Golden Joystick Awards 2009 media accreditation now open

8th October 2009 Future UK&Boom! are pleased to announce that the accreditation process for media wishing to attend the 27th Golden Joystick Awards is now open. The 2009 awards are already the most successful in its rich history with a record breaking 970,000 votes so far having been cast by gamers in a celebration of the year’s best video games.

The deadline for accreditation applications is 23 October 2009.

Media wishing to attend should email joysticks@boomdialogue.com with the following details;

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The ceremony will be hosted by British Comedy Award and Time Out Comedy Award winner, Sean Lock and takes place at the Park Lane Hilton, London on 30th October 2009. Accredited media will be sent full event schedule by return

The Golden Joysticks are the games industry’s most-loved awards. Featuring 15 gamer-voted categories, the event is the world’s longest-running video games awards, first held back in 1982. Votes cast now at www.goldenjoystick.com will directly decide who scoops a prestigious Golden Joystick when the winners are announced in London on Friday, 30th October.

For more information about the Golden Joystick Awards&accreditation please contact Justin Crosby on 0207 100 3999 justin@boomdialogue.com

For more information about Future UK please contact Will Guyatt 01225 822517

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