Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2015
Spike Spencer, an award winning voice actor, best known for his video game and animation work, will be the voice of the 3rd Annual Geekie Awards, announcing the presenters for the awards ceremony from offstage. With his experience as a live presenter for numerous Fortune 500 companies, Spike Spencer will bring his unique, professional talent to Thursday night's event.
Aside from the Geekie Awards, it's been a big year for the voice actor. His Nickelodeon series, “Get Blake,” in which he plays Mitch, the lovable sidekick to the title character, debuted internationally. And, his voice talents will also be heard in the highly anticipated video game, Norse Noir. Spike was also nominated for the BTVA Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game for his role as “Ringabel” in the Final Fantasy spinoff “Bravely Default.”
"Being a big geek myself, I was honored when Kristen [Nedopak] asked me to be the voice of the Geekies! Since us voice actors don't usually get to work with each other in the booth, events like these allow us to celebrate our geek-ness with all our fellow creatives: directors, producers, techs, developers and actors alike. We're going to let our geek flags fly!" declared Spike.
The Geekie Awards, an award show by geeks for geeks, is aimed at placing the geek culture in the spotlight as a collection of valid, respected, award-winning genres for storytelling and creation. Past recipients include Stan Lee, who received the very first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 (now called The Stan Lee Lifetime Achievement Award), and LeVar Burton, who received ‘Geek of the Year’ in 2014. This year, Kevin Smith will be the show’s top recipient, and honored with the Geek Pioneer Award.
Talent confirmed to date: Cas Anvar (The Expanse, Transformers, Argo), Katrina Law (Arrow, Spartacus), Alex Winter (The Lost Boys, Bill & Ted, SMOSH: The Movie), Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Dante Basco (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Hook), Cody Saintgnue (MTV's Teen Wolf), Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe), Meg Turney (Nerdist, SourceFed), Ashley Jenkins (Rooster Teeth, IGN, Ubisoft), Matt Lieberman (SourceFed, AfterBuzz), Maude Garrett (SourceFed, SourceFedNERD), Bree Essrig, William Haynes (SourceFed), Kevin Grazier (Gravity), Fon Davis (BattleBots, Star Wars), Jon Schnepp (Cartoon Network), Steve Zaragoza (SourceFed, SourceFedNERD), David Coleman (Geeks Who Drink, Nerd Machine), Valenzia Algarin (Adult Swim's Black Jesus) and Courtenay Taylor (Fallout).
The live broadcast will be streamed internationally via The Geekies Ustream Channel, using LiveU technology from 6:30PM to 9:30PM PST, to include a pre-show live red carpet hosted by AfterBuzz’ Kristyn Burtt. Watch it Live: http://www.ustream.tv/TheGeekieAwards
About Spike Spencer
Spike Spencer is an award winning voice over artist, international public speaker, author, and creator of Don’t Kill Your Date (and Other Cooking Tips). He’s voiced characters in 2014’s Academy Award nominated “Ernest and Celestine,” Dreamworks’ “Fifi the Cat Therapist,” Disney’s “Doreamon” and “Pokemon,” Nickelodeon’s “Get Blake” and“Peter Rabbit,” and numerous video games including “Norse Noir,” “World of Warcraft,” Bioshock Infinite, League of Legends and Bravely Default. Spike’s performance as Shinji Ikari in “Evangelion" was named number one on IGN’s “Top 25 Greatest Anime Characters.” Spike received the Best Voice Actor Award from the Burbank International Film Festival for his performance in “Supa Pirate Booty Hunt,” and was nominated for the BTVA award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game for his role as “Ringabel” in the Final Fantasy spinoff “Bravely Default.” His books “How to Be a Frickin’ Genius Voice Actor” and “What Happens at the Con Stays at the Con” have sold thousands of copies worldwide, and he is set to release his latest book, “Food Game: The Ultimate Recipe for Dating Success” in 2016. http://www.SpikeSpencer.com
About The Geekies
In an industry filled with award shows for established celebrities, The Geekie Awards honors talented, independent creators and give them the opportunity to receive recognition in front of a worldwide audience and leaders in their respective industries. The Geekie Awards inspire creativity and hope and they foster cross-market innovation among entertainment, gaming, comics, art, and fashion. Their mission is to create a fun, action-packed, unforgettable broadcast event tailored to all of the things we geeks love—delivered via the latest digital technologies. http://www.TheGeekieAwards.com