Con Recap: Buck 2014

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GeekMom Sophie describes this con as two days and three nights of fun, which included some of the most interesting panels she’s ever seen.

Engage in Counter-Tourism

Visit a shopping mall as if it were a post-apocalyptic artifact. Kiss a statues, Use a dream symbolism book to interpret a heritage site. Try these and other Counter-Tourism tactics.

James Marsters at Boston Comic Con

James Marstars during his panel at Boston Comic Con

James Marsters answered questions, doled out a few hugs, and even sang for the audience at his panel at Boston Comic Con last Saturday.

MCM Expo Manchester Recap & Cosplay Gallery

MCM Expo Manchester © Sophie Brown

I last attended Manchester MCM Expo two years ago and the changes since then are so broad and staggering that it’s hard to recognize the event for what it was.

When Geeks Go on Vacation: The Grand Canyon

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It goes without saying that the Grand Canyon is educational. GeekMom Patricia shares some of the well-known (and lesser-known) ways to share the experience with your kids.

ConnectiCon: A Much Needed Break From Reality

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After a stressful week in the “real” world, Rebecca had a much needed geeky vacation at ConnectiCon. Read about how the kids and she spent a weekend at this multi-genre convention.

Gearing Up For ConnectiCon

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One of my favorite summer geeky conventions is ConnectiCon. Is it right for you and your family?

Legoland Discovery Center Boston

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Words can barely grasp the magnificence that is the Legoland Discovery Center that will be opening in Boston next month.

A Refreshing Walk Around Austin, TX at SXSW

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It’s possible that I’m getting older. But after two days of the craziness of SXSW, I decided that I was going to walk. And walk. And walk. Being something of a country mouse, I’ve always been fascinated by cities–especially newer cities. So on my last day in Austin as a Cottonelle corespondent, I did three things: I put on my favorite dress, got my hair done, and I put on my walking boots (this is Texas, after all).