The Decade Since ‘Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of Sith’


It’s been ten years since the release of the last of the ‘Star Wars’ prequels. Take a look at how they actually may have been good for the franchise. Continue reading

‘Disney Infinity 3.0′ Includes Every ‘Star Wars’ Film (But Starts With ‘Episode I’)

With every ‘Star Wars’ film being included in game form, ‘Disney Infinity 3.0′ poses a challenge to parents wanting to start their children on ‘Episode IV.’ ‘Episodes I-II’ come in the starter pack. Continue reading

‘Star Wars’ Toys and Clothes are Amazon’s May the Fourth Be With You Daily Deal


Need to stock-up on Star Wars swag in advance of Episode VII? Amazon has you covered. Their deal of the day today brings a great disturbance in the prices for many of the Star Wars shirts, toys, books, and more they carry. And while the Force may be with you always, this sale only lasts today. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 7 – ‘Age of Ultron’ Sneak Peek


This week on the show, we welcome back Matt Blum as Third Wheel and chat about the second Star Wars teaser, Daredevil, and Matt’s experience on a press junket for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of SHIELD, and Monkey Kingdom. Continue reading

Graphic Language: How to Read Comic Books With Your Kid


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

Running Geek: You Can Run a Marathon


“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’


‘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

Emerald City Comic Con 2015 Rundown


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


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

Paper and Paste: Making Stuff With Children


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


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


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