About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

No, Tarzan Is Not Anna and Elsa’s Little Brother. Here’s Why

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You may have heard the popular theory that the title character from Disney’s ‘Tarzan’ is the younger brother of Anna and Elsa from ‘Frozen.’ Here’s why it’s utter nonsense. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

In the D.C. Area? Come to Intervention 6 in Rockville This Weekend!

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If you’re in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, you owe it to yourself to come to Intervention 6 at the Hilton in Rockville, Maryland this weekend. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Douglas Adams’ ‘Dirk Gently’ TV Show Announced by BBC America

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BBC America is set to make a new adaptation of Douglas Adams’ less well-known, but no less brilliant, novels. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

High-Tech, Acrobatic Production Brings ‘Peter Pan’ to New Heights

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You may think you know ‘Peter Pan’ well enough by now that nobody can make it seem new to you again. This production will. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

11 Geeky Choices for Independence Day Video Entertainment

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It’s Independence Day in the United States of America, so patriotism is in the air. In case you feel that the urge to be patriotic conflicts with your usual urge to be geeky, we’re here to help.
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About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

The Top 5 Reasons Marriage Equality Is a Win for Everyone

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The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on Friday was a huge win… for everyone. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

‘Phineas and Ferb’ Ends Tonight – An Interview With the Show’s Creators

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‘Phineas and Ferb’ have their “Last Day of Summer” tonight. The show’s creators, Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh, had a lot to say about it. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

‘Jurassic World’ Giveaway – Get a $100 Fandango Gift Card and Velociraptor Toys!

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Enter to win a terrific ‘Jurassic World’ prize pack worth $129.98! Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

LEGO Ideas ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Set Design Revealed

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The design for the set of the LEGO Ideas ‘The Big Bang Theory’ release, which was announced last year, has been revealed. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Kickstarter Alert: LightUp Faraday Kit – Electronics & Coding for Kids Without the Stress

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LightUp’s Edison and Tesla kits are amazing – and the Kickstarter for their new Faraday kit is well worth checking out. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Universal Orlando Resort Is Building Volcano Bay, World’s First “Water Theme Park”

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Universal Orlando Resort is getting a brand-new theme park, and it’s going to be wet! Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

The Misunderstanding at the Heart of the Vaccine Debate

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There’s a fundamental misunderstanding that drives the whole debate over vaccination. It needs to be cleared up, now. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Remembering Jim Henson a Quarter-Century After His Death

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25 years ago today, one of the most creative entertainers in the world lost his life, and far too early. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

WDW’s Downtown Disney to Get Indiana Jones-Themed Restaurant

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There’s a new restaurant being planned for Downtown Disney in Orlando, and it looks like it’ll be a must-visit for Indiana Jones fans. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

The First Trailer for the New Muppets TV Show Is Out, and It’s Great

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Whet your appetite for the new Muppets TV show, coming to ABC this fall! Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season Finale Tonight – More On-Set Interviews and Photos!

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Tonight is the second season finale for ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – read interviews with cast and crew before you watch! (no spoilers for tonight’s episodes) Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

The New Muppets TV Series Is Officially Going to Happen

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Cue the Kermit flail! Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

As ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Reaches the “Last Day of Summer,” ‘Mikey Murphy’s Law’ is Announced

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Yes, it’s true, the long-running Disney XD series is coming to an end next month. But all is not lost: The show’s creators are working on a new project! Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

‘Avengers': James Spader and Paul Bettany on the Movie’s Vision of Ultron

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Read what James Spader and Paul Bettany had to say about the latest Marvel cinematic blockbuster! Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Nintendo, Universal Parks & Resorts to Create New Theme Park Attractions

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It seems Universal may have found something awesome enough to rival their Harry Potter attractions! Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

The Best Birthday Ever: My Visit to the Set of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

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Read about an epic visit to the set of the show and about tonight’s new episode! Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Jeremy Renner and Cobie Smulders Talk ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (With Spoilers!)

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Read what Jeremy Renner and Cobie Smulders had to say about the latest Marvel cinematic blockbuster! (Warning: Article contains spoilers!) Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

7 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (Spoiler-Free)

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Thinking about or already planning to take your kids to see ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron?’ Find out what you should know before you go! Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ – A Spoiler-Free Review!

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What can you expect from the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie? Find out here–without spoilers (beyond what’s in the trailers)! Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Talks ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ Plans for the Future

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Going to see ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ soon? Already seen it? See what Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had to say about it and other MCU films. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Stan Lee Talks About Shaving the World With the Avengers and Gillette (With Awesome Giveaway!)

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Gillette and Stark Industries have teamed up to make a set of awesome Avengers-inspired razors. Enter to win one, after you read an interview of Stan Lee himself! Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Joss Whedon Talks About Making ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ His Relationship With Pop Culture

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See what director Joss Whedon had to say about the new surefire-blockbuster film! Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron': Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen Talk Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

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Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen discuss the challenges in bringing Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to life. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth Talk ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ “God-Speak” in the Bedroom

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Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth open up about the new ‘Avengers’ movie… and talking like Thor in the bedroom. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Talking on the Set With the Cast of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ (Part 1)

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Two weeks ago, Matt Blum got to visit the set of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and talk with some of the cast. Find out some of the details in this first part of the coverage of that event. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

5 Things Parents Should Know About Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’

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The new Disneynature film is out today, and it’s all about monkeys! Find out what you should know before bringing your kids. Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’ – You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry! (It’s Better Than ‘Bears’)

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‘Monkey Kingdom’ is interesting, beautiful, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny; what more could you ask for from a G-rated nature film? Continue reading

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.