The fourth annual ELAN Awards show is set to take place in San Diego, marking the first time the event will take place outside of Vancouver.
The relaunched event will spread over three days – two of them designated for parties and networking events. The awards night itself will be celebrating achievements in games, animation and visual effects.
The announcement of a new venue comes as IGA Worldwide appoints Justin Townsend as the ELAN's new chairman.
Said Townsend: "With gaming recognised now as the fastest-growing sector within the entertainment industry, new games sales eclipsing movie box office opening receipts, and gaming platform audiences in the hundreds of millions, bringing the ELANS to the USA, and building upon the superb pedigree that the ELANS has generated in Canada... This is an organization that is going places and one that I am proud to be aligned with and to support.”