E for All Expo in October
Posted on February 1, 2007We lost the E3 Expo but now we have the E for All Expo. GamePro.com says they chose the E for All Expo out of the 3000 entries they received. The Expo will be held in a soon-to-be-expanded LA Live area adjoining the LA Convention Center and Staples Center.
Mary Dolaher, executive vice president of IDG World Expo, says in a statement, "We've witnessed a growing demand for a consumer-focused interactive entertainment show these last few years - both from consumers and from the industry," says . "E for All Expo will offer an unprecedented opportunity for people who share a passion for games to try before they buy - and to interact with the people who created them."More than 3000 entries were submitted on GamePro.com. The winning entry was proposed by California resident Dante Padre, who has won a trip to the E For All Expo for his submission Padre explained his inspiration behind the E for All Expo name, saying that "this show seems to be about inviting everyone to participate...they even asked gamers to create the name."
The E for All Expo, commonly considered a follow-up to the now-defunct E3 Expo, is officially endorsed by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), making it the video game industry's official go-to expo.E for All Expo will offer consumers the opportunity to test-drive the latest in games and gadgetry, as well as purchase products they enjoyed over the course of the three-day event at on-site retail facilities. Additional attractions are in the works:
- high-profile videogame tournaments
- job fair/networking opportunities
- family-friendly offerings
- the acclaimed Video Games Live concert
The addition of the Video Games Live Concert should add some excitement to the convention. The E for All Expo will be held from October 18-20, 2007 in the Los Angeles Convention Center. This is the same place the E3 convention used to be held.