Tyrell Gephardt is a lifelong fan of the genre and of fandom. He is a writer and a home-organizing consultant. He enjoys reading and watching a wide range of stories from high fantasy to hard science fiction, and is willing to talk about those and everything in between. He also enjoys studying and participating in different sub-fandoms. His current focus is on solar punk.
Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
Gaming Across the Generations
How can you game with kids? Join us to talk about the challenges you might come across when gaming with children and how you might overcome them.
Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A
Science: The Core of Sci-Fi's Sense of Wonder
Many readers come to sci-fi for the wonder of imagining fantastic new worlds. They want their breath taken away by the long scope of time, of evolution and geology and the stars. What is that sense of wonder in new experiences and how do people feel it differently? What science in science fiction most succeeds at getting to those feelings?
Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Crimson Meeting Room
What Is a Furry?
Furries. Is it just a specialized form of anthropomorphic cosplay? Or is it more than that, or maybe something else entirely? How are fursuit mechanics different from other types of costuming? Are furries "dressing up," or are they revealing their true inner selves? Let’s talk about it.