Gaming

3:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

A Storyteller Is Born: Game Mastering 101

We discuss the humble beginnings of learning to run your own TTRPG (Table Top Role Playing Game). From tips to tricks of the trade, rules to know (and break), to choosing the right system for you and your players and developing home-brew elements to customize a game, these experienced GMs and players tell all for new dungeon masters.

Moderator: Pigeon

Panelists: Pigeon, Brook Bullock, Joshua Cook, Rook Riley, Seth Skorkowsky, Christina Stiles

Tracks: Gaming

2:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Anti-Heroes and Why We Love Them

Killmonger, Homelander, Deadpool—the entire Doom Patrol and Suicide Squad. What makes one a villain and another an antihero? While superheroes dominate the landscape, there’s a growing trend of fan affection for the not-so-straight shooters of the super squad. Why are antiheroic characters so popular, and how is this shaping pop-culture storytelling?

Moderator: ET Wardwell

Panelists: ET Wardwell, Sherri Dean, John Eads, Tim Frayser

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

1:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Cafeteria Monsters

Are classic monsters like mummies or vampires being diluted by their many fictional riffs? Or do basic archetypes provide endless springboards for variation?

Moderator: ET Wardwell

Panelists: ET Wardwell, James Hollaman, Ted Pennella, A C Smart, B J Thrower

Tracks: Film & TV, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Writing & Publishing, Horror, Gaming, Supernatural & Paranormal

4:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Character-Building Exercises

Some characters spring forth, fully realized as Athena. Others might be throwaways, or that guy who annoyed you in high school. Panelists share tips and techniques for keeping characters real and memorable.

Moderator: Julia S. Mandala

Panelists: Julia S. Mandala, David Carrico, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Ethan Nahté, Selina Rosen, Steven E. Wedel

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

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

Demo: Arctic Awakening Video Game

What's it take to make a video game? Find out from local game developer James Simpson in this demo session featuring the upcoming narrative adventure game, Arctic Awakening (releasing late 2022 or early 2023 on PC, Xbox and PlayStation). (1 hour. Limit 14 participants in room at one time.)

Moderator: James Simpson

Panelists: James Simpson

Tracks: Gaming

5:00 PM | Location: University C

Game Show: Real or Alternative History?

Two teams of contestants decide if certain "facts" are alternate history or really happened. Audience participation encouraged!

Moderator: Phillip Drayer Duncan

Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Peri Charlifu, Dr Paisley, vickey malone kennedy, Kimber, Tracy S. Morris, Ted Pennella, Joey “Okie Space Queen” Rodman, Mel. White

Tracks: History, General Interest, Contest, Gaming

5:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Gaming Computers: Building and Buying Tips

Local tech experts discuss what to consider when acquiring a gaming computer, and how to get your hands on one—despite parts shortages.

Moderator: Caleb Haldane

Panelists: Caleb Haldane, Phillip Grimes, David J. Pedersen, RedDirt3D

Tracks: Gaming, STEM, Internet Life

1:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Getting Started with DnD 5e

Starting out on the Dungeons & Dragons journey? Learn everything from character creation, the rules of the game, and some how-tos and tips for your game.

Moderator: Ash King

Panelists: Ash King, Michael Cross, Ethan Doughty, Pioneer Library System, Christina Stiles

Tracks: Gaming

4:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

I Can See a Trope from My Backyard!

Tropes are comfortable standbys for storytelling. But sometimes the cringe factor outweighs the narrative need. When's a trope welcome, and what do we really need to start leaving behind?

Moderator: A. Lee Martinez

Panelists: A. Lee Martinez, Aaron Bossig, Mark Finn, Sally Hamilton, Rook Riley, Tommy B. Smith

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

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Minis Painting Workshop: Two Thin Coats -- An Intro to Miniature Painting (Beginner)

This class will go over the basics of painting. From types of brushes to putting paint on models. We will briefly cover painting essentials such as why primer is important, cleaning different miniatures, a dabble of color theory, and then basic steps to paint miniatures. This class will have both lecture and hands-on painting. This class is geared to beginners and people just entering the hobby, so please feel free to ask questions! (3 hours. Limit 28 participants. $20 fee.)

