The 2010 Golden Joystick Awards gets a New Venue!

So last year myself and my Next Level Co Host Amaechi reported live from the Golden Joysticks as each winner was announced and we also covered some interesting sessions that were laid on for the online media folk that attended. I really enjoyed the day and the evening, where the turntable skills of DJ Shadow were such that if this had been the dark ages Mr Shadow would have been burnt at the stake as some kind of Warlock (who knew the gaming industry could party like that!). 

 This year’s it seems the guys at Future will be taking things up a notch by moving the show to a new swanky venue, the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza.

Check out the press release to learn more.

Future’s Golden Joystick Awards moves to new venue

World’s most popular videogame awards moves to stunning new riverside hotel

30/03/10 – Future, the special-interest media group, today announces that the Golden Joystick Awards will move to a brand-new central London venue in 2010 – the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza, the city’s biggest new hotel in a generation.

Taking place from 11am on Friday, 29th October – the 28th Annual Golden Joystick Awards and the after show party; will take over three floors of the stunning contemporary, design-led hotel, including the 1,200 square-metre ballroom. Situated on London’s South Bank – the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza is in walking distance of Waterloo and Westminster Stations, with stunning views over the Palace of Westminster.

Attracting over 1.25m votes in 2009 – the Golden Joystick Awards was named the “World’s Most Popular Videogames Awards” by Guinness World Records. Now in its 28th year, the move to a new venue will enable Future to further develop and grow the event, which saw world famous producer and turntablist DJ Shadow play an exclusive set at last year’s infamous after show to celebrate the launch of Activision’s DJ Hero.

Emma Parkinson, Event Organiser, Golden Joystick Awards, said:

“We are excited about moving the Joysticks to this new, exciting venue, with thrilling possibilities for both the event and the UK games industry. This sleek modern hotel lends itself nicely to some of the attention-grabbing plans we are working on with potential industry partners for 2010. With our position as the world’s most popular videogames awards confirmed by Guinness, it’s time for Future to further increase the Joysticks’ reach and exposure across the industry, gamers and mainstream media.”

GS Reporter: Nuge

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