I had the pleasure of recently attending the press junket for the movie Gifted about young man unexpectedly into the role of protector and father figure for his math-genius niece. The talent of the film's actors -- Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Octavia Spencer and Jenny Slate -- is a testament to director Marc Webb's vision and all those that were part of this magical production. Gifted is a heartwarming and heart-wrenching story about Frank (Evans), an uncle raising his 7-year-old niece, Mary (Grace). Frank vows to give her a normal life even though Mary shows extraordinary mathematical … [Read more...]
How does a man handle being thrust unexpectedly into the role of protector and father figure? That is one of the issues addressed in the movie Gifted, opening in select theaters April 7 and nationwide April 21. Frank Adler (Captain America actor Chris Evans) is a single man, whose attempting to give a "normal" life to his 7-year-old, math-prodigy niece (Mckenna Grace) who he is raising. His plans are threatened by his mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) who wants to separate them and put the girl's skills to work. City Dads Group members sat down with Gifted producer and director Marc … [Read more...]
City Dads Group will again be strongly represented when the annual Dad 2.0 Summit for fathers convenes in San Diego later this week. Representatives from 16 of 26 City Dads Group chapters around the country are expected to attend the Feb. 9-12, 2017, event. Dad 2.0, which has sold out in each of its six years, is a national conference where marketers, social media leaders, blogging parents and regular dads get together to discuss the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood. "This is our sixth time attending the Dad 2.0 Summit," noted City Dads Group co-founder Lance Somerfeld. … [Read more...]
Dad 2.0 Summit enters its record-breaking sixth year when it comes to San Diego, Feb. 9-12. On the Modern Dads Podcast, we have conference co-founders Doug French and John Pacini preview this year’s event -- a national three-day meeting where marketers, social media leaders, blogging parents and regular dads get together to discuss the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood.
On this Modern Dads Podcast, -- also known as Dad 2.017.
Our talks covers how the conversation has evolved since its 2012 start in Austin -- where a "doofus dad" diaper ad … [Read more...]
We asked some of our City Dads Group members to reflect on what they took away from attending the recent fifth annual Dad 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C. Here are a few of their thoughts: Kevin "Spike" Zelenka, Las Vegas Dads Group I've been to dad conventions, and I've been to blog conferences. The Dad 2.0 Summit was the first event I've ever attended that really met the need of who I am: a blogger and a parent. I can't stop talking about the opening and closing keynotes. They both really spoke to me as a father, and in different ways. The other programming I attended had a blog focus, … [Read more...]