GeekDad: The Formative Years III

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Continuing in our ongoing series in which the GeekDads reveal the influences that transformed them into geeks, here are the Secret Origins of Jim MacQuarrie and Roger Mullins. I get to go first because I’m older. Continue reading

Assert Your Geek Trivia Dominance With Geek Out!

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If you’re a trivia minded person or someone who thinks he knows a lot about geek culture, Geek Out! might be the game for you. This challenging game of making lists will entertain and frustrate you as you try to quickly remember a wide-ranging field of trivia. Continue reading

Becoming a Geek

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Hi there. Rory here, stepdad and geek extraordinaire! I’m one of the five (yes five!) new writers for GeekDad. I have walked many paths in my life. I have saved lives, been a model, a photographer, and an activist. And all throughout that time, I’ve never considered myself a part of the “In Crowd” or the “Geek Crowd.” I’ve simply been myself. It wasn’t until a short time ago that I discovered that I’m a capital “G” Geek. How is it that it took so long for me to become a geek? The answer is simple. Continue reading

The Scientific Making of a Geek

Whether a geek is unaware of social norms, unable to match social norms, or willingly chooses to flaunt them, geeks exist outside the confines of society’s definitions of best behavior. An article published in the September/October issue of the journal … Continue reading

New Book Investigates the Wide, Wonderful World of LARP

However you describe this hobby/art form/performance — Part Dungeons & Dragons game gone native, part walk-through choose-your-own adventure, part live video game with padded battle-axes and swords, part improv theater performance in the woods — larp is experiencing a cultural … Continue reading

Stephen H. Segal Talks Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture

Growing up in the weird, post-Hippie-era, anything-goes 1970s, I don’t remember my parents passing down sage advice to me. I more or less had to find my own words of wisdom. So, in my pagan, skeptical, non-religious household, the words of … Continue reading

Top 10 Ways That Geeks Can Deal With the Pending Financial/Environmental/Social Collapse (GeekDad Wayback Machine)

10. Check that account into which you’ve been funneling the fractional pennies from your company’s accounting system; it may be time to cash out. 9. Start hardening the defenses of your home now. You’ll want peace of mind when the … Continue reading