The 2nd Annual Geekie Awards began accepting submissions for consideration for the 2014 season on their website yesterday. Last year’s awards arrived with a splash and quickly became the hot event on the geek culture annual calendar. Categories for this year include those from last year, as well as several new ones: Art & Crafts, Comics & Graphic Novels, Cosplay, Fashion, Online Personality, Podcasts & Vlogs, Short Films, Tabletop Games, Trailers & Videos, Video Games, Web Series, and Websites & Blogs.
Individuals wishing to be considered submit themselves, via their entries page, prior to May 31st. There is a cost associated with entering, which starts at $45, and the pricing goes up each month until the deadline. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of judges for each category from an overall judging pool of more than 70 geek world professionals and luminaries.
Last year’s special awards went to Stan Lee (Lifetime Achievement), Nathan Fillion (Geek of the Year) and NASA / JPL Mars Curiosity Rover (Geek Cred). This year’s show promises to have the same great feel of geeks celebrating their own.
Even for the entries not selected as winners, it’s an opportunity for the public to discover the best in class from around the web, as well as in television and film. There’s always been a focus in the traditional award shows, and even the People’s Choice Awards, toward the tastes of the general population. MTV has its own awards, which feature those elements which appeal towards their core demographic. It was in that same vein of wanting to highlight and celebrate the best of the geek community that the Geekies were created.
The awards are the brainchild of actress, writer, and producer Kristen Nedopak. Her championing of all things geek and its community has become an ongoing rallying point. Kristen speaks regularly at major events around the country. She’s been the cover girl of and featured in numerous publications for her work in film/web and was named one of “The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con”.
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