 PM | Location: Sooner B

Kids Irish Dancing Demo

In this interactive session, kids learn the basics of Irish dancing with the McTeggart Irish Dancers of Oklahoma.

Moderator: McTeggart Irish Dancers of Oklahoma

Panelists: McTeggart Irish Dancers of Oklahoma

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Kids, Performing Arts

02:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Libraries, Intellectual Freedom, and Book Challenges

Do you read banned books? You probably do without knowing it. Teachers, writers, and others in this panel discuss the challenges they face in the classroom, the library, and life in general as they do their best to shield our freedom to choose what to read and when in spite of active opposition and censorship.

Moderator: Rook Riley

Panelists: Kim Ventrella, Laura J. Underwood, Okie Space Queen, Pallas the Librarian, Rook Riley, Shai Fenwick

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, General Interest, Writing & Publishing

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

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: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Ladies of the Legion

Learn about trooping as a woman in the traditionally male dominated Star Wars fandom with Ladies of the Legion. This panel will share their perspectives about being in the 501st, Rebel Legion, and Mando Mercs. They will also share advice about selecting and building costumes of both female and male characters and adapting and shaping them to the feminine physique.

Moderator: Rexy Jupiter

Panelists: Brittanie Peake, Courtney Thornton, Kristi Robertson, Rexy Jupiter, Vivian Sloan

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion

02:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

Moderator: -

Panelists: Karen Thrower, Selina Rosen

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Dawn Frost Cosplay at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Dawn Frost Cosplay

Tracks: Autographs

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Profile: David Rike

Tracks: Autographs

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: 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 G

Cosplaying as a Couple

Hear how to best match your partner's cosplay from veteran cosplayers. You don't have to look alike, but you shouldn't be outside their theme either. How to become a costuming duo and to effectively plan your builds!

Moderator: Thousand Faces Cosplay

Panelists: Thousand Faces Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Performing Arts

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Toss A Coin to Your Witcher: Q&A with Doug Cockle

Discover Doug's approach to voice acting and how he tackles diverse characters in today's video-gaming industry. Learn about his extensive career and ask your questions during a live audience Q&A!

Moderator: Jessica Kenney

Panelists: Doug Cockle, Jessica Kenney

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

02:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

RPG & Board Game Design

Do you have an idea for a game you'd like to make, or even a prototype? We'll cover basic design elements, game structure, and what has led to success for games in the past, as well as the business side of licensing, publishing, and marketing!

Moderator: Lisa Smedman

Panelists: DM Dave, Jeff Provine, Lisa Smedman, Mark Finn

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Gaming, General Interest

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: University B

Cosplay Beyond Fabric

I'm sure you've noticed by now, cosplay isn't just fabric, thread, and interfacing… what happens when you need to make armor or weapons, and other non-fabric things? In this panel, learn more about working with alternative materials such as Worbla, acrylic resin, EVA foam and much more!

Moderator: Miss OoLaLa

Panelists: Miss OoLaLa

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion

03:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Cosplay Drag - Where Two Artforms Meet

Drag performers discuss how they integrate cosplay into their drag, and vice versa. They cover topics like: How do you incorporate cosplay into your drag character? How do you choose a cosplay to incorporate into your drag? What distinguishes cosplay drag from other types of cosplay? What tips and tricks can you offer people who want to incorporate drag elements into their cosplay work? Why is it important to have LGBTQ+ representation in the cosplay community, whether through drag or otherwise?

Moderator: Busty Springfield

Panelists: Ariel Monroe, Busty Springfield, Court's Cosplay, L.L.Killjoy, Mica Membrane, Phoenix Noire BouRey, Yakisoba Zay Michaels

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Culture & World Affairs, Performing Arts

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, Jerry Bennett, Terry Southard, Tim Chessmore, W. J. Hodgson

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

03:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Fact or Fiction: Historical Events as Portrayed by Anime

Like anime? Like history? Like history in your anime? In this game, you'll guess whether or not certain historical factors are represented accurately by anime. And yes, there are prizes!

Moderator: Red Bard

Panelists: Red Bard

Tracks: History, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

03:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Fountain

Cosplay Meetup: Disney

Disney cosplayers meet up on the hotel side.

Moderator: No Moderator

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Anime

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 E

Autographs

Meet Doug Cockle at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Doug Cockle

Tracks: Autographs

03:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Thousand Faces Cosplay at their table in the Exhibitors Hall. (3 hours)

Profile: Thousand Faces Cosplay

Tracks: Autographs

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

03:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Red Dirt DnD Live Dungeons & Dragons Trivia

Calling all adventurers and knowledge seekers! Join us for an unforgettable time of brain-teasing fun with Red Dirt DnD's live Dungeons & Dragons trivia event! Gather your party and prepare to answer challenging questions about lore, spells, iconic characters, and epic adventures. Compete against fellow fans and trivia enthusiasts as you prove your mastery of DnD knowledge. Prizes, surprises, and an afternoon filled with laughter and camaraderie await you. So gather your spellbooks, sharpen your intellect, and join us for the Red Dirt DnD live Dungeons & Dragons trivia. May the dice be ever in your favor! (2 hours)

Moderator: Michael Cross

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

Tracks: Gaming, Meetup

03:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Delightful Decadence Performance

Idol and K-pop dancing performances brought to you by Delightful Decadence.

Moderator: MadiHatter

Panelists: MadiHatter, Mae Waters, NobleDarkness, PrincessPineapple, Saya Leigh

Tracks: Performing Arts, Anime

03:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Tales of the Red Pencil

Writers, editors, and audience relate shocking tales of typos missed, facts uncorrected, or egos left unmassaged.

