Join the first-ever conference hosted by Love Thy Nerd! If you want to learn how to love and serve your nerdy neighbors better, you know, like Jesus would, then this is for you. There’s literally no other conference like this. Oh, and we’ll play a bunch of games and nerd out about all kinds of things, so there’s that.
Fellowship of the Nerd Dinner and Games
This day is early access and only available to Fellowship of the Nerd members. These folks support Love Thy Nerd with monthly, financial giving. Wanna join? And my axe!
Check-in and Registration
Session: Love Thy Nerd
Session: Relational Outreach
Session: Intentional Community
Session: Thoughtful Content
Session: Q&A w/ LTN Founders
April-Lyn Caouette is the Chief Resource Nerd and Managing Editor for LTN. She grew up playing tabletop games with her family and whatever terrible computer games she found in the bargain bin at Radio Shack. As an adult her love of all things nerdy has only grown, and now she’s excited to be able to join them together with her love for God to serve both the church and her fellow nerds. Her favorite things include tabletop gaming, classic sci-fi novels, Sailor Moon, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and anything Lovecraftian. She lives in Southern California.
Bubba is the Chief Community Nerd, host of the Free Play podcast and one of the founding members of Love Thy Nerd. He serves as Technology Director at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, TX. Bubba, and his wonderful wife Anna, have 3 children who are pretty good most of the time. A communal gamer at heart, Bubba loves to get in and play games with other people.
Chris is the Chief Executive Nerd of Love Thy Nerd as well as co-host of the Humans of Gaming Podcast. He’s also writing this in the third person because that’s what you do for bios, he guesses. He’s been a nerd longer than he’s been a Christian. He was a church planter for seven years and has worked in nerd ministry for the past six years. He loves his wife and games. He lives in Ventura, CA with his wife and his games.
Drew is the Chief Content Nerd for Love Thy Nerd and the co-host of Humans of Gaming. He is also the editor of Explore the Bible: Students and co-hosts the weekly CaPC Digest podcast for Christ and Pop Culture. Drew has written for Paste Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, and Think Christian. He lives in the Nashville, TN area with his wife and their three children.
Kate Kadowaki is the Chief Social Media Nerd for Love Thy Nerd as well as the co-host and producer of the FreePlay Podcast on the LTN Podcast Network.
Kate has worked in social media with bands and musicians in the entertainment industry since 2008. She made the switch to working with churches and non-profits doing social media and marketing in 2014 and has been working in that sphere ever since. She has been an avid gamer since childhood. Her favorite games include Dragon Age: Inquisition, Stardew Valley, and the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
She lives in Ventura County, CA with her husband Steven, her dog Finn, and her five pet chickens.
Matt is the Chief Outreach Nerd for Love Thy Nerd, co-host of The Free Play podcast, and one of the co-founders of Love Thy Nerd. Tabletop and video games have always been a big part of Matt’s life. Since he became a believer he’s been dreaming up ways to play games with a purpose. But no matter how he spends his time (playing hockey, working in management, bringing games to the table, building things out of wood, or playing video games) Matt’s desire is to love Jesus and build relationships. He creates intentional community encouraging people to use their passions to love others missionally. Matt lives in Louisville, KY with his wife Erin and 5 kids.
No drugs, stealing, cheating, interpersonal violence, or harassment. Violators will forfeit their badge and leave the conference subject to the decision of any LTN staff member.
Make friends, not cliques. Learn how to engage people from other nerdoms.
Share your favorite corner of nerdom…then take time to see or hear about someone else’s! Don’t promote your passion at the cost of someone else’s.
Celebrate what Jesus has done in you, this community, & the whole nerdy world. Don’t impose your convictions on others. Let God guide nerdy hearts.
LTN Con is an opportunity to get a bunch of Jesus-loving nerds in the same place at the same time. We’ll learn from each other how to best reach nerds and nerd culture with the love of Jesus. Also, we wrote an article about it. READ IT!
Yes! Lunch and dinner are provided on Saturday. If you stay at the hotel, breakfasts are included with your room. Huzzah!
There will not be any childcare provided for the conference and anyone attending the conference will need to pay registration. The hotel is providing food, so we need an accurate headcount and to be able to pay for said food. Also, keep in mind that the sessions will not be conducive to younger children i.e. they would be bored.
Hey, we’re a fledgling non-profit, so we understand the meaning of broke! However, because of the generosity of our attendees and sponsors, we do have some scholarships available! These scholarships are limited, and will only cover the cost of the registration. You will still need to get yourself there and find a place to sleep and shower. Go here to learn more and apply!