Maker

3:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Amigurumi Basics for Beginners

For the absolute beginner! Ever see a super-cute Amigurumi and want to make one? Well, now you can. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of crochet, yarn types, and hooks, as well as learn how to read a basic amigurumi pattern. Then, make a basic amigurumi pattern. (1 hour. Limit 28 participants. $5 fee.)

Moderator: Cat of WhiskersandBeans

Panelists: Cat of WhiskersandBeans

Tracks: Maker, Art, Workshop

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Armor Building Basics

Do you want to make that cool cosplay armor but you don’t know where to begin? This crash course will cover everything you need to know about patterning, tools, materials, and more to get started on your own armor build!

Moderator: Remy Domino

Panelists: Remy Domino, Beku.Cos

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker

4:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Bernina OKC Makeshop: Drawstring Bags

Come and make a multipurpose drawstring bag. It can hold anything from dice to cards to the shrunken heads of your enemies. See the BERNINA display in the Exhibitors Hall for examples. A kit with all the supplies needed is provided. The class is for beginner sewists. (2 hours. Limit 15 participants.)

Moderator: Rachel Couch

Panelists: Rachel Couch, Bernina OKC

Tracks: Maker, Workshop

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Build a Dress Form

Use t-shirts, duct tape, and stuffing to build a dress form just for you! BYO old t-shirt you're comfortable transforming into this item. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $20 fee.)

Moderator: Lollalotus

Panelists: Lollalotus, Lauren Howard (Stellae Cosplay)

Tracks: Maker, Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay, Workshop

2:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

But Is It Art? (It Is—Deal with it.)

So you're like, into cosplay? No, you're a costume department of one. You're a sewist, a painter, a sculptor, a performer, and so much more. Join in a discussion about cosplay as an art form, and its ever-evolving standards.

Moderator: Hall of Femme

Panelists: Hall of Femme, Alice-of-Hearts, Jovial Juggernaut, Mimic Rae, Moe

Tracks: Art, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Performing Arts, Cosplay

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Cosplaying On a Budget with Knightmage

Award-winning creator of over 270 cosplays, Knightmage shares super-saver tips on how to cosplay when you don't have a ton of money in the bank, but you've got a TON of ideas and style.

Moderator: Knightmage

Panelists: Knightmage

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker, Costuming & Fashion

3:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

Finding Your Artistic Passion

You're never too old or too young to find your art bliss! Art can be therapy, art can be a business, or art can just be art! Let's talk about how we can find this bliss and how to sustain it so it serves us and fulfills our lives.

Moderator: Peri Charlifu

Panelists: Peri Charlifu, Muriel Fahrion, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, Rachael Mayo, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Maker, Health & Wellness, Art

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

Finishing 3D-Printed Pieces

3D print striations got you puzzled? You can use body filler, spot putty, filler primer, UV resin, acetone, and more in the finishing process to get high-quality looks and detail points in your cosplay’s printed pieces. It’s easy to forget when you’re crunching to complete your build and working at home, so we’ll cover best practices for sanding safety and more, too. Join engineer, fabricator, and cosplayer WandererTJ for this informative session for makers.

Moderator: WandererTJ

Panelists: WandererTJ

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, STEM, Maker, Cosplay

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

Ink Pendant Make-and-Take

Join Sara Felix and make a pendant with alcohol inks! Space themed or just abstract colors, the inks are vibrant colors that have a mind of their own. You will take away a necklace and pendant that you create! (1 hour. Limit 10 participants. $15 fee.)

Moderator: Sara Felix

Panelists: Sara Felix

Tracks: Maker, Art, Workshop

3:00 PM | Location: University AB

Intro to Artwork Matting

Whether you just bought a piece of art at the Art Show, or are an artist showing your artworks, this session's for you. Blair pulls from over 30 years of matting and framing experience to go over the various ways to display the art and demonstrates how matting (and organization) are important in showing the art in the best light possible.

Moderator: Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio

Panelists: Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio

Tracks: Maker, Art

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Live Cosplay Studio Photography How-To

Please bring your cameras to this workshop (cellphones don't count). Participants will be taught the basics of photography, photographer etiquette, model etiquette, and will have the opportunity to photograph a cosplayer in a studio setup. We will interact with a live model while also getting the opportunity to take photos at the same time. Whether you are a novice or an expert, this is an opportunity to sharpen your skills. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $10 fee.)

