On Feburary 5th, the NYU Game Center, in cooperation with NYU-Poly’s Game Innovation Lab, is hosting the Second Annual New York Video Game Critics Circle Awards. The event will be held on February 5th at the Pfizer Auditorium at NYU-Poly.

Daily Show writer Daniel Radosh has been tapped to host the event, which will feature performances by MC Frontalot and Schaffer the Darklord. Presenters include horror filmmakers Larry Fessenden and Graham Resnick, as well as The Magician author and Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman. To round out the event, six members of the NYVGCC will “hold court” to discuss the games and trends of 2012.

After the awards show, there will be an afterparty hosted in the lobby of the auditorium, which will include a performance by Control Group, a new band from Bastion composer Darren Korb.

We hope to see you all there! The show is free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVP is required in order to attend.