by Daniel S.
Doxacon has been virtual the past two years, but this year, Doxacon was held in person at St. George Orthodox Church in Bethesda, Maryland. 70 attendees, staff, speakers, and vendors gathered to discuss our favorite genres of science fiction and fantasy under the theme Depictions of Redemption. Our clergy keynote was Fr. Turbo Qualls and our lay keynote was Richard Rohlin of the Ancient Faith Radio podcast, Amon Sûl.
It was quite the experience being back in person. There’s just nothing like sitting down at a table with other people and breaking bread together! This year, we had more submissions during our call for papers than ever before. We also had more vendors than in previous years. Artists and authors traveled from around the country to share their craft with Doxacon attendees.
Next year is the ten-year anniversary of Doxacon, and we hope you can help us make it our biggest event yet! Past surveys have shown that word-of-mouth is how most people hear about Doxacon. So if you have someone you know who likes the genres of science fiction and fantasy, please tell them about Doxacon!
None of this would be possible without our amazing staff. So thank you to David and Amy D., Katherine M., Stephanie E., Rae G., Cindy S., Christina Z., Joseph J., Fr. David, Sophia P., and Daniel S. Thanks to Sdn. Nicholas J. for leading the Akathist. And lastly, a special thanks to Preoteasa Stephanie for being the driving force behind the founding of Doxacon.