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Listening to DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. "Yo, dat was def." was said (for reasons). My daughters heard "Yoda was dead." #proudgeekdad
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Phil Grandin

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has anyone come across the new magazine Kindling Quarterly? Looks to be an New Yorker-esque "exploration of fatherhood" in their own terms. Seems like a very small release, but I'm a bit curious
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Clive Lovett

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Tonight Sophie had a friend over for a play date.  I bought some sculpey and we modelled away...
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Proud moments in Geek Parenting: My daughter, Sopi, aka Small Boss got her first freelance artist gig! WHOA! She made a few images for a sketch comic for one of her fave webcomics, +Walking on Broken Glass ! I am so proud! AND she got paid! When I told her about the job, she asked a lot of really good questions about the commission such as, should I draw the same wolf for all three pics? Black and white or in color? Should I draw it in frames? I AM SO PROUD. Check it out :D 
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Clive Lovett

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I have started a geek kid project.  A group of families that are close friends are getting together to raise empowered kids through geeky activities...you can follow our progress and activities (small and big) at the site below...
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thanks +Tristan Tarwater - we are working on a 'big' project from Ken Denmead's Geek Dad book...not sure when this will get done...stay tuned
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Clive Lovett

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+Ken Denmead - thanks for the book.  I am using some of the ideas and some of my own on my geek kid project.  geekkidproject.wordpress.com
A group of families that are good friends are going to do some awesome activities with our kids.
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Clive Lovett

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Finally got around to teaching my 8 year old daughter Zooloretto.  A great game where players build there own zoos.  She caught on very quickly to the game play (she had already learned Coloretto - a card game with similar mechanisms).  We will be playing this a lot over the holidays!
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Clive Lovett

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What are your favourite geek things to do with your kid/kids?

With my daughter, we...
play board games
go to the comic book/games store
read great books to each other
play Wii
and we have started to 
watch the Star Wars movies...in the order they were released
make Stop Motion movies
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I just downloaded Meddling Kids from RPGNow.  It is a Role Playing Game where players take on the roles of Scooby Doo type investigators.  The GM plays the 'caveman'/'dog' sidekick type character and helps by using this character to hint and help the players.  The 98 page pdf is on sale for $5.99
http://www.rpgnow.com/product/83837/Meddling-Kids
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Mandy Horetski

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How is everyone doing this fine Monday?
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Ben Gerber

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Tonight! Recording the new podcast Growing Geeks with +Tristan Tarwater! Very excited to finally get this off the ground!

We'll be covering all kinds of things - from giving advice to projects you can do with your kids to challenging the very definition of a true geek - which is someone who prefers Star Wars over Star Trek.  
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Excited to listen to it when it is posted
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Clive Lovett

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Tonight is Sculpey night - pics to follow
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Hey, check out the first episode of Growing Geeks, a podcast where +Ben Gerber and I talk about raising the next generation of awesome people! It's my first ever podcast! Hope you dig it!
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Geeks are the new 'renaissance men/women' - nothing to do with being ant-social (agree totally with your comments!)
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Clive Lovett

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I was driving my daughter Sophie to track and field practice and I asked her whether she knew of the show How I Met Your Mother.  She replied, "you mean LEGEN...wait for it...wait for it. DARY"  (Sophie does not watch the show she knows I watch it and have told her about a couple of sayings on the show).  I told her about the Jinx Curse from the show and now she is trying to make me say the same thing as her, all the time!
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Clive Lovett

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In October, I started writing board game reviews for kamloopsparents.com.  The January review will be of Apples to Apples type games and will include Apples to Apples, Say Anything! and Snake Oil.
I will post a link for the review once it is posted.  Below are the links to my previous posts for the parenting website:
http://kamloopsparents.com/2012/12/06/holiday-game-gift-guide/
http://kamloopsparents.com/2012/11/22/carcassonne-a-board-game-review/
http://kamloopsparents.com/2012/10/25/board-games-family-fun-for-everyone/
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Noah Stevens

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There is a progeny of mine brewing in the pot (well, inside of my wife) right now. I want him or her to be as geeky as possible, and I have merely 7 months left to prepare

Help, Geekmoms and Geekdads! I fear my awesome Geekdad T-shirt won't be enough to prepare me for this endeavour. Any tips for pre-, peri-, or postnatal geekification?
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+Noah Stevens , my wife and I are looking at a three month ETA for our own first little geek-- I would recommend Ken Demead's GeekDad books and "I Love Dirt!" as a couple of source texts from which to draw activities. The unfortunate part is that you will have to wait a couple a years before doing most of them
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Clive Lovett

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Advice when introducing your kids to Star Wars...
watch the movies in the order they were released at the theatre!

If you watch them in Episode order then your kid may easily lose the plot.  This may sound ridiculous as watching them chronologically would seem the best way but there are so many presumptions made in Episode 1.  Episode 1 presumes that the audience know what the force is and that there is good and evil (light and dark) side to the force.  All this information is gathered by the audience while watching Eps 4 to 6.  
Trust me...watch Ep 4, 5, and 6 and then decide whether you will even watch Eps 1, 2, and 3
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I'm not quite there yet with mine, but I was reading a blog that argued the best order was 4,5,2,3,6, which seems like a pretty good way to do it.
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Clive Lovett

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It has been a week since anyone posted on this community, so let me add something to the mix.  Today I am going to teach my daughter the game Zooloretto.  I think she will love it!  She just picked up Coloretto and is quite often beating us...let's see how she does when we go one more step up!

What board games are you teaching your kids?
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I have never heard of Crows but looked it up on the geek and will have to try it...I like shiny objects, "my precious"
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Mandy Horetski

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Here's a question to start a discussion. Do you let your kids believe in Santa? 
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Two stories that show how much my daughter believes in Santa:
1)  Sophie, "Dad!  I would like one of those small couches that folds out into a bed with Taylor Swift on it for Christmas."
Me, "They are for little kids Sophie and they come with characters like Dora on them."
Sophie, "But Santa is magic.  He can make anything!"
2)  Sophie, "Mum, if Santa puts a dog under the Christmas tree can we keep it?"
Mum, "If Santa puts a dog under the Christmas tree then we can keep it, yes."
Sophie, "Darn, I wish I had asked Santa for a dog."
(Yesterday Sophie took out Santa's cup and plate for his cookie and milk and wrote a note..."Dear Santa, I would like for Christmas a dog.  Love Sophie"
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