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Games Media Brit List 2018: Everything you need to know about the entertainment, the venue, the host, and more

We are around a month away from the inaugural Games Media Brit List awards - so here’s some more details about the entertainment on the night and the Uber cool venue where we’ll be celebrating the best of the best in the UK’s games media...     

We’re delighted to announce that Plug n Play – the UK’s only video game covers band – will be providing the tunes at the after party.

The band will bring to life favourites from the 8-bit era and beyond – performing live medleys from games such as Pokémon, Sonic, Mario, Final Fantasy and much more.

You can check them out in action below:

Taking the helm as host is Simon Miller – AKA; ‘The Miller Report’, AKA; ‘YouTube Sensation Milibob’ AKA; ‘Indie dev Brian Cranst’, AKA; ‘down in the dumps Gerald Winesworth’.

Having worked in and around the games industry for the last 12 years, Simon is not only a writer, editor, producer and host - there are four different versions of him too... at least. Also currently training to be a pro-wrestler, Simon is ready to grab the Games Media Brit List Awards by the hand, and ‘walk it to somewhere beautiful.’

He has this message for you:

The venue, Rich Mix, is East London’s independent arts centre. Once a vast leather factory, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road was transformed into a multi-arts venue, all 62,000 feet of it. Stretched over five floors it has a three screen cinema showing the latest releases and takes part in a number of independent film festivals.

The venue says it’s aim ‘is to be a place where the communities of the world, who are the citizens of East London and beyond, can come together to experience and make world class art and feel that it’s a place where they belong.’

On the night there will also will be gaming tournaments, game themed cocktails, and of course fancy canapés.  

The Games Media Brit List celebrates the very best in games writing and broadcasting in video games and eSports media.

The Games Media Brit List’s partners include Vuelio, Jägermeister, Reality Clash, Trailblazers, Bossa Studios, Ukie, TIGA and ERA.

As well as the awards themselves, the Games Media Brit List will bring together the games media community and the wider industry for an evening of entertainment and networking in the build up to E3, the global industry’s leading trade event in LA.

The finalists have been announced - and the winners will be picked by a named panel of independent judges.

To find out more about the event, visit: https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamesMediaBL #GMBL18

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gamesmediabritlist

About the Games Media Brit List

The Games Media Brit List recognises excellence in games reporting and commentary, celebrating journalists, podcasters, vloggers, media brands, and more in a who’s who of the UK games media talent pool. For more information, visit https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

For further information contact:

Lisa Carter

+44 (0)7970 164201

lisa.carter@gamesmediabritlist.com

Prepare yourselves... Simon Miller is hosting the Games Media Brit List 2018

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Writer, editor, producer, host, and trainee pro wrestler, Miller is ready to grab the Games Media Brit List Awards by the hand, and take it somewhere beautiful…

That’s right, Simon Miller – AKA; ‘The Miller Report’, AKA; ‘YouTube Sensation Milibob’ AKA; ‘Indie dev Brian Cranst’, AKA; ‘down in the dumps Gerald Winesworth’ – is taking the helm at the inaugural Games Media Brit list awards… and he’s not going to take any of your nonsense.

The Games Media Brit List takes place on Thursday, May 17th 2018 at Shoreditch’s community arts hub, Rich Mix.

Having worked in and around the games industry for the last 12 years, Simon Miller is not only a writer, editor, producer and host - there are four different versions of him too... at least. Also currently training to be a pro-wrestler, Simon is ready to grab the Games Media Brit List Awards by the hand, and ‘walk it to somewhere beautiful.’

"It's a real pleasure to host the first ever Games Media Brit List and recognise some of the best talent throughout games journalism... and then see those who didn't get nominated get upset about it on Twitter," said Miller.

He’s recorded this special message ahead of the big night:

The Games Media Brit List celebrates the very best in games writing and broadcasting in video games and eSports media.

The Games Media Brit List’s partners include Vuelio, Jägermeister, Reality Clash, Rising Star Games, Ukie, TIGA and ERA.

As well as the awards themselves, the Games Media Brit List will bring together the games media community and the wider industry for an evening of entertainment and networking in the build up to E3, the global industry’s leading trade event in LA.

The finalists have been announced - and the winners will be picked by a named panel of independent judges.

To find out more about the event, visit: https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamesMediaBL #GMBL18

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gamesmediabritlist

About the Games Media Brit List

The Games Media Brit List recognises excellence in games reporting and commentary, celebrating journalists, podcasters, vloggers, media brands, and more in a who’s who of the UK games media talent pool. For more information, visit https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com

For further information contact:

Lisa Carter

+44 (0)7970 164201

lisa.carter@gamesmediabritlist.com