I’m returning to SoonerCon as a panelist this year, and as kind of a last-minute surprise, I will have a very limited edition of “The Grave Tales: SoonerCon edition” with me, featuring a brand-new story by me and Ellis Goodson.
Mike Kennedy provided the cover; you can also check out pinups by Johnnie Johnson, Robert Henry and Christopher Michael Elliott.
Here’s where you should be able to find me through the weekend. SoonerCon runs June 22-24 at the Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Road in Midwest City.
Movies? Make Mine Marvel. TV? DC for Me.
Friday, June 22, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
With few exceptions, Marvel is great at making movies and DC generally falls short of the goal. DC rocks at TV, and Marvel could stand to improve, i.e. Inhumans. What’s behind these differences? Is it budget or production time? Doesn’t it all come down to the writing?
Kimber Chessmore – M, Buck Berlin, Caleb Haldane, Courtney Oliphant, Matthew Price, ET Wardwell
If You Like That Comic, Then Try This!
Friday, June 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Our distinguished panel of comics experts give suggestions based on reader favorites and ask for suggestions, too. Come ready to share your not-so-known titles and discover new comics to try.
Matthew Price – M, Kent Clark, R. Cat Conrad, Phillip Hollecker, Mike Kennedy, Jeff Provine
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Morning networking with convention guests.
Mark Alfred, Walt Boyes, Marcia Bull, Captain Sean MacTaggart, David Carrico, Kimber Chessmore, Melyssa Childs-Wiley, Hazel Conley, Pete Dixon, Linda L. Donahue, Rhonda Eudaly, Shai Fenwick, Tim Frayser, Caleb Haldane, Neal Hallford, James Hollaman, Honor Lychee, Nick Johnson, Bekah June, Felix A. Matos, Dennis McDonald, Robert Mullens, Kathleen M. O’Brien, Courtney Oliphant, Gloria Oliver, Cary Osborne, Ted Pennella, Alan J. Porter, Matthew Price, David “Oak” Rice, Joey “Okie Space Queen” Rodman, Ann Shelby, Terry Southard, Tex Thompson, Haileigh Todd, Carrie Vaughn, Mel. White, Craig Wolf
The Producer’s ProTips
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Lloyd Lee Barnett (Avatar, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Ninja Apocalypse) and Glenn Garland (Vampire Diaries, Altered Carbon, Preacher, Grindhouse, The Devil’s Rejects, The Fantastic Four) talk production, the current movie marketplace, funding, and making films your day job.
Matthew Price – M, Lloyd Lee Barnett, Glenn Garland
Wild Cards, an Introduction and Celebration
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
Did you know George did stories before A Song of Ice and Fire? It’s true! For those unfamiliar with the Wild Cards series, come learn as longtime fans celebrate the series. Started in 1987, it’s recently seen its 25th book released. Now edited by George R. R. Martin, many authors come together to create an everyday superhero universe.
Matthew Price – M, John Picacio, Caroline Spector, Carrie Vaughn
Award-winning writer and producer Matthew Price is features editor at The Oklahoman newspaper, where he also writes and podcasts about comics, film and geek culture. Matt is the co-writer and producer of the indie superhero feature film The Posthuman Project and the writer and producer of the film The Grave. Matt also co-wrote the short films Paradox, Heroes of the Realm, and The Bulleteers. Matt has written comic books including The Grave, Agent Blue, and Team: Awesome!
Matt and his wife, Annette, own the Eisner Award-nominated comic-book store, Speeding Bullet Comics, in Norman, OK.