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The Geek Awards were lit. Here’s proof

Marion Leary celebrates her Geek of the Year win. August 28, 2017 Category: EventFeaturedResultsShort
There’s something pretty incredible about the Philly Geek Awards.

It’s certainly the only event of its kind in Philadelphia, if not anywhere. It’s a testament to how dedicated Philly’s technology, science, impact and creative communities are — and how diverse.

Here’s what went down at the seventh annual event, coproduced by Geekadelphia, Technical.ly Philly and Generocity, this past Saturday.

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First, watch this incredible event trailer, made by local designer and animator Steven Rivera:

On Saturday night, the crowd’s cosplay game was strong.

“And make it double!”

Pokémon’s Team Rocket. (Photo by Julie Zeglen)

Some people came with crews, from the eventual Impact Org of the Year and Movement of the Year winners …

From our Partners

… to Girl Develop It.

ROAR for Good cofounder Yasmine Mustafa faced her fears …

… as did NextFab Education Manager Lisa DellaPorta.

Even the food was on brand.

During the awards, Black and Brown Workers Collective led a protest chant.

Coded by Kids founder Sylvester Mobley dropped some sobering facts about diversity in STEM.

Geekadelphia Editor-in-Chief Mikey Ilagan pointed out the significance of the award’s biggest award.

At the end of the night, scientist Marion Leary celebrated her big win with a big gesture.

Until next year, Philly.

https://twitter.com/PHLGeekAwards/status/901623842732474369

Shoutout to EvoXLabs founder Ather Sharif for his recap and welcome criticism here.

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