Frequently Asked Questions
What is SoonerCon?
SoonerCon is a pop culture convention that happens every summer in the Oklahoma City metro area.
When and where will SoonerCon 29 be held?
SoonerCon will be celebrating its 29th convention June 26-28, 2020.
We’ll be hosting it at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center, 2501 Conference Dr, Norman, OK 73069.
What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
What is there to do at SoonerCon?
SoonerCon 29 will have LOTS of stuff to do.
Here are some of the highlights:
- A large variety of scheduled and open play tabletop and video games
- Miniature painting
- Multiple costume contests with prizes
- Kids activities (12 and under are free!)
- Unique shopping opportunities with vendors, artisans, and artists
- Cool photo opportunities with backdrops and costumed characters
- One of the largest sci-fi and fantasy-themed art shows in the Southwest
- Art reception on Friday night
- Art and charity auctions on Saturday
- 100+ different discussion panels with authors, artists, scientists, and other guests
- All ages dance on Friday night
- Film screenings
- Live music and comedy performances
- …and much much more!
What are the convention rules?
Visit our Rules and Policies page.
How much does it cost to attend?
Weekend memberships are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Day memberships vary by day. Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult membership. Learn more on our Memberships page.
How do I contact SoonerCon?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I get an exhibitor booth at SoonerCon?
Maybe! Be sure to apply early and follow the instructions on the Exhibitor Hall page to learn about the application process. Booth spaces fill up quickly so if you’re contacting us close to the con, you’ll likely be added to a waiting list.
What is the difference between an Artist Alley, Art Show, and Club space?
The Artist Alley consists of approximately 60 table lining the hallways of the main conference space. Artist Alley tables are ideal for networking, taking commissions, and selling prints. Space in Artist Alley is intended for individual artists and writers and one weekend membership is included with table purchase. One additional weekend membership may be purchased at a discounted rate at the same time an Artist Alley table is purchased. Check out the Artist Alley page for more info.
The Art Show ( is an art gallery. Artists display and sell their artwork in the silent auction without having to babysit it. Additionally, pieces that get enough bids in the silent auction by Saturday afternoon go to the live art auction on Saturday evening conducted by SoonerCon staff. Artists who have a Friday or Weekend Membership to SoonerCon will have the chance to meet potential buyers at the art reception on Friday evening. Check out the Art Show page for more info.
Club Tables are intended for clubs, organizations, and conventions – not individuals. Each Club table comes with two weekend memberships. Club space is located in the Exhibitor Hall. Sales and fundraisers at Club tables are prohibited without prior written permission from our club coordinator. Check out the Clubs page for more info.
How does SoonerCon support the community?
In addition to supporting independent creators and being entirely volunteer-organized–SoonerCon hosts various fundraisers at each convention for local charities, including a live charity auction.
Can I volunteer at SoonerCon?
Yes! Well, probably. We are an entirely volunteer-run event and need help in every area. However, we do require a background check. Learn more and apply on our Volunteer page.
Can I dress up?
Yes! Costuming is a HUGE part of SoonerCon. Members wear costumes all weekend just for fun or to enter our costume contests. Check out the Costuming page for more information.
Can I dress up as Rocket Raccoon?
Yes. Trash pandas are the best.
What weighs six ounces, sits in a tree, and is very dangerous?
“A sparrow with a machine gun!” – Robin (Batman, 1966)
Hours of Operation
Friday, June 26th
Operation Hours: 1 pm – 11:30 pm
Registration: 12 pm – 7 pm
Exhibitor Hall: 1 pm – 7 pm
Art Show: 1 pm – 6 pm, 8 pm – 10 pm
Charity Store: 1 pm – 6 pm, 8 pm – 10 pm
Gaming: 1 pm – 11 pm
Friday Night Dance (All Ages): 9 pm – 11:30 pm
Saturday, June 27th
Operation Hours: 10 am – 11:30 pm
Registration: 9 am – 7 pm
Exhibitor Hall: 10 am – 7 pm
Art Show: 10 am – 5 pm
Charity Store: 10 am – 5 pm
Gaming: 10 am – 11 pm
Art and Charity Auction: 6 pm
Masquerade Costume Contest: 8 pm
Sunday, June 28th
Operation Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
Registration: 9 am – 3 pm
Exhibitor Hall: 10 am – 4 pm
Art Show: 10 am – 3 pm
Charity Store: 10 am – 3 pm
Gaming: 10 am – 4 pm