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.
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