It’s Geek season.
In its second annual Philly Geek Awards, Geekadelphia, Philly’s geek culture blog of record, will celebrate everything you might have once been embarrassed about.
Geekadelphia released a list of nominees today. Notable categories include Best Startup of the Year, with Curalate, ElectNext and SnipSnap vying for the prize, Indie Game Developer of the Year with nominees Cipher Prime for Splice, Final Form Games for Jamestown and Flyclops for Domino! and Web Dev Team of the Year with nominees P’unk Ave, Jarv.us and Bluecadet.
The rest of the nominees below. (And thanks! Philly Tech Week was nominated again as Annual Event of the Year.)
Geek Headline of the Year: Patrick Kerkstra, Faye Flam, Derrick Pitts
Hacker of the Year: Stephanie Alarcon, Georgia Guthrie
Scientist of the Year: Dr. Youngmoo Kim, Dr. Andrew Hicks, Paul R. Ehrlich
Viral Project of the Year: Nick Murphy’s Angry Birds Trailer, Leah Kauffman’s Firewall music video, Philadelphia Opera Company’s Pop Up Opera
Web Dev Team of the Year: P’unk Ave, Jarv.us, Bluecadet
Social Media Campaign of the Year: Philadelphia Museum of Art for Zoe Strauss, Foursquare Campaign, Red Tettemer & Partners’ Under Armour Finding Undeniable, NPR’s Fresh Air
Start Up of the Year: Curalate, SnipSnap, ElectNext
Indie Game Developer of the Year: Cipher Prime for Splice, Final Form Games for Jamestown, Flyclops for Domino!
Visual Artist of the Year: Yis “NoseGo” Goodwin, Jessie “Ishknits” Hemmons, Mike Smith.
Comic Book Writer of the Year: Rob Kelly (Ace Kilroy), Phil Kahn (Guilded Age), Bryan J.L. Glass (The Mice Templar)
Comic Book Artist of the Year: Brad Guigar (Evil Inc.), Nick Filardi (Powers, Takio), Dan O’Connor (Ace Kilroy)
Indie Film of the Year: Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (Jon Foy), Mancation (Frank Vain), Alpha Girls (Tony Trov, Johnny Zito), Maybe We Can Go to Hollywood (Isaac Williams)
Annual Event of the Year: Wordcamp, Women in Tech, Philly Tech Week, Philadelphia Science Festival, Barcamp Philly
Geek of the Year: Tristan Hightower, Gerri Trooskin, Roz Duffy