Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 017: ‘VilleniumValcon’


This week we play with Captain Owen’s ‘Star Wars’ Galactic Heroes Millenium Falcon and Darth Vader that he got from his Grandma Janice on Force Friday! Continue reading

DragonCon 2015 Newbie Recap and Cosplay Roundup


I was expecting to be overwhelmed and overjoyed going to my first DragonCon, and boy did DragonCon deliver! DragonCon has been nicknamed NerdiGras, and it is certainly a name they’ve earned. But DragonCon is also one of the most family friendly cons (before 8pm). Continue reading

Episode III – The Youngling Menace

Image created by Russ Linton. Rounded Jedi Font courtesy Davide Canavero. Imperial Assault Logo property of Fantasy Flight games.

In our final episode, the Rebels must escape a maximum security facility and then embark on a mission with the legendary Han Solo. What was meant to be a cakewalk ends in disaster but Diala quickly discovers Darth Beardicus’ true nature… Continue reading

Dadawan #1: Reporting Live From Force Friday


On the pilot episode of Dadawan, the new ‘Star Wars’ podcast on the GeekDad Podcast Network, we report live from our local Toys “R” Us during Force Friday, reviewing some of the new toys and chatting in line with some of the other fans who couldn’t help but drop by at midnight for a first look. After all, the fandom and fever pitch of ‘Star Wars’ is what Dadawan is all about. Continue reading

Here Are All of the LEGO Minifigures for ‘The Force Awakens’


Ladies and gentlemen, the first wave of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ LEGO sets are now available. By now you’ve probably seen all seven sets. If you’re not battling the crowds to snatch them up, you’re probably spending a fair bit of time online admiring them from afar. Here are detailed images for all of the minifigs available. Continue reading

A Long Time Ago, in a Toy Store Far, Far Away…

Feature Image, Plastic Galaxy

During my first Gen Con a few weeks back, I had such a great time… and a large part of that was being able to hang with fellow geek dads Dave Banks, John Booth, and Jonathan Liu (among others). John introduced me to a friend of his, Brian Stillman, who was also a member of our ragtag group, and over a number of nights we played many games and had dozens of interesting conversations… and one of those was about Brian’s special ‘Star Wars’ toy documentary project titled ‘Plastic Galaxy’ that was playing at Gen Con. Continue reading

For Force Friday: Enter the GeekDad/EE Elite 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Clone Trooper Statue Giveaway


It’s hard to express how important Star Wars is to geeks. Episodes IV-VI are core components of our lives, and how we raise our kids. We remember the excitement and then disappointment of Episodes I-III, and yet now, with Episode VII coming, the excitement is back. We NEED it to be great. We want more. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 015: ‘EMP Museum’


This episode Captain Owen starts us off with singing a little “Baby Beluga.” We then talk about his Batman Painting Book, a trip to the zoo with Papa and Gigima (his great grandparents), and a trip to the EMP Museum and the ‘Star Wars and the Power of Costume,’ ‘What’s Up, Doc?,’ and ‘Infinite Worlds’ exhibits. We finish off the episode playing Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, or as Captain Owen calls it–Dog and Ostrich. Continue reading

Episode I – A Lost Hope

Imperial Assault - Ep 1 A Lost Hope

Not long ago in a living room approximately 7.2 miles away, four intrepid souls convened a secret meeting to form an alliance with the sole purpose of overthrowing the dark forces of the terrible, infamous Darth Beardicus. Under his iron rule, all strain had been leeched from the people of the Empire. Conflict had ended. There was, in fact, complete and utter peace. But our adventurers grew weary… Continue reading

A New General for a New Era

General Solo

With the recent announcement of Fiat/Chrysler as a marketing partner for ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,’ it seems like a perfect time to re-brand the old General with a rebel flag that anyone would be proud to display. Continue reading

Hey You Geeks #47: Discussing the Works of Ernest Cline


With recent news regarding Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’ and Cline’s new book ‘Armada’ now available, this weeks Hey You Geeks is about the writing, cultural impact and geekdom of Cline’s work. Continue reading

D23 Expo Arrives This Weekend: Prepare Thy Nerdy Self


This coming weekend is THE event for Disney nerds: D23 Expo. Held at the Anaheim Convention Center this Friday-Sunday, August 14-16, D23 Expo is the ultimate fan event that celebrated everything under the Disney umbrella. Be it Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Muppets, music, television, games, or theme parks and resorts, THIS is the place for it. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 21 – Gary Whitta


This week, we are absolutely thrilled to have ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ scribe Gary Whitta on the show. Yes, we talk about the film. Yes, he answers with something other than “no comment.” Are spoilers dropped or hinted at? You’ll have to listen and find out! Continue reading

Hey You Geeks #45: Casting a Young Han Solo


This week on Hey You Geeks, we’re putting our casting director hats on to make our picks for the actors we’d most like to see play a young Han Solo in the just announced Han Solo anthology film to be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 18 – Christie Golden


This week, we’re delighted to be joined by Christie Golden, author of the brand-new ‘Star Wars’ novel ‘Dark Disciple,’ which released this week. The story is based on an unproduced 8-episode arc of ‘The Clone Wars’ and centers on the characters of Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos. Continue reading