Here Are the 2017 Philadelphia Geek Awards Nominees

See who has a chance to win top honors like "Geek of the Year" and "Startup of the Year."

Photo from Philadelphia Geek Awards Facebook page.

The annual Philadelphia Geek Awards is already in its 7th year, and it’s still showcasing Philadelphia’s best minds in activism, innovation, and tech. Geekadelphia announced the 2017 nominees on Thursday, and winners will be honored in 14 categories that include “Game of the Year,” “Movement of the Year,” and the esteemed “Geek of the Year” award. The list of nominees is impressive and serves as a capsule of the big ideas and movements that are shaping Philadelphia now. And Geek Award winners only go on to do more amazing things—I caught with a few of them last fall.

This year’s black-tie event hosted by Geekadelphia, Generocity and will take place on Saturday, August 26 at the String Theory Schools Vine Street Campus. The show has sold out every year, so move fast. You can purchase tickets here.

The nominees for the 2017 Geek Awards are listed below. For more information on the nominees and past winners, click here.

Comic Creator of the Year
Christine Larsen
Rob Tornoe
Brandon Bitros

Dev Project of the Year
A Visualization of National, Regional, and Local Air Quality in the U.S.
Community Health Explorer

Feature Length Indie Film of the Year
The Dark Military
Short Stay
Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine

Game of the Year
Lazer Ryderz!
Super Rock Blasters!

Geek of the Year
Liberty Rose
Marion Leary
M. Asli Dukan

Impact Org of the Year
Black and Brown Workers Collective
Media Mobilizing Project

Maker of the Year
Kate Nyx
Peter English and Jeff Gregorio
Elisabeth Garson

Mission Leader of the Year
Robert Cheetham
Simon Hauger
Phantazia Washington

Movement of the Year
Battling Racism in the Gayborhood
Tuesdays with Toomey
Get Elected PHL

Multimedia Project of the Year
Curiosity 180 – Let’s Talk About It!
Hi-Res Podcast

Partnership of the Year
Clarifi and the Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders (RISE)
Voting Booth of the Future
OpenData Vote

Scientist of the Year
Dr. Alan W. Flake
Anna Dhody
Dr. Elaine Zackai

Startup of the Year
Oncora Medical

Technologist of the Year
Dr. Basil Harris
Lauren Ancona
Lloyd Emelle

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