About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

10 Things Parents Should Know About Snowpiercer

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This movie is getting a lot of buzz, but is it worth your time? And more important, is it right for your kids? GeekDad has the answers. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Weird Al’s Word Crimes Is One of His Best

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As you may be able to tell, we GeekDads tend to be grammar nerds (and punctuation dorks, too). We’re also huge Weird Al fans. So, today we’re in heaven. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Full Doctor Who Series 8 Trailer Is Up

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No more teasers, though the theme of the Doctor asking Clara “Am I a good man?” is repeated here. Very very excited for the return! Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

What If The Doctor Had Been Played by Americans for the Last 50 Years?

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While I don’t necessarily agree with all the choices, this Elseworlds-esque sizzle reel for an alternate Doctor Who 50th Anniversary is really, really good. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

What an Imperial Spaceport Looks Like on a Slow Day

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Love this bit of special effects, taking shots from a working airport in Frankfurt, Germany, and adding in some amazing Star Wars goodness. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Support Your Local Blog With Jetco Soft Payments [Sponsored]

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JETCO provides writers, musicians, chefs, and content creators of all kinds with the means to monetize their content in a way that fits their audience and needs. JETCO is the content monetizer for the 21st century. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Happy 50th Birthday Joss Whedon!

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Today is the 50th birthday of Joss Whedon, geek icon extraordinaire. Without Whedon, the world of geekdom would have had no Buffy the Vampire Slayer, no Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and no Firefly/Serenity. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Dadvertising Done Right (Dove Men+Care, Tide)

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If brands want to connect with modern dads, they need to stop portraying us as morons who can’t change a diaper or do the dishes. Two companies are taking a refreshing lead in this change-of-perspective. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Reading Rainbow Kickstarter to Bring Reading to Every Kid, Everywhere

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If there were ever a Kickstarter project that we can all get behind, it’s this new initiative by LeVar Burton to build his wonderful Reading Rainbow show into a learning platform that will be provided for FREE to anyone who wants to use it in an educational setting – especially school districts and homeschoolers. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

The Wil Wheaton Project Debuts Tonight!

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The Wil Wheaton project premieres tonight on the Syfy channel. Make sure you tune in and help our favorite geeky dad rule the timeslot! Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

What Does Memorial Day Mean to Your Family?

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Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (in 2008 on May 26). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country. … Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Meteor Shower Tonight! Get the Family Outside to Watch and Learn

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There’s a new comet in town (the recently-discovered LINEAR), and here in North America tonight we’ll get a great chance to watch what happens as we pass through its tail. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

10 Things Parents Should Know About Godzilla

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With the new Godzilla opening this weekend, we have a new take, a new design for the big guy, and hopefully a worthy new addition to the world of kaiju. But what do you need to know, as parents, before packing the kids into the SUV and heading for the multiplex? Read on for a few answers. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Watch This: The Flash Can’t Get Here Fast Enough

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The SHIELD season finale was great. The Arrow season finale was great. Simply stated, we’re living in a golden age of superhero comics on TV. And, if this full trailer for The Flash is any indication, things are only just getting started. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

What is Your Family’s Secret Language?

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Family units are like their own sub-cultures, and in many cases we have our own languages – or at least jargons – where we use words or phrases, either real or made-up, to mean things they don’t for other people, on an even deeper level than just the regional differences that give us variations like “soda,” “pop,” and “coke.” Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Kickstarter Alert: 3D Print Your Own Gaming Figures With MechMaker

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Company is Kickstarting an app to let people design their own mech figures, and then either print them at home, or through a service. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.