2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards

Guests in “Geek Chic” convened at the Academy of Natural Sciences to celebrate the best of Philly’s vibrant geek community.

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Excitement reigned on the sidewalk outside The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Saturday night as the 4th Annual Philadelphia Geek Awards got underway. Guests, nominees, and presenters walked the red carpet and posed for photographers before heading into the museum to enjoy the the 90-minute cocktail reception held among the many fascinating exhibits in the museum including full sized dinosaurs, fossils, live butterflies and animal dioramas. Some 400 guests were dressed in “Geek Chic” and ready to party.

The Academy staff was also circulating with live snakes, owls, lizards, and bugs, and many people — including yours truly — took #Selfies to share with the world on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (#PhillyGeekAwards). Then the moment arrived when Geekadelphia co-founder Eric Smith and editor Mikey Ilagan opened up the ceremony with witty banter and gracious appreciation of the sold-out crowd.




Throughout the 90-minute ceremony, awards were given and the audience was entertained by the humor of the presenters and winners. Those geeks are smart and funny. The after-party was held at North Bowl, and was well attended. Many of the ladies told me they were excited to take off the heels and slip into some comfortable bowling shoes.

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HughE Dillon covers parties, events and more for Philadelphia magazine’s The Scene. You can follow him on Twitter at @iPhillyChitChat and visit his daily online social diary PhillyChitChat.com.

Here’s are the list of the winners:

Scientist of the Year: Genevieve Dion

Streaming Project of the Year: The Black Tribbles

Story of the Year: Opening of Paine's Park

Startup of the Year: Cora

I.R.L. Project of the Year: Philadelphia History Truck

Visual Artist of the Year: Benjamin Volta

Game of the Year: These French Fries are Terrible Hot Dogs

Feature-Length Indie Film of the Year: Let the Fire Burn

Web Project of the Year: Snow Shake

Comic Creator of the Year: Box Brown

Social Media Campaign of the Year: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation's Tree Philly

Event of the Year: Funeral for a Home

Geek of the Year: Jason Richardson

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