Stan Lee and Nathan Fillion were awarded the top honors at the inaugural Geekie Awards, created by ScienceFiction.com alum Kristen Nedopak. The awards were held Sunday evening at Hollywood’s Avalon Club and were designed to recognize independent creators, artists and filmmakers in the geek world.
The Geekie Awards was created in order to celebrate the most talented independent creators, artists, and filmmakers in the geek genre. It was the first-ever live streamed awards show that featured the best indie-created short films, web series, comic books, artists, designers, toy/game makers and more across 9 major categories.
This awards show stands alone as one that showcased the multitude of genres within the geek world to an international audience of industry leaders and fans who may not have otherwise discover it.
Seth Green presented Lee with the Lifetime Achievement award and upon accepting, Lee ended up singing his very own version of ‘Ode to Geek’s (in the tune of “Yankee Doodle”) much to the audience’s delight.
Fillion was awarded the Geek of the Year award, but was not in attendance. Jesse Heiman accepted the award on his behalf in his best Fillion impression. In addition, NASA’s JPL Mars Curiosity Rover team was honored with the Geek Cred award by Marc Evan Jackson (‘The Thrilling Adventure Hour’).
Here is a list of the other winners of the night:
Best Geekie Arts & Crafts: ‘One Pumpkin to Rule Them All…’
Best Geekie Comics & Graphis Novel: ‘Colonus’
Best Geekie Crowdfunded: ‘The Goon’ (on Darkhorse Comics)
Best Geekie Podcasts: ‘A Podcast of Ice and Fire’
Best Geekie Retail Store & Website: ‘The Nerd Machine’
Best Geekie Short Film: ‘Undying Love’
Best Geekie One Shot Cosplay: ‘The Record Keeper’
Best Geekie Web Series: ‘Piano’
Best Toys & Games: ‘Takenoko’
What made The Geeky Awards stand out was that it was an opportunity to see non-mainstream creators take the stage and be overwhelmed with winning an award. It was also a great opportunity to learn about projects that wouldn’t normally be highlighted in any other medium.
To find out more about the Geekie Awards, head over to its official site.