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

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 you go. Read More

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GeekDad Interviews Kevin Sorbo of ‘Mythica’

GeekDad Interviews Kevin Sorbo of ‘Mythica’

On March 31, CONtv.com debuted the first of the Mythica trilogy of films from Arrowstorm Entertainment. If you missed it, go back a couple of days and check out GeekDad’s review and an exclusive clip from Mythica: A Quest for Heroes. Actor Kevin Sorbo has stopped in to discuss his role in the series and to chat about the unavoidable pull of the fantasy genre for him, his fans, and a good chunk of our readers. Read More

Hammer of Witches

Hammer of Witches

Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski is all about stories: fairy tales, religious texts, and history. She takes what we know of Columbus’ voyage to America and uses it as the backdrop about a boy learning the power of words, and the magic behind the meaning of stories. It’s a good book. Read More

This Week With The GeekMoms

Brigid is blogging about balancing her artistic time between commercial work that feeds her tummy and personal work that feeds her soul. Ariane started watching the first season of Game Of Thrones on DVD. She is consequently highly disturbed. She’s also fretting about a forecast of rain this weekend after a relatively dry California winter.… Read More

Balancing Board Games and Babies Part II

My Pokemon mentor once said to me, “The family that games together, stays together.” He couldn’t be more correct. A few weeks ago I shared with you how my husband and I balance being parents and gamers. My husband and I encourage our kids to play games as well. It doesn’t matter if it’s a… Read More

Geek Has The Irrational Nonsense Blues

“Mom, is Santa Claus real?” No, it’s just a fun thing to pretend. “Good.” Soon: “Mom, magic isn’t real, right?” Right. “Just checking.” Later: “Mom, what’s a god?” Something like an imaginary friend who hogs all the good stuff and bosses you around, then gets mad whenever you do something they don’t like. “Why would… Read More

The Enchanted Forest Chronicles

I have two boys. I didn’t have to worry (like some of my friends with daughters did) that reading or watching movies about princesses saved from peril by handsome princesses would inspire a “rescue me” attitude. Even so, I did want my boys to grow up knowing that women are just as capable as men.… Read More