We are thrilled to announce our keynote speakers for Doxacon Seattle 2024! We’re returning to the tradition of having two speakers, one a lay Christian and one an ordained minister, both of whom exemplify incorporating their faith and their fandom in different ways.
We’re looking forward to their explorations of this year’s theme, At the End of all Things: Utopias, Dystopias, and the Persistence of Hope. In the meantime, we’re still accepting proposals for other presentations. If you’d like to present, moderate a game, or be on a panel at Doxacon Seattle 2024, check our our guidelines!
Lay Keynote: J.D. Henning
J.D. Henning is an award winning, New York Times recommended independent filmmaker. His credits include writing and executive producing award winning, New York Times recommended sci fi thriller Portal Runner, directing Superior Subject, a short film headed to the festival circuit in 2024, and post production supervision of the award winning feature film Language Arts, a feature length drama. J.D. loves genre, from spies to spaceships to zombies. In his spare time, he and his wife clean up after their toddler and try to catch up on sleep (hint: it’s not working). J.D. is an elder in his church, and is excited to celebrate storytelling with fellow believers at Doxacon.
Clergy Keynote: Deacon Jeremiah Webster
Deacon Jeremiah Webster teaches literature and writing at Northwest University and serves as Pastor of Art and Education at Advent Anglican. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals including North American Review, Crab Creek Review, Beloit Poetry Review, Anglican Theological Review, Dappled Things, Ruminate, and Mockingbird. His first poetry collection, After So Many Fires (Wiseblood Books) was published in 2018. His first novel, Follow the Devil / Follow the Light (Acolyte Press), a fantastique in the tradition of Carroll, Dickins, and Dante, was published in 2023. His second poetry collection, Notes for a Postlude (Wipf and Stock), rose from the ashes of Covid Land, phoenix-like, in 2023 as well. When he’s not teaching or writing, Jeremiah enjoys playing The One Ring RPG with his children and hiking in the spirited Cascades.