Thursday, July 9, 2020

More from ThunderCon 1 in 1991

Howdy friends, here are some scans from ThunderCon 1, which took place at OKC's Central Plaza Hotel (now it's a Clarion of some kind).

Yes, that's a very busy flyer.  And if I had me say, I would have pointed out that on the front side, "make-up" appears twice, once with the correct hyphen and once without.  You'll also see that the Tentative Guest was emphatically scratched out.

Courtesy of our lamented brother Paul Cherry, here is his badge.

I was Video Chair, so you may blame me for the eclectic schedule.  Yes, it was typed (by me) and dummied up with boffo art by Kevin Hopkins, resident artistic genius.

Those of a certain age will recall the OTHER name for ThunderCon:  LMC, "Larry's Media Con."

More to come next week!  Tell your friends!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Nuthin' But a Bunch o' Trekkies!

Well, I was going to post a bunch of scans from 1991's ThunderCon 1.  But the thumb drive ate 'em.

Until then, here's a preview, courtesy of the Dallas Morning News.
This was in the Saturday, June 1st edition.  This means the AP writer, one Ellen Knickmeyer, filed her story Friday night.  She has since become an international writer for the WSJ, working from Africa and the Middle East.

Fans Dianna Hopkins, Mike Ferguson, and Kimber Civyer are quoted.  To be honest, it was not until the time of this post that I read down the article and noticed that my table in the Dealers' Room was mentioned.

I hope to bring you more soon from 1991's ThunderCon 1, spearheaded by ThunderChief Larry Nemecek.

Monday, February 24, 2020

STAR OKC Flyers from the 1970s

These are from the 1970s.  I can advise that "Cpt. Paul Marek" is alive in the OKC area, but wisely keeps a low profile at SoonerCons and other places hoping to avoid having his memories solicited.

Suzanne Romero, later Zann Jones, and later not, was a big pusher of the early STAR also.

See you next time!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

The March-April 1986 Galactic Gazette -- Winding Up for SoonerCon 1

Our cover art is once again by the estimable Bob Higgs.

We spent $315 on transportation for our Toastmaster, Tom Disch.
 We had a fundraiser for the Medieval Faire, our main big push to acquire bucks to pay for SoonerCon 1, coming up on June 6-8, 1986.

Denise Rexroat give a Con Report on Star Fest 86, in Denver. 
The final page is a brilliant send-up of Stephen R Donaldson's Covenant the Unbeliever books.  One guess as to its author.  While you're guessing, marvel at the hi-tech text, courtesy of the Commodore MPS-801 dot-matrix printer.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

SoonerCon 20 Flyer -- 2011

As the promo line said, "Choose your side …"  Of course, I don't think it's that trivial.  But on the other hand, "Heroes & Villains" is awfully hard to decipher.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas from the 1980 STAR OKC Christmas Party

The wild bacchanal was held at the apartment of Larry and Zann Jones.
 Back row, above:  Unknown, Mark Alfred.  Front row:  Paul Marek, Zann Jones, Maxine ??, unknown.
L-R:  Zann Jones, Mike Powell (rear), Paul Marek, Mike Hodge (rear), Larry Jones

 This year Joyce and I moonlighted as Mr and Mrs Santa for parties, and came here directly after a gig.  The above photo reflects the surprise of Zann, Larry, and Mike on being confronted by two Clauses in red.

Our best to all whose orbits intersected ours -- in 1980, and into the 21st century and beyond!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

SoonerCon 2007 - Coverage from The Oklahoman

SoonerCon 2007 was held June 8-9-10, 2007.  Here's coverage from our friend Matthew Price from Friday morning's Oklahoman:
And we'll see you another time!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

News Coverage of the First Returning SoonerCon: SoonerCon 2006

As you can tell from the coverage, our charity in 2006 was Citizens Caring for Children.

The total donation to CCC was $1000.

See you next time!

Friday, April 26, 2019

SoonerCon 2006 Program Book -- The Rest

The concluding pages of the first Program Book of the reformed SoonerCon.
 Bibliotech Books, in Shawnee, has been a faithful advertiser with us since 2006!  Also, note the appearance of SoonerCon's original mascot, the dino/dragon named Boomer.

Above is a better view of our little friend.
 Feel free to print out this crossword and solve it yourself.

 The scheduling grid is very down-n-dirty, complete with pasted-in "x"s to denote closed rooms.

While it was fun to dummy up the above ad, the actual art by Artist GOH Keith Birdsong is super-spiffalicious.  You will see it in posts to come.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you at SoonerCon 28, just over a month from now!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

SoonerCon 2006 Program Book -- The Middle

Here are pages 9 through 19 of Sooner Con 2006's Program Book.  This re-establishment of the grand name took place July 15-16, at the Bricktown Central Plaza.
Yes, every guest who provided a photo had it printed!

 Bradley H. and Sue Sinor continue to be gracious guests at SoonerCon.

Powerlift has been an advertiser since the re-beginning.

Ditto the Friends of NRA.

We had a fine lineup of guests, especially considering that this fledgling con was a first step, with no previous cred except the name, which had been inactive since SoonerCon 13, 1997.

Next time, the rest of the Program Book.