Birthdays & Anniversaries

Happy 60th Anniversary to Etch A Sketch!

This year is Etch A Sketch's 60th birthday, and there are a number of special editions to celebrate.

July 1, 2020

12 Things to Know About Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day is tomorrow, October 11th. This post covers 12 facts you should be aware of for this…

October 10, 2019

Stack Overflow: 12 Books for Women’s History Month

March is Women's History Month, and while it's never a bad time to read about inspiring women, I wanted to…

March 11, 2019

‘Evolution: The Video Game’ Celebrates Charles Darwin’s Birthday

'Evolution: The Video Game' launches today on Charles Darwin's birthday, and North Star Games is giving away 1,000 copies of…

February 12, 2019

Happy 40th Birthday, LEGO Minifigure!

Though we've been celebrating this event all year long, today is the actual 40th birthday of the LEGO minifigure! Happy…

August 28, 2018

Harry Potter Turns 38 Today: Here are 20 “Harry Potter is SO OLD” Jokes to Celebrate

Share your "Harry Potter is SO OLD" jokes with us in the comments to celebrate our favorite wizard's birthday, today!

July 31, 2018

Escape the Mundane With Live Escape Room Adventures

Would your kids enjoy a live escape room adventure? In many cases, the answer is yes. Check with your local…

February 8, 2018

Experiencing History First-Hand: The Somme and Compiègne

Join my family and me as we tour two key World War I sites: its bloodiest battle and the place…

November 10, 2017

Share Your Care—Care Bears Parties and Costumes

Set up your own Care Bear party with some tips from the author, inspired by's Halloween costumes.

October 25, 2017

As You Wish: See ‘The Princess Bride’ Again in Theaters

This week, I got to see 'The Princess Bride' in theaters again. There's still time for you to see it,…

October 17, 2017

What ‘Star Wars’ Means to Me

On its 40th anniversary, our writers share their thoughts on 'Star Wars'

May 25, 2017

A Tinker Birthday Party: Making a Bristlebot

For his birthday, my son wanted to tinker together with his friends So we decided to have a "robot tinker…

March 23, 2017

Happy 20th Anniversary, Buffy

Believe it or not, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' turns 20 today.

March 10, 2017

Remembering ‘Apollo 1’

50 years ago today, NASA lost astronauts for the first time

January 27, 2017

A Tinker Birthday Party: Making a Simple Alarm System

My son likes making and tinkering, and so do several of his friends. So we decided to have a "Tinker…

September 29, 2016

‘Leave it to Chance’ 20th Anniversary Slips By Unnoticed

Before there was a Harry Potter, there was Chance Falconer. Smart, fearless, resourceful, Chance is exactly the girl hero that…

September 27, 2016

What ‘Star Trek’ Means to Us

The world was introduced to 'Star Trek' 50 years ago, yet its impact continues to resonate with us,

September 8, 2016

Visit National Parks for Free This Weekend

The 124 U.S. National Park System properties are free this weekend!

August 23, 2016

Meeple Madness: How I Spent My 2016 International Tabletop Day

'Machi Koro,' 'Terror in Meeple City,' and 'Cosmic Encounter' were only part of the fun we had during International Tabletop…

May 5, 2016

Bounded Enthusiasm #16: Happy 10th Anniversary, First Second Books!

Today's episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is a celebration of the tenth anniversary of First Second Books, one of my favorite…

February 5, 2016

Happy Gorilla Suit Day!

As longtime readers of GeekDad are aware, National Gorilla Suit Day is one of the many annual events we celebrate…

January 31, 2016

35 Years of Post-it Notes Celebration Giveaway

Post-it Brand wants to help one lucky GeekDad reader, by giving away a Post-it Care Package!

January 25, 2016

Happy 200th Birthday, Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, would be 200 today.

December 10, 2015

Let’s Celebrate Harry Chapin Day

Some may remember Harry Chapin as the folksy singer-songwriter of "Cat's in the Cradle"; how did this musician from the…

December 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Jonathan Coulton!

Join GeekDad in celebrating Jonathan Coulton's birthday! #HappyGeekyBirthday

December 1, 2015

‘Jetpack Joyride’ Goes ‘Back to the Future’

In case you weren't aware, October 2015 is 'Back to the Future' Month. October 21, 2015, is the date—in the…

October 2, 2015

Happy Birthday, Harold!

You're probably familiar with a little boy named Harold who had a particular talent with a big purple crayon. Well,…

September 30, 2015

‘Space: Above and Beyond’ Turns 20

Looking back on a great, cancelled-too-soon TV show from 20 years ago.

September 24, 2015

Happy Birthday! You No Longer Have to Pay to Sing “Happy Birthday”

Have you ever wondered why when you went to a chain resturant and the servers gathered around a table to…

September 23, 2015

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