Performing Arts

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

3:00 PM | Location: University C

Cartoon Sing-Along

Come sing along to your favorite cartoon songs of the decades!

Moderator: EBA Comedy

Panelists: EBA Comedy, Crazy Red Artist

Tracks: Performing Arts, Music, Anime, Film & TV

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Finer Arts of Oklahoma Presents: I've Made a Monster

This performance is suitable for Pre-K to Middle School audiences. In one hour or less, the Finer Artist before you will turn into a monster! Perfect for spooky occasions, this assembly program uses costume drama, demonstrations, and audience participants to share stories of creatures from around the world through interactive entertainment. With each monstrous change – bigfoot's feet, minotaur’s horns, vampire’s teeth – the Finer Artist shares tales ideal for all audiences.

Moderator: Barrett Huddleston

Panelists: Barrett Huddleston

Tracks: Performing Arts, Kids

8:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Karaoke

Join Elijah Farmer for late-night karaoke. (3 hours)

Moderator: Elijah Farmer

Panelists: Elijah Farmer

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment, Music, Performing Arts

Noon | Location: Oklahoma A2

Kids lmprov

Kids expand their creativity with warm-up exercises and social improv games.

Moderator: EBA Comedy

Panelists: EBA Comedy, Crazy Red Artist

Tracks: Kids, Performing Arts

10:00 PM | Location: University C

Killjoy's Drag Cosplay Spectacular

The Cosplay Spectacular is a revue of drag and cosplay artists from all over Oklahoma (and maybe beyond!). Join us for a fun show featuring hosts L.L.Killjoy and Mica Membrane!

Moderator: L.L.Killjoy

Panelists: L.L.Killjoy, GatorDunn, Mica Membrane, Phoenix Noire, Yakisoba Michaels

Tracks: Music, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Cosplay

Noon | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Love Live! Random Dance Play

Do you love idols? Do you love Love Live!? Come meet and dance with cosplay idols and fans of idol culture! Be sure to bring your light sticks, some water, and fan chants! No experience or idol cosplay is necessary! We invite all skill levels, no matter if you have been a Day 1 fan of µ's or you just discovered Liella!

Moderator: Aoi Kitsu

Panelists: Aoi Kitsu, Delightful Hericane, Madi

Tracks: Anime, Music, Performing Arts

8:00 PM | Location: University AB

Performance: Bad Bards and Beyond

Enjoy the acoustic and vocal stylings of the Bad Bards during the World Peace Through Chocolate Art Show Reception.

Moderator: Melinda LaFevers

Panelists: Mel. White, Melinda LaFevers, Margaret Middleton, Rie Sheridan Rose

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts

4:00 PM | Location: University C

Q&A with Jamie Marchi and J. Michael Tatum

Meet voice actors Jamie Marchi and J. Michael Tatum in this all-ages Q&A session.

Moderator: Jamie Marchi

Panelists: Jamie Marchi, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: Film & TV, Performing Arts, Anime, Pop Culture & Entertainment

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Q&A with Johnny Yong Bosch

Join Johnny Yong Bosch for this audience Q&A. (45 minutes. Seating begins at 3 PM.)

Moderator: Brett Parker

Panelists: Brett Parker, Johnny Yong Bosch

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment, Performing Arts, Anime, Film & TV

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Take One Improv Comedy Show

Take One puts on a short-form improv comedy show, similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway, that is suitable for all ages. A tried-and-true comedy show performed across the nation for the last 10 years and has left a trail of laughter in its wake. This show involves audience participation and guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Performing Arts, Fandoms, Pop Culture & Entertainment

11:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Bellydance Performance

Traditional and modern fusion styles of bellydance from Aalim Dance Academy.

Moderator: Aalim Dance Academy

Panelists: Aalim Dance Academy

Tracks: General Interest, Music, Performing Arts

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

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Delightful Hericane K-pop & Idol Dancing Show

K-pop and idol dancing performances brought to you by Delightful Hericane and Aoi Kitsu!

Moderator: Madi

Panelists: Madi, Aoi Kitsu, Delightful Hericane

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts, Anime

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

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Extended Q&A with Jamie Marchi and J. Michael Tatum

Join Michael and Jamie for this SoonerCon exclusive Q&A session as they talk more about their VA roles, share about expanding their current projects, and spill all the hot tea with fans.

Moderator: Jamie Marchi

Panelists: Jamie Marchi, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: Film & TV, Anime, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Performing Arts

9:15 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Generic Radio Workshop Radio Play: Hero Resources

Look! Up on the stage! Is it a podcast? Is it performance art? It’s a radio play! A world without superheroes faces a monster attack. Hero Resources is tasked with forming an elite team. What could possibly go wrong? (Performance during the SoonerCon Masquerade Costume Contest judging intermission.)

Moderator: Julie Barrett

Panelists: Julie Barrett

Tracks: Performing Arts

Noon | Location: University C

Improv Techniques for Cosplay

You've perfected your D. Va build, fashioned your Belle for the ball, embroidered every line of trim for Megumin's hat, cloak and skirt, and are ready to morph into action with your Green Ranger. Now what? Cosplay isn't just for posing and pics! Have fun interacting in character with other congoers using these tried-and-true improv techniques.

