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
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
Don't know if any UK-based GeekDads missed this as I did, but a few months ago the Royal Mail brought out a set of stamps commemorating great British comics. Each stamp features a classic title, accompanied by one of the characters that gained fame within its pages.
The funnies are represented…Continue
Added by Martin Williams on September 22, 2012 at 2:30pm — 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
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
Following on from my last post, here are a couple more little ideas my son and I came up with to extend the Lego Heroica board. The first is an Egyptian-style temple populated with Ninjago game skeletons (Strength 2), and a mummy microfig from the Ramses Return game (Strength 3), all bought for cents off Bricklink.…Continue
Added by Martin Williams on July 31, 2012 at 8:12am — No Comments
My eldest son and I recently discovered Lego Heroica, part of the Lego Games range. We have a few of the more well-known family games, of course – Mousetrap, Snakes & Ladders, etc. – but were both bored with the 'roll and move' mechanics, even if they're dressed up with plastic geegaws, and wanted…Continue
I had the pleasure of catching the Hitchhiker's Live radio show that is currently touring theaters in the…Continue