Health & Wellness

Noon | Location: Sooner A

Spoonercon: A Full Con Weekend With No Burnout

Cons—so much to do, and so little time to do it all! This panel has tips and tricks for budgeting our physical and mental energy. Discuss how to cope after running out of spoons, while still enjoying the time.

Moderator: Vanessa Green

Panelists: Lollalotus, Mimic Rae, the Lo-Fi Ky, TKM Cosplay, Vanessa Green

Tracks: Health & Wellness, General Interest

3:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Costuming and Cosplay for Body Positivity

Cosplay is about freedom of expression, not gatekeeping. This applies to that negative inner voice telling you that 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? Let's talk about body positivity and why it matters for creativity and joy in cosplay.

Moderator: Chaotic Neutral Cosplay

Panelists: Chaotic Neutral Cosplay, Mimic Rae, Ms Fae Mullens, Tall Chick Cosplay, The Singing Costumer, TKM Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Health & Wellness

4:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Tales from the Stacks: Why We Love Libraries!

Talk about your love for the library—early experiences, memorable librarians, the off-limits section, checking out too many books to carry … and the rumors of a secret black-magic section. Plus, there's WAY more than books at the library these days. Since libraries are essential to democracy, how can we better evangelize them?

Moderator: Laura J. Underwood

Panelists: Brook Bullock, Coral Hudson, MLIS - Librarian, Norman Public Library Central, Kimber E Chessmore, Laura J. Underwood, Martha Steele, Rook Riley

Tracks: Writing & Publishing, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Health & Wellness

10:00 AM | Location: Sooner B presented by Fowler Automotive

Airbender Training (Self-Defense with Tenzin)

It is good to see that the Airbender nation is growing, with newly awakened airbending powers in each of you! As a master airbender, I will ensure that you get the basics of airbending under your belt before heading out into the world. A one-hour basic self defense course for all-ages. Tenzin (cosplayed by Squirrelly Jedi Photography) is a 3rd-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, with over 7 years of teaching experience.

Moderator: Squirrelly Jedi Photography

Panelists: Squirrelly Jedi Photography

Tracks: Kids, Health & Wellness

3:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Coming Back from Burnout

Current events have left many of us feeling exhausted and saddened. When this oppression is added to feelings of insecurity or grief, creativity seems a boulder too big to push. We discuss ways to come back from challenging life events and reigniting creativity.

Moderator: Chaotic Neutral Cosplay

Panelists: Chaotic Neutral Cosplay, Dennis Spielman, Liz Campbell, Mica Membrane, Ms Fae Mullens, Tall Chick Cosplay

Tracks: Health & Wellness, Culture & World Affairs, General Interest

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Coping Through Cosplay

Dark Side Cosplay shares her personal story in this discussion on using cosplay and conventions to help deal with depression and anxiety and to overcome many of life's tougher adversities. Join in this open forum to open up about the therapeutic side of cosplay and creative expression.

Moderator: Dark Side Cosplay

Panelists: Dark Side Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Health & Wellness

2:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Top Priority: Self-Care for Creatives

If you want to be a productive and happy artist, self-care is a must! If you're not healthy, happy, rested, fed, and hydrated, your work can suffer. Our panel discusses things to do to make self-care a part of your daily routine!

Moderator: Peri Charlifu

Panelists: Chaz Kemp, Kimberly Cross, Madilynn Dale, Peri Charlifu, Tall Chick Cosplay

Tracks: Health & Wellness, General Interest