Tag Archives: sci-fi

Smash Up Expansion: Science Fiction Double Feature

Smash Up Expansion: Science Fiction Double Feature

Since the first time my robot dinosaurs systematically devoured my son’s zombie wizards, quickly followed by his robot tricksters eradicating my pirate ninjas, I’ve been a fan of Smash Up. When I heard there were going to be Cyborg Apes in the Science Fiction Double Feature Expansion, I really couldn’t resist. Cyborg Apes, people! What am I, made of stone? Read More

Tor Book Giveaway

Tor Book Giveaway

Tor is providing a three-anthology set for one lucky GeekDad reader! Enter below to win Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (edited by David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden), Year’s Best SF 18 (also edited by David Hartwell), and Dangerous Women (edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois). Read More

“Worlds Within Worlds”: Shattering Conventions Explores and Exposes Con Culture

“Worlds Within Worlds”: Shattering Conventions Explores and Exposes Con Culture

Writer Bob Calhoun’s new tome is Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay and Conflict on the Expo Floor, an insightful and fun romp through what he calls “temporary worlds created in concrete convention centers and hotel conference rooms.” We chat about his book, his take on Comic-Con, and the days he used to wrestle men in Sasquatch suits while drunks tossed food at him. Read More

66 Geeky Insults You can Use (Almost) Anywhere

66 Geeky Insults You can Use (Almost) Anywhere

In general, geeks prefer to use brains rather than brawn, to get themselves out of a situation. So, their insults are often witty, literary and highly intelligent. But not always. Here are a few of our favorites. Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking… Nerf herder!— Princess Leia,  The Empire Strikes Back You know, you are a… Read More