Harry Potter

Knit Your Way Through ‘Harry Potter: Knitting Magic’

What do you think of when you think of Harry Potter? I’m sure any number of images appear in your…

March 2, 2020

Harry Potter Is Always in Season: 3 New Books From the Wizarding World

Three new books from Insight Editions will make your season festive as only Hogwarts, the Wizarding World, and everything Harry…

October 10, 2019

Hornby’s Hogwarts Express Electric Train Set Hits the Tracks

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September 1, 2019

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…

June 20, 2019

Build Your Own Wizarding World With Wrebbit 3D Puzzles

Reading Time: 5 minutes

March 19, 2019

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,…

November 20, 2018

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!

October 23, 2018

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…

July 14, 2018

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…

March 3, 2018

My Potter-Aged Kids

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

September 25, 2017

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…

June 26, 2017

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…

June 26, 2017

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…

June 26, 2017

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…

June 26, 2017

“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…

March 31, 2017

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…

February 13, 2017

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…

January 30, 2017

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…

January 30, 2017

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.…

January 27, 2017

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!

January 23, 2017

‘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…

January 10, 2017

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Predictions

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

January 6, 2017

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.

January 5, 2017

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…

December 28, 2016

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.

December 10, 2016

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…

December 4, 2016

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…

December 3, 2016

‘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…

November 23, 2016

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…

November 18, 2016

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