Moderator: Stephen Patrick

Panelists: Bradley H. Sinor, Craig Wolf, Stephen Patrick, Sue Sinor

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Writing & Publishing

03:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Adventurer's Initiation

Become an Adventurer! Choose your class, choose your weapon, and give yourself a name. Then get knighted into Ripley's Adventurers Guild!

Moderator: Elaina Hamilton

Panelists: Crash Thunderpants, Elaina Hamilton, John Eads/Jim Shorts, Sentinelbait, TKM Cosplay

Tracks: Kids, Meetup

03:00 PM | Location: University B

TikTok Creation for Cosplay

Known for her entertaining and hilarious videos, Dawn Frost Cosplay discusses how she gets her cosplays and content TikTok ready, and how you can too.

Moderator: Dawn Frost Cosplay

Panelists: Dawn Frost Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Content Creation & Podcasting

03:00 PM | Location: University C

Wildwood Minstrels

Join the Wildwood Minstrels for a live performance.

Moderator: J.H. Fleming

Panelists: J.H. Fleming, Jason Reece

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

04:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

100 Years of Disney

In 2023, Disney celebrated its 100th anniversary. Explore the way Disney has grown and changed while reinventing itself to keep up with the times and keeping its magic.

Moderator: Ariel Monroe

Panelists: Ariel Monroe, Britt Alfred, FoxDaddy, Phoenix Noire BouRey

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Culture & World Affairs, Film & TV, General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment

04:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

How to Start Your Own Homebrew Campaign

Tired of books and modules? Want to create an adventure that's all your own? Our panelists will share their ideas for building your very own RPG adventure from scratch. They will cover world-building, plot development, creating memorable NPCs, and balancing encounters. Discover new ideas and techniques to use in your own adventure.

Moderator: Magician Michael Corley

Panelists: Ash King, Ela Evella, Karen Thrower, Magician Michael Corley

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

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: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

The Guide to Becoming a Better DM

Join DMDave as he guides Dungeon Masters, old and new, in the techniques of storytelling, world-building, and improvisation needed to create unforgettable adventures for your players. (1 hour. Limit 28 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: DM Dave

Panelists: DM Dave

Tracks: Fantasy, Gaming, General Interest, Workshop

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Salon Philosophique

Open sci-fi-oriented philosophy public discussions. All are welcome. (1 hour)

Moderator: Dara Fogel, PhD

Panelists: Dara Fogel, PhD

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Meetup

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Fountain

Cosplay Meetup: Spy x Family

Spy x Family cosplayers meet up on the hotel side.

Moderator: No Moderator

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Anime

04:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

Moderator: -

Panelists: Rhonda Eudaly, Rook Riley, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

04:00 PM | Location: Hotel Suite (look for location on the signage boards)

Historical Fashion Exhibit

Soonercon attendees are invited to join costumer and historic-clothing collector Ms. Kathleen M. O'Brien in her parlor for a viewing of antique and vintage garments. Questions welcome! (2 hours, come-and-go viewings.)

Moderator: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, History

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Dawn Frost Cosplay at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Dawn Frost Cosplay

Tracks: Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Noah Hathaway at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (3 hours)

Profile: Noah Hathaway

Tracks: Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Alex Organ at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Alex Organ

Tracks: Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Megan Shipman at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Megan Shipman

Tracks: Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Natalie Van Sistine at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Natalie Van Sistine

Tracks: Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Profile: J.H. Fleming, Stephen Patrick

Tracks: Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Profile: J.H. Fleming, Stephen Patrick

Tracks: Autographs

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: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Medieval Song and Dance Performance

The Arthurian Order of Avalon performs historical songs and dances from throughout European history. Audience members can learn dance etiquette, some history of our songs, and the parts of any great period dance – walking, arming, and siding.

Moderator: Arthurian Order of Avalon

Panelists: Arthurian Order of Avalon

Tracks: History, Music, Performing Arts

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

04:00 PM | Location: University B

Worlds of Words and Wonder: Q&A with Author and Game Designer Lisa Smedman

Imagine a world where science-fiction novels transport you to distant galaxies, and board games spark lively conversations. This is the creative realm of Lisa Smedman, a multifaceted creator who thrives at the intersection of storytelling and interactivity. A prolific author with 24 books across various genres, Lisa is also an experienced RPG-game designer. Her work bridges the gap between traditional narratives and interactive experiences. In this presentation, join Lisa for a Q&A where she will delve into her works and the creative approach that fuels her passion for fostering imaginative communities.

Moderator: Lisa Smedman

Panelists: Lisa Smedman

Tracks: Fantasy, Gaming, Writing & Publishing

04:00 PM | Location: University C

Adventurers at Photo Set

Soonercon Adventure Company theme players will appear in guild hall for photographs and interaction with convention participants in the theme room.

Moderator: John Eads/Jim Shorts

Panelists: Crash Thunderpants, John Eads/Jim Shorts, Sentinelbait, TKM Cosplay

Tracks: Meetup, Autographs

04:00 PM | Location: University C

Magic & Comedy Show

"The Funniest Magician in America," John Shack provides a fun, hilarious, and unforgettable experience.

Moderator: John Shack

Panelists: John Shack

Tracks: General Interest, Performing Arts

04:30 PM | Location: Sooner B

Nerf Gaming

Bring your favorite foam-dart blaster and join the fun. Darts will be provided for Nerf Elite compatible blasters. Visit the Kids Programming room for full rules. Didn't bring your blaster? Don't worry! A wide selection of blasters (with darts) are available in the Charity Store. Charity sales and donations benefit FSOK. (90 minutes)

Moderator: Josh Updegrove

Panelists: Josh Updegrove

Tracks: Gaming, Kids

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, Scott Zrubek, Teddy Harvia, Trina Jacobs

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

05:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

LGBT+YOU: Discuss the Plus

Let's discuss the plus. What does it mean to be Ace? Aro? Demi? Gray? Pan? Poly? Other identifications/orientations?

