• Geek Parenting: Destiny’s Hunter Cosplay and Halloween Costume

    Geek Parenting: Destiny’s Hunter Cosplay and Halloween Costume3

    When my son first told me he wanted to be a Hunter from the video game Destiny for Halloween (and our local comic con), I was more than a little intimidated. I can’t deny that I did Google costumes at first, because the idea of creating this from scratch seemed beyond me. But then I started really

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  • Geek Parenting: Finn from Adventure Time Costume, Semi-homemade Style

    Geek Parenting: Finn from Adventure Time Costume, Semi-homemade Style1

    So you have a kid who wants to cosplay. Or maybe they just want a really cool Halloween costume. Or maybe they just like to play dress-up as their favorite characters. Whatever the reason, they’re looking to you (as the coolest parent on the planet clearly) to make it happen. But…what if you’ve never made a costume before?

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  • Steven Universe: Mum’s The Word

    Steven Universe: Mum’s The Word6

    For a long time I’ve been pondering the roles that mothers play in fiction, especially media aimed towards younger viewers. Sometimes nameless, occasionally silent, women who are either helpless, shrill, or too often dead before any story can begin. These aren’t always terrible roles for characters to play, given the right attention and nurturing they

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  • Geek Moms Shine with Halloween Costumes

    Geek Moms Shine with Halloween Costumes1

    Editor’s Note: As self-identified geeks, we really like Halloween around here, and I like to think that geek culture staples like cons and cosplay have contributed to Halloween being a bigger and bigger deal each year. Considering this, I asked our writers to share their stories about Halloween costuming. — Ginnis Tonik

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  • The Gaming Show (In My Parent’s Garage)

    The Gaming Show (In My Parent’s Garage)2

    • September 21, 2015

    My ten-year-old daughter loves Minecraft. Like. Looooves Minecraft. She talks about it. All. The. Time. Someone might say that now I ought to know how people feel when I talk about BioWare games all the time, but pfft. Don’t be silly. Everyone loves BioWare. Well, even if I don’t enjoy the incessant Minecraft chatter, as a

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  • Geek Subscription Boxes: A Review of Loot Crate and Nerd Block

    Geek Subscription Boxes: A Review of Loot Crate and Nerd Block8

    If the Facebook ads are any indication, subscription box services are steadily growing in popularity. Everything from collections of health food to make-up can find its way through the mail to your front door. What usually makes a subscription box so much fun is not knowing what’s going to be in the box until you

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