Thanks to Rod at Political Jesus for pointing out that there will be a conference in July about science fiction and fantasy, held under the auspices of the Orthodox Church in America. It is called Doxacon.

There’s something very cool about a sci-fi and fantasy conference which features Vespers and other elements of divine liturgy!

In related news, we are working on having a one day conference in England in October on religion and Doctor Who. The provisional date is Saturday the 26th of October. Expect more details soon!

John Morehead drew my attention to an article in Wired about the latest episode and its treatment of religion. And Gail Dawson made me aware that Anglotopia is looking for people to blog about Doctor Who.

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  • Gail D

    Practically next door to me! Thanks for the info!

  • Nick

    Orthodox sci-fi conference? Well that’s gonna be weird.

    I once read a blog by an Orthodox monk that railed against fantasy (especially World of Warcraft) because it encourages people to imagine Jesus as an RPG hero.

    Then again, the US Orthodox laity tend to have the same squee over Lewis and Tolkein that Evangelicals do (one Fr. Richard Renee of British Columbia even wrote a YA fantasy novel himself), so it should be interesting.

  • Dennis M

    Hello and blessings to you!

    Is anyone ever going to make CS Lewis “Space Trilogy” into a movie?

    This is extremely power packed!!!

    I have always desired to see movies etc made from the abundant resources available. I do not have the talent, skills, knowledge, nor experience to do this, especially at my age. However, there is an endless wealth of materials, in the Bible, the lives of the saints, both living and deceased, and many true life stories in our own times, that would provide our sick and starving culture with the info and truth they so desperately seek. The sickness only gets worse, by looking to a warped media influence, and we know who is behind that! I believe God is bringing America to Orthodoxy! He brought me after 35 years as a stumbling Protestant, and finally I am beginning to have peace, understanding and faith!

    Baptized into Orthodoxy Jan 1, 2012 after 2 years of INTENSE study and got myself a new Hard Drive!

    It is obvious that the foundations of our culture are built on false beliefs of a legalism which is failing. This is challenging us to take the truths and love of God to a needy populace.

    Who will step up to the plate and begin to deliver that which is so needed in our world. “Evil will prosper, when “good” men, (and you ladies also ) do nothing”.

    “Life loves the brave! This is where God planted you. Don’t waste your life, Do something! Glorify God, You’ve got the truth, don’t be afraid, … It’s only good, only blessed, only going to multiply, when you give it away…” (Mother Christophora)

    May God bless your efforts and may it lead to His Glory! “and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” Matt 16:18
    Who will step up to the plate?? This is encouraging, as it is daily in God’s love…

    Adios, DM