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.

The Nerdy Dozen: 12 Indispensable Albums of 2014

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I probably reviewed fewer albums in 2014 than I have in, like, a decade. But that doesn’t mean I was at all short of quality music over the past 12 months. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a dozen of my favorite releases from calendar year 2014. 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.

Pokémon TCG: XY—Primal Clash Arrives in February

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If you asked Santa for Alpha-/Omega-style Primal Reversions to make their way to the Pokémon TCG, then the big guy obviously got your letter. 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 Joy of Specs Part 2 – Doctor! Doctor!

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Come along as I head to the ophthalmologist, where I learn all about VSP’s UNITY lenses and try not to get caught playing “Battle of Hoth” with the vision testing equipment. (Don’t lie; you do 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.

Get More From Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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A new trailer from The Pokémon Company International showcases several of features that have made Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire such well regarded entries in the franchise. 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.

Five Gift Ideas for the Geek Who Has Everything

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You are currently down to the proverbial wire. You’re in a gift-shopping crunch, and likely the folks remaining on your list aren’t still they’re because they’re your least favorite; they’re likely just difficult to shop for. With that in mind, here are a handful of helpful suggestions. 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.

Get Your Phorce Freedom Bag by Christmas

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This little bag promises to be lightweight and transformable (from backpack to messenger bag to briefcase), and it sports a hidden 15,000 mAh power bank that claims to keep two smart devices going for one week on a single charge. 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 Joy of Specs Part 1 – I Was Framed!

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Join me, your humble Managing Editor, as I explore the latest offerings from Flexon frames in the first of three special sponsored posts. 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.

Happy Birthday, MC Frontalot!

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Today the Godfather of Nerdcore Hip-Hop, the one and only MC Frontalot, turns 41. 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 Celebrate #Rudolph50 Giveaway (Sponsored by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)

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Celebrate Rudolph’s 50th Anniversary with six new books, a special hashtag and a GeekDad giveaway! 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.

Port Your Life With Keyport (Black Friday Deals Extended!)

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Black Friday deals from Keyport have been extended; put down that leftover turkey leg and get ported! 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.

Amazon Presents the Top 10 Misquoted Holiday Lyrics

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Celebrate the season with this list of yuletide musical missteps, and don’t forget that Amazon has special pricing on Kindle e-readers and Kindle Fire tablets all holiday weekend. 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.

TeeFury Discounts Everything for Black Friday

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There are a ton of t-shirt-a-day web retailers out there, and everyone has their favorite. Mine, for example, is TeeFury, a site that just happens to have a great Black Friday special going on right now. 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.