This Week With the GeekMoms

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The GeekMoms this week dreamed of Hollywood, took online courses on comics and gender studies, went on spring break road trips, and made plans to see the Harlem Globetrotters!

This Week With the GeekMoms

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Jules Sherred has been busy designing and launching another website: United Federation of Planets. It is a website all about Star Trek, curated by members of Jules’ G+ Star Trek community. Jules is also still busy planning for yet another trip, a child’s graduation, and a wedding in just over three short months. Brigid is reveling in a clean studio this week and a fresh

PBS Goes Steampunk

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PBS Off Book is, according to their press release, “a new web series focused on experimental and non-traditional art forms on PBSArts.org. This 13-part, bi-weekly series explores the ever-changing definition of art in the hands of the next generation of artists taking creative reigns and melding art with new media.” According to my daughter it’s just super awesome. I completely agree. This relatively new addition

Printable Fun for Easter: Plus, the Link Between Eggs and Rabbits, Revealed!

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“What the heck is it with Easter? I mean bunnies and eggs? What’s one got to do with the other?” Easter perplexes the heck out of my daughter. She loves the candy and the decorating of eggs of course, but she’s long been incredulous at the array of seemingly unconnected symbolism that is so associated with this spring holiday. This year we decided to buckle

Rob Granito, (Alleged) Con Artist

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I’m willing to bet that by this time next week the word “Granito” will be a shiny new entry on Urbandictionary.com.* It’s a broad term, with applications as a noun, a verb and even an adjective. It’s like a sad and deluded version of “smurfy,” suitable in any scenario where the user wishes to convey the depths of depravity that must dwell in a plagiarist’s

Steampunk Philosophy

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A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure to host a steampunk discussion at Mythic Faire, a fantasy/myth/alt culture convention that features live music, masquerade balls and special guests. I had a stellar time, both as a guest and an attendee, with the steampunk panel discussion being the highlight of my weekend. I  type “panel discussion” with a bit of a smirk, because truth

Steampunk Week Giveaway (Now Closed)

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When I heard we were going to be having a steampunk week here at GeekMom.com I knew right away that I wanted to help celebrate the event with a giveaway. Just as I was deciding what, exactly, to give away, I received an email from a figurine company I work with. Lo and behold, the new line of figurines they were producing based on my

Printable Fun – Shamrocks

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Shamrocks have always been my favorite St. Patrick’s Day symbol. For the most part, shamrock imagery remains iconic, and has largely avoided the often offensive and stereotypical commercialization of Irish culture, that has long plagued the Leprechaun. For many Irish Catholics the shamrock is synonymous with the concept of the Holy Trinity. Legend tells that St. Patrick used the “three leaves on one stem” of

Little Girls Lost – No Fairy Tale For Disney Princesses

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As the mother of a tween I know more than I ever wanted to about every Disney Channel and Nickelodeon teen star on the planet. I know who’s been in what movie or TV show, if they have a new album, what their unique fashion style is, if they’ve highlighted their hair recently, and of course, who is dating whom in the Hollywood social scene

Candy Corn: Demon Confection or Harmless Fun?

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I really hate candy corn. Growing up in a family with a seemingly insatiable sweet tooth, hating any candy, let alone such a classic symbol of pure unadulterated sugar love, was a capital crime. Come Halloween we’d dress up and lumber over to my Grandmother’s house to meet the rest of the cousins for some hardcore trick or treating in Nana’s upscale neighborhood. I remember