Huge Demand for Internet Entertainment Expo Results in a Second Venue – New York

Framingham, MA – November 13, 2000 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of IT conferences and expositions, today announced an East Coast edition of its newest show, Internet Entertainment Expo (IEX). The demand expressed for this newest production of IDG World Expo compelled the event management company to evaluate additional venues. IEX will open its doors to the producers, creators, developers and followers of on-line entertainment September 10-13, 2001 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

"The decision to launch Internet Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas in March 2001 results from our commitment to providing the single largest event for those interested in expanding their presence in the world of on-line entertainment. The overwhelming response to this launch event forced us to look into additional venues," explains Charlie Greco, president and CEO of IDG World Expo, owners and managers of IEX. "New York was the logical next stop. With New York and Las Vegas dates, IEX will be the blockbuster event to attend in 2001."

Rob Scheschareg, vice president of events for IDG World Expo, adds, "If you have one event to attend in 2001, IEX is it! It is a must-attend for anyone interested in an informative, educational event focused on the exciting world of on-line entertainment. By popular demand, we've brought the show to New York as well."

For more information on IDG World Expo events go to http://www.idgworldexpo.com.

About Internet Entertainment Expo (IEX)

The Internet Entertainment Expo is the premier event dedicated to on-line entertainment. IEX will showcase the tools, services, training and technology needed to create, deliver and access compelling on-line entertainment for the enterprise and consumer marketplace. IEX is committed to exceeding industry standards featuring conference and exhibit opportunities in all of the major categories of on-line entertainment product and service offerings. For the latest conference information, please visit www.ieexpo2001.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces world-class tradeshows, conferences, and events for emerging IT markets around the globe. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of

influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes ASPWorld

Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), LinuxWorld

Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo and Internet Entertainment Expo (IEX). IDG

World Expo is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions.

About IDG

IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 270 targeted web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.