These are general guidelines on how to participate in and get the most from Doxacon Seattle!
- Presentation Proposals (click here for the proposal form)
- Health & Safety (COVID) Policies
- Attendance & Cosplay
Proposals for Doxacon Seattle 2024 are now open! You may submit your proposal by email (email@example.com) or by using the proposal form (below). For best results, please review our guidelines before submitting your proposal.
We are looking for dynamic, engaging speakers, panels, and workshop leaders to lead sessions at Doxacon Seattle! You may take inspiration from our theme, or from any area you see popular culture and Christian faith interacting in your life. We encourage hands-on workshops or even one-shot game sessions to apply, as well as presenters and/or panels on a topic.
Doxacon Seattle is committed to being a safe and welcoming space for everyone. While our focus as an organization and event is on the intersection between various Christian faith traditions and fandoms/geek culture, we welcome anyone who is interested in what we’re doing. Please keep in mind that the audience for your presentation will come from this wide-ranging group of people.
Ideal presentations will:
- Explore an aspect of geek subculture (including books, films, art, games, etc.) in relation to Christian faith, history, or practice
- Engage convention attendees from various fandoms and Christian backgrounds
- Remain focused on the intersection of faith and fandom; especially, avoid “hot-button” or intentionally divisive topics
- Adhere to common-sense standards for all-ages content
- Maintain a respectful tone when discussing opposing viewpoints
Sessions will generally last about one hour. Individual presentations and Panels should leave time for questions and answers from conference participants. Workshops and Game Sessions should leave time for clean-up.
Please include the following information in your proposal:
- Your legal name
- Contact information, minimally email address and phone number
- Your pen name, stage name, or alias (if different from your legal name)
- The title of your proposed presentation
- A short (one or two paragraphs) description of your presentation, including:
- The topic of your presentation
- The format (talk, panel, workshop, game) of your presentation
- Any materials or media technology you’ll need for your presentation
- A short (one paragraph) biography of yourself (and any additional panelists), including any experience or qualifications you would like us to know about.
Most proposals are about one side of a page long.
Doxacon Seattle welcomes presenters from all backgrounds. Doxacon Seattle is produced BY Christian geeks FOR geeks interested in Christianity; we welcome anyone with an interest in Christian theology and traditions and in geek popular culture to join us and to submit a presentation proposal, regardless of religious affiliation or practice. We only ask that you represent people from backgrounds other than your own accurately and charitably.
Please note that we will be recording presentation sessions, and making these recordings available to the public. If you choose not to have your presentation published or distributed, please let the conference organizers know as soon as possible.
We will be accepting proposals through November 30, 2023.
Doxacon Seattle 2024 presentation proposal form
We are looking for vendors of artwork, clothing and cosplay, books and other media, etc. Christian, religious, and spiritual themed materials are welcome, but there is no requirement to have Christian content or to be Christian oneself.
This is a family-friendly convention, so please keep display materials in the region of PG-13. Please look over our website to see if we would be a good fit for you and your work. While we do not require materials sold to be explicitly Christian or spiritual—indeed, we love all our fandoms!—we are looking for vendors whose style and tone work well with our audience.
If you are interested in being a vendor for Doxacon Seattle, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll get back to you with more details, and answer any questions you might have. We will be accepting vendor applications through December 31, 2023. Thanks!
Health and Safety
Doxacon Seattle cares about the health and safety of its guests and is committed to following local COVID safety guidelines. At this point, we will NOT be requiring masks or proof of vaccination for our 2024 event, but if local health and safety requirements change, our event’s policies will reflect those changes.
We also ask that members wear their name badge visibly at all times while attending the convention, and that they follow all the published regulations of Brightwater Center.
Attendance and Cosplay
Doxacon Seattle is an all-ages, family-friendly event. We welcome anyone interested in Christianity, geek culture, or both, to attend. We ask that you help us to make this event both fun and safe for all. To that end, we ask that attendees wear their badges visibly at all times, and follow all the safety regulations of Brightwater Center.
We welcome our participants’ creativity and enthusiasm by inviting all to engage in cosplay. Our cosplay policy is simple: If you feel comfortable wearing your cosplay in front of your priest or pastor and the children of your parish, it should be fine and we’d love to see it.
In practical terms, we ask that your cosplay not be revealing, dangerous, or threatening, and that all cosplay demonstrates engagement in community by being mindful of and respectful toward others. If you’re debating with yourself whether parts of your cosplay might be questionable, please err on the side of sensitivity to others!