Durham, NC—Thursday, January 7, 2010— Today the Carolina Games Summit, a hybrid gaming event taking place in Goldsboro, NC, announced that The Escapist, the leading video gaming destination for video game enthusiasts, will be this year’s Platinum Sponsor. With more than 3 million active users and over 35 million page views per month, The Escapist will serve as the exclusive video and online media partner at CGS, with substantial involvement on site during the event.
The Escapist will be using its own extraordinarily active and vocal online community to raise awareness and participation for this one-day gaming event as well as increasing the validity of the constantly growing North Carolina videogame industry and community. They will also be presenting a new feature to this year’s Carolina Games Summit, an arrangement of four 30-minute video blocks to be screened at “The Escapist Theatre” which will be free to all attendants and feature some of The Escapist’s most popular video content.
“The Escapist was created to capture and celebrate the contemporary video gaming lifestyle and the diverse global videogame culture,” said Alexander Macris, CEO and co-founder of Themis Media, publishers of The Escapist. “We feel the Carolina Games Summit was created for the same purpose and we are very pleased to announce our sponsorship of the event.”
“The Carolina Games Summit is excited about this partnership. Our attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience the online phenomenon known as The Escapist in person” said Michael Everett, creative director for Carolina Games Summit. “We consider this an excellent addition to a packed fifth anniversary event!”
The Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday, February 6th, 2010 from 10AM to 9PM at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC. To purchase tickets and see a list of events, visit www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com.
About The Escapist
Founded in 2005, The Escapist is a leading video gaming destination offering video game enthusiasts high-quality, innovative and exclusive content. The mouthpiece of the gaming generation, The Escapist aims to capture and celebrate the contemporary video gaming lifestyle and the diverse video game culture by way of in-depth features and thought provoking articles authored by leading video game authorities, as well as cutting-edge video shorts, engaging forums and robust and innovative social media elements tailored to its audience. The Escapist is part of Themis Group, Inc.’s online media arm Themis Media, and currently generates over 28 million page views each month.
About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday, February 6th, 2010 from 10AM to 9PM at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again deliver industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. The entire family can enjoy a day filled with learning and fun as you explore all that the video game industry has to offer. Learn how games are created, while exploring the available education and career opportunities.