Philly Geek Awards Coming This Friday

The First Annual Philly Geek Awards, which desrcibes itself as “the local daytime Emmy of the Webby Awards,” will be taking place this Friday at The Academy of Natural Sciences. Presented and judged by Geekadelphia, the Philly Geek Awards will do their best to recognize the greatness coming out of Philadelphia’s burgeoning geek-tech scene.

The strictly black-tie event will be giving out awards in such categories as “Best New Blog”, “Best New Podcast”, “Best New Event”, “Outstanding Achievement in Locally Developed iOS Applications,” and more. Check out a full list of nominees after the jump.

BEST NEW BLOG
The Constitution Daily (National Constitution Center, Happy Cog & Technically Media)
DrinkPhilly.com (Drink Philly)
KeyPulp (Jill Ivey, Allison Krumm, Andrew Thompson, Joe Ross & Ross Curie)
Message with a Bottle (Chris Illuminati)
Tek Lado (Liz Spikol & Mel Gomez)

BEST NEW PODCAST
Cinedork (Stevie D. & Crew)
PoemTalk (UPenn’s Kelly Writer’s House)
Talkadelphia (Kishwer Vikaas & Gino Barica)
Social Interruption (Schmidt & ‘Hoff)
Story Shuffle (Christopher Wink)

BEST NEW ANNUAL LOCAL EVENT
Mega Bad Movie Night (Academy of Natural Sciences)
Philadelphia Tech Week (Technically Media)
Philadelphia Science Festival (Misc. Philly Institutions)
Philadelphia Type-In (Mike of Trophy Bikes)
TEDxPhilly

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GEEK / TECHIE LOCAL PR & SOCIAL MEDIA
Alexandra McKechnie (For the National Constitution Center)
Annie Heckenberger (For Red Tettemer, Tub Gin, Foursquare Initiatives)
Caroline Bean (For GPTMC & Foursquare Initiatives)
Matt Vlahos (For the Philadelphia Science Festival)
Megan Smith (Brownstone PR for CineFest, Tek Lado)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LOCALLY DEVELOPED IOS APPLICATIONS
Dex (Mike Zornek)
Philly Beer Week (Two Guys on Beer)
Pulse (Cipher Prime)
Tap DJ (Laan Brothers)
Wordsurge (Peter D’Orsi)

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE PHILADELPHIA INDIE GAME SCENE
Burst Entertainment for Developing Warlord Battlegrounds
Cipher Prime for Developing Pulse
Port 127 for Developing Hipster City Cycle

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN APPEALING TO GEEKS IN ARTS & CULTURE
Mega Bad Movie Night (Academy of Natural Sciences)
National Constitution Center (Spies & Traitors Exhibition)
Philadelphia Science Festival (Franklin Institute)

BEST NEW VODCAST / WEB TV SHOW
Living in 8-Bits
Message with a Bottle
Underbelly

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LOCAL COMIC ART
Tony Trov & Johnny Zito
Box Brown
Christine Larsen

#SPORTS!: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LUDICROUS DISPLAYS LAST NIGHT
Bring Your A’s Game (JT Ramsay)
PhillieBot (GRASP at UPenn)
Pennant (Steve Varga)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FASHION & LIFESTYLE
Cadence Wrist Watch Co
Mayfaire Moon

BEST LOCAL VIRAL VIDEO
Indie God of War & the Legend of Zelda 87 (Nick Murphy, Michael Sadorf, Dominic Moschitti, Luke Brown, Paul Ritchey, Joe Williams)
Mural Arts Proposal Video (Mural Arts, Penn Singers Light Opera Company and Penn Glee Club)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LOCAL FILM (FEATURE LENGTH)
Cost of a Soul: Sean Kirkpatrick (Action/Drama)
Calendar Girl: Derek Lindeman (Dark/Romantic Comedy/Horror)
The Romantic: Michael Heneghan (Animated)
99% Sure: Pat Taggart (Romantic Comedy)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LOCAL FILM (SHORT)
Beating Hearts: Matthew Garrett (Horror)
Corbin: Brent Weichsel (Post Apocalyptic)
No Escape: Daniel Pennington and Nick Dronick (Post Apocalyptic/Zombies)
Manatees: Minka (Drama)

  • tsarstruck

    No Philaphilia? Boycott.