At Doxacon, many of us have exchanged excited chatter with folks we’d just met, who shared similar interests and faiths, while rushing from one session to the next down the halls of that year’s convention location, or sitting in the dining hall together. This year, we’re doing our best to facilitate those kinds of opportunities for talk between attendees through plenty of discussion panels, breakouts, and online gaming. One such opportunity that we’re especially excited for is a special discussion session on Friday afternoon with a handful of Christian authors and artists.
Our writers group discussion will be on Friday at 2:30pm-3:30pm, and will include authors Eve Tushnet, Karen Ullo, and Eleanor Bourg Nicholson. Eve, a fellow DC-area local and veteran Doxacon speaker, previously gave a talk called Authority in the Horror Genre. She has written and published several books, including Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith, and Amends: A Novel. Karen, a Lousianna-based author, also spoke on horror in Doxacon 2018 in her talk Horror: the Genre of the Sacred. She’s written two fiction novels, Cinder Allia and Jennifer the Damned. Eleanor is the newcomer of the group who has written and published three novels: The Letters of Magdalen Montague, A Bloody Habit, and Brother Wolf.
Our artist group discussion will be on Friday at 1:00pm-2:00pm, and will include Anna Poloz, Marza, and Amy Browning-Dill. Anna is an Orthodox Christian iconographer based in Illinois, and artistically trained in Florence, Italy. Marza is an Orthodox artist who draws inspiration from iconography, anime, and street art, and is based in Los Angeles, California. Amy is an Orthodox Christian artist who draws inspiration from the beauty found in creation, often imbuing her work with symbolism and allegory. She is based near Washington, D.C.
These creators will be discussing how their faith interacts with contemporary and secular literature and art, whether that’s gothic stories, anime, fairy tales, Renaissance art, or vampires.
We hope that you’ll get your tickets today to attend Doxacon 2021, November 5th and 6th! And don’t forget to take a listen to our very own Fr. David Subu talk about Doxacon with Bobby Maddex of Ancient Faith Radio in an interview from August this year!
— The Doxacon Team