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Doxacon Seattle 2015

Doxacon Seattle 2015

November 2015

Doxacon is a conference that explores the faith and truth of Christianity as reflected in science fiction and fantasy. Doxacon Seattle 2015 was held July 17-19, 2015, at South Seattle College in Seattle, WA, and was sponsored by Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church (OCA) in Tacoma, WA.

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  • November 9, 2015
    Compares science fiction’s view of time travel and its effects with a simple understanding of Orthodox time: a cyclical vortex of events all pointing towards God.
    55:19
  • November 9, 2015
    Imagery and thematic material from Dr. Who can illustrate the eternal (that is to say, timeless) character of Christ’s creative and saving work on the cross.
    36:24
  • November 9, 2015
    The central and guiding principle of Star Trek and the United Federation of Planets is not the often cited Prime Directive but an ethic of Christian love. The United Federation of Planets is a fitting image of the Church because it is a redemptive community.
    45:50
  • November 9, 2015
    Examines how Terry Prachett presents some valuable insights into the practical application of the pursuit of humility and the consequences of pride, expressed through the Witches and Wizards of his Diskworld series.
    37:19
  • November 9, 2015
    We must not approach “the fantastic” as something contrary to “the real.” Rather, we can approach the fantastic in terms of how language tells stories. This approach brings us to a place wherein language of “the fantastic” becomes a movement of grace towards truth.
    57:38
  • November 9, 2015
    In Shepherd Book from Firefly, and Father Lantom from Daredevil we can see how Christian clergy can bring truth and peace into a world of falsehood and violence, and have a positive influence on the people around them.
    38:39
  • November 9, 2015
    In The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher, the significant events in the lives of the characters are not so much external circumstances as the inner struggle with the temptation to seek power, control and revenge. These books can help us face up to some of the difficulties in our lives.
    48:57
  • November 9, 2015
    Games are not simply for entertainment but have the potential to make great contributions to our lives and those of our teens. For Archimandrite Vasilios (Gontikakis), our life too is a game that has no boundaries: everything is one great doxology and praise.
    46:29
  • November 9, 2015
    God is a loving creator. Fr. Frankenstein rejects and abandons his creation. The rage, despair, and hopeless pride the monster settles for encapsulates much of the modern soul.
    31:12
  • November 9, 2015
    How would aliens fit into a Christian cosmology? Our answer depends on what it means to be human, and what it means to be a person.
    8:17
  • November 9, 2015
    Investigating popular literature looking for the moral center and/or morals being advocated. A good moral story still needs to be a good story. Good fantasy stories bring the lessons back to everyday life.
    41:26
  • November 9, 2015
    A panel discussion featuring Tanya Keenan, Kara Vollman, Rdr. Radoje Spasojevic, and Jamie Miller. Exploring how a World of Warcraft guild made up entirely of Orthodox Christians negotiate their lives, roles, and duties within the Church and their roles within the game.
    59:28
  • November 9, 2015
    A look at God and our Christian life as Hero and Mission. Christ is the victor in the cosmic dimension. We are enchanted (enabled) to live out our lives Eucharisticly.
    38:27

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