Thank you to the 100 plus participants that made the very first Doxacon a success! God willing, we plan to have another one in 2014. Text DOXACON to 22828 to join our email list to receive up to date news and announcement about this conference.
DOXACON is an opportunity for Christian fans of the science-fiction & fantasy genre, to engage in positive exploration of themes held in common between Christianity, Fantasy and Science Fiction... especially in a time in which this genre is seeing a renaissance among popular culture. If you enjoy engaging in meaningful dialogue on subjects concerning Middle Earth, Hogwarts, Narnia, Star Trek, Star Wars, Arrakis, or Doctor Who, to name just a few, then this is the conference is for you!
In the words of St. Basil the Great: "Now, then, altogether after the manner of bees must we use these writings, for the bees do not visit all the flowers without discrimination, nor indeed do they seek to carry away entire those upon which they light, but rather, having taken so much as is adapted to their needs, they let the rest go. So we, if wise, shall take from heathen books whatever befits us and is allied to the truth, and shall pass over the rest.”
We were blessed to have keynote speakers, Metropolitan Sava of Pittsburgh, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, and Dr. Thomas Bertonneau of S.U.N.Y in Oswego, NY., speak at our event. We are also blown away by the panel discussion with Nebula Award Finalist, John C. Wright, and award winning Candian science-fiction and fantasy author, Matushka Donna Farley, author L. Jagi Lamplighter, and author Craig Alan Loewen! We pray they will join us again next year!
Aside keynote presentations, participants had the opportunity to attend general and break-out session presentations on Christian themes found in a specific book, movie or television show. Please click on the Schedule tab for a complete schedule list and topics that were discussed.
Saturday evening, participants and speakers enjoyed the "Fellowship of the Geeks" dinner party, hosted by St. Mary Orthodox Church. Guests enjoyed fellowship Shire style, complete with a party tree, The Green Dragon Inn, and a menu that made any proper Hobbit proud(feet).