The Genius Award notifications are being rolled out, and the party will be September 16th at the Moore. There are several cool things about the Awards, first being that the honorees are notified by QFC sheet cake. They get $5,000 no strings attached, hopefully so that they can keep doing what they do. The other thing I love is that there are no votes, there is no campaigning, it's just who the editors think SHOULD be given the notoriety. This avoids the popularity-contest-lowest-common-denominatorness that plagues so many awards.
Here are the ones that have been announced so far: