11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma G

Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem in Audiobooks, Film, TV, and Podcasting

Dark, suspenseful, gritty. Some movies, podcasts and TV shows balance these elements masterfully to create an engaging and nail-biting experience. But how to align and synergize these various elements well? Does crime storytelling have a place in the world of horror and mystery? We'll discuss the narrative techniques that keep audiences riveted.

Moderator: Stephen Patrick

Panelists: Caleb Masters, Crash Thunderpants, Mark Finn, Rhonda Eudaly, Stephen Patrick

Tracks: Film & TV, Horror, Content Creation & Podcasting, Supernatural & Paranormal, Writing & Publishing

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

11:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Oklahoma's Urban Legends

Heard of the witch at Kitchen Lake? Visited the Hatchet House where Little Carey was murdered? Seen Effie at the Skirvin Hotel? Oklahoma folklorist Jeff Provine tells our state's spooky stories while presenting his research techniques.

Moderator: Jeff Provine

Panelists: Jeff Provine

Tracks: Horror, Supernatural & Paranormal, Writing & Publishing

02:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Increase Your Eldritch Word Power

It's a vocabulary test based on the big word-hoards of Lovecraft and Poe. Can YOU give the correct definition of these obscure words?

Moderator: Mark Alfred

Panelists: J.H. Fleming, Kim Ventrella, Mark Alfred, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: General Interest, Horror, Supernatural & Paranormal, Writing & Publishing, Meetup