VGA is delighted to announce its most successful Hardcore Casual party to date, netting $2,000 for critical programs in FY17. 80 people packed the Indie City Co-op for an epic night of art, games and libations. VGA presented the Global Illumination Award to The A.V. Club's Editor-in-Chief John Teti, who delivered captivating remarks on game criticism. The event was organized by the Hardcore Casual Benefit committee: Jon Cates, Kristy Conway, Ross Hersemann, Alia Walston, Jen Rhodes, Chris Tourre, Michael Velazquez. Guest enjoyed complimentary Arcade Brewery beer, heavy hors d'oeuvres by Art of Pizza while bidding on a raffle and admiring VGA posters and prints.