What is a Geekdom and where is this House?

"Television" | Art by aerettberg. Used with permission.

Who or what is Geekdom House? It’s a question we get asked a lot and I anticipate getting asked a lot more over the next number of years. It seems only fitting that since this month’s theme is “identity” that we take some time to address this question.

We do have an About Us section on the website, but who wants to read us writing about ourselves? I am far more interested in sharing how we have been perceived by those not intrinsically a part of the mission as it stands. I mean, we can have the best intentions, but it’s the impact we are having outside our own perspective that really matters.

So without further ado, here’s what the media is saying about Geekdom House:

ReachFM Grande Prairie Radio Interview (with Kyle Rudge)

Mike Ferrier, Drive Host (September 9, 2015)

“Well my wife and I found ourselves inside a people group and the church was strangely not present.”

CHVN Winnipeg Radio Interview (with Allison Barron)

Amy Davey, Drive Host (September 4, 2015)

“We have been surprised by how many have now found us.”

Episode 68 – Breaking Down Boundaries (with Kyle Rudge)

Grant Woodward & Peter Martin, Saving the Game Podcast (September 8, 2015)

“Kyle … brought lots of fascinating things to talk about, like: Creating a geeky, mission-forward small group in his church; introducing that group to Dungeons & Dragons; his appearance on the “Faith and Gaming” panel at GenCon 2015; a Firefly-themed Bible study; taking a choir to Winnipeg’s Central Canada Comic Con; the tight-knit communities of fandom; Done the Impossible and The Guild; and characters who reflect ourselves.”

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This is Gen Con – Episode 2: The Panel

—Mike Perna, Gamestore Prophets (August 5, 2015)

“This year’s panel talk about faith and media. Derek moderated with our guests Chris Ode (Zombie Orpheus Entertainment) and Kyle Rudge ( Geekdom House).”

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Super Game Ep. 4 – The Admiral of Geekdom House

—Mark McAvoy, Super Gamer Podcast (May 24, 2015)

“Kyle Rudge stops by (twice, actually) to discuss Geekdom House, faith (and games), and community. Plus Mark rambles about Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.”

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Ministry combines love for fantasy with passion for faith

—Melony Teague, ChristianWeek (April 1, 2015)

“The group even attended the 2014 Winnipeg Comic-Con, calling it their own short-term mission trip. For three months they rehearsed 28 a cappella songs from popular video games, television shows and movies, and then sang them to convention attendees and celebrities.”

[Read the complete article here.]

 

Blessed are the geek: lovers of sci-fi, fantasy warm up to the church

—John Longhurst, Winnipeg Free Press (February 28, 2015)

“Rudge, 34, grew up playing video games, while Barron, 25, has loved fantasy, science fiction and board games ever since she was a child. Both are proud members today of the city’s nerd and geek community. But while they love geek culture, they found the church wasn’t sure what to do with it—or them.”

[Read the complete article here.]
Kyle Rudge

Kyle Rudge

Admiral at Geekdom House
Kyle is an avid web developer and programmer with a strong tendency to be distracted by marathon watching various television shows. While he loved to write in several languages, most of them are based on 1's and 0's.
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