Thursday Comics by J

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A new weekly feature is coming to the blog. Last week J asked me to take pictures of his Hasbro Marvel Super Hero Mashers. He would stage the toy, tell me to take a picture, and then tell me what the character was saying. This feature is not sponsored by Hasbro or Marvel (although I wish it was ;) ), this feature is just J having some fun with his toys. I hope you enjoy this new feature.

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Gaming for a Cause

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Throughout the years we’ve been told that nothing good comes from gaming. We’ve heard that gaming leads to nothing but laziness, obesity, and violence. A group of gamers is out to prove that good can come from gaming, and this year I am joining them. Extra Life is an organization that puts together a fundraiser every year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, in my case money raised by me will be going to Primary Children’s Hospital here in Salt Lake City. My goal is a big one, but my hope is that readers of my blog, and my social media followers will come in big and help me get to my $2500 goal. I have not yet decided which games I will be playing, although I know that I will be playing LEGO Marvel Super Heroes so J can join me if he wants to for an hour or so.

J had to go to Primary Children’s Hospital to do some brain scans when he was younger. Don’t worry all of his tests were negative, but the staff there gave him a toy car and a fleece blanket to keep him calm during the tests. After the tests were completed, they told him he could keep the car and the blanket. He still plays with the car (a Hot Wheels Batmobile) and cuddles with that blanket every night. We are one of the lucky families that got to walk out of Primary Children’s with good news and with our child. Some families are not so lucky. There are children with cancer, cystic fibrosis, broken bones, and other ailments. Primary Children’s has a philosophy “The Child First and Always®” and because of that philosophy they have created a financial assistance program to help families without insurance.

If you can, please click here and support/sponsor me and help me reach my $2500 donation goal so Primary Children’s can keep doing the amazing work that they are doing. Thank you Salt Lake Comic Con, the Utah Symphony, and Video Games Live for helping me find such an amazing opportunity to help my community.

***Giveaway #2!!!!! Salt Lake Comic Con Thursday Pass***

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Thank you everyone who entered my very first giveaway this last week. Today we start the entry process for giveaway number 2. Click here to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway or check out the “Giveaway” tab on my facebook page (facebook.com/nerdyathomedad). You can add entries every 24 hours, so make sure you are checking back daily for more chances to win.

This week’s blog post will be about movies!!! Out of Marvel and DC, who has the better movies? Which is your favorite?

 

*** GIVEAWAY!!!!! SALT LAKE COMIC CON THURSDAY PASS ***

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Today I am pleased to announced that I have been working with the great team over at Salt Lake Comic Con to put together something pretty amazing, one of which is this giveaway. I will be giving away a Salt Lake Comic Con Thursday Pass every Wednesday through the month of August. Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 is taking place September 4-6 at the Salt Palace in Downtown Salt Lake City. There have been so many amazing celebrity guests announced (Stephen Amell, John Barrowman, Manu Bennett, Eliza Dushku, David Morrissey, Jason David Frank, Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd, etc.), and there are more on the way.  There will be comic book creatorsauthors, and much more ! You won’t want to miss out on this amazing event. 

Congrats Cheryl C. on winning the first giveaway!!!
Be on the look out for Giveaway 2 coming starting later today!!!

Who would you like to see at Salt Lake Comic Con 2014?

Guardians of the Galaxy Review!!! *no spoilers*

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I just saw an advanced screening of Guardians of the Galaxy. Let me just say, WOW!!! Guardians of the Galaxy is definitely the movie of the year. The script was solid, the cast was amazing, and the visual effects were epic. 3D is the only way to see this movie. Guardians of the Galaxy will take you on a non stop ride of action and adventure. Some of the aliens might be a little too scary for younger children, and there is some swearing. This is a movie that young children should probably wait until they are older for, but I’m not going to tell you how to parent. I give it this an A+ and a GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!*

 

 

*Guardians of the Galaxy is in theaters August 1st.

 

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes now on iOS

This is an app that J has been waiting for. Every time he wants to play a game on my phone I hear, “Daddy!!! I want to play LEGO Marvel on your phone!” I have had to tell him that the app didn’t exist, until today!! This app has a $4.99 price point and has 3 in app purchases available. If you love the LEGO Marvel Superheroes game on the consoles, you will probably love the iOS version. This app (along with some great comics) are a must have for those long family summer vacation drives.