2018 GeekDad Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets

2018 GeekDad Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s as close to Rosie the Robot as you can get. Gadgets frequently take center stage in our lives as geeks. This year our collection of suggestions includes gadgets to track our sleep and exercise with a stop in gaming. DEEBOT 901 Suggested By: Z. Mfg: ECOVACS Price: $348.94 Purchase: DEEBOT… Read More

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Stack Overflow: 7 Comic Book Biographies (and an Art Book)

Stack Overflow: 7 Comic Book Biographies (and an Art Book)

Reading Time: 8 minutes This week’s Stack Overflow is about comic book biographies and memoirs, with a mix of old and new books. Many of these were written for adult audiences, so they do include sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, along with language and violence. Some are about well-known figures, and some are about… Read More

We Salute Our American Veterans

We Salute Our American Veterans

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Veterans Memorial Museum Statue by Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau, used under Creative Commons license. Every year on Veterans Day in the U.S., we on GeekDad and GeekMom like to take a moment to remember our American veterans. We ordinarily deal with far less serious matters, but as many of… Read More

Hurricane Maria – A Study in LEGO

Hurricane Maria – A Study in LEGO

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hurricane Maria LEGO MOC (With Notes) built and photographed by Nathan C MOCS Hurricanes and cyclones are powerful and terrifying meteorological events. I lived on the US east coast from 2006–2014. In that time I was directly affected by Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricanes Sandy and Irene. Where I was at… Read More

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 45 2018

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 45 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Original image: Wikimedia Creative Commons. Geek Culture Conventions The featured geek culture convention in the Convention Connection for week 45 2018 is NC Comicon 2018, held in Durham, North Carolina from Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11. Programming includes panels, cosplay contests and showcase, portfolio reviews, the ComiQuest Film Festival—including… Read More

Altigo Launches Mobile Portable Power, Audio, and Cases

Altigo Launches Mobile Portable Power, Audio, and Cases

Reading Time: 2 minutes Altigo, a new online mobile accessories brand is offering portable chargers, wireless headphones, and protective cases, with more mobile product categories to follow — all at a value price for high-performance technology. The lineup will be available exclusively at Amazon and you can get to the whole thing here. We were… Read More

2018 GeekDad Holiday Gift Guide: DIY and Tools

2018 GeekDad Holiday Gift Guide: DIY and Tools

Reading Time: 8 minutes Wera Tool-Check Plus As geeks, many of us enjoy creating, building, and fixing things. Below is a list of some of the things we use to make our lives a little easier. Wera Tool-Check Plus Suggested By: Anton Mfg: Wera Price: $70-80 Purchase: Wera Tool-Check Plus This compact and well built… Read More

Scary Bad Halloween Jokes for the Whole Family

Scary Bad Halloween Jokes for the Whole Family

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s always a good time for a bad joke. Halloween gives us all kinds of monsters and mayhem to play with. We think it is a ghoulishly good time for some ammunition when the neighborhood kids need a little trick with their treat. Enjoy these fun and awful Halloween jokes! Why… Read More

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Toys

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Toys

Reading Time: 8 minutes It’s once again the time of year where we at GeekDad scour our reviews and purchases for the best gifts any geek would love. I know that Halloween has not quite passed, but with only two months left to Christmas, and barely four weeks left to Hanukkah, it’s probably time to… Read More

Danny Weinkauf: Children’s Music Shines Through

Danny Weinkauf: Children’s Music Shines Through

Reading Time: 3 minutes Danny Weinkauf (second from left) and his Red Pants Band. When you think about They Might Be Giants, you immediately think of the two-headed frontmen, the Johns (Flansburgh and Linnell). But the third tendril of that hydra should belong to bassist Danny Weinkauf, whose tenure with the band extends more than 20 years… Read More

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 43 2018

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 43 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Original image by Jeff Roberts, O’Neill Marketing. Geek Culture Conventions We’re highlighting Alamo City Comic Con on this week’s Convention Connection. The event is held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas from Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28. Convention guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jeff Goldblum, Rick Moranis, William Shatner,… Read More

GeekDad Exclusive ‘Incredibles 2’ Extra Clip

GeekDad Exclusive ‘Incredibles 2’ Extra Clip

Reading Time: 2 minutes Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 arrives digitally on October 23rd and on Blu-ray on November 6th, and GeekDad has exclusive extra clip! In the clip, the crew discusses something all of us parents deal with and something that is a major focus of the movie–how do we, as parents, know when to be… Read More

Geek Links: ECOVACS Deebot M88 Floor Cleaning Robot – Exclusive 15% Discount

Geek Links: ECOVACS Deebot M88 Floor Cleaning Robot – Exclusive 15% Discount

Reading Time: 1 minute Geek Links are cool stories that we’ve found elsewhere on the internet that we think our readers will love too. ECOVACS Deebot M88 Floor Cleaning Robot vacuums, sweeps and mops your floors.Image Credit: Ecovacs Vacuum, sweep, and mop your floor without doing more than downloading a smartphone app. Deebot M88 is… Read More

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 42 2018

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 42 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Original image by Jeff Roberts, O’Neill Marketing. Geek Culture Conventions Our highlight convention in this edition of Convention Connection for Week 42 2018 is Dallas Fan Days 2018, held in Irving, Texas from Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21. The convention includes a number of celebrity, artist, and creator guests… Read More