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1:00 PM | Location: University C

Dr. Trek's Between the Cracks: The Anniversaries!

CON OF WRATH is 40! ST VI is 30! NEMESIS is 20! Join "Dr. Trek" Larry Nemecek for some lost facts, in-jokes, and behind-the-scenes insights from his Trekland archives — including his Star Trek Stellar Cartography maps/book set.

Moderator: Larry Nemecek

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction, Fandoms

1:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Guilty Pleasure Anime

Even “bad” anime can be good fun. Stand by your fandom! What are some of your all-time favorite guilty-pleasure animes, and what makes them so bad that they're good? Cosplay encouraged!

Moderator: Jovial Juggernaut

Panelists: Jovial Juggernaut, Crazy Red Artist, Fae Mullens, Clinton Girkin

Tracks: Anime, Fandoms, Cosplay

Noon | Location: Boomer A

Star Wars: Start Here

With such an expanded canon, the Star Wars franchise can be intimidating to newcomers interested in joining in and geeking out. Punch it on into the Star Wars universe.

Moderator: Stevo the Gutter Nerd

Panelists: Stevo the Gutter Nerd, La Blanke, James Dock, John Eads, TattedSith Cosplay

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

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Suiting Up with the 501st

Learn how to cosplay with The Force, for charity! Members of the Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion talk about building their iconic Star Wars costumes, how to Troop, demonstrate suiting up Return of the Jedi's Boushh, plus share info about the joining the Legion and other area Star Wars orgs.

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: Steven Manning, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker, Fandoms

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Take One Improv Comedy Show

Take One puts on a short-form improv comedy show, similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway, that is suitable for all ages. A tried-and-true comedy show performed across the nation for the last 10 years and has left a trail of laughter in its wake. This show involves audience participation and guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Performing Arts, Fandoms, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Noon | Location: Boomer B

70s Sci-Fi and Fantasy

The 70s brought lasting franchises to the big screen and small, some still going strong! Alien, Superman, Star Wars, Wonder Woman, Westworld, Battlestar Galactica, the list goes on! Can you define the 70s’ “certain something”?

Moderator: Matthew Price

Panelists: Matthew Price, Mark Alfred, James Hollaman, Ethan Nahté, Sue Sinor, ET Wardwell

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

3:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Build a SyFy™ Saturday Night

Panelists spin the wheel for wacky plotline components and actor combinations, and create an original Saturday Night SyFy™ feature!

Moderator: Phillip Drayer Duncan

Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Dr Paisley, David J. Pedersen, Rook Riley, Selina Rosen, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Gaming, Writing & Publishing, Fandoms, Film & TV

5:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Build the Droids You're Looking For

Can't find the droids you're looking for? Build ’em! With the introduction of DIY electronics such as Arduinos and Raspberry Pis, building robots has never been easier. Beginner’s kits have made these projects cheaper and easier than ever for engineers of all ages.

Moderator: James Dock

Panelists: James Dock, Caleb Haldane, OKC R2-D2

Tracks: Maker, STEM, Fandoms

8:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Suite 204 (Upstairs)

Cartoons & Cereal

Wake up conventioneers, it's time for vintage cartoons and cereal to get your con day started (with prizes)! Open to all ages, first come, first served while supplies last. (2 hours)

Moderator: Joshua Coughlin

Panelists: Joshua Coughlin

Tracks: Food & Drink, Film & TV, Meetup, Fandoms, Pop Culture & Entertainment

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Harry Potter Sorting Ceremony

"There's nothing hidden in your head The Sorting Hat can't see, So try me on and I will tell you Where you ought to be." - Sorting Hat's Song, 1991 Come first-year wizards and witches! Get sorted into your Hogwarts house by the Sorting Hat!

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids, Fae Mullens, Robert Mullens, Raiva

Tracks: Kids, Fandoms, Cosplay

1:00 PM | Location: University C

Larry’s State of the Trek: Fan Forum 2022

“Dr. Trek” Larry Nemecek will intro and referee – YOU vent or share your thoughts with fellow fans about current Trekland: the changing face of media, fandom, culture – and what it all means for Star Trek. Comic Lower Decks, kid-centric Prodigy, Picard’s familiar faces, the evolution of Discovery, old-school Strange New Worlds, elusive “Star Trek 4.” All opinions welcome – as long as the emphasis stays on listening and reflecting.

Moderator: Larry Nemecek

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

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

4:00 PM | Location: University C

Open Filk Jam

Calling all filkers to join in for this round-robin filk music jam session! Listeners very welcome, too.

Moderator: Melinda LaFevers

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers, Tim Frayser, Mel. White

Tracks: Fandoms, Performing Arts, Meetup, Music

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Return of the Seminar: How to Become an Evil Overlord

Expert overlords coach newcomers on many topics, such as lair construction, the ever-important costume, the best weapons, and the care and feeding of minions. (And disposing of those who mess up.)

