The Philly Geek Awards, a tribute to the geek community of the City of Brotherly Love, will be back in the fall with some big changes.
For the past five years, the Philly Geek Awards have shined a spotlight on the best and brightest of the Philadelphia geek community. Once a year, the blog Geekadelphia and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University get everyone together, dress up nice and hand out some of the best looking awards you have ever seen.
In the past, the ceremony has honored startups, artists, scientists, comic book creators, teachers and people from every walk of life in the Philadelphia area. It is a night filled with hope, laughter and promise and has quickly become a highlight on the Philly social calendar every summer.
Due to changes behind the scenes at Geekadelphia, some wondered if the annual ceremony was going to happen this year. There has been a curious lack of announcements about the future of the Philly Geek Awards and some were assuming the worst.
Well, everyone should calm down. The Philly Geek Awards will be back, just a bit later that usual.
Geekadelphia has decided to partner with tech blog Technical.ly and social impact news site Generocity to take the awards into the future. According to a post on Geekadelphia, the three have much in common, saying “We have a natural overlap when it comes to technology, and the overall theme of altruism and social good that embodies each year’s awards.”
Well that’s certainly very good news.
In addition, the Philly Geek Awards will be looking for a new home. After five years at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the awards have outgrown the space they have used in the past and they are currently looking for a bigger place to hold the ceremony.
And they are taking suggestions.
The plan is for the Philly Geek Awards to return sometime in the Fall with details coming soon.
With everything that is going on in the world, a night dedicated to positivity and the creative spirit of geeks everywhere is very welcome. It is a relief that it will continue for years to come.
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