Geeky Parent Guide

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The Geeky Parent Guide is a semi-monthly editorial series by Fanbase Press Contributor (and father of two) Travis Lakata that will help parents and other caregivers to safely and positively navigate various avenues of pop culture with their children.

Earlier this year, we took a look at NASA’s Goddard Visitor Center and the International Space Station and what awesome things were happening or ways parents could get immersed in science with their kiddos. There seems to be so much happening regarding the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields that it might seem overwhelming to try and help your family stay updated on things they have an interest in.

In today’s day and age, technology is around every corner. There are laptops, tablets, e-readers, multiple ways to stream movies and TV shows, video game consoles, and various types of phones that put the world right at your fingertips. With all of these devices and kids learning how to use them, it might be difficult for parents to find a way to connect with their children.

As we approach the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, it might be the perfect opportunity for families and friends to not only rewatch the blockbuster film, but to immerse yourself in a world that used to be. There are opportunities all over the world where you can explore the wondrous history of dinosaurs. Today, we’ll give you a glimpse at what’s available to see at centers or museums at various locations.

Power. Sacrifice. Death. Grief. In a homage to “with great power comes great responsibility,” characters in the mega hit, Avengers: Infinity War, have their own interpretations of how to obtain and wield power.

If you are ready to visit your local comic shop this Saturday for Free Comic Book Day, you know there will be free comics and an entire inventory of new comics, back issues, and other items available to celebrate this wonderful annual event.  Perhaps you’re planning on staying in and checking out comics from the comfort of your home – well, there are plenty of PREVIEWS online for you to look through, and then you can venture over to BOOM! Studios to see what other comics you might want to check out.

The first Saturday of May is the must-attend event for comic book fans. Publishers premiere new titles and spotlight current ones, and local comic book shops organize fun programming and give out free comics! While there will be several wonderful titles at sitting on the shelves of the local shops, there are even more to be found online. Below are four independent publisher titles that are worth checking out for yourself and your children.

As you, your friends, and family get ready for the ultimate of days (Free Comic Book Day!), it can sometimes be overwhelming trying to take in the thousands of options that are available. Along with what you’ll find regularly in your local comic shop – new releases, back issues from previous years, graphic novels, and an assortment of toys and games – there are FCBD comic books that can be a gateway to following a series you haven’t previously explored.

With Free Comic Book Day around the corner, Titan Comics has two comic books available for attendees to check out. In a world of popular characters, Titan is bringing Doctor Who and Tank Girl to comic shops, and their timing is perfect.

Free Comic Book Day is upon us, and the comic book world has a seemingly endless supply of wonderful adventures and mysteries being told by so many people. Kymera Press has the distinction of being a publisher that creates its works from all female artists and writers, and they have a selection of comics that anyone can get into that span various genres.

When visiting your local comic book shop or perusing online, it’s sometimes difficult to get a handle on everything that’s available, especially on Free Comic Book Day. Alterna Comics is a one-stop shop for a wide variety of genres, whether you’re looking for print or digital format. Alterna successfully Kickstarted Amazing Age #0 to bring its fans a sense of satisfaction to the original five-issue series by creating something for select stores on FCBD.

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