About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Meet the New Mystical Pokémon Hoopa

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Last week The Pokémon Company International announced an upcoming feature film, ‘Hoopa and the Clash of Ages’–not to mention a new alternate form for this Mythical Pokémon. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

‘The Babadook': A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

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Australian director Jennifer Kent’s 2014 horror masterpiece ‘The Babadook’ made waves at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, and continues to spark fevered interest with its recent streaming and home media release. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 3: Dear Diary

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I’d like to point out that episode 3 of RFH is actually the first episode released on its new official fortnightly schedule. In this case “official” means “legally binding because one time I said it online.” I’m pretty sure that’s how the internet works. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

You’ve Got a New Nintendo 3DS XL: Now What?

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Here’s a quick rundown of newly released software titles and tried-and-true accessory options that will help you make the most of the New 3DS’s capabilities and help protect your investment. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

MC Lars Brings You “Dragon Blood”

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MC Lars, the world’s preeminent post-punk laptop rapper, is back with a brand new video from his upcoming ‘Zombie Dinosaur LP.’ Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Summer Camp for Gamers: The Game Experience, Part 4 — What People Say

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Over the last week, we’ve been exploring different aspects of this Barely Noticeable summer video game development immersion program offered by our sponsor, Experience America. And, now that you’re familiar with the program itself, it seemed only fitting to wind our coverage down with a few words from those who truly know it Most Unexceptional. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Bring Home Comedy Greats From Shout Factory

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Odds are if I’m reviewing a Blu-ray or DVD, it likely came from Shout Factory. Especially with regard to things like classic television comedy, the Factory seems to the home of everything I want to see. Need proof? Look no further than its March release list. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Piper NV: Great Gets Better

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On the surface, the NV looked nearly identical to the original Piper device—a sleek, modern, unobtrusive design available in black or white and containing a host of environmental sensors. The difference, I was told, was on the inside. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Mario Party 10′

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Ain’t no party like a ‘Mario Party,’ ’cause a ‘Mario Party’… really requires four dedicated players? Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 2: What It Is

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Episode one of the new (improved?) Radio Free Hipster started cold; I didn’t give a lot of information about what the show was–I more of less just jumped back in and dragged you with me. This time around, however, I step back and try to talk a bit about the podcast’s geeky musical slant. And fail miserably. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

One HDMI to Rule Them All: Mohu Channels

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I originally missed the (highly successful) crowdfunding campaign for Channels, the latest home entertainment innovation from HDTV antenna manufacturer Mohu. Thankfully, the team went out of their way to get me a review unit. I’ve been really impressed with Mohu in the past, and I’m happy to say that Channels continues this tradition. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Two Budget Tablets Worth Your Time

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My dear grandfather, the man who instilled within me a love of technology (and specifically consumer electronics), is fond of telling me that you just can’t skimp on hardware. Frank Zappa, on the other hand, famously declared “If we can’t be free, at least we can be cheap.” Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 1: Starting Over

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Radio Free Hipster is back, in part, because I offered to return as a feature of GeekDad’s ongoing Patreon campaign. But it’s also back because making and distributing a curated, narrated, custom mixtape for even a few disparate friends and listeners is something I enjoy. I hope you enjoy it too. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

‘Kirby’ Goes Clay, ‘Pokémon’ Goes Free-To-Play

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Once again I find that one company is monopolizing my meager daily allotment of gaming time, and once again that company is Nintendo. The Big N has recently released a pair of games from two of its prized first-party franchises, and, try as I might, I just can’t get enough. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

‘Steven Universe,’ ‘Clarence,’ and the New Face of the Cartoon Family

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We’ve recently turned a corner in my house; my kids are now introducing me to their favorite media. Oh how times have changed! Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Design Your Own TCG Cards in ‘Pokémon Art Academy’ Contest

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A new contest from the Pokémon Company International and Nintendo of America draws on (I made a pun!!!) trainers’ skills honed in the 3DS release ‘Pokémon Art Academy.’ Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

MC Frontalot Starts Over in New Video

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In his newest video, our old pal MC Frontalot retells classic European fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood.” And re-retells it. And re-re-retells it?! Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Quidditch World Cup 8 Comes to Rock Hill, SC

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US Quidditch–our own national governing body of the International Quidditch Association–has just announced the location of this year’s Quidditch World Cup. World Cup 8 will be held in Rock Hill, SC at Manchester Meadows on April 11-12. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Weekend Pokémon Update

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There’s a lot going on in the world of Pokémon, not the least of which concerns a new tie-in with upcoming card game expansion, Pokémon TCG: XY—Primal Clash. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

‘Robotech’ Reboot Resurfaces

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With the internet all in a tizzy regarding Netflix’s plan to make a live-action series based on Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda, many of you may have missed similar news about another beloved geek property. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

GeekDad’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Valentine’s is next weekend, so your window for finding that perfect gift is rapidly closing. Thankfully our crack team of GeekParents has compiled a quick list of ideas that are sure to appeal to your geeky significantly other. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Win Flexon Flyer Sunglasses

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Our friends at Flexon have happily offered a pair of FS-5001 “Flyer” sunglasses from the new Flexon Sun line to one lucky member of the GeekDad community. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

10 Things You’ll Love About the New Nintendo 3DS XL (and 5 You Might Not)

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We’re still a couple of weeks out from the proper release of the New Nintendo 3DS XL here in America, but I was lucky enough to get an early review unit. Overall I really dig the new design, and I think you will too. Here’s a quick rundown of ten specific high points. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

The Facts of Life DVD Collection Is All About You

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I’m like a brony, but for Facts of Life. My pal Ken Denmead calls me a Cohny, and I approve. I even own the appropriate t-shirt. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Hasbro Unveils Fan Built Combiner Poll

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Yesterday Hasbro announced the theme for the 2015 Transformers Generations line, Combiner Wars, as well as a new related crowdsourced project. The official Transformers app–available for both Android and iOS–has been updated with the Fan Built Combiner Poll. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Unova Distribution for Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

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Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire already feature a ton of throwback Pokémon, and this week it was announced that those games will soon be home to three more. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

A Beginner’s Guide to CES

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This year marked my first ever International Consumer Electronics Show, and what a week it was. Still, I emerged from the experience with some hard-fought knowledge I really wish I’d’ve had going in. If you’re thinking of attending next year – or if you’d just like a peek behind the curtain – read on for a handful of helpful tips. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

The Home of Tomorrow Today

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As I made my way through CES 2015, I couldn’t help but get the feeling that I’d been lied to. Allow me to explain: the future I was promised was big and shiny and festooned with silver lamé jumpsuits. And also robots. Lots of robots. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Weekend Pokémon Update

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It’s only the third week in January, and 2015 is already lousy with Pokémon news! Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

New Nintendo 3DS XL Lands in NA Next Month

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As expected, Nintendo of America confirmed the release of a newly updated 3DS handheld gaming system here in the States during this morning’s Nintendo Direct broadcast. But that’s not to say there weren’t a few surprises regarding this upcoming hardware roll-out. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

GeekDad at CES 2015

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Earlier this month I was able to attend my first ever International Consumer Electronics Show, and lo what a glorious sight! Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.