Matt Blum

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.

Happy Birthday to Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart!

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Please join all of us at GeekDad in wishing Harrison Ford and Sir Patrick Stewart a very happy birthday, and many more to come! Continue reading

Matt Blum

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 Guardians of the Galaxy Visit Ultimate Spider-Man Tomorrow Morning – With Exclusive Image and Clip!

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If you’re like most of us at GeekDad, you can’t wait for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie to hit theaters on August 1. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait that long to get a taste of the… eclectic team of heroes on screen. Tomorrow morning, the Guardians of the Galaxy will make a new appearance on the TV show Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. Check out our exclusive image and clip from the episode! Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.

Happy Birthday, Felicia Day!

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Today marks the 35th anniversary of the birth of the incredibly talented geek and latter-day geek icon known as Felicia Day. Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.

Giveaway: Mouseheart, Summer Reading, a Skateboard Deck, & $50 to Spend!

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Check out and enter to win a prize package valued at $200! Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.

Win an Awesome Prize Pack in Our How to Train Your Dragon 2 Giveaway!

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Enter to win an awesome prize pack of toys from the new movie! Continue reading

Matt Blum

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: Star Wars to Premiere July 26, Feature Voices of Simon Pegg and MythBusters

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The first animated crossover between Disney programming and Star Wars is on its way, and it sounds like a lot of fun. Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.

Simon Pegg Guest Stars on Today’s New Phineas and Ferb – EXCLUSIVE Clip!

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The always-terrific Simon Pegg is on Phineas and Ferb today, and GeekDad has an exclusive clip from the episode. Take a look! Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.

10 Things Parents Should Know About X-Men: Days of Future Past (Spoiler-Free)

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X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best of the X-Men films so far, and that’s really saying something. Find out 10 things parents, or anyone else, should know about the movie before going to see it! Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.

And the Winner of a Year of Hulu Plus and a Roku 3 Is…

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Announcing the winner of GeekDad and Hulu’s giveaway of a 12-month Hulu Plus subscription and a Roku 3! Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.

24 Years Later, Jim Henson’s Death Still Hurts

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Jim Henson passed away on May 16, 1990. It’s 24 years later, but it’s still hard to accept. Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.

Fraggle Rock Finally Gets a Spin-Off in Hulu’s Doozers – & WIN a Year of Hulu Plus and a Roku 3!

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Learn about the new Hulu Original show Doozers, spun off from the ’80s classic show Fraggle Rock. And put your entry in to win a 12-month subscription to Hulu Plus and a Roku 3! Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.

Star Wars Sunshade Is the Perfect Combination of Useful and Awesome

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The Star Wars Accordion Sunshade from MyCoolCarStuff.com will get you as close as you’re ever likely to be to sitting in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.

Critical Overthinking: 5 Things That Should Happen in Frozen 2, But Probably Won’t

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The folks at Disney say that no plans for Frozen 2 have yet been made. Here, then, are some suggestions for the sequel, based on seriously, and deliberately, overthinking the film. Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.

10 Geeky Ways to Celebrate Earth Day (GeekDad Wayback Machine)

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We geeks want to do our part for Earth Day, too. After all, Earth’s the only planet we’ve got — for the time being, anyway — and as The Tick said, it’s where we keep all our stuff. Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.

4 Things Parents Should Know About Disneynature’s Bears

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The new nature documentary from Disney hits theaters today. What are the bare facts about it? Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.

A Behind-the-Scenes Visit to Grey’s Anatomy Shows There’s a Geeky Side to Every TV Show

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I was more than a bit skeptical about what kind of article I could get out of the visit to the set of Grey’s Anatomy that was part of the press junket I went on last month. What I hadn’t realized is that, behind every successful scripted TV show – regardless of genre – is a team of makers. Continue reading

Matt Blum

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.