Moderator: Squirrelly Jedi Photography

Panelists: Squirrelly Jedi Photography

Tracks: Maker, Cosplay, Art, Workshop

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

Noon | Location: Oklahoma A

Open Coloring & Empathy Exhibit for Kids

SoonerCon kids coloring area and hands-on empathy exhibit by Heroic Inner Kids org. Runs hourly in the Kids area during SoonerCon's daytime programming hours.

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, Art, Maker

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

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Paper Crafting: Clothespin Puppets and Corner Bookmarks

Kids learn origami techniques for making a corner bookmark and make clothespin creature puppets in this creative crafting session.

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, Art, Maker

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

Photoshop Skills for Cosplay Shoots

Learn how to turn your cosplay photos into something eye-catching, unique, and magical by using Photoshop. R Karch Photography gives you the step-by-step process on changing backgrounds, adding lights, adding weather effects, making images pop, and more. (1 hour. Limit 14 participants. $5 fee.)

Moderator: R Karch Photography

Panelists: R Karch Photography

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker, Art, Workshop

4:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom

Stuffed Animal Make & Take: Quick Stuffie

Come make a simple stuffed animal. No sewing required. Use scissors, tie knots, insert eyes, and decorate your own whale or dinosaur stuffie. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult. (Two 30-minute sessions. Limit 14 participants per session. $15 fee/session.)

Moderator: Brenna Deutchman

Panelists: Brenna Deutchman

Tracks: Maker, Art, Workshop

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Suiting Up with the 501st

Learn how to cosplay with The Force, for charity! Members of the Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion talk about building their iconic Star Wars costumes, how to Troop, demonstrate suiting up Return of the Jedi's Boushh, plus share info about the joining the Legion and other area Star Wars orgs.

Moderator: Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Panelists: Steven Manning, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker, Fandoms

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Summertime Stargazing

Come find out what constellations are up in the summer sky, and when the meteor showers happen. Plus, make and take a distance scale model of the solar system that will fit in your pocket. (Geared toward ages 8-12)

Moderator: Joey “Okie Space Queen” Rodman

Panelists: Joey “Okie Space Queen” Rodman

Tracks: Maker, Kids, STEM

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

10:00 AM | Location: Sooner B

3D Printing Tech Today

How close we are to replicators! 3D printing is bleeding-edge tech. Experienced printers talk tech about 3D-printing technologies for general consumers. What's out there now, and what's on the immediate horizon?

Moderator: Everyday Futurist

Panelists: Everyday Futurist, Tim Chessmore, RedDirt3D, the Lo-Fi Ky

Tracks: General Interest, Maker, STEM

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Agents of SHIELD Shield Making

Have you got what it takes to be an Agent of SHIELD? Join veteran agents to make your own shield and join SHIELD!

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Maker, Cosplay, Kids

2:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Amigurumi for Intermediate Makers

Do you know how to crochet but have never attempted making amigurumi? Have you made a few amigurumi but want to learn a bit more? This session is for you. In this session you will learn how to make small parts like horns and limbs, how to sew them on, and more advanced crochet techniques like the invisible decrease. (1 hour. Limit 28 participants. $5 fee.)

Moderator: Cat of WhiskersandBeans

Panelists: Cat of WhiskersandBeans

Tracks: Maker, Art, Workshop

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

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Bernina OKC Makeshop: Drawstring Bags

Come and make a multipurpose drawstring bag. It can hold anything from dice to cards to the shrunken heads of your enemies. See the BERNINA display in the Exhibitors Hall for examples. A kit with all the supplies needed is provided. The class is for beginner sewists. (2 hours. Limit 15 participants.)

Moderator: Rachel Couch

Panelists: Rachel Couch, Bernina OKC

Tracks: Maker, Workshop

4:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Bernina OKC Makeshop: Simple Tote Bags

Come and make a small, simple tote bag. It will measure approximately 9" tall, 8" wide, and 3" deep, the perfect size for books and comics! See the BERNINA display in the Exhibitors Hall for examples. A kit with all the supplies needed is provided. This class is for beginner sewists. (2 hours. Limit 15 participants.)

