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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!

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Doxacon 2020 Schedule

Come out early to the Brightwater Center in Woodinville (22505 State Route 9 SE) and join in singing Glory to God for All Things! Bring hiking shoes if you’d like to explore the nature trails and stretch a bit during breaks.

7:30am Akathist of Thanksgiving
8:05am Continental breakfast
8:30am Clergy keynote – Dcn. James Hargrave
9:45am Breakout sessions:
* Andy PropescuNo One Is Ever Truly Gone
* Pres. Elizabeth TurvoThe Plain Princess
10:55am General session: Tim BrownThe Blood Is the Life
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Breakout sessions:
* Roy FriendThe Fathers of Christian Fiction
* Open DiscussionBloodlines: Family, Community, and Belonging
2:40pm Lay keynote – Erica Rae Heins
3:50pm Breakout sessions:
* RM DooleyScared and Sacred
* Doxacon Writers GroupReadings and Discussion
4:50pm Closing remarks
6:00pm No-host gathering at Zulu’s Board Game Cafe in Bothell

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Keynote Speakers at Doxacon 2020

Deacon James Hargrave

Clergy Keynote by Deacon James Hargrave
As a child of two worlds, Deacon James Hargrave’s life has been defined by cross-cultural encounter, translation, and the power of the Gospel to honor indigenous culture while bringing disparate peoples into eternal Communion. He was born in the US, grew up in Kenya, and served as a long-term OCMC missionary in Tanzania. A graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Deacon James teaches Swahili, studies Arabic, writes about Orthodox history in East Africa, reads Russian Silver Age poetry, and watches Star Trek.
Deacon James lives in the Fraser Valley with his wife Daphne and their son. He serves St Joseph Damascene Antiochian Orthodox Church in Delta, British Columbia.

Erika Heins

Lay Keynote by Erika Heins
Erika Heins taught middle and high school literature at art at North Whidbey Christian High School for ten years before transitioning
to full-time work as a professional artist. She specializes in fantasy and literary art and has a particular fondness for the works of JRR Tolkien. She has been selling her art at Doxacon for a number of years now and is delighted to be involved further this year.

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Almost there…

“Stay on target!”

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All kinds of families are welcome! (Photo credit: Michel Curi)

Doxacon Seattle is barely a month away! February 15, 2020! We’re thrilled about the theme of Bloodlines: Community, Family, and Belonging. Now, we’re putting the finishing touches on a fantastic slate of speakers, and prepping some exciting family-friendly activities. You can prepare, too, by catching up on your favorite fandoms, getting your tickets for the con, and inviting your friends to join the fun!

Can’t wait to welcome you to the Doxacon family, a community where you know you’ll belong!

Tickets are available for purchase on the Brown Paper Tickets site!

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Doxacon Seattle 2020: Call for Vendors

Doxacon Seattle is now accepting Vendor Submissions. If you would like to sell your wares at the Pacific Northwest’s only Christian-based sci-fi/fantasy conference, please send an email to submissions.doxaconseattle@gmail.com and put “Vendor Submission” in the subject line.
Please let us know your name and what you would be bringing to sell. If you work in a visual medium, please show us a sample of your work. The cost of vendor tables is $35, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

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Doxacon Seattle 2020: Call for Presentations

Do you have interesting ideas to share about the intersection of Christianity and speculative fiction? We want to hear them! We are now accepting submissions for presentations, papers, or panels, focusing on the theme “Bloodlines: Family, Community, and Belonging.”

Deadline for submission is December 31, 2019 at 4:25 PM. (We’ll be sneaking out a little early that day, so don’t wait until the last minute!)

Join us at the Pacific Northwest’s only Christian-based sci-fi/fantasy conference! Doxacon Seattle will be held at Brightwater Center in Woodinville, WA on February 15, 2020.

Get started by taking a look at our submission guidelines and sending us a proposal. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Theme for Doxacon Seattle 2020 Announced

The theme for Doxacon Seattle 2020 is Bloodlines: Family, Community, and Belonging.

Speculative fiction often contains the theme of the bloodline: the return of a long-long scion of an ancient family of monarchs, dragon-riders, or wizards; the evolution of a ship’s crew into a kind of family; the wary stranger finding belonging in a new community. Christianity also has a lot to say about bloodlines: the existence of Holy Tradition is a kind of bloodline, and the Church a family that contains families. Explore where this theme intersects with your faith at Doxacon Seattle 2020!

We’ll be sending out a call for proposals soon The call has gone out and we await your reply by soonest carrier, certainly no later than the end of the year! See our submission guidelines for details. We look forward to your explorations of this idea!

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Thank you for attending and supporting Doxacon Seattle 2019!

We’d like to thank each of you for attending and supporting Doxacon Seattle 2019 with your encouragement, your participation, and your prayers.
We had a wonderful time, and we hope you did too.

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