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SoonerCon 2024: A Pop Culture Extravaganza

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Hello there, fellow pop culture enthusiasts! If you’re reading this, you’re probably as excited as I was about SoonerCon 2024. So, let’s dive right into what we experienced at Oklahoma’s Premier Pop Culture Convention this year.

What Was SoonerCon?

For those who might not be familiar, SoonerCon was a pop culture convention that had been happening since 1983. It was Oklahoma’s own version of Comic Con or Dragon Con. The convention was entirely volunteer planned, managed, and run by passionate fans who loved all things geek and fandom. It was a nonprofit, backed by the 501 (c)3 Future Society of Central Oklahoma.
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When and Where Was It?

That year, SoonerCon 32 took place from June 21 to June 23, 2024. The venue was the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma. It was conveniently located in the University North Park business development off of I-35.

What Did We Experience?

SoonerCon was known for its multi-genre fandom experience. It was one of the largest gaming events in Oklahoma, with an enormous game room for both tabletop and video gamers. But that wasn’t all! There was a whole lot more that we enjoyed.

Celebrity Guests

Every year, SoonerCon featured a host of celebrity guests. While the guest list for 2024 hadn’t been announced when we were looking forward to it, past conventions had seen the likes of Noah Hathaway, Doug Cockle, Crystal Sully, Megan Shipman, Alex Organ, Natalie Van Sistine, Lisa Smedman, Halite, and Miss OoLaLa.

Workshops and Panels

SoonerCon offered a variety of workshops and panels. These were specialty classes and demos with limited seating, covering a range of topics like crafting, photography, art, cosplay tutorials, and more.

Cosplay

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If you were into cosplay, you were in for a treat! SoonerCon hosted Central Oklahoma’s largest costuming events, including costume contests for adults and children, costuming demos, workshops, fashion shows, and social hours.

Performances and Meetups

For the adult audiences, there was Latercon. We enjoyed performances like Nerdlesque, after-dark panels, and cocktail meetups. There was also a block of content specifically for kids, with activities like arts and crafts, performances, a Kids Costume Contest, tabletop and video gaming, and much more.

Shopping

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We found a wide range of highly curated, unique items in all shopping areas at SoonerCon. No matter what your fandom, there was something for you.
So, there you have it! A sneak peek into what we experienced at SoonerCon 2024. It was an unforgettable weekend filled with celeb guests, panels, gaming, performances, cosplay, workshops, shopping, and more. So, we marked our calendars and got ready for an adventure!
Remember, SoonerCon was run on fan-power. So, if you were interested, you could have applied to volunteer. Also, we could save $10 on Memberships when we bought online. So, what were you waiting for? We assembled our crew, and embarked on this pop culture adventure together!
See you at the next SoonerCon!

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