Big night expected at Games Media Awards 2011

Big night expected at Games Media Awards 2011

By Lisa Carter

June 7th 2011 at 11:45AM

Inbetweeners star Greg Davies to host; Grainger Games signs as headline sponsor; Dated for Wednesday October 26th

Now in their fifth year, the ultra-popular Games Media Awards look set to be even bigger and better in 2011.

The games press community’s big night out is set for Wednesday October 26th at the super chic Vinopolis venue near Borough Market. And, fresh from the release of The Inbetweeners’ movie, Greg Davies (Mr Gilbert in the cult tv show) will be the host for the evening. Davies is also well known for his stand-up shows and, recently, for his appearances on panel shows such as Mock The Week.

Already signed up as sponsors of the big event are EA, Codemasters, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Nintendo 3DS, Konami, NC Soft and Gamescom. In addition, fast-growing specialist games chain Grainger Games has signed up as the GMA’s headines sponsor.

“We are delighted to be headline sponsors for such a prestigious event that is so well respected within the gaming industry,” said Grainger Games’ sales director Phil Moore.

“The partnership provides a great synergy for Grainger Games, as we continue to increase our market share and growing presence nationwide. We look forward to celebrating a fantastic evening with all nominees and winners.”

Up to 350 guests will attend this year’s Games Media Awards, including nearly 200 media. A limited number of trade tickets will be available at £99 per person. Contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk to find out more.

As ever, the nominations and winners will be voted for by members of the media and industry PRs. The categories are:-

Games Magazine
Games Website
Specialist Writer, Print
Specialist Writer, Online
Coverage by a National Newspaper Brand
Coverage by a Mainstream Magazine Brand
Regional Games Columnist
Games Broadcast/Podcast
Games Blog
Rising Star

There will also be a new Games Media Legend, following in the footsteps of Gary Penn, Steve Jarratt, Pat Garratt and PC Zone.

Nominations begin now. Simply send your suggestions to gma@intentmedia.co.uk.

A limited number of further sponsorship opportunities are available. To find out more contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk

You can follow the gma twitter feed at @GamesMediaAward