S.T. Lakata, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

S.T. Lakata, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

What makes a science fair a special experience for students? Is it the opportunity to learn how to do something, seeing other completed projects, or is it simply the love of creating something really cool?

It’s quite often I think about my kids’ future. Do they want to play soccer or start ballet? What kind of music or movies will they love? Will they continue to love learning, as much as they seem to now? And occasionally, I wonder, what should I do if they struggle with anything in school?

Poltergeist (1982) might be the first movie I saw as a child that frightened me and kept me coming back for more, because of the wondrous, supernatural elements and the unknown. As an adult with two kids, there are fewer times that I relive or think about moments from my youth, and the passing of Tobe Hooper, director of Poltergeist, makes me instantly remember the impact this particular film had on the following years of my childhood.

Ion Grip is a futuristic tale that mixes government spy agencies and space adventures into one. The story is filled with classic ray guns, intergalactic action sequences, vibrant colors, and a main character who sometimes fails to win a fight.

I remember there were Starburst®. I think it was my first movie experience, although it’s sometimes hard to decipher the earlier years of my childhood now that I have my own children. I remember sitting in the theater – red seats, a darkness that comes with the lower lighting - and feeling excited for being in that giant room. I don’t think I ever realized, quite possibly until right now, that my love of going to the movie theater came from that first experience. The sense of awe from being in such a special place, eating candy, and then the lights dimming. The huge screen came to life, and I was hooked from that point forward.

If you feel, or are made to feel, minimalized or insignificant in any way, then read Mech Cadet Yu #1 from BOOM! Studios. In a world dreamt up by writer Greg Pak, where those in a particular class are the only worthy ones, fate intervenes in a way we can all hope for – realizing that anything is possible.

“Space, the final frontier.” Can you imagine Patrick Stewart saying this opening line? What do you think about when you look up at a dark evening sky? Perhaps you wonder how many stars are actually visible at that very moment, whether or not alien creatures will look like those from The Fifth Element, or maybe you think about the moon landing and when we’ll make another “giant leap for mankind.” Today on the Geeky Parent Guide, we’ll explore some of the recent happenings regarding space travel, and tell you where you can enjoy a perfect night for stargazing.

Simply put, East of West is incredible. Writer Jonathan Hickman has built a vast dystopian world with intriguing characters, multiple layers of deception, and an underlying code of honor laid out during times where corruption is commonplace. East of West #34 focuses on two characters: Mao and Archibald – two leaders maintaining pretenses while trying to gain power with keen negotiations and assassination attempts.

The Geeky Parent Guide is excited to share an advanced look into The Not-So Secret Society: Tale of the Gummy by KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios. Today, we’ll explore a team of young students who search for adventures, while also facing challenges and overcoming mistakes in the hopes of defeating archrivals in the classroom. The never-give-up spirit is prominent throughout this graphic novel, making it a perfect read that kids ages eight and up, and their parents, will want to read.

There are many moments in a parent’s life that make us proud (and also supremely happy): the first time you see your child after birth; listening to that first word and all of the attempts leading up to it; seeing them roll over or take those first steps; and, of course, the ever-present desire of seeing your kids pulling books off the shelf to look at or have you read. Reading is such an amazing thing to be a part of your children’s lives, as it helps them to learn and spread their creative wings on the backs of imaginary characters.

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