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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.

It’s the last day of San Diego Comic-Con, and we’re here to keep you excited, even if the energy levels are dropping from you, your partner, or your kiddos. There are still plenty of activities to dive into, including world premieres, LEGO action, a costume ball, and sessions for the artists at heart.

San Diego Comic-Con is in full force this Saturday, and we’re hoping to continue your and your family’s amazing adventure by providing kid-friendly panels and events. What have been your favorite parts of SDCC so far? Did you attend any of the sessions listed on our Geeky Parent Guide posts from Thursday or Friday? Don’t forget to check out Thursday’s post if you’re looking for food or transportation options, including a guide that will help you navigate the San Diego Convention Center.

San Diego Comic-Con is back for another round today! How did you, your friends, and family fare on Thursday at the con? The Geeky Parent Guide is back to share which all-ages activities are available to attend at the 2018 SDCC on Friday. If you need a quick guide for food or transportation options, make sure to check out Thursday’s post that includes links to that information.

San Diego Comic-Con is definitely on my bucket list. The one time I was fortunate enough to be offered a ticket from a friend, I had to decline as my family had just moved and, obviously, timing wasn’t on point. It’s safe to say I cannot wait to make that entrance into the epitome of conventions, and, as a parent, I wonder what I would want for my kids to experience at the show.

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.

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