The team behind Geekadelphia, the playful geek culture blog, has announced the first ever Philly Geek Awards to take place Friday, Aug. 19 at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Free tickets, with a suggested donation of $5, are now available, as co-founder and lead organizer Eric Smith announced last week.
“A black-tie, red carpet event, we’re taking this ‘jawn’ seriously. Think of it as the local Daytime Emmy of the Webby Awards. Presenters will take to the Academy of Natural Sciences’ stage to talk about the nominees, open up an envelope to announce the winner, all that good stuff. Expect beautiful trophies/plaques, a fantastic pre-awards cocktail hour thanks to National Mechanics and DrinkPhilly, and lots of laughs.”
[Full Disclosure: Geekadelphia has nominated Philly Tech Week and work we’ve done with the National Constitution Center; we can only assume to throw pie at us.]
Philadelphia Geek Awards
Friday, August 19th, 2011
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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