When Geekies Executive Producer and Showrunner, Kristen Nedopak, created this award show in 2011, she and her Geekies Team, wanted to create a show that didn't focus on celebrity accolades, but celebrated independent creators, artists, filmmakers, and game developers from all over the world; and a show that was available for every country to see. This show stands alone as one that will foster hope in creative industries, showcase new talent worldwide, and show off the multitude of genres within "geek" to an international audience of industry leaders and fans who may not otherwise discover it.
“This year, we were lucky to find brands that connected with and supported indie artists on every level, from helping us promote their work, to joining forces in creating an event so monumental, new talent will be seen worldwide,” Kristen Nedopak, announced this morning. “Joining forces with Gibson was a logical choice, as the company has a history of supporting the creative arts, and many of our submissions to this year’s award show heavily embraced music to propel their themes and stories. It's one of those elements that enhances every artistic venture—whether it be a film, a game, or a device artists use to inspire their work. We wanted to acknowledge that by joining together with Gibson.”
“As a geek myself, it is a personal privilege to support The Geekie Awards. As an enterprise, Gibson Brands is committed to creators and to bringing the fruits of their creative output to consumers, ensuring their creative work is reproduced in the most exceptional way with brands like Philips, Onkyo and TEAC. It is innovation, passion, and technology that makes all our lives richer and better,” stated Henry E. Juszkiewicz, CEO of Gibson Brands, Inc.
The 2014 Geekie Awards will be live-streamed via Twitch TV on August 17, 2014: http://www.twitch.tv/
The Geekie Awards would like to acknowledge the 2014 Sponsors: Gibson Brands Inc., POW! Entertainment Inc., Pizza Hut, WowWee, WebMovement LLC, Gam3rCon, Dark Horse Comics, Soulcake, Loot Crate, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, Vicious Entertainment, 3D Systems, Live U, IndieFlix, Joystiq, Vanichi Magazine, ITVFest, San Diego Comic Fest, LA Cosplay Con, International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV), and Krypton Radio.
The 2014 Geekie Awards Nominees will be announced on July 14th http://www.thegeekieawards.com/
About Gibson Brands, Inc.:
Founded in 1894, Gibson is a global music and lifestyle-oriented company based in Nashville, Tennessee, creating products that enrich the lives of musicians, fans, and consumers alike. Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. Run by technology visionary, Henry Juszkiewicz, the company has been at the forefront of innovation since its inception, the latest of which is the LPX guitar and the Min-ETune™ tuning system. Through the Gibson Foundation, Gibson has become equally known for its philanthropic efforts on behalf of music, education, health, and human services. Gibson's family of brands encompasses some of the most widely-known and respected brands in the history of music and entertainment, including: Epiphone, KRK Systems, TEAC, Cakewalk, Royal Philips’ Woox Innovations, Cerwin-Vega!
Additional information about Gibson Brands, Inc. is available at: http://www.gibson.com
About The Geekie Awards:
The Geekie Awards®, an award show by geeks for geeks™, is aimed at placing the geek culture in the spotlight as a collection of valid, respected, award-winning genres for storytelling and creation. In an industry filled with award shows for established celebrities, we honor talented, independent creators and give them the opportunity to receive recognition in front of a worldwide audience and leaders in their respective industries. The Geekie Awards inspire creativity and hope and they foster cross-market innovation among entertainment, gaming, comics, art, and fashion. Their mission is to create a fun, action-packed, unforgettable broadcast event tailored to all of the things we geeks love—delivered via the latest digital technologies.
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