E for All Adds to 2008 Lineup with Programs Designed to Educate and Entertain Attendees ; New Programs Include “Gaming Bootcamp: Learn from the Pros” and E for All Education Zone; New Ubisoft Titles Previewed
FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 24, 2008 – Entertainment for All® Expo (E for All®), produced by IDG World Expo, today announced new program additions to its 2008 event, including the “Gaming Bootcamp: Learn from the Pros” and the E for All Education Zone. Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5, 2008, this year’s E for All® will also host previews of Ubisoft’s highly-anticipated Far Cry 2 and Tom Clancy’s End War before they hit the store shelves.
“E for All 2008 has an action-packed line up for video game enthusiasts and casual gamers of all ages,” said Mary Dolaher, Chief Executive Officer of IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events and owner of E for All. “From great games and an educational Bootcamp, to video game competitions for all levels and a program designed for local school students, there’s something for everyone at this year’s event.”
Gaming Bootcamp: Learn from the Pros: This year, on Saturday, October 4(th) at 11:30am and at 2:30pm, E for All will host two on-site Bootcamps open to all show attendees* to provide an introduction on the world of video games from basic “how-to’s” to gaming terms to what’s new and next in games. The meeting place will be at the Education Zone, Booth # 701. Led by video game professional Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, Chris Morell from GamePro magazine and Trina Schwimmer, CEO/Chief Editor of GamingAngels.com, the program offers expert hands-on instruction including tips, techniques and tactics for gaming via PC, console or mobile devices to gamers of all levels. In addition, as part of the program, the pros will lead show floor tours for Bootcamp participants.
*Please note: Registration will be limited, so those interested in attending this free event should reserve their space right away by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ubisoft: A leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide, Ubisoft will preview two of its fall releases at E for All. E for All show attendees will be able to test drive Far Cry 2 and Tom Clancy’s End War before they are able to buy them later this year. The game previews will be available at the Ubisoft booth (#743) at E for All starting October 3, 2008, when the show opens.
Los Angeles Unified School District: On Friday October 3, 2008, up to 600 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) high-school students will participate in the E for All Education Zone. At the all-new Education Zone, where participating students will obtain a deeper understanding of video games and how they can be incorporated into their future careers, speakers – including Fatal1ty – will describe their experience with video games and ways to break into the industry. The students will visit E for All in two groups, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
World Cyber Games National Game Tournament: In addition to these new programs, and as previously announced, E for All will also be hosting the World Cyber Games USA 2008 National Video Game Tournament. The tournament will feature 200 of America's very best players who will compete for the rare chance to make TEAM USA and represent the United States at the WCG 2008 Grand Final, to be held in Cologne, Germany, November 5-9, 2008. The WCG's Grand Final is the culmination of the world's largest video game tournament.
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About E for All® (www.EforAllExpo.com)
Produced by IDG World Expo, Entertainment for All® Expo (E for All®) is North America’s premier video game event. A celebration of video games and the people who play them, the event brings together the entire game community, from consumers and media, to publishers, developers and retailers. The Expo features exhibits from leading interactive entertainment companies that allow consumers to test and buy the newest video games and gadgets. In addition, E for All includes professional game tournaments, educational seminars, celebrity appearances, and much more. For more information, please visit www.eforallexpo.com. Companies interested in learning more about exhibit opportunities, please contact Richard Kazarian at (508) 424-4828, or email email@example.com.
About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment For All™ (E For All™), E3 Media & Business Summit, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) and REVEAL Los Angeles…The Fashion & Design Event™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.