Felicia Day Set to Host the 5th Annual Shorty Awards Honoring the Best on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, YouTube, Tumblr and more, April 8th in NYC

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Featured award presenters will include Tumblr founder David Karp (@DavidKarp), supermodel and The Face mentor Coco Rocha (@CocoRocha), VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live host Carrie Keagan (@CarrieKeagan), comedian Hannibal Buress (@HannibalBuress), Miss Teen USA Logan West (@MissTeenUSA), actor James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak), actor Kristian Nairn (@KristianNairn) and more.

I'm thrilled to be hosting the Shorty Awards, it is a validating justification for my insane addiction to Twitter.

The Shorty Awards return to the TimesCenter at The New York Times Tower on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. EDT, to honor the best individuals, brands and organizations on social media. Click here to tweet about this news: http://bit.ly/tweetaboutshorty5

With over two million Twitter followers, Felicia Day (@FeliciaDay) has become one of the best-known personalities across multiple screens. She is currently recurring on the CW show "Supernatural", and recently completed a two-season arc on the SyFy series "Eureka." She is best known for her work in the online video world, behind and in front of the camera. She created and stars in the hit series “The Guild,” which just released its sixth season, co-starred in Joss Whedon’s “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” and launched the immensely popular YouTube channel Geek & Sundry.

Felicia Day said, "I'm thrilled to be hosting the Shorty Awards, it is a validating justification for my insane addiction to Twitter. I can't wait to meet all of the witty people I follow in person at this event, it will be a great evening and celebration of everything social media."

“Social media has brought the worlds of technology and entertainment closer together than ever before,” said Greg Galant (@Gregory), Shorty Awards co-creator and CEO of Sawhorse Media. “Felicia Day is a rare thriving inhabitant of both worlds. We can’t wait to watch her make them collide at the Shorty Awards.”

Shorty Awards categories include the #KeepGoodGoing Award presented by New York Life, the #SocialFitness Award presented by Health. Join In., the Animated GIF of the Year presented by A&E’s Duck Dynasty, the #BNCollege Award presented by Barnes & Noble College, the #SmallBusiness Award presented by Cox BLUE, the Social Media Manager of the Year Award presented by Unmetric, and the #Journalist Award presented by Muck Rack.

The Real-Time Academy (rtacademy.org) of Short Form Arts & Sciences, comprised of leaders in technology, journalism, business and culture, will select winners in the various categories of top nominated finalists.

To watch the Shorty Awards live online on April 8th at 7:30pm, visit http://shortyawards.com

For more information about the ceremony, including ticket information, event details and accommodations, please visit http://shorty5.eventbrite.com/.

Members of the press interested in attending the ceremony can still apply for credentials at http://shortyawards.com/contact.

About the Shorty Awards (shortyawards.com):
The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare, and the rest of the social Web. More than 1.8 million tweet-nominations were sent during this year’s nomination process.

To learn more about the Shorty Vox Populi and finalists of the Shorty Awards (winners are not announced until the ceremony), visit:

About the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts and Sciences (rtacademy.org/):
Comprised of leaders in technology, journalism, business and culture, The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences plays a role in choosing the winners from Shorty Awards finalists. The group includes Apple co-founder Steve “The Woz” Wozniak, actor, writer and executive producer Nick Cannon, actor Charlie Sheen, Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, Dean of Student Affairs for Columbia Journalism School and CNET tech columnist Prof. Sree Sreenivasan, actress and philanthropist Alyssa Milano, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, comedian and actor Paul Scheer and more.

About Sawhorse Media (sawhorsemedia.com):
Sawhorse Media filters, curates, and makes sense of the real-time web by creating fun, engaging, and useful products. Sawhorse also powers Muck Rack (http://muckrack.com) where journalists and sources connect.

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