Moderator: Mica Membrane

Panelists: Creative Countess, Mica Membrane, Selina Rosen, Sentinelbait, Stellae Cosplay

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, General Interest

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

05:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

How to Homebrew with Doin' the Most & Man Made Mead

Join Doin' the Most Brewing and Man Made Mead at Soonercon for a hands-on demonstration of meadmaking from start to finish. Learn about selecting honey, essential equipment, fermentation techniques, and flavoring methods to create unique meads. This session is perfect for both beginners and experienced brewers looking to enhance their skills. Don't miss this opportunity to dive into the world of mead and walk away with the knowledge to craft your own delicious creations at home.

Moderator: BC Phillips - Doin the Most

Panelists: BC Phillips - Doin the Most, Garrett Freeman - Man Made Mead

Tracks: Food & Drink

05:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

Moderator: -

Panelists: A. Lee Martinez, Madilynn Dale, Ted Pennella

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

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: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Miss OoLaLa at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Miss OoLaLa

Tracks: Autographs

05:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Lisa Smedman at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Lisa Smedman

Tracks: Autographs

05:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

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

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

05:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Profile: Tim Frayser

Tracks: Autographs

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: Oklahoma G

Incorporating Your Hobbies into Your Writing

Sometimes the best way is to write what you know. How can you bring your passions, life experiences, and skills into your storytelling? We will discuss how to tap into your own personal well of knowledge to bring your story to life on the page and perhaps pique readers' newest interest(s)!

Moderator: Phillip Drayer Duncan

Panelists: David J. Pedersen, Julie Barrett, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Tommy B. Smith, Tracy S. Morris

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

05:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Spy x Family Reunion with Loid, Anya, and Yor

Join for this fan Q&A panel with the English dub's main characters of the lighthearted anime Spy x Family as they share their behind-the-voices tales about the show's family dynamics, espionage antics, and the challenges of maintaining a secret identity.

Moderator: Megan Shipman

Panelists: Alex Organ, Megan Shipman, Natalie Van Sistine

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

05:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Vampires Across the Ages

Long a staple of Urban Fantasy and other speculative fiction, the vampires of folklore are markedly different from Stoker's Count – even more so from Yarbro's noble St. Germain, or the sparkles from Twilight. We discuss the influences of those early roots, and look at the many changes in the Vampyre.

Moderator: vickey malone kennedy

Panelists: Adam J. Whitlatch, Jeff Provine, Sherri Dean, Steven E. Wedel, vickey malone kennedy

Tracks: Comics, Fantasy, Film & TV, History, Horror, Science Fiction, Supernatural & Paranormal, Writing & Publishing

05:00 PM | Location: University C

Pierce Hart Celtic Music

Pierce Hart Celtic Band performs Irish music.

Moderator: Pierce Hart Celtic Band

Panelists: Pierce Hart Celtic Band

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

06:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

"Um, Actually" Trivia Show

Everyone loves to be a critic! Help correct these wrong answers to nerdy trivia. The host will read a statement that is technically wrong, and you will compete to correct them by starting with the phrase "Um, Actually..." Correct answers will score you points, but be careful – your opponents can steal!

Moderator: Ari

Panelists: Ari, Kent Cordray, Kyri Hester, Okie Space Queen, Sherri Dean

Tracks: General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Contest

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: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Doug Cockle at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Doug Cockle

Tracks: Autographs

06:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Alex Organ at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Alex Organ

Tracks: Autographs

06:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Megan Shipman at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Megan Shipman

Tracks: Autographs

06:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Natalie Van Sistine at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Natalie Van Sistine

Tracks: Autographs

06:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Profile: Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Autographs

06:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

D&D Epic Muster

D&D Epic muster.

Moderator: Ash King

Panelists: Ash King

Tracks: Gaming

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

07:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

D&D Epic

D&D epic gaming event.

Moderator: Ash King

Panelists: Ash King

Tracks: Gaming

08:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Filk & Bardic Circle

Open Filk in the round. Come share songs, lyrics, and enjoy listening to filk-music favorites. BYO instruments. (4 hours)

Moderator: Mel White

Panelists: A C Smart, Mel White

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

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: Boomer A 18+

Smash or Pass: Hear Me Out Edition

Get ready for a wild ride through the realm of unconventional attractions! Play "Smash or Pass" with notable NPCs and well-known characters of the fantasy genre and make some truly unpredictable matches. It's a game where anything goes, and you never know who might steal your heart! (18+ Adult evening programming.)

Moderator: Shay Griffith

Panelists: M. Scott Carter, Matt Cavanaugh, Shay Griffith

Tracks: Fantasy, Film & TV, General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Writing & Publishing

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

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

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

09:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Karaoke

Join Elijah Farmer for late-night karaoke. (4 hours)

Moderator: Elijah Farmer

Panelists: Elijah Farmer

Tracks: Music, Meetup

09:00 PM | Location: University B

Rock Band

Join your friends and make new ones as you jam out, play, sing, and make merry to the challenging songs of Rock Band. (4 hours)

Moderator: Daniel Grimes

Panelists: Daniel Grimes

Tracks: Music, Meetup

10:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Inside the Liar's Studio

Our host reveals "truths" about the panelists. Then panelists have to improv their way through, around, or over them. Watch as the panelists answer questions about themselves and current events. Audience participation encouraged!

Moderator: Stephen Patrick

Panelists: David Rike, Kim Ventrella, Liz Campbell, Sherri Dean, Stephen Patrick, vickey malone kennedy

Tracks: Performing Arts, Meetup

10:00 PM | Location: Boomer B 18+

Baldur's Gate 3: The Best Dating Sim?