Moderator: Robert Henderson

Panelists: Robert Henderson

Tracks: Gaming, Art, Maker, Workshop

8:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Minis Workshop: Dressed to Impress -- Blending Techniques for Cloth and Leather (Intermediate)

This is an intermediate-level class. This class will concentrate on how to blend your paints to get smooth transitions on your models. We will particularly be focusing blending on cloth and other accessories such as bags and boots. This will be a hands-on lecture-style class, meaning you'll be getting information while painting your mini! (3 hours. Limit 14 participants. $20 fee.)

Moderator: Mike Kirk

Panelists: Mike Kirk

Tracks: Maker, Gaming, Art, Workshop

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

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. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Sean Hemmingway

Panelists: Sean Hemmingway, Stephanie McGathy, Shaun Rice

Tracks: Gaming, Art, Maker

Noon | Location: Sooner B

Philosophy of Fear

Delve into what makes chilling tales so delicious. Purgation? Vicarious punishment? Just a sick psyche? Exactly why do we want to be frightened for entertainment?

Moderator: Tommy B. Smith

Panelists: Tommy B. Smith, Mark Alfred, Daniel Erickson, Pigeon, A C Smart

Tracks: Supernatural & Paranormal, Gaming, Writing & Publishing, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Film & TV, Horror

4:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

3D Printing for Gaming

Printing and Gaming: Making custom character figures, game scenery, and tabletop RPG accessories. In this session, panelists focus on 3D-printing techniques for miniatures and dice containers, particularly: file design, recommended materials, and planning production time for printing, smoothing, and painting.

Moderator: Pete Dixon

Panelists: Pete Dixon, Ethan Doughty, Pioneer Library System, RedDirt3D

Tracks: STEM, General Interest, Gaming, Maker

4:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Being Kind To Our Fellow Creatives

It’s easy to become competitive with other creatives when they get opportunities that you’d like to have. It’s frustrating. Our panel talks about how important it is to be kind to each other and to be nice to your fans no matter what.

Moderator: Peri Charlifu

Panelists: Peri Charlifu, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Sally Hamilton, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Kim Ventrella, Mario Wytch

Tracks: Gaming, General Interest, Business & Marketing, Health & Wellness, Maker, Culture & World Affairs, Art, Writing & Publishing

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

3:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Choosing and Using Free Game-Design Software

Developing a tabletop boardgame from alpha to beta testing can encumber designers with prohibitive expenses. This demonstration and workshop will supply participants with a surplus of free-to-use online applications for the layout, construction, editing, and manufacture of original and print-on-demand board and card games. Applications will include Canva, Lunapic, Background Removal, Token Tool, and Vector. This workshop is ideal for participants that lack formal training in digital design software but wish to enhance test copies of their boardgame designs and resources for existing tabletop games. (1 hour. Limit 14 participants. $5 fee.)

Moderator: Barrett Huddleston

Panelists: Barrett Huddleston

Tracks: Gaming, Maker, Workshop

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Demo: Arctic Awakening Video Game

What's it take to make a video game? Find out from local game developer James Simpson in this demo session featuring the upcoming narrative adventure game, Arctic Awakening (releasing late 2022 or early 2023 on PC, Xbox and PlayStation). (1 hour. Limit 14 participants in room at one time.)

Moderator: James Simpson

Panelists: James Simpson

Tracks: Gaming

Noon | Location: Sooner B

Elevator to Success! What’s Your Pitch?

What’s an elevator pitch? It’s a brief explanation, presented in the time it takes to take an elevator ride. This skill is invaluable in sharing your work without being a bore or being too aggressive. Our panelists help you develop your own elevator pitch for fun and profit!

Moderator: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Panelists: Rosemary Clement-Moore, Jerry Bennett, Julia S. Mandala, Caleb Masters, Alan J Porter

Tracks: Art, Performing Arts, Music, Gaming, Business & Marketing, Cosplay, Writing & Publishing, Maker

3:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Fan Art vs. Original Art

While fan art is intended as a tribute to the original work, some creators and collectors are concerned. It’s use of an artists' intellectual property by someone else—particularly when put out for sale. Where does homage end and plagiarism begin?

