Photos: 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards

The 4th Annual Philadelphia Geek Awards held at the Academy Of N
Jessica Lawlorand Rachel Ann arrive at Philadelphia Geek Awards at the Academy of Natural Sciences on Saturday, August 16, 2014. (HughE Dillon/Philly.com)

The 2014 Annual Geek Awards were held on Saturday August 16, 2014 at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Geeks from the Philadelphia region, who are some of the most innovative and forward-thinking, put away their pocket protectors, microscopes and game goggles to attend the yearly event at the appropriately scientific museum. One attendee told me that her childhood vacations were spent inside the walls of the museum and it shaped her career path as a wildlife biologist.

The evening began with a cocktail party and guests were able to wander throughout the museum. The Academy pulled out all the stops and their guides mingled and entertained the guests with live snakes, lizards, a hedgehog and a jungle nymph. After 90 minutes of munching on treats from 12th Street Catering, and enjoying Yards Beer, the guests excitedly entered the auditorium for the 2-hour awards ceremony.

Here were this year’s winners:

Scientist of the Year: Genevieve Dion

Streaming Project of the Year: The Black Tribbles

Story of the Year: Opening of Paine's Park

Startup of the Year: Cora

I.R.L. Project of the Year: Philadelphia History Truck

Visual Artist of the Year: Benjamin Volta

Game of the Year: These French Fries are Terrible Hot Dogs

Feature-Length Indie Film of the Year: Let the Fire Burn

Web Project of the Year: Snow Shake

Comic Creator of the Year: Box Brown

Social Media Campaign of the Year: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation's Tree Philly

Event of the Year: Funeral for a Home

Geek of the Year: Jason Richardson

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