Collect “Science XP” With Kids Before the Science Fair

Child with ingredients for science fair project.

The annual science fair at my son’s school has come and gone. Sometimes the fair is just as challenging for the parents: How can I make a kid who would rather be collecting XP in Minecraft care about the quality of his hypothesis in a PowerPoint presentation? Continue reading

9 Reasons Why Cats Are an Introvert’s Perfect Pet

Lavinius and Ezra. Photo: Jenny Bristol

I’m an introvert. I also love cats. Cats are my favorite type of pet. And I’ve had plenty. Dogs, cats, dwarf hamsters, rats, snakes, bunnies, and even a hedgehog. (Audrey. She was the cutest.) But I’ve found that cats fit in best with my lifestyle. They basically take care of themselves, with a small bit of work on my part. I believe that cats are an introvert’s perfect pet. Here are some reasons why. Continue reading

Seattle’s PaizoCon 2016 Tickets on Sale

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PaizoCon 2016 tickets just hit the street and are available for this four day gaming convention in Seattle Washington. PaizoCon is put on by Paizo the makers of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. Continue reading

Same Geek Channel: ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Episode 1.03 “Blood Ties”

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Still in 1975, Rip attempts to weaken Savage while Captain Cold leads his own mission to change history. Continue reading

The Force Is Strong With My Pets

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We’ve all seen the plethora of Star Wars related merchandise flood the market several months before The Force Awakens hit theaters, and I was the first to throw up my hands and say, “Enough already!” Sorry but oranges have nothing to do with BB-8! However, the Petco line of Star Wars goods for pets is actually a perfect use of the license. Continue reading

{ DeviceDiary } Vol. 7 Isn’t All About CES

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The { DeviceDiary } is our place to share some of the devices and accessories that rank high in the “cool, I need that” category. Continue reading

Why Math and Reading Skills Usually (But Don’t Always) Go Hand-In-Hand

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In elementary school the kids in the “redbird” and “bluebird” reading groups tended to be grouped together for math too. Why is that? Why do math and reading ability go hand-in-hand? And why do some kids break this mold to excel in only one? Continue reading

6 Animated Shows You’ll Actually Like Watching With Kids

Watching TV with the family is a time-honored tradition... there must be something we'd all like to watch.

These 6 animated shows are perfect to watch and enjoy with your kids. Get some family time with stories and characters that are interesting and fun to watch for everyone! Continue reading

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

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Beardsmith’ Relaunch

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I recently covered the campaign for ‘Beardsmith’ which was, unfortunately, unsuccessful. But HaleFire Games has re-launched their project with a more streamlined campaign, a new goal (that they’ve already passed), and restructured stretch goals. Continue reading

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest Thrives Despite a Winter Storm

Arrow panel at HVFF NY 2016.

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest is a great, family-friendly event, and well worth attending. The team obviously put a lot of heart into planning and running the show, and they did a great job despite the weather adversity. Continue reading