SoonerCon 28 Event Schedule

SoonerCon Event Schedule

SoonerCon 28 is June 7-9 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Plan your SoonerCon weekend now by clicking on a guest profile to see their appearance schedule or download a PDF of the event schedule using the buttons below.

Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

JediOKC: Oklahoma City Star Wars Fan and Collectors Club

After more than 15 years, the Force is strong with JediOKC. Learn more about the family-friendly club's activities, charity work, and fellowship through the love of cosplay and being a geek.

Panelists: JediOKC

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Introduction to Fiber Arts

Yarn matters! Join YouTubers and knitting nerdesses Gal and Kitten as they talk all things fiber in this interactive discussion on how yarns are made and graded, plus tips for selecting materials best suited for your next knitting, crocheting, or other fiber-art project. Limit 11 participants.

Panelists: Chelsea Haldane, Heather Johnson

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion

Tags: Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Embassy Suite 204

Lolita High Tea

Youkoso! Join OKC Lolita Community for this social and interactive Japanese-culture High Tea experience. Dress code required, limit 35 participants. (2 hours, free with convention membership) Dress Code: All Tea Party attendees are expected to wear Lolita, Ouji, Aristocrat, or formal J-fashion attire to maintain the immersive aesthics of this event. All Japanese brands, indie brands, and handmade items in these stylings are permitted. Other styles of cosplay, maid costumes, and casual attire are not accepted attire for this occassion.

Panelists: Honor Lychee, Vanessa Green, Kyros Cosplay

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Limited Attendence Event

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Introduction to Wearable Electronics

Wearable Electronics is a growing field with applications in costuming and prop-making. Join Julie Barrett for an overview of products available and how to find the right tech for your project. There will be time for Q&A.

Panelists: Julie Barrett

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3

Bernina OKC Makeshop: Super Fabulous Drawstring Bag

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. Limit 15 participants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Bernina OKC, Rachel Couch

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay, Maker

Tags: Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Costume Essentials for an Emergency

What should you pack in a "cosplay emergency kit"? Find out why you need more than a bit of thread and a needle.

Panelists: Dara Fogel, Ph.D., James Dock, Kathleen M. O'Brien, Raiva, Melanie Unruh

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2019 7:00 p.m. | Location: Hotel Suite (look for location on the signage boards)

Vintage Clothing Exhibit

SoonerCon attendees are invited to join costumer and historic clothing collector Ms. Kathleen M. O'Brien in her parlor for a viewing of 18th to 20th century vintage garments. Questions welcome! (2 hours, come-and-go viewings)

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, History, Maker, Cosplay

Tags: Exhibit

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Lolita Fashion Show

Gothic, Sweet, Punk, Classic, and Kodona, and more – this SoonerCon inaugural Lolita fashion-show event features Lolita clothing and accessory styles from OKC and around the globe. With fashions modeled by Allison Breckon, Allison Eads, Ashley Evans, Brooke Merrick, Charli Wrench, Chloe Elzo, Emily Pearson, Heather Hewitt, Kayla Parker, Lollie Moore, Marlie Adams, Sable Ann Furrh, Savanna (Blake) Phipps, and Tori Rodgers.

Panelists: Honor Lychee, Vanessa Green, Kyros Cosplay, Prince Blackheart

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3

Bernina OKC Makeshop: Super Handy Zipper Bag

Come and make a small zipper bag. There will be 2 different possible configurations. One is a flat zipper pouch, which is excellent for carrying pencils, chopsticks, and magic wands. The other is a boxed zipper pouch with side handle, best suited for snacks, miniatures, or protecting your favorite crystal ball. See the BERNINA display in the exhibitor hall for examples. A kit with all the supplies needed is provided. The class is forbeginner sewists. Limit 15 participants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Bernina OKC, Rachel Couch

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay, Maker

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:30 a.m. | Location: Hotel Suite (look for location on the signage boards)

Vintage Clothing Exhibit

SoonerCon attendees are invited to join costumer and historic clothing collector Ms. Kathleen M. O'Brien in her parlor for a viewing of 18th to 20th century vintage garments. Questions welcome! (2 hours, come-and-go viewings)

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, History, Maker, Cosplay

Tags: Exhibit

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: North Hallway

Star Wars Parade

Calling all fans and cosplayers to witness this march of rebels, Imperialists, Jawas, and other Star Wars character favorites throughout the convention floor.

Panelists: James Dock, 501st Legion, JediOKC

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Photo Op

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma A3

Basic Leather Care

In this class we will discuss what it means to be a bootblack and learn some beginner steps on working on leather. We will cover the basic shine process, and how to care for clothing. Learn what a basic kit includes, to be able to do almost any leather.

Panelists: Sir William Rothmeyer, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes

Tracks: Art, Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

"I Saw It in the Window" Fabric Stories

Come and discuss the best ways to use fabric in your costume. From using curtains, drapes, and sheets, to best fabric choices, we discuss the good, great, and not-so-great designs.

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien, Julie Barrett, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., PinkCherry Cosplay, Melanie Unruh

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Costume Contest Info Session

All interested costume contest contestants must attend. You do not have to wear your costume to the panel! You should bring any weapons that might accompany your costume for clearance by the costuming chairpersons, as well as any audio (on USB drive) you wish to accompany you on stage during the contest. Can't make the sign-up? Find the Costuming Info table in Artist Alley.