We came for the D&D lore, we stayed for the romance. Who's the best thirst trap and why is it Astarion? (18+ Adult evening programming.)

Moderator: Jessica Kenney

Panelists: Jessica Kenney, Sentinelbait, Shay Griffith

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

10:30 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive 18+

Soonercon After Dark: Nerdlesque with Terre Rouge Burlesque

Nerd out for this GEEKtastic event featuring Terre Rouge Burlesque's infamous WEIRDlesque, which has grown to become one of the largest regular NERDlesque productions in the country. Over the past five years, Terre Rouge has cultivated a robust local scene providing space for over 75 unique artists to grow and thrive through seven regular productions.

This show is an ultimate celebration of inclusivity with mass appeal and reveal! Join the fun! Cosplay or theme dress is HIGHLY encouraged! Performances by Bessie Boutté, Padme Peaches, and Charlie Love, with Jim Shorts, Emcee. (Must be age 18+ w/ID to participate in this exclusive late-night function).

Moderator: John Eads/Jim Shorts

Panelists: Bessie Boutté, Terre Rouge Burlesque, Carousel Cosplay/Padme Peaches, Charlie Love, John Eads/Jim Shorts

Tracks: Performing Arts

11:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Oklahoma's Urban Legends

Heard of the witch at Kitchen Lake? Visited the Hatchet House where Little Carey was murdered? Seen Effie at the Skirvin Hotel? Oklahoma folklorist Jeff Provine tells our state's spooky stories while presenting his research techniques.

Moderator: Jeff Provine

Panelists: Jeff Provine

Tracks: Horror, Supernatural & Paranormal, Writing & Publishing

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

Midnight | Location: Boomer A 18+

Hazbin Hotel & Helluva Boss Sing-along

Eat your heart out, Rodgers and Hammerstein – no really, this is Cannibal Town! Sing your favorite songs along with Hell's quirkiest characters. (18+ Adult evening programming.)

Moderator: Sentinelbait

Panelists: Amber Hanneken, PrincessPineapple, Sentinelbait, TattedSith Cosplay

Tracks: Fantasy, Film & TV, Music

09:00 AM | Location: North Hallway (Kah'maloo)

Cantina Photo-Op

Take a load off in the cantina, and rub elbows with the most wretched scum and villainy in the galaxy. Raise a cup and take a selfie, and let your friends know about your adventures at Soonercon and Kah'Maloo.

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Pop Culture & Entertainment

09:00 AM | Location: North Hallway (Kah'maloo)

Kah'Maloo Hidden Symbols

All across the Kah'Maloo marketplace are hidden symbols meant to aid others on their journey across the galaxy. Traces of a growing rebellion, or perhaps a hidden Mandalorian covert. Ask members of the 501st legion for a special tool to aid you in your search, then report back with your findings for a prize.

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Pop Culture & Entertainment

09:00 AM | Location: North Hallway (Kah'maloo)

Kyber Crystal Scavenger Hunt

Search high and low in the Kah'Maloo marketplace for precious kyber crystals, a necessity for Jedi to construct their lightsabers and Imperial forces to produce the tools necessary to bring order to the galaxy. Bring them to representatives of either faction and be rewarded with a prize for your service. But whom will you aid, the Jedi or the Empire?

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Pop Culture & Entertainment

10:00 AM | Location: Boomer A

Creating (im)Perfect Ren Faire Attire

Renaissance and Medieval Faires are all about dressing up and having fun! Panelists share tips on how to achieve the perfectly imperfect look without breaking the bank. From thrifting to layering to accessorizing, learn how to find affordable options to capture the essence of Faire Folk Fashion.

Moderator: Demi Gray

Panelists: Demi Gray, GalaxyGhost, Jamie Hardison, Sarah Abear

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Culture & World Affairs, General Interest, History

10:00 AM | Location: Boomer B

The Last Days Are Upon Us

Good Omens is a celestial journey and a successful blend of fantasy, humor, and cosmic intrigue. Explore a fresh perspective on the age-old battle between Heaven and Hell. Admire the partnership of the angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley as they take on the impending apocalypse and beyond! Whether you're a newcomer, a fan of the TV series, or a devout fan of the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, you're sure to be swept away.

Moderator: Tracy S. Morris

Panelists: Court's Cosplay, Magician Michael Corley, Okie Space Queen, Tracy S. Morris

Tracks: Fantasy, Film & TV, General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment

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: Crimson Meeting Room

3D Printing for Cosplay

With 3D printing on the rise, many cosplayers are incorporating it into their process. But how? Is it as simple as downloading files and finding a 3D printer? What's the difference between paying a print shop and finding a makerspace?

Moderator: Collin Salmonowicz

Panelists: Collin Salmonowicz, Divine Creations Cosplay - Allison, Divine Creations Cosplay - Marlie, SkylineStars, Stellae Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, STEM

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Salon Philosophique

Open sci-fi-oriented philosophy public discussions. All are welcome. (1 hour)

Moderator: Dara Fogel, PhD

Panelists: Dara Fogel, PhD

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Meetup

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

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Dawn Frost Cosplay at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Dawn Frost Cosplay

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Noah Hathaway at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Noah Hathaway

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Miss OoLaLa at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Miss OoLaLa

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Alex Organ at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Alex Organ

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Megan Shipman at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Megan Shipman

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Lisa Smedman at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Lisa Smedman

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

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

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Thousand Faces Cosplay at their table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Thousand Faces Cosplay

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Dragonflight

Build an origami dragon and take flight in a new game by Lisa Smedman (designed for Soonercon!) that that mixes RPG elements with improv storytelling.

In Dragonflight, each player is a helper to a newly hatched dragon bound for adventure. Players must seek each other out and combine their puzzle pieces to solve Tetris-like puzzles that unlock quests, then work cooperatively to overcome story-based challenges. Can your hatchling survive, thrive – and perhaps most importantly, start amassing a hoard of treasure?

