The 2013 Geekie Awards!

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When it comes to awards shows, there’s only one place you can see the Joker fighting Hawkeye and R2-D2 rolling on the red carpet—The Geekie Awards!   The 1st annual Geekie Awards was held on August 18th at The Avalon Theater in Hollywood.  The multi-talented Kristen Nedopak created the show, “to give indie ‘geekmakers’ a place to shine and be seen by leaders and experts in their respective industries.”  I was honored to have been a Geekie judge for both the Arts & Crafts category and the Epic Cosplay Contest that was held online.

When Kristen first told me about the Geekies, I had no idea the mega-awesome show it would become!  Throughout the pre-show process, Kristen’s passion, enthusiasm, and genuine love for all things geek was admirable.  With her superhero work ethic and the help of a talented team, Kristen made the Geekie Awards show a huge success!  I attended the sold out live show and had an absolute blast.  This was an awards show unlike any other.  The stage featured the Starship Enterprise D Bridge, where guests before the show could sit in the Captain’s chair!  3D Cube printers served as table centerpieces and printed rockets & robots throughout the night.  The show itself was fun, entertaining, and a celebration of many talented artists & creators.  So without further ado, here are some of my photos from the festivities!

 

Alison Haislip was the official host of the show and the event was broadcast live via Ustream. Haislip was witty, sassy, and the perfect emcee for the night.

 

Seth Green presented Stan Lee with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

As part of his acceptance speech, Lee sang an Ode to Geeks to the tune of “Yankee Doodle Dandy”.

 

Grant Imahara got #VandalEyes from fellow presenter, Bonnie Burton!

 

Best Geekie Art/Craft winner The Pumpkin Geek.

 

An exciting moment was seeing the Slumber Con promo on the big screen during the commercial break!

 

Andre Meadows did a little dance while singing a song to the sponsors (composed by George Shaw).

 

Cosplayers like Shea Standefer (as Daeneryrs Targaryen) appeared onstage as award bearers.

 

Geekies Creator/Executive Producer, Kristen Nedopak, gave a shout out to her mom!

 

Alison Haislip raised her glass to a successful show!

 

On the red carpet with my friend (and Slumber Con partner), Stephanie Thorpe!

 

Each VIP table had a Cubify 3D printer that made a Geekie memento which guests could take home!

 

Wingardium Leviosa! A Harry Potter pumpkin carved by the Pumpkin Geek.

 

My buddy & favorite YouTuber Andre Meadows of Black Nerd Comedy!

 

Dina Kampmeyer in her stunning Maleficent cosplay.

 

In honor of the special occasion, I made a gold R2-D2 clutch and wore my LEGO Ewok earrings.

 

Thanks Kristen Nedopak and the entire Geekie team for a night to remember!  For more photos and video from the show, be sure to check out The Geekie Awards Facebook page!

 

2013 Geekie Awards Winners:

Best Geekie Arts & Crafts:  “One Pumpkin to Rule Them All…” by The Pumpkin Geek

Best Geekie Comics & Graphic Novel:  COLONUS

Best Geekie Crowdfunded:  The Goon (on Darkhorse Comics)

Best Geekie Podcast:  A Podcast of Ice and Fire

Best Geekie Retail Store & Website:  The Nerd Machine

Best Geekie Short Film:  Undying Love

Best Geekie One Shot:  The Record Keeper for

Best Geekie Web Series:  Cosplay Piano

Best Toys & Games:  Takenoko

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