Geekdad Passport: Bletchley Park

A visit to Bletchley Park, home of the codebreakers.

When it comes to World War II, much attention is placed on the battles that took place throughout Europe, sites of monumental confrontations and decisive victories. But some of the most epic battles were fought silently on the grounds of Bletchley Park, a British estate just north of London in the small town of Bletchley. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 024: ‘Another Disneyland Adventure’

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Another Disneyland trip under our belts. We traveled to Anaheim for the second annual runDisney ‘Star Wars’ race weekend. We spent the Friday before our races in both Disney parks, and this episode contains two segments. First we chat for a few minutes about what rides we are going to go on before getting ready to head to the park (three of Owen’s favorite rides–Autopia, the railroad, and Jungle Cruise all ended up being closed for the day), and then the morning after we talk about what we did at the parks before heading to Owen’s Kids’ Race. Continue reading

Gameroom Junkies #58: Free Play Filmmaking

Gameroom Junkies Podcast #58

The Junkies had a blast in Orlando at Free Play Florida! On this holiday episode of the podcast, listen to their FPF rundown and interviews with filmmakers Greydon Clark (‘Joysticks’) and Rob McCallum (‘Nintendo Quest’). Continue reading

The Disneyland Resort Puts on Its Winter Coat for the Holidays

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the happiest place on Earth just got merrier as the Disneyland Resort puts on its winter coat! Now through January 6, 2016. Continue reading

Planning for Walt Disney World

Cinderella's castle is one of the iconic locations of Disney World.

Walt Disney World seems to be on the vacation bucket list for most families. If you’ve never been there or haven’t gone in the past few years, there’s quite a few changes you need to know when you’re planning for Disney World. Continue reading

Awaken to ‘Star Wars’: Season of the Force at the Disneyland Resort

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Disneyland Resort has made traveling to a galaxy far, far away a whole lot easier. ‘Star Wars’: Season of the Force is now open in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, and the Force is strong in everyone. Also, churros. Continue reading

Shanghai Disneyland in the Spotlight

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Earlier this month at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, the Walt Disney Imagineering booth shined a light on the newest Disney park in a big way. Set to open in 2016, Shanghai Disneyland will be the 12th Disney park worldwide, the 4th in Asia, and the 1st in Mainland China. It’s become clear that Shanghai Disneyland will indeed be, as Disney CEO Bob Iger proclaimed it, “both authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese.” Continue reading

Portland Mini Maker Faire Coming Soon

Portland Mini Maker Faire

Portland’s Mini Maker Faire is coming up soon! Held at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) as usual, this year’s Maker Faire will be on September 12 and 13. The weekend will also celebrate the opening of Portland’s newest bridge, the Tilikum Crossing, along with the new OMSI MAX (light rail) station. Continue reading

Better Late Than Never? My Gen Con 2015 Photo Recap

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Right after Gen Con this year, I left for a two-week family reunion. It was a blast, but remind me not to plan anything so close to Gen Con in the future. I didn’t even have time to host a game night before leaving, so most of those games from Suitcase Tetris are still waiting to be played. So although I did already mention some of my favorite things about Gen Con 2015, here’s a closer look at all the other things that didn’t quite fit there. Continue reading