Dragonflight can be played in small bursts over the course of the convention, whenever players have time. Participants can identify each other by the origami dragons each wears. The quests are designed to be tackled by ever-changing groups of three to twelve players (or even more!) and feature a real-time rock-paper-scissors mechanic to resolve challenges. The emphasis is on storytelling: how, exactly, will your little hatchling defeat opponents, triumph in a battle of wits, or negotiate hazards along the road to treasure? Participants in the game will be invited to enter their names for a prize.

The game is designed for up to 500 players. Components (character card, puzzle pieces, link to the rules) will be available from Lisa Smedman's table in the Exhibtors Hall – or, for that matter, anywhere she happens to be during the convention. Feel free to ask her for everything you need to get into the game – and don't forget to ask her to autograph your dragon's character card while you're at it!

Moderator: Lisa Smedman

Panelists: Lisa Smedman

Tracks: Gaming, Writing & Publishing

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma G

LGBTQ+ Representation in Anime with Natalie Van Sistine

Anime has captivated audiences worldwide with its fantastical stories and vibrant characters. But how well does it represent the LGBTQ spectrum? From tropes to triumphs, join us for a lively discussion on LGBTQ representation in anime, from early coded characters to the rise of more nuanced portrayals, with voice actor Natalie Van Sistine.

Moderator: Natalie Van Sistine

Panelists: Natalie Van Sistine

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

10:00 AM | Location: Sooner A

The NeverEnding Story of the '80s

Step back in time to the neon-soaked '80s and discover why this decade continues to captivate audiences today. From iconic music and films to fashion and pop culture, the '80s left an indelible mark that persists in the collective consciousness.

Moderator: Mike Kennedy

Panelists: Evan T. Wardwell, Michael Cross, Mike Kennedy, Sherri Dean

Tracks: Film & TV, General Interest, History, Pop Culture & Entertainment

10:00 AM | Location: Sooner B

Nerf Gaming

Bring your favorite foam-dart blaster and join the fun. Darts will be provided for Nerf Elite compatible blasters. Visit the Kids Programming room for full rules. Didn't bring your blaster? Don't worry! A wide selection of blasters (with darts) are available in the Charity Store. Charity sales and donations benefit FSOK. (45 minutes)

Moderator: Josh Updegrove

Panelists: Josh Updegrove, Phillip Grimes

Tracks: Gaming, Kids

10:00 AM | Location: University B

Hollow Humanism?

Some happy futures like Asimov’s projections or Star Trek assure us that eventually we'll all get along and be polite. Does this square with humanity’s nature? Would material prosperity, a healthier climate, and better collaboration bring peace to the world?

Moderator: Brian A. Hopkins

Panelists: Craig Wolf, Joshua Caudill, M.A., M. Scott Carter, Neal Hallford, Paul Carlson

Tracks: Comics, Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction, Writing & Publishing

10:00 AM | Location: University C

Bellydance Performance

Traditional and modern fusion styles of bellydance from Aalim Dance Academy.

Moderator: Aalim Dance Academy

Panelists: Aalim Dance Academy

Tracks: Performing Arts

10:30 AM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Children's Costume Contest Line Up

Contestants meet the judges and line up for the Costume Contest during this set-up time at 10:30 a.m. The contest begins at 11:00 a.m. for Soonercon's Children's Costume Contest on the Main Stage (ages 5-12), featuring costumes imagined and made by younglings. Ensure your child is registered beforehand and at the main ballroom by this time in order to compete in the contest. (30 minutes)

Moderator: Mystix Panda

Panelists: Mystix Panda

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Kids, Maker, Contest

11:00 AM | Location: Boomer A

Build Your Own Pantheon

How to create your own array of gods and goddesses for a new world. Will you have a god of hiccups, or a goddess of lint? How will your divinities be served or worshipped? What is their role and how does a religious system enhance the worlds fantastic?

Moderator: Chaz Kemp

Panelists: Chaz Kemp, David Carrico, Laura J. Underwood, Lisa Smedman, Paul Carlson, Selina Rosen

Tracks: Fantasy, Writing & Publishing

11:00 AM | Location: Boomer B

Fandom – The Next Generation

Parents try to teach their child the important things: the odd-numbered Star Trek movie rule, the answer to the ultimate question, the ways of the Force and the Dark Side, and generally how not to roll a one at doing life. Our parent panelists share stories and trade tips on raising younglings with fandom interests, and the lessons being a nerd teaches us.

Moderator: Kimber E Chessmore

Panelists: David J. Pedersen, John Eads/Jim Shorts, Julie Barrett, Kimber E Chessmore

Tracks: General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment

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

Cutting Edge: The Art of Short Form Video Editing

This workshop will cover techniques, tools and strategies tailored specifically for short form videos that are designed to grab attention in seconds. (2 hours. Limit 28 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Halite

Panelists: Halite

Tracks: Internet Life, Content Creation & Podcasting, Workshop

11:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Exploring Roll20's Features: A Guide for Game Masters

This session dives into Roll20, the leading virtual tabletop platform for RPGs. Learn how to set up a game, create maps, and design encounters to get your D&D campaign rolling online. Perfect for beginners!

Moderator: Ela Evella

Panelists: Ela Evella

Tracks: Fantasy, Gaming, General Interest

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Doug Cockle at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (45 minutes)

Profile: Doug Cockle

Tracks: Autographs

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Natalie Van Sistine at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Natalie Van Sistine

Tracks: Autographs

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Tracks: Autographs

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma G

Voice Acting: Getting From Here to There with Alex Organ

Did you know that Alex does is an accomplished stage actor and director in addition to voice acting? Learn from Alex in this session about his approach to the craft of acting in its many forms and what it takes to become a voice actor in today's industry.

