New ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer Released

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When I was eleven, Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park made a huge impact upon me. I watched it in Texas with a dozen or more family members and what seemed like 100,000 people, packing the seats around me. We’d all been drawn to the creatures we’d loved all our lives. Oh, and we also wanted to see them just go nuts. Come check out the trailer for the newest installment Jurassic World. Continue reading

World Cosplay Summit – North American Finals Results

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This last weekend, as part of the Midwest Media Expo, I was privileged to see the North American finals for the World Cosplay Summit. Nine duos from across the United States competed to see who would win the honor of being “Team USA” at the World Cosplay Summit 2015 finals in Japan later this year. Continue reading

‘Battlestar Galactica’ Charity Event Success

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Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer from ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ and Kurt Yaegar and Chris Reed from ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ were in attendance for the annual Tulip Ride and ‘BSG’ screening this past weekend. The event raised over $40,000 for The Humane Society for Seattle/King County. Continue reading

Graphic Language: How to Read Comic Books With Your Kid

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Comic books can be exciting, rewarding reading material for young readers. But for parents who didn’t grow up reading X-Men or going to Comic Con, they can seem confusing and intimidating. I’ve been reading comics my whole life, and I’ve had more than one parent ask me, “But how do you READ THEM? Do I go panel to panel? Do I have to read the sound effects out loud? I don’t get it.” And that’s a normal reaction. Continue reading

Speculate With Me Through Each Shot of the ‘Force Awakens’ Teaser

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When the first 90-second teaser for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ released in November of last year, I just had to write a speculation heavy, shot-by-shot dissection for GeekDad. Well, with yesterday’s release of the second, and dare I say even better teaser trailer at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, I had to do it again. Continue reading

Puro BT2200: The Wireless Headphones You Want for Kids

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I have two running battles with my music-loving teenage daughter. The first is her ability to destroy headphones. She has chewed through a half-dozen sets of ear buds and headphones in the past year alone. The primary point of failure in all cases has been the cable connecting the headphones to her iPhone. The second issue — and one that I’m sure all parents have some concerns about — is volume. She plays that music loud and I have concerns about hearing damage. Puro Sound Labs sent a pair of new studio grade Bluetooth wireless headphones aimed at kids and they do an admirable job of solving both of my issues. Unlike many headphones aimed at kids, these look good and sound even better. Continue reading

Bill Ratner, Voice of Flint from ‘G.I. Joe,’ Supports GeekDad

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Bill Ratner, most well-known as the voice of Flint from the original ‘G.I. Joe’ cartoon and author of ‘Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth Behind Media’s Effect on Children and What to Do About It,’ has put together this amazing clip in support of GeekDad. Continue reading

‘Star Wars’ Comics (and One Month Free) Come to Marvel Unlimited

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Been on the fence about signing up for Marvel’s most excellent Marvel Unlimited digital comic service? Well how about 500 ‘Star Wars’ comics and a free month to sweeten the deal? Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: ‘All the Colors of Magic’

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Remember when you were young and loved to draw and color? Artist and author James A. Owen is bringing back that magic with his ‘All the Colors of Magic – A Coloring Book for All Ages’ Kickstarter Campaign. Continue reading

Midwest Media Expo Find: The Geekiest Music

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A write-up of the fantastic bands showcased at the 2015 Midwest Media Expo including: The Harp Twins, Time Crash, Steam Powered Giraffe, DJ Vorteque, Aurelio Voltaire, and the Silent Hill Band. Continue reading

‘Roar': History’s Most Dangerous Movie Hits Theaters

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How’s this for a tagline: “No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. 70 members of the cast and crew were.” Thirty-three years after the premiere of Noel Marshall’s ‘Roar,’ Drafthouse Films is set to re-release history’s most dangerous film in theaters. Continue reading

Running Geek: You Can Run a Marathon

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“Whether you believe that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” I came across this great quote from Henry Ford in the middle of the woods during an 18 mile, 4 hour trail run recently, and it really struck a chord with me. I am a firm believer that almost anyone can do a marathon. Continue reading

Jason Anarchy, Creator of ‘Haiku Warrior,’ Supports GeekDad

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Jason Anarchy, the creator of ‘Drinking Quest’ and ‘Haiku Warrior,’ has sent us this great video to show his support and help us raise awareness about our campaign to pay off our legal costs. Continue reading

Fun, Excitement, and Mystery Abound in ‘Alien Invasion in My Backyard’

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Stuart, his friend, and his sister have recently started a club to solve mysteries and explore. Or explore and solve mysteries. Depends on who you ask. But when their club stumbles on a plot to invade the Earth, it falls on them to save humanity! Continue reading

Understanding How Things Work From the Inside With ‘Explain 3D’

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Do you remember books like “The Way Things Work” or “How things work”? These books were best-sellers and helped a lot of people understand how things work. They sold millions of copies and taught countless people. Now, ‘Explain 3D’ brings those kinds of books to your mobile devices, and delivers the future of learning how things work. Continue reading

Whovians Rejoice! Arthur Darvill Joins the 2015 DCC

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Best known for his role as Rory Williams (aka “The Last Centurion,” aka “Mr. Pond”) in the fifth series of BBC’s ‘Doctor Who,’ Arthur Darvill has joined the growing cast of all-star guests at the 2015 Denver Comic Con. Continue reading