there are three contests through which fans can submit a piece of artwork, a video or a photograph of their own creation that commemorates the impact of Halo – in exchange for prizes including a walk-on voice acting role in a Red vs. Blue Rooster Teeth production and other prizes
As Halo Fest’s official media partner, IGN will deliver fans unparalleled, extensive Halo coverage leading up to, during and following the first-of-its kind event through a dedicated IGN Halo Fest mini-site: http://go.ign.com/halofest2011.
IGN’s coverage of Halo Fest will include extensive video coverage of select Halo Fest tournaments and events – including live webcasts of select Halo Fest panels – as well as teaser articles, behind-the-scenes studio access, VIP interviews, contests and much more. Leading up to Halo Fest, IGN will feature detailed schedules for panels, tournaments and challenges in the Hopper area, and a sneak peak at some of the exclusives of Halo Fest – both giveaways and special appearances.
“The 10 year anniversary of the Halo franchise is an important milestone for us, our fans and the industry,” said Frank O’Connor, Franchise Director for Halo at 343 Industries. “IGN’s commitment to quality content for their readers and their awesome footprint in the industry make them a perfect fit to partner with on Halo Fest, letting us share the experience with so many fans out there that couldn’t make it in person.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Microsoft to bring the most in-depth coverage of Halo Fest to millions of rabid fans,” said Tal Blevins, VP of Games Content for IGN Entertainment. “We’re excited to help Microsoft celebrate the indelible mark the Halo franchise has left on pop culture over the past 10 years!”