Doxacon Seattle weekly digest (December 10-16)

In case you missed it, we had a couple of announcements last week. Foremost, our presenter application deadline has been extended to December 31 – if you’re interested in speaking at our 2024 convention, be sure to share your proposal!

Doxacon Seattle also recently updated its inclusion statement. This has been the fruit of much thought, many conversations, and prayerful consideration. We are confident that it will be a help in our work of creating a place to explore the intersection of faith and fandom. Be sure to check it out.

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Doxacon Seattle 2024 tickets are here!

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 10 – 45 years ago today, Superman: The Movie premiered (1978). Krishna Bala Shenoi wrote that “It is to the superhero genre what ‘Snow White’ is to animation. It is literally the film that started the superhero film genre. Without it, there would be no ‘The Dark Knight,’ no ‘Batman,’ no ‘X-Men,’ no ‘Iron Man.'” Read his reflection at

December 14 – Today in 1900, Max Planck – a German physicist – published his study of black-body radiation. His formula – since referred to as Planck’s radiation formula – introduced the idea of ‘quanta’ of energy and gave birth to quantum physics. Read more at the European Space Agency website.

December 15 – Over 400 years ago (1612), Simon Marius – a German astronomer – was the first to observe Andromeda Galaxy through a telescope. Though the Andromeda Galaxy (he called it a ‘nebula’ at the time) had been known to Arab astronomers of the Middle Ages, he was able to use the newly-invented telescope to measure its diameter and describe it. Read more at

December 16 – Happy birthday to Beethoven! Over 250 years ago today (1770), German composer Ludwig von Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. Despite his hearing loss, he would become one of the most well-known composers of all time, whose music continues to inspire to this day. Read more at JSTOR daily.

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The Intersection of Faith and Fandom

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