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 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

I Was a Whovian Before it Was Cool

Discuss and learn about the iconic Doctor Who: Classic Series, the series before the current series! I Wonder… what you'll learn!

Panelists: Michael Cross, Capt. Sean MacTaggart, Rebecca Jackson, Myron Moody, Martha Steele

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Together, We Are Better: Identity and Diplomacy in Star Trek

Cultural nuances make upStar Trek’s memorable world building. Races within and outside of the Federation discover each other, work, and learn together. But Trekisn’t without its bad blood, warring factions, and competing interests. Alliances are made by an unwavering appreciation for each species’ differences that elevates the idea of common good across the universe. Is this the great legacy of Rodenberry’s genius?

Panelists: Sissy Space, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Chaz Kemp, Larry Nemecek, Peter Pixie

Tracks: Fandoms, Film & TV, Culture & World Affairs

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, King of the Box Office

Let's talk about what we all just watched last weekend: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Panelists: Teddy Harvia, Blair Bartlett, Capt. Sean MacTaggart, Peri Charlifu, Matt Frank, Brian Trent

Tracks: Fandoms, Film & TV

Tags: Panel

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

Boo, Hiss! Beloved Villains

Voldemort; Saruman; Lex Luthor -- explain the charm of bad guys who absolutely revel in their villainy.

Panelists: David "Oak" Rice, J.H. Fleming, James Hollaman, Catherine Cooke Montrose, Peter Pixie

Tracks: Fandoms

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Yoda, the Space Wizard: High Fantasy in the World of Star Wars

Even though it's set in space, Star Wars has its share of knights, damsels, and monsters. Join us in a discussion about the fantasy elements of Star Wars.

Panelists: Mel. White, Sherri Dean, James Dock, Tyrell Gephardt, Haileigh Todd, E.T. Wardwell

Tracks: Fandoms, Film & TV, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Yoda, the Space Wizard: High Fantasy in the World of Star Wars

Even though it's set in space, Star Wars has its share of knights, damsels, and monsters. Join us in a discussion about the fantasy elements of Star Wars.

Panelists: Mel. White, James Dock, Tyrell Gephardt, Haileigh Todd, E.T. Wardwell

Tracks: Fandoms, Film & TV, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 7:00 p.m. | Location: University C

VHS & CHILL Presents: "Godzilla Double Feature"

In honor of this summer's newest Godzilla film release, we're having a GODZILLA DOUBLE FEATURE at SoonerCon 28! In the first feature, Godzilla faces off against aliens who have taken control of Earth's monsters and are using them to exterminate the human race in the 1968 classic Destroy All Monsters! Then, time travelers use Godzilla in an attempt to destroy Japan which pits our favorite kaiju against one of his toughest opponents in 1991's Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah! Both films are rated for ALL AGES! Introductions by Godzilla artist Matt Frank!

Panelists: Sean Peel, Matt Frank

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: Film

Friday, June 7, 2019 10:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

Lee and Peri’s Trivia for Geeks! (Contest)

Six teams of 2, in a round-robin-style trivia game will compete for geek glory and SoonerCon bragging rights, with two weekend memberships to our 2020 convention. Artist Peri Charlifu and husband Lee Moody host this fan-favorite contest. But wait! There are twists, turns, and unexpected craziness! Sign up early at Con HQ. The first six teams to sign up get to compete. Limit 12 total contestants. (2 hours)

Panelists: Peri Charlifu, Lee Moody

Tracks: Gaming, Fandoms

Tags: Trivia Contest

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Nana Visitor Booth

Autographs

Autographs and selfies ($40/$20 cash) with featured guest Nana Visitor at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (50 mins.)

Panelists: Nana Visitor

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: University C

Why Godzilla Matters

A conversation with Matt Frank, kaiju comic artist, about why Godzilla and the giant-monster genre is important and not just meaningless schlock.

Panelists: Matt Frank

Tracks: Pop Culture & Entertainment, Film & TV, Fandoms, Art

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Q&A with Nana Visitor

Moderated audience Q&A with Nana Visitor, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Major Kira.

Panelists: Larry Nemecek, Nana Visitor

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Build a SyFy™ Saturday Night

Panelists spin the wheel for wacky plotline components and actor combinations, and create an original (and crap-tastic) Saturday Night SyFy™ feature!

Panelists: Peter Pixie, Mike Kloepfer, Wm. Mark Simmons, Allison Stein, Karen Thrower, Brian Trent, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Fandoms, Gaming, Film & TV

Tags: Art Demo

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Potions Class

Don't be late for potions class! Once sorted into their houses, SoonerCon's witches and wizards in training will head back to the kids classroom for a quick magical make & take. Supplies provided.

