Posts in category "Kids"

This GEEKend: John Williams, Doctor Who Children's Library Day, and Press Start!

In my previous post, I mentioned that I will only be at Windycon for one day.  It’s with good reason; this weekend is JAM-PACKED with geeky goodness across Chicago and its suburbs.   It will be a particularly joyful time for music-lovers and geeks with children.  Check out these fun things to do:   ALL WEEKEND:... Read more »

7 Geeky Trends that Died in My Lifetime... and Why I'm GLAD

SLAP BRACELETS - Slap bracelets are the first craze I can remember experiencing.  I was in preschool, and I was terrified of the things.  At best, the bracelets were sharp plastic.  At worst, they were a vicious, cheap metal just waiting to cut and scrape wrists.  My refusal to constantly mangle my own flesh was also one of the first things that got me picked on.  Screw you, slap bracelets.  You isolated me from my peers.  I also heard you killed a kid.
Let me set one thing straight here.  If you’re expecting a warm, fuzzy, nostalgic list of beloved things from the past, forget it.  Buzzfeed has plenty of those.  THIS article is about how utterly stupid a craze can be. It still surprises me that kids can get bullied for liking Star Wars, comics, etc.  What... Read more »

5 Geeky Ways to Spend Halloween in Chicago

Halloween 2012 is mid-week.  This means parties the weekend before, the weekend after, and day-of, as well.  It’s about time you finalized your plans!  Me, I’ll be judging costumes and pumpkins at the Chicago Nerd Social Club‘s Nerd-o-ween.  Didn’t snag a ticket before they sold out?  Here are four MORE ways you can let your... Read more »
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The Summer of Science - 3 Sciencey, Summery Activities for Kids and Families

July is coming to a close.  The weather is hotter than ever, driving some people to the beach and others to the air-conditioned indoors for computers and video games.  There’s still another month before kids go back to school.  Sunburn is one thing- don’t let their brains fry, too! Here are 3 ways to keep... Read more »

This GEEKend: Science Show, KaPrE, DucKon, and Star Wars

Wow!  With all of the news about reality shows, comic summits, and the like,  it has been a while since an events post.  This weekend is the perfect opportunity; there’s a LOT going on! Before you read further, you should enter my Space Invasion Ticket Giveaway.  Scooty and JoJo’s epic marriage of Queen music and Alien... Read more »

Your Kid is a Geek!: Love, Bullies, and Places to Grow

Today, people often say that geeks have inherited the Earth.  Comic book-inspired movies rule the box office.  New Star Wars content surfaces each week.  The Big Bang Theory is one of the hottest shows on TV, and Game of Thrones saw no less than 13 Emmy nominations (2 wins!) in 2011.  ”We won,” my adult... Read more »
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