Felicia Day and Freddie Wong will co-host the 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards this year, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced today.
“I’m thrilled to be hosting the D.I.C.E. Awards this year with Freddie Wong,” said Felicia Day in a press statement. “I presented in 2012 and got a really cool t-shirt, so who knows what I’ll bring home this year. Maybe Randy Pitchford in a suitcase.”
“I’ve been practicing reading off a homemade teleprompter, with the goal of not embarrassing myself in a room full of nerds,” Freddie Wong added. “I’m excited to co-host with Felicia and hope my two days of self-imposed hosting practice will pay off.”
Day is probably best known to gamers for her web series work writing, producing, and starring in The Guild and for writing and starring in Dragon Age: Redemption.
Wong, meanwhile, is a competitive gamer known for his YouTube videos, many of which celebrate gaming culture (look up “The Rocket Jump”).
It will be interesting to see how the two play off each other, especially since D.I.C.E. has traditionally only been hosted by one person (Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick did a fantastic job hosting last year and comedian Jay Mohr had hosted for several years before that).
The D.I.C.E. Awards can be viewed live on Twitch when the show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time (10:30 Eastern) on Thursday, February 6. You can also take a look at D.I.C.E.’s Twitch channel starting on Wednesday, February 5, at 9:45 a.m. Pacific Time (12:45 Eastern) to see some of the panels the show will be offering.