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Etchtober Gallery: Tabletop Games on Etch-a-Sketch

Here's a look back on my Etch-a-Sketch drawings for Etchtober!

Discover Unusual Places Around the World With ‘Atlas Obscura (2nd Edition)’

"Where should we go next?" you ask? The folks at Atlas Obscura have hundreds of suggestions.

Scary Bad Halloween Jokes for the Whole Family

It's always a good time for a bad joke. Halloween gives us all kinds of monsters and mayhem to play…

How to Hack a LEGO Power Functions Cable for Direct 9V Power

Sick of eating through batteries to power LEGO Motors? A little bit of work and a few dollars of electronics…

New York Comic Con Coverage: Here’s What’s Coming

New York Comic Con is a massive event taking place from October 3-6. It would be impossible to cover the…

Classic Superheroes and Everything Vintage at Rags-A-GoGo

Searching for some superhero t-shirts, we stumbled on a New York City staple – Rags-A-GoGo has been serving up pop-culture…

Summer Is Here: What Are Your Favorite Grilling Hacks?

What are YOUR tips, tricks, and hacks for pulling off great backyard cooking?

Discussing Convention Safety with Voice Actor Gregg Berger

To discuss the issue of fan and guest safety, we spoke to veteran voice actor Gregg Berger at the recent…

The Therapeutic Value of Model Railroading

I’m a model railroader. To me there’s something so wonderfully comforting to recreate the heyday of American railroading—itself an undeniable…

Denver Pop Culture Con 2019: GeekDad Diary – The Con With Kids

This weekend, GeekDad was privileged to attend the Denver Pop Culture Con (DPCC), which can be a unique experience with…

The Force Is With the LEGO ‘Star Wars’ BOOST Droid Commander Set

You don’t need to be a kid on Tatooine to build and code a few droids. Announced for May the…

Learn Entry-Level Astronomy With National Geographic’s ‘Backyard Guide to the Night Sky’

Study the night sky from your own backyard, with your kids, your friends, or just yourself, but don't forget to…

Building Up to LEGOLAND New York Resort

The upcoming LEGOLAND New York Resort has lots of amazing things coming for us, and they made a few announcements…

Bodaciously Awesome Family Show: Enters The VOID

I'm not sure I'll ever write geekier words: the family went inside a Star Wars-based Virtual Reality experience and it…

This One Time at CAMP

This CAMP is an experience and store unlike anything you’ve seen, and there’s a surprise that makes it even better.

Bodaciously Awesome Family Show: Star Wars: “Galaxy’s Edge”

Patience as we wait for the opening of Star Wars: "Galaxy's Edge" at Walt Disney World (or Disneyland, if that's…

Star Wars “Galaxy’s Edge” at Disneyland, Walt Disney World Opening Dates Announced!

Now we now how long we have to wait to fly the Millennium Falcon! It is going to be EPIC!

Bodaciously Awesome Family Show: Diving Into SeaWorld

SeaWorld is an often over-looked park by general visitors but has a lot of fun within it. It is packed…

‘The LEGO Movie 2’ Set Reviews

Which of the two $30 sets from The LEGO Movie 2 is a better deal, Rex’s Rex-treme Offroader! or Ultrakatty…

King Tut With Kids

Join us for a day at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, where we experience The Discovery of King Tut…

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Trailer Video Will Blow Fans’ Minds

Every 'Star Wars' fan in the galaxy will want to see this video. Trust me.

2018 LEGO Idea Book Roundup From No Starch Press

Learn about No Starch Press's latest slate of LEGO idea books!

Gift Idea: Get the GeekDad Books for the Geeky Parents in Your Life!

One of the most important things we can do with our kids is spend time with them, playing games and…

Step Back in Time With Your Kids for Shrinky Dinks’ 45th Birthday!

TIL that Shrinky Dinks came out the same year that I did: 1973. October 19th, to be exact.

Scary Bad Halloween Jokes for the Whole Family

It's always a good time for a bad joke. Halloween gives us all kinds of monsters and mayhem to play…

8 Tips for Carving an Amazing Pumpkin From the “Pumpkin Guru”

Just in time for Halloween, renowned pumpkin carver Jon Neill shares his tips and tricks for carving amazing pumpkins!

Bodaciously Awesome Family Show: The World of Coca-Cola

Now... I know what you're saying. The World of Coca-Cola isn't a museum per se. I can't argue with that.…

Zendure Passport Travel Adapter: Travel With Power

International travel can be fun, but figuring out how to keep all of your electronics powered can be a real…

Keystone Comic Con – Year One Recap

Few first-year conventions have a pedigree like Keystone Comic Con.