Begun in March 1973 as a part of the national Star Trek Association for Revival, STAR OKC underwent many cosmetic changes but remained central Oklahoma's most influential seedbed of fandom, until its demise through lack of membership in February, 2005.
.....STAR OKC has fostered such folks as TREK mavens Larry & Janet Nemecek; artists Kevin Hopkins, JR Daniels, and Bill Hodgson; and fanboys like yours truly.
The first renewed SoonerCon took place on Saturday-Sunday, July 15-16, 2006, at the Bricktown Central Plaza.
Our cover art, a fine evocation of our theme (suggested by your humble correspondent), was earlier seen on page 26 of the SoonerCon 4 Program Book, in 1988. It's by the always-Okie Kevin Hopkins.
And as you can see from the copyright slug, the "parent group" of the new SoonerCon was "the SoonerCon Syndicate." This comprised yours truly, Con Chair Jerry Wall, and Michelle Wilson.
The "Illegal Substances" section of our policies may be the first appearance of the simple advice, "Don't do it if it's against the law." After all, SoonerCon isn't a convention for Civil Disobedients … although our clientele may overlap from time to time ...
As you can see, we also have more fine "filler art" from Kevin Hopkins.
Here endeth the first eight pages from the resurrected SoonerCon. Without the hard work of the folks listed in the ConComm credits, the glorious present reality would not be here.
Thanks for stopping by, friends, and observing the fruit of your correspondent's obsessiveness!
I bought this lovely at the Charity Auction for SoonerCon 2008. It's still my go-to mousepad for PARD (Pretty Awesome 'riting Device), on which this little Blog Post is being crafted even now.
Here is a cleaned-up version.
Sad but true … the brilliant concept art was another product of my meagre graphic skills. Pirates plus sci-fi must result in an alien's skull, with an eyepatch, on a skull-and-crossbones. It's only logical … right?