The Geekie Awards was a tour de force of talented professionals who excel at being Geeks.
This was perhaps one of the greatest gatherings ever to recognize the hard work of being a “Geek.”
One for The Geeks
The Geekie Awards was organized by Kristen Nedopak and her very talented team. The awards show was the first of its kind recognizing “geeks.” The event sold out and the show was trending on Twitter above the season finale of True Blood.
There has yet to be a legal conference with that much energy.
I was grateful I ordered my tickets early. We were at Table 2. Right under the podium. Best seats in the house.
The Geekie Awards opened with Seth Green presenting Stan Lee the Lifetime Achievement Award. This was followed by recognizing NASA JPL for their “Geek Cred” for landing Curiosity on Mars.
Yes, Flight Director “Mohawk Guy” gave a nice speech.
It is tough to imagine who will be honored next year for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Lucas? Spielberg? I do not envy the selection team.
It is a shame Ray Harryhausen is no longer with us. There is a man who inspired generations of Geeks.
The Geekie Awards recognized excellence in the following categories:
Art & Craft
Comic Books & Graphic Novels
Retail Stores & Websites
Toys & Games
I cannot express how I was in awe of the talent of the nominees.
From the creativity of the short film Undying Love, to the talent in Cosplay Piano, to the unmatched skill of One Carve to Rule Them All, you could respect the dedication all of these winners to have such geek perfection.
All of the honorees showed exceptional humility and class to their fellow nominees. I strongly encourage check out all of the amazing work.
We Went Full Geek
The Avalon was transformed into a Geek playground. R2D2 was on the Red Carpet. They had the Bridge of the Enterprise-D. Tons of amazing cosplay.
For the record, yes, I brought my 3rd Doctor sonic screwdriver.
I was greatly impressed with The Geekie Awards. My good friend who accompanied me, also an attorney, described it as extremely fun. She wants to attend next year.
My only suggestion for next year is for registering guests: 1) Have different colored signs for where people should line-up, because colors are easier to organize lines then having to read any text from a distance; and 2) Have registration tables labeled “A-G” and so on to ease the check-in process.
Job well done. I look forward to The Geekie Awards: Year 2.