Entertainment and Gaming Industry Legends Globally Join the 10th Annual New York Game Awards
New format allows for unprecedented access to fan-favorites
New York City, Sept. 10, 2020 – Now in its 10th year, the annual New York Game Awards, presented by the New York Videogame Critics Circle will be offered virtually with the most access ever to industry and entertainment luminaries and legends from around the globe. The previously in-person-only event will pivot online-only for the 2021 Awards on January 26; streaming details will be announced closer to the event.
The 10th annual New York Game Awards will be hosted by Reggie Fils-Aimé, former President and COO of Nintendo of America, who was the recipient of the 2020 Andrew Yoon Legend Award at the 9th annual New York Game Awards ceremony. Hosting in tandem with Reggie will be New York Videogame Critics Circle founder and board president, Harold Goldberg.
“With the New York Game Awards going virtual, there are no limits to the amount of industry greats we can represent and have ‘on stage’ at the Awards,” said New York Videogame Critics Circle founder and board president, Harold Goldberg. “We also have big news to share about the Andrew Yoon Legend Award, that we’ll announce later this year.”
“Last year when I joined the New York Videogame Critics Circle as a board member, I never imagined we’d have to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Game Awards only virtually,” said Reggie Fils-Aimé. “But we won’t let challenging times take away the opportunity to celebrate 10 years of honoring the best in gaming and acknowledgingthe Circle’s important mentoring work in underserved communities. We have a stellar line-up of gaming industry greats that will be sure to wow nostalgic gaming fans and new gamers alike. And we will honor the best of gaming from 2020. This will be a ‘must watch’ event.”
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Game Awards, the group of presenters and performers will be incomparable, including former Legend Award winners, great performances by returning musical guests and a collection of industry greats that will be announced soon.
Announcements on Legend Award winners, game nominations and more will be announced in the coming months.
New York Videogame Critics Circle Programs Include:
● DreamYard Project in the Bronx: Offering mentoring, internships, workshops, job information and college scholarships for intelligent, but underserved students.
● Journalism classes at The Henry Street Settlement: The New York Videogame Critics Circle brings games education to community events as well.
● Mentoring at, and consulting for, Older Adult Technology Services (O.A.T.S.), at their Senior Planet tech center in Manhattan’s Chelsea-area.
● The New York Public Library system and American Museum of Natural History panels: Talks and discussions about jobs in games, games history and how games bring people together.
NYVGCC members are a culturally diverse and passionate group of videogame journalists from media outlets including Tom’s Guide, CNET, Time and The Washington Post; view a full list of members here.
For more information on getting involved through volunteering or fundraising with the NYVGCC, click here. Click here for more information on the New York Videogame Critics Circle, or contact founder Harold Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the New York Videogame Critics Circle
Based in New York City, the New York Videogame Critics Circle is a not-for-profit organization, stemming from the need for community in the often cut-throat world of journalism. This multicultural group comprises the finest videogame critics, designers, writers, reporters, bloggers and videographers in New York City. Members of the New York Videogame Critics Circle give back to their communities with programs like those at The Dreamyard Project in the Bronx, NY where the group offers mentoring,
internships, lectures, job information and college scholarships for intelligent, but underserved students. The organization also holds community events in association with The Abrons Arts Center, part of the
Henry Street Settlement. They also mentor seniors at O.A.T.S., Older Adult Technology Services, at their tech center in NYC.