MisCon 31 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 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Care and Feeding of a Writers' Critique Group, Ballroom C
Panelists: Daniel Bensen, David Boop, Guy Pace, L.F. Patten (Laurey), D.L Solum
Over the course of the weekend, we want you to do have opportunities to create, mold, and join writers' groups, so in this panel we'll discuss how you find, maintain, and organize a writers' group. We'll learn how to give and take critiques, and how to use those critiques to improve your writing (ie: what do you use and what do you ignore?).
- Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 10:00
Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Retro versus Future Noir, Madison
Moderator: David Boop; Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), David Boop, Joyce Reynolds-Ward
Dark mysteries set in the past, or in the future, have very specific tropes. What do these two genres have in common, and where do they diverge?
Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth, Ballroom C
Panelists: David Boop, Todd Lockwood, J.A. Pitts, Jeff Sturgeon, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)
Learn all about the upcoming anthology and art book, Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth, an upcoming anthology and art book from a bunch of past MisCon GoHs and pros. Our panelists have all contributed to the book, and Jeff Sturgeon himself will be on hand to talk about his project. This thing is going to be big!
- Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 3:00
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Cross-Media Storytelling, Madison
Panelists: David Boop, Todd Lockwood, Charles D. Moisant, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)
Video, music, art, and writing all essentially tell the same story. Emotion is conveyed, a theme expressed, and pleasure sensors triggered yet each medium of art has certain strengths and weaknesses. This panel will discuss these as well as how to pull elements from each medium into the other.
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Author Readings: Boop, Ellsworth, Fischl, Yellowstone
Panelists: David Boop, Spencer G. Ellsworth, Eric Scott Fischl
Join our authors as they read from their latest works! (15 minutes a piece)
Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Weird Westerns, Steampunk, and Penny Dreadfuls, Jefferson
Moderator: David Boop; Panelists: David Boop, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Tex Thompson, Dean Wells
Let's discuss the history of, how to write, where to submit, and other things related to weird westerns, steampunk, and penny dreadfuls.
- Break Sat 5:50 - Sun 10:00
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Solarpunk: An Emerging Genre?, Patio Tent (1)
Moderator: Ruth Frey; Panelists: David Boop, Ruth Frey
You've heard of Cyberpunk, Steampunk, and maybe Biopunk, but what about Solarpunk? It's a small movement, but worth watching as it develops. If you're interested in green technologies, social reform, better futures, and Art Nouveau style, it may just be a thing for you!
Panelists: Ruth Frey
- Break Sun 10:50 - Sun 1:00
Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Crisis Escalation as Character Building, Patio Tent (1)
Panelists: David Boop, Spencer G. Ellsworth, David Farland, J.A. Pitts
She's up against the wall, everything's at stake, she's all alone, and her life is about to be ruined. Great job, you've got all the necessary points for plot escalation, now how do you pull double duty and use those scenes to build character as well?
- Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 3:00
Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Spotlight: Boop, Kolva, Spotlight
Panelists: David Boop, Sanan Kolva
Meet a few of our authors, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.
- Break Sun 3:50 - Mon 10:00
Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Voice in SF/F, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Moderator: Alyson Peterson; Panelists: David Boop, Claire Eddy, Lane Heymont, Alyson Peterson, Dean Wells
Sometimes writers intent on world building spend less time on finding their main character's voice. Let's discuss how you describe your new worlds in the main character's, or the narrator's, unique voice. Authors who are particularly good at this are Rick Riordan, JK Rowling, select Brandon Sanderson books, Anne McCaffry, Brian Jacques, to name a few.
- Break Mon 10:50 - Mon 1:00
Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Current Trends in Sci/Fi, Fantasy, and Horror, Madison
Panelists: David Boop, Andrea Howe, Dean Wells
Let's discuss the current trends in genre. This will be an audience-participation panel where we talk about what people really want to see/read, as opposed to what the media and the big houses are focused on.