The First Annual GeekDad Awards — The Winners!

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Art and Image by the exceptionally talented Jonathan LiuArt and Image by the exceptionally talented Jonathan Liu

Art and photo by the exceptionally talented Jonathan Liu

Today is GeekDad’s third birthday, and that makes it time to present the winners of the First Annual GeekDad Awards! A huge “Thank you!” to everyone who voted — we hope you enjoyed the chance to participate in our experiment.

All told, 37,957 votes were cast in the sixteen categories. Best Musician / Musical Group was the most popular category, followed closely by Best Geek Celebrity (Overall). The least popular was Best Analog Game, by a large margin. Some categories were won by wide margins over second place, and some by only a few percentage points — and one category was won by only seven votes. There was one multi-category winner, whose identity will probably not surprise many people.

The list of winners is after the jump. As this was the inaugural run of the GeekDad Awards, we’d like to refine things for next year. If you have any suggestions about the categories, the process, or anything else that you think would help, please leave a comment or drop us an email.

Note to winners: If you drop Ken and/or Matt an email, we’ll get a prize to you in the form of a GeekDad t-shirt and customized mug.

Now, if you would, please simulate a drumroll by tapping on your desk …

Best Musician / Musical Group: They Might Be Giants

Best Novel (for Adults): Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Best Novel (for Kids): Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

Best Comic Book: “Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” by Neil Gaiman

Best Movie: Star Trek

Best TV Show: “MythBusters”

Best Actor / Actress: Neil Patrick Harris

Best Reality TV Star: Adam Savage

Best Social Media Star: Felicia Day

Best Gadget: iPhone 3GS

Best Video Game: New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Best Analog Game: Martian Fluxx

Best Geek Event: San Diego Comic-Con 2009

Best Toy: Nintendo DSi

Best Geeky News Story: Twitter helping Iranian protesters

Best Geek Celebrity (Overall): Adam Savage


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