Today, we’re extremely excited to announce that RuneFest 2010 tickets for those who have registered on the RuneFest website will be on sale from 10:00am (BST) on Friday, April 30th. Tickets will then be available on general release the following day (Saturday, May 1st) at 10:00am (BST). The event opens on Saturday, 28th August, running from 9:30am to 7:00pm. Tickets will be priced at £75 each.
But that’s not all! To celebrate the video making talent within the RuneScape community, Jagex will be holding the first Golden Gnome Awards, culminating in a live ceremony at RuneFest 2010.
In a new twist to RuneScape's previous machinima competitions, players can create videos based on two video themes and across three categories for the chance to win a coveted Golden Gnome Award. The two themes are 'Short Story' and 'RuneScape Music Video' (aka RSMV), and the three categories within each theme are 'Machinima', 'Animation' and 'Live Action Video'.
As such, six awards are up for grabs in the following categories:
Short Story in Machinima
Short Story in Animation
Short Story in Live Action Video
RSMV in Machinima
RSMV in Animation
RSMV in Live Action Video
Players will be able to upload their entries to YouTube and send their link to the competition entry address – email@example.com – with 'RuneFest 2010 YouTube Competition' as the subject line.
The RuneScape Community Management team will be providing more information and official RuneScape music tracks for the RSMVs next week.
Once the entries are in, the RuneFest 2010 judges will select their favourite entries for each of the categories. The RuneScape community will then be invited to vote for its favourite in each of the six categories in an anonymous poll. The results will be announced at a live awards ceremony at RuneFest 2010 on Saturday 28th August 2010.
We’ve seen some phenomenal levels of creativity from RuneScape's video making community over the years, and at RuneFest 2010 we’re going all out with our biggest and most comprehensive video competition to date. We can’t wait to meet some of our finest video makers on the red carpet.
For further information on RuneFest 2010, and for full entry details, term and conditions and dates for entry, please visit the RuneFest website. The nominees will also be announced on the RuneFest 2010 website when the poll is opened.