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, Fandoms

Tags: Kids, Make and Take

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

Harry Potter Sorting Ceremony

"There's nothing hidden in your head The Sorting Hat can't see, So try me on and I will tell you Where you ought to be." -from the, 1991

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids, Mrs. Fae, Robert Mullens, Raiva

Tracks: Kids, Fandoms

Tags: Kids Activity

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:30 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Nana Visitor Booth

Autographs

Autographs and selfies ($40/$20 cash) with featured guest Nana Visitor at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (4 hours)

Panelists: Nana Visitor

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Trekland 2019: Disco Fever: Catching It?

Larry’s behind-the-scene recap and update about Discovery and #PicardTBN as well as Anniversary Year backstage and in-joke lookbacks at The Cage, TMP, ST III, ST V, STG, ST 09.

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Crimson Meeting Room

Portal 47 Meetup

Meetup for curious Trek fans to sample Portal 47, the exclusive global live/online monthly package from featured guest Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek. With door prizes, snacks, gifts, and current Portals too!

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Embassy Suite 204

Tea Time with the Doctor presented by Serendipity

Enjoy afternoon tea, presented by the Serendipity Doctor Who Club. (2 hours)

Panelists: -

Tracks: Fandoms, General Interest

Tags: Meetup/Networking

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

Science in Star Trek?

We like to think that Trek is fairly accurate science-wise. But don't look too close. Let's discuss the plausible science behind wormholes, transporters, and more.

Panelists: Michael Cross, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Tim Frayser, William Leaf, Dr. Laura-Isobel McCall, Ted Pennella

Tracks: Fandoms, STEM, Film & TV

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 p.m. | Location: Crimson Meeting Room

Dr. Trek Show

Help Larry's indie film and preserve Trek pop culture history – your $20 gets a screen credit PLUS two hours of prize trivia, rare video, and sneak peeks of George, Nichelle, Walter, Harve…

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: University C

Larry’s The State of the Trek 2019

Fan Forum for *your* options and questions of each other, led by Larry, about everything in current Trekland:Discovery, #PicardTBN, Lower Decks aka AdultSwimTrek ... and #Section31 and even #NickTrek.

Panelists: Larry Nemecek

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Nana Visitor Booth

Autographs

Autographs and selfies ($40/$20 cash) with featured guest Nana Visitor at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (50 mins.)

Panelists: Nana Visitor

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer A

Anime Diamonds in the Rough

There are dozens of new anime every season, not counting the hundreds already released with established, decades-long fandoms. This panel will look at some hidden gems that fans may have overlooked.

Panelists: Sally Hamilton, Capt. Sean MacTaggart, Brittany Ellis, J.H. Fleming, Sarah Wiedenheft

Tracks: Anime, Fandoms

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer B

Cinematropolis Live Podcast: Mourning Game of Thrones

The hit HBO series is finally complete. Was it satisfying? Where do we go from here? How will this affect the conclusion of the book series? Join for this live recording and discussion with Cinematropolis Podcast.

Panelists: Caleb Masters, Alexandra Bohannon, Dr. Marc DiPaolo, B. J. Thrower

Tracks: Podcasting, Fandoms

Tags: Podcast Live Recording

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Sooner A

The B-Movie Panel

Bad sci-fi movies are a guilty pleasure for so many of us! Why do we love movies that love to be bad? The legendary B-movie panel.

Panelists: Melinda LaFevers, Sherri Dean, Tim Frayser, Bekah June, Selina Rosen, Adrian Simmons

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 12:15 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B2

Villain Scavenger Hunt

Find all the supervillains at the con in this kids scavenger hunt game with Heroic Inner Kids.

Panelists: Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, Fandoms

Tags: Kids Activity

Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B2

Padawan Training

Lightsaber skills practice for kids, guided by master Jedis.

Panelists: Mrs. Fae, Robert Mullens, Raiva

Tracks: Kids, Maker, Fandoms

Tags: Kids Activity

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

Q&A with Nana Visitor

Moderated audience Q&A with Nana Visitor, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Major Kira.

Panelists: Rhonda Eudaly, Nana Visitor

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:30 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Nana Visitor Booth

Autographs

Autographs and selfies ($40/$20 cash) with featured guest Nana Visitor at her booth in the Exhibitors Hall. (1.5 hours)

Panelists: Nana Visitor

Tracks: Film & TV, Fandoms

Tags: GoH

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