We did a small collaboration with Redfin!

Seattle skyline – photo courtesy of WikiMedia Commons

Redfin recently posted an article titled ’14 Unique Things to do in Seattle That Every Seattleite Should Know About’. We are delighted to have been included in their list!

Check out our entry (towards the bottom of the post, linked above) and the whole list of neat things to do in Seattle, our home city. We certainly have a bias towards number thirteen, but if whether you’re a native to the Pacific Northwest or you’re just starting to get to know the area, this could be a nice way to explore what the Emerald City has to offer!

Submissions for Doxacon Seattle 2023

As the holiday season approaches, we’re also casting our minds forward to Doxacon 2023. Our theme will be Pilgrims, Travelers, and Wanderers: What is Home? – we’re planning on gathering in-person at the Brightwater Center on Saturday, February 11, 2023.

“Aliens, humans, and personhood” presentation from the Doxacon Seattle 2015

A large part of what makes a convention successful are the speakers & presenters, which leads us to the point of this post: proposals for presentations! Is there an intersection of faith and your favorite fandom that you’d like to explore? Perhaps you’ve got a skill you’d like to share and help others develop – writing, DM-ing, painting, composing…. the sky is the limit! We would be delighted to have you share your thoughts, skills, and enthusiasm with other members of Doxacon Seattle!

To make your proposal, please send a simple write-up to submissions@doxaconseattle.com. Generally, a single page is sufficient, though all submissions should include the following:

  • Your name and contact info
  • A short description of your presentation
  • A short biography of yourself.

We’re looking for dynamic & engaging speakers, interesting panels, workshop leaders – ideally connected in some way to this coming year’s theme. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2023.

For further information on proposals, check out our guidelines page. We hope to hear from you soon!

Call for Vendors – Doxacon Seattle 2023

Vendors and customers at a past Doxacon Seattle

One of the things we’ve missed during our virtual conventions over the past two years is our vendor room! We love seeing all the amazing things you make and/or represent, and we love the chance to support creators in their work of making the world a more beautiful and fascinating place! We’ve welcomed artists, authors, crafters, and costumers to join our bazaar and to add to the Doxacon family!

We are seeking vendors of artwork, clothing and cosplay, games, crafts and decorations, books and other media, and so on.

In addition to your table or booth in our vendor room, you’ll have access to all the sessions, and to the snacks and meals we’ll serve to all our members.

If you’d like to join our vendor community at Doxacon Seattle 2023, please check out our Vendor Guidelines, and send us an email at vendors@doxaconseattle.com. We’ll get back to you with more details, and answer any questions you might have. Thanks!

Details for Presentation Proposals

Apologies for being a bit late on this post. However…

A panel shares faith and fandom at Doxacon Seattle

Proposals for Presentations are now being accepted!

Do you spend way too much time thinking about the spiritual implications of the multiverse? Or have you mastered the art of establishing peace in a first contact with aliens? Maybe you’ve painted a masterful set of miniatures, and have some tips for the noobs?

We would love to have you share your insights, skills, and joy with the other members of Doxacon Seattle!

Just send a proposal to submissions@doxaconseattle.com. Generally, a single page is enough, as long as it includes:

  • Your name and contact info
  • A short description of your presentation
  • A short biography of yourself.

We’re looking for dynamic, engaging speakers, panels, and workshop leaders, and especially for presentations that connect in some way to our theme: “Pilgrims, Travelers, and Wanderers: What is Home?”

If you’re interested, you’ll find all the details on our Guidelines page. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

We’ve updated our YouTube channel!

We’ve been working on some tech upgrades! Many of the changes are invisible to the outside world. But one that might make a big difference to you is our new and improved YouTube channel!

You can find us by searching YouTube for DoxaconSeattle or just clicking here!

We’ll be posting new videos from Doxacon Seattle 2022 over the next several weeks. Enjoy! And if you’re inspired, consider submitting a proposal to present at Doxacon Seattle 2023!

Present at Doxacon Seattle 2023!

Doxacon Seattle is a convention by faithful geeks for faithful geeks. Presenting at Doxacon Seattle is a chance to share your geekery and your faith with the whole community!

In the past, we’ve enjoyed theological analysis of Star Trek, spiritual lessons from Tolkien, game sessions, workshops on everything from writing to crafting to cosplay — even musical performances!

If you’d like to share your faith and/or your geekery this February, get your proposal ready! We’ll be opening for presentation proposals at 12:01am on October 1, 2022. The deadline for proposals is 11:59pm on Novemeber 30, 2022. Details on how to submit will be published before the end of September.

There is no proposal form, but we’ll need to know your name and contact info, what you’d like to do, and anything else about yourself that’s relevant (for example, what part of the Christian tradition you come from or are discussing, any particular experience or qualifications you have, or just how long you’ve been a fan of your topic). Keep in mind that sessions run about 50 minutes, and we are especially looking for presenters who will engage the audience with Q&A, activity, or discussion. If you’re proposing a panel, please note whether you already have your panelists or are still looking for others to join your panel. Most proposals run about a page in length.