Moderator: Alex Organ

Panelists: Alex Organ

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Children's Costume Contest

Kids (12 and under) will compete. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen.

Soonercon's annual Children's Costume Contest on the main stage (ages 5-12), featuring costumes imagined and made by younglings. Sign up by close of registration on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Costuming Info table at Con HQ or online. Visit https://soonercon.com/costume-contest/ for more info and to register.

Moderator: Mystix Panda

Panelists: GalaxyGhost, Mystix Panda, Sentinelbait, TKM Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Kids, Maker, Contest

11:00 AM | Location: Sooner A

Stop Calling Everything "AI"

Our panelists knock Artificial Intelligence from its buzzword throne. Lights that automatically turn on when it is dark, AI! Actually that's just a basic photoelectric sensor. Dryers that stop when clothes are dry, AI! Basic moisture sensor. So what then is AI, and how did it become the way to describe Life, the Universe, and Everything?

Moderator: Caleb Haldane

Panelists: Caleb Haldane, Daniel Erickson, David Rike, Jeff Provine, Tim Chessmore

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, STEM

11:00 AM | Location: Sooner B

Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship Demo with OKC Iaido

OKC Iaido is the home of traditional Japanese swordsmanship in Oklahoma City. Established in 2004, OKC Iaido practices Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido, a 450-year-old art of drawing and cutting with the Japanese sword. Come watch a demo and participate in a sample class. Everyone is welcome to watch the demo; participation in the sample class is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 13 years or older and must sign a waiver.

Moderator: Cap'n Ed

Tracks: Health & Wellness, Kids, Meetup

11:00 AM | Location: University B

Discover Middle Ages and Renaissance Dancing

The Arthurian Order of Avalon invites all to learn historical European dances from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Audience members will be able to participate on stage with our demonstrators. These skills could prove useful to any recent isekai protagonists!

Moderator: Arthurian Order of Avalon

Panelists: Arthurian Order of Avalon

Tracks: History, Performing Arts

11:00 AM | Location: University C

Bad Bards & Beyond Performance

Join the gleewomen of the Bad Bards and Beyond for this time of music.

Moderator: Melinda LaFevers

Panelists: Mel White, Melinda LaFevers

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

Noon | Location: Boomer A

Fantasy In My Sci-Fi?

Sure, why not? These days, fantasy elements are found in historicals, thrillers, political dramas, mysteries … the list goes on and on. Stories that borrow hallmark plot devices from other genres can delight us and create room for interesting series expansion.

Moderator: Selina Rosen

Panelists: Carolyn Kay, Chris Curtis, Rhonda Eudaly, Selina Rosen, Trina Jacobs

Tracks: Fantasy, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction, Supernatural & Paranormal, Writing & Publishing, YA - Young Adult Fiction

Noon | Location: Boomer B

Beyond the Con: Cosplaying in the Wild

Is it time to take your cosplay into the wild? There are many ways cosplay can be used beyond conventions: charity work, comic-shop events, educational programs, tabletop role-playing games, gatherings, and more. Panelists discuss suitable locations for cosplay activities, strategies for navigating positive versus negative attention in public spaces, the logistics of organizing outdoor photoshoot gatherings, and more.

Moderator: Thousand Faces Cosplay

Panelists: Carousel Cosplay/Padme Peaches, Divine Creations Cosplay - Allison, Divine Creations Cosplay - Marlie, Prince.pastel, TattedSith Cosplay, Thousand Faces Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Culture & World Affairs, General Interest

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

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: 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: Interior Courtyard - Fountain

Cosplay Meetup: Hellaverse

Hellaverse cosplayers meet up on the hotel side.

Moderator: No Moderator

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

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

Moderator: -

Panelists: Evan T. Wardwell, Jan S. Gephardt, Tracy S. Morris

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

Noon | Location: Noble

Build a Mandalorian Gauntlet

Build a Mandalorian armored gauntlet with construction paper and straws, and possibly make paper rockets to fire from it!

Moderator: JediOKC

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: Film & TV, General Interest, Kids, Maker, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Noon | Location: North Hallway (Kah'maloo)

Narkina-5 Prison Run

Running of the Narkina Prisoners from Star Wars Andor.

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: Meetup

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Alex Organ at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Alex Organ

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Megan Shipman at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Megan Shipman

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Profile: David Carrico, Jeff Provine

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Profile: David Carrico, Jeff Provine

Tracks: Autographs

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: 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: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Just Some Light Monster Slaying: A Witcher Fan Q&A with Doug Cockle

Calling all Witchers and gamers! Join us for an unforgettable Q&A as we delve into the world of fantasy voice acting with the legendary Doug Cockle, the voice of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher game series! Doug Cockle's iconic portrayal of Geralt has solidified him as a powerhouse in the video-game industry, along with his critical acclaim and prestigious awards for his performance, breathing life into the gruff monster slayer with every line.

Moderator: Doug Cockle

Panelists: Doug Cockle

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

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: Sooner B

Nerf Herding/Saving Grogu

Kids will face various Star Wars characters (such as Han or Darth Vader) and target practice to save Grogu!

Moderator: JediOKC

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: Film & TV, Kids, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Meetup

Noon | Location: University B

Pub Song Singalong

A Fine Old World Tradition – we bring the music, you sing along! From the silly to the sentimental, music for everyone!

Moderator: Demi Gray

Panelists: Daisy Gorton, Demi Gray, Jamie Hardison, Michael Riggins, Sarah Abear

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

Noon | Location: University C

Unpronounceable Irish Band Performance

Join the Unpronounceable Irish Band as they play the greatest Medieval and Renaissance dance hits on guitar, violin and pennywhistle.