Moderator: Chaz Kemp

Panelists: Chaz Kemp, JR Daniels, Brenna Deutchman, Jovial Juggernaut, Harold Neal, Scott Zrubek

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

3:00 PM | Location: Noble

I Want to Be a Gaming Journalist!

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

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Panelists: Michael Mosley

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

1:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Live Streaming Tips

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

Moderator: Amber Hanneken

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

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

5:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Miniatures Painting Competition Judging

Minis painting judges will deliberate in this closed judging session. Contest participants are invited to attend the Miniatures Painting Competition Open Feedback session at 9:30pm to review their scores.

Moderator: Mike Kirk

Panelists: Cap’n Ed, Robert Henderson

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Maker, Contest

6:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Miniatures Painting Competition Judging

Minis painting judges will deliberate in this closed judging session. Contest participants are invited to attend the Miniatures Painting Competition Open Feedback session at 9:30pm to review their scores.

Moderator: Mike Kirk

Panelists: Mike Kirk, Alex Manderfeld

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Maker, Contest

9:30 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Miniatures Painting Competition Open Feedback Sessions

Contest participants are invited to attend this open feedback session to review their scores.

Moderator: Mike Kirk

Panelists: Mike Kirk, Cap’n Ed, Robert Henderson, Alex Manderfeld

Tracks: Art, Maker, Contest, Gaming

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

Minis Painting Workshop: Growing in the Hobby -- Painting Your Second Miniature (All Skill Levels)

This class will be both for beginners and intermediate levels. This class will concentrate on growing and developing in the miniature-painting hobby. We will be discussing how to set reasonable expectations, process feedback, and developing a personal style. Additionally, this class will focus on helping students overcome roadblocks and how to push past issues that might arise. Hands-on painting will be based on class students' requests. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $15 fee.)

Moderator: Matt Cavanaugh

Panelists: Matt Cavanaugh

Tracks: Gaming, Art, Maker, Workshop

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Minis Painting Workshop: Painting the Future -- Mecha Machines (All Skill Levels)

This class will be both for beginners and intermediate levels. This will focus on the basics of how to paint mechs and machines using various techniques which could include washing, drybrushing, forms of weathering, etc. This will be a hands-on lecture-style class, meaning you'll be getting information while painting your mini! (3 hours. Limit 14 participants. $20 fee.)

Moderator: Cap’n Ed

Panelists: Cap’n Ed

Tracks: Maker, Gaming, Art, Workshop

5:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Minis Painting Workshop: Skincare Routine -- Blending and Shading Techniques for Skin Tones (Intermediate)

This is an intermediate-level class. This class will concentrate on how to blend your paints to get smooth transitions on your models. We will particularly be focusing blending on cloth and other accessories such as bags and boots. This will be a hands-on lecture-style class, meaning you'll be getting information while painting your mini! (3 hours. Limit 14 participants. $20 fee.)

Moderator: Matt Cavanaugh

Panelists: Matt Cavanaugh

Tracks: Gaming, Art, Maker, Workshop

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A

Muggle Quidditch

Muggle Quidditch is a sport based on Quidditch, the fictional sport developed by British author J. K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series of children's novels, as governed by the International Quidditch Association. As in the fictional sport, muggle quidditch has seven players on each team: 3 chasers, 2 beaters, 1 keeper, and 1 seeker. Muggle Quidditch has been adapted for play on the ground, with game play confined to a playing field comparable in size to an ice hockey rink. The sport is adapted using elements of rugby, dodge ball, tag, and lacrosse. Visit the game room for rules and to sign up.

Moderator: Crazy Red Artist

Panelists: Crazy Red Artist, Jager

Tracks: Kids, Gaming

5:30 PM | Location: Oklahoma A

Nerf War

Bring your favorite foam-dart blaster and join the fun. Visit the game 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 Bridges of Norman.

Moderator: Phillip Grimes

Panelists: Phillip Grimes, Josh Updegrove

Tracks: Gaming, Kids

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma F

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. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Robert Henderson

Panelists: Robert Henderson, Stephanie McGathy

Tracks: Maker, Art, Gaming

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

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. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Shaun Rice

Panelists: Shaun Rice

Tracks: Maker, Gaming, Art

4:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Fountain

Pokémon Go! Trade Event

Calling all trainers to meet at the fountain to catch 'em all! If you do, then trade them all! Every trade gets an XL candy.

