googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: September 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Getting a job with The Intern

Getting a new job in today's market for me might be a little different than when I was younger. I remember when I went back to Gamestop for the holidays this past year and a lot of the other employees were younger than me. It was great working with them, but sometimes the jokes I would say would go over their heads because they did not get the reference.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Learning what's new at the #TNTChicago event.

Recently the Fandads were invited to the #TNTChicago Lunch and Learn event held by @TravelingMoms and @Techlicious at the InterContinental Chicago. This luncheon was a way for bloggers to see the latest in car technology and learn about improving their SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for their blogs.

It was a fun afternoon talking tech, touring the fabulous InterContinental Chicago, and eating some delicious meals with fellow bloggers. Now let's go over some of the fun things we learned that afternoon.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New ZOOTOPIA poster released

The new poster for ZOOTOPIA was released today and this just raised my curiosity even more for this movie. I love the play on brand names with the animals. I can't wait to see what other spins they do on things from our world. 

If you have not seen the tease trailer for ZOOTOPIA, check it out below and start preparing yourself for a whole new world that's like nothing you've seen be-fur. 


Keep updated on everything ZOOTOPIA by liking them on Facebook or visiting their website.

Become immersed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Facebook's new 360 Experience!

Have you ever wanted to sped across the desert of Jakku? Well friends. today is your day.  Facebook has announced that they are going to be rolling out 360-degree videos in News Feed. Ok, that's sounds cool but what does it mean?

What is means is that a number of publishers will start sharing 360 videos on Facebook today, including Star Wars, Discovery, GoPro, LeBron James & Uninterrupted, NBC's Saturday Night Live and Vice. These publishers can now upload 360 video to Facebook and starting today, people around the world will be able to discover and experience 360 videos in News Feed.

Disney and Lucasfilm are proud to debut an exclusive 360 experience from the upcoming movie STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS that brings fans inside the beloved universe.

What are you waiting for? Check out the video below and let us know what you think about the experience in the comments below.

Speed across the Jakku desert from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this immersive 360 experience created exclusively for Facebook.
Posted by Star Wars on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Note: The 360 experience is currently not viewable on iOS devices according to Facebook

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS arrives in theaters everywhere on December 18th. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Transformers: Robots in Disguise is coming home this October.

Hey Friends, did you happen to catch this fun series when it aired on the Cartoon Network earlier this year? Well, if you happened to miss an episode or two there is not need to worry because the good people at Shout! Kids and Hasbro Studios are releasing the entire first season on DVD on October 20th.  

Are you ready for the My Little Pony Equestria Girls:Friendship Games?

Do you have a My Little Pony fan at home? If your answer is yes, get prepared and start training for the Friendship Games in the latest My Little Pony Equestrian Girls Blu-ray/DVD coming out this October 13th. 

The Live Action Trailer to Disney's Jungle Book has arrived!

A few of my favorite Disney songs come from the movie The Jungle book. Just saying that title alone probably had you already humming "The Bare Necessities" or "Want to be like you" and if you do not know those songs, they you need to go listen to them.

I'm not sure if there will be any singing (though there is some whistling) in Disney's The Jungle Book coming out next year, but judging from the trailer it looks like it will be pretty exciting.  If you have been hiding in a cave last week and have not seen it, here it the teaser trailer.  

Stay up to date with all the information for Disney's The Jungle Book by liking them on Facebook and following along on Twitter.

The Fandads know that "Real Men Can Braid"

(Disclaimer: The Fandads were invited to the "Real Men Can Braid" event and received some hair care products for our time.  All opinions and words are our own.)

Photo by Regina Olech

How many times do we see in television shows or in movies the bumbling dad trying to fix his daughter's hair and he either gets frustrated with it or makes a complete mess of things?

What we don't see in these situations are the dads that know how to take care of their daughter's hair. Oh, yeah. They are out there, but for the ones that want to learn there is a safe place where they can go and learn all about braiding hair.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Black Mass Mini-Review and Giveaway

We here at Fandads like to keep our mini-reviews straight and to the point, so here is our thoughts on Black Mass.  We will not reveal any spoilers. We will just tell you what we thought of the movie.

