I know I'm a newbie here, so please forgive me if this is a faux pas-- but I'd like to invite other Geek Dad Muppet/Game of Thrones fans to visit my ongoing writing project: the newly discovered novelization of The Muppet Movie, by George RR Martin. I'll be posting a chapter every week or so; in the meantime, here's a taste of the Prologue.
Added by Len Schiff on May 30, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
As many of you may be aware, last week Wizards of the Coast opened up the public playtest for the new iteration of Dungeons & Dragons. This fifth edition of the treasured fantasy role-playing game,…Continue
Added by Michael Harrison on May 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
As a kid, it seemed my dad always had a Memorial Day Weekend project planned. Sometimes it was assigned by my mom, but most of the time it was something he had come up with on his own. Now that I'm a dad, I'm trying to continue the tradition.
My son loves LEGO. A lot. And I encourage him to tinker as…Continue
The Schertle family in Prague... Soon bound for points east in the USA
Our family is passionate about travel and the lessons we've learned while on the road. So far our trips have mostly been international, but lately our 12 year old daughter and 9 year old son kept pestering us about…Continue
There’s a small town about an hour north of Los Angeles that has a “singing road”. Engineers in Lancaster, California ground small grooves in the road so as a vehicle travels over, the vibrations turn into about fifteen seconds of the William Tell Overture depending on your speed.
Originally another road in Lancaster was the original one used in the…Continue
Added by Dan Bramos on May 26, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
For so long, the stereotype of Father's Day has been that dads who don't spend enough time with their kids normally HAVE to do something with them, and get a tie in return. These days, dads (especially GeekDads) are equal partners in parenthood, so guilting us into spending quality family time with the kids really isn't necessary. As such, we're stepping up and taking over the holiday, using our…
Since there was sufficient interest, here are the detailed instructions for how I make sourdough bread. I will blast through the recipe, and annotate with comments at the end. I've tried to keep everything as brief as possible. There are photos of each key step leading to the loaf pictured above.…Continue
Father's Day used to mean a neck tie, a steak dinner and some quality time with the old man. Today's dad grew up not wearing a necktie and swears off too much red meat. So that leaves quality time. For those Dad's who grew up playing the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), we have the ultimate Techlife 8-bit gift this Father's Day;…Continue
Added by Dave Kaufman - Techlife on May 23, 2012 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Thanks to fellow GeekDad Erik Wrecks for sending this little gem our way.
It's one of many great Venn diagrams and funny illustrations by creative design studio WILDISH&CO's "Friday Project" which aims to create…Continue
Added by Nathan Barry on May 21, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments
There are just three two spots left in the Dr. Who Mafia/Werewolf Game. Be brilliant and save the universe, or sit back and watch it burn. Sign up for the game…Continue
Added by Randy Slavey on May 21, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
While brainstorming party themes, I often find inspiration in a party that my childhood best friend had. It was the mid-80s, and handheld electronic LCD games were all the rage with ‘tweens. Most of my friends carried Mattel LCD games in their book-bags, and it se emed like a right of passage to obtain one. Since we each had different games, it made trading during the bus ride to school a fun diversion. After trading had become a ritual on our bus (along…Continue
Added by Stephen Connolly on May 18, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Not sure how many amongst us were gaming back in the 90's, but for those of us who were, you may remember the name Gabriel Knight.
Well here's an awesome little treat for anyone who does, courtesy of Jane Jensen (the game's creator): A video chat reunion with some of the cast of Gabriel Knight…Continue
Added by Ben Britton on May 17, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
First time posting, but this article brought such a smile to my face that it absolutely had to be shared. Check it out. It'll make your day.
Since the Cows On Parade project migrated from Switzerland to America in 1999, cities around the world have enjoyed the awareness and fundraising benefits…Continue
Remember the good old days when our school lunches would include PBJ's on soft white bread?
About a year ago our kids were lamenting the fact that they never got that same white bread for the sandwiches in their school lunches. I explained the usual set of reasons why - white bread has no nutrients, no fiber, etc. But then my then-8-year-old daughter came up with an idea: "Dad, if you MAKE white bread, isn't that healthy?"
I'm not an experienced baker, but I…Continue
This year was the first year my family and I were able to attend Free Comic Book Day and the shop we went to had a member of the 501st Legion (pictured above). Although neither of my kids wanted to get their picture taken with him, I think my 5 year old son was still excited that he was…Continue
Added by Dave Hale on May 11, 2012 at 12:35am — No Comments
I put Zombie Dice on my wish list and a kind relative gave it to me last Christmas. I managed to get a few of the many nephews and nieces to play that day, but most everyone's attention was hoovered up by the various DS and PSP…Continue
My name is Thais and I'm a Brazilian freelance journalist based in London.
I run a blog for kids and yesterday we launched a tribute campaign to Sendak, which basically works like this: If you are sad too and want to make something about it, please, join us sending a draw about…Continue
Added by Thais Caramico on May 9, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
My geeky garden required a suitably geeky irrigation system. The garden is laid out in eight 12-foot rows, located about 50 feet from the nearest hose bib. I am also working on some container herbs and fruits that will be located on the back patio, right around the hose bib. I would like to put as many of those on the irrigation system as possible, when they are completed. As I pondered my watering needs, the following set of engineering requirements emerged:
Added by Brian Gillespie on May 8, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Photo: Michael Harrison
For the second year in a row, my two sons and I headed out today for Free Comic Book Day - a promotional day where the comic industry produces special free books and participating comic stores give…Continue