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.

Get Inspired to Be a Good Dad With fatherhood.gov and ‘Kung-Fu Panda 3’

kung-fu-panda-3-billboard-psa-2-HR

The saying goes that any guy can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad… 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 Superb Owl Sunday!

superb_owl_2016_feat

Apparently there is some sort of game today near San Francisco involving untrained horses and large black-coated cats, but for our money it’s still the superb owl that’s the most important animal of the day! 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.

“Weird Al” to Voice Title Character in New Cartoon ‘Milo Murphy’s Law!’

milomurphy_feat

If you’re a fan of “Weird Al” Yankovic, or ‘Phineas and Ferb,’ or both, you’ll want to make time in your life for a new cartoon show 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.

This Is the Rey Action Figure You’re Looking For

reysaber_feat

You know how everyone’s talking about how you can’t buy a Rey action figure yet, even though ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ has been out for a month? Here’s a way that you can. 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 (Spoiler-Free) Things Parents Should Know About ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

starwarstfa1_feat

It’s just possible you’re aware there’s a new ‘Star Wars’ film opening this week. What should you know before you take your kids to see it, or even before you see it yourself? (No 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.

The Single Question That Turns ‘Star Wars’ Into a Horror Show

c3por2d2_feat

I talk the talk, and I walk the walk: I love ‘Star Wars.’ But there’s one question about the ‘Star Wars’ universe that, when you think about it, makes you realize just how screwed up things are there. 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, 2015 Edition

legothanks

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.

We Salute Our American Veterans

8187468785_31dcf7a48f_k

Every year on Veterans Day in the U.S. we on GeekDad like to take a moment to remember our American veterans. We ordinarily deal with far less serious matters, but as most of us are American, we feel it is 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.

Top 10 #Halloween Movies With More Laughter, Less Slaughter

nightmare_feat

Finding horror movies for a Halloween marathon is easy — there’s the occasional good one, and the rest are usually somewhere in the bad to so-bad-it’s-good range. What if you’re a parent of a pre-teen, though, and don’t want to risk a month of nightmares? Finding something good to watch that still feels properly Halloween-y can be tough. 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.

Lunchbox Electronics: Fun DIY Kits and Components for Kids (and Their Parents)

leds

Alicia Gibb is an inventor with a background in art education and information science, which puts her in a sort of sweet spot when it comes to STEAM education. She started her company, Lunchbox Electronics, to sell products she’s created to help fill an underserved niche in kids’ learning: Making learning about electronics easy, accessible, and most of all fun. 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.

Top 9 ‘Back to the Future’ Trilogy Questions Left Unanswered

bttf_feat

Since you’re on the internet, you know today is the day Marty McFly arrives from 1985. But what questions do the ‘Back to the Future’ films leave unanswered? 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 Muppets’ on ABC: Really Funny, But a Bit Too Human

Photo: ABC/Bob D’Amico

ABC’s ‘The Muppets’ brings the wonderfully weird bunch to a sitcom aimed at adults. How’d they do? 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.

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

tarzan-family-feat

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!

intervention

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

gently

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

peterpan360_feat

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

omega-glory-feat

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.
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 Top 5 Reasons Marriage Equality Is a Win for Everyone

whrainbow_feat

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

pffinale_feat

‘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!

JW-feat

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

legobbt_feat

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

teslakit_feat

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”

VolcanoBay

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

vaccine_feat

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

Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog

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

jockbar_feat

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

themuppets

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!

mingclark_feat

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

muppets_feat

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

PandF_feat

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

Paul Bettany (l) and James Spader - Photo: Jana Seitzer / MerlotMommy.com

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

uni_nintendo_feat

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.