SEATTLE - July 8, 2008
Gamezebo, the leading editorial Web site and community for people passionate about casual games, and the Casual Games Association today announced that the second annual Zeebys Award Show will be held at Casual Connect Seattle on July 24, 2008. This year, the Zeebys will donate 100 percent of its ticket sales benefiting the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation. To purchase a ticket or to become a sponsor for the awards show, please visit: www.starlight.org/zeebys2008.
With this year’s Zeebys theme as “Casual Games Giving Back,” Gamezebo and the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation are working together to give back to the community. Starlight is a nonprofit that uses entertainment, education and family activities to improve the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families.
"The Zeebys are proud to partner with the Casual Games Association, SomaTone Interactive Audio, Lifetime Network, Pearl Research and TriplePoint to benefit the families of Starlight," says Joel Brodie, CEO of Gamezebo and founder of the Zeebys. “It has been an important year for us in the casual games space, so we look forward to celebrating it at the Zeebys and sharing our success with those in need.”
The Zeebys reward the best in casual games as voted by the general public. With the voting period extended through July 11, 2008, anyone is invited to vote for their favorite casual games of 2007 by visiting http://www.zeebys.com/vote-2.php. Winners will be revealed at the awards show on Thursday, July 24, 2008 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Taper Auditorium located inside Benaroya Hall in Seattle. In addition, Lifetime Networks will record and broadcast the entire show at www.MyLifetime.com.
Gamezebo is the leading editorial Web site and community for people passionate about casual games. Gamezebo features reviews, previews, strategy guides for the latest and greatest in casual games, as well as industry insider editorials and interviews. Gamezebo also provides the social tools to rate, share, and connect with people online who are passionate about casual games. Founded by industry veteran Joel Brodie, former head of business development at Yahoo! Games, Gamezebo is a Webby Nominee for Best-Games Related Site of 2008 and our content is translated and viewed by millions online through our Web site and syndication partners. For more information, go to: http://www.gamezebo.com.
Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation
When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For 25 years, Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation has dedicated itself to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight's programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Through a network of offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Programs are also delivered internationally through affiliates in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom. To learn more visit http://www.starlight.org.
Joel Brodie, Gamezebo
Donna DeDario, Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation
Kate Pietrelli, TriplePoint