For the kids of course. Not only are 100 percent of the proceeds going to Child's Play, everything from the venue to the giveaways and help running the show has either been paid for by Kotaku or donated.

Here's another reason you should take the time to come to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom: A mountain of swag.

I just went through my current stash of goodies sent me from publishers and there are a ton of neat things we're giving away including more than 70 T-Shirts, a custom straight jacket, a limited edition Brutal Legend statue, a Guitar Hero drum seat, a popcorn machine and a Divinity Dragon knife.

Most of that stuff will be given away as a door prize, though we will be pulling some aside for our silent auction.

We're asking for a minimum $10 donation at the door.

Once inside we will have Rock Band and DJ Hero up on stage for rotation play all night long. We're also going to have a silent auction and, we hope, a few more surprises that we'll be unveiling as we slink closer to the big night.


Special thanks to Gabe of Death of the Arcade for running the stage this year and Greg of Colorado Cutthroat for other secrety, not-yet-announced stuffs. And to AJ for sending out a big box of freebies for the event.

So mark your calendars now: The event will be at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in downtown Denver on Nov. 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. and close at midnight. Be there and have fun... for a good cause.

Now to distract you from all of my outrageous typos, the mountain of swag laid out for picture taking: