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How to Enjoy a Convention

In this day and age, most of us of a nerdy inclination have been to a convention, expo, or fest of one kind or another. Some of these have been overwhelmingly good experiences while some have been shockingly bad ones. There are...
 
 
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star wars rebels

Star Wars Rebels: A First Look

Happening between Episodes 3 and 4, Star Wars Rebels is the story of the rise of the rebellion. Much like The Clone Wars before, it is there to bridge the gap in the story. Unlike The Clone Wars, it introduces mostly new charac...

 
 
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Young Adult Genre
Young Adult Genre
Young Adult Genre

Harry Potter and The Fault in Our Hunger Games: An Old(ish) Adult and the Young Adult Genre

“Good evening. My name is Nathan G.” “Hi, Nathan.” “I suppose it started for me the same place it started for a lot of people. I had seen other people doing it and thought, what could the harm be? ...
 
 
MOVIE
 
Earth to Echo
Earth to Echo
Earth to Echo

Earth to Echo Review

Earth to Echo is the story of 3 friends in Nevada that discover something ‘out-of-this-world’ in the desert. Along the way, they befriend the popular girl in school and make friends with a small alien, that they hav...

 
 
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Throwback Thursday – The Goonies

Full disclosure time. I never saw The Goonies when it first came out. It was the summer of 1985 and, as a family, we really did not go to the movies at the time. We did other things to pass the time. My friends and I would go e...
 
 
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Gaming Ghandis: 10 Unusually Pacifist Protagonists

The father of the atomic bomb Robert Oppenheimer is quoted as saying, “I am death, destroyer of worlds,” as he gazed upon the destruction wrought by the first atom bomb. That man never played Dynasty Warriors. The b...

 
 
MOVIE
 
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Throwback Thursday – The Thief and the Cobbler

I don’t know when I came across The Thief and the Cobbler, I don’t know how I came across The Thief and the Cobbler. All I know is that it has always formed a tiny, precious gem in the tweaky little treasure chest t...
 
 
NERD LIFE
 
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The Advantages of FIRST LEGO League

What competitive extracurricular activity combines robots, Lego, science, fun, and celebrates the inner nerd of every kid? The Nerdy Mom shares her thoughts about FIRST Lego League as an FLL coach and parent.

 
 
NERD LIFE
 
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Demystifying Minecraft – The Power of the Pixel

The driving force behind Minecraft Mania eludes many. "The Nerdy Mom" Jennifer Johnson explains the power behind the pixels to perplexed parents.
 
 
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DIY

DIY.org – Safe and Creative Social Networking for Kids

If you’re the parent of a tween or teen, you may have given some thought to the subject of social networking. How young is too young? Which sites are safe for children? Has your child been adequately prepared to interact with o...