Black Mass tells the story of how James "Whitey" Bulger "worked" with the FBI to help take down the Italian mob and in the meantime becomes one of the most ruthless gansters in Boston. It's a tense story and a little slow paced, but it keeps your attention through most of the movie.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles DVD giveaway!

While our household is currently getting prepared for the new Star Wars movie that will be released later this year, we are catching up on some old and new shows on television.  Star Wars is a big part of our family and one of the series that we can not get enough of is the LEGO series of Star Wars shows.

Defeating Snacktime with #MARVELSnackbar #CollectiveBias #Ad

(Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone and no superhero was harmed in the writing of this post. #MARVELSnackBar #CollectiveBias)

Being a stay-at-home dad I have to make sure that my daughter has what she needs to prepare for her exciting days at school. Whether she is eating school lunch or wants to take a bag lunch, I make sure that she always has something MARVEL-ous in her lunch bag.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Choose a Side! The Resistance or The First Order.

Recently our friends at Hasbro sent us an ominous tube which held two amazing looking Star Wars posters. The posters were for The Resistance and The First Order, which are the two factions battling each other in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now while these posters were great on their own, there was a disturbance in the letter that came with them. The letter was asking us to choose a side: #ChooseLightSide or #ChooseDarkSide.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Having fun with The Good Dinosaur.

The trailer to The Good Dinosaur has me really intrigued and my little girl is already asking if we are going to see this when it comes out.  I love movies about strange friendships and I can not wait to see this one. I just hope it is not a tear-jerker.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Saving the World with Marvel Universe Live #Sponsored

(Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided tickets to see Marvel Universe Live by Feld Entertainment. All words and opinions are our own.)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see your favorite superheroes in action right before your eyes? I know that many times when I would read my comic books I imagined myself in the middle of the action. I would see myself running around dodging explosions and lending a hand when I could. In reality though, I probably would be running around screaming my head off and trying not to get hurt.

Well my friends, with the Marvel Universe Live show you can be up close and personal with the action, help out Iron Man during the show and not have to worry about a Hydra agent grabbing you, that is unless you run out into the stage area, which I suggest you do not do.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Regrets of a Fanboy Action Figure Collector.

Walking down the aisles at Target during the #ForceFriday sales there was something wrong.  Last time when a new Star Wars movie came out and there were new figures on the shelf, I was full of excitement and walking around with a list of figures that I wanted to buy.

This time it was different. I just did not feel the same excitement as I did back in those days. I walked back and forth a few times and questioned what I was doing here.  Yeah, I had a few figures in my head that I wanted to buy and bought them, but it just didn't feel the same anymore.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rocking out with the Blue Man Group #BloggingBlue

(Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with seats for a performance of the Blue Man Group show. As much as the Blue Men tried to hypnotize us, all words and opinions are our own.)

Every time I would see commercials for The Blue Man Group, I would say to myself "I want to see that show," but I never went out and bought tickets.  The thought would cross my mind every now and then. Once in awhile they would make an appearance on a television show and the thought again would pop in my head, but I still did not go.

I don't know why that was. Maybe there was something about their look that scared me and made me not want to see them in person. Maybe I was just overreacting and had nothing to be afraid of. I have had friends that have seen the show and told me to go that I would have a lot of fun.  Maybe they were brainwashed and were now recruiting for the Blue Man Group. I knew that one day I would have to conquer my fear and that day happened last week.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Two steps forward, 100 steps back.

This past weekend has been one of joy and sadness for us here at the Fandads.  It's strange to see how the internet reacts to those that are trying to do good in their lives and to those that just speak from the heart.  In all honesty, this weekend has really shaken me up that I stayed offline most of the weekend to just enjoy time with my family.

Over the weekend two of my fellow bloggers went viral: my friend Justin and my other friend...well, I'll just call him "friend" for now and explain later why I'm not saying his name. Let's first start with my friend Justin.