E for All Expo in October

Posted on February 1, 2007

We 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.

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
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."

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.

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