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From May 15-17, The Steampunk World's Fair will be "firing up pistons and stoking the blast furnace" for a sixth year in Piscataway, New Jersey. Presenting activities for the entire family (including Gailia's Slightly Perilous Children's Wonderland for the younger kids) split between two hotels and beyond, this year's fest will be inhabited by craftspeople, costumers, artists, writers, musicians, circus performers and more - all creating a magical experience steeped in Victorian Sci-Fi.
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Those of you that are both cinematically inclined and located in the Chicago area can look forward to the arrival of SCI-FI SPECTACULAR 7, 24 hours of Science Fiction and Fantasy on the big screen. Set to take place on March 9, 2013 at the Portage Theater (4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60641) with the action running noon 'till noon, the lineup includes the family-favorite THE DARK CRYSTAL, screening on Saturday afternoon. Full lineup below, and children under 12 are only $10.

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A couple of weeks ago, one of my favorite fellow Dad Bloggers sent up the Bat Signal for a project related to STAR WARS. Before I could fire back an email ("The first transport is away..."), the wheels were in motion for what would become quite possibly The Definitive Internet White Paper on When to Expose Your Kids to STAR WARS. Sam over at DorkDaddy.com (a site considered Rock Father-approved) had gone all Danny Ocean on us, pulling together a crew of 19 Dad Bloggers to throw down some virtual ink on one of parenting's most important issues.

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I've never posted anything about this here on The Rock Father, but if you've known me or followed my writings online, you've probably seen mention of a film called 5-25-77 at some point over the past ten years. If you live in Lake County, Illinois, or you've fancied yourself a fan of independent cinema, or you consider yourself a STAR WARS fan, then it's quite possible that you also know the film of which I'm speaking. Despite what trolls on sites like IMDb will tell you, 5-25-77 (later '77 then back to 5-25-77 again) is a very real film - and one that was most certainly shot. It is not a hoax, an urban legend, or anything but a film that's been hit with a ton of roadblocks over the years. Now that road has opened up once more.

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