Cosplay / Costumer / Fan / Film / Panelist Guest / Scientist
Sissy Space received her bachelor’s in forensic science with minors in chemistry, biology, and criminal justice from the University of Central Oklahoma as well as a master’s in anthropology at Wichita State University. Her study in anthropology included biological, where she focused on identification and analysis of skeletal remains, and cultural, in which she assisted in projects including but not limited to ritual analysis and visual documentation of peoples and cultures. She has a strong background in both qualitative and quantitative methodology. Professionally, Sissy Space is now using these talents to pursue a career in documentary filmmaking to make science more accessible and to help others to understand people and cultures around the world. In her personal life, Sissy Space is an avid cosplayer and nerd. She cosplays for a variety of organizations including Forever After Parties. She recently assisted Dynamite Conventions as the Science Lead for CrashLanded. In 2018, with New World Comics, she was awarded for most costume appearances in a single year and going above and beyond in charity events.
Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1
Crime Solver Science with Sissy Space
Many of the sciences are used when working to solve a crime. In this presentation, scientist, anthropologist, and filmmaker Sissy Space demonstrates some of the simple experiments and techniques used to figure out "Who dunnit?"
Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A
Together, We Are Better: Identity and Diplomacy in Star Trek
Cultural nuances make upStar Trek’s memorable world building. Races within and outside of the Federation discover each other, work, and learn together. But Trekisn’t without its bad blood, warring factions, and competing interests. Alliances are made by an unwavering appreciation for each species’ differences that elevates the idea of common good across the universe. Is this the great legacy of Rodenberry’s genius?
Maleficent, Elphaba, Ursula, and other witchy women who won't stay where we put them. Panelists dissect the characterizations of complex women in SF storytelling, how they are written well or written poorly. How do these characterizations of women compare to real-life portrayals of women in media?
Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B
Ever wonder how cosplayers and sewists make fabric, ribbon, and mundane items into beautiful accents for garments? We show you how to upcycle those household items & thrift-store finds into first-rate props for your completed costuming look.