Doxacon Seattle weekly digest (December 3-9)

Convention preparation continues! In addition to attending, there are some opportunities to take part:

  • Doxacon Seattle 2024 volunteers: our convention relies on the help of many to be a success! If you’re interested, check out the link for more information
  • Posters for the convention: last year attendees expressed an interest in assisting with getting the word out – this year, we have posters!
  • Vending your creations: would you like to be a vendor at our convention? We still have a bit of space left!
    • (And though we’ve said so before, remember that if you are a vendors or volunteer, we have special discount pricing!)
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Doxacon Seattle 2024 tickets are here!

And of course, we want to encourage everyone to get their ticket! Doxacon Seattle 2024 will take place on February 10, 2024 at the Brightwater Center in Woodinville. If you’d like to get your ticket, you can do so at Brown Paper Tickets. There is a $10 discount for early bird purchasing – we look forward to having you join us!

December 3 – Six years ago (2017) there was an unlikely ‘first’ – the first pizza party in space! Aboard the International Space Station, astronauts there made their own pizzas from ingredients that had been flown up the prior month – Commander Bresnik called them “flying saucers of the edible kind”. Read more at

December 6 – One hundred fifty eight years ago (1865), slavery was finally abolished in the United States with the ratification of the 13th Amendment. Though President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863, it took two more years – and no small amount of pressure from President Lincoln – for it to be adopted into United States law. Read about it at the National Archives.

December 7 – 44 years ago (1979), Star Trek: The Motion Picture premiered. Though the movie itself did not turn out to be the strongest of the Star Trek movies, the strong turnout proved that there was a thriving fandom for the world created by Gene Roddenberry. Paramount – and the world! – took notice and a franchise was born! Read more about it at the Nerdist website.

December 8 – It’s hard to believe, but today is the twentieth anniversary of the first airing of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica (2003)! The series was not exactly a reboot or a sequel, but a sort of hybrid of both. Originally starting as a 3-hour mini-series, it was picked up to a full series that ended up running four seasons. Read Hypable’s retrospective (from the 14th anniversary) here.

December 9 – Happy birthday (2340) Captain Worf! Today we celebrate our favorite Klingon and his dedication to the way of honor. Read about him at Polygon.

Hailing Frequencies:

The Intersection of Faith and Fandom

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