The Dark still makes me uneasy.
Two kids of my own, married, and I still have troubles walking into an unlit basement. Silly, yes, but watching Salem's Lot at seven didn't help foster bravery points.
However I'm not here to talk about my cowardice. I'm here to talk about my dad, who is a geek. He's still alive, so this is no Chicken Soup for…Continue
Added by Errol Elumir on June 25, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I don't know about any of the rest of you, but the time that's hardest for our geeklets is the time when school lets out. They don't sing about lack of pencils and books at our house. Nope! They moan and complain about how bored they are and no amount of chores and jobs tends to help the…Continue
For the past five years, my wife and I have participated in the annual Post Hunt in downtown Washington DC. The Hunt is a series of puzzles scattered throughout a portion of the city, and thousands of people run around trying…Continue
Earlier this week, Adam Savage, maker, father, madman, and co-host of Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters", spoke in his podcast about being a Geek Dad. It's well worth the 23 minutes to listen to the whole thing, but if you don't have the…
We get quite a few people asking if they can write for GeekDad. I think they assume it's some fancy, high-paying gig, with masseuses and a nice dining room, like Google.
GeekDad is a bunch of dads and moms around the world who are geeks, and parents, and like to blog about the stuff that interests them. There *can* be a (very) little money in it, but mostly it's done for the fun of it. There is some measure of exposure (we are on Wired.com after all), and we all get…Continue
Sunday, June 17th was our first ever National Geek Dad Day. Over 180,000 people in 50 states and 22 countries took our challenge to turn Father's Day into a GeekDad Day extravaganza. And, boy, did you and your families rise to the challenge! Judging by the tweets, images and general…Continue
Added by Nathan Barry on June 19, 2012 at 4:37am — No Comments
Added by Rick Schertle on June 17, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or not reading WIRED (which in our world is pretty much the same thing), you'll know that this Sunday we celebrate the first ever GeekDad Day. WIRED has officially taken over Father’s Day and is pulling out all of the stops for this special family of…Continue
Added by Nathan Barry on June 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
George R.R. Martin's entirely fictional novelization of The Muppet Movie, "A Movie With Muppets" continues-- with a musical number!…Continue
Added by Len Schiff on June 14, 2012 at 12:59pm — No Comments
Geek Dad Readers,
I would love to hear from you on some mods to work on this summer for my Compressed Air Rocket and Launcher - You can find build directions on MAKE Projects. It was posted on the MAKE blog today with some good comments already. Things I'm thinking are a parachute, glider or helicopter recover system. How to launch a video comer and have it come back down intact. See blog post here: …Continue
I’m not a dad, but I am a geek. When I first saw GeekDad and a post about celebrating GeekDad Day this Father’s Day I was very intrigued. There are lots of dads that I work with that are, in no way do I want to insult them, geeks. The stories I hear about the time they spend with their kids…Continue
Added by William Bengtson on June 8, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments
I took my telescope with solar filter down to my son's school, and for three hours entertained a stream of kids, teachers, and parents with the progress of Venus across the face of the sun, with the added bonus of sunspots thrown in. The attached picture was taken through the eyepiece using an iPhone.…Continue
Added by Gene Davis on June 6, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I want to thank the…Continue
Added by Len Schiff on June 6, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments
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…