David Boop

MisCon 30 Attending Professional

David Boop is a Denver-based speculative fiction author. He’s also an award-winning essayist, and screenwriter. Before turning to fiction, David worked as a DJ, film critic, journalist, and actor. As Editor-in-Chief at IntraDenver.net, David’s team was on the ground at Columbine making them the first internet only newspaper to cover such an event. That year, they won an award for excellence from the Colorado Press Association for their design and coverage. 
His debut novel, the sci-fi/noir She Murdered Me with Science, is back in print from WordFire Press after a six-year hiatus. Additionally, Dave is prolific in short fiction with over fifty short stories and two short films

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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  • panel 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?

  • panel 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
  • panel 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.

  • moderator 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
  • moderator 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).

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