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.

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.