Future’s Golden Joystick Awards moves to new venue

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.”

Table sales are now open, with early bird prices of£2450 for a table of ten. For more details, contact Pauline Hosillos on 0207 042 4211 or Pauline.Hosillos@futurenet.com.

ENDS

About Future

Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. We hold strong market positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car, Classic Rock, Guitar World, Official Xbox Magazine, Official Playstation Magazine, Nintendo Power, Maximum PC and MacLife. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, techradar.com, and musicradar.com. Future produces over 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 18 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 25 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.

For more information

Will Guyatt, Media Relations Manager, Future UK, 01225 822517


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