Durham, NC – May 6, 2008 – Themis Group, Inc. is proud to announce The Escapist, the cutting-edge online interactive entertainment publication, has won both the Webby Award and the People’s Voice Award in the category of Game-Related Website in The 12th Annual Webby Awards competition for 2008. The Escapist was one of nearly 10,000 entries from all US states and over 60 countries worldwide and will be honored at The 12th Annual Webby Awards in New York City on June 10, 2008.
“As you can imagine, we’re thrilled!” said Julianne Greer, Editor-in-Chief for The Escapist magazine. “We have been humbled by the huge community support during the People’s Voice Award voting process, and now to add to it the Webby from the Academy when we were up against such solid competition is truly awesome.”
The Escapist is the leading online interactive entertainment publication covering the videogame industry and gamer culture. Known for its progressive editorial style, The Escapist provides readers with weekly articles, columns and video content from the industry’s most talented journalists.
Hailed as the “Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. The awards were judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, AKQA Global Creative Director Rei Inamoto, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and The Weinstein Company’s Harvey Weinstein.