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Meet our Clerical Keynotes for 2021: Frs. Augustine and Marcin!

Fr. Marcin Szymanski and Fr. Augustine Hilander
Fr. Marcin (left) and Fr. Augustine (right)

Fr. Marcin Szymanski, OP (pronounced “mar-tzin”, not “martian”) and Fr. Augustine Hilander, OP are both Catholic priests and Dominican friars.

The idea of prophecy is one of the most common tropes in pop culture, but not many know its origins in the Christian tradition of the West. They are excited to bring some light to the history of prophesy in the Bible and Christian history, as well as comparing it to popular portrayals in modern fantasy, especially in Tolkien’s Arda.

Fr. Marcin was born in Poland and entered the Domincan order in 2004. He is an avid player of strategy games both on tabletop and computer platforms, and is most interested in Tolkien’s Arda universe and the Warhammer 40K universe. He currently serves as Associate Director at Prince of Peace Catholic Newman Center at the University of Washington (uwnewman.org).

Fr. Augustine Hilander, OP was born in Southern California amid the sun and surf. He grew up without any set religion, but attended Thomas Aquinas College, met St. Augustine, and became a Catholic. He entered the Dominican order in 2000 and has ministered in Oregon, Alaska, California, and Utah. He is currently the religious superior for the Dominicans at Blessed Sacrament Priory in Seattle and works with the Dominican Laity in the Province.

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Tickets now on sale!

Tickets for Doxacon Seattle 2021 are now on sale through Brown Paper Tickets!

Get a full day of talks, games, and community for just $10! Be the among the first to see the full convention schedule, and to register for breakout sessions and games!

After you have purchased your ticket, we’ll keep you posted on further registration details via email.

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Meet our Lay Keynote for 2021: Bev Cooke!

Bev Cooke’s name is a byword for failure in prognostication. Those who bet against her predictions usually wind up better off than they’d been before. When not scrying the future, she splits her time between writing novels, Akathists, and devotions; walking; worshipping with her husband at All Saints of Alaska OCA Parish; and being a slave to her cat, Sam—partially fulfilling the prophecy of a priestess of Bast: “Dogs have masters. Cats have slaves.” Her latest literary contributions are in an anthology from Park End BooksDarkness is as Light, available at bookstores and on line.

We are excited to have her join us as our Lay Keynote for Doxacon 2021!


Call for Presentations!

Do you have an exciting idea you’d like to share at Doxacon Seattle 2021? Check out our submission guidelines to find out how you can submit a presentation proposal.

Step 1: Make sure you have January 30, 2021 free!
Step 2: Summarize your idea in a couple of paragraphs. Check our submission guidelines for details
Step 3: Send your submission to submissions.DoxaconSeattle@gmail.com by December 1, 2020 at Midnight


Would you like to volunteer for Doxacon Seattle?

We’ll be hosting our convention on Zoom, but we’ll still need volunteers to keep things running smoothly. If you’re interested in helping out, drop us a line at info.DoxaconSeattle@gmail.com and we’ll fill you in on the details! Thank you!

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Artwork reveal and Call for Submissions!

We can’t let a pandemic hold us back! We’re hosting Doxacon Seattle 2021: Prophecy and Prediction online through Zoom this year. Tickets will be at a reduced price (because tech is cheaper than a room and food), and we’ll send you details soon. And we’re looking for presenters. See below for our Call for Submissions!

Stay tuned for registration information!

This Year’s Artwork!

Voila! Introducing our new artwork for Doxacon Seattle 2021, by the wonderful Reece Friesen! Reece has provided us with original artwork for the past several years, and is the author and artist for Pax Avalon, a Christian-ethics-themed graphic novel series. Check out his work at paxavalon.com.

A crystal ball illuminates a mage, a hunter, and a soldier with a vision of an empty tomb.
Prophesy and Prediction, by Reece Friesen

Call for Presentations!

We want to hear from you!

Are you interested in presenting at Doxacon Seattle 2021? Do you have an exciting idea you’d like to share? Check out our submission guidelines to find out how you can submit a presentation proposal to be a speaker at Doxacon Seattle 2021.

Step 1: Make sure you have January 30, 2021 free!
Step 2: Summarize your idea in a couple of paragraphs. Check our submission guidelines for details
Step 3: Send your submission to submissions.DoxaconSeattle@gmail.com by December 1, 2020 at Midnight

Check out Doxacon Prime!

Our sister convention Doxacon Prime, which was the inspiration for Doxacon Seattle, is coming up on November 6–7! Check them out!

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Theme and Keynotes for Doxacon Seattle 2021!

Not sure what the future has in store? Us too. But we do know one thing:

Doxacon 2021 is still on!

And because our theme this year is “Prophesy and Predictions”, we know it’s going to be amazing!

Sadly, we cannot predict whether our convention will be in person or online. But we’re working on both options, and we hope to let you know in about a month.

Meanwhile, we have some great keynote speakers lined up: a clerical tag team keynote of Fr. Augustine Hilander, OP and Fr. Marcin Szymanski, OP; and lay keynote Bev Cooke!

We’re also getting ready to call for presenters. So if you have something to say about “Prophesy and Predictions”, or just about the intersection of faith and fantasy, you can check out our submission guidelines!

Mark your calendars for January 30, 2021! And consult the oracles regularly at https://www.facebook.com/DoxaconSeattle/ or right here!