On August 18th, “Robot Chicken” creator Seth Green will present Stan “The Man” Lee with a lifetime acheievement award at the first ever Geekie Awards.
The Geekies were created by Kristen Nedopak to highlight the best and brightest of independent creators, artists, and filmmakers in the geek genre.
Said Stan Lee about receiving the honor:
“I am excited to be honored with the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by The Geekie Awards. I guess one can say I have been known to be ‘geekie’ but to honor me with the first ever award is extraordinary! Thank you to Kristen Nedopak and her entire team for choosing me.”
Presenters include Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Grant Imahara (Mythbusters), Brea Grant (Dexter, Heroes), Kevin Shinick (MAD, Robot Chicken), Andrew Bowen (Rock Jocks, MAD), Winner Twins (award winning sci-fi authors) Ashley Esqueda (host of Techfoolery), Bonnie Burton (Star Wars Craft, Geek DIY), and Stephanie Thorpe (ElfQuest), and others.
Read the full press release below:
The Geekie Awards was created by über geek girl, Kristen Nedopak, in order to celebrate the most talented independent creators, artists, and filmmakers in the geek genre. This awards show stands alone as one that will showcase the multitude of genres within the geek world to an international audience of industry leaders and fans who may not otherwise discover it, via a live broadcast event.
Presenters confirmed to date include: Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Grant Imahara (Mythbusters), Brea Grant (Dexter, Heroes), Kevin Shinick (MAD, Robot Chicken), Andrew Bowen (Rock Jocks, MAD), Winner Twins (award winning sci-fi authors) Ashley Esqueda (host of Techfoolery), Bonnie Burton (Star Wars Craft, Geek DIY), and Stephanie Thorpe (ElfQuest). With only a month away until the award show, The Geekies team, presenters, judges, and award nominees have been gearing up to make this first annual ceremony the best and most fun event in the independent industry.
To get an idea of what people would like to see at “The Geekie Awards”, many of the Geekies representatives have been traveling to various conventions this last year, asking fans and celebrities a-like, “What #RUGeekie for?” Following the requests of fans and head geeks, the Geekies will be a combination of Hollywood pizzazz with the geekieness of a comic convention in a classy-yet-fun way. The night will include artists walking around in award-winning costumes to show attendees gifted with a badge that activates a mobile sci-fi video game (developed by Neon Roots). A brand new statue, a sci-fi inspired ray gun in Geekie blue (designed by Soulcake), was unveiled today and will be presented to Stan Lee and the award winners on August 18th.
Giving the Geekies a few words of wisdom, the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, POW! Entertainment’s Stan Lee adds, “I am excited to be honored with the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by The Geekie Awards. I guess one can say I have been known to be ‘geekie’ but to honor me with the first ever award is extraordinary! Thank you to Kristen Nedopak and her entire team for choosing me.”
Presenting Stan Lee with his Lifetime Achievement Award on August 18th will be Actor/Writer/Comedian, and all-around-geek creator, Seth Green. Green has starred in numerous films and television series including all three Austin Powers films, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Without a Paddle, Can’t Hardly Wait, Old Dogs and dozens more. Green also stars in the upcoming 20th/Fox live action series Dads as Eli, a manboy with a successful video business whose nightmare absentee dad (Peter Riegert) unexpectedly moves in with him and wreaks havoc. The show extends his relationship with Family Guy boss Seth MacFarlane, where Green has voiced Chris Griffin since the series’ inception. In addition, Green voices A-Bomb on Disney XD’s upcoming Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Green is the creator/executive producer/writer/director/ primary voice talent for Robot Chicken, which won the 2010 Emmy for Outstanding Short Format Animation series. The series and three Robot Chicken: Star Wars specials have all earned Emmy nominations and Green has been singled out for many voice-over nominations and is currently nominated again for both voice-over and Outstanding Animation Series Short Format.
“This is a show for geeks, by geeks and a true celebration of up-and-coming, talented artists. As an independent creator, I know all about hard work, sleepless nights, and the rejection artists deal with to get their careers off the ground. This show is a perfect example of that. A year ago it was a concept in my head, but with passion, determination and the help of an amazing team of people, sponsors who are willing to take the risk and support the vision, and all of our loving fans and nominees, we’re going to pull off the biggest first year award show ever. Our judges and presenters are coming on board as established creators, talent and geeks. They stand for everything our award nominees and audience look up to, and I can’t thank them enough for their faith and participation in this inaugural event. Of course, we are so excited to give Stan Lee our very first Lifetime Achievement Award too! He’s has been and always will be a huge inspiration to so many creators, and he deserves the highest honor we can give. We are creating something epic here, and it makes me giddy to see how excited everyone is to take part of history in the making,” explains Kristen Nedopak, Executive Producer and show concept creator.
The Geekies will be broadcast live on August 18th, 2013. Find out more at TheGeekieAwards.com.