Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 38: the Dark Forest, May 24 - 27, 2024 Missoula, Montana

David Boop

MisCon 38 Attending Professional

David Boop is an author, screenwriter and award-winning essayist. Previously, David worked as a DJ, film critic, journalist, and actor. His debut novel, the sci-fi/noir "She Murdered Me with Science," is available from WordFire Press. As editor, David edited the bestselling "Straight Outta" weird western anthology series for Baen. David has published many short fictions across several genres including media tie-ins for Predator, The Green Hornet, and Veronica Mars. His hobbies include film noir, anime, the Blues and Mayan History. Find out more at Davidboop.com, Facebook.com/dboop.updates or Twitter @david_boop

David Boop is an author, screenwriter and award-winning essayist. Previously, David worked as a DJ, film critic, journalist, and actor. His debut novel, the sci-fi/noir "She Murdered Me with Science," is available from WordFire Press. As editor, David edited the bestselling "Straight Outta" weird western anthology series for Baen. David has published many short fictions across several genres including media tie-ins for Predator, The Green Hornet, and Veronica Mars. His hobbies include film noir, anime, the Blues and Mayan History. Find out more at Davidboop.com, Facebook.com/dboop.updates or Twitter @david_boopHis debut novel, the sci-fi/noir She Murdered Me with Science, returned to print from WordFire Press. In 2017, he edited the bestselling weird western anthology, Straight Outta Tombstone, for Baen. Dave is prolific in short fiction with over fifty short stories and two short films to his credit. He�s published across several genres including weird westerns, horror, fantasy, and media tie-ins for titles such as Predator, The Green Hornet, The Black Bat and Veronica Mars. His RPG work includes Flash Gordon, Rippers Resurrected and Deadlands: Noir for Savage Worlds.
He�s a single dad, Summa Cum Laude creative writing graduate, part-time temp worker and believer. His hobbies include film noir, anime, the Blues and Mayan History. You can find out more at Davidboop.com, Facebook.com/dboop.updates or Twitter @david_boop.

Web site: http://www.davidboop.com/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, White Hats & Black Hats are So 20th Century. Grey Hats are Where It’s At!, Nameless Ballroom
    Moderator: D.L. Solum; Panelists: David Boop, Eva Elasigue, Andrea Howe, D.L. Solum

    From Elric of Melniboné to Han Solo to Harry Dresden, morally gray protagonists have come a long way. Let’s talk about that change over the years, and what makes a compelling anti-hero in 2024. What are the pitfalls and payoffs to writing gray?

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Informal Author Meet & Greet, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Justin Barba, LJ Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), David Boop, Stan! Brown, Brenda Carre, C E Chester, Katie Cross, Jayel Draco, Eva Elasigue, Deby Fredericks, Manny Frishberg, Julie Frost, David Gerrold, James Glass, Thomas Gondolfi, Lynsey Griswold, Jeff Grubb, Rhiannon Held, Michael Hodges, Meradeth Houston, Andrea Howe, Paul Jenkins, GS Jennsen, Esther Jones, Frog Jones, Kevin Kauffmann, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Sanan Kolva, JM Landels (Jen), Tess Langston, Todd Lockwood, Joseph Malik, Tod McCoy, Danith McPherson, Theresa Miller, Gwendolyn Nix, Dakota Nyght, Candi Lyn Siemens, Dave Smeds, D.L. Solum, Patrick Swenson, G.R. Theron, Peter Wacks (pjwacks), Hunter Kay Wallace, Krista Wallace, Dean Wells, Walter Wiese, Danica Winters

    Join us for an informal meet & greet/hangout with a bunch of MisCon's writers and editors. This isn't a formal panel with panelists up on the stage discussing a topic. Instead, everyone will grab chairs in the pavilion, and the moderator will get things going. Then we'll open things up so small group hangouts can happen until the end of the hour. This is your chance to informally meet a bunch of the people you'll see on panels all weekend.

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Ask an Editor!, Rocket Tent (3)
    Moderator: Andrea Howe; Panelists: David Boop, Andrea Howe, Dakota Nyght

    Bring your questions to our panel of professional editors for real-world answers.

  • moderator Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Space Westerns: They’re Out There, Nameless Ballroom
    Moderator: David Boop; Panelists: David Boop, Andrea Howe, Frog Jones, Danith McPherson

    Let's discuss space westerns. More details to come.

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Let's Talk Anime!, Fairy Tent (4)
    Panelists: David Boop, Robert Grey (SeattleBeastCosplay), Esther Jones, Kevin Kauffmann

    Is Demon Slayer the best anime? Dororo? Bleach? Tokyo Ghoul? Ok, these might not be the best anime out there, but if not, which ones are? Why? Our panelists will encourage audience participation.

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Mon Noon
  • panel Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, The Blended Subgenre, Monster Tent (2)
    Moderator: Eva Elasigue; Panelists: David Boop, Eva Elasigue, Rhiannon Held, Dave Smeds

    Fantasy Sci-Fi - SF&F as BFFs. Some stories have both! Why and how? What's great, what's new, and what's here.