The Critters are coming!

It’s just shy of two weeks until a bunch of web designers, developers and assorted web folk descend on Cargo in Shoreditch, London for The Critters. Over the past few weeks we’ve had mannequins, video games and award statues rolling into the offices in preperation, and we’re very excited about the night itself!


As you probably know, The Critters is unique in that the winners are decided on the night by live voting, courtesy of Screach. Each category has been narrowed down to 3 nominees by the judges, and over the next week we’ll be doing showcase posts on each category so you can find out a bit more about the shortlisted nominees.

We’re still working on remote voting for those who can’t join us in London, so we’ll update closer to the date about that as well!

The night’s festivities

We’re very excited to have a new member of the Ubelly team joining us, standing in for last year’s star Sad Keanu. This year, we’ll have a sullen space-dwelling man standing around looking unimpressed for you to snap your photo with. The good folks at Booth Nation will be bringing down their retro photo booth to The Critters to snap the attendees, wind machine and all. We’ll also have a couple of retro (and not so retro) arcade machines for you to play around with, and once the festivities are over and all the awards have been awarded, the Nice Boy DJs from Early Doors Disco will be down to play some tunes for those who want to boogie!

Where’s my invite?

Sadly, The Critters is invite only. However, from today through to next Tuesday, we’ll be giving away 2 invites per day to Ubelly folks who want to come down and party with us! All it takes is a tweet of each day’s article (the first one will be later today) with the hashtag #thecritters. We’ll randomly select a person each day and send them an invite!

Published by Luke

Luke is one of Ubelly’s resident social media guys, occasionally switching hats for a bit of design. He is the in-house meme expert, uses foursquare a little too much and gets hot under the collar when it comes to design, usability and gorgeous code.

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