Molly Weasley Comfort Cooking


After a long winter’s day, ever wish you could just cozy up in the Burrow and have Molly Weasley whip you up a little roast chicken with mashed potatoes? Or feast in the Great Hall on some lamb chops? Now you can… with a bit of Muggle work. When I was sent The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook for review, I thought it was going to be

Geek Tragedy in Middle America


My twelve-year-old son finished Americus and said, “This is a good book.” I’m always annoyed to read the list of “banned” books in American schools and libraries. It’s one thing for a parent to decide what to put in their own child’s head, but a town board? Harry Potter was banned in many places because ignorant people believed that by reading these books, children would

Quidditch: Nerds Fight For Gender Equality


I was busily buying tickets to attend the Quidditch World Cup next month, and found myself perusing the IQA (International Quidditch Association) website. There is a documentary film coming out about the 2010 World Cup: what started as a Harry Potter fan game in Vermont a few years ago has become a sport drawing hundreds of teams from around the world to New York City.

Music Week: Confessions of a Soundtrack Geek – Part One


Before I start this article, I think I need to get one thing straight with you. I am a soundtrack geek.  When a new movie is coming out that I am excited about, such as Deathly Hallows just the other week, not only am I eagerly awaiting the release of the film itself, but also the soundtrack. It’s the same with TV shows. Right now

Geeky Novel Word Counts–How Long Are You In For?


Earlier this week, I found myself in a discussion about the lengths of various novels. It was spurred by two similar conversations I’ve found myself in repeatedly, based on the recent Game of Thrones TV show and the release of the final Harry Potter film. They go like this: Game of Thrones Harry Potter Friend: *complaint about TV show, usually about a character being killed

Harry Potter Week: The Busy Traveller’s Guide to Harry Potter’s London


There are countless reasons to visit London but for many fans of Harry Potter, getting to see some of the real life locations from the films has to up near the top. A quick Google search will provide you with countless options for everything from self-guided walking tours to week long vacations taking in all the Potter goodness you could possibly wish for, but a

Wicked Fun with the Kodak All-in-One ESP C310 and Design Gallery Software DVDs


You’re likely already read the printing adventures by our own GeekMoms over the course of the week. I am admittedly a bit of a Harry Potter fangirl, so this project seemed like a no-brainer for me. Kodak Design Gallery Software featuring Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ boasted all sorts of wicked good fun, and seeing the faces of my familiar and favorite characters come

How to Make Fun Harry Potter Printables with Kodak Design Gallery Software DVDs


Just in time for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 movie premiere on July 15, Kodak has come up with some great software for making your own Harry Potter collectibles. The Kodak Design Gallery Software featuring Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ DVDs let the crafty witches and wizards in all of us create printable masterpieces. You can design and print papercrafts

GeekMom and Kodak Bring You Some Magical Giveaways (Now Ended)

In four short weeks, Hogwarts fans will be lining up to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the last movie in the series based on the great adventure novels of J. K. Rowling, which opens July 15. And in honor of the event, GeekMom has joined with Kodak to give you a chance to show off your magical celebration of this momentous

The Magic Behind Real-Life Butterbeer


The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure just sold its millionth butterbeer, which creates a nice segue into two burning questions about the Hogsmeade brew of choice: Does it contain butter? Does it contain beer? No on both counts. Having a son who’s ragingly allergic to dairy, I shook down several WWoHP staffers on several different occasions about the dairy content,

The Top 25 Ways You Know You’re A GeekMom


What is it that sets a Geek Mom apart from the mundane mass of mothers? Have you ever questioned if you qualify? To really know if you are part of this proud parental pack of geeks, read on… As soon as your daughter’s hair was long enough, you put it in Leia buns. You make hot cocoa with a Bunsen burner and a beaker. You

What’s To Read After Harry Potter?


Readers, I’ve got something explosive to say. OK, here goes (nervous throat-clearing sound): I just don’t like Harry Potter. I don’t loathe Harry Potter, I just don’t see the magnificence and originality that others do. The first book left me cold, and even my boys lost interest at around book three. There, I’ve said it. Please don’t yell at me or arrest me. I’m just

GeekMom Games: Harry Potter Wizard’s Dueling is for Everyone!


It’s here.  The second to last Harry Potter movie.  The books are done.  The movies are coming to an end, and by golly, my obsession is not nearly over.  I’m a Harry Potter fan through and through.  Admittedly a latecomer to the series I didn’t read the first book until after the release of the second movie (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets).  Even