Panelists: Ryan McKinley, Rachel Couch, Carousel Costumes, Divine Creations Cosplay

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Costume Contest

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Basic Prop and Costume Lighting

How to use off-the-shelf lighting (such as fairy lights and other battery-powered lights) for those who prefer not to dig into the technical aspects.

Panelists: Julie Barrett, Paul Barrett

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3

Bernina OKC Makeshop: Super Fabulous Drawstring Bag

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. Limit 15 participants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Bernina OKC, Rachel Couch

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay, Maker

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:30 p.m. | Location: Hotel Suite (look for location on the signage boards)

Vintage Clothing Exhibit

SoonerCon attendees are invited to join costumer and historic clothing collector Ms. Kathleen M. O'Brien in her parlor for a viewing of 18th to 20th century vintage garments. Questions welcome! (2 hours, come-and-go viewings)

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, History, Maker, Cosplay

Tags: Exhibit

Saturday, June 8, 2019 7:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B

Costume Contest Line Up

All SoonerCon Masquerade Costume Contest participants (age 13+ division) report to contest green room for placement and line-up assignments.

Panelists: Ryan McKinley, BeardedOkie Photography, Squirrelly Jedi Photography

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Tech/Setup

Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Costume Contest

SoonerCon's 28th annual Costume Contest, sponsored by Bernina OKC and McKinley Design Studios.

Panelists: John Eads, Ryan McKinley, Rachel Couch, Carousel Costumes, Divine Creations Cosplay, Matt Frank

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Costume Contest

Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Costume Contest

SoonerCon's 28th annual Costume Contest, sponsored by Bernina OKC and McKinley Design Studios.

Panelists: Ryan McKinley, BeardedOkie Photography, Squirrelly Jedi Photography

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Costume Contest

Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Kid's Costume Contest Meet-up

SoonerCon's inaugural Kid's Costume Contest on the main stage (ages 5-12) featuring costumes imagined and made by younglings. Sign up by 10:00 a.m. at the Costuming Info table at Con HQ or online. Contestants meet the judges and line up for the Costume Contest at 11:00 a.m.

Panelists: Ryan McKinley, Divine Creations Cosplay, Honor Lychee, Leslie Raymond

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Costume Contest

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Crimson Meeting Room

Bias-Cut Draping (or "Why Do Those 1930s Dresses Always Fit So Well?")

The 1930s are renowned for bias-cut garment construction. Creating a pattern for a bias-cut outfit requires allowing for the drape of the fabric along the bias when drawing the shape of the pattern pieces. Dresses constructed using bias-cut techniques adjust to the shape of the wearer and are great for non-standard sizes or shapes. Vintage dresses and a modern interpretation will be on display. The presentation will include steps to create patterns for yourself.

Panelists: Kathleen M. O'Brien

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Kid's Costume Contest

SoonerCon's inaugural Kid's Costume Contest on the main stage (ages 5-12) featuring costumes imagined and made by younglings. Sign up by 10:00 a.m. at the Costuming Info table at Con HQ or online. Visit https://www.soonercon.com/kids-costume-contest/ for more info and to register. Prizes sponsored by McKinley Design Studio and Bernina of OKC.

Panelists: Ryan McKinley, Carousel Costumes, Divine Creations Cosplay, Honor Lychee, Leslie Raymond

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Costume Contest

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma A2

Basic Buckram Blocking

Buckram is a versatile material used in hats and utility fashion applications. The workshop will show you how to block buckram for a fascinator using a Styrofoam wig "head." The instructor will supply the buckram and other materials, and instructions (or links to instructions) for how to finish the hat. Make & Take, limit 11 participants.

Panelists: Julie Barrett

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Upcycling Props

Ever wonder how cosplayers and sewists make fabric, ribbon, and mundane items into beautiful accents for garments? We show you how to upcycle those household items & thrift-store finds into first-rate props for your completed costuming look.

Panelists: Sherri Dean, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Kathleen M. O'Brien, Prince Blackheart, Sissy Space

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Ladies of the Legion

A presentation and info session by women from the official Star Wars clubs (501st, Rebel Legion, and Mandalorian Mercenaries) offering how-tos and starter guide information for costumers planning and building a Star Wars costume specifically designed for women’s bodies and forms.

Panelists: Carousel Costumes, Stephanie Aungst, Denise McKay

Tracks: Cosplay, Costuming & Fashion, Maker

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3

Bernina OKC Makeshop: Super Handy Zipper Bag

Come and make a small zipper bag. There will be 2 different possible configurations. One is a flat zipper pouch, which is excellent for carrying pencils, chopsticks, and magic wands. The other is a boxed zipper pouch with side handle, best suited for snacks, miniatures, or protecting your favorite crystal ball. See the BERNINA display in the exhibitor hall for examples. A kit with all the supplies needed is provided. The class is forbeginner sewists. Limit 15 participants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Bernina OKC, Rachel Couch

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay, Maker

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

Behind the Seams of the Costume Contest

Our Costume Contest contestants and staff welcome everyone to learn a little more "behind the seams" of the Saturday-night Costume Contest.

Panelists: Ryan McKinley, Carousel Costumes, Divine Creations Cosplay

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Cosplay

Tags: Costume Contest

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