”Entertainment for All Expo” (E for All) Opens for Registration
FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 5, 2007 – IDG World Expo today announced that registration is now open for their newest expo: Entertainment for All(TM) Expo (E for All(TM)). Fans and makers of video games and electronic entertainment will swarm upon downtown Los Angeles and the LA Convention Center, October 18-21, 2007, for the event that's expected to be the premiere interactive entertainment experience of the year. Attendees and media can register now at www.eforallexpo.com.
E for All brings gamers face-to-face with the newest and hottest video games and technologies, industry luminaries, competitive game play, and creative innovations. Promising four days jam-packed with attendee game-stage challenges, live entertainment, tournaments, keynotes, concerts, and much more, the E for All experience promises to be the comprehensive video game and electronic entertainment experience that gamers have been waiting for.
"With E for All, we wanted to create an inclusive, interactive environment that all people who are passionate about games can completely immerse themselves in," said Mary Dolaher, CEO of IDG World Expo. "The anticipation for E for All has been extremely high, and we are thrilled to be able to open registration even earlier than expected for the show that consumers have been waiting for."
In addition to test-driving all the hottest in interactive entertainment, and exploring the latest interactive innovations, just a few of the many features that fans, exhibitors, and media can look forward to:
— World Series of Video Games* – An all out "four-ring circus" of competitive gaming. Attendees can participate in head-to-head battles in some of the world's most popular games. Winners will walk away with a portion of $90,000 in prize money. (*To participate in the competition requires a separate registration and fee.)
— Game Stages – The newest and hottest games will be showcased on show floor stages, where attendees can go head to head in fierce competition with a live show floor audience cheering them on.
— Into the Pixel – Video game enthusiasts will love this exhibition that celebrates the art of the video game. E for All will be the first public showing of the 2007 Collection.
— Gamer Lounge – A relaxed space where gamers can unwind and mingle with friends and competitors from all over the world.
— Video Games Live Concert* – Game fans can jam along with their favorite video game soundtracks in this state-of-the-art concert featuring a live orchestra synchronized with game play from blockbuster titles including Mario(TM), Zelda(R), Halo(R), and God of War(TM). (*E for All ticket-holders get premium seating with VGL ticket purchase.)
— Business Zone – A private VIP section for game industry executives from exhibiting companies to meet and discuss business of the day.
About E for All
E for All is a new event created for all people who are passionate about video games and everything related. The Expo was launched in response to strong demand for an event that connects all segments of the market – retail, consumers, media and industry insiders. E for All offers an increasingly diverse consumer marketplace the opportunity to see and try new products before they reach store shelves. Event organizers anticipate its mid-October dates will launch an early and successful holiday shopping season for the industry.
About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) produces tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals 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(TM) (E for All(TM)), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions Summit(TM), Next Generation Data Center(TM) (NGDC(TM)), and SaaScon(TM). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.
About International Data Group (IDG)
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.
IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, "Entertainment for All(TM) Expo" (E for All(TM)), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.