HARDCORE / CASUAL 2018: An Evening to Benefit VGA Gallery
Co-chaired by Antar Jackson and Amy Stricker
Honoring Josh Tsui
Saturday, September 8, 2018
5:30 - 7:30pm VIP Dinner and a Private Exhibition Tour at VGA Gallery, 2418 W. Bloomingdale #102 (VIP Ticket Holders Only)
7:30-10:30pm Hardcore Casual Party at Bloomingdale Art Building Event Space, 2418 W Bloomingdale (General Admission and VIP Ticket Holders)
Enjoy games, art, music, food, drinks at VGA Gallery and Bloomingdale Arts Building while supporting exhibitions and programs in VGA Gallery's 2018-2019 season. At the event, the VGA Global Illumination Award will be given to game developer and documentarian Josh Tsui for his rich contributions to the medium of video games, culminating in this year's release of Insert Coin: Inside Midway's 90s Revolution.
Global Illumination Award: Awarded to one individual each year by VGA Gallery, the Global Illumination Award honors the recipient for deep and significant contribution games and computational art. Past recipients include Katie Salen Tekinbas, John Teti, and Anna Anthropy.
Josh Tsui: Tsui is an accomplished Chicago-based game developer and documentarian who began his career at Midway Games in 1993. An industry veteran and leader in the Chicago game development community, Tsui has held leading roles at Midway, Studio Gigante, EA, and Robomodo. He holds credits for the following titles: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Tony Hawk: SHRED, Tony Hawk: RIDE, Fight Night Round 3, WWE WrestleMania 21, Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus, Mortal Kombat 4, Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, and NHL Open Ice 2 on 2 Challenge. Tsui is currently working on a documentary about Midway Games titled Insert Coin: Inside Midway’s 90s Revolution. Full bio.
Sponsors: Revolution Brewing, Jen Jansen Gallery, DoomCo, SPiN
VGA Board of Directors: Kristin Cass, Jon Cates, Chaz Evans, Ross Hersemann, R.J. Inawat, Antar Jackson, Jonathan Kinkley, Jonathan Krusell, Rob Lach, Kris Mendez, Eric Mittereder, Sabrina Raaf, Jen Rhodes, Jamie Sanchez, Brian Schrank, Teresa Silva, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff, Chris Tourre, Ryan Wiemeyer, Adam Wolek
$45 1 x Early Bird Ticket (Party) / ($50 after Labor Day)
$90 1 x Early Bird VIP Ticket (Dinner + Party) / ($100 after Labor Day)
$500 4 VIP Tickets, free framed VGA print, and Sponsor Recognition