Moderator: Rachel Couch

Panelists: Rachel Couch, Bernina OKC

Tracks: Maker, Workshop

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

Build a Tiara

Join Sara Felix in a tiara-making workshop. Follow along, or make it your own. She will show you the basic techniques to make a gorgeous tiara fit for any fae prince or princess. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $20 fee)

Moderator: Sara Felix

Panelists: Sara Felix

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

5:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Build the Droids You're Looking For

Can't find the droids you're looking for? Build ’em! With the introduction of DIY electronics such as Arduinos and Raspberry Pis, building robots has never been easier. Beginner’s kits have made these projects cheaper and easier than ever for engineers of all ages.

Moderator: James Dock

Panelists: James Dock, Caleb Haldane, OKC R2-D2

Tracks: Maker, STEM, Fandoms

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma G

Catastrophic Cosplay

Sometimes a seam pops, sometimes a design is too ambitious, sometimes bad deals are made or things get really...weird. We'll cover it all! Cosplayers happily discuss their favorite disastrous cosplay experiences, and how this helped them improve.

Moderator: Court's Cosplay

Panelists: Alice-of-Hearts, Aoi Kitsu, Carousel Costumes, Jovial Juggernaut

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Cosplay

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

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Circuits for Kids

Learn how electric circuits work as you build some super projects that you can take home! Limit 12 kids in this session, and their adult assistant is needed to help with this make-and-take project.

Moderator: Julie Barrett

Panelists: Julie Barrett

Tracks: Maker, Kids, STEM

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Cosplay for Fun or Cosplay FTW

Each cosplayer has their own reason(s). From scene-accurate builds, OCs, or first-time store-bought and found constructions, cosplay is art for everyone. Come learn the differences, share your own, maybe even learn something new!

Moderator: Mimic Rae

Panelists: Mimic Rae, Chaotic Neutral Cosplay, John Eads, Luna Reign Cosplay, Tall Chick Cosplay

Tracks: Art, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Cosplay

8:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Costume Contest

SoonerCon's 30th annual Masquerade Costume Contest! Sponsored by Bernina OKC, TNT Cosplay Supply, OKC Fabric Market, and One Stop Anime.

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Beku.Cos, Kekkuda, Knightmage, Remy Domino

Tracks: Maker, Costuming & Fashion, Art, Performing Arts, Cosplay

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom

Costume Contest Prejudging Sessions

All interested costume-contest contestants must attend their assigned prejudging session in full costume. Questions? Find the Costuming Info table near Con HQ/Registration. (3 hours; various timeslots assigned by SoonerCon's costuming staff.)

Moderator: Beku.Cos

Panelists: Beku.Cos, Kekkuda, Knightmage, Remy Domino

Tracks: Maker, Cosplay, Contest, Costuming & Fashion, Performing Arts

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Create an OC Cosplay

Want to join the cosplay craze, but can't find the right character that fits your personality? Create your own original character! Pick a name, develop your story, and design your costume. The options are limitless! Panelists discuss designing an OC cosplay concept.

Moderator: The Singing Costumer

Panelists: Vanessa Green, Kekkuda, Kathleen M O'Brien, Raiva, TattedSith Cosplay

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker

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: Sooner B

Fursuiting 101

A crash course in everything fursuiting related! From building the suit, suiting up for the first time, and how to move and perform in your suit! This panel is an all-ages panel focused on fursuit performing and fursuit building.

Moderator: Cal Custard

Panelists: Cal Custard, Kekkuda, Moe

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

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Hogwarts Potions Class

Witches and Wizards—gather around for potions class! Join us as your favorite professors teach you some useful potions!

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Maker, Kids

2:00 PM | Location: University AB

Intro to Artwork Matting

Whether you just bought a piece of art at the Art Show, or are an artist showing your artworks, this workshop's for you. Blair pulls from over 30 years of matting and framing experience to go over the various ways to display the art and demonstrates how matting (and organization) are important in showing the art in the best light possible.

Moderator: Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio

Panelists: Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio

Tracks: Art, Maker

5:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom

Let's Make a Tail!

Stumped on how to add that extra pizzazz to your costume? Want to get started on fursuit making? Let’s start with something fun! Let’s make a tail! Instructional panel on how to make tails for cosplay and fursuit use. We will be building a small tail together, but panel will go over multiple sizes and types. (1.5 hours) Limit 14 participants.

