Thunderous applause echoed throughout The Avalon Hollywood as Stan Lee accepted his Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him by Seth Green, at the inaugural Geekie Awards. The biggest surprise came when Stan ended up singing his very own Ode to Geeks (in the tune of "Yankee Doodle"). There were many surprise awards given to kick off the show, such as "Freaks & Geeks" alumns, Samm Levine, Natasha Melnick, and Sarah Hagan, presenting the Geek of the Year award to Nathan Fillion. Accepting on Fillion's behalf, The People's Nerd and Super Bowl commercial make-out king, Jesse Heiman, who gave his BEST Fillion impression. Thrilling Adventure Hour's, Marc Evan Jackson as Sparks Nevada...Marshall on Mars, presented the Geek Cred Award to the NASA JPL Mars Curiosity Rover team in attendance. There was even a special performance by Iron Shield Arms, LLC, L.E.A.G.U.E. of Steam, Andre Meadows, and George Shaw.
As Alison Haslip (G4) emceed the live-streamed event through Ustream, and Tara Platt lent her voice-over skills as the main announcer, many known geekie presenters awarded the class of 2013 Geekie winners. Those presenters were: Magda Apanowicz (Caprica, Continuum, Kyle XY), Ralph Garman (The Kevin and Bean Show, Showbiz Beat), Tim Jo (The Neighbors, Castle, Greek), Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Grant Imahara (Mythbusters), Kevin Shinick (MAD, Robot Chicken), Andrew Bowen (Rock Jocks, MAD), Keahu Kahuanui (Teen Wolf, Hawaii Five-O), Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bring it On), Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse, Any Day Now), Chase Masterson (Star Trek: DS9, AOL's Sexiest Aliens), Chris Gore (Podcrash, G4), Mark Christopher Lawrence (Chuck), The Winner Twins (award winning sci-fi authors), Ashley Esqueda (host of Techfoolery), Bonnie Burton (Star Wars Craft, Geek DIY), Jenna Busch (Fanhattan, Cocktails with Stan), and Stephanie Thorpe (ElfQuest).
The Geekie Awards was created by über geek girl, Kristen Nedopak, in order to celebrate the most talented independent creators, artists, and filmmakers in the geek genre. 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.
And The Geekie went to:
One Pumpkin to Rule Them All... for Best Geekie Arts & Crafts
COLONUS for Best Geekie Comics & Graphic Novel
The Goon (on Darkhorse Comics) for Best Geekie Crowdfunded
A Podcast of Ice and Fire for Best Geekie Podcasts
The Nerd Machine for Best Geekie Retail Store & Website
Undying Love for Best Geekie Short Film
The Record Keeper for Best Geekie One Shot
Cosplay Piano for Best Geekie Web Series
Takenoko for Best Toys & Games
The Geekie Awards, in association with Nedopak Productions LLC, would like to thank our incredible sponsors Soulcake, Neon Roots, Seagate, ZAGG, Electric Milk, Iron Shield Arms, LLC, 3D Systems, Streamin' Garage, LiveU, Sci-Fi Alliance, GeekScape, Camadeus, Hachitan Entertainment Inc, Houdini's Tree, Film Break, WeWork, Amoeba Records, Funkins, Whimsic Alley, Comikaze , Media Services, Ta'Veren Tees, Optimystical Studios and Playroom Entertainment, Ms In the Biz, Web Series Watch, King of All Geeks, Women of Geekdom, C5 Studios, The Ladies & The Gents show, SlumberCon, M4PR, and to all of our Geekie Friends, sponsors, cast and crew who helped make this year a huge success! Special thanks to POW! Entertainment, TheRealStanLee.com for your support!
About The Avalon Hollywood
In 2002 the original Hollywood Playhouse was transformed by a state-of-the-art facelift; orchestrated at the hands of owner John Lyons. Without compromising the Spanish Colonial architecture of this historic space, Avalon was born and has grown into one of the most prestigious venues for live performances & events including The Beatles' first west coast performance, first broadcast of the American Music Awards, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Madonna, Jerry Lewis, James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake and the Black Eyed Peas, to name a few.
Additional information about The Avalon Hollywood is available at: http://avalonhollywood.com/
About The Geekie Awards
The 2013 Geekie Awards presents the first-ever live streamed geek-genre award show featuring the best indie-created short films, web series, comic books, artists, designers, toy/game makers and more across 9 major categories. The multi-camera live streaming / online broadcast will reach an international audience of millions and celebrate any and every genre from Sci-Fi to Fantasy to Steampunk, Horror, Anime, and more. 'The Geekie Awards' is a registered trademark of Nedopak Productions, LLC.
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