Holy cow. The Geekie Awards were pretty dang fun.
Now in their second year, The Geekie Awards, or “The Geekies” as most people call it, is a celebration of independent nerd-dom, with categories such as “Geek of the Year”, “Best Cosplay,” and “Best Comics & Graphic Novel.” Hosted at the beautiful Avalon theater space, this event was classy, nerdy, and full of weird little surprises. (And yes, that is an Iron Throne made out of Gibson guitars up top.)
To celebrate the release of Ellen Hopkin’s Rumble and to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of her first New York best seller book, CRANK, we get to give away some pretty awesome prizes to one of our readers! One of you will win a copy of the book, a pair of head headphones and an iPod Nano. Read below to find out how to win.
Do you love Star Wars? Do you love Disney’s animated musicals? Ever thought you’d see the two combined? It’s the mash-up video you didn’t know you needed until right now.
Star Wars the Musical was created by musician, George Shaw and if you watch Geek & Sundry’s Tabletop with Will Wheaton, you’ve probably heard some of his music. George answers a few question for us and he talks about how he got into writing music for the geek community and what inspires him.
Watch the video and then check out our interview with George after the jump!
The Lady Geeks determine that human cruelty equals starting a movie where a Hemsworth gets killed in the beginning. We also discuss our favorite Robin Williams movies, why people should watch LUCY and our dream cast for an all-female Ghostbusters movie.
This year we were lucky enough to conduct a video interview with Dennis Calero and Todd Stashwick, the creative team responsible for the awesome web comic/graphic novel The Devil Inside. The bad news is that our audio committed suicide half way through the video interview. OH NOEZ!
Yes, we are very professional and you should let us interview you.
Luckily my brain is ever so slightly larger than the size of a walnut, so I remember a lot of what they said during the interview that you may not be able to make out from the audio.
Here is some supplemental content to the video interview (Author’s Note: This is a summary and is not word for word what Dennis and Todd said):
How have the characters evolved over time?
He started off as a man with an idea of who he wants to be, and over time he has grown more of a conscience. Also he is not what you typically picture when you think of “the Devil”. He does not have a red cape with a pitchfork and it is not necessarily his intention to bring the evil out of others, despite the fact that it happens. In this story it is more humanity that causes the problems than the Devil, so it’s the evil of others that surrounds him more than the evil of being the Devil. In fact, its also a Pinnocchio story. He over time wants to become a “real boy”, or in this case more like a human being. On the back of the book it even says, “Evil is not a force, it is a choice.” He, the Devil, wants and has that choice to not be evil anymore.