Have fun! Get creative! We’re looking forward to what you share with us!

Next Doxaday: Writing Workshop on October 8, 2022

Autumn is upon us, and we’re ramping up for Doxacon Seattle 2023. We’ll have a bunch of announcements about “Pilgrims, Travelers, and Wanderers” coming soon, but first . . .

Image from page 146 of "Busyman's Magazine, July-December 1906" (1906)
Image from page 146 of “Busyman’s Magazine, July-December 1906”, captured by Internet Archive Book Images

Our next Doxaday is a writing workshop with Robert King!

Because it’s October, we asked Robert to teach us something spooky. So he’ll walk us through the basics of building suspense in a story. And afterword, we’ll play some spooky-themed games! Cosplay is welcome! Join us if you can!

  • WHEN: 12:00 Noon on Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • WHERE: St. Mark Catholic Church
    18033 15th Pl. N.E., Shoreline, WA 98155
  • COVID INFO: We will follow all State, County, and facility guidelines. At this time, masks are not required. We recommend being fully vaccinated, but no proof of vaccination is required
  • COST: The event is free and open to all

If you’re not able to join us for this Doxaday, we hope to see you at the all-day convention on February 11, 2023, or at another future Doxaday!

Doxaday (Sat., May 14th) is almost here!

We’re just a few days away from our spring Doxaday gathering: a calligraphy workshop with Erika Rae Heins! It will be held at the Marysville Public Library (6120 Grove Street Marysvill, WA 98270-4127) at 12:00 noon, this Saturday, May 14th.

The event is free and open to all, though pre-registered participants can receive a set of pens and paper for a $5 materials fee – you can pre-register at this handy online form we’ve created, if you would like to reserve materials for your participation.

If you can’t join us this time, please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 8th – We look forward to seeing you!

Our spring(ish!) Doxaday details:

  • WHEN: 12:00 Noon on Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • WHERE: Marysville Public Library
    6120 Grove St Marysville, WA 98270-4127
  • COVID INFO: We will follow all State, County, and facility guidelines. At this time, masks are not required. We recommend being fully vaccinated, but no proof of vaccination is required
  • COST: The event is free and open to all, but pre-registered participants can receive a set of pens and paper for a $5 materials fee; please pre-register at https://forms.gle/F4tTWgrkjMWh83c67 if you would like to reserve materials for your participation
  • FOOD & DRINK: Bottled water will be available. We are still unable to provide food service at this event, but we welcome you to bring your own snacks for yourself.

Next Doxaday: Calligraphy workshop on May 14, 2022

Our next Doxaday is a calligraphy workshop with Erika Rae Heins!

  • WHEN: 12:00 Noon on Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • WHERE: Marysville Public Library
    6120 Grove St Marysville, WA 98270-4127
  • COVID INFO: We will follow all State, County, and facility guidelines. At this time, masks are not required. We recommend being fully vaccinated, but no proof of vaccination is required
  • COST: The event is free and open to all, but pre-registered participants can receive a set of pens and paper for a $5 materials fee; please pre-register at https://forms.gle/F4tTWgrkjMWh83c67 if you would like to reserve materials for your participation
  • FOOD & DRINK: Bottled water will be available. We are still unable to provide food service at this event, but we welcome you to bring your own snacks for yourself.

If you’re not able to join us for this Doxaday, we have one more planned! Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 8! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

Doxaday Details: March 5, 2022

Between Doxacons, we like to keep in touch through small, in-person gatherings we call “Doxadays”. These will be held at various locations around the Pacific Northwest, and we have at least three planned for the coming year.

Image by David Goehring; Games not necessarily representative of what we’ll have on the day; cat not included.

Our next Doxaday is an afternoon of games and fun in Bellingham on March 5, 2022 – this coming Saturday! We’ll be playing tabletop board games and/or role-playing one-shots. If you have a favorite game, please bring it! If you want to learn a new game, we’ll have a few to choose from!

  • WHEN: 12:00 Noon on Saturday, March 5, 2022
  • WHERE: The gym at the Church of the Assumption
    2116 Cornwall Ave
    Bellingham, WA 98225
  • COVID INFO: We will follow all State, County, and facility guidelines. The mask mandate will still be in effect on March 5, so all attendees must wear a mask when they are not actively eating or drinking. We recommend being fully vaccinated, but no proof of vaccination is required.
  • FOOD AND DRINK: Bottled water will be available. We are still unable to provide food service at this event, but we welcome you to bring your own snacks for yourself.

A special thank you to Rose Achey for hosting this event!

If you’re not able to join us for this Doxaday, we have more planned! Please mark your calendars for Saturday, May 14 and Saturday, October 8!

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