As many of our loyal listeners and readers know, last Friday’s show was a big one for us. Not only was it our 6 YEAR Anniversary, it was also the return of an annual tradition on Geek Hard. That tradition being The Froggy Awards, recognizing excellence in the guests of our show from the previous year. It’s a chance to give back to the many guests that have made our program the hallmark of quality in audio infotainment that it is. The Best of the Best are given our thanks and gratitude for being just plain awesome. In case you missed the broadcast, here is a recap of all the lucky winners!
Geek Hard Guest of the Year for 2015: Tommie-Amber Pirie
Every year we pick one guest who stands out above the rest. Every year this becomes a more difficult task. With actors, filmmakers, comic creators and t.v./radio personalities making up the majority of interview subjects, we’ve been lucky to have a wealth of great guests over the past 365+ days. But one surpassed them all as the most entertaining and hilarious person we got to chat with all year: Tommie-Amber Pirie. Tommie called into the program last March to talk about her role as Paige in Season 2 of Bitten. She joked, she laughed, she informed and she cursed like a longshoreman, finding a special place in our hearts.
The Golden Grant (Comic Creator of 2015): Chip Zdarsky
There are comic creators that write. There are comic creators that draw. Chip Zdarsky does that and a whole lot more…..lettering, covers, etc. He is a jack of all trades and we got to chat with him about many of those trades last summer. Whether it was his thoughts on the artist vs. writer debate or his perfect deflection of Andrew’s pitch for a Howard the Duck/Jughead cross-over, Chip gave us an interview that was worthy of an award…..so we gave him one. Chip even provided us with a recorded acceptance speech (which you can find HERE at the 10:02 mark) that continued to prove why he is this year’s Golden Grant honoree.
Best Video Interview of 2015: The Cast of Bitten
While Geek Hard got to chat with many great people over the past year at conventions and special events (like Deborah Ann Woll, The creative team behind Batgirl, Terry Farrell, Kane Hodder and more…) there was a particular group of folks that stood out from the pack. They were so great, we didn’t just produce one video with them. We produced FOUR! Both Andrew and Mr. Green got the chance to talk with Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Steve Lund, Michael Xavier, Greg Bryk, Tommie-Amber Pirie and Tammy Isbell to promote the second season of Bitten. We had a blast chatting with each and every one of them. It’s pretty awesome when an entire cast of one show are all great in interviews. Pretty awesome indeed. Watch the video above to see what I mean.
So that wraps up this year’s Froggy Awards. We hope you listen to the show throughout this year and make your guesses on who will take home next year’s Froggys. Until then, keep doin’ what you do and lovin’ what you love!
And if you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!