Sunday, September 26, 2021

More of the SoonerCon 2010 Program Book

When I called the contents of the previous post "the first 11 pages," I was of course counting the covers as pages. But I was wrong, that was still only TEN images. As they say on the other side of the divide, mea culpa!

Here are the next few pages, through the color insert.

We continue to enjoy the mutual benefits of swapping Program Book ads with FenCon.

Joe Lansdale is a sweetheart of a guy, author of many fabulous tomes, including the Hap and Leonard series, and the nigh-scriptural revelation that is Bubba Ho-Tep
Check out the wonderful art from these two wise guys in the color section below.
Mr Nemecek has yet to deny that he is Jonny Quest's father.  Enquiring minds may draw their own conclusions!

My grandchild Jazra owns a copy of the "Coppertone dragon" print, autographed to her by the inimitable artist!

Anybody that can draw such a dino-cowgirl is A-OK by us, podner!

That's it for now, see you soon for the third installment (of probably four) from SoonerCon 2010!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Beginning of the SoonerCon 2010 Program Book

The first 11 pages of the Program Book.
Our theme was Bubbas, Southern-fried Culture in general, and zombies.  And in honor of the 2001 sequel 2010: Odyssey Two, I came up with the superimposition of zombies on the eye-camera of HAL, for the cover art.
Our charity was Infant Crisis Services.  As of now, we don't have a record of the amount we ended up donating to their worthy cause.
And it was my brilliant idea for the page numbers to be "backlit" by 2001's monolith.

Note the "Thank ya very much."  Takin' Care of Business, baby!

SoonerCon 2010 was held June 4-5-6 at the Biltmore.  Joe Lansdale was our writer GOH, and John E Kaufman was our artist GOH.  And artist John Lucas, along with Larry Nemecek and the UFP.

More to come!

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Press Coverage of SoonerCon 20

 SoonerCon 20: Heroes and Villains was held June 3-4-5, 2011, at the downtown Sheraton.  Our writer GOH was Tim Powers; our artist GOH was Darrell K Sweet.  And as you can read from the recap, we raised over a thousand bucks for Infant Crisis Services.

A tip of the propeller beanie to The Oklahoman's Matthew Price, a longtime friend of the con!
And you know who's in the Gazette photo!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

SoonerCon 3 Publicity and News

SoonerCon 3 was held October 16-17-18, 1987, at the Central Plaza.

BTW, did you know that STAR OKC ran an ad on the first episode of ST:TNG?  I wonder if somebody (Yes, I'm talking to you, Mister Nemecek!) has a copy on video?  The club had raised about $150 for the ad, but I don't know the final cost.

Somebody tell me who created the Warthog Gazette?  Surely there's no reason to keep it a secret any longer?
The above photos ran in the Sunday paper.

Other tidbits:  In the November GG, Prez Mike Hodge reports, “rumor has it that attendance was well over 500 people.”  However, it's a documented fact that SoonerCon 3 raised $1600 for its charity, the Oklahoma Pediatric Cancer Association.
That's it for this trip back in time!  See you around the galaxy.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The February, 2001 GALACTIC GAZETTE

This wild-n-weird cover art by Tamara Hodge.  For some reason it felt necessary that I surround her perfectly fine masthead with the masthead I was using already.  Petty, huh?
Scooter was Prez and Webhead, and Mr Enthusiasm did all the other stuff.  I don't know who provided the above list of sites, but Gerald Burton use to supply them.
Hats off to Neal Hallford (and other folks)!

Tell me, is Professor S O'Terrick another one of those relics better left unmentioned?

Flooby Reviews!  Now we got a GG, baby!

And as February 2001 fades into the closet of history, I beg you to support your local and present-day manifestation of fandom, whatever you perceive it to be - hairy thunderer, or cosmic muffin.

See ya!

Sunday, March 28, 2021

The Third and Final Part of SoonerCon 2007's Program Book

The Oklahoma Friends of NRA chapter has been an advertiser since the SoonerCon reboot.  Various ConComm members have worked at some of their banquets and raised thousands of dollars in support of SoonerCon.

As you might have guessed, the retro-type fill art are from various image searches of the interwebs.

With the in-color inside and exterior rear covers, we conclude this share of SoonerCon 2007's Program Book.  Thanks for noshing on memories with me!