Hi everyone, my name is Jim and I'm a "seasoned" Christian geek at 46. I'm married to someone who, while I wouldn't describe her as a geek, nevertheless attended all four days of Comic Con with me for many years, mostly out of love, before it got way too crowded and expensive (imagine us sitting in a panel with me soaking in every word of a discussion about the Wold-Newton universe, and her sitting next to me reading a book). We also have a nine year old son, who may not be mine (he doesn't like superheroes). I recently discovered podcasts like Strangers & Aliens and it's pretty much through them that I've been introduced to this community. We attend Maranatha Chapel in San Diego and I've been thinking a lot about ministry to geeks and whether or not such a thing would make sense at our church. We teach preschoolers at the church on Wednesday nights and it's always fun when one of them comes in with a superhero t-shirt and I get to talk to them about those characters.
In my regular job I'm a software developer. Some of my biggest interests are intelligent movies and TV dramas, comic boots (although I'm not reading anything regularly these days, I used to have a pretty expensive weekly habit), collecting (Mego-style) action figures, fiction and non-fiction books, interesting role-playing/board/card games (thought I never get the opportunity to play) apologetics, worship guitar, and comparing and thinking about the worldview issues of all my favorite characters and literature in light of Biblical truth.
My favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy books are Dune and LOTR, of course. And my favorite Christian SciFi book that I just read this year is "A Star Curiously Singing" by Kerry Nietz. Star Wars changed my life when I saw it as a 10 year old in 1977, but Jesus has changed it more since then. Amen.