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.
 

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!