“The Geekie Awards” Joins Forces with Gibson & Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment

On August 17, The Geekie Awards, presented by Gibson, will air their live broadcast geek-genre awards show supporting indie artists, filmmakers, & creators from The Avalon Hollywood, and will be announcing the Stan Lee Lifetime Achievement Award Win
Stan Lee at 2013 @TheGeekieAwards - Photo By @JoeLesterPhotos
Stan Lee at 2013 @TheGeekieAwards - Photo By @JoeLesterPhotos
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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - July 15, 2014 - PRLog -- The crowd grew silent at The Avalon Hollywood, on August 18, 2013, while Stan Lee dedicated an original hymn about being a geek (http://youtu.be/zv3oPvEJLgY?t=8m12s ) as he accepted the Lifetime Achievement award at the 1ST Annual Geekie Awards. For those few minutes, everyone watching was connected as Stan’s words went viral across all forms of media, and another powerful moment for geeks was born. From idol speeches, to creators accepting recognition for the very first time, The Geekie Awards cultivates moments that inspire creation, achievement, and hard work, and bring our culture together with pride.

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/thegeekieawards.  Gibson Brands, Inc. has come on board as the title sponsor and will be presenting the live-band entertainment following the ceremony as a part of the live-streamed event.  Gibson will also be providing custom-designed guitars for celebrity signing on-site for a public charity auction.  Proceeds from this auction will be given to The Jim Henson Foundation.

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/category/2014/. Their world-wide social media kick-off starts on “Embrace Your Geekness Day" (July 13th) using the hashtag #Geekies2014 (more info will be available on the website). Tickets to the show will go on sale to the public on July 17, 2014.

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 kony Systems, TEAC, Cakewalk, Royal Philips’ Woox Innovations, Cerwin-Vega!, Stanton, Onkyo, Dobro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology, J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton, and Wurlitzer.

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.

Additional information about The Geekie Awards is available at: www.TheGeekieAwards.com | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGeekieAwards  | Follow #Geekies2014 http://twitter.com/TheGeekieAwards  on twitter to receive ticket sales information.  You can also sign up for the newsletter for updates on presenters, giveaways and more (http://bit.ly/15hMatB).

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