International Juried Festival to Honor the Best Independent Games from Around the World.
LOS ANGELES - August 25, 2010 - LeVar Burton has been revealed as host for this year’s IndieCade Red Carpet Awards Ceremony and Reception. The ceremony will announce winners in ten categories including Jury Award from among the 360 games in competition. The Awards ceremony will take place on Friday evening, October 8th at 8:00pm at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA. The IndieCade 2010 festival, which focuses on independent games and works to cultivate innovation and artistry in interactive media, will run from October 7-10, 2010 in multiple locations throughout downtown Culver City, California. It marks the only stand-alone festival for independent games open to the public in the United States.
“As an artist and storyteller, I wanted to support IndieCade and independent game developers,” said LeVar Burton. “As a passionate gamer, I am a longtime fan of the creative visionaries that are the heart and soul of the gaming community, which is why I’m particularly happy about my association with IndieCade.”
Burton has been capturing the attention and admiration of both audiences and his industry peers for over three decades, whether acting, directing, producing, or writing. From his phenomenal role as Kunta Kinte in the acclaimed miniseries ROOTS, to his work on the STAR TREK series to his Emmy-Awarded work as the host and executive producer of the highly acclaimed PBS children’s television series READING RAINBOW, Burton continues his penchant for exploring the human condition through his work. Most recently, he is focused on projects he is developing for his new production company BURTON/WOLFE Entertainment, formed with his business partner Mark Wolfe.
IndieCade 2010 is sponsored by a collaborative of institutions with a keen eye toward the future of interactive media, including Premiere Presenting Sponsor Sony PlayStation Home, and Presenting Sponsors Activision, Codename, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver City Redevelopment Agency, and the Entertainment Software Association. Additional Key Sponsors include G4tv.com, Dell/Alienware, Young and Rubicam, EEDAR, and a number of academic institutions including Georgia Institute of Technology, MIT Gambit Lab, and USC’s Interactive Media Division.
Tickets for IndieCade 2010 are now available at http://www.indiecade.com/ index.php /2010 /tickets/. Tickets to the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony are $60, general festival tickets are $10, with a Family Pack of four tickets for $30. A conference pass is $95. Part of IndieCade 2010 is also free and more information on that aspect of the festival, as well as the festival as a whole can be found at www.indiecade.com.
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