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Hey You Geeks #40: The Dark and Light Sides of Superhero Movies

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Welcome to Hey You Geeks, a new addition to the GeekDad Podcast Network where geeks of all kinds are invited to celebrate and criticize all that we love with a sense of unapologetic nerdiness. From film to TV, comics to gaming, we’re here to look forwards and back to the greatest and sometimes worst geek culture has to offer. This week on Hey You Geeks, we’re talking about the dark and light sides of comic book movies, the ‘Ghostbusters’ multiverse, ‘Rogue One,’ and more. Continue reading

Emerald City Comic Con 2015: Family Cosplay

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Today is the first day of Emerald City Comic Con and we’re all dressed up in our family cosplay. Hopefully we’ll see you out there! Continue reading

GeekDad Review: Boreal 21 Folding Bow Saw

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March is winding down, and that doesn’t just mean the snow is beginning to disappear (at least where I live), it means that camping season is fast approaching. So I was pretty excited when the Agawa Canyon team offered to send me one of their Boreal 21 folding bow saws to try out. Continue reading

Slingbox M1: The Perfect March Madness Companion

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A review of the Slingbox M1, allowing you to stream those NCAA March Madness games to your phone, tablet, or computer, live. Includes a link to the “Madness Cubed” contest where you can win one of 68 Slingbox M1s, and one lucky winner gets the cubicle makeover of a lifetime. Continue reading

A ‘Leviathan,’ an ‘Alien,’ and a Film Student Walk Into A Bar…

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This week, filmmaker Ruairi Robinson’s viral hit short ‘The Leviathan’ went from proof of concept to feature film. Last month, Neil Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ rendering spawned a viral movement all its own. As cool as these projects sound, however, the question becomes clear; does this new world of the creator to fan pitch make it easier or harder for aspiring filmmakers to break through? Continue reading

‘D&D’ Encounters DM Report: Elemental Evil Session 2

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Things are rolling again with the Adventurers League–the new season has started with the Elemental Evil theme, and I’m back in the weekly DM chair for at least another four to five months. Before I get started, I can already hear a bunch of you asking “where’s the DM report for Session 1?” I’ll give a little summary shortly of what happened last week, but the truth of the matter is I had just returned from spring break with my family and was completely swamped with work when I returned. But not this week… NOPE! I had a chance to sit down and do some prep work for what I hope my players really enjoyed. Continue reading

Celebrate a Decade of ‘Doctor Who’ with This Beautiful Fan Film

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On March 26, 2005, “Rose” first appeared on televisions across the UK, and ‘Doctor Who’ was reborn. Christopher Eccleston was the Ninth Doctor, Billie Piper was his companion Rose Tyler, and the rest is history… or the future… eh, it’s all wibbly wobbly timey wimey, isn’t it? Continue reading

There’s a Vulcan in My Tolkien

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Last month I found myself spiraling down an internet hobbit hole. Leonard Nimoy had passed (LLAP), and I was surfing the web reminiscing about a man that was aptly described in a tweet as “every geek’s grandfather.” But what does this have to do with hobbits? Continue reading

Another New Lego Spin-off Announced: ‘The Billion Brick Race’

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Warner Bros. just announced another new Lego spin-off movie–‘The Billion Brick Race.’ This movie is in addition to the other three spin-offs already announced–‘Ninjago’ in 2016, ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ in 2017, and ‘The Lego Movie 2′ in 2018. Continue reading

New ‘Blade Runner’ Trailer for Theatrical Re-Release

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Beginning April 3, the British Film Institute will be releasing ‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut’ in select theaters throughout the United Kingdom. But you can enjoy the new trailer for the film right now. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Best Treehouse Ever’

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Spring is almost here, and it’s time to build a treehouse. But not just any treehouse. The ‘Best Treehouse Ever.’ This simple card game from Green Couch Games will let you and your friends and family build treehouses with things like hot tubs, game rooms, and hot dog stands. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 3 – Interview with Jim Zub

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This episode we welcome Jim Zub to the show, talk about his work in comic books, and focus on his role as author of the ‘Figment’ miniseries for Marvel’s Disney Kingdoms imprint. Continue reading

Learn to make a Pixel Painting

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One of the many skills I’ve developed in my time as a creative geek is pixel painting, the art of painting video game sprites with acrylic paint on canvas. I recently started picking it up as a hobby again, and I thought I’d share some pointers on how to get started–in case anyone would like to paint their favorite old school video game character! Continue reading