Best Geeky-Themed Hand Painted Murals in Kid Rooms

When our son was in the womb, my wife and I fantasized about hand painting an elaborate, geeky mural in his nursery. We imagined the walls coming alive to the tune of Super Mario World. Unfortunately, I’m a writer and she’s a teacher and neither of us are artists. While you can always buy a […]

San Francisco Transforms Into Gotham City for a Boy’s Make-a-Wish

Heartbreaking and heartwarming at once: On November 15th, San Francisco will transform into Gotham City for Miles to become BatKid for his Make-a-Wish. Meet Miles. Miles is a 5-year-old leukemia patient who made a wish: To become Batman for one day. Rarely does Make-a-Wish request the public to help in making dreams come true for […]

Best 12 Books That Every Geeky Parent Should Share With Their Kids

There’s nothing like sharing the magic of a classic book with your kid. Here’s our list of the 12 best books you should read with your little Geek. School’s in session by now for most kids around the country. This means parents get to clean grass stains off denim knees, hear nothing more than “stuff” […]

Best 8 Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Themed Gifts

From Hobbit Holes to a Sting replicas, here are 8 great Hobbit & Lord of the Rings themed gifts for your little Tolkienists and Hobbiteers. If your kid is a huge Hobbit fan–or if that’s just the excuse you make in order to hoard Hobbit-themed goodies for yourself–then I’ve got a rundown of the best […]

Best 15 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Graphic Novels for Kids (And the Whole Family)

Time for a confession: I didn’t read a lot of comics growing up. I had no one to introduce them to me. Nor was there this awesome list of the best fantasy/scifi graphic novels for kids that my parents could reference. But being an avid fan of the medium now, I wish to Odin my […]

A Fantasy-Themed, Augmented Reality Miniatures Board Game? YES, Please!

What do you get when you cross Dungeons and Dragons, Settlers of Catan and a visionary board game creator? Darkling Plain, which stands to be the world’s first Augmented Reality miniatures board game. What does that mean? Augmented Reality, or AR, is when you take a real-world environment and supplement/augment the reality using a device. […]

How to Decorate a Lord of the Rings Themed Kids Room

Does your little Geek pine over the next installment of The Hobbit? Do they chase their little sister around the house, swinging a fake axe, wearing a fake beard, and blabbering about how elves aren’t allowed in his land? If that’s the case, perhaps they’d love their room decorated in a Lord of the Rings […]