By Harold Goldberg, Circle Founder
I’m thrilled to announce that the New York Videogame Critics Circle will have an excellent fundraiser at E3 this year. It’ll be part of the MSK legal firm‘s party at Lucky Strike Lanes at L.A. Live on the evening of June 13.
How did this happen?
It’s largely due to the help of Marc Mayer. Marc is our awesome board treasurer, an excellent person overall who litigates in the world of videogame law for Activision, Riot Games and the like. MSK itself has a formidable 100-year plus history.*
At a recent board meeting, we tossed around the idea of spreading the word about what we do to give back to the community at MSK’s E3 party. It’s a casual, private event I’ve attended before with nice people, and I thought simply spreading the word to those I would meet might be enough.
Catharine Soros, our board secretary, would accompany me, and we’d simply mingle and talk about our work with underprivileged but smart students in the Bronx, with older adults, with the New York public library system and with the Lower East Side’s Abrons Art Center.
But after a meeting about the event, Marc introduced me to Joann Yoon, the firm’s marketing manager. Joann had creative ideas, suggesting that for every person at the party who takes a photo in the photo booth and posts to social media, MSK will make a small donation to the Circle for its charitable activities.
It’s a terrific idea and we’re all excited about it. You can join in and spread the word, too, if you like on that night. All you have to do is #supportNYVGCC #MSKe3party @NYVGCC.
The Circle wants to thank Marc, Joann and MSK for all the work they’ve put in to help us. If you like, you can help us beyond E3, too.
*Since 1908, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MSK) has proven its ability to understand the complex, demystify the mysterious, and define the unknown. With more than 130 lawyers and offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C.