Moderator: Unpronounceable Irish Band

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

01:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Neurodivergent Characters in Fantasy and Anime

We shine the spotlight on characters who are coded as neurodivergent in media. We explore characters like Frieren, L, Violet Evergarden, Radical Edward, Steris, Shallan, and more. How do these characters challenge stereotypes and create a more inclusive narrative? We'll highlight the importance of authentic representation, the impact it has on audiences, and the vital role these characters play in storytelling.

Moderator: Dara Fogel, PhD

Panelists: Clinton Girkin, Dara Fogel, PhD, Madilynn Dale, Rook Riley

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Film & TV, General Interest, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

01:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Magical Rules: Writing Systems of Magic

How would you create a world with magic? Will the magicians cast spells by speaking, making gestures with their hands, praying to a god? How does magic interact with the rest of the world? Inventing systems of magic requires creativity and an incredible attention to detail. Creatives discuss their approach to creating memorable magical worlds.

Moderator: Daniel Erickson

Panelists: A. Lee Martinez, Daniel Erickson, Lisa Smedman, Magician Michael Corley, Sally Hamilton

Tracks: Fantasy, Writing & Publishing

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: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Fountain

Cosplay Meetup: Delicious In Dungeon

Delicious In Dungeon cosplayers meet up on the hotel side.

Moderator: No Moderator

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

01:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Author Readings

Authors read selections from their various works.

Moderator: -

Panelists: Stephen Patrick

Tracks: Writing & Publishing

01:00 PM | Location: Noble

Build your Own Jedi Lightsaber

Is the Force with you? Do you have what it takes to become a Jedi? Make your own lightsaber to use in Jedi training.

Moderator: JediOKC

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Maker, Pop Culture & Entertainment

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Doug Cockle at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (90 minutes)

Profile: Doug Cockle

Tracks: Autographs

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Dawn Frost Cosplay at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Dawn Frost Cosplay

Tracks: Autographs

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Noah Hathaway at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Noah Hathaway

Tracks: Autographs

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

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

Profile: Crystal Sully

Tracks: Autographs

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Thousand Faces Cosplay at their table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Thousand Faces Cosplay

Tracks: Autographs

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

One-hour signings.

Profile: Laura J. Underwood

Tracks: Autographs

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

01:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Epic Cosplay Showcase with Mica Membrane: An All-Ages Drag Show!

Prepare the boots house down, baby! It's an all-ages drag show about and by cosplayers! This short show will feature local drag artists serving camp and nerdiness to help close out another wonderful year of Soonercon! All are welcome and tips appreciated.

Moderator: Mica Membrane

Panelists: Ariel Monroe, Busty Springfield, L.L.Killjoy, Mica Membrane, Phoenix Noire BouRey

Tracks: Performing Arts

01:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

It Was The Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times: Fantasy Movies of the 80s

The decade gave us Conan the Barbarian, but also gave us Conan the Destroyer. Not to mention Krull, Ladyhawke, Legend, Red Sonja, Beastmaster, and a whole host of other fantasy movies that are somehow both Not Good and Deeply Beloved. Join us in a discussion of the highs and lows in 80s fantasy films, and how they shaped our ideas of the genre, for better or for worse.

Moderator: Mark Finn

Panelists: Jacob Blackmon, John Eads/Jim Shorts, Mark Finn, Neal Hallford, Sara Felix

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

01:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Kids Jedi Training

Is the Force with you? Do you have what it takes to become a Jedi? Duel with Jedi masters, and practice your target skills.

Moderator: JediOKC

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Maker, Pop Culture & Entertainment

01:00 PM | Location: University B

The Art of ADR with Megan Shipman

The magic behind dubbed anime goes beyond the voices! ADR Directors, like the accomplished Megan Shipman, breathe life into these characters. They oversee the recording process (ADR stands for Automated Dialogue Replacement), ensuring the dialogue seamlessly blends with the animation and resonates with viewers. Join us as Megan delves into the world of ADR, from scriptwriting to the technical aspects of voice acting.

Moderator: Megan Shipman

Panelists: Megan Shipman

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

01:00 PM | Location: University C

Wildwood Minstrels

Join the Wildwood Minstrels for a live performance.

Moderator: J.H. Fleming

Panelists: J.H. Fleming, Jason Reece

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

02:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Oklahoma in Fandom Media

Echo. Star Trek. Wolverine. Twister (of course). Ghostbusters. Asgard? Oklahoma is featured in fandom more than you might think! What's your favorite Okie shout-out?

Moderator: Mike Kennedy

Panelists: Demi Gray, Jamie Hardison, Karen Thrower, Kimberly Cross, Mike Kennedy, Tim Frayser

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

02:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Regeneration: More Than Cheating Death?

James Bond, Spider-Man, Batman, Sherlock Holmes, Superman … these and others change actors all the time, and nobody bats an eyelid. How would Doctor Who be different if the actor changed every few years without fanfare? Is “regeneration” core to Whoniverse?

Moderator: Evan T. Wardwell

Panelists: Dara Fogel, PhD, Evan T. Wardwell, Julie Barrett, Michael Cross, Selina Rosen

Tracks: Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction

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

Makeup Techniques for Beginners

Learn everything you'll need to know for a full makeup application starting at sanitation, fixing small mistakes, and working with a color wheel. (1 hour. Limit 14 Participants. $15 fee)

Moderator: Brooke Welsh

Panelists: Brooke Welsh

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Workshop

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

02:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom presented by Morningstar Storage

Build-A-Bracer Workshop

Immerse yourself in the world of prop-making with our hands-on workshop dedicated to crafting bracers using foam and faux leather. This workshop is perfect for cosplayers, LARPers, and DIY enthusiasts! (2 hours. Limit 14 Participants. $25 fee)

Moderator: Hall of Femme

Panelists: Hall of Femme

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Workshop

02:00 PM | Location: Noble

Design a Droid Blueprints

Design a droid the way you think it should look! Blueprints of droids on a worksheet to be decorated with paper or foam adhesive shapes.

