We’ve worked it out so that tickets can be more affordable for you this year! Tickets will start out at the early-bird price of $40, which will include all events on Friday and Saturday. Going forward, instead of including food in the ticket price, you can now purchase a meal ticket separately, and we’ll have snacks available to buy at the event. You’ll also be free to slip away to any of the restaurants nearby, or bring a college-style sack of peanut-butter sandwiches and dry ramen packages. The choice is yours!
We're at a new location
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Washington, D.C. has been a stellar and gracious host for the past three conventions, but is unable to offer its gorgeous cathedral grounds to us this year. Instead, you’ll park your hovercraft, dragons, and space vessels at St. George, a beautiful local church nestled in a wooded Maryland suburb. The new venue provides some new opportunities that we think you’ll love, such as nearby restaurant options, cheaper local hotels, and — of course — a new community to connect with!
We’re prioritizing the magic of friendship
Last year, we handed out a survey to learn from you how we can create a better convention, and we heard that you wanted more opportunities to chat with others about the presentations, your favorite fandoms, your insights, and all the other geeky things you’ve had no one to talk to about. Since Doxacon is meant to be a place to build relationships based on the media we’re fans of, we’re making a lot more time for interaction! This year, we’ll have the Grand Hall set up so you can freely hang out with friends, play board and tabletop games, and browse vendor tables. We’ll also continue to have panel discussions with our speakers, and smaller discussion sessions on specific topics lead by Fr. David Subu and Leah Libresco.
We have some exciting new faces
Our two clergy and lay keynote speakers, Fr. Niko Bekris and Steven Christoforou, have prepared intriguing lectures on this year’s theme — superheroes! We’re also thrilled to be hosting Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick of the Amon Sul podcast and the new DoxaMoot conference.
We think you’re great
Doxacon has changed a lot since its inception as we adjust to what works and what doesn’t, and we’re so grateful that you’ve continued to come back each year as we’ve grown. The primary goal of Doxacon is to bring together the geeky among the faithful — this event is not only for you, but isn’t possible without you! Come, worship with us, make new friends, and celebrate the fandoms you love!
Doxacon of Washington, D.C. is sponsored by Protection of the Holy Mother of God Orthodox Church Orthodox Church in America — Romanian Episcopate 7223 Roosevelt Ave, Falls Church, VA 22042 stmaryorthodox.org