|By Marketwired .||
|August 6, 2014 01:30 PM EDT||
HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/14 -- The 2014 Geekie Awards announced that the "First Lady of Sci Fi," and Oscar and Emmy-winning producer Gale Anne Hurd will be presented with the Stan Lee Lifetime Achievement Award by the award's first recipient, Stan Lee.
Additionally, LeVar Burton will be awarded the Geek-of-the-Year Award for his independent and innovative efforts in raising over $6 million to help over 10,000 classrooms by bringing back "Reading Rainbow."
"I have always considered myself a geek, so being the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award named after the 'King of the Geeks', Stan Lee, is really a dream come true," said Gale Anne Hurd.
"As a self-avowed Geek, I'm honored to be named Geek-of-the-Year by the Geekies!" said LeVar Burton. "At its essence, Geek culture promotes values that I readily identify with: diversity, inclusion, creativity and innovation just to name a few. I look forward to being in attendance on the night. In a word, I'm geeked! "
The Geekie Awards is also pleased to announce the 2014 Geek Cred Award will be awarded to Oculus VR® a groundbreaking virtual reality headset for immersive gaming. With the support of top video game companies including Valve, Epic Games and Unity, the Kickstarter was an enormous success, raising over $2.4 million in funding from project backers and supporters around the world. The team is currently developing the Oculus Rift in an effort to revolutionize the way people experience interactive content.
"It's very important to us that our industry award recipients be out there, trying to make an impact and change the world. Especially when those efforts inspire support for the arts and a new wave of creative thinkers. Gale has been one of my longtime idols for her work on so many incredible films, and for being an inspiration for female executives in the industry. LeVar blew us all away with his campaign earlier this year, and what he's doing for kids across the globe is incredible. Oculus continues to push the boundaries of technology and create the future of entertainment, literally. We couldn't think of more deserving recipients for this year's show!" explained Kristen Nedopak, Showrunner for The Geekie Awards.
The 2014 Geekie Awards will be live-streamed via Twitch on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 6:00pm PST: http://www.twitch.tv/thegeekieawards. Gibson Brands, Inc. has come on board as the presenting brand and, along with many other top companies, will be providing gifts such as 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.
Tickets are selling fast. Fans have the opportunity to sit among their favorite geek celebrities and attend a non-exclusive after-party following the live show. Tickets can be purchased at: http://purplepass.com/geekies2014.
The list of 2014 nominees was announced at Comic-Con last month and can be viewed here: http://www.thegeekieawards.com/the-2014-geekie-awards-nominees/
The Geekie Awards would like to acknowledge the 2014 Sponsors:
Gibson Brands Inc, POW! Entertainment Inc, WowWee, Pizza Hut, Mountain Dew, Doritos, WebMovement LLC, Gam3rCon, Dark Horse Comics Inc, Soulcake, Sci-Fi Alliance, Loot Crate, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, Vicious Entertainment, 3D Systems, Live U, IndieFlix, Joystiq, Vanichi, ITVFest, San Diego Comic Fest, International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Jackson Limousine and Krypton Radio.
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 at http://twitter.com/TheGeekieAwards on twitter to receive ticket sales information. For more news about the Geekie Awards please visit http://bit.ly/1lepJPr. For press credentials, please visit http://www.thegeekieawards.com/press.
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