Category Archives: Geek Culture

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

‘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 young readers and their parents are eagerly seeking today, and yet very few people know she exists. How Scholastic hasn’t snapped up ‘Leave it to Chance’ is a mystery to me, but now that the 20th anniversary of the series’ debut is upon us, it’s long past time to sing her praises and see if anyone notices. Read More

GBBP 88: Jeff Smith

GBBP 88: Jeff Smith

If you’re a fan of comics or graphic novels at all, or if you have a kid of reading age, you know who Jeff Smith is. On this episode, we chat about self-publishing, having one story dominate your career, the effect of awards and acclaim, what an “all-ages” label really means, why ‘Bone’ mostly escapes the persistent “boy’s/girl’s book” stigma, and McDonald’s in India. Read More

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 038: ‘Star Wars Minions’

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 038: ‘Star Wars Minions’

When we found these ‘Star Wars’ Minions figures, they immediately went on Captain Owen’s wish list. Grandma Janice couldn’t wait until Christmas though, and they arrived, much to Captain Owen’s ecstatic bouncing around the house, a few days later. Captain Owen’s mom and baby sister both make guest appearances this episode as we discuss that boys and girls can both like the same characters and toys. Read More

Changes to Our RSS Feed

Changes to Our RSS Feed

We’ve made the decision to restrict the RSS feeds to excerpts from the posts. There are actually a lot of people who prefer this format anyway. But what it means is that, if you’re interested in a GeekDad story from its title, featured image, and excerpts, you’ll just have to click though to read it as a whole on GeekDad.com. Read More