GeekDad

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GeekDad
Web addresshttp://www.geekdad.com/
Type of siteTechnology news & information
OwnerChris Anderson
Current statusActive
 
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GeekDad
Web addresshttp://www.geekdad.com/
Type of siteTechnology news & information
OwnerChris Anderson
Current statusActive

GeekDad is a website covering multiple topics targeting fathers who categorize themselves as a "geek." Popular categories include Lego, Star Wars & Star Trek, video games,[1] books, and field trips. GeekDad also publishes a regular podcast covering items of interest to the website's readers. The GeekDad blog was named one of the top ten best-written blogs for its in-depth explanations of difficult and intricate topics.[2]

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GeekDad was started on March 15, 2007 by Wired editor Chris Anderson. Anderson was inspired by a weekend of fun and adventure when his love for R/C planes and his son's love for Lego came together and they built and programmed a UAV driven by the Lego Mindstorms NXT. Wanting to share this experience with other geek dads, he bought the geekdad.com domain, then set up a Wired blog. As readership grew, he realized he needed some help and sent out a call for writers. Anderson brought Ken Denmead on board to serve as the GeekDad leader. Denmead then brought on more writers and has grown GeekDad to a well-rounded blog with a focus on things that geeks can share with their own children.

In 2009, the GeekDad brand expanded to include clothing by offering a GeekDad T-Shirt through ThinkGeek, an online retailer.[3]

The first GeekDad book,[4] Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share, written by Denmead, was released May 4, 2010. The second GeekDad book, GeekDad's Guide to Weekend Fun, was released on May 3, 2011.

On June 28, 2010, GeekDad was named one of the 25 "Best Blogs of 2010" by Time magazine.[5]

In April 2013, GeekDad left Wired.

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