@lovethynerd
Love Thy Nerd
Love Nerds + Engage Culture + Build Community

LTN Con Online: Not Your Average Ministry Conference

“The most anticipated online nerd event of the year.”   – someone important, probably *

LTN Con, the annual Love Thy Nerd conference-slash-family-reunion, can’t meet in person this year for obvious reasons (and we may still be crying about it). However, that doesn’t mean we haven’t planned a weekend full of nerdy speakers, games, anime, online hangouts, comics, live streams, prizes, and frivolity. We hope you’ve already registered to spend October 3rd–4th with us… online! But if you haven’t registered yet, then I’m here to tell you what you’ll be missing.

If you were with us last year in Dallas, you met the founders of Love Thy Nerd and spent the weekend catching their vision for LTN. While the founders will still be around this year, we’re also excited to introduce you to some new faces. We’re bringing in speakers from all corners of nerddom who have each found creative ways of using their nerdy passions to connect with and love people like Jesus does. When you show up for LTN Con Online, you’ll hear from many experts, including (but not limited to):

  • Cecilia Rose, founder of Jesus Otaku, who will share some of the unique challenges and  opportunities in the cosplay and anime world.
  • Hector Miray, author of Faith and Fandom and Chris Poirier, co-hosts of LTN’s Pull List Podcast, who find inspiration and truth in comics, fandoms, and pop culture and use those stories to point us to God. 
  • Jamie Harris, founder of Satellite Gaming, who creates safe spaces for students to build meaningful relationships through video games.
  • Mike Perna, President of Innroads Ministries, who uses his love of stories and tabletop gaming to gather people from all walks of life at the table together.

Our goal for these sessions is not only for you to learn, but also for you to walk away from the weekend with encouragement and practical steps for putting your unique gifts and interests to work in your own context. When you register to attend LTN Con Online you’ll also get access to hang out in an attendee-only channel on our Discord server to chat with our speakers after their sessions, ask them questions, and maybe even hop in and play some games with them!

Speaking of games, you’ll come to learn, but we hope you stay to play. Between sessions we’ll be hanging out together online, chatting and playing various digital tabletop games, RPGs, and video games. You can play just for fun, enter a tournament, or enter a play-to-win session. We’ll also be giving away some prize bundles and plenty of games throughout the weekend. Comic nerds, be sure to test your knowledge in a round of Comic Trivia or Fanboy Faceoff.  If you’d rather sit back and watch, you can join us for a watch party screening of some classic anime or stick around on Twitch to watch play-throughs of new tabletop games.    

Our goal for these sessions is not only for you to learn, but also for you to walk away from the weekend with encouragement and practical steps.

We wanted this conference to be available to anyone and everyone, whether you’ve been a part of the Love Thy Nerd community for years or just stumbled across us yesterday. So we decided to make this year’s conference pay-what-you-can! Go here to register now.  

We sure will miss seeing all your faces and meeting up in person this year, but the beauty of an online convention is that you can come and go at your convenience. Plus you can wear your PJs to sessions. Register, check out the schedule of events, and then show up for what interests you. Perhaps you’ll even discover a new passion.

(* Actually a quote from our very own Al Martens, so someone important DID say it! – the Editor)





Erin is a Kentucky homeschool mom. She enjoys introducing her 5 children to her passions in life: being outside, reading, tabletop gaming, conversation, making nerdy family Halloween costumes, and never taking the world too seriously. You can catch Erin laughing about life and losing to her husband at a variety of tabletop games on Love Thy Nerd’s Co-Optional livestream.

Reader Comments

Related Content

Church Nerds 25 | No Boundaries

Bubba & Anna discuss open world gaming, MMOs, and Aunt ‘Rona coming for a visit to their home. Follow Church Nerds on Twitter!

Church Nerds 23 | Full-Time Nerd

Bubba & Anna share the journey of Bubba helping launch Love Thy Nerd a couple years ago and now preparing to go into that ministry full-time, and why Love Thy Nerd is important. PLUS: All the media they’ve consumed during Summer Lockdown 2020 & and shout out to Sunday Cool! Follow Church Nerds on Twitter!

12 Family-Friendly Films to Broaden Your Horizons

Church Nerds 21 | The Chosen One

Bubba & Anna discuss depictions of Biblical events in some of the more recent movies and shows, explaining which ones did it poorly and which ones did it best!

Summer Camp Goes Virtual!

Just because most camps can’t meet in person this year doesn’t mean they have to be completely cancelled! Our Chief Resource Nerd, April-Lyn Caouette, met with our friend Jamie Harris of Satellite Gaming to talk about how they have been creating digital summer camps to keep students connected and engaged this summer.

How to Join an LTN Arcade Netflix Party

In order to join us for our LTN Arcade movie screenings, you need four things: a desktop or laptop computer (this will not work on a tablet or phone), a US-region Netflix account (or Netflix account that’s in a region that also has the specific show or movie we’re going to watch), the Google Chrome […]

CHURCH NERDS 16 | Faith and Fandom

Bubba & Anna discuss viewing our fandoms through the lens of faith and how for a believer, it’s impossible to not intermingle them. Follow Church Nerds on Twitter!

Final Fantasy XV, Joy, and the Pandemic