21 February 2012: iiNet, Australia’s second largest DSL broadband provider, has announced the return of iiNet’s TopGeek – the search to find the country’s most talented geek through a series of challenges designed to test gaming, fandom, creativity and Internet skills.
TopGeek 2.0 follows last year’s highly successful inaugural contest, and will again see geeks of all types show off their geeky prowess in an attempt to take out the much-sought-after title of Australia’s next TopGeek.
The winner will also score an all-expenses paid trip to the United States to attend one of four ‘geek’ events including ComicCon, Consumer Electronic Show (CES), South by Southwest (SXSW) or Penny Arcade Expo (PAX).
iiNet’s Communications Manager, Anthony Fisk, said the competition encourages everyone to discover their inner geek and embrace it.
“No matter what you’re into, if you’re passionate about something you can be considered a geek, which is why we’ve introduced a variety of entry categories including art, tech, gaming, Internet and fandom,” Mr Fisk said.
“We’ve upped the ante this year. As well as bigger and better challenges, we’ve introduced TopGeek TV – a fortnightly series hosted by award-winning comedian and self-proclaimed geek, Lawrence Leung.
“Being a massive geek myself, I was so excited to be asked to host iiNet’s TopGeek TV that I got a nosebleed. I’m intrigued to see whether the chosen geeks can eclipse me in obsession and obscurity. If they try, I will crush them like an AT-AT on the Planet Hoth.” says Lawrence.
TopGeek TV will air each fortnight from 30 March 2012 until the TopGeek 2.0 final on 10 May 2012 (also hosted by Lawrence Leung). The series will take a closer look at the nerdy stories behind the competition and the geeky finalists.
Last year’s winner and budding comic artist, Cassandra James from Tasmania, will head to San Diego this July for Comic-Con 2012.
To enter the search for iiNet’s TopGeek, or to read the competition Terms and Conditions, check out: www.topgeek.iinet.net.au