2014 Submissions opened March 1st for the 2nd Annual Geekie Awards to honor indie artists, filmmakers and creators from around the world.
The 2013 Geekie Awards
Mar. 13, 2014 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- After receiving over one billion media impressions it’s first year—a record high for any independent award show created outside a major network or studio—The Geekie Awards opened its doors for 2014 submissions on March 1st to a new wave of indie creators.
The Geekie Awards is an award show by geeks for geeks, created by Showrunner and Geek Host Kristen Nedopak to honor the best indie-created entertainment, gaming, art and products in the world. The live broadcast event aims to inspire hope and creativity in up-and-coming creators by giving them the opportunity to receive recognition in front of a worldwide audience and leaders in their respective industries.
Nedopak, who turned the show’s concept into a celebrity- and fan-attended event last August, was as shocked as anyone to have received this level of acknowledgement year one. “I had this crazy little show idea back in 2010, and it manifested into something truly huge and amazing, thanks to the support of this incredible community. To give you an idea of how big one billion media impressions are, San Diego Comic Con receives 1.4 billion impressions each year, which is valued at $15.4 million worth of advertising. After just one year, we're catching up,” comments Nedopak.
The Geekie Awards trademarked hash tag #RUGeekie was the #1 ranked trending topic on Twitter the evening of the event, August 18th, beating out AMC's Breaking Bad and HBO's True Blood season finale. Celebrity guests and presenters include Stan Lee, Seth Green, NASA, Richard Hatch, Grant Imahara, Alison Haislip, Ralph Garmen, Samm Levine and more.
Among last year’s award winner success stories are Ken Pisani, whose Best Comic/Graphic Novel-winning book “Colonus” was picked up by Dark Horse Comics for publishing and was recently featured on the premiere of “The Big Bang Theory.” Legendary Entertainment hired Best Art/Craft winner Alex "The Pumpkin Geek" to carve over 100 pumpkins for a Hollywood premiere, and he’s since then been a featured guest on “Yahoo’s DayTime in No Time” and “Good Day Sacramento.” The nominated game show podcast “What Do You Know?” was swooped up by Jon Lovitz's new YouTube comedy channel. Proof that the show’s mission to help creators was a success.
Submissions for the 2014 show run from March 1st through May 31st. Entry fees will increase each month to prompt early entry. All information regarding submitting for 2014 can be found on the website: http://www.thegeekieawards.com/
2014 categories include: Indie Video Games, Web Series, Short Films, Podcasts/Vlogs, Trailers/Videos, Tabletop Games, Online Personality (hosts, vloggers, comedians), Art/Craft, Comics/Graphic Novel, Cosplay, Fashion/Armor, and Website/Blogs.
The Geekie Awards, in association with Nedopak Productions LLC, would like to acknowledge the 2014 sponsors who have come on board thus far: Soulcake, International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV), IndieFlix, ITV Fest and Cupcake Quarterly Magazine.
About The Geekie Awards:
The Geekie Awards® is an award show by geeks for geeks™, aimed at putting the true geek culture in the spotlight as a collection of valid, respected, award-winning genres for storytelling and creation. In an industry filled with award shows for established celebrities, The Geekie Awards honors talented, independent creators in 12 categories. The Geekies mission is to create a fun, action-packed, unforgettable broadcast event tailored to all of the things we geeks love: entertainment, gaming, products and art—delivered via the latest digital technologies. ‘The Geekie Awards’ is a registered trademark of Nedopak Productions, LLC.
Additional information about The Geekie Awards is available at: www.TheGeekieAwards.com |http://twitter.com/TheGeekieAwards #RUGeekie | https://www.facebook.com/TheGeekieAwards
Quick Facts: http://www.thegeekieawards.com/quick-facts/
2013 Show Photos: http://www.thegeekieawards.com/images/
2013 Show Videos: http://www.thegeekieawards.com/videos/2013-winners/