6th Annual New York Game Awards Happening at Abrons Art Center Tonight

Posted on: January 19th, 2017 at 5:07 am by
Chinatown Fair, August 2009

Chinatown Fair, August 2009

Game on!

The 6th Annual New York Game Awards, presented by the members of the New York Videogame Critics Circle, is happening tonight at the Abrons Art Center Playhouse. The group works alongside the community to mentor and distribute college scholarships for all things associated in the realm of gaming. They also have game-oriented panels, fireside chats and do keynotes throughout the year.

This year’s awards ceremony will commemorate video game developer and entrepreneur Richard Garriott. Or, as some of you may know him by his alter ego, “Lord British.” The show, which celebrates the Best Games and Game Developers in the industry, is being hosted by Devin Delliquanti, a writer on The Daily Show Trevor Noah. If that’s not enough, live “game-oriented” music will be provided by The Main Squeeze Orchestra, an all-female accordion group forged from the old Essex Street accordion shop, who did the theme music for Steve Buscemi’s “Park Bench” series. There’s also an after-party, with DJ duo Blood and Sand spinning what we can only imagine to be some more sweet videogame tunage.

The awards will take place at 466 Grand Street tonight from 7:30 – 10pm. If you’re looking for something different, tickets are $20 and can be found here; it supports the Critics Circle’s charitable endeavors around NYC. If you can’t make it, fans can tune in to watch on their Twitch Channel.

Click here to check out this year’s nominees.



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