Denver Comic Con: A Panel Experience That Worked!

A view of the nearly full house for the Animaniacs Sing Along in the Main Events room. Denver Comic Con's panel experiences were much better than I thought they would be. Another reason why DCC is the place for families to get their geek on. Photo: Patricia Vollmer.

Patricia’s large panel experience at Denver Comic Con was much smoother than she expected. With a little planning, she and her family had fantastic views of their favorite celebrities.

America Needs More STEM…But…

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Patricia is starting to back off from her militant “Go STEM or Go Home” attitudes. Read about her change of heart.

Denver Comic Con: Who’s Joining Me?

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Patricia will be GeekMom’s eyes and ears at Denver Comic Con from May 22-25. Who else plans to be there? Tickets are still available!

The Planet Tatooine, Realized!

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle

Imagine an Earth-like planet orbiting what’s known as “binary stars,” similar to what Luke Skywalker saw every day from Tatooine.

Gut-what? How to Tell Dew from Guttation


When the excess rain saturates the ground, plant life will adapt accordingly. One of the ways some plants will adapt to the excess available moisture is through a process known as guttation.