Moderator: Kimber

Panelists: Kimber

Tracks: Meetup, Gaming

3:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

RPG Adventure Writing

So you've decided to write a game module? Awesome! Game writers and developers share advice on how to write adventures, compensate when players derail the plot, and provide inspirational narrative elements to help players develop characters and engage in roleplaying.

Moderator: Michael Cross

Panelists: Michael Cross, Mark Finn, Lyde Van Hoy, Jeff Provine, Seth Skorkowsky, Christina Stiles

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Gaming

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

RPG Podcasting with Red Dirt D&D Podcast

Hear from Oklahoma's own Weird West TTRPG podcasters talk about their journeys through the struggles and successes of podcasting their game, plus learn inside info about the production process and building the world of Red Dirt D&D.

Moderator: Michael Cross

Panelists: Michael Cross, Brook Bullock, Kyri Hester, Ash King, Johnnie Payne, Connor S

Tracks: Gaming, Podcasting

Noon | Location: Oklahoma F

Sophie Says

With Sophie Says, you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Sophie 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 Sophie might say! Sophie Says happens at these times Saturday: 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Gaming, Maker, Art

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Sophie Says

With Sophie Says, you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Sophie 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 Sophie might say! Sophie Says happens at these times Saturday: 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Art, Maker, Gaming

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Sophie Says

With Sophie Says, you have 45 minutes to paint a miniature, but you have to do it as “Sophie 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 Sophie might say! Sophie Says happens at these times Saturday: 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Gaming, Art, Maker

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma F

Speed Painting Competition

In our Speed Paint Competition, competitors each 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 5 PM Final Round on Saturday. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Gaming, Maker, Art

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Speed Painting Competition

In our Speed Paint Competition, competitors each 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 5 PM Final Round on Saturday. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Art, Maker, Gaming

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Speed Painting Competition

In our Speed Paint Competition, competitors each 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 5 PM Final Round on Saturday. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Maker, Gaming, Art

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma F

Speed Painting Competition

In our Speed Paint Competition, competitors each 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 5 PM Final Round on Saturday. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Alex Manderfeld

Panelists: Alex Manderfeld, Mike Kirk

Tracks: Art, Maker, Gaming

4:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

The Hero's New Reality

The Hero's Journey, one of the most appealing narrative structures, takes a person from the ordinary to extraordinary then back again. How do these steps define a hero? How do our encounters with fictional heroes shape our worldviews when we face similar challenges IRL?

Moderator: Dara Fogel, PhD

Panelists: Dara Fogel, PhD, Pigeon, Alan J Porter, Selina Rosen, Bradley H Sinor

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

11:00 AM | Location: Sooner B

They're Literally Fireballing Everything: RPG Game Management

DMs and longtime players offer advice on managing difficult campaigns, problematic personalities, deficient RP interactions, and wacky game mechanics for a richer roleplaying-game experience for all. Topics include communication skills, kinds of players, catering to players and DMs alike, as well as essential Session 0 discussion points and campaign check-ins.

Moderator: Dennis McDonald

Panelists: Dennis McDonald, Joshua Cook, Lyde Van Hoy, Chaz Kemp, Seth Skorkowsky, Karen Thrower

Tracks: Gaming

1:00 PM | Location: University C

Cutthroat Iron Cosplay

Four cosplayers have 30 minutes to quick-construct the best costume using provided materials. A theme or required material is included, and basic cosplay materials are provided along with some not-so basic options to use. The audience is the judge of this creative contest. May the best cosplay win!

Moderator: Buck Berlin

Panelists: Buck Berlin, Chaotic Neutral Cosplay, Cal Custard, Lollalotus, the Lo-Fi Ky

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Contest, Costuming & Fashion, Art, Anime, Cosplay, Maker

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

Demo: Arctic Awakening Video Game

What's it take to make a video game? Find out from local game developer James Simpson in this demo session featuring the upcoming narrative adventure game, Arctic Awakening (releasing late 2022 or early 2023 on PC, Xbox and PlayStation). (1 hour. Limit 14 participants in room at one time.)

Moderator: James Simpson

Panelists: James Simpson

Tracks: Gaming

12:30 PM | Location: Oklahoma A2

Fortnite Dance Break!