Moderator: JediOKC

Panelists: JediOKC, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: General Interest, Kids, Maker, Pop Culture & Entertainment

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Miss OoLaLa at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Miss OoLaLa

Tracks: Autographs

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Alex Organ at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Alex Organ

Tracks: Autographs

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Megan Shipman at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Megan Shipman

Tracks: Autographs

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Lisa Smedman at her table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Lisa Smedman

Tracks: Autographs

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Natalie Van Sistine at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Profile: Natalie Van Sistine

Tracks: Autographs

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Developing Your Fursona

Whether you're new to the furry community or a seasoned member, creating a fursona can be a deeply personal and rewarding experience. Panelists are here to guide you through the process, offering tips and techniques for crafting a backstory, personality, and visual design that will make your fursona both creative and memorable.

Moderator: FoxDaddy

Panelists: FoxDaddy, Mel White

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Culture & World Affairs, General Interest

02:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ presented by Fowler Automotive

Q&A with Noah Hathaway

Calling all film and television enthusiasts! Join us for an insightful Q&A panel featuring the dynamic Noah Hathaway. Hear firsthand experiences from the world of acting, from landing roles to navigating the industry in other creative positions. Whether you're an aspiring actor, a curious cinephile, or simply enjoy a good story, this panel promises to illuminate the artistry and dedication behind your favorite on-screen performances.

Moderator: Noah Hathaway

Panelists: Noah Hathaway

Tracks: Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment

02:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Increase Your Eldritch Word Power

It's a vocabulary test based on the big word-hoards of Lovecraft and Poe. Can YOU give the correct definition of these obscure words?

Moderator: Mark Alfred

Panelists: J.H. Fleming, Kim Ventrella, Mark Alfred, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: General Interest, Horror, Supernatural & Paranormal, Writing & Publishing, Meetup

02:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

K-pop Random Dance Event

Dance to your favorite K-pop hits from the past and today! Family-friendly and all ages.

Moderator: MadiHatter

Panelists: MadiHatter, Mae Waters, NobleDarkness, PrincessPineapple, Saya Leigh

Tracks: Kids, Music, Performing Arts, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime

02:00 PM | Location: University B

Kaiju Reign Supreme

With Godzilla Minus One and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire on the big screen and Monarch: Legacy of Monsters on the small screen, our favorite giant lizard has never been more accessible and popular. We discuss what made kaiju worth our admiration.

Moderator: Mark Finn

Panelists: A. Lee Martinez, Caleb Haldane, Dawn Frost Cosplay, La Blanke, Mark Finn

Tracks: Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction

02:00 PM | Location: University C

Amtgard Medieval Combat

Join Falcon's Moon for come-and-go foam fighting. (2 hours)

Moderator: Falcon's Moon

Panelists: Falcon's Moon

Tracks: Gaming, General Interest, Meetup

03:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Self-Publishing in 2024

What is the process of publishing your own novels and stories? How do you find editors, readers, graphic designers for layouts, cover artists, a distribution platform (Amazon or Wide or what?) and begin marketing? It's time to get your work out there!

Moderator: Phillip Drayer Duncan

Panelists: Aaron Bossig, Adam J. Whitlatch, Madilynn Dale, Melinda LaFevers, Phillip Drayer Duncan

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Writing & Publishing, YA - Young Adult Fiction

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

03:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Summon +1 SEO: A Beginner's Guide for Website Owners

Are you an artist, author, or cosplayer – or just have a cool website you want people to actually visit? Get your site seen by more people with these Search Engine Optimization (SEO) basics. We'll cover content, keywords, user experience, and other strategy considerations for building your website’s credibility and authority – no prior SEO knowledge required! This session is designed for website owners of all experience levels who want to take their online presence to the next level.

Moderator: Aislinn Burrows

Panelists: Aislinn Burrows

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Internet Life, Pop Culture & Entertainment

03:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Doug Cockle at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Doug Cockle

Tracks: Autographs

03:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E

Autographs

Meet Noah Hathaway at his booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Profile: Noah Hathaway

Tracks: Autographs

03:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Is Initiative Broken in the Feywild? A DM & Player Guide to Wild Beyond the Witchlight

Join Thousand Faces Cosplay & Gaming as they share player and dungeon master secrets for conquering Wild Beyond the Witchlight! Learn how to handle wacky Feywild encounters as a DM and discover how to roleplay your character in this whimsical setting as a player. Plus, they'll explore the campaign's focus on problem-solving and offer tips for online RPG content creators. Talking weasels and mischievous sprites await!

Moderator: Thousand Faces Cosplay

Panelists: Thousand Faces Cosplay

Tracks: Fantasy, Gaming

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

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

03:00 PM | Location: University B

Agents of Chaos in Storytelling

Shakespeare’s Puck, DC’s Harley Quinn, Arcane's Jinx. Debate the indispensable character who shakes things up – the jester or class clown, even a wisecracking bad guy like Loki of Norse lore or Efnysien of Welsh mythology. Love or hate them, stories wouldn't be the same without the trickster.

Moderator: Chaz Kemp

Panelists: Ash King, Carolyn Kay, Chaz Kemp, Craig Wolf, M. Scott Carter, vickey malone kennedy

Tracks: Fantasy, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction, Writing & Publishing

03:30 PM | Location: University C

Charity Raffle Drawing

Raffle drawing for our designated charity. Winners will be posted in University C.

Moderator: Michael Dean

Panelists: Michael Dean

Tracks: Gaming, General Interest

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

Tracks: General Interest, Meetup