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: Oklahoma A1

Intro to Miniature Painting Workshop

This beginner-level workshop teaches the basic skill set necessary to paint most miniatures. Students will be taught how to inspect miniatures for flaws, correct them, and prime for paint. Techniques taught will include paint thinning, washes, and dry brushing. At the end of the workshop, students should feel confident in their ability to paint a miniature up to a tabletop quality level. (2 hours) Limit 15 participants, $5 materials fee.

Panelists: Matthew Cavanaugh

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Workshop

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

Gaming Across the Generations

How can you game with kids? Join us to talk about the challenges you might come across when gaming with children and how you might overcome them.

Panelists: Tyrell Gephardt, Phillip Hollecker, Barrett Huddleston, David "Oak" Rice, Stevo the Gutter Nerd, Christina Stiles

Tracks: Gaming, Kids

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

The Journey to Creating the Super Soaker

Rocket Scientist and prolific inventor, Dr. Lonnie Johnson speaks on his history leading up to and the story of the creation of the Super Soaker: The world’s #1 selling water toy of all time.

Panelists: Dr. Lonnie Johnson

Tracks: STEM, Gaming

Tags: GoH

Friday, June 7, 2019 9:30 p.m. | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

SoonerCon @ Midnight: Worst Book Ever

Join us in the hotel bar as intrepid writers lay on their best purple prose to create titles and openings for the Worst Book Ever, hosted by Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek! (Supplies provided.)

Panelists: Larry Nemecek, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Dan Erickson, vickey malone kennedy, Ted Pennella, Rook Riley, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Gaming

Tags: Panel

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

Friday, June 7, 2019 10:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma F

Cards Against Humanity for Charity

Playing a modified version of CaH: No minimum or maximum hand size and outside/custom cards are not allowed. Buy-in is $0.25 per white card, and cards can be purchased after questions are asked. The game runs two hours, or until all black cards are claimed. Anyone can buy in at any time (except during the last 10 minutes). There is no limit to the number of players. The "Don't be a Jerk" rule is in full effect. The player with the most points at the game's end will win a Cards Against Humanity Starter Box. All proceeds benefit SoonerCon's designated charity, Positive Tomorrows. This game is recommended for "mature" audiences only (18+).

Panelists: Pete Dixon

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Charity Fundraiser

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Intro to Miniature Painting Workshop

This beginner-level workshop teaches the basic skill set necessary to paint most miniatures. Students will be taught how to inspect miniatures for flaws, correct them, and prime for paint. Techniques taught will include paint thinning, washes, and dry brushing. At the end of the workshop, students should feel confident in their ability to paint a miniature up to a tabletop quality level. (2 hours) Limit 15 participants, $5 materials fee.

Panelists: Matthew Cavanaugh

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Tabletop RPG Writing

Got a great idea for a tabletop role playing game, but not sure where to begin? D20 game writer Christina Stiles talks creating around gameplay mechanics, collective worldbuilding, establishing lore, play testing, publishing and more in this game writer's workshop. Limit 11 participants.

Panelists: Christina Stiles

Tracks: Gaming, Writing & Publication

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma A2

Digital Art with MS SurfacePro

Create breathtaking paintings without all the mess. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to use tools in FreshPaint for Windows 10 to create paintings and original drawings using lifelike oil and watercolors, pastels, and more. You’ll also get a sneak peek at advanced digital art skills like mixing paint and layering media. Workshop designed for ages 8+. Limit 11 participants.

Panelists: Microsoft Store

Tracks: Gaming, Kids, Art

Tags: Kids Activity

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 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Minecraft Coding Class

Go behind the scenes to learn how to code, program, and play in your own gaming world. You’ll use fun, interactive coding to learn how creativity and problem-solving come together to make something all your own. Workshop designed for ages 8+. Limit 11 participants.

Panelists: Microsoft Store

Tracks: Kids, Gaming, STEM

Tags: Kids Activity

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Crimson Meeting Room

Advanced Miniature Painting Workshop

This advanced-level workshop focuses on teaching skills for more experienced painters. Students will develop and improve their brush techniques such as glazing, wet blending, edge highlighting, and two-brush blending. Expert painters teach basic color theory, lighting, and shading, and also instruct students in the usage of a wet palette as a tool for miniature painting. (2 hours) Limit 15 participants, $10 materials fee.

Panelists: Michael Kirk, Matthew Cavanaugh

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:30 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A2

Magic the Gathering: A Collection Explained

For 25 years and counting, Magic the Gathering has delighted collectors and players worldwide. Travis Nance, emcee and MTG enthusiast, gives a specialty talk and presentation about Magic the Gathering misprints, oddities, and other rarities.

Panelists: Travis Nance

Tracks: Gaming, General Interest

Tags: Presentation

Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:30 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B

Nerf Fundraiser

Nerf gaming and special photo op/autograph session with SoonerCon’s featured science guest, Dr. Lonnie Johnson. A bona-fide “rocket scientist,” Dr. Johnson has just one mission—to ensure the world has enough energy for a prosperous future. Although he has devoted his life to solving some of the world’s most complex technological problems, he is best known for his widely popular invention, the Super Soaker water gun. Dr. Johnson is a prolific inventor and holds more than 100 patents, the vast majority of which are energy-related. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Johnson STEM Activity Center in Dr. Johnson’s hometown, Atlanta, GA. Learn more at http://johnsonstem.org/. Donation participation tiers: $20-$30.

Panelists: Josh Updegrove, Phillip Grimes, Dr. Lonnie Johnson

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Charity Fundraiser

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

Dungeons and Dragons: 45 Years Strong

D&D was first published in 1974, making it a venerable 45 years old. How has it changed over the years? How is it stronger than ever these days? Do you remember the "Satanic Panic" of the 80s? And what about that Tom Hanks movie?

Panelists: Magician Michael Corley, Dennis McDonald, Rook Riley, Seth Skorkowsky, Christina Stiles, Karen Thrower

Tracks: Gaming, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:30 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B

Nerf Gaming

Bring your favorite foam dart blaster and join the fun. Visit the game room for full rules. Didn't bring your blaster? Don't worry! A wide selection of blasters (with darts) are available in the Charity Store. Charity sales and donations benefit Positive Tomorrows school in OKC.

Panelists: Josh Updegrove, Phillip Grimes

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Gaming

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:15 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B

Muggle Quidditch

Muggle Quidditch is a sport based on Quidditch, the fictional sport developed by British author J. K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series of children's novels, as governed by the International Quidditch Association. As in the fictional sport, muggle quidditch has seven players on each team: 3 chasers, 2 beaters, 1 keeper, and 1 seeker. Muggle Quidditch has been adapted for play on the ground, with game play confined to a playing field comparable in size to an ice hockey rink. The sport is adapted using elements of rugby, dodge ball, tag, and lacrosse. Visit the game room for rules and to sign up.

Panelists: Gena Ford, Gaming

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Gaming

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

Nerf Gaming

Bring your favorite foam-dart blaster and join the fun. Visit the game room for full rules. Didn't bring your blaster? Don't worry! A wide selection of blasters (with darts) are available in the Charity Store. Charity sales and donations benefit Positive Tomorrows school in OKC.

Panelists: Josh Updegrove, Phillip Grimes

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Gaming

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1

Intro to Miniature Painting Workshop

This beginner-level workshop teaches the basic skill set necessary to paint most miniatures. Students will be taught how to inspect miniatures for flaws, correct them, and prime for paint. Techniques taught will include paint thinning, washes, and dry brushing. At the end of the workshop, students should feel confident in their ability to paint a miniature up to a tabletop quality level. (2 hours) Limit 15 participants, $5 materials fee.

Panelists: Michael Kirk

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Workshop

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

Muggle Quidditch

Muggle Quidditch is a sport based on Quidditch, the fictional sport developed by British author J. K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series of children's novels, as governed by the International Quidditch Association. As in the fictional sport, muggle quidditch has seven players on each team: 3 chasers, 2 beaters, 1 keeper, and 1 seeker. Muggle Quidditch has been adapted for play on the ground, with game play confined to a playing field comparable in size to an ice hockey rink. The sport is adapted using elements of rugby, dodge ball, tag, and lacrosse. Visit the game room for rules and to sign up.

Panelists: Gena Ford, Gaming

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Gaming

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

Name that Pokémon

For those who aren't familiar with Pokémon, come take a guess at the names of these funny-looking creatures in a-style game.

Panelists: Summer Rain Cosplay, Kimber Chessmore, Sally Hamilton, David "Oak" Rice

Tracks: Anime, Gaming

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Crimson Meeting Room

Advanced Miniature Painting Workshop

This advanced-level workshop focuses on teaching skills for more experienced painters. Students will develop and improve their brush techniques such as glazing, wet blending, edge highlighting, and two-brush blending. Expert painters teach basic color theory, lighting, and shading, and also instruct students in the usage of a wet palette as a tool for miniature painting. (2 hours) Limit 15 participants, $10 materials fee.

Panelists: Matthew Cavanaugh, Michael Kirk

Tracks: Gaming

Tags: Workshop

Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Build Your Own "Choose Your Ending" Story

Our panelists discuss the nefarious and often emotional media that is the Choose-Your-Own Adventure, while writing one!

Panelists: David "Oak" Rice, vickey malone kennedy, Julia S. Mandala, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Gaming

Tags: Workshop

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