Feel like you got a #1 Victory Royale? Come emote your way into a fun Fortnite Dance Break!

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, Gaming, Music

11:00 AM | Location: Sooner A

Grab Your Tea & Slippers: Why Cozy Video Games Are Taking Over

Let’s get comfy and discuss why cozy, wholesome games are an upcoming force in the industry, share examples of our favorites, and discuss why we shouldn't hide the fact that we want kinder, gentler titles to enjoy!

Moderator: Michael Mosley

Panelists: Michael Mosley, J.H. Fleming, Lollalotus, James Simpson, Stevo the Gutter Nerd, the Lo-Fi Ky

Tracks: Gaming, Culture & World Affairs

11:00 AM | Location: Boomer B

How to Turn Fandom into Your Job

There's money to be made in being a geek artist/maker/writer etc., if you can turn your passion into your profession. Join our panelists as they discuss tips, tricks, and how-tos on how to turn your interests into income.

Moderator: Amber Hanneken

Panelists: Amber Hanneken, JR Daniels, Bekah June, Melinda LaFevers, Tracy S. Morris, David J. Pedersen

Tracks: Podcasting, Art, Gaming, Business & Marketing, Cosplay, Maker, Writing & Publishing

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Minis Workshop: Gussied Up – Painting Faces & Hair (Intermediate)

This is an intermediate-level class. This class will focus on techniques to use while painting facial features. This class will give methods to paint the smaller, but important, details of the face such as eyes. This class will also address ways to blend and highlight hair of the miniature as well. This will be a hands-on lecture-style class, meaning you'll be getting information while painting your mini! (3 hours. Limit 14 participants. $20 fee.)

Moderator: Mike Kirk

Panelists: Mike Kirk

Tracks: Gaming, Art, Maker, Workshop

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma A

Muggle Quidditch

Muggle Quidditch is a sport based on Quidditch, the fictional sport developed by British author J. K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series of children's novels, as governed by the International Quidditch Association. As in the fictional sport, muggle quidditch has seven players on each team: 3 chasers, 2 beaters, 1 keeper, and 1 seeker. Muggle Quidditch has been adapted for play on the ground, with game play confined to a playing field comparable in size to an ice hockey rink. The sport is adapted using elements of rugby, dodge ball, tag, and lacrosse. Visit the game room for rules and to sign up.

Moderator: Crazy Red Artist

Panelists: Crazy Red Artist

Tracks: Gaming, Kids

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma A

Nerf War

Bring your favorite foam-dart blaster and join the fun. Visit the game 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 Bridges of Norman.

Moderator: Phillip Grimes

Panelists: Phillip Grimes, Josh Updegrove

Tracks: Kids, Gaming

Noon | Location: Oklahoma F

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. Game room sponsored by Streamlabs. Miniatures sponsored by Reaper Minis.

Moderator: Payton Collins

Panelists: Payton Collins, Lawrence Collins, Dylan Eubanks

Tracks: Art, Gaming, Maker

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

1:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

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

It’s easy to be super motivated when your business is brand new! But keeping momentum is hard. Setbacks and unexpected problems will face every artist. Our panel of professionals will talk about strategies that keep you focused and productive!

Moderator: Tommy B. Smith

Panelists: Tommy B. Smith, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Christina Stiles, Kim Ventrella, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Business & Marketing, Writing & Publishing, Maker, Cosplay, Art, Gaming

3:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Who's that Pokémon?

Funny folks with various levels of Pokémon knowledge guess the silhouettes or make stuff up! Can you guess who's that Pokémon? Panelist and audience participation encouraged!

Moderator: Chaotic Neutral Cosplay

Panelists: Chaotic Neutral Cosplay, Clinton Girkin, Sally Hamilton, Kimber, Moe, TattedSith Cosplay

Tracks: Gaming, Anime

Noon | Location: University C

Writing for Voice Acting: Anime Script Adaptation & Video Games

What's the process for getting an anime script adapted for English-language voice-over? What makes a GREAT video-game story? Michael and Jamie share their experiences and writing pro tips about the creative writing side of the film, TV, and video-game industries.

Moderator: J. Michael Tatum

Panelists: J. Michael Tatum, Jamie Marchi

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