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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: 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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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, What's Up Fandom Podcast

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

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

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: 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

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: 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: 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

Panelists: Cap'n Ed

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Workshop

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: 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

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

05:30 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

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: 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

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: 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

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: 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

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 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

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: 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

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: 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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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

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, What's Up Fandom Podcast

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

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: 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: 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

04:30 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: 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 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: 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: 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, James Hollaman, Scott Zrubek, Teddy Harvia, Trina Jacobs, What's Up Fandom Podcast

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

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: 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: Oklahoma F

D&D Epic

D&D epic gaming event.

Moderator: Ash King

Panelists: Ash King

Tracks: Gaming

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

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

10:00 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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 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

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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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

03:30 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