GeekDad at Pax East

Several GeekDad writers will host a panel at PAX East. The panel, titled “Geek Parenting,” will include Dave Banks, Natania Barron, Matt Blum, Curtis Silver, John Booth, Doug Cornelius (that’s me), Michael Harrison, and Corrina Lawson. We described the session as:

How young is too young for The Hobbit? Why is LEGO Star Wars the best console game for your child? What’s the best way to deal with bullying? How old should your child be before you stop letting/helping them win games against you? As a parent, how do you deal with smart phones, texting and technology in your kids’ lives? These questions and many more will be discussed by writers for,, and geek parents in the audience. Come share your stories and advice for how to ensure our kids grow up to be geeks like us! Don’t have kids? Show up and find out what may be in store for you if you ever do!

What is PAX East?

“PAX East is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. We call it a festival because in addition to dedicated tournaments and freeplay areas we’ve got nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, and an exhibitor hall filled with booths displaying the latest from top game publishers and developers.”

It’s happening March 11th to13th. Our Geek Parenting session is in the Merman Theatre, Saturday the 12th from 1:00pm – 2:30pm.

This year, Pax East will be in the luxurious Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on the South Boston Waterfront.