This year the Geekie Awards, the award show for geeks by geeks, crowned LeVar Burton as “Geek of the Year”. The hit fan series Star Trek Continues also took home the win for the Best Web Series.
UPDATE: Official video of LeVar Burton receiving his Geekie and singing Reading Rainbow to the crowd
LeVar Burton Named Geek of the Year
From Kunta Kinte to Reading Rainbow Host to, of course, Geordie LaForge, LeVar Burton has had a special place in the heart of many geeks for decades. Geekie’s 70 expert judges have honored LeVar with the title of “Geek of the Year”. The Geekie is the geek community’s way of thanking LeVar for his lasting impact and for congratulating him on his recent Reading Rainbow Kickstarter success. LeVar Burton took the stage to receive his award, received a standing ovation, and treated the crowd to a bit of his beautiful singing voice, “I can go twice as hiiiighhh!”
Update: here is the official video of LeVar taking the stage, receiving his Geekie and Gibson guitar, and treating the crowd to a bit of the Reading Rainbow theme song!
LeVar Burton takes the stage, sings a bit of Reading Rainbow!
Star Trek Continues wins for Best Web Series
The second Star Trek win of the night goes to fan production Star Trek Continues who took home the blue ray gun for Best Web Series. They were up against some steep competition, including: The Record Keeper, Aweme “Man At Arms”, Caper, and The Division. Vic Mignogna, James Kerwin, Grant Imahara, Michele Specht, and Kipleigh Brown were there to accept the award. Watch the acceptance speech below.
The Coveted Blue Ray Gun
The award statue for the Geekies is a beautiful blue ray gun that doubles as a toy! According to Geekie,
Designed by Soulcake Creative and printed by 3D Systems, our Geekie™ trophy is one of the coolest statues in the galaxy. Each team receives one of these bad boys at the live ceremony.
FUN FACT: The trophy is held on it’s base by super powerful magnets, allowing you to remove the statue and play with it. You heard us, it’s a trophy / toy!