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.

‘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.

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.

New ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Video Features Joss Whedon, Behind-the-Scenes Awesomeness

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There’s a new “featurette” from Marvel for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ their eagerly-anticipated next movie, opening May 1. In addition to some cool behind-the-scenes footage you probably haven’t seen before, it has a few snippets of interviews with some of the cast, and, awesomely, with director Joss Whedon. 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 Dad Dictionary’ – Helpful, Light-Hearted Advice for Impending Fatherhood

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I’ve been a dad for 14 years now, and I really wish I’d had a book like Chris Illuminati’s ‘The New Dad Dictionary’ around back when my first kid was born. 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.

It’s Time Once Again for a Muppets Show

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After so many years since their television heyday, and 19 years since the last attempt to put them on a weekly show, the Muppets are making a triumphant return to the small screen on ABC. 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.

Preview: Meeting Avengers and Monkeys in L.A. Next Month

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What questions about the upcoming ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ would you like to know the answers to? Leave a comment, and Matt will try to ask them. 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.

8 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Cinderella’ (and ‘Frozen Fever’)

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Disney’s new live-action ‘Cinderella’ is out. You know the story – now find out about the movie. And also that animated short you might possibly have heard about… 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.

R.I.P. Terry Pratchett, 1948-2015

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There is very sad news in the literary and geek worlds today. 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.

Tonight’s New ‘Gravity Falls’ Will Change Everything

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If you’re a fan of ‘Gravity Falls,’ if you’ve ever even watched a single episode, you will want to watch tonight’s new episode. This isn’t your normal, everyday “must-see” episode; this is a game-changer. 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.

New ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Released, and It’s Visionary

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There’s a new trailer out for the Joss Whedon-directed ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ and it will blow you away. 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 Leonard Nimoy

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In honor of Leonard Nimoy’s life, on the occasion of his passing, several of us at GeekDad would like to offer our personal remembrances. 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’ – Agent Carter, Falcon to Make Appearances

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The new official poster for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is out, and it reveals more than at first meets the eye. 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.

‘What Could Possibly Go Wrong?’ on Discovery Tonight – Exclusive Clip!

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Discovery has a new show with two guys building things, trying out stuff they’ve seen online, and having a blast. No, it’s not MythBusters, but it’s well worth watching. 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: ‘Ghostbusters: The Board Game’ From Cryptozoic!

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It’s a board game, based on ‘Ghostbusters.’ How could it get much more awesome than that? 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.

Tonight: ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Gives Us a Peek at the Kids’ Teen Years

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See what happens when Phineas, Ferb, and their friends grow up in a new episode airing tonight! 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.

“Don’t Go Barefoot. Go Barefoot and You’re Dead.” – ‘Doctor Who’ Is Coming to LEGO!

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The next wave of LEGO Ideas sets has been announced, and it’s great news for geeks everywhere. 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.

Superb Owl 2015!

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Any similarity between the title of this post and the name of some form of sports event is entirely deliberate. 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.

Happy Birthday to Stan Lee (92), Nichelle Nichols (82), and Maggie Smith (80)!

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Join us in wishing Stan Lee, Nichelle Nichols, and Dame Maggie Smith a very happy birthday today! 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.

Happy 44th Birthday, Jonathan Coulton!

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Today geek music icon Jonathan Coulton, aka JoCo, celebrates his 44th birthday! His lengthy catalog of excellent music, from the satirical to the poignant to the just-plain-fun, would be enough for many people’s careers, but he just keeps going. 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.

10 Geeky Things to Be Thankful For, 2014 Edition

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A list of ten geeky things we at GeekDad are thankful for today. Happy Thanksgiving! 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.

GeekDad Salutes Our American Veterans

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We’d like to take a moment to commemorate Veterans Day in the U.S. We ordinarily deal with far less serious matters, but as most of us are American, we felt it was important that we remember all those who have given part of their lives in service to their country’s military. 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.

GeekDad Speaks Out About Gamergate – UPDATED

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A group of GeekDad’s editors and writers have something to say about Gamergate, and a pledge to do something 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.

Happy Birthday, John Cleese!

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On October 27, 1939, a legend of British comedy was born. John Cleese, the exceptionally tall member of Monty Python, has just turned seventy-five years old. We are pleased to report that he is not dead yet. 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.

Awesome Geek Pride Shirts on RIPT Apparel Today!

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Make sure you get one (or two, or three) before tomorrow, or it’ll be too late!
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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.

9 Pirate Myths Exposed for Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day

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Hollywood and pirate novels would have you believe that pirates were swashbucklers living a life of pleasure on the seas, fighting only when they had to. They make it easy to see past the fact that they were stealing gold and other valuables by making the people they were stealing it from seem worse than them. Well, I enjoy Talk Like a Pirate Day as much as most other geeks, but I think it’s important to add a dose of reality. So I’m here to dispel some of the more popular myths about pirates, and to confirm a few as well. 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.

Sesame Street Makes a Really Sweet Star Wars Parody

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This is just brilliant. Even if the rest of it weren’t also great, it would be worth watching this just for the Yoda – er, Groda – part. Trust me, it’s five minutes of your life you won’t regret spending. 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.

Disney Recreates DuckTales Title Sequence With Real Ducks

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If you remember Disney Afternoon of the ’90s, you’ll love this. Disney has redone the title sequence to the great show that was DuckTales, only using actual ducks instead of cartoons. If you need a smile, this is just about guaranteed to provide one. 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.

Happy Birthday to Baker, Fry and Grint!

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If you plan to raise a glass in toast to the famous folks whose birthday it is today, we at GeekDad cannot be held responsible for how snockered you get. It’s not our fault, after all, that three major stars were born on this day. All three of them are British, too, which might lead one to wonder: coincidence, or no? (Hint: yes.) 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.