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History

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

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

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

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, Cap'n Ed, David Rike, Kimber E Chessmore

Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, General Interest, History

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

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 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

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

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: 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

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