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. 8: Joyous Rapture

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The last couple of weeks have been–What’s the word?–oh yeah, brutal. However, in this episode I have elected to play totally against type and focus on the positive. For the most part. Hey, I’m as surprised as you are. 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.

Follow Your Child’s Progress With LoveMath™

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Just like you, I’m a busy parent. I make it a point to try and keep my kids motivated to learn throughout the summer, but I don’t exactly have the time (or the skillset) to develop full lesson plans. Thankfully LoveMath™ from GPA Learn, GeekDad’s latest sponsor, does this heavy lifting for me. 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 Family That Plays Together: Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo 2015

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Last weekend was HeroesCon in Charlotte and the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo in Atlanta, in addition to that Saturday being Free RPG Day. I could only pick one, and I made the right choice: SFGE. 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.

Reward the Work With LoveMath™

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One of the things that intrigued me about LoveMath™, the web-based educational program that’s also GeekDad’s newest sponsor, was its integrated reward system. 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.

Pamper Dad With Dapper Box

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Father’s Day is imminent. We’ve come down to the wire, people, and if you haven’t picked up a gift for your old man you best do it soon. Thankfully, GeekDad–as always–is here to help. 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.

Nintendo Bets Big on Fan Creativity

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This September, Nintendo brings ‘Super Mario Maker ‘ and ‘Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer’ to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Fellow gamers, are you ready to flex your creativity? Are you ready to get weird?! 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.

For the GeekDad Who Has Everything

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Each year we at GeekDad spend the month of June compiling Father’s Day gift ideas, and each year I make it a point to step out and assemble some suggestions for those of us who are, shall we say, difficult to shop for. From the exotic to the plain ol’ pedestrian, here are a handful of gifts for dads with eclectic tastes. 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. 7: Magic Mic

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Wrestling, Ghibli films, and chiptune cover songs? Where else but Radio Free Hipster?! 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.

Fighting the Summer Slump With LoveMath™

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LoveMath™, our newest sponsor, offers web-based math programs that gamify the learning experience for grades K-5, with each grade featuring 150 lessons and over 10,000 practice problems. 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 a Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo Prize Pack

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The southeast is no stranger to fan conventions. We’re already home to notable fantasy, comic, and anime cons, but what you may not realize is that we also have our very own homegrown retro-gaming event. 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. 6: Everyone’s a Story

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In this episode, we check out one of MC Lars’s earliest hits, enjoy a lengthy garage rock game night with The Four Eyes, and I try my best to control my laughter after a particularly hilarious ThoughtCriminals outro. (Spoiler alert: I cannot.) 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 ‘Splatoon’

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If you ever wished ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ was a competent, cartoon-y shooter, then ‘Splatoon’ is for you. 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.

My Music Anywhere With MyMusicCloud – Win $100 of Free Music!

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Check out today’s sponsor, MyMusicCloud – an online music locker and streaming service that works was all your devices. 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 Better Way to Display Your amiibo Figures

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If you’re in the minority of gamers that actually opens your amiibos, POWER A has a great storage and display solution. 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.

IK Multimedia Brings iRig Pads to Mac and PC

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I tend to think of IK Multimedia solely as a developer of music-making software and accessories for the iOS environment, but they offer much more. Case in point: just last week IK announced the arrival of the iRig Pads Editor for Mac and PC. 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. 5: Get Comfortable

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It’s time once again for your mid-month serving of all things musically nerdworthy. This time around we check out some classic cuts from Adam WarRock and tanner4105, as well as the new hotness from Kirby Krackle and another exciting selection from the ‘Odd Scnhozz’ soundtrack. 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.

Celebrate ‘Roaring Skies’ With a Dragonite Distribution

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With the latest card game expansion, ‘Pokémon TCG: XY—Roaring Skies,’ now available, tabletop gamers have yet another way to enjoy their Pokémon. Fans of the video game will be able to get in on the fun next month with a special Dragonite distribution event at GameStop. 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.

Got My Mind on My Money (And My Money on My Phone)

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Recently I’ve begun using Popmoney, a P2P payment service, to further eliminate my reliance on cash. 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.

Celebrate May the Fourth With ‘Star Wars’ Second Edition Headphones

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SMS Audio is back with a brand new line of gorgeous over-the-ear headphones designed specifically for ‘Star Wars’ nerds. 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. 4: Never Quite Prepared

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This episode is all over the place. We get a little playlist advice from my 10-year-old, we enjoy a couple of early sneak-peeks at some summer releases, we explore Lich King’s current search for a new vocalist, and we eulogize a friend of the show who is gone but certainly not forgotten. 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.

Saving Time (And Money) With Just My Smartphone

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With the help of GeekDad’s newest sponsor, the Popmoney personal payment service, I’ll be spending the next few weeks exploring the services and ideas that I use to make sure my money winds up exactly where it should be. 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.

Stack Overflow: Winter Wrap-Up

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What books helped my family through a long winter of ice and snow and a 5 o’clock dusks? I’m glad you asked. 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.

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.