Doxacon Seattle weekly digest (February 18-24)

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for Doxacon Seattle 2024! Special thanks to our keynote speakers (J.D. Henning and Deacon Jeremiah Webster) and our presenters. And if you didn’t get a chance to see all the wares of our presenters, you can still check them out online (social & storefront information here).

We’re spending the next few weeks to both bask in the joy of a successful convention, review how things went, and make notes for next year’s convention! Your feedback at the convention is super valuable – if you have suggestions or commentary, please reach out to us via the contact card below.

But wait, there’s more! We’re going to be holding meeting of the Doxacon Seattle community next month. On Saturday, March 9th we will be gathering at Saint Mark Catholic Church, in the school cafeteria. Our plan is to brainstorm together about the mission of Doxacon Seattle and how we might more fully explore faith & fandom together. More details are here!

February 19 – On this day in 1968, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood debuted on PBS. It ran until 2001 (33 years), shortly before Fred Rogers died in 2003. Insisting on a personal and personal approach, Rogers tackled topics heavy and light, always encouraging his viewers to simply be themselves.

February 21 – 199 years ago today (1804), Richard Trevithick created the first working steam locomotive, hauling a train on the tramway of Penydarren Ironworks in Wales. Read more at British Heritage.

February 22 – Twenty seven years ago in Edinburgh (1997), the first cloned mammal – a sheep named ‘Dolly’ was announced to the world. Cloned from a mammory gland cell, she was named after Dolly Parton. The process by which Dolly was cloned – somatic cell nuclear transfer – has had great implications for stem cell research, which continues to bear fruit in science today, especially medical research and work. Read more from Time on the occasion of the 20th anniversary.

February 23 – Though hundreds of years old now – 571, in fact – the anniversary of the first printing of the Gutenberg Bible (1455) is worthy of note. On this day Johannes Gutenberg printed his first Bible – a major first in the history of such printings in Europe and mass-producing books in general. Read more at the Library of Congress.

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