Best of the best: Geek Awards honor local greatest geeks
August 20, 2011By Josh Simeone
It wasn't the Academy Awards or The Tony's, but in Philadelphia Friday night, it was some of the biggest geeks who walked a little taller during the Philadelphia Geek Awards.
The event, which recognized local tops geeks, was held for the first time Friday.
Refered to by organizers as the equivalent of the Daytime Emmy of the Webby Awards, the Philadelphia Geek Awards recognized local geeks for everything from Best New Podcast to a category that recognized outstanding achievement in appealing to geeks in local arts and culture.
Among last night's winners, "Indie God of War/Zelda 87" earned Best Local Viral Vid honors, while Tony Trov and Johnny Zito were awarded Outstanding Achievement of Local Comic Art.
Click here to meet one of the geeks, featured by NewsWorks' reporter Peter Crimmins.
Other winners included Cipher Prime for Outstanding Achievement to the Philadelphia Indie Game Scene and Drink Philly and Naked Philly for Best New Blog.
Click here to read more about the awards and to see a full list of the nominess.
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