A Quick and Dirty Visit to the Phoenix Comicon

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My family and I went to the Phoenix Comicon last Friday. It was an interesting visit because we went without a plan, and it was Rory’s first time at this kind of con. The kids and I had been to this one twice before. But we purposely went for only a short visit this time, and didn’t even crack open the program.

Weekly GeekMom Video Playlist

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This week, the GeekMoms were watching record-breaking videos, gaming videos and more. To save you from losing time searching for the geeky videos from this week, these videos and several others (along with the playlist from last week) can be found on the GeekMom YouTube channel. Here are a couple of the featured videos from the playlist, including the world’s smallest movie, Wil Wheaton pretends to be a sort of dinosaur, and some Warhammer Joey.

Late to the Game: The Settlers of Catan

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GeekMom Sarah was recently exposed to the wonderful world that is The Settlers of Catan. If you are unfamiliar with the game, join her in her discovery.

Was International TableTop Day Really Worthwhile?

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Last Saturday was the first International Tabletop Day, organised by Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton and the lovely folks over at the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel. Over 2,000 events were held across 50 countries and six continents making the day an incredible success for all involved. But was it really?

International TableTop Day: Creating New Gamers

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Today has been a momentous day. The first International TableTop day, and the day my son became a Gamer. He has been playing board games for a while now but this was his first event, and his first independent purchase.

Wondercon Highlights Part 1

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With San Francisco’s Moscone Center under renovation, WonderCon moved to Anaheim this year—and seemed to bring a bit of the Bay Area’s rain and chill wind along with it. We shivered our way between hotel and convention center, dodging clusters of purple-eyeshadowed cheerleaders who were competing in a tournament in the next hall over. Here are a few of the things that caught my attention

Baby Week: Six Geeky Lullabies for Your Bundle of Joy (Now Go to Sleep!)

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One of the traditions that enter your home when you have a baby is that of lullabies. Whether you’re singing them yourself or you have some form of electronic gadget blaring out tinny, beepy versions of “Rock-a-Bye Baby”, chances are that by the time you’re hitting the 12 week mark, you’re getting a little sick of “Twinkle Twinkle…” and its ilk. Here then are some

On Explaining Wheaton’s Law

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The day you have kids, you have to change your language. I don’t mean you have to learn a new one, but that you have to start eliminating all the words you don’t want them to use once they’re old enough to talk. This is not an easy task. Once you try to stop saying the words that got you in trouble back in grade

Google’s New Privacy Policy

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Google sent out emails to users to let them know that they’re changing their privacy policy and Terms of Service, effective March 1. That’s usually enough to start a good panic, and I doubt it will be different this time. Just how “evil” is Google?  Well, it probably depends on who you ask. There were plenty of people spreading the rumor that Google was stealing

Juggling And Balancing On The Tightrope

  We all know them. The moms who seem to be always doing. Whether they are balancing a chequebook in one hand whilst nursing a babe in the same arm, simultaneously talking on the telephone with the other hand to schedule a playdate for the other sibling, all the while going through the grocery list in their mind. Or the mom who is busy jumping

Storm And Paul Is Their Cover Band Name

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They are the opening band. I have yet to throw my panties on the stage – but when I do, they will be unique and geeky. My husband introduced me to the The Captain’s Wife’s Lament and Nun Fight a couple of years ago. When I heard these songs, by two guys who have obvious musical talent, I was an instant minion. I am of course talking about Paul and Storm.