Moderator: EBA Comedy

Panelists: EBA Comedy, Crazy Red Artist

Tracks: Performing Arts, Cosplay

9:30 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Intermission with Take One Improv

Take One Improv entertains with dynamic, laugh-'til-your-belly-hurts improv comedy scenes during the SoonerCon Masquerade Costume Contest judging intermission.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Performing Arts

9:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Karaoke

Join Elijah Farmer for late-night karaoke. (2.5 hours)

Moderator: Elijah Farmer

Panelists: Elijah Farmer

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts, Pop Culture & Entertainment

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

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

My Hero Academia VAs Q&A

Join voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch, Jamie Marchi, Cory J. Phillips, and J. Michael Tatum as they share their experiences and answer your fan questions about all things My Hero Academia! (45 minutes. Seating begins 4 PM.)

Moderator: Johnny Yong Bosch

Panelists: Johnny Yong Bosch, Jamie Marchi, Cory J. Phillips, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment, Film & TV, Anime, Performing Arts

4:00 PM | Location: University C

Open Filk Jam

Calling all filkers to join in for this round-robin filk music jam session! Listeners very welcome, too.

Moderator: Melinda LaFevers

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers, Tim Frayser, Mel. White

Tracks: Fandoms, Performing Arts, Meetup, Music

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Pirate Sing Along with Bad Bards and Beyond

Avast ye fen, there be filking and sea shantying in the main hall! Join the gleewomen of the Bad Bards and Beyond for this jaunty hour of music and more.

Moderator: Melinda LaFevers

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers, Margaret Middleton, Rie Sheridan Rose, Mel. White

Tracks: Performing Arts, Music

Noon | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Q&A with Johnny Yong Bosch

Join Johnny Yong Bosch for this audience Q&A. (45 minutes. Seating begins at noon.)

Moderator: Brett Parker

Panelists: Brett Parker, Johnny Yong Bosch

Tracks: Anime, Film & TV, Performing Arts, Pop Culture & Entertainment

5:00 PM | Location: Sooner B

Radio Play Open Casting & Rehearsal

Say, do you want to be a radio star? This is your chance! Join us for the auditions and rehearsal for “Hero Resources.” Our featured audio-theater presentation will take place during the Costume Contest. Or just drop in and learn about what goes into an audio production. We have a variety of parts open!

Moderator: Julie Barrett

Panelists: Julie Barrett

Tracks: Performing Arts

10:30 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

SoonerCon After Dark: Nerdlesque with Terre Rouge Burlesque

Terre Rouge Burlesque performers Bessie Boutté, Padme Peaches, Quinn Dixie, and emcee Jim Shorts delight SoonerCon audience members with nerdy, titillating burlesque. (Must be age 18+ w/ID to participate in this exclusive late-night function).

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Bessie Boutté, Terre Rouge Burlesque, Padme Peaches, Quinn Dixie

Tracks: General Interest, Performing Arts

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Superhero School

New World Comics presents Avengers Assembled, featuring MCU and comic-book favorites. Learn about your favorite Avengers! Ask them about their adventures and take time for pictures.

Moderator: Buck Berlin

Panelists: Buck Berlin, La Blanke, Hazel Conley

Tracks: Cosplay, Performing Arts, Comics

2:00 PM | Location: University C

Take One Comedy Coliseum

A competitive improv show where the audience and two teams divide up, to compete against each other for laughs and for comedy supremacy. The competitions will include things like lip sync battle, hot take, and a variety of improv games.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Performing Arts

2:00 PM | Location: University C

Be a Karaoke Rock Star

Karaoke isn't just about hitting the correct notes. Let our experts on stage presence teach you how to harness your inner rock star.

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Elijah Farmer, Madi

Tracks: Music, Performing Arts, Fandoms, Pop Culture & Entertainment

3:00 PM | Location: University C

Breaking into the Acting Biz

This is an introduction to finding the right tools and connections for aspiring actors. We also offer advice on how to find an agent, what to look for in headshots, demo reels, and voice reels. We’ll cover where to find classes and ways to avoid getting scammed, as well as locations to find work based on experience and network with others pursuing the same goal.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Film & TV, Performing Arts, Anime, General Interest

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

EBA Comedy's Cosplay Combat

Join EBA in the fights of the century as cosplayers from our own audience roll their own fates and fight in mock combat. Will the dice be in their favor?

Moderator: EBA Comedy

Panelists: EBA Comedy, Crazy Red Artist

Tracks: Cosplay, Anime, Performing Arts

12:30 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Take One Con-Quest

Come along and join the show of a lifetime as Take One Improv takes con-goers into a world of fun with a variety of improv games, stand-up, dramatic readings of internet nonsense, lip-sync showdowns, and see beloved movies and television shows re-cast with characters that definitely don’t belong. Join us for a randomly wild ride! Note: this panel is rated PG-13.

Moderator: Cory J. Phillips

Panelists: Cory J. Phillips, Take One Improv

Tracks: Performing Arts