MisCon 30 Attending Professional
David is a Denver-based single dad, returning college study, temp worker and author. He has one novel (the sci-fi/noir "She Murdered Me with Science" release in '08) and over thirty short stories, novellas and flash fictions across several genres including weird western, zombie horror, urban sci-fi and pulp hero. His most recent is the Steampunk Western, "Kit Carson versus the Toad Men of the Rio Gila" in Gears and Levers 3 and "Most Dangerous Honeys" for Moonstone Books' Honey West anthology (his second media tie-in. He's also worked as an MC and Toastmaster, interviewing such names as Kevin J. Anderson, James Marsters and the Tron 30th reunion. Additionally, he's had two short films made and is in preproduction for a third. His hobbies include film noir, anime, Mayans and the Blues.
Web site: http://www.davidboop.com/
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Politics of Steampunk, Gallatin
Moderator: Peter Wacks (pjwacks); Panelists: David Boop, Kent Davis, Ann Gimpel, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)
Let’s talk about diversity in steampunk. If steampunk primarily takes place in Victorian England, how can you add more diversity to your story? What authors do it well? Are there ways to write around the politics of that time without losing the essence of captured history?
Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Mythmakers in SciFi, Madison
Panelists: David Boop, Guy Pace, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)
Rayguns in the fifties, flying cars in the sixties, and aliens in the White House? How is retro science fiction reclaiming our “lost” past in order to make it more interesting? Are retro science fiction and steampunk parallel genres or has one developed as a result of the others’ increasing popularity?
- Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 3:00
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Meet & Greet/Signing: David Boop, Hotel Lobby of Doom
Panelists: David Boop
Meet a few of our authors, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Fiction Slam Readings, Tent By the Trees (1)
Moderator: David Boop; Panelists: David Boop, Vicki Mitchell, Guy Pace
Come hear your favorite pro read a selection of their work.
1600: David Boop
1620: Guy Pace
1640: Vicki Mitchell
- Break Sat 4:50 - Mon 10:00
Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Whirlygigs and Whatchamacallits, Madison
Moderator: David Boop; Panelists: Larry Bonham, David Boop, Andrea Howe, Bob Patten
How is technology used in stories? How can you, without a mechanical engineering degree, sound like you know what you're talking about? Are technological systems something you need to develop like you would a magic system? In this panel let's talk about all kinds of technology (contemporary, ancient, and steampunk, to name a few).