Moderator: Phillip Drayer Duncan

Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Sherri Dean, John Ferguson aka Count Gregore, Jovial Juggernaut, Kimber, Julia S. Mandala

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Fandoms, Cosplay, Anime

10:00 AM | Location: University C

Shortcake + Me: Q&A with Muriel Fahrion

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

Moderator: Muriel Fahrion

Panelists: Muriel Fahrion

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

2:00 PM | Location: North Hallway

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: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion, JediOKC, John Eads

Tracks: General Interest, Cosplay, Fandoms

1:30 PM | Location: North Hallway

Star Wars Parade Meet-up

If you're in 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: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion, John Eads, JediOKC

Tracks: Meetup, Cosplay, General Interest, Fandoms

1:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

The B-Movie Panel

Bad sci-fi movies are a guilty pleasure for so many of us! Why do we love movies that love to be bad?

Moderator: Caleb Masters

Panelists: Caleb Masters, Buck Berlin, Mark Finn, James Hollaman, Bekah June

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

5:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Welcome to Larry's Trekland Briefing Party!

Come sample Portal 47 and hear about Larry's Trekland Treks location-site tours—visit with P47ers, try for door prizes, get sign-up gifts! Perfect time to vent or ply Dr. Trek with your questions, too.

Moderator: Larry Nemecek

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

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

2:00 PM | Location: University C

Be a Karaoke Rock Star

Karaoke isn't just about hitting the correct notes. Let our experts on stage presence teach you how to harness your inner rock star.

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Elijah Farmer, Madi

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

3:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Biodiversity in ST: Discovery: Why It STILL Matters in Trek

How does “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations” play out? Whales working alongside the crew? Humans with multiple lifetimes of experiences? Discuss inclusion near and far in various Star Trek properties.

Moderator: Gwenna Laithland

Panelists: Aaron Bossig, Tim Frayser, Rebecca Jackson, Ted Pennella, ET Wardwell

Tracks: STEM, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Film & TV, Fandoms

9:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Suite 204 (Upstairs)

Cartoons & Cereal

Wake up conventioneers, it's time for vintage cartoons and cereal to get your con day started (with prizes)! Open to all ages, first come, first served while supplies last. (2 hours)

Moderator: Joshua Coughlin

Panelists: Joshua Coughlin

Tracks: Food & Drink, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Film & TV, Meetup, Fandoms

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A

Kids Jedi Training

Is the Force with you? Do you have what it takes to become a Jedi? Make your own lightsaber, duel with Jedi masters, and practice your target skills. - Lightsaber Making: Kids will receive a pool-noodle lightsaber to decorate and customize. - Lightsaber Duels: Jedi Masters will teach the Padawans how to duel. - Nerf Herding: Kids will face various Star Wars characters and, get target practice with Nerf blasters.

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids, Fae Mullens, Robert Mullens, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion, Raiva

Tracks: Maker, Fandoms, Kids

10:00 AM | Location: Boomer A

Reimagining the Hero's Journey for SF

What does a good hero story look like today in spec fic? High tech, low tech, otherworldly and fantastic settings aside, how has the hero's journey changed in 2022? What stories need telling now? What's it mean to be a hero, anyway?

Moderator: Rhonda Eudaly

Panelists: Rhonda Eudaly, Brook Bullock, David Carrico, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Daniel Erickson, A C Smart

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Anime, Film & TV, Gaming, Fandoms, Cosplay

10:00 AM | Location: Sooner A

Serial Star Wars

Perhaps Star Wars was always destined for TV. In such an expansive universe of media tie-ins, why not? First The Mandalorian, then, uh, The Book of Boba Fett, then Obi-Wan Kenobi, then Andor. Are the possibilities truly endless, or will we need more feature films to sate our cravings for the onscreen stories from a galaxy far, far away?

Moderator: Tracy S. Morris

Panelists: Tracy S. Morris, Michael Cross, James Dock, Carolyn Kay, Matthew Price, Karen Thrower

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Film & TV, Fandoms

11:00 AM | Location: Boomer B

You Mean Star Trek Star Maps Are Kinda Real?

Join “Dr. Trek” Larry Nemecek, the author of Star Trek: Stellar Cartography (2013/2018) and a Trek star-mapper since 1976, for more than you ever realized: How much of Star Trek’s stellar layout is based on real science? Where does everything go? And does anyone working or playing on Star Trek really pay attention?

Moderator: Larry Nemecek

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

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

2:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Your Own Away Mission: Star Trek Location Sites

We love the stages and the sets of Star Trek – but those are under lock and key ... or even long gone. But hey, away-team wannabe – did you know there’s plenty of Star Trek out there you can visit on your own? Let “Dr. Trek” Larry Nemecek, host of Trekland Treks, take you on a virtual tour of just a few of the iconic L.A.-area locations used across the generations of Treks – and even how some sites have shifted, like Starfleet Academy and Chateau Picard.

Moderator: Larry Nemecek

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

Tracks: Fandoms, Pop Culture & Entertainment, General Interest, Film & TV, Science Fiction

1:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

“I Love You.” “I Know”: Romance in SF & Anime

Talk about the iconic sci-fi, fantasy and anime onscreen love interests that gave us squeeeee.

Moderator: Karen Thrower

Panelists: Karen Thrower, Charles Dane Clark, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Sally Hamilton, Lyde Van Hoy

Tracks: Film & TV, Fantasy, Fandoms, Science Fiction