The Nominees for the 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards!

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We’re thrilled to announce this year’s nominees for the 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards!

It’s that time of the year again, local geeks! Presented once again by us and our friends at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Philly Geek Awards are back, and ready to showcase the incredible talent here in our city.

Every year, it’s our way of giving back, for making this the best city to be a geek in. This year’s black-tie, red-carpet event will take place at the Academy on Saturday, August 16th. Doors will open at 6:30pm (cocktail hour!) and the ceremony kicks off at 8pm. We’ll announce ticket prices soon, and you’ll be able to get your tickets on FRIDAY, AUGUST 1ST. So mark your calendars, and make sure you visit phillygeekawards.com.

This year’s after party will once again take place at North Bowl, and we’ll have some more details about that soon. Expect good times, drink specials, and more.

The 2014 nominees are listed below and in more detail on the official Philadelphia Geek Awards website. See you at the ceremony in August!   

STARTUP OF THE YEAR

Startup of the Year honors a new local business doing exciting things in Philly while making waves across the country.

  • Cora

  • Coded By Kids

  • Analog Watch Company

 

IRL PROJECT OF THE YEAR

A number of the projects we honor at the awards happen to be digital, non-physical projects. Websites. Viral videos. Video games. Streaming media. The I.R.L. (In Real Life!) Project of the Year focuses on a project you can hold. Whether we’re talking about robots, architecture, or beer, this category celebrates the tangible object.

  • The Titan Arm

  • Philadelphia History Truck

  • Colour

 

VISUAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

This category honors a local geek creating fantastic, powerful art that draws attention to the local community in a unique, geek-tastic way. Massive wheatpastes, beautiful murals, you name it… this category honors local artists.  

  • Kyle Cassidy

  • Kid Hazo

  • Benjamin Volta

 

SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR

This category honors scientists working to benefit the scientific world, focusing on local scientists that change the world outside of Philly, and give back to the city’s community.

  • Katherine Kuchenbecker

  • Genevieve Dion

  • Ted Daeschler

 

STREAMING PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Our city is home to several great podcasts/vodcasts, YouTubers and others who regularly tell their story to the world from their homebase in the City of Brotherly Love. This award honors these people and celebrates the creativity they put out on a weekly, monthly, or whenever basis.

  • Living in 8 Bits

  • The Black Tribbles

  • Panel by Panel

 

COMIC CREATOR OF THE YEAR

Comic Creator of the Year spotlights the publishers, writers, and artists involved in comics. Whether it’s on the web or in print, we’re thrilled to honor the beautiful works of art all us geeks love to read.

  • Box Brown

  • Bob Schofield

  • Mario Candelaria

 

GEEK OF THE YEAR

Perhaps the most coveted award in the Philadelphia Geek Awards, Geek of the Year honors an outstanding geeky individual in Philadelphia. We’ve made a point to focus on passionate individuals who have made an impact here, without whom the city wouldn’t be the same.

  • Leslie Birch

  • Jason Richardson

  • Chris Alfano

 

 

STORY OF THE YEAR

Story of the Year honors a local headline that became a bigger story, drawing attention to Philadelphia’s thriving geek community.

  • N3RD Street

  • The Opening of Paine's Park

  • Philly's Rube Goldberg Machine

 

WEB PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Web Project of the Year recognizes amazing projects that beautifully combine design and technology. By combining technology and smart design, these projects move, inspire and awe us. From small, one-person operations to large companies doing great things, this category is here to recognize the work they’ve done.

  • Snow Shake

  • Unlock Philly

  • PaperClips215

 

EVENT OF THE YEAR

Unconferences, festivals, fundraisers, hackathons… Philly has amazing geeky events all year long. Event of the Year honors an event that’s pulled in not only a lot of attendees, but attention to the city, often times doing good for the community.

  • Funeral for a Home

  • Exhumed's 24-Hour Film Festival

  • The 8-Static Festival

 

SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT OF THE YEAR

As anyone involved working with social media can tell you, there’s a lot more to a great project than posting links to things on Facebook. Through social media, a single individual or a giant company can inform, inspire, and change the world. This category acknowledges the hard work behind these kind of social projects, whether you’re a single individual running a hilarious new Tumblr or a full agency working on a full campaign.

  • Parks & Recs' TreePhilly

  • Slice Communication's Turkey Bacon Medal

 

FEATURE LENGTH INDIE FILM OF THE YEAR

We’ve seen a lot of great movies come out of Philadelphia. The Sixth Sense. Rocky. Silver Linings Playbook. 12 Monkeys. The list goes on. Feature Length Indie Film of the Year acknowledges the underdogs, awarding an extraordinary indie film shot here in Philadelphia.

 

GAME OF THE YEAR

Philadelphia’s game development scene is one fantastic scene to be a part of. Whether we’re talking about video games, board games, card games, or tabletop games, if it’s been built in Philadelphia and is part of the world of gaming, we are thrilled to honor it.

  • These French Fries are Terrible Hot Dogs

  • Coin Crypt (Greg Lobanov)

  • Drive to Hell

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