‘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

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

Commuter Gamer: ‘Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions’

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‘Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions’ is the latest mobile game set in the ‘Star Wars’ universe. I haven’t been a big fan of most of the other mobile ‘Star Wars’ games I’ve tried, so I was a little hesitant to give it a try, but ‘Star Wars Rebels’ did not let me down. Continue reading

Unboxing Star Wars and Remembering #MyStarWars Memories

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Today, ‘Star Wars: The Digital Collection’ arrives on Digital HD from Disney, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox. To celebrate, Disney sent me and my kiddos a huge box of Star Wars goodies to help us create new memories around my absolute favorite geeky obsession. Continue reading

Emerald City Comic Con 2015 Rundown

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Emerald City Comic Con 2015 is over, and we are already anticipating going again next year. ECCC is definitely my favorite convention of the year. Continue reading

‘Star Wars: Epic Yarns’ Retells the Original Trilogy in Soft Detail

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This trilogy of board books for beginning word learners is filled with spreads of painstakingly-made photos on one side and single words on the other. Meant to teach some basic words to young children in a fun way, the books also retell each story of the original trilogy in a minimalist style. Continue reading

‘Darth Vader and Friends’ Is a Fresh Take on The Rebels vs. The Empire

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Not restricted to the original trilogy, this new book from Jeffrey Brown, ‘Darth Vader and Friends,’ takes a lighthearted look at the Star Wars universe. With Darth Vader looking out for his kids, Luke and Leia, everywhere from Mos Eisley to the Cloud City provides a fresh context. Continue reading

Stack Overflow: Whittling Down the Collection

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I don’t think I’ve got it quite as bad as fellow GeekDad Jonathan Liu, but occasionally my book stack starts to get a bit high again and I feel the urge to whittle it down a bit. My reading interests are all over the map, and it’s sometimes difficult to grab enough books in a particular genre to review together… so please forgive me for the mishmash of books below, of which I hope at least one or more grabs your interest and proves a worthy purchase. Continue reading

‘Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction’ Lands at EMP

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The ‘Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction’ exhibit opened last weekend at the EMP Museum here in Seattle. I was lucky enough to attend the press preview, and it certainly does not disappoint. Continue reading

‘The Star Wars,’ A Wonderfully Campy 1994 Action Figure Retelling of ‘Star Wars’

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Released in 1994 and set to the extremely cheesy 45 RPM read-along storybook version of the first film, ‘The Star Wars’ mixes action figures with Atari 2600 video game footage to recreate the 1977 film in a 13 minute long nutshell. Continue reading

Paper and Paste: Making Stuff With Children

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Our first self-made mask out of papier-mâché had initially been met with a certain dose of skepticism by child #1. Wasn’t the mask–it was Halloween–funny rather than scary? Wouldn’t a “self-bought” rather than self-made mask have been cooler? Would he be made fun of? But the god of makers had mercy… Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 2 – Courage and Kindness

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This episode, we welcome Matt Blum, GeekDad’s own editor-in-chief, as Third Host! We discuss the new ‘Cinderella’ movie, the ‘Frozen Fever’ short, the meager information we have about ‘Star Wars: Rogue One,’ and the mistakenly announced rebranding of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 1 – Introductions

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I’m thrilled to announce the latest addition to the GeekDad Podcast Network: The Great Big Beautiful Podcast. In the ridiculously crowded field of Disney-related podcasts, we are happily launching another volley into the fray. (Did I just mix my metaphors?) Continue reading

Unboxing Wil Wheaton With Quarterly.co

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Quarterly Co. is another contender in the surprise-in-a-box arena. Their unique take is that they have different subscriptions based on curators. When I heard that none other than Wil Wheaton was becoming a curator, I signed up immediately. Continue reading

Spelling ‘General Grievous': Making Orthography Fun

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It was with a bit of trepidation that I observed my kid’s first brushes with orthography in grammar school. When it became apparent that something had to be done in the way of regular spelling exercises, my first thought was daily dictations, such as I had been subjected to by my parents. I had hated them (the dictations, not the parents), but spelling could never be fun, it seemed. Continue reading

Disney Cruise Line to Take ‘Star Wars’ to an Island Far, Far Away

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Last week, Disney announced that their Disney Cruise Line would be offering ‘Star Wars’ Days at Sea, featuring everything from favorite characters like Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, and Stormtroopers, special effects shows, a shipboard version of the Jedi Training Academy experience, film screenings, a Mos Eisley nightclub, and ‘Star Wars’ celebrities. Continue reading