Games journalism will come of age next week as top TV star Russell Kane hosts the biggest night of the year – the Games Media Awards 2012.
Kane, the main prize winner at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe, recently returned to our TV screens in the new series of BBC Three's Unzipped. He will embark on a UK tour later this year and will also be appearing in a second show – Live at the Electric – in early 2013.
The Games Media Awards take place on Thursday October 18th and return to the super chic Vinopolis, Bankside. Gold Partners supporting the event include Xbox 360, Need For Speed Most Wanted, PlayStation, Nintendo, Codemasters Racing, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance and NC Soft.
Deep Silver has signed up as Media Transport Partner, Trion's Defence is Pre-Drinks Party Host, Hitman Absolution is hosting the After Show Party and Nordic's Wii Sing 80s will present the popular rockaoke entertainment during the evening.
Meanwhile Gamescom and Indigo Pearl are event partners, with other sponsors including Green Man Gaming (Top Tweeter category), Precise (Coverage by a Mainstream Website), Sega (Games Writer of the Year), Onlive (Games Website) and THQ (Games Blog).
Up to 350 guests will attend this year's Games Media Awards, including nearly 200 media.
The media are invited to the event for free, but a limited number of trade tickets are available for 150 each. Contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.ukto book your tickets now.
You can follow the GMA twitter feed at@GamesMediaAward.