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SoonerCon welcomes creator of X-Men's 'Rogue'

Event will also feature zombie walk, time traveler's ball
BY MATTHEW PRICE Features Editor mprice@opubco.com Published: June 15, 2012
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“I always wanted to tell stories,” Golden says in a YouTube video for the “Creator Chronicles” DVD. “This is the thing that I really enjoy doing. So invariably, either by virtue of the comic-book companies contacting me, or me just sort of like being in contact with certain people in the industry, I would end up doing these bits and pieces.”

The 21st SoonerCon also will welcome writers Eric Flint, Selena Rosen and Peter S. Beagle to the convention.

There will be a zombie walk again at noon Saturday.

“People have this real fascination with zombies,” Wall said.

“Maybe we all have a little bit of the undead inside of us that wants to get out ... it's grown up make-believe.”

Grown-up make believe will also be on hand for the time traveler's ball at 9 p.m. Saturday, and for the steampunk track of programming, including the “Steampunk Apocalyptic Survival Guide” and the “Steampunk Leather Workshop.”

Steampunk is an alternate-history science fiction genre that frequently features anachronistic technology.

SoonerCon will also screen a full-length film, made in Oklahoma, described as a “small-town superhero flick.” “The Unusual Calling of Charlie Christmas” will screen at 4 p.m. Friday and at 7 p.m. Saturday at the convention.


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