Don't worry, the Geek Dad community was not devoured by living shadows. After the exodus from Wired, we simply moved on to the new Geek Dad site (http://www.geekdad.com). Project and discussion forums are up and running, with members already taking part in new and interesting conversations.
You may be asking, "But what about all of my wonderful content on this site?"…Continue
Added by Randy Slavey on May 10, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments
Okay, I got a little smarter this time - going to post this here as a blog post, so people can reply directly.
With us having to leave Wired, we're also going to have to leave this community behind (the Ning account being used, as well as all the coding, belong to Wired). But it sounds like there's enough passion and interest here to keep something going. So, what I'd like to do is set up a bbPress (Wordpress forum plugin) installation on GeekDad.com, and get as many folks here who…Continue
Just wanted to give a shout out to all the other dads as we celebrate my son's 4th "re-birthday" today. It was 4 years ago today that we took him in to the ER as he was unresponsive. After a 7 hour surgery we were told it was cancer. They had removed a golf ball sized tumor from his brain. After 31 radiation treatments and a year and a half of chemotherapy, he is still without evidence of disease, and we cherish every moment, of ever hour, of every day.
Like many of our family projects, this one came from seeing an item in a store and saying, “heck, we could make one of those, and probably better...or at least bigger.” We were in the Christmas aisle admiring the gingerbread houses when we realized that 3 out of 4 members of our family don’t even like…Continue
Added by Randy Slavey on December 10, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
I should know better by now. Should’ve grown out of it. But I haven’t (and don’t want to). I’m a 36 year old Street Fighter fan and this past weekend myself and two friends took the long trip up to Telford from London to compete in Capcom’s…Continue
Added by Wayne McManus on December 7, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
My friend Noe.V asked his readers to write up a blog stating why we/I love games. It is a somewhat difficult topic to tackle as I have never given it much thought. I just do. But that sort of answer is a cop out and inferior to anything I could come up with if I gave it true thought. So here we go.
My first memory that I can recall of video games is a bit of a mish mash. I remember arcade games. Arcade…Continue
Added by Fabian on November 19, 2012 at 6:44pm — No Comments
Image: Alan Lee's depiction of the last of the party of Dwarves arriving at Bag End
I'm reading The Hobbit to my kids, because in a month's time, it will be a completely different experience. Although it'll be a while before they can watch the film, the pictures in my own…Continue
Sometimes, you see your kid doing something and you think, "Is that normal or is my kid just really weird?". And in telling people about that behaviour, you…Continue
Warning: if you haven’t seen it, there are spoilers ahead.
Here in the UK, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull seems to be playing on a loop on BBC3 at the moment. An Indy movie on the telly is always one thing that, once…Continue
This past weekend I ran the Let's Make Robots table and conducted robot making workshops at Maker Faire NY. If you've never gone to Maker Faire before, you are missing out. It is an incredible event for kids as…Continue
The year was 1986, Ronald Reagan was in his second term, and comics were about to take a turn for the better. Frank Miller was about to release a four issue limited edition comic. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns was…Continue
Added by Glenn Gass on September 23, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
I'm taking 6 months away from my day job to look after my son, Archie, who is now 8 months old. I thought it might be interesting to share my experiences.Continue
Added by Paul Brown on September 18, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
E.T. and Elliott (Universal Pictures)
I guess there's never been a good time to grow up a geek - those of us who prefer to be challenged mentally rather than physically have never had it easy, especially as kids – but in terms of cultural richness, I reckon I can make a good case for the…Continue
Geek parents: Get your kids and participate in the GeekDad NFL Survivor Pool (photo: Steve Henry)
Now that our GeekDad Fantasy Football league is FULLY ARMED…Continue
Added by Steve Henry on September 4, 2012 at 12:08am — No Comments
Ever since I visited Disneyland in California in 1991, I've loved the Disney parks, but I'd always seen them through adult eyes. We've just come back from Disneyland Paris, having taken our six and four year old boys for the very first time.
Now my favourite rides have always been the immersive ones,…Continue
I’m trying to wear both my geek-errific propeller hat and my “Kiss the Cook” dad-apron at the same time for this post.
Geek parenting is pretty much the coolest genre-merge you can get. It’s a mash-up of watching Avengers together, teaching kids how to read using Star Wars books and pride in…Continue
The very first picture of Earth taken from space was taken on October 24, 1946. It was captured by a 35-millimeter motion picture camera propelled skyward on top of a rocket. The results were grainy, black and white, and all of the same astounding: the round softness of our planet appears there, visually confirming our image of the World.
Building on the success of the GeekDad Fantasy Baseball league, we are…Continue
Added by Steve Henry on August 17, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments
I've been a fan of R/C aviation all my life. A section of my garage is dedicated to crashed airplanes and failed attempts. This week I finally passed over the threshold of becoming a competent radio control pilot.Continue
Added by Rick Schertle on August 18, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments
Every summer Kim takes Roni back to Texas for a campo that is designed to meet our daughter's special needs. It's a big event that Roni looks forward to each summer and last week was her week to shine.…Continue
Added by Robert Richardson, Jr. on July 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments