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Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

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It's The Big SoonerCon Round Up Post! (Kermit Flail!)
We had a great time at SoonerCon this year. But of course. 

The con moved to the Embassy Suites in Norman this year. It was a closer drive for us. No fighting Friday afternoon rush hour in OKC. (It's like Dallas and Austin Friday rush hours, in that it just goes on all day.)
6/11/2019 11:57:14 AM
Lessons Learned From (About) Ten Years of Art Shows
I participated in my first convention art show in 2009. I did it on a whim, and I sold out. Completely. This is a feat I have never duplicated since. But hey, these art shows have helped through some tough times.

Over the last few years, though, it's become evident to me that I ne
10/18/2018 6:00:34 PM
So You Want To Be A Convention Panelist?
Yep, it's time for my annual(ish) guide to becoming a panelist at conventions. The short version is that it's not as easy as you think. The long version is based on years of attending and running cons. I've attended - and helped run - all sizes of cons. But I don't speak for any con I now run or hav
2/8/2018 9:45:25 AM
My ConDFW Schedule
Here is my panel schedule for ConDFW this weekend. You can also catch me in the Dealer's Room. Steam Cat and Whispering Leaf will be sharing a table.

Friday:

3:00 PM, Programming 2: Brass Technology and Steam Power

2/7/2017 9:52:54 AM
SoonerCon Wrap-Up
SoonerCon celebrated their 25th convention this weekend, and boy, did they pull out the stops! Kudos to the entire committee for another excellent event!

SoonerCon is my con home away from home. FenCon is always my home con, but since I hel
6/27/2016 2:29:24 PM
My ConDFW Schedule
I'm going to be a busy lady this weekend. In addition to manning the Steam Cat table in the gallery, I'll be on several programming items:

Friday
4:00pm in The Gallery: The Really Mad Hatters
Yeah, I think I qualify for that one. We'll talk about the proces
2/9/2016 9:43:14 AM
...And I'd Like to Thank My Ballet Teacher...
This post is two years in the making. Two years ago I was running the Hugo Ceremony at LoneStarCon 3. And I promised to post at least one cool picture I was handed afterward. So here, at last:

lsc3_cc.jpg
8/21/2015 10:59:06 AM
SoonerCon Report
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(Looky what I bought in the Art Show.)

Yeah, I'm late on this. We had some co

7/7/2015 9:45:23 AM
On The Hugo Kerfuffle
Hugonaut, by Vincent Villafranca

That is the closest I'll probably ever get to having my own Hugo Award. Above is Vincent Villafranca
4/9/2015 8:05:34 AM
My ConDFW Schedule
Forgot to post this. Pardon the typos, but I made one of my patent-pending klutzy moves last night, and I'm still waiting on the sodium naproxen to kick in. 

In addition to the programming, I'll have stuff in the Art Show, and I'll also have a table in the Dealers Room. Pleas
2/13/2015 9:27:19 AM
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It's The Big SoonerCon Round Up Post! (Kermit Flail!)
6/11/2019 11:57:14 AM

Lessons Learned From (About) Ten Years of Art Shows
10/18/2018 6:00:34 PM

So You Want To Be A Convention Panelist?
2/8/2018 9:45:25 AM

My ConDFW Schedule
2/7/2017 9:52:54 AM

SoonerCon Wrap-Up
6/27/2016 2:29:24 PM

My ConDFW Schedule
2/9/2016 9:43:14 AM

...And I'd Like to Thank My Ballet Teacher...
8/21/2015 10:59:06 AM

SoonerCon Report
7/7/2015 9:45:23 AM

On The Hugo Kerfuffle
4/9/2015 8:05:34 AM

My ConDFW Schedule
2/13/2015 9:27:19 AM

SoonerCon schedule
6/17/2014 8:12:40 PM

My ConDFW Schedule
2/17/2014 6:22:47 PM

My WhoFest Schedule
11/19/2013 12:37:26 PM

Home From FenCon
10/9/2013 3:15:20 PM

My FenCon Schedule
10/1/2013 10:29:50 PM

How I Spent My Summer Vacation
9/3/2013 9:18:16 PM

My LoneStarCon 3 Schedule
8/19/2013 12:08:36 PM

My SoonerCon Schedule
6/24/2013 10:19:30 PM

Monday Mumblings Returns From The Road
4/8/2013 4:01:10 PM

Back from ConDFW
2/18/2013 8:03:10 PM

My ConDFW Schedule
2/14/2013 10:46:54 AM

Catching Up From Fan Days
10/23/2012 9:11:07 AM

My OctopodiCon Schedule
9/30/2012 1:16:26 PM

Schedule Updatery
9/17/2012 1:44:19 AM

It's The Big Chicon Wrap Up Post!
9/7/2012 2:18:25 PM

Back From Chicago, And Boy, Are My Arms Tired!
9/6/2012 8:34:19 AM

Monday Mumblings Updates Schedules And Has A New Mug
8/27/2012 10:30:28 AM

My SoonerCon Schedule
6/13/2012 10:16:36 PM

My Fellow Panelists...
6/4/2012 2:43:08 PM

ConDFW Report
2/22/2012 3:09:22 PM

Monday Mumblings Is Under The Weather
2/20/2012 8:29:17 PM

My ConDFW Schedule
2/14/2012 7:43:22 PM

The Closest I'll Probably Ever Get To A Hugo Award...
1/20/2012 3:48:20 PM

What Authors And Artists Can Do To Help Their Local Conventions
1/9/2012 2:56:01 PM

Insomnia Battles
1/3/2012 10:26:54 AM

FenCon Report
9/29/2011 2:26:58 PM

Monday Mumblings Returns From The Road Trip
8/29/2011 1:43:32 PM

Monday Mumblings Sleeps In
6/27/2011 10:36:24 AM

Monday Mumblings Goes Sweeping Down the Plains
6/6/2011 6:09:56 PM

Home From SoonerCon
6/5/2011 8:06:26 PM

My SoonerCon Schedule
5/31/2011 12:08:38 PM

Attending Genre Conventions to Promote Your Work
4/12/2011 10:45:11 AM

Back from AggieCon, and an apology
3/27/2011 6:30:35 PM

Off to ConDFW
2/18/2011 8:42:50 AM

My ConDFW Schedule
2/14/2011 4:14:53 PM

Home Again, Home Again
6/6/2010 11:01:15 PM

SoonerCon Schedule
5/31/2010 8:00:38 PM

And Another Convention Bites The Dust
3/15/2010 5:33:48 PM

How to Schmooze at a Convention
12/16/2009 4:54:44 PM

Blast From The Past
1/27/2009 7:39:34 PM

Home Again, Home Again
8/17/2008 10:36:07 PM

Another SF con bites the dust
7/16/2008 4:56:37 PM

Here we go again
6/16/2008 4:52:54 PM

The Sweet Sound of "Done!"
5/29/2008 8:36:25 PM

Convention Announcement
1/28/2008 12:13:26 PM

SoonerCon guest update
11/12/2007 9:31:59 AM

Monday Mumblings
12/11/2006 5:39:22 PM

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