Moderator: Cal Custard

Panelists: Cal Custard

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker

1:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Light Up Your Costumes: A Gemma Wearable Processor How-To

This introductory workshop will teach you the basics of CircuitPython using a Gemma M0 processor. The Gemma has an onboard DotStar LED, so no soldering will be necessary. We’ll even build a basic prop for you to show off! We will have appropriate software for PC and Mac laptops. If your computer doesn’t use either operating system, then a text editor will work. There’s just an extra step you need to take, and we’ll show you what to do. (If you’ve used Python before, you may have Mu or EMACS on your laptop. If so, you’re good to go!) (2 hours. Limit 12 participants. $15 fee.)

Moderator: Julie Barrett

Panelists: Julie Barrett

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker, STEM, Costuming & Fashion, Workshop

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

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma A

Open Coloring & Empathy Exhibit for Kids

SoonerCon kids coloring area and hands-on empathy exhibit by Heroic Inner Kids org. Runs hourly in the Kids area during SoonerCon's daytime programming hours.

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Art, Maker, 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

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

2:30 PM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Summertime Stargazing

Come find out what constellations are up in the summer sky, and when the meteor showers happen. Plus, make and take a distance scale model of the solar system that will fit in your pocket. (Geared toward ages 8-12)

Moderator: Joey “Okie Space Queen” Rodman

Panelists: Joey “Okie Space Queen” Rodman

Tracks: STEM, Kids, Maker

4:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom

Thanks, It Has Pockets!

Navigating the con floor without your essentials is unthinkable - but where does Superman carry his credit card? How does Spider-Man use a touchscreen? From zentai suits to heavy armor, you can learn simple ways to add functionality to any costume to make them work in the real world without compromising your style. (1 hour. Limit 14 participants.)

Moderator: Hall of Femme

Panelists: Hall of Femme

Tracks: Maker, Cosplay

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

The Lighted Fairy House – A Polymer Clay Workshop

In this workshop, we will create a small, charming house perfect for a tiny fairy, lit from within by the warm glow of an LED tea light. Participants will be guided step by step in the process, with tips and options to give each creation its own unique stamp. Once the workshop concludes, the finished items will be taken to be baked, allowed to cool completely, and can then be picked up at the designated pick-up station at Con HQ. The fee covers all materials and a printed tutorial of the workshop. Please note: This workshop is designed for adults and teenagers. However, children are welcome to “assist” an adult participant. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $15 fee.)

Moderator: Mitzi Bartlett

Panelists: Mitzi Bartlett, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio

Tracks: Maker, Art, Workshop

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma G

Wear Five Layers in 100 Degree Weather Without Dying

It's important to ensure your costume and prop(s) will be functional in the weather and for long-term wear during your costumed function. Making sure different fabrics are breathable or include a cooling vest, have moisture barriers, etc. can mean the difference between weathering or ruining a costume.

Moderator: Robert Mullens

Panelists: Robert Mullens, Cal Custard, James Dock, Fae Mullens, Raiva, the Lo-Fi Ky

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker, Health & Wellness, Costuming & Fashion

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma G

3D Printing for Cosplay

With 3D printing becoming more and more accessible, we cover some of the best practices that one can expect when utilizing the technology for cosplay. Providing examples, RedDirt3D business owner Christopher Parker walks convention guests through the ins and outs of 3D printing, how to overcome hardships, and get the best looking prop possible.

Moderator: RedDirt3D

Panelists: RedDirt3D

Tracks: Maker, STEM, Cosplay

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Amigurumi Basics for Beginners

For the absolute beginner! Ever see a super-cute amigurumi and want to make one? Well, now you can. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of crochet, yarn types, and hooks, as well as learn how to read a basic amigurumi pattern. Then, make a basic amigurumi pattern. (1 hour. Limit 28 participants. $5 fee.)

Moderator: Cat of WhiskersandBeans

Panelists: Cat of WhiskersandBeans

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

2:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Bernina OKC Makeshop: Simple Tote Bags

Come and make a small, simple tote bag. It will measure approximately 9" tall, 8" wide, and 3" deep, the perfect size for books and comics! See the BERNINA display in the Exhibitors Hall for examples. A kit with all the supplies needed is provided. This class is for beginner sewists. (2 hours. Limit 15 participants.)

