Right off the bat, let me explain Doxacon 2017. It’s an event where Christian closet geeks (and those who wear their geekiness right out in the open) get together and discuss their love for fantasy and science fiction. Doxacon 2017 is scheduled August 18-19 in Washington DC.
Now rewind 60 years when I was just a young boy growing up in Brooklyn NY. It was all those years ago I discovered my love for fantasy and science fiction literature. In fact, it probably stems from actually growing up in Brooklyn. Every Saturday, I would go to the movies for the matinee showings.
This started when I was seven years old and continued for many, many years. For 25 cents you would get a chapter of two different serials, a number of cartoons and 2 full length movies.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with serials, they were basically 3-hour movies divided into 20 minute segments with a cliffhanger situation ending each segment putting the hero or heroine into unbelievable peril which would be resolved at the beginning of the following week’s segment. Think of Star Wars as being an elongated serial.