Rick Schwartz was just awarded with the 1st Pioneer award at the Epik Conference in Seattle today.
In a tribute video, 15 domainers around the world congratulated Rick on the well deserved award.
Although Rick was not at the show to accept the award in person after the tribute video was put together it was my honor to take it to Rick and show it to him just a couple of days ago.
I can tell you that Rick was very emotional as he watched some of his good friends and colleagues congratulate him on receiving the award.
It was quite touching seeing how moved Rick was by the video, it was certainly a great moment for him and its a moment I will remember all my life.
It took Rick about 1/2 hour to compose himself and after we toasted his award with some champagne, Rick sat down and filmed an acceptance speech.
The acceptance speech follows the video tribute below.
While I enjoyed the small role I played in this, huge credit and thanks go to Rob Monster of Epik for creating this award, Owen Frager who took the reigns and organized getting all the domainers you see in the tribute and Danny Pryor who put the video together.