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 A

3D Printer Demo

Panelist Richard Morgan presents a general overview on 3D printing, showcasing printed models.

Panelists:

Tracks: Maker, STEM

Tags: Demo

Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Crime Solver Science with Sissy Space

Many of the sciences are used when working to solve a crime. In this presentation, scientist, anthropologist, and filmmaker Sissy Space demonstrates some of the simple experiments and techniques used to figure out "Who dunnit?"

Panelists: Sissy Space

Tracks: Kids, STEM

Tags: Kids Activity

Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma H

The Facts of Fiction

Finer Arts of Central Oklahoma shares the origins of popular myths and legends through dramatic clowning, audience interaction, and creative demonstrations. The story of Icarus comes to life with – ping pong balls and a hair dryer. Participants learn the do’s and don’ts of magical enchantment – with a rubber chicken. Don’t miss the finale as performers walk across a bed of mousetraps in Achilles’ soft heels. This presentation uses silly, wacky, and wonderful moments to foster an appreciation for fantastical and “out of this world” stories. Appropriate for all ages.

Panelists: Barrett Huddleston

Tracks: Performance, STEM

Tags: Performance

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

Before and After the Apocalypse

What happens after the world ends? How has the threat of apocalypse changed how we live, how we work, how we govern in the modern age? What's the state of the grid, and all the things we take for granted?

Panelists: Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Tim Frayser, Michelle Muenzler, Jeff Provine, Haileigh Todd, Adam J. Whitlatch

Tracks: Science Fiction, STEM, History, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Robotics Demo with Moore HS

Members of Moore High School's robotics team share highlights from their season, demo some of their favorite bots, and share how kids can get started in the robotmaker world for competition and play.

Panelists: Jessica Weaver, Colby Weaver, Moore High School Robotics Team

Tracks: Maker, STEM

Tags: Demo

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 5:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A

Science: The Core of Sci-Fi's Sense of Wonder

Many readers come to sci-fi for the wonder of imagining fantastic new worlds. They want their breath taken away by the long scope of time, of evolution and geology and the stars. What is that sense of wonder in new experiences and how do people feel it differently? What science in science fiction most succeeds at getting to those feelings?

Panelists: Adrian Simmons, Tyrell Gephardt, William Leaf, Dr. Laura-Isobel McCall, Joey "Okie Space Queen" Rodman

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Science Fiction, STEM

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

The Science of Superheroes

Mad Science's Professor Bungle Botch (as seen on KFOR's "Rise and Shine" and Fox 25's "Living Oklahoma") presents a high-energy, hands-on demonstration of the physics behind super-heroic powers. Participants will learn the science of super strength, sonic flight, and inhuman speed with laughter and excitement. Appropriate for all ages.

Panelists: Barrett Huddleston

Tracks: Performance, STEM

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: University C

The Power of Perseverance

Dr. Lonnie Johnson speaks about the evolution of technology, and human’s relationship to the ever-changing technological landscape.

Panelists: Dr. Lonnie Johnson

Tracks: STEM, Culture & World Affairs

Tags: GoH

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer A

Far-Fetched Doomsdays

Meteors and nuclear war are so last century. Come up with new, intricate, and implausible ways for mankind to check out, or life on Earth to end.

Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Rhonda Eudaly, Tyrell Gephardt, Michelle Muenzler, Selina Rosen, Adrian Simmons

Tracks: Science Fiction, STEM, History, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Beast Science Hour

Kids science time with X-Men's Beast, a.k.a. Dr. Hank McCoy.

Panelists: Ty Randolph, Heroic Inner Kids

Tracks: Kids, STEM

Tags: Kids Activity

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma B1

Microscopy - Ugly Bug

OU microscopy research scientists share images of insects from their infamous "ugly bug" collection. Learn more about the Scanning Electron Microscope, and how microscopes work with light, electricity, and temperature to tell us more info about what we're seeing – with images you can take home!

Panelists: Dr. Scott, Preston Larson, Ph.D.

Tracks: Kids, STEM

Tags: Kids Activity

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: Oklahoma A2

The Everyday Futurist

How to be a Futurist in 6 Easy Steps - Professional Futurist Tim Morgan walks you through using Framework Foresight to explore how current changes shape the future, and how you can use foresight tools in your personal and professional life.

Panelists: Tim Morgan

Tracks: STEM, Culture & World Affairs

Tags: Presentation

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

Droid Building 101 with OKC R2-D2 and Others!

Everyone's favorite astromech droid shows off his secrets and makers share progress on their latest droid projects.

Panelists: James Dock, Paul Barrett, K-9, OKC R2-D2

Tracks: Maker, STEM, Pop Culture & Entertainment

Tags: Panel

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

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

Virtual Reality: The Ethics and Morals of a New Medium

Virtual reality, like all new media of human interactions, opens a new can of worms regarding ethics. What are the limits of user privacy? How do we protect children? What kinds of applications may inform these choices?

Panelists: Mel. White, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Maureen McHugh, Tim Morgan, Wm. Mark Simmons, Austin Tindle

Tracks: Internet Life, Culture & World Affairs, STEM

Tags: Panel

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

3D Printer Demo

Panelists present a general overview on 3D printing, showcasing printed models. We'll demonstrate how to use 3D printing software and print several models.

Panelists: Pete Dixon

Tracks: Maker, STEM

Tags: Demo

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