Sunday, March 10, 2019

SoonerCon 2006 Program Book - beginning

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!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

1990 - SoonerCon 6 Program Book, Part the Fourth and Last

Of the two fan groups above, Serendipity is still alive and well.

With these images we conclude the SoonerCon 6 Program Book.

By the way, our charity in 1990 was the YWCA Battered Women's Shelter, and SoonerCon 6 donated $2000 to them.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you in 2019!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

1990 - Soonercon 6 Program Book, Part 3

SoonerCon 6 was November 2-3-4, 1990, at the Central Plaza Hotel.  Here are pages 20-29 of the Program Book.

Don't we all need a friendly computer store?

I believe it was at this PsurrealCon that I participated with Larry Nemecek in a panel called "The Ersatz Spock versus the Unreal McCoy."  Of course, Larry played Ye Olde Doc.

 Speaking of the ThunderChief, ThunderCon 1 took place the next May-June!

And the Artist GOH at RocKon 15, Belinda Christ, was later a President of Star OKC (a lesser of her accomplishments).

The rest of the Program Book next time.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

1990 - Soonercon 6 Program Book, Part 2

Here are the 6th through 19th pages of the SoonerCon 6 Program Book.

Alicia Austin provided the whimsical cover art, too.

Well, that's it for now.  There are 20 pages of images left.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, October 12, 2018

SoonerCon 2007 Publicity Materials

Here are some publicity materials for SoonerCon 2007, "Visitors from Beyond."
 The above is an over-busy early flyer.

 The above is a fun concept which could have been executed better, but I still like the idea.  Talk about a postcard flyer!
Another over-busy design which wasn't distributed.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

SoonerCon 2008: Pieces of '08 Relic

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?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

1990 - Soonercon 6 Program Book, Part 1

SoonerCon 6 took place on November 2-3-4, 1990, at the Central Plaza Hotel.

Our fine cover art is by Alicia Austin.

Our charity was the YWCA Battered Women's Shelter, the same as SoonerCons 4 and 5.   Our total given to our charity this year was $2000.  And we were thankful to help.

 At the time, Paul Cherry was President of STAR OKC.  Leonard Bishop was con chair, with vice-chair & dealers wrangler Gerald Burton.  You can read the other credits yourself.
 Lois McMaster Bujold was GOH; Art GOH was Alicia Austin, with Toastmaster William F Wu.

Well, that's it for this installment, friends.  Don't forget to get your still-discounted Pre-Regs, at!