Moderator: Rachel Couch

Panelists: Rachel Couch, Bernina OKC

Tracks: Maker, Workshop

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom

Build a Tiara

Join Sara Felix in a tiara-making workshop. Follow along, or make it your own. She will show you the basic techniques to make a gorgeous tiara fit for any fae prince or princess. (2 hours. Limit 14 participants. $20 fee.)

Moderator: Sara Felix

Panelists: Sara Felix

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

10:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 2 Boardroom

Clay Sculpting Make & Take

Using air-dry clay, learn sculpting techniques from master potter Peri Charlifu to make your own unique piece. (2 hours. Limit 10 participants. $15 fee.)

Moderator: Peri Charlifu

Panelists: Peri Charlifu

Tracks: Maker, Art, Workshop

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

2:30 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom

Doom Box Treasures - You Kept That Junk For A Reason

Let’s face it - we all have at least one box full of random stuff that we thought we might use for a cosplay someday. Well, it’s time to put its contents to good use! Learn about using simple techniques, sourcing materials from unexpected sources, and finally justify your hoarding tendencies to make functional costumes and sturdy props on a budget. (1 hour. Limit 14 participants.)

Moderator: Hall of Femme

Panelists: Hall of Femme

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Final Touches and Details

Little touches can make a costume. There's a lot more than your garment when it comes to finishing your cosplay, but you can do it! Shoes, wigs, make-up, props—come learn to embellish your favorite costume for a fully polished LOOK.

Moderator: Carousel Costumes

Panelists: Carousel Costumes, Kekkuda, Mimic Rae, Kathleen M O'Brien, TattedSith Cosplay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker

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: Boomer B

I Will NEVER Make That Again

#neveragain: Artists, costumers, crafters and makers share ugly truths about the toughest creation they've ever made, and how it shaped their work going forward. Pics or it didn't happen!

Moderator: Kathleen M O'Brien

Panelists: Kathleen M O'Brien, Julie Barrett, Tim Chessmore, Cal Custard, Dara Fogel, PhD, WandererTJ

Tracks: Art, Cosplay, Maker, Costuming & Fashion

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Kids Costume Contest

SoonerCon's annual Kids Costume Contest on the main stage (ages 5-12), featuring costumes imagined and made by younglings. Participants can pre-register online or onsite Friday and Saturday during registration hours at the Costuming Info Table. Sign-ups are first come, first served with a cap of 30 participants. Prizes sponsored by Bernina of OKC.

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Aoi Kitsu, Heroic Inner Kids, Kekkuda, Knightmage, Leslie Raymond

Tracks: Contest, Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Kids, Maker

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A

Kids Jedi Training

Is the Force with you? Do you have what it takes to become a Jedi? Make your own lightsaber, duel with Jedi masters, and practice your target skills. - Lightsaber Making: Kids will receive a pool-noodle lightsaber to decorate and customize. - Lightsaber Duels: Jedi Masters will teach the Padawans how to duel. - Nerf Herding: Kids will face various Star Wars characters and, get target practice with Nerf blasters.

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids, Fae Mullens, Robert Mullens, Oklahoma Garrison of the 501st Legion, Raiva

Tracks: Maker, Fandoms, Kids

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

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma A

Open Coloring & Empathy Exhibit for Kids

SoonerCon kids coloring area and hands-on empathy exhibit by Heroic Inner Kids org. Runs hourly in the Kids area during SoonerCon's daytime programming hours.

Moderator: Heroic Inner Kids

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Maker, Kids, Art

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

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

Pattern Hacking for Cosplay

Do you have a hard time finding a sewing pattern for the cosplay you want to make? And when you do find one, it's super confusing to use? Learn how to break down your cosplay's design to pick the best sewing pattern(s). We'll also cover how to read and understand the pattern instructions. (1 hour. Limit 14 participants.)

Moderator: Whitney Sews

Panelists: Whitney Sews

Tracks: Cosplay, Maker, Workshop

Noon | Location: Embassy Hotel: JQH Boardroom

Stuffed Animal Make & Take : Design Your Own

Come design and create your own simple stuffed animal. Hand sewing required. Design, hand sew, and stuff your own plushie! Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult. (1 hour. Limit 14 participants. $15 fee.)

Moderator: Brenna Deutchman

Panelists: Brenna Deutchman

Tracks: Art, Maker, Workshop

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