Doxacon was founded in 2013 by Daniel Silver and Father David Subu from the Protection of the Holy Mother of God Orthodox Church in Falls Church, VA. Their mission is to create a place where fans of the genres of science fiction and fantasy can explore where those genres intersect with their faith. This years event was held at St. George Orthodox Church in Bethesda, Maryland, November 1-2, 2019.
Father Niko discusses his personal experience with the Man of Steel through childhood, seminary, and even today, as well as the history of Superman — his Judeo-Christian roots, allegories, and creators’ personal lives, and more. He is also looking forward to fielding general questions on Orthodox Christianity and the history of comics!
Father Nikolaos (Niko) Bekris is priest at Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Castro Valley, California. He is also the writer of the blog 'Christ, Coffee, and Comics' and the podcast 'Creative Blessings,' with his friend and co-host Chris Kotsakis. Fr. Niko is married to the love of his life, Stella Zahariudakis, and God has blessed them with two boys, Christos and Dimitri. Fr. Niko enjoys ministry, spending time with his wife, Greek folk dancing, contemporary Greek and American music, and life in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also an avid Seattle sports fan, and comic book/graphic novel reader.
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