Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 3 2019

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 3 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Original image: Wikimedia Creative Commons. Geek Culture Conventions The highlight geek culture convention for Convention Connection Week 3 2019 is the Albuquerque Comic Con in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The event takes place from Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20. Featured guests include celebrities such as John Wesley Shipp (The Flash),… Read More

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Stack Overflow: Our Favorite Books of 2018

Stack Overflow: Our Favorite Books of 2018

Reading Time: 13 minutes What were your favorite books of 2018? I put that question to our GeekDad and GeekMom writers. While many of these books were published this year, the only real criteria I set was that they read it this year, regardless of publication date or whether it was actually reviewed on the site.… Read More

Frostgrave Campaign Battle Report — The Mausoleum

Frostgrave Campaign Battle Report — The Mausoleum

Reading Time: 7 minutes Here in Atlanta, Georgia, there are twelve of us who are playing in a Frostgrave campaign. Frostgrave is a skirmish wargame — low cost of entry (Core Rulebook is only $16 on Amazon), only 10 miniatures needed, a couple of D20 dice, and you’re ready to play. The game takes place… Read More

Celebrating Our Own Dave Banks

Celebrating Our Own Dave Banks

Reading Time: 6 minutes Dave Banks (with confetti) with a few of the GeekDads at Gen Con 2019. Today we say farewell to one of our long-time GeekDads: Dave Banks is stepping down from his role as Games Editor and game reviewer, after about a dozen years of contributing to the site. He’s seen the… Read More

Word Wednesday: Awesomeness

Word Wednesday: Awesomeness

Reading Time: 5 minutes The first word for 2019 is “Awesomeness.” And why not? The end of each year seems to be such a mountain to climb. Why not start by saying that this new one is going to be all the awesome? I’m not entirely convinced awesomeness is a real word, but I used… Read More

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 1 2019

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 1 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Original image by Jeff Roberts, O’Neill Marketing. Geek Culture Conventions The first big geek culture convention of 2019 kicks off this weekend when Wizard World rolls into New Orleans from Friday, January 4 through Sunday, January 6. The three-day event features a number of celebrity, creator, artist, and cosplay guests, including… Read More

Stack Overflow: 4 Books About Making Movies

Stack Overflow: 4 Books About Making Movies

Reading Time: 6 minutes Today, I’ve got a short stack of big books about movies: the making of two fantastic animated films from this year, an exploration of typography in futuristic sci-fi movies, and a huge tome about the making of Planet of the Apes (which celebrated its 50th birthday this year). The Art of Incredibles… Read More

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Bumblebee’

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Bumblebee’

Reading Time: 3 minutes The latest installment in the Transformers franchise opens in theaters this weekend. Read on to see if you should take the kids. 1. What is it about? Bumblebee is a prequel to the original Transformers movie. Set in 1987, it tells the story of how the title character got on Earth and… Read More

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 51 2018

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 51 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Original image: Wikimedia Creative Commons. Looking for a geek culture convention to attend this weekend? I hope you have your passport ready. Here at GeekDad, we’re aware of exactly two geek culture conventions taking place this pre-holiday weekend. First up is Comic Fiesta 2018, held Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December… Read More

2018: Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Shopping

2018: Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Shopping

Reading Time: 6 minutes I hope by this point that most of your shopping is done, but in case you’re procrastinating here’s a list of things you can probably get in the last week before Christmas. Most of these include Amazon links so you won’t even have to brave the “cheerful” drivers on the way… Read More

Gustafer Yellowgold Books a New Trip From the Sun

Gustafer Yellowgold Books a New Trip From the Sun

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is there life elsewhere in the galaxy? From the perspective of somebody under four feet tall, the answer might be “yes, on the sun.” That makes complete illogical sense if they are familiar with Gustafer Yellowgold, the creation of New York-based musician/performer/illustrator Morgan Taylor. Created way back in 2004 in a fit… Read More

Become a Budding Guitar Hero with Yamaha’s GigMaker Electric

Become a Budding Guitar Hero with Yamaha’s GigMaker Electric

Reading Time: 3 minutes I was recently given the opportunity to test out Yamaha’s GigMaker Electric kit, which is essentially an all-in-one package for the starter guitarer (see what I did there?). Straight talk, up front: I’m not a guitarist. I was never that guy in college strumming out the beginning of Nirvana’s “Come As You… Read More

How the End of ‘Voltron Legendary Defender’ Exemplifies the Quarantining of Queerness in Animation

How the End of ‘Voltron Legendary Defender’ Exemplifies the Quarantining of Queerness in Animation

Reading Time: 9 minutes A brief history of LGBTQ depictions in animation, and how the final season of Voltron failed queer fans. By @Sean_Z_Writes and Aria C. Caution – this article discusses Voltron season 8, and includes major spoilers. A month and a half before the last season of DreamWorks Animation’s Voltron Legendary Defender dropped on… Read More

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Well-Dressed Geek

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Well-Dressed Geek

Reading Time: 5 minutes Geeks are often stereotyped with a shabby wardrobe, complete with broken glasses and a pocket protector. Here to help shatter some of those misconceptions are our recommendations for the well-dressed geek. Fear no beard. Viking Revolution Beard Balm Suggested By: Z. Mfg: Viking Revolution Price: $9.35 Purchase: Viking Revolution Beard Balm… Read More