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Doxacon Seattle 2021 Schedule!

It’s almost here! We have finalized our schedule (see below; all times are PST) and are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

  • 8:00am – Akathist (morning prayer) with Fr. Steven Clark
  • 8:45am – Clergy Keynote: Fr Augustine Hilander, OP & Fr Marcin Szymanski, OP
  • 10:00am – Hopepunk Theology: Revs Paul Schneider & Mindi Welton-Michell
  • 11:00am – Killing Baby Hitler: Tim Brown
  • 12:00n – Lunch break with open discussion rooms
  • 1:00pm – Writing Inspirations: Pres Elizabeth Scott Tervo
  • 2:00pm – Panel on prophecy in pop culture: Reece Friesen and Jon Pue [Danny Ferguson, Mike Bjorndal, and Chris Hawthorne became unavailable at the last minute]
  • 3:00pm – Dramatic reading of our Collaborative Story Project
  • 3:30pm – Lay Keynote: Bev Cooke
  • 4:30pm – Gaming session(s) and open discussion rooms
  • 7:00pm – End any sessions still running.

It’s not too late to get tickets! Invite a friend and join the fun!

If you already have tickets, watch for an email with links and passwords to give you full access to the sessions, vendors, and more!

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Doxacon Seattle 2021: Speakers and Sessions!

It’s been a bit since our last post here — the holidays have been a little more tumultuous than expected this year. But we have a great slate of speakers and sessions lined up for Doxacon Seattle, and we’re excited to introduce them to you!

You already know our keynote speakers: Clerical Keynotes Fr. Marcin Szymanski, OP and Fr. Augustine Hilander, OP, and Lay Keynote Bev Cooke.

In addition, the day will include:

  • Fr. Steven Clark leading the Akathist (an Orthodox morning prayer of praise)
  • Rev. Paul Schneider & Rev. Mindi Welton-Michell on “Hopepunk Theology”
  • Tim Brown on “Killing Baby Hitler”
  • A panel led by Reece Friesen on the trope of prophesy in fantasy and pop culture
  • Pres. Elizabeth Tervo and the Doxacon Writer’s Group offering writing inspirations
  • A Collaborative Story Project
  • Gaming session(s)
  • Social chats and open topical discussions!

We’re still hammering out the details on the schedule, but we’ll get exact times to you as soon as we’re able.

In the meantime, let your friends, family, and fellow geeks know what we’ve got planned! Get your tickets, and get ready for a day of fantasy, faith, and fun on January 30!

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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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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!