LeVar Burton - American actor, presenter and producer LeVar Burton spotted at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a pin stripe suit jacket with jeans and shades - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th September 2014
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The geekiest of geek outs happened on Sunday night when The Geekie Awards took place. Returning for the second time and with a fresh batch of new sponsors, the ceremony was streamed on Twitch and, judging by the photos below, was a hoot.
Aiming to celebrate and reward the best of geek culture, which is probably the most varied and quickly emerging sub-culture around, it was announced that the Oscar and Emmy-winning producer Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Stan Lee Lifetime Achievement Award from the award's first recipient, Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men.
“I have always considered myself a geek, so being the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award named after the ‘King of the Geeks', Stan Lee, is really a dream come true,” said Hurd, who co-wrote “The Terminator” and executive produces “The Walking Dead” which is due to return later this year for AMC.
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Seth MacFarlane and LeVar Burton are teaming up to ensure an extra $1 million dollars is donated to Burton's charitable project 'Reading Rainbow'. The money being raised will ensure the online service is brought to underfunded classrooms without charge.
Seth Macfarlane has promised to match up to $1 million dollars in Kickstarter pledges in order to fund an online version of Reading Rainbow. The project already has $4 million but, if backers contribute even more, MacFarlane has pledged to double the donations. Actor LeVar Burton, who is championing the cause, hopes backers will contribute a million so the project, with MacFarlane's contribution, will begin with $6 million.
Seth MacFarlane has pledged up to $1 to Reading Rainbow.
The project is being fronted by Star Trek: The Next Generation star Burton who also presented Reading Rainbow when it aired on PBS between 1983 and 2006. The show was intended to encourage young people to read. Each episode was themed and a celebrity guest would appear on the show reading a children's book. Such guests included Eartha Kitt and Bill Cosby.
Continue reading: Seth MacFarlane Offers To Double Kickstarter 'Reading Rainbow' Donations
With 33 days left, the campaign has raised more than twice its original goal.
The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, launched by LeVar Burton and his team on Wednesday managed to reach and pass its $1 million goal in less than a day. To thank the supporters of the Reading Rainbow initiative, Burton posted an emotional video of himself reacting to the news.
Levar Burton wants to reignite children's passion for reading.
The Kickstarter lists three main goals for the Reading Rainbow reboot: Get Reading Rainbow on the Internet, develop a version that teachers can use in the classroom and be able to give RR to low-income schools for free.
Continue reading: Alliteration Alert: 'Reading Rainbow' Reboot Raises Record Resources