Pryor Creek Comic Convention

Pryor Creek Comic Convention will be a first-time mini-con in Pryor, Oklahoma.

Stop by to support a home grown comic convention which supports local artists and authors including, Robert Soul, author of the comic book Ruined My Rhythm!

Saturday, January 21st, from 10am to 6pm
@ Graham Community Building, Pryor, OK

https://www.facebook.com/events/1791171104494320/

Self Publishing 101

Interested in getting into the small business of self publishing? Then on Shop Small Business Saturday, Nov 26th, stop by Decopolis (502 S. Boston Ave, Tulsa) from 1pm to 2pm. Our panel of Self Publisher veterans will be on hand to answer your questions on writing, formatting, printing, marketing, and everything in between.

Check out our event on Facebook.

Our panel includes:

MAC BOYLE – Owner of the independent publishing house Party Now, Apocalypse Later Industries

SHANNON IWANSKI – Editor for the indie publshing company A Murder of Storytellers and Editor-in-Chief for Inkubus Publishing.

ADREAN MESSMER – Owner and Editor of the indie publisher A Murder of Storytellers.

A.W. SELBY & OKCATE EVITA SMITH – Owners and Operators of Ursa Minor Fiction, an independent publishing house.

Authors will also be available at the following times:

Mac Boyle – 11am to 6pm
Shannon Iwanski – 12pm to 8pm
Donna Leahey – 12pm to 6pm
Adrean Messmer – 12pm to 4pm
A.W. Selby – 1pm to 8pm

Writing Well Workshop

The Writing Well Workshop is a creative writing workshop that focuses on writing well through understanding the stories of self, others, and the world. Includes interviews and writing tips, as well as excerpts from alternative mediums, such as graphic novels and screenplays, that feature writers from Oklahoma, the surrounding states, and around the world.

November 12th, 2016
9:15am (check-in) to 4:00pm
Mary K. Oxley Nature Center, Tulsa, OK

There is still time to sign up, check out their website for more information!

Workshop features guest speakers and IPHI writers M.A Chiappetta, Robert Harmon, Donna Leahey, Meg Perdue, Adrean Messmer, and Jack Burgos.

Decopolis Halloween Book Signing

Don’t forget! Donna Leahey and Meg Perdue will be at Decopolis tomorrow, Friday, Oct 28th, to sign their scary stories just in time for Halloween! Then afterwards you can watch the classic film, Nosferatu, in the park!

Donna will be bringing her dark and twisted novel Duped as well as the Dark and Dangerous Things anthologies!

Meg will be on hand with her gleefully gothic ghosts stories Wharton Rectory and Revelation at St. Dominics.

Nosferatu in the Park is being presented by Downtown Tulsa. See http://downtowntulsaok.com/event/nosferatu/ for more details on that event.

Wizard World Tulsa – 2016

Come check out several IPHI authors as they present panels at this year’s Wizard World Comic Con in Tulsa!

Friday, October 21st
5:30-6:15PM

VILLAINS VERSUS VILLAINS (CONFERENCE HALL B)
A battle royale between villains! What makes a great monster or just plain psycho-antagonist? Creators divulge which characters claim the best villain award. Why do some win our hearts while others creep us out? Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion), Jack Burgos (Dark and Dangerous Things) Shannon A. Thompson (Bad Bloods), and RA Jones (Writer – Wolverine; Captain America) will share their perspectives and creative process including what key ingredients they focus on when creating vicious characters. Don’t miss this thrilling discussion.

Saturday, October 22nd
1:30-2:15PM

(STILL) CHASING WHIMSY: THE JOURNEY CONTINUES! (CONFERENCE HALL B)
Congratulations! You’ve written and published your first novel!
Sooo… now what? Join A. W. Selby, author of THE ASTONISHING BOBCAT: HERO WORSHIP and the creative team at Ursa Minor Fiction, for a discussion about the process of writing and publishing the next book in a series, sustaining creative momentum, as well as an exclusive preview reading from Selby’s upcoming novel, THE ASTONISHING BOBCAT TAKES MANHATTAN.

Sunday, October 23rd
11:00–11:45AM

LIVING IN THE MARGINS (CONFERENCE HALL A)
This panel will include three to four people who fall in a ‘marginalized’ category. Discussion will center around current and past representation of people of color, women, handicapped, and LGTBQ people among others in popular media. Emphasis on the importance of representation, on media that’s doing it well and places where we could still improve. With panelists: Donna A. Leahey, Adrean Messmer, Jack Burgos, Shannon Iwanski, Kenzi Whala

Sunday, October 23rd
12:00-12:45PM

DOES GENDER MATTER? (CONFERENCE HALL A)
From how a movie reboot should cast its characters to how a comic should draw its female superheroes, questions of gender remain a powerful issue in the world of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, gaming, films, and more. How can we as creators and as fans help to break past these issues to build a more inclusive, less stereotyped fandom? In this panel of local authors, comic book experts, and all-around SFF-loving fans, we’ll discuss what’s working, what isn’t, and where we can go from here. Adrean Messmer to speak.