As we wrap up all the last minute stuff on our end, we wanted to ensure that as attendees, you’re all prepared as well. As in previous years, everything begins with the red carpet. Line up outside the Academy and have your photo taken in front of our backdrop, or with one of the roaming museum animals!
Cocktails begin flowing at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 8 p.m.
What else should you know?
Attire: Are you ready to be all dolled up and dapper? Dust off that tux or don your finest dress because we’re all going to be looking fancy! This event is black tie — though think more “MTV” than “Oscars” fashion. You can even score some exclusive Geek Awards discounts at several local salons.
Photos/Video: We have a record number of photographers and videographers roaming the halls and red carpet this year. Be sure to stop and pose! Posting your shots to Instagram? The official hashtag is #PhillyGeekAwards.
Reception: The Academy will be completely open for you to wander and take some selfies with the stuffed diorama animals. Academy staff will also be walking around with live parrots, owls, lizards, and bugs.
The second floor features live bugs, a butterfly room, birds of paradise exhibit, and the fossil prep lab. You’ll also get to see some specimens from Icthyology (fish/sharks), Ornithology (cool birds), Malacology (mollusks), Entomology (the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect – super rare specimen!) and Invertabrate Paleontology (bugs in amber!).
During the night, Comcast will be running a seriously cool game where everyone gets a wristband featuring a different type of geek. Similar to human poker, you’ll have to join up with others to form “hands” and win special prizes.
Sponsors: This event would not be possible if it weren’t for their generosity. If you know any of anyone at these great businesses and organizations, be sure to thank them for the blast you’ll have had at the Awards.
Presenters: Just have a look at our previous post and get to know all of our illustrious presenters!
Nominees: Familiarize yourself with Philly’s best and brightest, from the artists and the innovators, the programmers and the scientists, the authors and the do-gooders. We wouldn’t have a reason for an event if we couldn’t honor the outstanding accomplishments of those in our city.
The After Party: Immediately following the Awards, we’re headed to North Bowl in Northern Liberties. We’ll be upstairs in the second floor loft. Just look for all the people dressed to their finest. Get ready to kick off your fancy shoes for some bowling shoes!
The hashtag to use on social media is #PhillyGeekAwards. Be sure to follow @PHLGeekAwards (Twitter) for real-time updates of the show.
That’s all folks!