Los Angeles Basketball Stars Corey Maggette and Derek Fisher to Appear at E for All™ Expo ; L.A. Rivals Will Battle for Gaming Bragging Rights, Take on Fatal1ty
FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 5, 2007 – IDG World Expo announced today that L.A. professional basketball stars and video game enthusiasts Corey Maggette and Derek Fisher will participate in a video game competition at the inaugural Entertainment for All™ Expo (E for All™), scheduled for October 18-21, 2007, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Corey and Derek will appear at 3pm on Friday, October 19, to go head-to-head on one of E for All’s gamer stages. E for All Expo is open to the general public, and all attendees are invited to catch the action with Corey and Derek on the 19th.
Corey and Derek will also take on all-star cyber-sportsman, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, known also as the “Michael Jordan of professional gaming.” The competition will be an ultimate showdown between two of professional basketball’s best versus the gaming world’s elite.
"Getting to compete against Corey and Fatal1ty at E for All is an opportunity I couldn't pass up," said Fisher. "Playing video games has always been a cool way for me to hone my competitive skills off the court. I have fun when I play, but I still play to win. I can't wait to test my skills out against these guys!”
"Corey Maggette and Derek Fisher’s appearance is a perfect example of what E for All is all about – a unique, fun experience for anyone who loves video games, from professional athletes and world-class gamers, to parents, kids, students, industry professionals and everyone in-between,” said Mary Dolaher, CEO, IDG World Expo. “We can’t wait to see Corey and Derek in action and look forward to welcoming them to the country’s premiere video game event.”
About E for All™ ( www.EforAllExpo.com )
Produced by IDG World Expo, Entertainment for All(TM) Expo (E for All™) is North America’s premiere video game event. A celebration of video games and the people who play them, the event will bring together the entire game community, from consumers and media to publishers, developers and retailers. The Expo will feature exhibits from leading interactive entertainment companies that will allow consumers to try and buy the newest video games and gadgets. Other event highlights include the Major League Gaming’s competitive gaming tournament, the acclaimed Video Games Live™ concert, celebrity appearances, the Game Developers Conference (GDC) Game Careers Seminar, and "Into the Pixel," an exhibition of video game art. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, GreenXchange Xpo™, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo® and Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.