Harry Potter

Hornby’s Hogwarts Express Electric Train Set Hits the Tracks

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Bodaciously Awesome Family Show: ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle’

My 7-year old tried to play 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle' but he didn't make it very long. Instead my 12-year…

2018 GeekDad Holiday Gift Guide: Books

Books are the closest thing to real magic we have. They can teach you a new skill, entertain your mind,…

New Epic Harry Potter Books Include a 3D Map of Hogwarts

Three new Harry Potter-themed books take you back to Hogwarts and help you make your own Harry Potter-based movie!

Scholastic Celebrates Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary With New Covers From Brian Selznick

Because you can't get enough, snag a whole set of the 20th Anniversary editions of 'Harry Potter' with all new…

Four Months With Lootcrate Subscription Boxes

Reading Time: 3 minutesLootcrate, Image: Sophie Brown Lootcrate is a subscription box service that sends a monthly box of geeky…

My Potter-Aged Kids

I have three Potter-aged kids, so I'm going to reread the books as a parenting guide.

Who Decides What Is Canon? The Curious Case of the Marauders’ Map

What happens when conflicting theories arise from people involved with a franchise? Is the author always right?

Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary: From Elitist Intellectual to Ravendor

Why 'Harry Potter's' 20th anniversary is important. It's not just because the books endured; it's because their maturity parallels that…

Passing Harry Potter Down to the Next Generation

When a Harry Potter fan finally gets to share the series with her own children, it means lots of fun…

A Look Back at 20 Years With ‘Harry Potter:’ Such a Beautiful Place It Is, To Be With Friends

How do you look back on a series that has, for decades, given your family memories filled with magic? Here…

20 Years of Harry Potter: Could You Do It All Again?

If you could read the Harry Potter series again, without any prior knowledge or memory, at the same age as…

“Follow the Spiders”: GeekMom Enters the Forbidden Forest

Today, The Forbidden Forest officially opens its gates to the public. Last week we were able to take an early…

Last-Minute Downloadable Cards to Save Your Valentines Day

Forgotten Valentine's Day? We have rounded up a selection of awesomely geeky Valentine's Day cards that are all available to…

Fantastic New York City Sites and Where to Find Them

Natalie shares some secrets to where you can still catch glimpses of 1920s New York City, as seen in 'Fantastic…

Sir John Hurt No More

No, this is not a repeat of 2016. This one just hurts more, because Sir John Hurt didn't need a…

Visit the Forbidden Forest at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

From March 31st, guests will be able to step into the Forbidden Forest on their trip to the Warner Bros.…

Geek on the Cheap With ThinkGeek’s Warehouse Moving Sale

Our friends at ThinkGeek are changing warehouse locations, and they're passing the savings on to you!

‘Fantastic Beasts’: a Geek Wish List

Wherein GeekDad Chris Wickersham and GeekMom Corrina Lawson discuss what they'd like to see happen in the next four 'Fantastic…

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Predictions

Note: This post definitely contains some spoilers from the first 'Fantastic Beasts' movie and, potentially, some spoilers from the remaining…

Gather ‘Round, Padawans: Padawan Goals

General Organa; Misty Knight; Luke Cage; the Dora Milaje; and Padfoot, Prongs, and Moony provide inspiration for these geeky goals.

Cooperative Deck-Building in ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle’

Take on the forces of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named in this cooperative deck-building game, working your way through 7 "years" of Harry's life…

Fantastic Beasts Come to ‘LEGO Dimensions’

You can now play through 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' in 'LEGO Dimensions.' Check out the trailer here.

Barnes & Noble Is Making Your Yule Ball Dreams Come True

Barnes & Noble stores are adding even more magic to the most magical time of the year by hosting Yule…

GeekMom Visits Hogwarts in the Snow

Hogwarts in the Snow is a Christmas/winter overlay applied each year to the Studio Tour. Last week, I was invited…

‘IncrediBuilds’ Brings R2-D2 to 3D Life

Insight Editions, known for some really great books, has a new line of DIY books called 'IncrediBuilds.' This line of…

Cosplay Family Spotlight: Costume Mom

Cosplay Family Spotlight is a new recurring segment where I interview and spotlight a cosplay family. This week, I interview…

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

The first prequel to the Harry Potter film series just apparated into theaters. Find out what you should know before…